WRC – 2020 RALLY MONTE-CARLO PREVIEW


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A brand novel season of the FIA World Rally Championship kicks off with a reshuffled pack of drivers taking on the oldest, tense and indubitably one of essentially the most notorious occasions on the calendar: Rallye Monte-Carlo (January 23-26).

Winter climate can hold for unpredictable prerequisites on the asphalt roads in the French Alps. Which capability, the drivers can face the complete lot from dry asphalt to snow and ice, frequently within a single stage, making their tyre selection in particular tough and on the total a compromise. It also guarantees to be especially thrilling this year as moderately a complete lot of the sphere’s high drivers will seemingly be tackling this notorious venture while getting conversant in novel machinery.

Ott Tänak takes his newly claimed World Champion title to Hyundai, teaming up with Thierry Neuville, a discontinuance championship rival over the closing few seasons. Sébastien Loeb, a seven-time winner of the event, begins his 2nd phase-time marketing campaign in the i20 Coupe WRC. Toyota enters 2020 with an fully refreshed line-up led by six-time champion Sébastien Ogier. Alongside the Frenchman will seemingly be Elfyn Evans and 19-year-feeble 2019 FIA WRC 2 Pro champion Kalle Rovanperä, who makes his World Rally Car debut because the youngest ever elephantine-time manufacturing unit driver. Two other  Finnish drivers are at M-Sport, with Esapekka Lappi becoming a member of Teemu Suninen, while Gus Greensmith contests the first of nine planned outings in a third Fiesta WRC. Jap driver Takamoto Katsuta also begins an expanded marketing campaign in a further Toyota Yaris WRC.

Hyundai, M-Sport and PH Sport are the early representatives of this class for skilled teams with R5 autos with Nicolay Gryazin and Ole Christian Veiby, Adrien Fourmaux, and Mads Østberg riding for these respective teams. The FIA WRC 3 class for privateer R5 entries aspects 13 drivers on the hole spherical. Rallye Monte-Carlo is also the first spherical of the FIA RGT Cup.

THE 2020 ROUTE

The rally returns to Monaco for the hole ceremony and originate of this year’s event, which will occur in the prolonged-lasting harbour issue on Thursday afternoon. The crews will trusty now face two unhurried-evening phases in darkness, the first of which (Malijai – Puimichel) will seemingly be featured for the first time since 1994. Every other novel test – Saint-Clément-sur-Durance – Freissinières – is incorporated in a loop of three phases around Hole, every bustle twice on Friday, the longest day of the rally. The relief of the route is equal to 2019. On Saturday, a double loop will retract the crews around Hole sooner than a remaining carrier in the French metropolis and the facility assist to Monaco. Sunday aspects two runs every over the legendary Col de Turini test and the La Cabanette-Col de Braus stage, the latter web hosting the rally’s closing Vitality Stage.

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

Media accreditation have to be restful in my opinion by accredited Shuffle Holders at the Accreditation Desk positioned at the Media Center in the Hole Provider Park (Centre Omnisport COSEC, Avenue de Traunstein, 05000 Hole).

The opening hours are:

Monday 20 January: 14: 00 – 18: 00 hrs

Tuesday 21 January: 09: 00 – 20: 30 hrs

Wednesday 22 January: 09: 00 – 21: 00 hrs

Thursday 23 January: 09: 00 – 21: 00 hrs

2020 WRC RALLYE MONTE-CARLO TIMETABLE AND MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday 22 January

Notable media security briefing, Photographers’ Room, Media Center          12: 00 hrs

Autograph signing session, Hole Provider Park                                                            15: 00 – 15: 30 hrs

Notable Shakedown for P1/P2/P3 drivers, Route de la Garde, Hole              16: 00 – 18: 00 hrs

Shakedown (others), Route de la Garde, Hole                                                           18: 00 – 20: 00 hrs

‘Meet the Crews’ Top 3 Shakedown, Hole Provider Park                                           18: 30 hrs

FIA Press Conference, Press Room, Media Centre, Hole Provider Park                  19: 00 hrs

Initiating with P2 & P3 drivers (10’)

