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Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique 2012: Rally to Monte

Hardy Mutschler
Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique 2012
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A all of Europe is heading to Monte Carlo: In Barcelona /Spain, Glasgow /Scotland, Oslo /Norway, Reims /France, Turin /Italy and Warsaw /Poland are the participants on the route.

The longest first stage, the so-called Concentration Leg, is not valued and will start on January 29th in three cities. From 1 p.m. it leads from Warsaw over 2,300 kilometers to Monaco, Oslo (start time: 11 a.m.) and Glasgow (start time: 6:30 p.m.) are each around 2,100 kilometers away. On January 30th, the starting flag falls at 4:20 p.m. for the participants from Barcelona (1,020 kilometers), at 6:10 p.m. the teams in Turin (950 kilometers) and at 6.30 p.m. in Reims (1,070 kilometers).

Passages in Dresden and Bad Homburg

German fans of the Monte-Carlo Historique rally will have the opportunity to attend a time control on January 30 in Dresden and Bad Homburg. Starting at 9:30 a.m., the participants will roll through Dresden from Warsaw, and starting at 4:40 p.m. they will be in Bad Homburg. Around half an hour later, the teams from Oslo are expected in Bad Homburg. Further information is available at: www.acm.mc/rmch/.

It will get serious on February 1st when the first stage 'Monaco-Valence' starts at 6.30 am. Four tests have to be completed over a distance of around 530 kilometers before the day's destination in Valence is reached after around eleven hours. This is followed on February 2 by a round stage over 320 kilometers, also with four stages. The third and fourth stages will start on February 3rd at 6.00 a.m. in Valence. First it goes back to Monaco via Pierlas, Ilonse and La Turbie. After two tests, the teams roll through the first goal of the day at around 2:25 p.m. After a buffet, the night stage 'Monaco-Monaco' starts at 8:30 pm and continues until around 2:00 am.

The organizers will publish the overall result from 11.00 a.m. on February 4th, and at 8.30 p.m. a gala dinner will conclude the 15th Monte-Carlo Historique Rally.

Spontaneous co-driver wanted

Motor Klassik reader Gert Pfundt is still looking for a co-driver to experience the Monte-Carlo Historique Rally in his rally-tested Mercedes-Benz 220 SE from 1964. Gert Pfundt formulates the requirements as follows: 'I am looking for a co-driver, the noIs newbie. And if he can write me a note, I'll save a colossal penalty point. It's not a coffee trip - the Monte-Carlo Rally has always been sporty. We drive according to the official log book, log book specially for the LOOS team (German team), and on all fast special stages as well as in the 'Night of the Long Knives' according to our own notes (prayer book according to the classification by Walter Röhrl). 'Pfundt prefers Turin as the starting point, but Reims would also be possible as an alternative.

The co-driver will incur the following costs: 2,150 euros (half of the entry fee) and half of the fuel costs. The costs for the overnight stays are borne by the sponsor It starts on January 30th, the finish line is on February 4th.

Please hurry: The applicants should decide by the beginning of November, because all documents for the entry must be submitted to the organization office by November 15th .
Contact: gertpfundt@aol.com , or via +49 (0) 173 3038776.

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