After Thursday evening’s glamorous Monte-Carlo start in Casino Square, two tough stages in darkness in the Alps punctuate the run up to Gap.
Two loops of three remote tests south of the town form a compact but tiring Friday, which contains almost 145km of against-the-clock action.
Equally gruelling third leg on Saturday features five more stages, all but one north of Gap, before the last service of the rally there and a long journey back to Monaco.
Sunday’s finale, as is traditional, runs in the Alpes Maritimes mountains above the Principality and features two passes over the legendary Col de Turini.
Col de Turini. One of the sport’s iconic locations, where enormous crowds will gather to watch competitors cross the mountain summit in the La Bollene Vesubie – Peira Cava test in the final leg. An incredible atmosphere and a ‘must-do’ for visitors.