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Citroën C4 X: the new hatchback opens a rally in Spain

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The new Citroën C4 X arrives on the various European markets with the firm intention of offering tough competition to the Renault Arkana. To help people discover it, Citroën took it to the Sierra Morena Rally to allow the drivers of the Citroën Rally Team to experience the stages at the wheel of the brand's latest electric vehicle.

Registered in the Spanish Rally Super Championship, the Citroën Rally Team perpetuates Citroën's values in a sport where the brand has made a strong impression. Although it has left the World Rally Championship, Citroën remains in rallying where it allows young drivers to take the wheel of the C3 Rally2. For the Sierra Morena Rally, Diego Ruiloba, the team's new double chevron representative, has become the first SuperCER driver to compete at the wheel of a 100% electric vehicle.

The Citroën Ë-C4 X unit sold to the Citroën Rally Team for the Andalusian event by Cosersa, Citroën's dealer in Cordoba, enabled the Asturian and his new co-driver, Ángel Vela, to take notes on the 14 sections that made up the route of the 40th edition of the Sierra Morena Rally (with a total of 595.80 kilometres, divided into two stages: Saturday and Sunday).

The Pravia driver's debut at the wheel of the Citroën C3 Rally2 was as efficient as the energy consumption of the Citroën Ë-C4 X. Diego Ruiloba adapted perfectly to the rally version of the C3 managed by Sports&You, demonstrating from the outset the talent and qualities that led him to be promoted this season to the top category of the S-CER (Supercampeonato de España de Rallies), as a prize for winning the Iberian single brand of Stellantis Motorsport.

Unfortunately, a setback in the last two stages prevented Diego Ruiloba and Ángel Vela from finishing fifth overall and second in the Junior Trophy, but the quick adaptation to the Citroën C3 Rally2 and the performance they showed this weekend were more than positive to start the Citroën Rally Team's fifth journey among the reference teams of the S-CER (Spanish Super Rally Championship). v

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