The result of the RS13 between Montauban-sur-l’Ouvèze and Laborel, an 18.92 km long stage in a beautiful setting, going up and down famous Col de Perty (with a few patches of snow on the way down), did not upset the overall standings for the 25th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. At the end of that stage, the first rows of the results sheet were monopolized by crews that were relatively discreet since the start. With ultimately an arrival in the charming village of Laborel, home of an authentic Museum of Rallye Monte-Carlo. As usual, the welcome was warm and friendly, especially for the winning Spanish crew in a 1981 BMW 323i, Luis Climent Asensio and Victor Buades Castillo. They were more efficient, in this stage, than Frenchmen Etienne Goldet and Frédéric Neymon, in a 1977 Alpine A310 V6, followed by two Norwegian crews, one in a Lancia Fulvia HF and the other in a Porsche 911 SC.