Citroën C2 Profile

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Citroën C2 General Information

The Citroën C2 replaced the Saxo on the road. It was an interesting, if not unusual change for a road car. In modern globalisation it only makes perfect sense that PSA lets their brands Peugeot & Citroën move closer together. Citroën used Peugeot platforms and Peugeot engines for decades. Interesting however that the Citroën Saxo was a very long serving car that on closer looks shows a very strong relation to the Peugeot 106. However now Citroën replaced the Saxo with 2 cars that in design show no relation to any Peugeot. The C3 is the 5-door replacement to the Saxo. The C2 is the 3-door replacement. Both cars have an independant design and unusually for modern times the C2 is actually clearly shorter than the car it replaced.
- And curiously in contrast to the C3 the C2 is based on the platform of the unusual Peugeot 1007. This as well explains why the C2 had no direct replacement. While in later years the 5-door C3 had straight follow up generations, the C2 model was forced to die when the unusual but unsuccessful Peugeot 1007 was discontinued. Some people see the DS3 as the C2 replacement. The DS3 is indeed a 3-door hatch of the same category, but going far more into posh lifestyle, such being bigger, heavier and more expensive. A shame really, the original C2 was maybe a little too short, but had a very unique, young design and excellent handling. Kind of for Citroen compact hatchbacks of that era see C3 as the car for the masses, C2 as the sporty option and DS3 as the posh option.

Still, following the road car change, it only made sense that on the rally stages the C2 replaced the no more marketed Saxo model too. And it is a worthy successor, even though with its shorter wheelbase it should be more nervous.

After Sébastien Loeb helped as the development and test driver, the C2 Kit Car for JWRC rallying debuted in Rallye Deutschland 2004 with German star Sven Haaf. Sven was the pace setter in the category on the C2 debut until he retired with an electronics problem on the rough Panzerplatte stage. However the mark was done. The C2's first full season in the JWRC was 2005. Carlos Sainz's protegee Daniel Sordo was one of the drivers, while Opel Corsa regular Kris Meeke also changed to the new Citroën. As usual there was an army of Suzuki works cars in the JWRC, but the pair of new Citroën C2 took 1st & 3rd places in the championship! Sordo even took a dominant title, he won 4 events in his 7 starts. Meeke gave Citroën a 5th victory in the 8-round championship. Suzuki in comparison entered 6 cars and only won 2 events all season, poorly supported events at that.
 

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Citroën C2 Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
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Citroën C2 Kit Car (04-22) 225/8500 205/7000 3666.1795.1474 1000 (4.4) FWD (2315)

