Published on February 22nd, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Peugeot Monte Carlo Rally 2011
It was 100 years ago that the first Monte Carlo Rally took place and this year’s rally will be the first one for Peugeot UK’s Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh in a Peugeot 207 S2000. The first Monte Carlo Rally ran in 1911 and it is still (possibly) the most iconic rally in the world. This year it will provide the backdrop to Peugeot UK’s new driver pairing, Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh as they kick off their own as well as Peugeot UK’s third IRC Campaign.
Three years ago, the Monte Carlo Rally became the starting event for the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) and that year it was won by Sebastien Ogier in a Peugeot 207 S2000, with two other Peugeot 207 S2000s driven by Freddy Loix and Stephane Sarrazin, making it an all Peugeot Podium.
Guy and Phil will, therefore, be hoping the Peugeot Magic returns to the “Monte” and, with a little luck, they can finally provide Peugeot UK with the podium position in Monte Carlo they have been working for over the last two years. If all the preparation pays off for Guy Wilks, he will also be the first British driver to win the Monte Carlo rally for 43 years, when it was won in 1968 by Vic Elford in a Porsche 911. In the history of the rally there have only been five Britons on the top step of the podium.
1931 – Donald Healey driving an Invicta 1952 – Sydney Allard driving an Allard 1956 – Ronnie Adams driving a Jaguar MKVII 1964 – Paddy Hopkirk driving a Mini Cooper S 1968 – Vic Elford driving a Porsche 911
Key facts Rally Monte Carlo 2011
Surface / No of Stages
Asphalt / 13 Stages
Special Stage Distance