When? January 24 – 27, 2019

The Monte-Carlo rally was fast, fun and formidable! A great opening of the rally season, warming up the world for many great events to come. Moreover, we finally got to see our Wolf Power Stage come to life on Super Sunday. Next stop: Sweden!

Winning theme: French

The debut of the rally season took place at the broader area of iconic Monte-Carlo. Located in-between alpine valleys between the Maritime Alps and the French Riviera, this rally is known to be the most unpredictable one of the season.

With five consecutive Monte-Carlo wins, French driver Sébastien Ogier, covered the scene with the French flag winning the rally driving a French Citroën C3. It was a brilliant achievement, thanks to swift driving and strategic equipment choices. A thrilling curtain raiser with the closest finish in Monte-Carlo history (2.2s ahead of Neuville).

Precision

Rallies like this show once more how even the smallest details can have impact. The driving conditions were unpredictable: when ice is expected, you find yourself on dry asphalt and on other roads snow turned into mud in no time. Things clearly move fast on track, so it’s paramount to stay into focus both inside and outside the car.

The red thread of precision clearly showed from start to the final finish, towards the Wolf Power Stage. As the live report stated “If you blinked, you missed Kris Meeke”, perfectly describing the fantastic performance of the Brit at stage 16. Only through precise strategy and innovative thinking, success can be achieved. And that’s exactly what Wolf stands for.

The most essential information you’ll need to have before the rally starts!

Conditions
Conditions

Asphalt rally, but the mountain weather could bring along some unpredictable challenges. Expect snow, ice and dry asphalt.

Known as
Known as

The most unpredictable rally of the year!

Stages
Stages

Two late night stages in darkness in the southern Alps on Thursday.
Two loops of three geographically spaced out tests on Friday.
A double loop of two stages on Saturday.
Two passes over the legendary Col de Turini on Sunday.

Must see
Must see

Col de Turini, a mountain pass road which normally has ice and/or snow during this time of the year. And if it does not have any of these, fans will make sure to throw some of it on the track to add the extra thrill!

History
History

The Monte-Carlo rally is the oldest rally of the WRC competition. First run in 1911, it was designed to promote Monte-Carlo as a tourist destination, with competitors starting from different European cities before gathering in Monaco.

Why you need to watch?
Why you need to watch?

This is the first opportunity to see in action the drivers, co-drivers and car line-ups of this season!