WRC – Rallye Monte-Carlo – FIA Preview

WRC – Rallye Monte-Carlo – FIA Preview

Heralding the arrival of a brand new and sustainable period, the Rally1 rules are the product of in depth work by the FIA departments in partnership with the competing producers Hyundai, M-Sport (Ford) and Toyota. Collectively they aligned to ship a class that maintains spectacular efficiency, additional enhances security, whereas focusing firmly on the atmosphere. Along with the plug-in hybrid unit, which is mated to the present 1.6-litre turbocharged inside combustion engine, Rally1 automobiles run on 100 per cent fossil-free gas. The hybrid package features a 100kW electrical motor fitted to a 3.9kWh battery and might raise mixed efficiency ranges to greater than 500hp. Considerably, nonetheless, Rally1 automobiles are designed to run on electrical mode solely, which they are going to be required to do in Hybrid Electrical Car (HEV) zones positioned near occasion service parks.Rallye Monte-Carlo is the primary of 13 WRC rounds in three continents between January and November. First held in 1911, the occasion is thought to be one of the difficult on the calendar because of the chance of fluctuating grip ranges and changeable climate. They put an enormous onus on the selection of Pirelli tyres as drivers and their groups try to pick out probably the most appropriate tyres for the situations.The beginning of the WRC’s half-century celebrations on the ninetieth version of Rallye Monte-Carlo is marked by the main advances governing physique the FIA has made in rallying each when it comes to sustainable expertise and security. The plug-in hybrid-powered Rally1 automobiles have raised efficiency ranges whereas decreasing dangerous emissions. Aligned with vital security improvements – the results of months of intensive analysis and improvement – the FIA is overseeing a interval of wide-reaching change that’s pivotal to strengthening the game, its attraction and significance into the longer term THE 2022 ENTRYA capability entry of seventy-five automobiles, together with 11 Rally1 automobiles, are entered for Rallye Monte-Carlo. Reigning FIA WRC champion Sébastien Ogier heads the listing in a Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 as he bids for his record-extending ninth victory within the principality and his first with new co-driver Benjamin Veillas. Sébastien Loeb, the eight-time Monte-Carlo winner and nine-time world champion, returns to the WRC in an M-Sport Ford Puma Rally1 co-driven by Isabelle Galmiche. Each Ogier and Loeb are planning chosen appearances in 2022, with Rallye Monte-Carlo a uncommon alternative to see them each in motion. Just like the illustrious Frenchmen, Hyundai i20 N Rally1 driver Thierry Neuville can also be a former Monte-Carlo winner, whereas Ott Tänak completes the listing of FIA WRC champions previous and current in motion.Along with Loeb, the M-Sport line-up consists of Craig Breen, Adrien Fourmaux and Gus Greensmith, whereas Elfyn Evans, Takamoto Katsuta and Kalle Rovanperä be a part of Ogier at Toyota Gazoo Racing. Rallye Monte-Carlo marks Oliver Solberg’s first occasion as a part of Hyundai’s full manufacturing facility effort. THE SUPPORTING CATEGORIESFIA WRC2 for Rally2 automobiles has been restructured for 2022 and options separate classifications for Groups, Drivers, Co-Drivers, plus Junior’s. The Masters Cup consists of awards for the most effective Driver and Co-Driver. Andreas Mikkelsen begins the defence of his FIA WRC2 Drivers’ title with new recruit Torstein Eriksen, who gained the WRC2 Co-Drivers’ title in 2021 alongside Mads Østberg. Yohan Rossel steps up because the WRC3 champion from final season, whereas Eric Camilli and Nikolai Gryazin have each gained WRC2 occasions prior to now. Gryazin can also be eligible for the WRC2 Junior title with opposition coming from Marco Bulacia and Gryazin’s fellow FIA European Rally Championship graduates Erik Cais, Grégoire Munster