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Latvala rolls on SS4, Loeb inherits lead 0

Latvala rolls on SS4, Loeb inherits lead

According to still uncofirmed info coming out from SS4, Jari-Matti Latvala rolled on SS4 and is apparently out of rally, since in Rallye Monte Carlo there is no superally.

Loeb only just ahead of Latvala on SS3 0

Loeb only just ahead of Latvala on SS3

Rerun of rally’s first stage again went to Sebastien Loeb, who only just managed to top the time sheet ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala and Petter Solberg was also just over 1 second behind.

Sordo learned a thing about Monte’s snow banks 0

Sordo learned a thing about Monte’s snow banks

Mini posted a photo of damage suffered by Dani Sordo’s Mini John Cooper Works WRC during second stage in Monte. According to Mini, Sordo learned valuable lesson today – Monte’s snow banks are NOT your usual soft banks you can safely lean on, like the ones in Sweden.

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Slicks on the left, studs on the right

Unpredictable character of Monte Carlo stages forces drivers to opt for some unusual tyre combinations. Most crews selected specialized snow tyres for front wheels and slicks for rears, but there are some drivers going for apparently unusual combination of slicks on one side and studded tyres on the other.

Latvala leads after first two stages 0

Latvala leads after first two stages

First half of first leg is behind us and one thing is certain – 80th Monte will be exciting and intense as ever! Even though crews only tackled two stages so far, it was enough to spring some surprises.

Pre event Press Conference 0

Pre event Press Conference

FIA’s pre event press conference gave drivers one more chance to express their expectations and plans ahead of start of Rallye Monte Carlo’s first leg tomorrow morning. Top drivers from all three categories of World Rally Championship attended the conference. Click to read lengthy but very informative transcript of top rallying elite first media “grilling”...

Monte shakedown – photo report by Rallye-sport.fr 0

Monte shakedown – photo report by Rallye-sport.fr

  Before we wrap this day up we’d like to share one more link with you, featuring today’s shakedown and ceremonial start. WRC fans are familiar with Rallye-Sport.fr and their dedication to rally, and this photo gallery proves it once again.

Live Monte Carlo timing (also) on EWRC-results 0

Live Monte Carlo timing (also) on EWRC-results

Besides official WRC website www.wrc.com live results from Rally Monte Carlo stages will be available on several other sites. One of those is EWRC Results – with nice layout and plenty of options it offers relevant information fast. Visit them at EWRC-Results.com

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