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A decided conclusion to the FIA World Rally Championship is in retailer with ACI Rally Monza hosting this year’s deciding spherical on December 3-6, as a newcomer to the 2020 series.

After Rally Italia Sardinia, the series returns to Italian soil for a first event on the nation’s mainland since 2003. The eminent Autodromo Nazionale Monza – a venue for the Italian Formulation 1 Gargantuan Prix since seventy years – has been hosting dwell-of-season rally occasions since 1978. But it absolutely will be its first time on the WRC calendar. Apart from as phases on the Monza circuit, using the banked oval and sections of gravel moreover to the Gargantuan Prix be conscious, the rally will characteristic more extinct rally tests on mountain roads in the north of Bergamo.

Toyota driver Elfyn Evans has an proper likelihood to possess the WRC drivers’ trophy for the foremost time. The particular contender in the title battle to verbalize the victory more than as soon as to this point this season, the Welshman has a 14-point profit over his group-mate Sébastien Ogier, who will be making an are trying to take hold of his seventh world championship. Hyundai drivers Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak also remain no longer off direction to possess the title, 24 and 28 facets respectively slack Evans.

The battle is closer in the Manufacturers’ standings, where Hyundai has a seven-point margin to Toyota in its makes an are trying to possess the WRC laurels. Hyundai will build Sardinia winner Dani Sordo in its line-up alongside Neuville and Tänak, hoping to capitalise on the Spaniard’s past journey at Monza.

Toyota will field its elephantine-season trio performed by impressive rookie Kalle Rovanperä, moreover a fourth Yaris WRC for Japanese driver Takamoto Katsuta. M-Sport would perchance well have Teemu Suninen, Esapekka Lappi and Gus Greensmith slack the wheel of the Ford Fiestas, while Ole Christian Veiby is situation to step up from FIA WRC2 to force a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC with the 2C Opponents group.

In FIA WRC2, Toksport has took the Teams title on the final event by advantage of their fixed facets-scoring performance and sturdy 1st and 3rd finishes in each and each Turkey and Sardegna. But the drivers’ title is serene to be made up our minds, with Sweden’s Pontus Tidemand, riding a Toksport-ready Škoda Fabia Evo, for the time being leading Norway’s Mads Østberg in a PH Sport Citroën C3 by 18 facets.

In FIA WRC3, it’s miles the Bolivian driver Marco Bulacia who is correct two facets in entrance of the Finn Jari Huttunen. But Poland’s Kajetan Kajetanowicz, who is very very top 13 facets slack his Scandinavian rival, would perchance well likely play the difficulty-maker.

The FIA Junior WRC crown can be situation to be settled, with Latvia’s Martin Sesks leading the series by 10 facets. With 16 stage possess facets available, plus 1.5 times more championship facets for the very top event, five drivers have a mathematical likelihood to buy the title however all eyes will be on Sesks, Swedish challenger Tom Kristensson and Finnish Sami Pajari.

THE 2020 ROUTE

Shakedown takes field at Monza on Thursday morning ahead of a quick tall special opening stage to open the rally in the afternoon. 5 more phases from 10 to 16km in size at Monza put together on Friday. Saturday might perchance be the very top day of the rally, with tests totalling actual over half of the aggressive distance of 241.14 kilometres. The crews will tackle two loops of three phases on closed public roads advance Bergamo, and then dwell the day with a repeat of Friday night’s ‘Gargantuan Prix’ test in darkness. A further speed over that linked stage begins Sunday’s motion, ahead of two passes of ‘Serraglio’ to originate the rally and the season.

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

Media accreditation and attendance is exactly managed with modified phrases below COVID-19 regulations.

Media programs ought to be gentle personally by permitted Pass Holders on the Accreditation Desk positioned at By Carlo Cattaneo 88, Lissone (MB), Coordinates: 45°36’57.5″N 9°15’30.5″E.

