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E-Rallye Monte-Carlo 2023 : Event Introduction   –   Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique 2024 : Save the Date 31/01 – 07/02/2024   –   Rallye Monte-Carlo WRC 2024 : Discover the Itinerary

E-Rallye Monte-Carlo 2023 : Event Introduction   –   Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique 2024 : Save the Date 31/01 – 07/02/2024   –   Rallye Monte-Carlo WRC 2024 : Discover the Itinerary

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E-storical record!

19 car manufacturers, 36 different models for a total of 60 participants of 15 nationalities – the entry list of this 7th edition of the 100% electric version of Rallye Monte-Carlo is very impressive. This is an unprecedented number of entries, making it the benchmark international event in the Bridgestone FIA ecoRally Cup 2023!

This enthusiastic response is the reward for all the considerable efforts made by the Organising Committee of Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) in the field of electric mobility, with absolutely no pause since the creation of the very first Rallye Monte-Carlo for Electric Vehicles. For this 7th edition of the ‘zero emission’ version of Rallye Monte-Carlo, innovation is back in line with the spirit advocated since the very first edition, in 1995. For this 2023 edition, we have decided to change the venue, so that E-Rallye Monte-Carlo returns to its traditional autumn quarters in the Principality of Monaco. Centralising the event on Monegasque soil means we can offer our competitors a symbolic and prestigious postcard, as well as enjoying the destination for 5 days…, insists Jacques Rossi, Chairman of the ACM’s New and Electric Energies Commission.

As the 8th round on the Bridgestone FIA ecoRally Cup 2023 calendar, E-Rallye Monte-Carlo 2023 promises to be a blend of modernity, prestige and intensity. This 7th edition will be an opportunity for competitors not only to cover some 1,000 kilometres of the hinterland, but also to take a trip to Italy, and in fact to Dolceacqua. The Organising Committee wanted this to celebrate the twinning between the Italian town and Monaco, which will be solemnly concluded on November 3, five centuries to the day after the syndics of Dolceacqua swore their loyalty to Augustin Grimaldi, Lord of Monaco. The route has been kept secret for the very first time since the event’s inception, but it will include visits to some of the most legendary places in the history of Monte-Carlo. The 60 crews taking part, and in particular the two stars of the 2023 event, Stefano Modena (former F1 driver – 70 GPs contested – 3rd of the 1989 Monaco Grand Prix) and Bruno Thiry (2003 European Rally Champion), are also sure to appreciate these roads…“, explains Eric Barrabino, ACM General Commissioner.

Nestled in the heart of Carré d’Or, the Terrasses du Soleil will host the Parc Fermé, the Rally’s headquarters, at the foot of prestigious Casino de Monte-Carlo. Last and not least, there will be no need to organise a specific recharging park, as the capacity and development offered by Monaco On, with 334 charging points spread in public car parks and on the streets, will enable all competitors to recharge their vehicles easily, within the time limits imposed by the organisers…

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The “Corps des Commissaires” is recruiting!

As part of the “FIA Volunteers” weekend (September 22-24), celebrating the work of volunteers involved in the Motor Sport Organization events, the “Corps des Commissaires” of the Automobile Club de Monaco is launching its recruitment campaign!

To discover new talent and renew its teams of marshals, the ACM’s volunteer organization is looking for motorsport enthusiasts who meet the different recruitment criteria to take part in the “circuit” and “rally” events organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco. 

Ready to get started? Don’t delay! The application period starts now! *

How to become a marshal?

Your application will be examined by the Commissariat teams and you will be contacted by email at the beginning of March 2024. If your application is approved, you will be invited to a mandatory Introduction Meeting on Thursday March 7, 2024, 7:30 pm, at the ACM. The Training and Initiation Course will be held on Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24, 2024 at the “Chapiteau de Fontvieille” in Monaco.

For further information, please contact the “Corps des Commissaires” Secretariat on: (+377) 93 15 26 16 or (+377) 93 15 26 40 / commissaires@acm.mc

 

*End of application period (December 15, 2023)

Countdown is on!