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Citroën C2 Results

This is an unofficial Car Results list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
12th. 2010 WRC Rally Bulgaria T. Neuville N. Klinger #29 [UNKNOWN] 3:18:21.8
14th. 2010 WRC Rally Bulgaria H. Weijs B. Degandt #23 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
22nd. 2010 WRC Rallye Deutschland H. Weijs B. Degandt #123 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
24th. 2010 WRC Rallye de France Alsace H. Weijs B. Degandt #123 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
27th. 2010 WRC Rallye de France Alsace T. Neuville N. Klinger #129 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
30th. 2010 WRC Rallye de France Alsace M. Arzeno R. Jamoul #132 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
18th. 2010 WRC Rallye Catalunya H. Weijs B. Degandt #23 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
20th. 2009 IRC Rallye Monte Carlo S. Cornu . UNKNOWN #51 [UNKNOWN] 5:41:57.1
17th. 2009 WRC Rally Ireland M. Prokop J. Tomanek #38 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
14th. 2009 WRC Cyprus Rally M. Prokop J. Tomanek #38 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
22nd. 2009 WRC Rallye de Portugal H. Weijs B. Degandt #36 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
21st. 2009 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy H. Weijs B. Degandt #36 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 2009 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy M. Prokop J. Tomanek #38 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 2009 WRC Rally Poland M. Prokop J. Tomanek #38 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
17th. 2009 WRC Rally Poland H. Weijs B. Degandt #36 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
43rd. 2009 WRC Rally of Finland H. Weijs B. Degandt #36 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
14th. 2009 WRC Rally of Finland M. Prokop J. Tomanek #38 [UNKNOWN] 3:17:3.1
12th. 2009 WRC Rallye Catalunya H. Weijs B. Degandt #36 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
22nd. 2008 WRC Rally Mexico M. Prokop J. Tomanek #31 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 2008 WRC Rally Mexico S. Ogier J. Ingrassia #42 [UNKNOWN] 3:58:24.8
12th. 2008 WRC Rally Mexico A. Burkart M. Kölbach #33 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
11th. 2008 WRC Rally of Jordan S. Ogier J. Ingrassia #42 [UNKNOWN] 4:29:57.8
22nd. 2008 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy S. Ogier J. Ingrassia #42 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
19th. 2008 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy A. Burkart M. Kölbach #33 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
31st. 2008 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy M. Prokop J. Tomanek #31 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
20th. 2008 WRC Rally of Finland M. Prokop J. Tomanek #31 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
28th. 2008 WRC Rally of Finland A. Burkart M. Kölbach #33 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
23rd. 2008 WRC Rallye Deutschland A. Burkart M. Kölbach #33 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
19th. 2008 WRC Rallye Deutschland S. Ogier J. Ingrassia #42 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
20th. 2008 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Burkart M. Kölbach #33 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 2008 WRC Rallye Catalunya M. Prokop J. Tomanek #31 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
19th. 2008 WRC Tour de Corse M. Prokop J. Tomanek #31 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
20th. 2008 WRC Tour de Corse S. Ogier J. Ingrassia #42 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
26th. 2008 WRC Tour de Corse A. Burkart M. Kölbach #33 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 2007 IRC Rally of Turkey (Istanbul) S. Jean-Joseph J. Boyère #5 [UNKNOWN] 2:37:24.8
10th. 2007 IRC Ypres Rally S. Jean-Joseph J. Boyère #3 [UNKNOWN] 2:48:30.1
7th. 2007 IRC Rallye Madeira S. Jean-Joseph J. Boyère #8 [UNKNOWN] 3:12:16.9
10th. 2007 IRC Barum Rally Zlin S. Jean-Joseph J. Boyère #7 [UNKNOWN] 2:35:20.9
20th. 2007 WRC Rallye Deutschland A. Burkart M. Kölbach #37 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
19th. 2006 WRC Rallye Catalunya K. Meeke G. Patterson #32 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
30th. 2006 WRC Rallye Catalunya B. Tirabassi J. Renucci #55 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
14th. 2006 WRC Tour de Corse B. Tirabassi J. Renucci #55 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
27th. 2006 WRC Tour de Corse A. Burkart T. Geilhausen #54 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
23rd. 2006 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy A. Burkart T. Geilhausen #54 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
27th. 2006 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy B. Tirabassi J. Renucci #55 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 2006 WRC Rallye Deutschland K. Meeke G. Patterson #32 [UNKNOWN] 3:54:0.7
23rd. 2006 WRC Rallye Deutschland A. Burkart T. Geilhausen #54 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
31st. 2006 WRC Rally of Turkey A. Burkart T. Geilhausen #54 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
20th. 2006 WRC Rally of Turkey K. Meeke G. Patterson #32 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
20th. 2006 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Hänninen M. Sallinen #86 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
24th. 2006 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Burkart . UNKNOWN #54 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
11th. 2005 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo K. Meeke C. Patterson #35 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
15th. 2005 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo D. Sordo M. Marti #41 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
17th. 2005 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy D. Sordo M. Marti #41 [UNKNOWN] 4:35:13.4
20th. 2005 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy K. Meeke C. Patterson #35 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
30th. 2005 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy A. Dallavilla . UNKNOWN #75 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
26th. 2005 WRC Acropolis Rally K. Meeke C. Patterson #35 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
15th. 2005 WRC Rally of Finland D. Sordo M. Marti #41 [UNKNOWN] 3:20:17.8
39th. 2005 WRC Rally of Finland K. Meeke G. Patterson #35 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
13th. 2005 WRC Rallye Deutschland D. Sordo M. Marti #41 [UNKNOWN] 3:46:59.3
14th. 2005 WRC Rallye Deutschland K. Meeke C. Patterson #35 [UNKNOWN] 3:48:24.2
15th. 2005 WRC Tour de Corse D. Sordo M. Marti #41 [UNKNOWN] 3:58:58.2
25th. 2005 WRC Tour de Corse K. Meeke G. Patterson #35 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 2005 WRC Rallye Catalunya D. Sordo M. Marti #41 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
28th. 2005 WRC Rallye Catalunya K. Meeke G. Patterson #35 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
25th. 2004 WRC Rallye Catalunya K. Meeke D. Senior #36 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00

