Yohan Rossel

Biography

After winning the French Motor Sport Federation’s Rallye Jeunes FFSA initiative in 2013, Rossel contested the 2014 French championship with a Citroën DS3 R1. 

His FIA World Rally Championship debut came the same year in his native France with a DS3 R3T car. He finished an impressive fifth in the Junior WRC category, but was excluded after the finish due to a homologation issue. 

Rossel netted a series of podiums during sporadic Junior WRC outings through 2015 and 2016 before upgrading to a four-wheel drive Citroën DS3 R5 the following year, which carried him to third on his WRC2 debut in Corsica. 

After winning the 2018 Volant Peugeot series in France with a 208 R2, he acquired a Citroën C3 R5 and became the 2019 French champion. The victory propelled him to WRC3 for 2020. He finished 12th in the series after starting just four events. 

The Frenchman’s breakthrough year came in 2021 when he steered his Citroën to the WRC3 title following a close battle with Kajetan Kajetanowicz. 

He has graduated to WRC2 for 2022 and will once again drive a C3 with new co-driver Benjamin Boulloud.

Statistics

Nationality FRA
Date of Birth 13.02.1995
Birthplace France
First rally 2014 (Rallye de France)
WRC2 victories 2
WRC2 podiums 2
WRC2 stage wins 10
WRC3 victories 3
WRC3 podiums 8
WRC3 stage wins 49
Co-Driver Valentin Sarreaud