With four months to go before the 92nd Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo, the Organizing Committee unveiled the Official Event Poster on Friday. Competitors can also look out for the Rally Guide!

Following the tradition of the event, the focus is on the title-holding car, the Toyota Yaris GR Rally 1 of Sébastien Ogier and Vincent Landais, in a mountainous setting with the colors of the Principality, symbols of this 2024 chapter. 

With 14 mountain passes to cross over the 17 special stages spread across 5 French departments, the route of this inaugural round of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) has moved up in latitude – and therefore in altitude – in the hope of an even snowier course than in previous editions.

This is also the occasion for the Organizing Committee to publish the Rally Guide 1, which can be downloaded from Competitors’ Area > Official Documents. This document will provide future competitors with the best possible preparation for their participation in this 92nd edition. 

The schedule of upcoming publications is given below: 

· Wednesday November 22, 2023: Publication of the Supplementary Regulations – Opening of entries 

· Friday, December 22, 2023: Publication of Rally Guide 2, Road Book and maps – Closing date for entries

· Monday, December 18, 2023: Deadline for tire and fuel orders

· Monday, January 8, 2024: Publication of entry list & Deadline for opening car registration

Join us from January 22 to 28, 2024 for the 92nd Rally Automobile Monte-Carlo.

Expected tributes…

Following the resounding success of the previous edition, the Organizing and Selection Committee AT Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) has decided to retain the same 8 series and classes unchanged for 2024. The event will culminate in tributes and anniversaries in the form of real races in the authentic and majestic setting of the Principality’s circuit. This 14th edition of GP de Monaco Historique is set to turn several pages in motor racing history. Here is an almost idyllic flashback, by decade since 1924, on cars and drivers who will be in the spotlight in 2024!

100 years ago (1924), the iconic Bugatti 35 was unveiled in Lyon, then winning the first two editions of Monaco Grand Prix in 1929 and 1930 in its compressor version. In 1984, Automobile Club de Monaco organized a Bugatti race to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary Bugatti 35.

90 years ago (1934), the Mercedes single-seaters that won the last three pre-war Monaco Grand Prix, in 1935, 1936 and 1937, appeared. Also appearing on the circuits in 1934 was ERA (winner of the first Prince Rainier Cup in 1936, monopolizing the podium). ERA was again on the starting grid in 1950 for the 1st edition of Monaco Grand Prix, counting for the brand-new Formula 1 World Championship.

70 years ago (1954), Mercedes was still at the top of the bill, with the appearance of the W196 which crushed the Grand Prix scene in 1954 and 1955, Juan-Manuel Fangio winning World Championship titles in the same two years. Also in 1954, the appearance of the Maserati 250F left no one indifferent. The Italian cars were present in Monaco from 1955 to 1959, winning twice: in 1956 with Juan-Manuel Fangio, and in 1957 with Stirling Moss at the wheel.

60 years ago (1964), John Surtees, already a multiple Moto World Champion, also became one in Formula 1 with Ferrari. The Englishman was always present at the start of Monaco Grand Prix from 1960 to 1971, making 12 appearances. Later, Surtees became a full-fledged brand and manufacturer in the discipline, his single-seaters taking part in Monaco Grand Prix between 1971 and 1978.

50 years ago (1974), the short-lived Hesketh brand entered the discipline. A young and flamboyant Lord, Thomas Alexander Fermor-Hesketh, along with his driver James Hunt, gave F1 a glamorous image in keeping with that of the Principality. It was also the year of the revelation for engineer Harvey Postlethwaite, who not only designed the first Hesketh, but also the Wolf WR1 which won three Grands Prix in its very first season in 1977, including the Monaco GP with the experienced Jody Scheckter at the wheel.

– Finally, 40 years ago (1984), Ayrton Senna‘s already proven talent, in his modest Toleman-Hart, shone through when he took 2nd place in the rain, behind Alain Prost, at the 5th Grand Prix of his F1 career, held under torrential downpours in Monaco.

