SÉBASTIEN OGIER WON HIS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE RALLYE MONTE-CARLO ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER A PULSATING DUEL WITH THIERRY NEUVILLE. Neuville erodedRead More
OGIER WINS THE MONTE
The first stage of the loop was cancelled due to concerns over spectator safety, a decision that left Makinen furiousRead More
Toyota World Rally Championship team principal Tommi Makinen has threatened to withhold his drivers from Monte Carlo Rally media activities after his call to cancel Friday morning’s stages was denied.
Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville grabbed the lead of the Monte Carlo Rally on Friday morning’s truncated loop of stages on the 2019 World Rally Championship season opener.
WRC crews’ tyre selections were the biggest differentiator on the loop, with Hyundai drivers Neuville, Sebastien Loeb and Andreas Mikkelsen benefitting from bolder choices when the morning’s opening stage was cancelled due to spectator safety concerns. SS3 was expected to contain the morning’s iciest conditions, so the Hyundai crews – which had each selected at least three dry tyres – were well placed to steal a march on the 14.94-mile fourth stage that opened proceedings, securing three of the top four positions. Neuville was beaten to the fastest time on the Roussieux-Laborel test by Loeb, who scored his first stageRead More