Wednesday | 20 Jan 2021

Frenchmen head up WRC3 entry in Monte-Carlo

All eyes will be on a trio of French stars in the battle for WRC3 honours at the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo this week (21 - 24 January).

Nicolas Ciamin, Yohan Rossel and Yoann Bonato head up the entry in a fleet of Citroën C3 Rally2 cars. 

Both Ciamin and Rossel have started the challenging event three times before and will be pushing hard for glory on home ground. 

Bonato is the most experienced of the three with an impressive six Monte starts to his tally, including class wins in 2018 and 2019. 

Skoda Fabia Rally2 pilot Miguel Díaz-Aboitiz is back for more adrenaline-filled action after finishing seventh in class here last year, whilst Belgium’s Cédric De Cecco also wheels out his similar ca

Bonato is a previous class winner

Citroën man Giacomo Ogliari has made the trip from Italy along with fellow compatriot Fabrizio Arengi Bentivoglio in another Fabia. 

Further down the running order, Tom Williams, godson of the late Richard Burns, will also make his Rallye Monte-Carlo debut. The young Brit has upgraded to a latest-specification Ford Fiesta Rally2 for the event with Italian co-driver Giorgia Ascalone reading the pace notes. 

Other entries include Johannes Keferböck, Cédric Cherain and Mauro Miele in Skodas, Davy Vanneste in a C3 and Hermann Neubauer in another Fiesta. 

Full coverage from Rallye Monte-Carlo will be available on WRC+ All Live here, including every stage broadcast as it happens as well as key interviews, features and expert analysis from the service park.