FIA awards Junior WRC tender to Citroen, M-Sport deal ends

Junior runners to use Citroen DS3 R3Ts in 2014 and 2015
Citroen will become the exclusive supplier of cars for competitors in the 2014 and 2015 FIA Junior World Rally Championship, the FIA has announced.

The identically-prepared Citroen DS3 R3Ts will all run on Michelin tyres and fuel from the FIA's designated supplier.

The decision to go with Citroen ends the deal with M-Sport, which had supplied Fiesta R2s in 2013, and before that in 2012 and 2011, albeit when the JWRC ran as the 'WRC Academy'.

The 2014 FIA Junior WRC Championship will be contested over six European rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship, with drivers counting all scores towards the Championship title.

The winning driver will get the chance to contest six events in the 2015 FIA WRC 2 Championship driving an R5 car.

“The Junior WRC Championship is designed to be an accessible and cost-effective first step on the ladder for aspiring youngsters under the age of 26, its single-make formula providing an equal opportunity for all the contenders,” the FIA noted.

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