Rallye Monte-Carlo: Day 1


Rallye Monte-Carlo MINI No. 37 Day 1

Dani Sordo in the No. 37 MINI John Cooper Works WRC is in second place after the first day of MINI’s return to Monte Carlo.  Sordo’s MINI did sustain some suspension and body damage but managed to stay near the top.  Pierre Campana is in striking distance in the No. 52 MINI back in eighth place.

Private MINI team driver Armindo Araujo is currently in 14th about 8:38 behind the leader.  Paulo Nobre is 16:00 behind in 27th place.

Here are the results after the four stages on Day 1:

Pos  Driver             Team/Car       Time/Gap
 1.  Sebastien Loeb     Citroen       1:30:30.1
 2.  Dani Sordo         MINI           + 1:04.2
 3.  Petter Solberg     Ford           + 1:05.2
 4.  Sebastien Ogier    VW Skoda       + 2:21.1
 5.  Evgeny Novikov     M-Sport Ford   + 2:26.5
 6.  Mikko Hirvonen     Citroen        + 2:30.0
 7.  Francois Delecour  M-Sport Ford   + 2:49.9
 8.  Pierre Campana     MINI           + 4:09.7
 9.  Ott Tanak          M-Sport Ford   + 4:14.0
10.  P-G Andersson      Proton         + 4:33.8

[Results source: AUTOSPORT.com]