2012: In November 2011, the signing of Mikko Hirvonen by Citron was confirmed, following the departure of Sbastien Ogier to Volkswagen who in 2012 will race with a koda Fabia S2000. The pair formed by Loeb and Hirvonen achieved a total of twenty podiums and ten victories, of which five were doublets. In the first round of the year, Monte Carlo, who proved to be returning to the World Championship after a three-year absence, Loeb claimed his sixth win at the Monegasque event. Hirvonen finished in fourth, although in Sweden, he added his first podium with Citron where he was second after his ex-team mate Jari-Matti Latvala. In the third meeting of the year, Mexico, the two drivers achieved the first double of the year, with Loeb at the top of the podium and Hirvonen second. In Portugal, Loeb abandoned by accident what allowed to the provisional Finely, to obtain his first victory with the equipment, although after the test the commissioners disqualified it by irregularities in his Citron DS3 WRC. This, would be a posteriori, the unique Date of the year where the mark would not add any point. In the next four events, all on the ground, Loeb and Hirvonen occupied the first two places of the podium, always with the French in the highest. These results allowed Citron to lead the drivers 'and constructors' championship with a wide advantage over their rivals, with five rallies to finish the championship.  In the first test of the year on asphalt, Germany, Loeb and Hirvone returned To get on the podium, although this time with Finn in the third place. The result of the French earned him to draw his own record of five consecutive victories, which had already achieved in 2006 and 2008.  However in Britain beat Ford driver Latvala while Loeb was second half a minute And Hirvonen could only be fifth. In the Rally of Alsace, Loeb won the victory and mathematically secured his ninth driver's title.
: Citroen DS3 WRC
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