This 22nd edition of the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique distinguishes itself by the diversity of its course, starting with the return of Milan and Athens as starting cities. A 2019 edition that the Organizing Committee of the “Automobile Club de Monaco” has wished to be as attractive as ever, with, most notably, regularity zones that have often been the most memorable moments of the event! This year, once again, numerous will be those who will fight for victory, and thereby succeed to Gianmaria Aghem and Diego Cumino, winners of the 2018 edition with their Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1200.
Only three days after the arrival of the 87th Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo, competitors authorized to race in the 22e Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique will have to face a selective course. As always, the Rallye Historique is reserved to those cars which have participated in the Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo between 1955 and 1980. With the goal of having every competitor have a chance to rank honorably well, there will be, once more, in 2019, three averages to respect and keep up during the entirety of the event.
The start of this 22nd edition will be Wednesday January 30th, with the concentration leg from Glasgow (2159 km / 18:00) and Athens (1489 km / 12:40). Those who leave Friday February 1stwill follow Bad Homburg (1175 km / 14:00), Barcelona (929 km / 19:00), Reims (950 km / 19:00), Milan (832 km /20:00) and Monte-Carlo (729 km / 20:00). With a common destination, Buis-les-Baronnies, in the heart of the department of Drôme. There will be a checkpoint that the first competitors will reach Saturday February 2nd around 09:30. A concentration leg that will be far from over, since the crews will have to first go through two regularity zones, well known to the specialists of the event: “Montauban-sur-l’Ouvèze – Saint-André-de-Rosans / RZ 1 / 49.40 km / 10:00” and “La Motte-Chalancon – Saint-Nazaire-le-Désert / RZ 2 / 22.10 km / 12:00”. To end this chapter of the concentration leg, the last time control of the day is planned for Crest at 14:00,before rejoining Valence, Drôme, the host city of the rally where the first competitors will be awaited at the Champs de Mars around 15:00.