and Chris Ingram, the 2019 ERC champion. Former manufacturing facility WRC driver Freddy Loix can also be in competition for total WRC2 factors together with 19 rivals.Sami Pajari, the 2021 FIA Junior WRC champion, will go up towards Enrico Brazzoli and Jan Černý in FIA WRC3, which is solely for Rally3 automobiles from this season, according to the FIA Rally Sporting Pyramid.Rallye Monte-Carlo can also be the opening spherical of the 2022 FIA R-GT Cup. Emmanuel Guigou, final season’s runner-up, heads an eight-car entry which additionally options French legend François Delecour, who gained Rallye Monte-Carlo outright in 1994. Each drive Alpine’s A110 R-GT.THE 2022 ROUTEBased solely in Monaco for the primary time since 2006 following stints based mostly in Valence and Hole, the ninetieth Rallye Monte-Carlo options three days of reconnaissance from January 17-19, when crews will pattern a route of 296.03 kilometres that’s 95 per cent new in comparison with 2021.Shakedown follows from 09:31 hrs native time on January 20 and offers the primary alternative for the respective performances of the Rally1 automobiles to be checked towards the clock. A renovated On line casino Sq. then hosts the normal ceremonial begin from 18:45 hrs on January 20 earlier than the motion begins for actual with two night time phases – Lucéram / Lantosque and La Bollène-Vésubie / Moulinet – within the Alpes-Maritimes. La Bollène-Vésubie / Moulinet is the rally’s longest stage at 23.25 kilometres.Crews head again to the Alpes-Maritimes on Friday January 21 for 2 loops of three phases, both aspect of a tyre becoming zone in Puget-Théniers, totalling 97.86 timed kilometres. The Alpes-de-Haute-Provence hosts Saturday’s 92.46 kilometres of aggressive motion. Following the single-pass Le Fugeret / Thorame-Haute stage, there are two passes of Saint Jeannet / Malijai and Saint-Geniez / Thoard, separated by a tyre becoming zone in Digne-les-Bains.It’s off to the north-west of Alpes-Maritimes on Sunday for the ultimate 67.26 kilometres of aggressive operating and two repeated phases, the brand new La Penne / Collongues, plus Briançonnet / Entrevaux, which counts because the Energy Stage when it’s repeated from 12:18 hrs CET. The On line casino Sq. hosts the prize-giving ceremony from 16:00 hrs.FOCUS ON SAFETYBy introducing hybrid expertise within the WRC, the FIA has carried out plenty of security measures, similar to requiring the hybrid elements to be contained in a strengthened security construction. Rally1 automobiles are identifiable by an ‘HY’ graphic on the aspect door panels. Security lights on the windscreen and each aspect pillars will probably be inexperienced when the automotive is secure to the touch. A flashing purple gentle with an audible warning means a automotive is unsafe to the touch. An consciousness marketing campaign on social media has additionally been launched and highlights the precautions spectators and security crews should take within the occasion of an accident because of the high-voltage electrical present they’ll generate. All Rally1 automobiles should carry two pairs of Class-0 gloves able to withstanding 1000 volts that may be simply accessible for the motive force and co-driver when vacating their automotive. This may allow each crew members to offer worthwhile help within the occasion of a excessive voltage concern affecting both their automotive or the automotive of a competitor. Crews and volunteer officers have additionally obtained important coaching. RALLY DATA Whole distance:1511.47 kmStage distance:296.03 km (19.59%)Variety of phases:17MEDIA ACCREDITATIONAll attendees are required to adjust to the COVID protocol as outlined by the occasion organisers and Car Membership de Monaco. Media accreditation have to be collected personally by accredited Cross Holders on the Accreditation Desk, positioned at Salle des Expositions – 4, Quai Antoine 1er, Monaco.The opening hours are:Monday, January 17: 14:00 – 20:00 hrsTuesday, January 18: 08:00 – 20:00 hrsWednesday, January 19: 08:00 – 20:00 hrsThursday, January 20: 08:00 – 21:00 hrs2022 RALLYE MONTE-CARLO TIMETABLE & MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES Wednesday 19 January FIA Press Convention (Media Middle + a hyperlink to comply with on-line will probably be supplied)16:30 hrs-FIA RGT16:30 hrs-FIA WRC316:40 hrs-FIA WRC216:50 hrs-FIA WRC17:00 hrs Necessary photographer’s security briefing, Media Centre18:00 hrs  Thursday 20 January Shakedown for P1 drivers solely, Sainte-Agnès – Peille 09:31 – 11:30 hrsWRC automobiles’ official {photograph}, On line casino Sq., Monaco18:00 hrsWRC drivers’ official {photograph}, On line casino Sq., Monaco18:15 hrsCeremonial Begin, On line casino Square18:45 hrsStart of Sections 1 & 218:45 hrsFirst automotive arrives for regroup and media zone, Roquebillière (TC1A)20:53 hrsFirst automotive arrives media zone, tech. zone & service, Monaco (TC2A)23:21 hrs  Friday 21 January Begin of Sections 3 & 4, Monaco07:01 hrsFirst automotive arrives for regroup and media zone, Puget-Théniers (TC5A)12:10 hrsFirst automotive arrives media zone, tech. zone & service, Monaco (TC8A)18:42 hrs  Saturday 22 January Begin of Sections 5, 6, Monaco05:49 hrsFirst automotive arrives for regroup and media zone, Digne-Les-Bains (TC11A)12:16 hrsFirst automotive arrives media zone, tech. zone & service, Monaco (TC13A)19:01 hrs  Sunday 23 January Begin of Sections 7, 8 and 9, Monaco06:37 hrsFirst automotive arrives for regroup and media zone, Briançonnet (TC14A)09:20 hrsFirst automotive arrives media zone, tech. zone & service, Monaco14:13 hrsPodium Ceremony & Prize Giving, On line casino Sq., Monaco16:00 hrsFIA Press Convention (a hyperlink to comply with on-line will probably be supplied) 17:00 hrs-FIA RGT, WRC2, WRC3 profitable drivers17:00 hrs-High three total drivers and profitable producer representative17:10 hrsFIA PRESS CONFERENCE ATTENDANCEWednesday January 19    FIA WRCSébastien Ogier (FRA) – Toyota Gazoo Racing WRTThierry Neuville (BEL) – Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally TeamSébastien Loeb (FRA) – M-Sport Ford World Rally Workforce    FIA WRC2Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) – Toksport WRTYohan Rossel (FRA) – PH SportEric Camilli (FRA) – Saintéloc Junior TeamFIA WRC3Sami Pajari (FIN)Jan Černý (CZE)FIA RGTEmmanuel Guigou (FRA)François Delecour (FRA)    Sunday January 23    Successful FIA RGT Championship driverWinning FIA WRC3 Championship driverWinning FIA WRC2 Championship driverTop three drivers within the total classificationRepresentative of the profitable manufacturer2022 RALLYE MONTE-CARLO MANUFACTURER ENTRIES Toyota Gazoo Racing WRTSébastien Ogier (FRA) / Benjamin Veillas (FRA) – #1 Elfyn Evans (GBR) / Scott Martin (GBR) – #33 Kalle Rovanperä (FIN) / Jonne Halttunen (FIN) – #69  Hyundai Shell Mobis WRTThierry Neuville (BEL) / Martijn Wydaeghe (BEL) – #11 Ott Tänak (EST) / Martin Järveoja (EST) – #8 Oliver Solberg (SWE) / Elliott Edmondson (GBR) – #2  M-Sport Ford WRTCraig Breen (IRL) / Paul Nagle (IRL) – #42 Adrien Fourmaux (FRA) / Alexandre Coria (FRA) – #16 Sébastien Loeb (FRA) / Isabelle Galmiche (FRA) – #192021 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS The classification of all WRC championships following the 2021 season can be found at this hyperlink:https://www.fia.com/occasions/world-rally-championship/season-2021/standings2021 RALLYE MONTE-CARLO RESULTS 1. Sébastien Ogier/Julien IngrassiaToyota Yaris WRC2h56m33.7s2. Elfyn Evans/Scott MartinToyota Yaris WRC+32.6s3. Thierry Neuville/Martijn WydaegheHyundai i20 Coupe WRC+1m13.5sRECENT WINNERS 2021Sébastien Ogier/Julien IngrassiaToyota Yaris WRC2020Thierry Neuville/Nicolas GilsoulHyundai i20 Coupe WRC2019Sébastien Ogier/Julien IngrassiaCitroën C3 WRC2018Sébastien Ogier/Julien IngrassiaFord Fiesta WRC2017Sébastien Ogier/Julien IngrassiaFord Fiesta WRC 

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