the unveiling in 2003 of C2 CitroŽn Sport at the 73rd Geneva Motor
Show, CitroŽn is clearly demonstrating a long-term commitment to motor
sports. After a build-up of several years, with particularly fruitful
and rewarding results in recent sporting events, CitroŽn decided to
combine the vitality of its concept car department with the know-how of
CitroŽn Sport to express a futuristic vision of motor sports. The
result: the C2 CitroŽn Sport concept car.
A long-term sporting commitment
Following a string of victories claimed by the Xsara Kit Car, the Xsara T4 and – today – the Xsara WRC, CitroŽn is taking part in all the events of this year’s World Rally Championship (WRC) for the first time in its history.
began its worldwide campaign on a high note by securing the first three
places in the first event of the season – the Monte Carlo Rally – with
the Xsara WRC. A historic hat-trick won by Sťbastien Loeb / Daniel
Elena, Colin McRae / Derek Ringer, and Carlos Sainz / Marc Marti
In 2002, CitroŽn had already made its mark in a host of international and national championships.
enjoyed success in the Junior World Rally Championship, with the title
won by Spain’s Dani Sola and his Saxo Super 1600, and the second and
third places secured by Italy’s Andrea Dallavilla and Finland’s Janne
Tuohino, through which CitroŽn was able to dominate the final podium of
The Marque won more
laurels in Spain, where it came first in the national rally
championship – drivers’ and manufacturers’ categories – with Jesķs
Puras and the Xsara WRC, and in rallycross, where Kenneth Hanson won
his 10th European Championship title at the wheel of his Xsara.
the national championships, 2002 was a great year for CitroŽn teams
driving the Saxo Super 1600, as illustrated by the various championship
titles won in Germany, Belgium, Hungary and Portugal.
CitroŽn also claimed first place in France’s Super 1600 Rally
championship. The two official Saxo Super 1600s took first and third