Citroen Racing has agreed to allow PH Sport to offer the 2017 C3 WC car to privateers in the sport, but Citreon won't let any old tom dick or harry to drive the car,

The FIA have stipulated that the new gen rally cars cannot be driven by anyone, and by anyone they mean drivers who do not have the right experience(in the FIA's eyes).

The FIA isn't allowed to stick it's nose into club/national events so PH Sport will run the assessment, driver by driver:

"We're very proud to have been chosen by Citroen Racing to offer a C3 WRC for hire," said Piallat.

"It's not just any old car and it's logical that the Citroen C3 WRC on offer is reserved for drivers with enough experience to get the best out of it.

"We're delighted to invest ourselves in an ambitious sporting project as we did in the past with Sebastien Loeb, Sebastien Ogier and Stephane Lefebvre."