Storm forces last day modifications for Monte

Storm forces final day changes for Monte

Wednesday | 18 Nov 2020

Subsequent 12 months’s season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo (21 – 24 January) will function a new-look finale following extreme flooding within the Alpes-Maritimes hills above Monaco which historically host the closing leg.

Greater than 450mm of rain fell in some areas over 24 hours, the equal of practically 4 months rainfall right now of 12 months, as Storm Alex hit south-east France early final month.

Rally organisers have moved Sunday’s closing leg additional west to keep away from the flood hit space, that means a brand new Wolf Energy Stage and the absence of the well-known Col de Turini pace take a look at from the itinerary.

“The organising committee of the 89th Monte-Carlo Rally has determined to switch the final loop on Sunday, as a way to respect and protect the victims within the flooded valleys the place all highway accesses should stay open to precedence entry,” a press release mentioned.

The ultimate leg will now comprise a double run of the 12.93km Puget-Théniers – La Penne stage and the 14.31km take a look at from Briançonnet to Entrevaux. There can be no service between the loops and the latter will type the bonus points-paying dwell TV Wolf Energy Stage.

Video: Rallye Monte-Carlo Wolf Energy Stage

“This couple of loops can be a premiere for a WRC finale at Monte-Carlo Rally, however they are going to be set on levels well-known by rally followers,” organisers added.

The remainder of the itinerary is unchanged from the unique schedule introduced in July. It begins in Hole on Thursday night and finishes in Monaco on Sunday afternoon after 16 levels protecting 303.52km.

Full itinerary right here.

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