Michelin’s Best of Rally Live released video recap of opening day of 80th edition of Rallye Monte Carlo. Only four stages were enough to stir up proper drama, proving once again that Monte is not to be taken lightly. Ever.
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Sebastien Ogier’s last year’s conflicts with Sebastien Loeb in Citroën eventually led to Frenchman’s departure to Volkswagen. Praised as one of the very few drivers capable of raising Loeb’s blood pressure, Ogier proved he has the speed behind the wheel. During winter break he won Race of Champions, but more importantly he’s very serious candidate...
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.