24 – 28 January 2018
Gap & Monaco
4. Dani & Marc / 15. Thierry & Nicolas / Hayden & John (Retirement)
Rallye Monte-Carlo is the oldest rally on the WRC calendar, having been first organised in 1911 as a means of attracting tourists to Monaco and its surroundings. In its original format, drivers would set off from locations all over Europe, with the eventual destination of Monte-Carlo. However, it wasn’t just the car’s speed put to the test; the final result would also reward the car’s overall appearance at the end of the event. Monte-Carlo was the first event held in the inaugural FIA World Rally Championship in 1973 and has continued to serve as the season-opener in every single year of its inclusion in the calendar.