PH Sport is proud of the fact that Citroën Racing has put their trust in it to run their works program in WRC2. In 2013, the Langres-based team helped Robert Kubica to win the title and it will try to achieve the same result with Lefebvre. The season will kick off at the Tour de Corse (5-8 April). Simone Tempestini will also have a C3 R5 for three rallies in WRC2 as a reward for his results in a DS 3 R5 in 2017.
Bernard Piallat, PH Sport manager, said, “We’re delighted to have been chosen to run the Citroën Racing works programme. It’s the continuation of a long on-going collaboration and we hope that this season will be crowned with new victories. It’s also a great pleasure to work with Stéphane Lefebvre again with whom we won the Junior WRC and the WRC3 in 2014.”
“The potential of the C3 R5 looks very promising and we’ll do our utmost to contribute to its success. Several clients have already shown interest in renting our cars. The first is Benoit Vaillant who will race in the French Championship’s second division,” he added.
In parallel to running the Citroën Racing programme PH Sport is also renting out three more C3 R5s. This quick, versatile car that’s as much at home on tarmac as it is on gravel is eligible for a raft of national and international championships (WRC2, ERC, MERC etc.).