WRC Monte Carlo Shakedown

The WRC 2012 Season has started with the 1st rally taking place in Monte-Carlo. The new season which has seen many drivers switch camps among them Petter Solberg who has moved to Ford, Mikko Hirvonen who is piloting a Citroen DS3 and Ogier behind the wheel of a Skoda Fabia S2000  started on an interesting note as Novikov took the lead in a Fiesta WRC,  Araujo in a Mini WRC came in second while 2011 Champion, Sebastian Loeb came in 3rd in his Citroen DS3. What was exciting for me was seeing Ogier in position 10, piloting the only S2000 in the top 17 positions!

Ogier in a Skoda Fabia S2000

1. Novikov (Fiesta WRC) 2’13’0
2. Araujo (Mini WRC) 2’13’2
3. Loeb (DS3 WRC) 2’13’5
4. P.Solberg (Fiesta WRC) 2’13’9
5. Neuville (DS3 WRC) 2’14’0
6. Latvala (Fiesta WRC) 2’14’0
7. Hirvonen (DS3 WRC) 2’14’7
8.Sordo (Mini WRC) 2’14’9
9. Tänak (Fiesta WRC) 2’16’3
10. Ogier (Fabia S2000) 2’17’0
11. H.Solberg (Fiesta WRC) 2’17’2
12. Delecour (Fiesta WRC) 2’17’3
13. Campana (Mini WRC) 2’17’7
14. Prokop (Fiesta WRC) 2’17’9
15. Wilson (Fiesta WRC) 2’18’2
16. Maurin (Fiesta WRC° 2’18’8
17. Van Merksteijn (DS3 WRC) 2’18’9

Day 2 starts today and you can keep it here for more updates.

Citroen DS3

See the entire 2012 WRC Calendar here.

Pics Courtesy Ford WRC On Facebook & Rallye-Sport.fr

Footage courtesy Nedbis


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