CREWS IN C3 WRC

In 2019, still faithfull to the WRC championship, Citroën surrounds itself of two new pairs of crews.

FIGHT FOR THE DRIVERS’ WORLD TITLE

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«When you hire the reigning world rally champions and the crew that has won the last six titles, you have no choice but to be aiming for the drivers’ and co-drivers’ world titles. Given the very stiff competition in the category, however, we are under no illusions about the scale of the task ahead. We’ll be giving our rivals the respect they deserve whilst also showing plenty of persistence and determination. It would appear logical to think immediately of Sébastien when we talk about fighting for the drivers’ title but I am convinced that Esapekka will be determined not to be left out. He’ll certainly get some good opportunities during the season… »

Pierre BUDAR, Citroën Racing Director

SÉBASTIEN OGIER & JULIEN INGRASSIA

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SÉBASTIEN OGIER
Date and place of birth: 17 December 1983 in Gap (France)
Competitive debut: 2006
First WRC rally: Mexico 2008
Number of WRC starts: 136
Best result in the WRC: Six-time world rally champion (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), 44 wins

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JULIEN INGRASSIA
Date and place of birth: 26 November 1979 in Aix en Provence (France)
Competitive debut: 2002
First WRC rally: Mexico 2008
Number of WRC starts: 136
Best result in the WRC: Six-time world rally champion (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), 44 wins

ESAPEKKA LAPPI & JANNE FERM

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ESAPEKKA LAPPI
Date and place of birth: 29 August 1980 in Tampere (Finland)
Competitive debut: 2007
First WRC rally: Finland 2011
Number of WRC starts: 42
Best result in the WRC: 1st (Finland 2017)
Meilleur résultat en WRC : 1st (Finlande 2017)

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JANNE FERM
Date et lieu de naissance : 29 August 1980 in Tampere (Finland)
Débuts en compétition : 2007
Premier rallye WRC : Finland 2011
Nombre de participations en WRC : 42
Meilleur résultat en WRC : 1st (Finlande 2017)

2019 PARTNERS

     A TEAM OF EXPERTS RECOGNISED WORLDWIDE

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TOTAL
2019 marks the 51th anniversary of the partnership between Citroën and Total. More than half a century of cooperation that has been based on four foundations: R&D, manufacturing, sales & marketing and motorsport. From the brand’s production plants to Citroën Racing’s specialist workshops, the famous tagline “Citroën prefers Total” sums up this indestructible link!

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MICHELIN
Citroën and Michelin share so much history together, on both the manufacturing and motorsport fronts. Together, the two companies have claimed five FIA World Rally Championship titles and five FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cups.

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RED BULL
Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid 1980’s. He created the formula Red Bull Energy Drink and developed the unique marketing concept of the brand. Already implicated in motor sports, the famous energising drink is Citroën Racing’s partner in 2019.