A personal favorite of Yves Matton which illustrate the dominance of the Citroën squad during their WTCC years under his direction !
The trio of C-Elysées’ won in their debut race meeting at the Moulay El Hassan circuit in Marrakech, Morocco. Citroën Racing won the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Constructors’ titles, while José María Lopez won three Drivers’ titles.
Here is the number #9 car that Yvan Muller drove in 2015 (2nd in the Driver’s Championship) and then by José Maria Lopez in 2016, in which he won his last World Championship title!
The Peugeot 2008 DKR 16 chassis number C16 that we offer for sale was attributed to Sébastien Loeb with the “DS-768-ZR” number plate for the 2016 Dakar (9th). The nine-time WRC world champion raced it again in July of the same year on the Silk Way (7th). These were its only outings as a factory team vehicle.
Acquired by PH Sport just afterwards with two other examples, it then continued its racing career, with the “EE-940-JS” number plate in the hands of Khalid Al Qassimi (2016 Rally of Morocco and 2017 Dubai International), Harry Hunt (2018 ADDC), Pierre Lachaume (2019 and 2020 Dakar) and, finally, the 74-year-old veteran, Jean-Pierre Strugo! (2021 Dakar).
Car built in 2005 by Prodrive for the official Subaru World Rally Team program in the World Rally Championship. Petter Solberg, 2005 World Vice-Champion, has contested three rallies with it.
The Subaru Impreza S11 WRC “HC54 WRC” is the 7th chassis of its generation built by Prodrive. The career of this chassis got off to an ideal start at the Cyprus Rally 2005 as Peter Solberg set the fastest time in the very first special stage, the 38 km-long Lagoudera stage. When fighting with Loeb for the victory, Solberg was slowed down by electrical problems which would eventually cause his retirement.
The PRO.05.007 chassis made its return to the World Championship during Rally Finland, the tenth round of the championship, still in the hands of Petter Solberg. First leader of the event, the Norwegian set three fastest times and finished just off the podium.