With previous experience at the WRC’s top level with Citroën’s works team, Stéphane Lefebvre is tackling WRC2 in 2022 with the French manufacturer’s C3 Rally2.
Lefebvre made his mark in rallying quickly, finishing third in France’s Renault Twingo R2 Trophy in his debut season in 2010. Four years in the Volant Peugeot series followed and he was runner-up in 2012 and 2013.
He also graduated to the European Rally Championship in 2013, finishing second in the two-wheel drive category with the Peugeot Rally Academy squad.
In 2014 Lefebvre took the sport by storm. He won the Junior WRC with a round to spare in Citroën’s DS3 R3T after winning in Portugal, Poland and Germany and also won the WRC3 title. He carried off the European junior crown in a Peugeot 208 and finished second in the two-wheel drive standings.
He graduated to WRC2 in 2015, opening his campaign with victory at Rallye Monte-Carlo, and his development continued with five rallies at the wheel of a DS3 World Rally Car.
Starting 2016 with a new co-driver in Gabin Moreau, Lefebvre was eager to prove himself to Citroën in a World Rally Car. His season was interrupted by a big crash in Germany that left both men in hospital but they recovered well and were named in Citroën’s 2017 line-up.
They scored two top six finishes in a C3 WRC and were a natural choice to lead the development of the R5 version in WRC2 in 2018. Teething issues cost early in the year and they eventually finished 13th.
The Frenchman took a step back from WRC action to contest national rallies through 2020 and 2021, but returns to WRC2 for 2022 with a Citroën C3 Rally2. He will contest at least four rallies.
|Date of Birth||16.03.1992|
|First WRC rally||2013 (Rallye de France)|
|WRC stage wins||3|
|WRC2 stage wins||23|
|WRC3 stage wins||32|