WRC3 features cars that comply with exactly the same technical regulations as WRC2, but is designed for privateer drivers only.
There are titles for drivers and co-drivers and competitors count their best five scores from seven rounds. Specific requirements will be added to restrict entries to ‘aspiring drivers developing their skills’.
Look out for: Citroën C3, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo and Skoda.
- Technical Group: Rally2
- At least 2500 examples of these road cars must have been manufactured in the previous 12 months
- 1.6-litre, fuel injection, turbocharged, four cylinder engines fitted with a 32mm air intake restrictor
- Power output about 285bhp
- Cylinder block and head based on those in the standard road car
- Modifications allowed to crankshafts, con rods, pistons, cylinder linings, valves and camshafts
- Permanent four-wheel drive, five-speed sequential gearbox with paddle-shift on steering
- Mechanical front and rear differentials
- 7 x 15inch wheels for gravel, 8 x 18inch wheels for asphalt
- 300mm diameter brakes for gravel, 355mm for asphalt
- Weight: 1230kg minimum. 1390kg with driver and co-driver