Besides the 60th anniversary of the victory of Per Malling and Gunnar Fadum’s Sunbeam Talbot Mk III in 1955, the 18th edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique will enable the competitors from all around the world to fight over a reformated race, as wished by the Organising Committee of Automobile Club de Monaco.
The first changes – in order to give a fair chance to every competitor - concern the averages to be respected. Therefore, two major decisions were taken for this 2015 edition. There will be three averages different from one another: low,intermediary and high. Moreover, the Selection Committee will determine which cars can be accepted in low or intermediary for the ones who asked. Those three averages will be kept all along. We remind you, once again, that thisRally is opened to all the cars which participated in Rallyes Automobiles Monte-Carlo between 1955 and 1980.
The ”kick starting” of the 18th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique will be given on Wednesday, 28th January 2015, with the administrative checks and scrutineering in the five cities of departure. On the same evening, teams located in Glasgow will start the Concentration Routes. Then, the competitors in Copenhagen will leave on Thursday, 29th January, followed the next day (Friday, 30th ) by the crews coming from Torino, Barcelona and Reims.
After driving around 788 to 2263 kilometres throughout Europe, the competitors will be reunited in Saint-André-les-Alpes on Saturday, 31stJanuary to race, as a prologue, the very first Regularity Zone (ZR) “Saint-Jean-la-Rivière – Levens” by Duranus village. They will then drive toward the Principality of Monaco for a first night of well-deserved rest, after a very long and exhausting concentration route.
Be warned, the Automobile Club de Monaco website is somewhat confusing to navigate.