2011 WRC season guide

2011 WRC season guide

The World Rally Championship begins in Sweden this weekend with new rules, new cars and, eventually some new teams. Matt Beer runs through the contenders and outlines what to look out for in what could be the most exciting season in years


Having won seven straight drivers' titles with Sebastien Loeb and clinched six of the last eight manufacturers' crowns, Citroen was indisputably the top dog of the previous rules package. But it has hinted that it could start 2011's new era as a relative underdog, with Ford considered to be further advanced with the development of its Fiesta than Citroen is with the new DS3. You still wouldn't underestimate a team with Citroen's recent record, though.

Sebastien Loeb

Nationality: French

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