Spectacular rally cars of the four manufacturer 2018 teams were exhibted at the picturesque Piazza del Duomo, in Italy. The Citröen C3, Ford Fiesta, Hyundau i20 and the Toyota Yaris World Rally Car provided an unforgettable photographic opportunity, since the four groups came together for the last time in 2018, a must-see for rally fans.
Later, they appeared at the press conference within the framework of this weekend’s (December 7-9) Monza Rally Show, at the legendary italian race track. They’ll be showcased during the three-day celebration upon this show’s 40th anniversary.
“Taking the championship into the heart of one of Europe’s great cities, and presenting the teams and cars at Monza, puts the WRC in full view of tens of thousands of Italians and international visitors. It’s a superb showcase for our sport,” said WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla.
One more roadshow is planned for next summer in Estonia, a little before Neste Rally Finland, plus the 2019 season launch in the Birmingham International Autosport, on Saturday, January 12.
Teemu Suninen, of M-Sport, will compete in Monza, in both rally and the Masters Show, which completes the weekend’s event on Sunday afternoon. The Finn will be accompanied by nwe co-driver Marko Salminen. Also, the MotoGp world champion and six-time Monza winner will be there, Valentino Rossi (Ford Fiesta WRC), as well as nine-time motocross world champion Tony Cairoli (Hyundai i20 WRC) and regular WRC 2 Simone Tempestini (Hyundai i20 R5).
Rally kicks off on Friday afternoon and features Monza’s circuit and perimetral highways, comprising almost 145 kilometers in nine special stages. It will be followed by the Masters Show event.