Challenge & setup

  • Essentially an asphalt rally but unpredictable mountain weather brings varied conditions.
  • Competitors must expect snow, ice and dry asphalt - often encountering all in the same stage.
  • They must balance the need for grip in winter weather with that required for dry asphalt.
  • Shrewd tyre selection providing the best compromise for frequently changing conditions is key.
  • Experience and the ability to ‘read’ conditions is vital.


Car setup

  • Asphalt suspension.
  • Wacky tyre selections which can include studded rubber on opposite corners of the car, matched with dry weather asphalt rubber.
  • Two spare tyres is normal.


Challenge & setup
Citroen C3 WRC on asphalt