• The series’ slowest gravel round brings reduced airflow and places high demands on hot engines, transmissions and brakes.

  • Abrasive roads and high temperatures ensure a tough time for Michelin’s hard-working tyres.

  • Air temperatures well in excess of 30°C provide uncomfortable cockpit conditions for drivers and co-drivers.


Car spec

  • Gravel suspension.
  • On the rocky mountain roads, drivers may raise their car’s ride height to cope with rough conditions during the second pass.
  • Hard tyres are the preferred option, but medium compounds also play a part in drivers’ strategy.