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20th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique (January 25-February 1, 2017)

20 July 2016

The official online ticketing is open

15 July 2016

The best of the 2016 MGP Live

31 May 2016

Lewis Hamilton won the 74th Grand Prix de Monaco

29 May 2016

20th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique (January 25-February 1, 2017)

A route worthy to celebrate the event’s 20th edition! 

The 20th edition of the Rally Monte-Carlo Historique pays tribute to the participation in the 1967 Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo of French rock icon Johnny Hallyday and Henri Chemin in a Ford Mustang. Half-a-century on, the event promises to attract another strong entry to see who succeeds from the 2016 winners Daniel Perfetti and Ronnie Kessel (Alpine-Renault A110). 

As usual, the 2017 Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique will be open to cars that took part in the actual event from 1955 until 1980. To give all competitors a chance to target an honourable result, there will once again be a choice of three average speed levels to comply with during the competition.

The rally will start on Wednesday, January 25, with the week’s first Concentration Run starts from Stockholm (2,735km / 9:10am), Glasgow (2,092km / 6:09pm) and Lisbon (2,212km / 7:10pm). Another start venue option is Copenhagen (2,074km / 12:20pm) on Thursday, January 26), or competitors can choose Bad Homburg (1,242km / 3:40pm), Barcelona (1,050km / 5:50pm) or Reims (1,004km / 8:30pm) on Friday, January 27.

The routes of the different Concentration Runs will convene in Digne les Bains from 10:00am on Saturday, January 28, before moving on to Saint André les Alpes – near the spectacular Verdon Lake and Gorges – from 10:55am. Competitive hostilities will then kick off with the first Regularity Section between Entrevaux, Val de Chalvagne and Entrevaux (15.78km) at 12:10pm. After this appetiser which takes in the Col de Félines (altitude: 930 metres), the field will head to the end-of-day halt in the Principality of Monaco. 

The rally will resume at 06:00am on Sunday, January 29, with the beginning of the Classification Run. The first test will be a classic of the modern-day event, namely a visit to the Col de Corobin (1,211m) as part of Chaudon Norante-Digne les Bains (18.63km, 7:55am) which will be used for the very first time as a Regularity Section. It will be followed by another legendary test – Thoard-Sisteron (35.74km, 9:40am) – which is famed for the eternally complex conditions found at the Col de Fontbelle (1,304m). After a halt in front of the Town Hall in Sisteron from 10:50am, competitors will head for the nearby Baronnies Provençales Natural Park for Orpierre-Laborel-Saint André de Rosans (39.34km, 12:00 noon) which is another classic that is familiar to regulars. The day’s fourth and last Regularity Section will be Vassieux en Vercors-Saint Jean en Royans (23.55km, 12:45pm) via the Col de L’Echarasson (1,146m) which could well spring a few surprises before the overnight stop Valence which will be reached at 4:00pm.

From there, the first part of the Common Run will strike out to France’s Ardèche region on Monday, January 30 at 07:00am. The day will begin with La Croze-Saint Julien du Gua-Antraigues sur Volane (50.64km, 8:00am), followed immediately by the mandatory ‘gourmet’ halt at the Jouanny family-owned La Remise restaurant! The competition will continue with Burzet-Le Chambon (39.70km, 9:53am).

The lunchtime break is scheduled for 11:50am in Saint Agrève where the sampling of local produce is always a popular moment for all. Unlike in 2016, when the afternoon saw the rally head for France’s Haute-Loire department, competitors will stay in the Ardèche this time, with a run through Saint Pierre sur Doux-Col du Buisson (22.36km, 12:30pm) before the day ends with Lamastre-Gilhoc sur Ormèze-Plats (36.00km, 1:35pm) which has featured since 2015. The drive back to Valence will take in the traditional and ever-popular stop in Tournon sur Rhône (Quai Farconnet) at 3:00pm.

The second part of the Common Run on Tuesday, January 31, which begins at 05:00, will mark the return of Col de L’Echarasson (1,146m)-La Cime du Mas (17.96km, 6:22am), chased by a classic in the Drôme Provençale region (Saint Nazaire le Désert-La Motte Chalancon, 21.60km, 8:19am) and the awesome Verclause-Laborel-Eygalayes test (37.70km, 9:11am). The last Time Control before parc ferme in Monaco will be set up in La Turbie (Place Neuve) with the first crew due to check in at 2:50pm.

The Final Night Run (January 31-February 1) will start in Monaco at 9:00pm and features two notorious tests: Luceram-Lantosque (26.89km, 10:00pm) in the Vésubie Valley, and La Bollène Vésubie-Moulinet-Sospel (52.78km, 10:45pm) which includes the celebrated Col de Turini (1,604m). After the event’s last against-the-clock sections, survivors will head back to Monaco (Port Hercule) for the finish where they are due to arrive at 1:20am.

The 20th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique will conclude on Wednesday, February 1, with prize-giving and the Gala Evening in the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club’s Salle des Etoiles (evening dress or dark clothing mandatory).

 

Summer evening

The Automobile Club de Monaco has the pleasure to inform it’s members and their guests that the traditional summer evening will take place on :

Wednesday 29th June at 8.30 pm to the restaurant “Le Club”. Main topic : red and white

For further more information and reservation, please dial : +377.93.15.26.00

The best of the 2016 MGP Live

Discover all the best moments of the 2016 MGP Live during the 75th Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco.

Lewis Hamilton won the 74th Grand Prix de Monaco

Lewis Hamilton has won on Sunday the 74th Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco. Deprive of wins since he got his third world title seven month ago in Austin, the British finally finished on the top step , getting the 44th success of his carreer in the Principality.

« Thank God today went the way that I hoped, revealed the Mercedes driver. I prayed for a day like this and it came through. Managed the tyres during 47 laps was very tough, but fortunately they have deteriorated in the last few laps when I had won the race. »

Easy leader throughout the first quarter of the race, Daniel Ricciardo lost his chances of success during a catastrophic second pit-stop. Immobilized 13,5 seconds because of his mechanics was not prepared on time with the dry tires, the Australian had to satisfied with the second place on the check and flag.

« It hurts, said the native of Perth. Two weekends in a row I’ve been screwed now. It sucks. I was called into the box. I did not make the call. They should have been ready. I felt that I was the quickest in all conditions but again second place does not show much for it. » Always opportunist in difficults conditions, Sergio Perez takes an unhoped third place ahead the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and the McLaren of Fernando Alonso.