Citroen Racing will continue to run the FIA Junior WRC next season to mark a third consecutive season.

The format will remain the same with all drivers in DS 3 R3-MAX machines with the winner receiving a six-rally WRC2 programme in 2017. The championship has hosted several future WRC stars with previous winners including Sebastien Loeb, Dani Sordo, Sebastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans.

Citroen Racing customer manager Marek Nawarecki says he's thrilled to secure another season running the FIA Junior WRC machines and acting as a key support to new talent.

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"The purpose of this formula is to support and encourage the emergence of new talents," Nawarecki said. "We take great care to ensure that there are a variety of surfaces when drawing up the calendar.

"These demanding rallies give the most talented drivers the chance to show what they can do and give all the competitors the opportunity to acquire experience. The international dimension taken by the FIA Junior WRC is important in our opinion. In the space of two years, we have had drivers from 16 different countries, spread across three continents."

This season Quentin Gilbert secured the 2015 championship in Corsica after taking four out of five victories so far this year and the season recommences this weekend with the Rally RACC Catalunya before the season finale next month at Wales Rally GB.