17 Sep 2018
Despite once again being competitive, unfortunately the C3 WRC – like many of its rivals – suffered in this weekend's brutal conditions, its habitual strength sorely tested by the constant damage caused by the incredibly rough stages.
16 Sep 2018
Having rejoined under Rally 2 rules today, Mads Østberg and Torstein Eriksen confirmed that they undoubtedly had the pace to aim for a podium finish on this tough event, putting together a fine series of three consecutive second fastest times.Khalid Al Qassimi and Chris Patterson also made it to the end of the rally, as their feeling in the car improved throughout the leg. Meanwhile, Simone Tempestini and Sergiu Itu confirmed the extensive potential of the C3 R5 – Citroën's new flagship customer racing product – by finishing as runners-up in the WRC2, securing the car's third podium of the season.
15 Sep 2018
Day two proved to be a chastening experience for all of the manufacturers involved in the championship, with several crews forced to retire. At Citroën, Mads Østberg – Torstein Eriksen fell foul of a turbo failure, whilst Craig Breen and Scott Martin retired after their car burst into flames and burned out. Meanwhile, Khalid Al Qassimi and Chris Patterson made it through this day of purgatory to reach service in Marmaris in fourteenth place.
14 Sep 2018
After grabbing the overall lead with a superb win on the opening speed test – the weekend's hardest stage – Craig Breen and Scott Martin then unfortunately fell back to eighth place, following two punctures inflicted by the sharp stones on the rough Turkish stages. Sadly, the repeated impact of these stones also led to the retirement of Mads Østberg and Torstein Eriksen from fifth overall on SS6 with a broken suspension arm. They had been running in a very strong third place for most of the day. Meanwhile, a technical problem meant that Khalid Al Qassimi and Chris Patterson had to retire for the day.
13 Sep 2018
A taster of the difficulties that lie ahead this weekend, the Rally Turkey shakedown confirmed just how hard the course is set to be on the cars and tyres, as Mads Østberg – Torstein Eriksen, Craig Breen – Scott Martin and Khalid Al Qassimi – Chris Patterson completed the session in seventh, eighth and sixteenth places.
07 Sep 2018
Round ten of the 2018 season will see the C3 WRC experience Turkey for the first time, a country where its elder sister – the Xsara WRC – secured the brand's first win on gravel in the WRC and which will be hosting a world rally championship round for the seventh time. Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT will once again look to Craig Breen – Scott Martin, Mads Østberg – Torstein Eriksen and Khalid Al Qassimi – Chris Patterson to defend its chances.