Next Race - Rally Argentina
Seven weeks after Rally Mexico, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team crosses the Atlantic again to contest the fourth round of the World Rally Championship calendar in Argentina. For the first time in 2015, three DS 3 WRCs will line up at the start.
Mads Østberg and Kris Meeke will be joined in South America by Khalid Al Qassimi. The Abu Dhabi driver currently lies second in the Middle East Rally Championship.
Since returning from Mexico, the technical team has been preparing the three DS 3 WRCs for this rally and planning for the rest of the year. A test session was held in Portugal and development work was done in conjunction with Michelin ahead of the tarmac rounds in the second half of the season.
The Argentina route has been partly revised this year and now centres on four long stages, each in excess of fifty kilometres. The new regulations prevent crews from accessing any information about their performances.
Runners-up at Rally Mexico in their DS 3 WRC, Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson arrive in Argentina with big ambitions. On their fifth appearance in Argentina, they hope to reproduce the same pace they enjoyed in March in order to bring home as many points as possible. They had a good result here in 2012, finishing third behind two DS 3 WRCs.
Still looking to record their first strong result this year, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle return to Argentina equally determined to shine. Supported by the team which has won an impressive nine times at Villa Carlos Paz, they will be making their second WRC appearance at this round. In 2014, they finished on the podium in their debut outing here in the DS 3 WRC.