Who to watch out for in the WRC 3 category in Germany
- Seven crews will do battle in the WRC 3 category, all of whom are competing in Citroen DS3 R3 cars as part of the French manufacturer’s Top Driver series.
- Three of the four drivers who have claimed category wins so far are here. Sebastien Chardonnet, winner in Monte Carlo, leads the standings with a 20 point advantage over Keith Cronin, who won in Finland earlier this month and has a strong asphalt pedigree in his native Ireland. “We have all the cards we need up our sleeve to have a successful race. It’s up to us to play them intelligently,” said Cronin.
- Third-placed Quentin Gilbert will enjoy the switch to asphalt while local boy Christian Riedemann, who won in Italy but failed to score on his other two outings, will be keen to make up ground on home territory. Non-starters include Francesco Parli, due to medical reasons, and Alastair Fisher, who has opted to compete in Rally Northern Ireland this weekend.