In the last couple of days the organizers of the 2017 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique have released the overall general schedule for the rally. This schedule can be used to piece together an overall view of this challenging rally.
I used the schedule to put together the following schematic of what the first part of the rally, the Concentration Run, will look like on the ground. Note that this schematic is not a geographic representation of the rally, but it is a flow diagram showing where the cars will go as they make their way from their starting city to Monaco. After the cars get to Monaco, then the main competitive portion of the rally will begin. That part of the rally is not covered by the following schematic.
Route Schematic For The First Part Of The 2017 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique
At each of the starting cities, the number of available starting positions at that city are shown below the starting city name. There are a total of 300 available starting positions.
At the Time Control locations, the teams must check in at their theoretical target time based on their start time at the last control and the assigned travel time. At the Passage Controls, the teams must check in and have their time card signed, but no times are recorded. The organizers have also reserved the right to add secret passage controls.
Note that there is one Regularity Stage, ZR 1, in this first part of the rally.
While this schematic does not provide any significant navigational benefit, it helps me to envision the rally and get it in mind’s eye.
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