Pirelli announces car of choice for 2013’s Star Driver rally

20th August 2012

Italian tyre maker Pirelli has confirmed that the Citroen DS3 R3 will be the selected vehicle for competitors in next year's Pirelli UK Star Driver scheme.

The programme, established in 2008, gives aspiring rally drivers the chance to undertake a full British Rally Championship campaign.

“We are also looking forward to working with Citroen in 2013 and running the Citroën DS3 R3 for the very first time. The car has proved itself as a worthy contender for winning championship titles," said Matthew Corby, Pirelli UK motorsport operations manager.

Star Driver challengers have been picked from each of the six qualifying rallies at this year's British Rally Championships, with an automatic nomination having already been awarded to the current British Junior Rally Champion, Gary Pearson.

Mark Donnelly, Matthew Cathcart, Tom Cave, Jussi Kumpumaki and Osian Pyrce have also been selected for the 2013 race so far, with one more contender to be declared after the closing round of the championship, International Rally Yorkshire, which takes place on September 28th and 29th 2012.

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