Taking place shortly after the WRC Monte-Carlo Rally, the Rallye
de Monte-Carlo Historique will see classic cars compete over a series of
regularity stages between 31 January and 7 February. The route taken by the
competitors this year will be as eclectic and authentic as ever, with both
Glasgow and Milan returning as starting cities.
Celebrating the history of the WRC
Just three days after the WRC Monte-Carlo Rally comes to a close, the
competitors approved to race in the 26th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique will
take their turn to muster in their starting cities. And they will face an
equally exacting route. As usual, the ‘Historique’ is reserved for cars that
took part in Monte-Carlo Rallies between 1911 and 1983.
This Rally, under the High Patronage of Their Serene Highnesses the
Prince and Princess of Monaco, and organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco,
is an official FIA international event, with a total length of 2,152 km to
3,572 km, split into six stages including 17 regularity stages.
Only cars similar to models that ran in the first 51 Monte-Carlo Rallies
(up to January 1983) are eligible to take part, making this event a great
opportunity to admire some legendary vehicles!
Unlike the WRC Monte-Carlo Rally, the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique
takes place on public roads, and teams are strictly required to obey local
traffic laws in each country they pass through, at every stage of the
At the end of the Rally, the penalties collected along the route (for
speeding, failing to follow the rules, taking an incorrect route, etc.) are
converted into points. The team with the smallest points total tops the final
rankings and is declared the winner.
In keeping with tradition
The Organising Committee of the Automobile Club de Monaco, committed to
ensuring this 2024 Rally is as spectacular as ever, has brought back the
special regularity stages that have historically provided the biggest thrills
of the event! Once again, there will be a packed field of competitors vying to
take the crown of Claudio Enz and Cristina Seeberger, whp won last year’s Rally
driving a 1970 Lancia Fulvia 1.3 S.
The 2024 Rally will get under way on Wednesday 31 January, when the
first concentration run begins in Glasgow, followed by Bad Homburg, Reims, and Milan on Thursday 1
February. The destination in all cases will be the Principality of Monaco. The
first teams are expected to reach the rally point on the afternoon of Friday 2
This year, the route features some iconic stages, most of which have
been used by the WRC World Championship sister event.
The Final Stage will start from Monaco during the night of Tuesday
6-Wednesday 7 February. The last night of driving will take in two classic
stages from the history of Monegasque rallying, namely “Sospel - Col de Turini”
- where the teams will be timed as they reach the summit, as in previous WRC
editions - and “La Cabanette - Col de Braus”, where the route winds through the
mountain passes Col de L’Orme (1,000 m) and Col de l’Ablé (1,149 m).
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