The car club of Monaco unveiled Friday the program of the next Monte-Carlo Rally. The 86th edition, with a course renewed more than 50% compared to the previous edition.
24 january 2018, at 4 pm, the debriefing session (Shakedown – 3,35 km). This is the route already used route de la Garde during the two previous editions, in the town of Gap, city stage for the 5th time in succession, and whose assistance park is again located near the nautical stadium of Fontreyne.
25 january two special events of character disputed in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Thus, Thoard – Sisteron (ES 1 – 37.13 km), which will be disputed in this direction for the first time in the WRC and Bayons – Bréziers (ES 2 – 25.49 km), introduced in the 2017 edition, the theater of the first hostilities of the season between the tenors of the championship.
26 january, in the south of Gap, on the second day of the race, in three départements (Hautes-Alpes, Drôme and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), totaling some 150 kilometers. This day will be by far the most difficult of the rally, with a loop of three special events geographically distant and to go twice: Vitrolles – Oze (ES 3/6 – 26.76 km), Roussieux – Eygalayes (ES 4 / 7 – 33.63 km) and Vaumeilh – Claret (ES 5/8 – 15.24 km).
27 january, headed north of Gap for the 3rd day of racing which is just as formidable as the two previous ones, played in the departments of Isère and Hautes-Alpes, with a buckle composed of Agnières-en-Devoluy – Body (ES 9/11 – 29,33 km) and of Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes – La Bâtie-Neuve (ES 10/12 – 16,71 km), to be covered twice. As an epilogue for this third day, competitors will return to Bayons – Bréziers (ES 13 – 25.49 km) by day, before a last visit to the Gap service park, then return to the Principality of Monaco at the beginning of evening.