Loeb extends his lead after morning loop 0

Loeb extends his lead after morning loop

First run through today’s stages of Rallye Monte Carlo saw overnight leader Sebastien Loeb further extending his lead. Frenchman is now comfortably ahead of pursuers, led by remaining Ford driver Petter Solberg.


Peugeot’s withdrawal does not affect Citroën

Peugeot announcement of immediate cancellation of it’s endurance racing programme caused quite a storm yesterday. Even rallying community was shocked by French’s company withdrawal from Le Mans racing, more so since Peugeot forms market and production alliance with WRC champions Citroën.


Seb Ogier’s day one photos

Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia were all smiles during today’s first leg of Rallye Monte Carlo. French duo showed amazing pace in their Škoda Fabia Super 2000 and holds on to fourth place in general classification after first four stages. ( see our separate story regarding Ogier’s performance today ) Like many other drivers and...

Mini’s review of day one 0

Mini’s review of day one

At the end of a challenging day one of the Monte Carlo Rally the MINI WRC Team crews of Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) and Pierre Campana (FR) and Sabrina de Castelli (FR) were second and eighth respectively after 134.70 kilometres of competition over four stages. The weather was cold and dry...

Strong start for M-Sport in the Principality 0

Strong start for M-Sport in the Principality

As the 80th Rallye Monte Carlo got underway in Valence today, there was an impressive showing from the WRC’s leading privateers, the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team. On a day when tyre choice was key, the M-Sport crews showed real maturity in their selections, rewarded with some impressive times from all three drivers. Come the...


Loeb and Elena already in front – Citroën’s report

Disputed on stages in the Ardèche, day one of the 80th Rallye Monte-Carlo more than lived up to expectations. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena let their driving do the talking as they chalked up three fastest times out of four. The eight-time World Champions ended the first day at the top of the standings.


Video recap of Day 1

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.