2017 Monte Carlo Rally

The 2017 Monte Carlo Rally (formally known as the 85ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo) is a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over four days between 19 and 22 January 2017. It marks the eighty-fifth running of the Monte Carlo Rally, and is the first round of the 2017 World Rally Championship, WRC-2 and WRC-3 seasons.[1]

2017 Monte Carlo Rally
85ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo
Round 1 of the 2017 World Rally Championship
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Host country Monaco
Rally baseFrance Gap, Hautes-Alpes
Dates run19 – 22 January 2017
Stages17 (382.65 km; 237.77 miles)
Stage surfaceTarmac and snow
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Ogier
France Julien Ingrassia
United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team
Crews73 at start, 54 at finish

The rally will be the first round in which 2017-specification World Rally Cars compete,[2] and will see the return of Toyota and Citroën to the championship, with the Toyota Yaris WRC and Citroën C3 WRC respectively.[3][4]

ReportEdit

Hayden Paddon withdrew from the rally after a fatal accident involving a spectator on the opening stage. Paddon lost control after hitting a patch of black ice, which spun him into an embankment and rolled the car. The spectator was hit after Paddon initially lost control. The stage was stopped while medical attention was sought and the car retrieved, but the spectator could not be revived. Although Paddon was eligible to re-enter the rally under Rally-2 regulations, the team chose to withdraw his car from the event.[5]

Entry listEdit

Notable entrants
No. Entrant Class Driver Co-driver Car Tyre
1   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC M
2   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta WRC M
3   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta WRC D
4   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
5   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
6   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
7   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle Citroën C3 WRC M
8   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Stéphane Lefebvre   Gabin Moreau Citroën C3 WRC M
10   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT WRC   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC M
11   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT WRC   Juho Hänninen   Kaj Lindström Toyota Yaris WRC M
14   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Craig Breen   Scott Martin Citroën DS3 WRC M
20   J-Motorsport WRC   Jourdan Serderidis   Frédéric Miclotte Citroën DS3 WRC M
31   Škoda Motorsport WRC-2   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger Škoda Fabia R5 M
32   Škoda Motorsport WRC-2   Jan Kopecký   Pavel Dresler Škoda Fabia R5 M
33   Motorsport Italia SRL WRC-2   Max Rendina   Emanuele Inglesi Škoda Fabia R5 P
34   BRR Baumschlager Rally & Rally Team WRC-2   Armin Kremer   Pirmin Winklhofer Škoda Fabia R5 D
35   D-Max Racing WRC-2   Quentin Gilbert   Renaud Jamoul Ford Fiesta R5 M
36   CHL Sport Auto WRC-2   Yoann Bonato   Benjamin Boulloud Citroën DS3 R5 M
38   J-Motorsport WRC-2   Emil Bergkvist   Joakim Sjöberg Citroën DS3 R5 M
39   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC-2   Eric Camilli   Benjamin Veillas Ford Fiesta R5 M
40   Gemini Clinic Rally Team WRC-2   Bryan Bouffier   Denis Giraudet Ford Fiesta R5 M
41   BRC WRC-2   Giandomenico Basso   Simone Scattolin Ford Fiesta R5 M
42   D-Max Racing WRC-2   Andrea Crugnola   Michele Ferrara Ford Fiesta R5 D
43   Sébastien Loeb Racing WRC-2   Quentin Giordano   Thomas Roux Peugeot 208 T16 M
61   Renault Sport Racing Team WRC-3   Cédric Althaus   Jessica Bayard Renault Clio RS R3T M
63   Renault Sport Racing Team WRC-3   Charles Martin   Mathieu Duval Renault Clio RS R3T M
65   Renault Sport Racing Team WRC-3   Surhayen Pernia   Penate Rogelio Renault Clio RS R3T M
67   Renault Sport Racing Team WRC-3   Luca Panzani   Federico Grilli Renault Clio RS R3T M
69   Vieffecorse WRC-3   Enrico Brazzoli   Maurizio Barone Peugeot 208 R2 D
71   CHL Sport Auto WRC-3   Raphael Astier   Frédéric Vauclare Peugeot 208 R2 M
Source:[6][7]
Key
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Major entry ineligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Registered to score points
in WRC Trophy
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship
WRC-3 Registered to take part in
WRC-3 championship

ClassificationEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Class Time Difference Points
Overall classification
1 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 4:00:03.6 25
2 10   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC 4:02:18.6 +2:15.0 18
3 2   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 4:03:01.4 +2:57.8 15
4 6   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 4:03:39.4 +3:35.8 13
5 14   Craig Breen   Scott Martin   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 4:03:51.4 +3:47.8 10
6 3   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 4:06:48.6 +6:45.0 10
7 31   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 4:09:36.3 +9:32.7 6
8 32   Jan Kopecký   Pavel Dresler   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 4:13:01.7 +12:32.7 4
9 8   Stéphane Lefebvre   Gabin Moreau   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC 4:14:47.4 +14:43.8 6
10 40   Bryan Bouffier   Denis Giraudet   Gemini Clinic Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:16:13.0 +16:09.4 1
15 5   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 4:30:56.1 +30:52.5 5
16 11   Juho Hänninen   Kaj Lindström   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC 4:32:20.4 +32:16.8 3
WRC-2 standings
1 (7.) 31   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 4:09:36.3 25
2 (8.) 32   Jan Kopecký   Pavel Dresler   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 4:13:01.7 +3:25.4 18
3 (10.) 40   Bryan Bouffier   Denis Giraudet   Gemini Clinic Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:16:13.0 +6:36.7 15
4 (12.) 39   Eric Camilli   Benjamin Veillas   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:19:32.1 +9:55.8 12
5 (13.) 35   Quentin Gilbert   Renaud Jamoul   D-Max Racing Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:21:13.1 +11:36.8 10
6 (17.) 38   Emil Bergkvist   Joakim Sjöberg   J-Motorsport Citroën DS3 R5 WRC-2 4:36:48.1 +27:11.8 8
7 (18.) 42   Andrea Crugnola   Michele Ferrara   D-Max Racing Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:39:47.1 +30:10.8 6
WRC-3 standings
1 (19.) 71   Raphael Astier   Frédéric Vauclare   CHL Sport Auto Peugeot 208 R2 WRC-3 4:39:55.8 25
2 (21.) 67   Luca Panzani   Federico Grilli   Renault Sport Racing Team Renault Clio RS R3T WRC-3 4:49:18.3 +9:22.5 18
3 (23.) 63   Charles Martin   Mathieu Duval   Renault Sport Racing Team Renault Clio RS R3T WRC-3 4:49:55.8 +10:00.0 15
4 (25.) 65   Surhayen Pernia   Penate Rogelio   Renault Sport Racing Team Renault Clio RS R3T WRC-3 4:51:45.4 +11:49.6 12
Source:[8]

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Rally Leader
Leg 1 (19 Jan) SS1 Entrevaux - Val de Chalvagne - Ubraye 21.25 km
Stage cancelled
SS2 Bayons - Breziers 1 25.49 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 15:01.1   Thierry Neuville
Leg 2 (20 Jan) SS3 Agnieres en Devoluy - Le Motty 1 24.63 km   Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta WRC 19:17.8
SS4 Aspres les Corps - Chaillol 1 38.94 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 25:41.9
SS5 St-Leger-les-Mélèzes – La-Bâtie-Neuve 1 17.82 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 11:22.2
SS6 Agnières-en-Dévoluy - Le Motty 2 24.63 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 18:09.6
SS7 Aspres-lès-Corps - Chaillol 2 38.94 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 24:17.8
SS8 Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes - La Bâtie-Neuve 2 17.82 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 11:05.4
Leg 3 (21 Jan) SS9 Lardier et Valenca - Oze 1 31.17 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 24:02.9
SS10 La Batie Monsaleon - Faye 1 16.78 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 9:15.2
SS11 Lardier et Valenca - Oze 2 31.17 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 22:53.0
SS12 La Batie Monsaleon - Faye 2 16.78 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 8:56.7
SS13 Bayons - Breziers 2 25.49 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 14:27.5   Sébastien Ogier
Leg 4 (22 Jan) SS14 Luceram - Col St Roch 1 5.50 km   Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:35.7
SS15 La Bollene Vesubie - Peira Cava 1 21.36 km   Stéphane Lefebvre Citroën C3 WRC 13:51.1
SS16 Luceram - Col St Roch 2 5.50 km
Stage cancelled
SS17 La Bollene Vesubie - Peira Cava 2 [Power Stage] 21.36 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 14:14.4   Sébastien Ogier

Power StageEdit

The Power Stage was a 21.36 km (13.48 mi) stage at the end of the rally.

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Diff. Pts.
1   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 14:14.4 0.0 5
2   Stéphane Lefebvre   Gabin Moreau Citroën C3 WRC 14:44.5 +30.1 4
3   Juho Hänninen   Kaj Lindström Toyota Yaris WRC 15:09.4 +55.0 3
4   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta WRC 15:28.1 +1:13.7 2
5   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 15:57.2 +1:42.8 1

Championship standings after the rallyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIA Announces World Motorsport Council Decisions". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ "WRC cars to become more aggressive in 2017". speedcafe.com. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Toyota GAZOO Racing Outlines 2016 Motorsports Activities". Toyota. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Citroën commits to WRC future". WRC.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  5. ^ http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport/88601634/spectator-who-fell-in-hayden-paddon-crash-in-the-monte-carlo-rally-dies
  6. ^ "2017 Commited (sic)". acm.mc. Automobile Club Montecarlo. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Matton on Monte tactics". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 16 January 2017. Archived from the original on 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017. Craig Breen drives a 2016-specification DS 3 WRC and while he can score driver points, he is not eligible for points in the manufacturers’ championship.
  8. ^ "World Rally Championship - Results Monte Carlo - wrc.com". www.wrc.com. Retrieved 2017-01-22.

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