Citroen is engaging in a the most important pre-Rally GB take a look at in Wales this week to make a decision whether or not it deploys suspension updates for the following Global Rally Championship spherical.
The group won’t make a decision on whether or not the brand new portions it has to be had for subsequent month’s rally might be utilized in pageant till the three-day take a look at is finished.
The paintings is being performed through WRC champion Sebastien Ogier, team-mate Esapekka Lappi and take a look at driving force Eric Camilli.
Citroen has been running on upgrades to the C3 for the reason that first part of the yr and those enhancements to the suspension and chassis have been initially scheduled for Rally Finland in early August.
Now group predominant Pierre Budar says it’ll be the drivers’ name on whether or not to make use of them.
“It is determined by the results of the take a look at if we can use the brand new portions,” Budar informed Autosport.
“It is extra within the suspension, chassis and differential. Whether it is giving us some further sure issues at the set-up for Wales we can use it.
“Needless to say we need to fortify the traction and the grip, it is referring to this.
“It is rather a vital step if we use it – it’s new homologated portions.”
Ogier talked down the significance of this week’s operating, announcing “we have now not anything actually new for the auto” after main Lappi within the Rally Turkey one-two that revitalised his name possibilities closing weekend. He’s now again inside 17 issues of championship chief Ott Tanak.
Citroen has now not received in Wales since Sebastien Loeb’s 2010 victory, with Kris Meeke’s 2d position in ’15 (pictured beneath) its closing podium there.
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