Who to watch in the Monte Carlo Rally

Who to watch in the Monte Carlo Rally

This year is the Monte Carlo Rally's centenary and, just as in recent years, there's no shortage of World Rally Championship stars turning up to give the IRC regulars a run for their money

As it starts its sixth season, the Intercontinental Rally Challenge is really finding its feet as both a training ground for the World Rally Championship, and a standalone career option that provides some spectacularly close competition, extensive live television coverage on Eurosport and a relatively low-cost option for teams.

It has hung on to the celebrated Monte Carlo Rally as its opener and, with the event reaching its centenary this year, the array of guest stars popping in to challenge the IRC frontrunners is more intriguing than ever - including a former world champion, a mid-1990s superstar and a host of rising young drivers.

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