2018 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique Concentration Leg Schematic

Recently the Automobile Club of Monaco released the Supplementary Regulations for the 2018 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique.  In these Supplementary Regulations the outline and timing of the Concentration Run from the starting cities are presented.

There will be the following starting cities in 2018:

  • Oslo – 1,611 km starting on Wednesday January 31 at 9:55AM
  • Glasgow – 1,987 km starting on Wednesday, January 31 at 6:00PM
  • Lisbon – 2,309 km starting on Wednesday, January 31 at 7:00PM
  • Bad Hombourg – 1,028 km starting on Friday February 2 at 2:10PM
  • Barcelona – 1,150 km starting on Friday February 2 at 2:30PM
  • Monte-Carlo – 962 km starting on Friday February 2 at 7:00PM
  • Reims – 801 km starting on Friday February 2 at 7:00PM

Monte Carlo has been added as a starting city in 2018, while Copenhagen was dropped from 2017.

I have prepared the following rough schematic of the Concentration Leg from all of the starting cities.  The starting cities are presented in a box.  This year the Concentration Leg ends in Valence rather than Monte Carlo.  The next two days of the rally will be originated out of Valence.

2018 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique Concentration Leg Schematic

Note that all crews will pass through Bourgoin – Jallieu (Isère), starting at Saturday February 3 from 6:10am where they will have their cars fitted with the Tripy GPS unit.  After this all the crews will do two regularity stages, ZR-1 and ZR-2 then going through a Timing Control at Crest before the Concentration Leg ends in  Valence (Drôme) where the first crews are expected  on Champ de Mars from 1:00PM onwards.

If you have any questions about this post or the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique, then leave a comment below or contact me by a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net

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5 Responses to 2018 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique Concentration Leg Schematic

  1. Emil Joseph says:

    Thank you. I love receiving you page. Emil

  2. Pabli says:

    Are there any timing or requirements for the trips between the initial cities and the concentration leg?

    • Hi Pabli,
      Yes, there are timing requirements from each starting city. There is an official start time and timing checkpoints set up along the way to the concentration location where all of the cars are to arrive at specified times.
      Steve McKelvie

      • Pablo says:

        Thanks,

        Do they get any points/penalties during this stage?n

        If it’s the case, what’s their incentive to depart from a far city and worst climate conditions (lets say Oslo) than an easier one (maybe Barcelona or Monaco)?

      • Yes, there are penalties. It is not as bad as it seems. Many of the starters from Oslo as Scandinavians who would have to make the drive to southern France anyway. Also at these start locations, it is an opportunity for friends and family to take part in the start festivities. In addition, the roads from the distance starting cities are roads where you can easily make miles and not as susceptible to poor weather conditions as they are well maintained. Also you can easily travel in a convoy with other competitors, so it is a social trip as well. Your entry might be more easily be accepted if you apply with a distant city as your desired starting city. So while you are generally correct that it is a little more difficult to start from a distant city, it is not as bad as you might think.
        Steve McKelvie

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