Citroën C2 Retirements

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

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 2010 WRC Rallye Deutschland T. Neuville N. Klinger #129 [UNKNOWN] SS6 engine
Ret. 2010 WRC Rallye Deutschland M. Arzeno R. Jamoul #132 [UNKNOWN] SS10 ?
Ret. 2010 WRC Rallye Deutschland M. Arzeno R. Jamoul #132 [UNKNOWN] SS15 ?
Ret. 2010 WRC Rallye de Portugal T. Neuville N. Klinger #129 [UNKNOWN] SS7 crash
Ret. 2010 WRC Rallye de Portugal H. Weijs B. Degandt #123 [UNKNOWN] SS5 engine
Ret. 2010 WRC Rally of Turkey (Istanbul) T. Neuville N. Klinger #29 [UNKNOWN] SS10 transmission
Ret. 2009 WRC Rallye Catalunya M. Prokop J. Tomanek #38 [UNKNOWN] SS10 crash
Ret. 2009 WRC Rally of Finland H. Weijs B. Degandt #36 [UNKNOWN] SS5 ?
Ret. 2009 WRC Rally Ireland H. Weijs B. Degandt #36 [UNKNOWN] SS14 crash
Ret. 2008 WRC Rallye Catalunya S. Ogier J. Ingrassia #42 [UNKNOWN] SS12 crash
Ret. 2008 WRC Rallye Deutschland M. Prokop J. Tomanek #31 [UNKNOWN] SS9 alternator
Ret. 2008 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy S. Ogier J. Ingrassia #42 [UNKNOWN] SS4 crash
Ret. 2008 WRC Rally Mexico M. Prokop J. Tomanek #31 [UNKNOWN] SS4 electrics
Ret. 2007 IRC Rallye du Valais A. Galli . UNKNOWN #10 [UNKNOWN] SS9 fuel pump
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally of Great Britain K. Meeke G. Patterson #32 [UNKNOWN] SS8 crash
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally of Turkey K. Meeke G. Patterson #32 [UNKNOWN] SS8 suspension
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally of Turkey A. Burkart T. Geilhausen #54 [UNKNOWN] SS5 suspension
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally of Finland K. Meeke G. Patterson #32 [UNKNOWN] SS15 crash
Ret. 2006 WRC Rallye Deutschland B. Tirabassi F. Gordon #55 [UNKNOWN] SS7 crash
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy B. Tirabassi J. Renucci #55 [UNKNOWN] SS11 suspension
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy B. Tirabassi J. Renucci #55 [UNKNOWN] SS15 suspension
Ret. 2006 WRC Tour de Corse K. Meeke G. Patterson #32 [UNKNOWN] SS7 engine
Ret. 2006 WRC Rallye Catalunya A. Burkart J. Bastuck #54 [UNKNOWN] SS2 navigator died in freak accident
Ret. 2005 WRC Rallye Catalunya K. Meeke G. Patterson #35 [UNKNOWN] SS3 ?
Ret. 2005 WRC Tour de Corse D. Sordo M. Marti #41 [UNKNOWN] SS8 ?
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally of Finland K. Meeke G. Patterson #35 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 2005 WRC Acropolis Rally D. Sordo O. Julia #41 [UNKNOWN] SS5 suspension
Ret. 2005 WRC Acropolis Rally K. Meeke C. Patterson #35 [UNKNOWN] SS5 suspension
Ret. 2005 WRC Acropolis Rally D. Sordo O. Julia #41 [UNKNOWN] SS18 suspension
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy K. Meeke C. Patterson #35 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy A. Dallavilla . UNKNOWN #75 [UNKNOWN] SS4 suspension
Ret. 2005 WRC Rally Sardinia Italy A. Dallavilla . UNKNOWN #75 [UNKNOWN] SS10 suspension
Ret. 2004 WRC Rallye Catalunya G. Chicherit M. Baumel #40 [UNKNOWN] SS4 crash
Ret. 2004 WRC Tour de Corse G. Chicherit M. Baumel #74 [UNKNOWN] SS7 ?
Ret. 2004 WRC Rallye Deutschland S. Haaf M. Wenzel #64 [UNKNOWN] SS14 alternator