Twitter is buzzing with news of Jari-Matti Latvala premature exit from the Rallye Monte Carlo. Finn crashed out on final stage of the day and is out of the rally as Monte does not offer superally “ressurection ticket”.
Category: WRC News
Autosport reports of latest developments in ongoing saga regarding new media promoter and TV producer for World Rally Championship between FIA and Eurosport. After former media rights holder North One Sport went into administration and was stripped of it’s role in WRC, Eurosport emerged as only serious contender. However, it’s not that easy a fix.
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.
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.
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”...