The Monte Carlo Rally could go ahead on its scheduled date, that is, from January 22 to 24. The last meeting held by the Regional Government seems to indicate that this will be the case, that there is a green light. Still, we have to wait for the final decision of the National Government.
Of course, as it cannot be otherwise, the advance of the pandemic in the area will also play a crucial role. If events force the race to be canceled on the scheduled date, there may be other types of alternatives before the definitive suspension.
Thierry Neuville, winner of his first Monte Carlo in 2020, has offered a solution to DirtFish. One of Hyundai Motorsport’s starting drivers doesn’t want to lose one of his favorite rounds on the calendar. In the last two years he has shown excellent performance.
These are the words of the Belgian driver about it for the English media: “If they can put Monte-Carlo at the end of the year, it will probably be a good solution. Ending the season in a rally like this will always be good news for everyone”.
In addition, he adds: “I would be very disappointed not to start the year in Monaco. Still, it would be good to look for alternatives. The main objective is to keep the rally in 2021″. The passing of days will dictate the conclusion of the most legendary event of the World Rally Championship.
The French government and Prime Minister Jean Castex will have the last word in a meeting scheduled for January 13. This will take place one day before the opening of the service park in Gap. The teams would arrive from January 14 to begin setting up the service park. We hope to hear from you before then.