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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New season of World Rally Championship just started of this morning with two stages held high up in the mountains of France, and while we’re still early in the first rally, we cannot help but feel this season might really be something to remember. Click to see what we think about new WRC season and...
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”...
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
Another superb “privateer” video of today’s shakedown emerged on Youtube. Signed by Videos2Rallye it features great shots from first proper action stage of new season, although we will have to wait till tomorrow to enjoy first timed tests.