Tradition respected…

The 26th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique promises, one more time, to be a remarkable event, thanks to the diversity and authenticity of its route, starting with the comebacks of Glasgow and Milano as starting cities. This 2024 edition will be as seductive as it was wished by the Organizing Committee at Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM), with several Regularity Stages (SR) on the menu where legendary pages of the event were written! Crews will again be fighting for one of the ultimate wins in historic motor racing, trying to replicate the success of Claudio Enz and Cristina Seeberger, the winners in 2023 in a 1970 Lancia Fulvia 1.3 S.

Three days only after the finish of the 92th Monte-Carlo Rally, the crews allowed to take part in the 26th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique will have to face a very selective route as well. As always, the Historic version of the prestigious WRC event will be reserved to older cars having participated in previous editions of the Monte Carlo Rally, from 1911 to 1983.

The start of this 2024 edition will be given on Wednesday January 31, for the Concentration Route initiating in Glasgow. Then, on Thursday February 1, Bad Homburg, Reims and Milano will follow suit, with a common objective: the Principality of Monaco. A rallying point where the first crews are expected on Friday February 2 in the afternoon.

The first timed portions are scheduled as soon as Saturday February 3, for the Classification Leg between Monaco (first crew starting at 7 am) and Valence, the Drôme préfecture and once more a Host-City. With four Regularity Stages to take on, this first race day will not be a stroll in the park, starting with a magnificent stage: « Soleilhas – Castellane / SR1 / 9:50 am », where the final portion looks down on Lac de Chaudanne, followed by « Chaudon-Norante – Digne-les-Bains / SR2 / 11:05 am » via the renowned Col de Corobin (1211m). Then the midday checkpoint will also be set up in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence prefecture, on Tampinet Square, from 11:55 am. Driving back to the Drôme will be the afternoon topic, starting with « Ventavon – Chabestan / SR3 / 1:15 pm » through Col de Faye (922m), followed by the Vercors massif and « La Cîme du Mas – Col Gaudissart / SR4 / 17km / 3:45 pm », including the tricky Col de l’Écharasson (1146m). One last checkpoint is planned at Saint-Jean-en-Royans from 4:35 pm, in order to regulate the crews expected at Champ de Mars in Valence from 5:35 pm.

Ardèche will be on the cards for Sunday February 4, starting at 8 am for Part 1 of the Common Leg. Crews will have to check in Privas at 9 am, before heading for « Lyas – Pourchères / SR5 / 9:20 am », a stage which has not been used since the 90s. Then, on the road section, a traditional pause will take place in front of La Remise, where the Jouanny Family will celebrate its 60 years in style, with a brand new red and white patch of asphalt in front of the legendary restaurant to welcome the competitors. A good way to prepare for a rare version of Burzet, « Freyssenet – Saint-Martial / SR6 / 10:40 am ». The midday pause will happen from 12:10 pm on Place du Marché in Saint-Agrève, where all crews and staff will spend a pleasant time tasting local produce, before taking on « Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid / SR7 / 12:45 pm » followed by « Lalouvesc – Labatie-d’Andaure / SR8 / 1:45 pm ». On the way to Valence (4:20 pm), another tradition will be respected with a popular and festive stop on Quai Farconnet in Tournon-sur-Rhône from 3:30 pm.

Two other massifs, Diois and Baronnies, will host Part 2 of the Common Leg, on Monday February 5, starting at 8 am. On the menu, the first course will be « Valdrôme – La Piarre / SR9 / 10:10 am » via Col de Carabes (1261m), the natural border between the Drôme and Hautes-Alpes departments, followed by « Laborel – Montauban-sur-l’Ouvèze / SR10 / 11:25 am » with Col de Perty (1302m) on the way. The midday pause is scheduled in Buis les Baronnies from 12:40 pm. All remaining crews will then take on « Sainte-Jalle – Rémuzat / SR11 / 1:15 pm », via Col de Soubeyrand (987m) and, last but not least, « Recoubeau-Jansac – Pennes-le-Sec / SR12 / 2:40 pm » through the well-known Col de Pennes (1040m). The last pause of the day, before heading back to Valence (4:50 pm) will happen on Place du Champ de Mars in Crest with a checkpoint from 3:55 pm.

