He left nothing to chance on this 5th and final Leg of the 7th E-Rallye Monte-Carlo: Eneko Conde, who came to win, added a 2nd place in RS15 (Col de Turini-Sospel, 19.118km) to his win in RS14, a few minutes earlier. Assisted by co-driver Lukas Sergnese in the number 1 Kia E-Niro, the Spaniard validated his place at the top of the provisional overall classification, waiting for the publication of the official result by Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM), Sunday around noon.
And he found only one rival to match him, the Belgian crew of Eric Cunin-Alexandre Peeters (VW ID3), who had already won the very first stage (RS1) on Wednesday, in another version of Col de Turini. The circle was thus complete for Belgium, whose nationals won 5 of the 13 regularity events contested during this 7th edition: two Wednesday, one Friday, one Saturday morning in Italy and a final one on Saturday nght. With a special mention for the Belgian VW Club (3 wins out of 5, and always in the fight).
Another Belgian made his presence felt on Saturday evening, in another VW, on Col de Turini that he had often driven up and down in the WRC: Bruno Thiry, the 2003 European rally champion, who tied for 2nd in this final stage in the very fine VW ID5 he shared with Laurent Secretin. It was a fitting way to round off his first experience in an electric Monte-Carlo Rally, with a smile and a very good result.