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WRC 3

The leading two-wheel drive category was launched in 2013 as the intermediate step on the WRC ladder and became instantly popular among younger drivers.

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The cars that lead this championship are reminiscent of the Super 1600 cars that propelled the careers of Sébastien Ogier, Sébastien Loeb, Kris Meeke and Dani Sordo.  

Look out for – Citroën's DS 3 R3T and R3-MAX, the Peugeot 208 R2, the Toyota GT86 R3 and the Renault Clio R3.

Getting technical –

  • R3 cars are the primary category 
  • Two-wheel drive cars only, normally front-wheel drive.
  • 1.6-litre turbocharged engines or up to 2.0-litre normally aspirated units.
  • Six-speed sequential transmission.
  • Also eligible are the smaller R2 cars, as well as the much older Super 1600 and two-wheel drive Group A rally cars.

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