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The World Rally Championship 2017

The World Rally Championship 2017 will feature more brands than last year, with up to four official teams ( Hyundai, Citroen, Ford and Toyota ) to run with cars of new generation WRC , more powerful and faster due to new technical standards. More power, less weight, more grip, the more important of aerodynamics and safety are some models key to understanding the major changes of the new cars points WRC that will be in the World Cup. Some prototypes that can only use the official teams and which, according to specialists and pilots, will mean a real revolution in the championship. MD presents the main cars that will see this year's World WRC which starts this weekend in the Rally Montecarlo 2017 :

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Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC 2017

After the farewell of Volkswagen Motorsport , the great dominator of the World Rally Championship in the past four years, Hyundai is seen as one of the favorites for the title and Constructors ' and Drivers with its new i20 Coupe WRC 2017 , a car next generation WRC that Adapts to the new technical regulations of the maximum category of the championship, increasing the power of its vehicles, its width, its grip and the aerodynamics. That is why the i20 presents this spectacular aspect. But beyond the beauty, it is proposed as one of the most reliable cars for Neuville , Sordo or Paddon can achieve great things this season.

Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2017

The Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2017 may be one of the most positive news of the championship. Ogier did not hesitate to join the project of Malcolm Wilson in M-Sport after testing the car and performing a test with Toyota. The Frenchman had it clear, is that the British structure seems to have finally made a winning bet this campaign and the signing of Ogier just be the icing on all the work that has been done in the car.

The Frenchman will drive a Ford Fiesta last generation which it hopes will improve the performance of the team in Cumbria last year. "More than 95 percent of the car has been designed from scratch and our team has had what it wanted to build the best possible vehicle. No expense was spared and we started the 2017 season with one goal in mind: to return to the top of the podium, "said Wilson, who will join the dream of working with Ogier a very competitive car.

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"Designing a new car from a blank sheet has allowed our team to study each component to produce the lightest and most innovative car possible , " said the chief engineer of M-Sport, Chris Williams , recalling that "it has not been An easy road, but we know the potential of this car. " With it, Ogier seeks his fifth consecutive title to continue his reign.

The Ford Fiesta Sébastien Ogier will be the only vehicles carrying M-Sport in the colours of Red Bull , sponsor four- time world rally.

Different decoration for Ött Tänak and Elfyn Evans

Ott Tänak (Estonia) and Elfyn Evans (Great Britain) lead the other two Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2017 as teammates Sébastien Ogier. Both will have a different decoration Sébastien Ogie r, by not having Red Bull as a sponsor.

Both seek to exploit the large bet made by M-Sport in your car, evolved over recent months by self Ogier to improve on the final details, to improve their performance in their final years. Tänak , which will be the second driver behind Ogier, finished eighth in the World Cup.

Toyota Yaris WRC 2017

Toyota returns to the World Rally Championship after 17 years of absence, and does so with more enthusiasm than ever to spring a surprise. Tommi Makkinen leads the project of a Toyota Gazoo Racing who talks a lot Finn. A Juho Hänninen (second pilot), was joined by his compatriot runner - up in 2015, Jari-Matti Latvala , as chief pilot of the team. The former Volkswagen Motorsport will be the pillar of the team in his return to the championship. It will be necessary to see if they have managed to create a car that can compete for the triumphs. At the moment, the only thing known is that Ogier tried it and was dissatisfied with his performance, especially the suspensions. However, Latvala made clear weeks before the Monte Carlo Rally that he hoped to overcome those problems.

Citroen C3 WRC

Citröen returns to the World Cup after a sabbatical year in which the French company intends to focus its efforts on creating the next - generation car, according to the new regulations for 2017. This is the C3 WRC , a vehicle with which Kris Meeke and Stéphane Lefebvre run this campaign in the top flight of world to try to return to the gala to the top signature.

Although the team has ensured that this is a year of "first contact" for Citroen , Volkswagen goodbye

makes it considered one of the favourites for the title teams.

The new Citroen C3 WRC 2017

Citröen DS3 2017

Craig Breen run a DS3 in the first round of the championship in Monte Carlo , and this Monday was confirmed that also will in Sweden . It was expected that the Swedish snow on the British could have a C3 WRC 2017 I like their classmates, but for now will settle for the DS3 .

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