Citroen to field third DS3 WRC in Argentina

Khalid Al Qassimi joins Kris Meeke and Mads Ostberg in Citroen's DS3 WRC line-up for Argentina

Khalid Al Qassimi joins Kris Meeke and Mads Ostberg in Citroen’s DS3 WRC line-up for Argentina

Citroen will add the experienced Khalid Al Qassimi to its line-up for Rally Argentina later this month.

The Abu Dhabi-backed Emirati driver will embark on his first World Rally Championship start of the season in the fourth round.

Qassimi’s presence will add to incumbents Kris Meeke and Mads Ostberg

A healthy line-up of 14 WRC cars are entered among the 60 officially received for the April 23-26 rally.

Former world #3 tennis player David Nalbandian has also entered his home rally in a Chevrolet Agile.

Rally Argentina is conducted in the Cordoba region where floods devastated the province earlier this year, ruining 1500 homes and destroying two major bridges.

The passage of roads for the Saturday and Sunday legs escape much of the devastation however Friday’s schedule sees the 52km Agua de Oro-Ascochinga stage ends in the village of Ascochinga which had to be evacuated at the height of the floods.

However organisers have not been forced to modify any of the routes.

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