Official sources within Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) have confirmed that Eurosport will carry out TV coverage of upcoming 80th edition of Rallye Monte Carlo.
At the same time, ACM admitted they had no other choice but to abandon possible link-up with Stage One Technology in order to secure timing and tracking services. Instead, ACM will use it’s own resources to keep time and provide safety tracking of crews on stages.
According to various sources, Stage One Technology, which provided timing and tracking services to former WRC promoter North One Sport, might re-enter WRC at later stage.
See ACM’s full statement after the jump.Full ACM press release follows:
A few days before its start, the 80th Monte Carlo Rally, organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) is confronted with the non-fulfilment of services which should have been provided by North One Sport (NOS), former Promoter of the World Rally Championship.
Unable at this late stage to await the outcome of unlikely negotiations, the ACM has no other option but to arrange by its own means the timing and tracking of the Event which were the responsibilities of NOS up to now through Stage One Technologies.
This situation also applies to the TV production, broadcasting of the Race and Internet. There again, the ACM took steps by contracting with Eurosport S.A to ensure the best coverage of the Event.
These decisions will allow the 80th Monte Carlo Rally to take place on the 17 January 2012 and the scheduled Race programme to be scrupulously maintained.
The 80th Monte Carlo Rally shall remain on this year’s World Championship’s schedule regardless of the designation of the Promoter.
The ACM does not wish to make any further comments.