All eyes on the Monte-Carlo Rally!

Publication date: 24/01/2024
All set for the 92nd Monte-Carlo Rally? The world’s top drivers are in their starting blocks and ready to race!

This iconic event is hotly anticipated, and not just in the rallying world! The Monte-Carl’ officially kicks off the new World Rally Championship, after the 2023 season ended on the roads of Japan last November. But its legendary history makes it a special occasion that draws interest from motor sport fans everywhere, and not just rally aficionados.

The cars taking part in this year’s race can be admired from 4.30 pm on Casino Square, offering a truly unique sight, before Sébastien Ogier and co’ jump behind the wheel and set off for the fabled mountain passes and winding roads of the back country for a first stage that will take place at night.

The drivers can expect to navigate their way through no fewer than 14 passes along 17 special stages covering five different French départements.  The daunting route will culminate with a final stage via the Col de Turini, one of the most celebrated sectors of the Monte-Carlo Rally and the whole sport.

This year, the organisers have tweaked the route, sending the drivers to higher altitudes in the hope of seeing more snow than in previous editions. All of which should ensure a thrilling spectacle!

France’s Sébastien Ogier, the eight-time world champion, is once again the favourite and is aiming for a tenth victory on the roads of his backyard. But Belgium’s Thierry Neuville, who won the race in 2020, will be doing everything he can to lift the trophy outside the Casino de Monte-Carlo, in a presentation ceremony like no other schedule for 4.15 pm on Sunday 28.

So, are you ready for the 92nd Monte-Carlo Rally?

Une remise des prix comme nulle part ailleurs qui aura lieu dimanche 28 à partir de 16h15. Alors, prêts pour le 92e Rallye de Monte-Carlo ?

Photo credits: Michael Alesi / Olivier Caenen