14th MONTE CARLO NEW ENERGY RALLY
Wednesday 20th March to Sunday 24th March 2013
A New Format
Innovation has always been the guiding principle for both the Automobile Club de Monaco and its New Energy Rally organising committee.
The next event, which is held from 20th to 24th March 2013, has been completely rethought. A new stage format will give competitors a greater number of regularity tests than in previous years.
Meanwhile, a packed schedule allows constructors an opportunity to showcase progress made in their latest generation of vehicles.
Finally, the Zero Emission No Noise Rally (ZENN) will make its debut, replacing the Urban Electric Challenge. Purely electric vehicles, with a range of less than 150 km, are eligible to take part. ZENN will comprise several regularity tests, sharing some with the Rally competitors, and will straddle Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March.
Scrutineering and administrative checks will be held on Wednesday 20th March 2013 in the three traditional starting cities: Lugano, Clermont Ferrand and Annecy le Vieux; ZENN competitors will have these checks on 21st March in Monaco.
The Concentration Run, where competitors converge on Monaco from their starting cities, is held on 21st March. Once in the Principality, competitors drive to the end-of-stage parc fermé on Quai Albert 1er.
The Monaco – Aix en Provence leg starts on the following day, Friday 22nd March and comprises 4 regularity sections.
The second leg (Aix en Provence – Monaco) is on Saturday 23rd March when competitors will drive 2 regularity tests before reaching Monaco.
In the evening, all competitors leave on the night-time final leg, which is a Monaco – Monaco stage, split into two tests before a return to Monaco.
On Sunday 24th March 10.00 am, the Timed Manoeuvrability Event is held in the Port Hercule - Darse Sud , followed at 12.30 am by the Prize Giving Ceremony.