Portuguese football coach André Villas-Boas will participate in demos with an ex Citroen Racing Citroën C3 WRC in Portugal this weekend as part of the FIA World Rally Championship The 50th anniversary celebrations taking place in conjunction with Portugal Rally.
Villas-Boas is a true rally enthusiast, he competed in the Dakar Rally in 2018 before taking on his home rally in 2021, driving a Citroën C3 Rally2 in the WRC3 assistance category for private pilots. He took part in the round of the Rally of Portugal to publicize his Race for good charity.
the old chelsea the manager has now bought an ex Esapekka Lapi C3 WRC directly from the PSA Group at the end of last year to become part of his private rally collection and he will use this car for the first time this weekend.
“I love collecting prestige cars, I always wanted to own a rally car so I started to investigate. At first I was unsure which rally car to own. I fortunately have a good relationship with the PSA group, and the first car that came out was actually a [Citroën] Loeb’s C4. Villas-Boas told WRC.com.
“It was a great car with six wins, but it needed to be rebuilt. It was actually a car that had been around for a while and was sold by Citroën and then revolved around a few drivers, so the 10 years of his life were very intense.
“Then came the opportunity to buy the C3 from PSA and we managed to come to an agreement and finally I decided to buy it. It’s one of the most amazing cars I’ve ever driven, if not the most amazing. We did a few laps in Lousada, then I took him for a lap in Vieira do Minho, and it’s really something special.