Followed by P1 drivers (10’)

Thursday 23 January

Ind. media alternatives with WRC teams & drivers, La Rascasse, Monaco    12: 00 – 14: 00 hrs

Producer & WRC 2/3 car photo, Technical Zone, Quai Albert 1er, MC      15: 00 – 15: 15 hrs

– WRC autos: #8 / #17 / #4

– WRC 2/3 autos: #20 / #21 / #23 / #25 / #41

– Grid Formation with the above WRC & WRC 2/3 autos

Legitimate household photo with P1 crews, Quai Albert 1er, Monaco                             15: 45 – 16: 00 hrs

Ceremonial originate, Quai Albert 1er, Monaco                                                              16: 00 hrs

Rally originate „Monaco – Hole“, Quai Albert 1er, Monaco                                           17: 00 hrs

First car arrives for technical / media zone & remaining carrier, Hole SP                     23: 26 hrs

‘Meet the Crews’ Top 3 Shakedown, Hole Provider Park                                           23: 45 hrs

Friday 24 January

Begin up of Part 2 & 3 “Hole – Hole”, Hole Provider Park                                             07: 45 hrs

First car arrives for regroup, media zone & carrier, Hole SP                                  12: 08 hrs

First car arrives for technical / media zone & remaining carrier, Hole SP                     17: 29 hrs

‘Meet the Crews’, Hole Provider Park                                                                             For the interval of the 48’ carrier

Saturday 25 January

Begin up of Part 4 & 5 “Hole – Monaco”, Hole SP                                                       08: 32 hrs

First car arrives for regroup, media zone & carrier, Hole SP                                  12: 02 hrs

First car arrives for technical / media zone & remaining carrier, Hole SP                     16: 26 hrs

‘Meet the Crews’, Hole Provider Park                                                                             For the interval of the 48’ carrier

Sunday 26 January

Begin up of Part 6 & 7 “Monaco – Monaco”, Quai Albert 1er, Monaco              06: 34 hrs

First car arrives for technical /media zone, Quai Albert 1er, Monaco                13: 48 hrs

Rally Cease – Parc Fermé                                                                                                13: 58 hrs

Podium Ceremony & Sign Giving, Quai Albert 1er, Monaco                                15: 00 hrs

FIA Press Conference, Press Room, Media Centre, Quai Albert 1er, MC            16: 00 hrs

FIA PRESS CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

Wednesday 22 January                FIA WRC

                                                           Ott Tänak (EST), Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Crew

                                                           Sébastien Ogier (FRA), Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Crew

                                                           Esapekka Lappi (FIN), M-Sport Ford World Rally Crew

                                                           Sébastien Loeb (FRA), Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Crew

                                                           Andrea Adamo (ITA), Crew Most critical, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT

                                                           FIA WRC 2

                                                           Adrien Fourmaux (FRA), M-Sport Ford World Rally Crew

                                                           Nicolay Gryazin (RUS), Hyundai Motorsport N

                                                           FIA WRC 3

                                                           Yohann Rossel (FRA)

                                                           Umberto Scandola (ITA)

Sunday 26 January                        Winning FIA WRC 3 Championship crew

                                                           Winning FIA WRC 2 Championship crew

                                                           Top three crews in the total classification

                                                           Representative of the a hit producer

MANUFACTURER WRC ENTRIES, 2020 WRC RALLYE MONTE-CARLO

Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT           Ott Tänak / Martin Järveoja (#8)

                                                           Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (#11)

                                                           Sébastien Loeb / Daniel Elena (#9)

Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT          Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia (#17)

                                                           Elfyn Evans / Scott Martin (#33)

                                                           Kalle Rovanperä / Jonne Halttunen (#69)

M-Sport Ford WRT                        Teemu Suninen / Jarmo Lehtinen (#3)

                                                           Esapekka Lappi / Janne Ferm (#4)

                                                           Gus Greensmith / Elliott Edmondson (#44)

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The 2019 classifications for the total WRC Championships is on hand on the next link:

https://www.fia.com/occasions/world-rally-championship/season-2019/standings

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