On Tuesday February 6, the start from Valence is scheduled for 7 am. The first stage of Part 3 of the Common Leg will be the famous « Saint-Nazaire-le-Désert – La-Motte-Chalancon / SR13 / 8:35 am », soon followed by « Roussieux – Laborel / SR 14 / 9:50 am » where all crews will have to pass Col de Reychasset (1052m) and Col de Pierre-Vesce (1013m) successively. Then, heading for the Principality of Monaco, the last stage of the day will be « Collongues – Col de Saint-Raphaël / SR15/ 1:35 pm ». And the entering Parc Fermé in Monaco is scheduled from 4:10 pm.

The Final Leg, during the night of Tuesday February 6 to Wednesday 7, will start at 9 pm in Monaco. And two monuments of Monte-Carlo Rally will be on the cards: « Sospel – Col de Turini / SR 16 / 10:15 pm », with a finish line at the top, as in most recent WRC versions, and « La Cabanette – Col de Braus / SR17 / 11:20 pm » passing through Col de L’Orme (1000m) and Col de l’Ablé (1149m). The first crews will be expected on Port Herculis in Monaco around 1 am.

Finally, in keeping with tradition, the Gala Night and Prize Ceremony will happen on the evening of Wednesday February 7 in the prestigious Salle des Etoiles at Monte-Carlo Sporting Club (dark suit).

Monaco, July 28, 2023

 

Note: Distances and timings provisional until publication of the official route

 

Back to the heights!

With 14 passes on the way, in 17 special stages spread over 5 French departments, the route for this inaugural event of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) has moved up in latitude as well as altitude, following a strong wish of the Organizing Committee at Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM), hoping for more snow on the roads than in previous editions.

After two and a half strenuous days of recce, from Monday January 22 to Wednesday January 24, all crews allowed to start will operate in real racing conditions from 4:01 pm that Wednesday, during the Shakedown (3.35km). On the same road portion that was introduced in 2017, Route de la Garde in Gap, a partner city which already played host to the rally from 2014 to 2021.

The official start of this 92nd edition of Monte-Carlo Rally will be given the next day, Thursday January 25 at 4:52pm on Casino Square in Monaco. On the menu of the 1st Leg, two timed stages in total darkness for a total of 46.01km, in the departments of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Hautes-Alpes. These two legendary stages, « Thoard / Saint-Geniez » (SS1 – 20.82km – 8:35 pm) and « Bayons / Bréziers » (SS2 – 25.19km – 9:58 pm) will serve as reality checks for the expected major players in the championship.

On Friday January 26, crews will be heading for the East of Gap, where the 2nd Leg will be spread over two departments (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Hautes-Alpes) for a total of 106.10 timed kilometers. With a loop of three special stages to cover twice, made of « Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes / La Bâtie-Neuve » (SS3/6 – 16.87km – 9:06 am/2:53 pm), followed by « Champcella / Saint-Clément-sur-Durance » (SS4/7 – 17.87km – 10:34 am/4:21 pm) and « La Bréole / Selonnet » (SS5/8 – 18.31km – 12:02 pm/5:49 pm), setting up a very intense race day!

The West of Gap will be on the cards for Saturday January 27 when the 3rd Leg covers three departments (Hautes-Alpes, Drôme, Isère) for a total of 134.86 timed kilometers. Again, with a loop of three stages not so close to each other, to complete twice, for what will probably be the toughest race day of the week. On the menu, « Sigottier / Valdrôme » (SS9/12 – 20.89km – 8:35 am/2:05 pm), followed by « Les Nonières / Chichilianne » (SS10/13 – 20.08km – 9:53 am/3:23 pm) and « Pellafol / Agnières-en-Dévoluy » (SS11/14 – 26.46km – 11:06 am/4:36 pm). There will certainly be several ups and downs during this strenuous 3rd Leg.

