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XX Winter Challenge to Monte-Carlo - 21st to 25th February 2016


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WELCOME BACK... to the original, most authentic winter epic, the challenge of driving the worst roads in Europe in the thick of mid-winter, and the satisfaction of surviving and finally descending from the Alpine snow and fog to the brilliant sunshine of the Mediterranean, and the most famous finishing ramp in rallying history.Winter Challenge to Monte Carlo

The International Winter Challenge to Monte-Carlo will again be organised with the emphasis on historical authenticity, not just because car modifications are limited to correct period specification, but also in the way we run the actual event for you. Every detail will be a step back in time to the Golden Era of rallying. And of course the mountain roads of France will still provide the most challenging and enjoyable motoring anywhere in the world.

So it's welcome back to duffle coats, silk scarves, flying jackets, thermos flasks, snow chains, tow ropes, fog lights and a shovel on the roof! It's welcome back to climbing ice covered passes! It's welcome back to driving through empty, snow bound landscapes. It's welcome back to trusting your navigator as they struggle, with tired eyes and frozen fingers, and a sigh of relief when you finally find a lonely marshal keeping vigil by the roadside.But most of all, it is welcome back to competitors past and present who dare to join us on the most authentic winter adventure of them all -The Winter Challenge.

This is a winter event, held with the chance of deep snow. It is advisable that you have experience in dealing with driving in such conditions, and that your car is prepared to expect the harshest conditions and trickiest surfaces possible. You will be driving on mountain passes with the distinct possibility of ice and snow at all altitudes.

Navigation is via Michelin and IGN Maps, the majority of route information is provided in advanceof the event so you are able to plot the route in the comfort and without time pressures. Regularity Sections are given out as a pre marked IGN Map at a scale of 1:50,000 so there is no need for plotting work on the event.

 This event receives EXPERT accreditation.


Winter Challenge to Monte Carlo

It's Back! The most authentic winter event returns to the passes and Cols of the French Alps! In February 2016 competitors will line up at two separate locations in Europe before converging in France and tackling the rest of the route together.

Winter Challenge to Monte Carlo

In the early part of the event there will be driving tests and regularity sections as we pass through the beautiful heartlands and lanes of France, we will stop at auberge and café for refreshments and meals, taking in the real flavours of this stunning country.
The last three days are where the adventure really kicks in, tackling many of the classic mountain passes and Cols that form part of the WRC today and were also used by the forefathers of this event, A.C. de Monaco, as far back as 1911.

Winter Challenge to Monte Carlo