WRC Season Opener - Rallye Monte Carlo

The waiting is over for rally enthusiast all over the world and a brand-new FIA World Rally Championship season today as the world's toughest motorsport series roars back into action with the legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo which finishes Sunday.

In 2024 - the WRC's 52nd season, thirteen rounds across four continents await competitors, kicking off the new season in style in the daunting Alpes Maritime, on an event that has attracted a capacity entry of 70 cars.

Rallye Monte-Carlo, is the oldest fixture on the WRC calendar and arguably the most unpredictable rally of the year and now moves its base away from the Principality of Monaco and back into the French alpine town of Gap, where it was most recently based in 2021. The relatively straightforward asphalt roads high in the mountains are complicated by winter weather, placing an emphasis on perceptive tyre choices.

The IRDC extends good luck wishes to the 70 competing crews, support teams, Officials and marshals.

25th January, 2024