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Missed pacenote led to Latvala’s off?

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”.

WRC – Eurosport will film it, FIA will promote it 0

WRC – Eurosport will film it, FIA will promote it

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.

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.

That feeling; why 2012 might be one memorable year! 0

That feeling; why 2012 might be one memorable year!

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...

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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.

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