In order to get more experience on one of the most challenging World Championship rallies, they are competing in the RC2 class." data-caption="Paying tribute to the 100th birthday of the founding date of Czechoslovakia, the ŠKODA FABIA R5 of Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler will carry the tricolour of the Czech flag at Rally Monte Carlo.
According to Kopecký, due to the changing weather conditions with dry and wet tarmac, icy patches and snow the tyre choice is key to success.
The 35-year old veteran is competing for the seventh time at Rally Monte Carlo. Veiby, makes his third attempt at Rally Monte Carlo, albeit for the first time in a four-wheel driven car.
The first leg of the Rally Monte Carlo will start on Thursday (25 January) at 18h00 in front of the principality’s famous Casino.
Two demanding stages in the dark will follow, before the teams will arrive around midnight for the rest halt in Gap in the French Alps.
Andreas Mikkelsen and Jan Kopecký not only secured a double win in WRC 2 category.
They also achieved seventh and eighth position overall amongst much more powerful WRC cars.Marking: Lower right corner: Partial stamp in purple ink (Lugt 47a, as can be reconstructed from the examples of the stamp when whole) of the Duke of Savoia-Genova, probably to be identified with Tommaso Alberto Vittorio di Savoia-Genova (1854-1931). Myers Architectural and Ornament Drawings: Juvarra, Vanvitelli, The Bibiena Family & Other Italian Draughtsmen. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, cat. …that the tyre choice is extremely difficult and crucial at Rally Monte Carlo?The teams have to tackle between two and three stages with the four tyres mounted on the car plus maximum two spare wheels.On Friday and Saturday, the crews are facing eleven more stages, before on Saturday evening the rally returns to the service park set up in the harbour of Monte Carlo.