Tue 25 Jul 2023

2024 Monte-Carlo route unveiled

The Automobile Club de Monaco has unveiled its outline itinerary for next year's Rallye Monte-Carlo, which lifts the lid on the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship season*.

In search of the ultimate winter conditions, next year’s legendary fixture has moved up in latitude as well as altitude and will be predominantly based in the Hautes-Alpes town of Gap, birthplace of eight-time WRC champion Sébastien Ogier, from 25 - 28 January 2024.

Kicking off the season in style are two night-time special stages on Thursday evening, which follow a dazzling start ceremony in Monaco’s Casino Square earlier that day. Thoard / Saint-Geniez (20.82km) is up first before Bayons / Bréziers (25.19km), both of which run under darkness.  

Crews head east of Gap on Friday where two identical loops of three special stages add up to a total of 106.10km. Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes / La Bâtie-Neuv (16.87km), Champcella / Saint-Clément-sur-Durance (17.87km) and La Bréole / Selonnet (18.31km) are tackled both morning and afternoon.

Saturday follows a similar format. Double runs of Sigottier / Valdrôme (20.89km), Les Nonières / Chichilianne (20.08km) and Pellafol / Agnières-en-Dévoluy (26.46km) add up to 134.86km on what will be the rally's longest day.

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Sunday’s finale takes place between Gap and Monaco. It’s an early start, with La Bréole / Selonnet (18.31km) set to begin at 07.04 local time before the penultimate stage at Digne-les-Bains / Chaudon-Norante (19.04km).

The famous La Bollène-Vésubie / Col de Turini (14.30km) forms the Wolf Power Stage where bonus points are available. Those still in contention then return to Monaco for the Casino Square champagne celebrations on Sunday afternoon.

Timings and stage lengths are indicative until official publication of the itinerary. 

*Subject to approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council

Latvia
Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Italy
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM
Hungary
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 AM