The countdown has finished and although it may not be until next January 19, when the boot officially the WRC with the first stage of the Rally Monte carlo, the teams have begun the pre-test to the appointment of monegasque. M-Sport Sébastien Ogier, Toyota Gazoo Racing with Jari-Matti Latvala and Hyundai Motorsport with Thierry Neuville have been responsible for making the first pre-test and specific of 2017, to prepare the Monte carlo Rally, pruebas who also have joined other pilots in the category WRC2 as is the case of Jan Kopecký with the Skoda Fabia R5 official mark or Simone Tempestini with his Citroën DS3 R5.
In the case of M-Sport, this test has been the first contact Sébastien Ogier with the asphalt at the controls of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2017, the model will seek to defend his crown in the World. A task that however has started on the wrong foot the whole time Ogier took a touch on his second day of testing, a mishap that caused damage on the left side and in the rear suspension-left of the Ford Fiesta. A small accident that is not serious, without a doubt disrupted the plans of M-Sport during the day this Tuesday.
it has Also begun the work of Jari-Matti Latvala with the Toyota Yaris WRC. The finn, who already had a small test with the World Rally Car of the japanese firm on asphalt before christmas, back at the wheel of the Yaris to prepare in a manner specific to the Rally Monte carlo. A task similar to that which already is completing Thierry Neuville with the new Hyundai i20 WRC. The team Korean has opted for commenting out the tests at altitude reduced, which has served to meet clean road. it Is presumable that Dani Sordo and Hayden Paddon will take over.
Citroën has not yet started the test-specific face to the Monte carlo Rally, , although it is expected that you do so in the next day after completing a few tests on snow to prepare for the Rally of Sweden, second appointment in the calendar. A work that Kris Meeke will once again be the protagonist and that will come in the wake of the tests that are being completed by riders such as Simone Tempestini or Jan Kopecký. While the current champion JWRC has tested the Citroën DS3 R5 on a stretch very snowy, Jan Kopecký has done the same with the Skoda Fabia R5 in similar conditions.