Citroën Saxo Profile

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Citroën Saxo General Information

May we please refer you to the Peugeot 106 Maxi story for this. Not only that the Citroën Saxo and Peugeot 106 are closely related cars on the road and as rally cars. Of both there were similar rally versions and programs as well. The 106 Maxi story includes some background explaining the difference between F2 and S1600.

You will find that we have 3 different groupA based Citroën Saxo in this database. The normal groupA Saxo VTS was often a Citroën Cup car from their one-makes-series. Such it was not even full groupA, while the body would look standard, as in line with normal groupA. Then we had the F2 Citroën Saxo Kit Car. This had all the full F2 body kit, like the Peugeot 106 Maxi. This car was mainly used in France by quite a selection of drivers, but also Niall McShea delivered a few very spectacular drives in one in the UK. This F2 car was created before the S1600 category even existed. Never mind the Saxo always was a 1600cc car, Citroën fancied the kit car rules and turned their Saxo into one nevertheless. When the S1600 category started, these S1600 rules did not allow quite as much freedom as the F2 rules. From the body kit the S1600 and F2 Saxos look absolutely identical. But the S1600 Saxo had some lesser tuned engine auxiliaries and a less sophisticated sequential gearbox.

For trying to have a fair balance in the database it seems weird to have the groupA Saxo spread over 3 categories like 3 different models. The Saxo was probably lucky that Citroën didn't have an equivalent to the best selling Peugeot, the 206, at the time. Because Citroën's range uses Peugeot technology completely and of each Citroën model you find a Peugeot equivalent. When the S1600 rules came, Peugeot just launched the new 206 model and that spelled the end of the 106. However for Citroën the Saxo career in rally classes was comparable to that of the 106, from challenge spec 140BHP mini-groupA to monster F2 kit car. However the Saxo career carried on in S1600 when Peugeot swapped to the 206 model for competition.
 

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Citroën Saxo Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Citroën Saxo Kit Car (97-22) 220/8500 200/7000 3718.1719.1360 890 (3.95) FWD (2385)

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Citroën Saxo Results

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
14th. 2001 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Bugalski J. Chiaroni #20 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
15th. 2001 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo S. Loeb D. Elena #37 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 2000 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Pellerey J. Boyer #44 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 2000 WRC Acropolis Rally P. Bugalski J. Chiaroni #38 [UNKNOWN] 5:36:55.3
16th. 2000 WRC Tour de Corse P. Bugalski J. Chiaroni #28 [UNKNOWN] 4:22:13.1
28th. 2000 WRC Tour de Corse J. Puras M. Marti #30 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
35th. 2000 WRC Rallye San Remo J. Puras M. Marti #48 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
15th. 1999 WRC Rallye Catalunya D. Guixeras J. Mercader #42 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
19th. 1999 WRC Tour de Corse S. Loeb D. Elena #49 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
21st. 1999 WRC Rallye San Remo S. Loeb D. Elena #107 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
22nd. 1998 WRC Rallye Catalunya S. Vallejo . UNKNOWN #43 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 1997 WRC Tour de Corse P. Magaud M. Perin #11 [UNKNOWN] 4:48:21

Citroën Saxo Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 2001 WRC Tour de Corse B. Tirabassi S. le Gars #30 [UNKNOWN] SS2 crash
Ret. 2001 WRC Tour de Corse G. Fiori . UNKNOWN #33 [UNKNOWN] SS4 driveshaft
Ret. 2001 WRC Rallye de Portugal P. Bugalski J. Chiaroni #54 [UNKNOWN] SS4 crash
Ret. 2001 WRC Rallye de Portugal T. Raadström T. Thörner #55 [UNKNOWN] SS4 crash
Ret. 2001 WRC Swedish Rally S. Loeb D. Elena #64 [UNKNOWN] SS9 engine
Ret. 2001 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo J. Puras M. Marti #21 [UNKNOWN] SS4 gearbox
Ret. 2000 WRC Rally of Great Britain N. McShea M. Orr #60 [UNKNOWN] SS8 ?
Ret. 2000 WRC Rallye San Remo P. Bugalski J. Chiaroni #45 [UNKNOWN] SS7 gearbox
Ret. 2000 WRC Tour de Corse G. Fiori M. Bastelica #67 [UNKNOWN] SS17 crash
Ret. 1999 WRC Rallye Catalunya S. Loeb D. Elena #44 [UNKNOWN] SS8 crash
Ret. 1999 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo J. Puras M. Marti #25 [UNKNOWN] SS1 engine
Ret. 1999 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Bugalski J. Chiaroni #23 [UNKNOWN] SS5 driveshaft