Friday | 29 Jan 2016

The WRC gallery: Rallye Monte-Carlo

Bright sunshine, blue skies and icy roads made this year's Rallye Monto-Carlo a treat for spectators and photographers alike.

Here is a selection of some of our favourite photographs from this iconic event, courtesy of snappers Jaanus Ree and @World’s Andre Lavadinho.

1: WRC on track
Before the rally proper started, a selection of the star drivers took to the streets of Monaco to give high-speed celebrity rides at the season launch. Those tyre marks will probably still be there in 20 years.

2: Night watch
Thursday's opening two stages were run in darkness and brought spectators out in their thousands. Clear skies and perfect weather made for a magical setting.

3: All new i20 
Dani Sordo had an uncomfortable ride in Hyundai's new challenger for the opening two days, but by Saturday afternoon the partnership had clicked.

4: Variety
The Monte is famed for its variable road conditions, and this year was no exception. Here's Stéphane Lefebvre threading his DS 3 WRC around one of the hairpins on the rally-closing Power Stage. Nice and clean there - but a few stages earlier he had been tackling the snowfest in the main picture.

5: Iconic hairpins
A bit of illumination and a long exposure shows the dizzying nature of the Power Stage hairpins!

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