Recently the organizers of the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique released the itineraries for the 2016 running of this rally. This major classic rally will start from five cities:
- Bad Homburg
The Rallye Monte Carlo Historique will start on January 27 from Oslo and Glasgow and on January 29 in Bad Homburg, Reims, and Barcelona. The competitors from all five cities will link up on January 30 in St. Andres Les Alpes, France and then compete over a common alignment for the rest of the rally. The overall schedule for the rally is shown on the following table.
Overall Schedule For The Rallye Monte Carlo Historique
The overall schedule shown above also indicates the planned distribution among each city of the 300 cars that are expected to start this rally and the distance to be traveled from each city.
- Bad Homburg: 110 cars and 1,240 km
- Oslo: 10 cars and 2,123 km
- Reims: 100 cars and 1,002 km
- Glasgow: 10 cars and 2,043 km
- Barcelona: 70 cars and 1,138 km
The organizers have also released routes to be taken from each city. For example, the itinerary from Bad Homburg is shown below This itinerary applies to the 110 cars that will start the rally from Bad Homburg and the 10 rally cars that will join them from the Oslo start. There are similar itineraries for all of the routes.
A Typical Rallye Monte Carlo Historique Itinerary
The itinerary above shows the cities that the cars need to pass through, the roads that are to be traveled on, the estimated distances, the times, and at the bottom of the route description, in fine print, you can see the Michelin Map numbers that the competitors can refer to when laying out the route to be followed.
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In the upcoming weeks the organizers of the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique will be publishing the details of the common timing legs of the rally. For more details on the itineraries for all of the starting cities check out the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique organizers’ website at http://www.acm.mc