MONTE-CARLO HISTORIQUE: 5 BELINETTES TO CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALPINE-RENAULT’S ONE-TWO-THREE FINISH IN 1973
- Renault Classic to contest the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique for third straight year.
- The 2013 Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique provides a first class opportunity to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Alpine-Renault’s one-two-three finish on the real thing in 1973. That triumph, led by Jean-Claude Andruet and his lady co-driver ‘Biche’, paved the way for Alpine-Renault’s Manufacturers’ crown at the end of the inaugural World Rally Championship in 1973.
- Five Alpine A110 Berlinettes have been entered by Team Renault Classic with a driver line-up that includes the winner of the 1973 Rallye Monte-Carlo, as well as Jean Ragnotti, Jean Vinatier and Alain Serpaggi.
- This entry also celebrates the revival of the Alpine brand, as announced in November 2012.
- The event starts on January 27 in Reims, France, and ends in Monaco on February 1.
Renault Classic will be out in force for the 16th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique with a field of no fewer than five Alpine-Renault A110 Berlinettes.
The team’s start-studded crew line-up features:
– N°01: Jean-Vinatier / Jean-François Jacob (A110 1300)
– N°15: Carlos Tavares / Jean Pascal Dauce (A110 1300)
– N°18: Jean-Claude Andruet / ‘Biche’ (A110 1600S)
– N°21: Alain Serpaggi / Jean-Pierre Prévost (A110 1300)
– N°36: Jean Ragnotti / Francis Mercier (A110 1800 groupe 4)
Team Renault Classic’s five crews will start from Reims, France, on Sunday, January 27. The route visits French towns Valence and Gap en route to the finish in Monaco on February 1.
Renault’s participation in this event for the third year running is a fitting opportunity to celebrate the brand’s numerous wins and successes in 1973, including:
– Victory for Andruet/Biche on the Rallye Monte-Carlo.
– A one-two-three finish for Alpine-Renault on the Rallye Monte-Carlo.
– The World Rally Championship Manufacturers’ title for Alpine-Renault.
The participation of these five Berlinettes also coincides with Renault’s recent, long-awaited announcement of the Alpine brand’s revival last November.