The official kick-off of the 2019 FIA WRC season: Monte-Carlo
Known for its unpredictable weather conditions, the Monte-Carlo rally will be again an exciting kick-off! Discover below the most essential information you’ll need to have before the racing starts.
Your ‘Rally Road Card’ of the Monte-Carlo race:
||January 24-27, 2019
||Asphalt rally, but the mountain weather could bring along some unpredictable challenges. Expect snow, ice and dry asphalt!
||The most unpredictable rally of the year!
- Two late night stages in darkness in the southern Alps on Thursday
- Two loops of three geographically spaced out tests on Friday
- A double loop of two stages on Saturday
- Two passes over the legendary Col de Turini on Sunday
||Col de Turini, a mountain pass road which normally has ice and/or snow during this time of the year. And if it does not have any of these, the spectators will make sure it has!
|History of this rally
||The Monte-Carlo rally is the oldest rally of the WRC competition. First run in 1911, it was designed to promote Monte-Carlo as a tourist destination, with competitors starting from different European cities before gathering in Monaco.
|Why you need to watch
||This is the first opportunity to see in action the drivers, co-drivers and car line-ups of this season!
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