Twelve 2017 cars for Tour de Corse

Written by Martin Holmes on .

The 83 entries for the all-asphalt Tour de Corse (April 7-9), round four of this year’s FIA WRC series, including a record 12 2017 version World Rally Cars.

Dumas Monte CarloRomain Dumas driving his Porsche 997 GT3 4-litre in the Monte Carlo Rally. (Photo: Holmes)There are 15 entries in both WRC2 and WRC3, two R-GT cars (Dumas’ Porsche and Delecour’s Abarth 124 Rally), but no WRC Trophy cars.  

The overall number includes 17 cars running under French national rules, while the 15 WRC3 cars include 10 running in the new Fiesta-based WRC Junior category.  

Two French non-seeded drivers are entered in earlier version Fiesta World Rally Cars, and in total there are 22 R5 cars.  

This is the first time Citroen’s three top drivers (Meeke, Breen and Lefebvre) face each other in equal cars, but Toyota again only enters two cars.  

This will be the second outing for the OneBet Jipocar team, this time one with a single car for Mads Ostberg.   
- Martin Holmes