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On Topic WRC Monte Carlo 2017

mattj112

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New season and everything has change in world of WRC. I though start with the first thread on the new season with first round in Monte Carlo start in 5 days time.

The cars have had large change due by new regulations allowing for the new resistor of 36mm up from 33mm last year and increase aerodynamics parts. They have also introduced new WRC trophy class for drivers in pre-2017 spec to score points on a maximum of seven rallies with the six best counting towards the drivers and co-drivers titles.

Rally Monte Carlo 2017

The event will start officially at 6:15pm on Thursday, January 19 to Sunday 22, in Monte Carlo’s celebrated Casino Square. That will be followed by two challenging night-time stages, namely Entrevaux-Val de Chalvagne-Ubraye (SS1, 21.25km) and Bayons-Bréziers (SS2, 25.49km) in France’s Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region. The next Two days will take stages around the City of Gap and surrounding region with final day stages taking place near to Monaco.

Itinerary for event - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2017 - eWRC-results.com and Map of overall stages- https://www.rally-maps.com/Rallye-Monte-Carlo-2017.


entry list for event - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2017 - eWRC-results.com

live result - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2017 - eWRC-results.com

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mattj112

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spalind

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#3
Didn't realize they were doing a "trophy" class, that is at least a small concession to privateer teams who can't afford to upgrade to the new specs.
 

spalind

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#4
of note!! We have a North American entry in this event!!

Ian Crerar and Patrick Levesque both from Canada are entered as car #113 in a Peugeot 208 R2. I know Pat personally and have raced against him and Ian at times in the Quebec Rally series we run out here. Its REALLY rare for a North American to be entered in a WRC event at any time and to have someone I know entered?? Awesome.
 

Short Bus

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#5
Some video of shakedown passes. There seems to be some pretty significant snowy sections. Most of the race will be dry pavement though so the snowy sections could be pretty sketchy on tarmac tires. I also think I saw Romain Dumas to by in a 911. He's not wasting anytime getting back into a racecar after Dakar.

 

spalind

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#6
Yeah, saw that (the 911) too...great to see a car like that on the stages. Looks like a tricky mix of ice/snow/tarmac. I saw some of the recce and so sections are long distances on packed snow...some real beautiful terrain...some actual rock tunnels to pass through. Also interesting that there is a strategy on the tires as Meeke stated he chose to completely save his winter tires and didn't use them in shakedown while others did as he didn't want to lose any studs or risk a puncture which would put him down a tire for the event (didn't know they had a limited # of tires they could use).

 

mattj112

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#8
shakedown videos
The Porsche 911 is very ticky to dry its even hard to drive in snow and ice


Toyota in this video looks more like race car rather than rally car
 
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The Automobile Club de Monaco regrets to advise further details following incident of the car #4 (Paddon/Kennard) in SS 1.

The spectator was transported by helicopter from the stage to hospital in Nice. Despite the best efforts of the medical staff, the spectator has sadly died.

An investigation has commenced into the incident and all involved parties will provide assistance to the authorities.

Everyone associated with the event extends their deepest sympathies and condolences to the families, friends and individuals affected.
 

mattj112

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#17
current times from ss8:

Ogier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien Ford - 11m:05.4s
Neuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas Hyundai - 11m:13.0s
Tänak Ott - Järveoja Martin Ford - 11m:24.9s

Thierry still in lead but lost some time on stage 7. A flew competitors have got time penalties for booking in late to time controls .
 

spalind

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#18
spectator who was killed was hit when he was trying to set up a GoPro on the outside of an icy corner...stupidity is not the sole domain of Baja...
 

Short Bus

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#19
current times from ss8:

Ogier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien Ford - 11m:05.4s
Neuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas Hyundai - 11m:13.0s
Tänak Ott - Järveoja Martin Ford - 11m:24.9s

Thierry still in lead but lost some time on stage 7. A flew competitors have got time penalties for booking in late to time controls .
Have they been running stages that are the same as previous years that times could be compared? I'm curious how much faster they are this year.
 

mattj112

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#20
Have they been running stages that are the same as previous years that times could be compared? I'm curious how much faster they are this year.
they running some of the same stages from last year and year before. With most WRC events they run same region year on year with similar routes. With Major changes to this year WRC 17 cars they will be large differences stages times on dry tarmac events like Germany and Spain. The Gravel events I don't thing they much differences in stage times due to amount of aero on cars .

here results from WRC 2016 - 2011 previous generations cars.

Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2016 - eWRC-results.com - 2016
Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2015 - eWRC-results.com - 2015
Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2014 - eWRC-results.com - 2014
Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2013 - eWRC-results.com - 2013
Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2012 - eWRC-results.com - 2012 this year had long stages so times longer.

Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2011 - eWRC-results.com - this wasn't round of WRC but was part of IRC rally championhsip for s2000 non turbo era. You can compare and non turbo rally to turbo rally with this times.
 
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