The outlet hours are:

Tuesday, December 1:                  14: 00 – 18: 00

Wednesday, December 2:           08: 00 – 20: 00

Thursday, December 3:                               08: 00 – 19: 00

Friday, December 4:                      07: 00 – 14: 00

2020 WRC ACI RALLY MONZA TIMETABLE AND MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, December 2

Mandatory media safety briefing by video conference (major facets TBC)                       17: 00 hrs

FIA Press Conference, by video conference (major facets TBC)                                           19: 00 hrs

– FIA Junior WRC                                                                                                                        19: 00 hrs

– FIA WRC2 and invited drivers                                                                                                19: 10 hrs

– FIA WRC3                                                                                                                                 19: 20 hrs

– FIA WRC                                                                                                                                   19: 30 hrs

Thursday, December 3

Mandatory Shakedown for P1 and invited drivers, Monza Circuit Discover                 10: 00 – 11: 30 hrs

Shakedown for P1, P2, P3 and P4 drivers, Monza Circuit Discover                                 11: 30 – 13: 30

Birth up of Section 1, Monza Circuit Discover                                                                             13: 55 hrs

First vehicle arrives for media zone & Parc Fermé, Monza SP                                           14: 20 hrs

Friday, December 4

Birth up of Section 2, Monza Rally PF Out                                                                             07: 25 hrs

First vehicle arrives for technical zone & regroup, Monza SP                                             09: 40 hrs

First vehicle arrives for media zone, technical zone & regroup, Monza SP                     12: 07 hrs

First vehicle arrives for technical zone & regroup, Monza SP                                            14: 37 hrs

First vehicle arrives for technical zone & regroup, Monza SP                                            17: 10 hrs

First vehicle arrives for media zone, technical zone & regroup, Monza SP                     18: 08 hrs

Saturday, December 5

Birth up of Section 7, Monza Rally PF Out                                                                             06: 38 hrs

First vehicle arrives for media zone, technical zone & regroup, Monza SP                     11: 43 hrs

First vehicle arrives for technical zone & regroup, Monza SP                                            16: 55 hrs

First vehicle arrives for media zone, technical zone & regroup, Monza SP                     18: 08 hrs

Sunday, December 6

Birth up of Section 10, Monza Rally PF Out                                                                           07: 15 hrs

First vehicle arrives for technical zone & regroup, Monza SP                                            09: 37 hrs

First vehicle arrives for media zone, technical zone & regroup, Monza SP                     11: 20 hrs

Rally Create, Monza Rally PF In                                                                                            12: 45 hrs

Podium Ceremony & Price Giving, Monza Circuit Podium                                          14: 30 hrs

FIA Press Conference, by video conference (major facets TBC)                                           15: 00 hrs

FIA PRESS CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

Wednesday, December 2            FIA Junior WRC

                                                            Martin Sesks (LVA)

Tom Kristensson (SWE)

Sami Pajari (FIN)

                                                           FIA WRC2

                                                           Pontus Tidemand (SWE), Toksport WRT

Mads Østberg (NOR), PH Sport

Guest: Franco Morbidelli (ITA)

FIA WRC3

                                                            Marco Bulacia (BOL)

Jari Huttunen (FIN)

Umberto Scandola (ITA)

Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR)

                                                            FIA WRC

Elfyn Evans (GBR), Toyota Gazoo Racing

Sébastien Ogier (FRA), Toyota Gazoo Racing

Thierry Neuville (BEL), Hyundai Shell Mobis

Ott Tänak (EST), Hyundai Shell Mobis

Richard Millener (GBR), Crew Basic M-Sport Ford

Sunday, December 6                    2020 FIA Junior WRC Champion driver and codriver

                                                           2020 FIA WRC2 Champion driver and codriver

                                                           2020 FIA WRC3 Champion driver and codriver

                                                           2020 FIA WRC Champion driver and codriver

                                                           Representative of the 2020 winning WRC producer

MANUFACTURER WRC ENTRIES, 2020 WRC ACI RALLY MONZA

Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT          Elfyn Evans / Scott Martin (#33)

                                                           Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia (#17)

                                                           Kalle Rovanperä / Jonne Halttunen (#69)

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

                                                           Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (#11)

                                                           Dani Sordo / Carlos Del Barrio (#18)                                                         

M-Sport Ford WRT                        Esapekka Lappi / Janne Ferm (#4)

                                                           Teemu Suninen / Jarmo Lehtinen (#3)

                                                           Gus Greensmith / Elliott Edmonson (#44)

2020 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The provisional classifications for the entire WRC Championships is provided on the following hyperlink:

https://www.fia.com/occasions/world-rally-championship/season-2020/standings


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