In order to conclude the event in style, on Sunday January 28, three stages totalling 51.65 kilometers will be scheduled between Gap and Monaco. This will be a brand new feature for a Final Leg and the last fights for honours will happen on « La Bréole / Selonnet » (SS15 – 18.31km – 7:04 am), followed by « Digne-les-Bains / Chaudon-Norante » (SS16 – 19.04km – 8:35 am) and, last but not least, « La Bollène-Vésubie / Col de Turini » (SS17 – 14.30km – 12:15 pm) which will serve as Power Stage. The Prize Ceremony will then take place, as usual, on Casino Square, from 4:15 pm

Timings and stage lengths are indicative until official publication of the Rally Route.

 

 

 

Monte-Carlo Historique: Come one, come all!

Just a few days after the end of the Rallye Monte-Carlo WRC, it’s time for the historic version.

The 26th Monte-Carlo Historic Rally will take place from Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 7 February 2024!

Find out more about the various starting towns: Reims – Bad Homburg – Glasgow – Milan.

Stay tuned for details of the route shortly.

Review 2023 edition:

 

 

Monaco E-Prix : Save the date!

Part of the Championship calendar since its launch in 2015, the Monaco E-Prix will be back for a 7th edition, to be held on Saturday 27 April 2024.

The 3rd generation single-seaters will once again be putting on a great show in the streets of the Principality, as part of the 10th season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

On the programme: free practice sessions, qualifying, races, on-track demonstrations, entertainment at the Allianz Fan Village… An intense and sporting day awaits you!

Sébastien Buemi, Jean-Éric Vergne, Antonio Felix Da Costa, Stoffel Vandoorne: some big names have already added their names to the list of winners. Who will succeed the latest winner, Nick Cassidy? The answer will be given next spring…

In the meantime, register now to our newsletters to receive the latest news from the Official Ticket Office.

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Formula 1: Mark your calendars!

The 81st Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco will be held from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 May 2024.

There will be plenty of excitement in the Principality as the 8th round of the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship gets underway over the 4 days. The F1 single-seaters won’t be the only ones livening up proceedings on the streets of this legendary track, as the associated series (F2 / F3 / Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup) will also be taking part.

Only a few weeks to go before tickets go on sale. Register now to keep up to date with the latest news and the opening of the Official Ticket Office.

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About Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix:

The Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious motorsport events in the world, with a reputation as illustrious as that of the Indianapolis 500, Le Mans 24 Hours and WRC Rallye Monte-Carlo.

Since its creation back in 1929, drivers and teams alike have always relished the challenge of competing around such a narrow circuit through the undulating streets of the glamorous Principality, with countless changes of elevation, tight corners and the famous tunnel. It is beyond doubt one of the most demanding and punishing circuits on the Formula 1 World Championship calendar – and the grand prix that drivers and teams want to conquer more than any other!

The ACM Official Boutique at Top Marques!

The Official Boutique of the Automobile Club de Monaco will once again be taking part in the 18th edition of the car show, which will be held from 7 to 11 June 2023 at the Grimaldi Forum.

For the second year running, you’ll be able to find a selection of top-of-the-range accessories and clothing from the Monaco Grand Prix 2023 collection and the ACM collection.

After an inaugural evening on Wednesday 7 June, visitors to this prestigious show will have the pleasure of discovering an exhibition of renowned vehicles. Among the brands on show will be Bugatti, Ferrari, Rolls Royce and Bentley, offering spectators a unique opportunity to admire these luxury, high-performance cars.

Whether you’re a classic car lover, a new technology enthusiast, a watchmaking amateur or a “superboat” fan, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Top Marques.

And there are plenty of surprises in store, including a number of world-first launches.

See you soon, and we look forward to seeing you on the ACM Official Boutique stand!

Book your tickets: https://www.topmarquesmonaco.com/en/buy-your-ticket/

 

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