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]