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    [WRC] Monza Rally 2020

    This is what we have been told

    The asphalt event will take place on 4 - 6 December and will be based at the famous Autodromo Nazionale de Monza race circuit near Milan, in the north of the country.

    The itinerary will adopt the FIA WRC’s short format schedule, featuring about 220km of special stages, with the majority of the first and last day action at the circuit.

    Saturday’s middle leg speed tests will comprise demanding closed public roads in the Lombardy region close to Monza.
    Here we have the maps of 2009 Monza Rally Show. It's all based on the circuit, new and old combined, with lots of chicanes and short bits of service road.

    https://www.rally-maps.com/Monza-Rally-Show-2009

    Basically SS1 and SS2 are the same but in reverse direction, both around 10 km in length with no repeated sections. Then you have the Grand Prix stage which is four laps around the route from the two previous stages.

    The tarmac stages could be something in this region https://www.rally-maps.com/Rally-Trofeo-Aci-Como-2018

    Let's assume they could pull off 150 km of tarmac stages on Saturday, that would leave 70 km of Monza for Friday and Sunday (however, it says "majority of first and last day action at the circuit")

    And finally some Monza onboard from 2018

    https://youtu.be/-LIIv-KBHsk

    And some Como onboard from 2018, looking like Corsica/Sanremo

    https://youtu.be/iKgKKyuBfa0
    Last edited by AnttiL; 12th October 2020 at 11:35.

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    In one report it was mentioned that there is also some Pirelli Testtrack in this wider area which could be used for a stage.

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    Jeez I hope we don't get too many boring as fuck stages on the actual monza track.

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    A good couple of additions potentially:

    https://rallysportmag.com/m-sport-pl...a-about-monza/

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    Assuming it runs outside of Monza if CV-19 restrictions allow then its going to be interesting to see if they try and limit spectator access. The main thrust behind moving the Italian round of the championship off the mainland was to try and reduce numbers of the traditionally over enthusiastic Italian fans.

    Another forum member informed me that what many of the Italian events are doing to alleviate the problem is choosing roads without junctions or with few junctions.

    Stages start 5km from a junction and finish likewise. Any roads joining are also closed 5km from stage. The roads are closed 12 hours before by police to ensure no one enters.
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    https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/1...on-great-news/

    The WRC Promoter has confirmed Rally Monza will adopt a "short format schedule", with the Friday and Sunday legs consisting of track-based tests with crews competing on closed roads in the Lombardy region on the Saturday. In total, the route that has been drawn is said to cover 137 competitive miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal the 2nd View Post
    Assuming it runs outside of Monza if CV-19 restrictions allow then its going to be interesting to see if they try and limit spectator access. The main thrust behind moving the Italian round of the championship off the mainland was to try and reduce numbers of the traditionally over enthusiastic Italian fans.

    Another forum member informed me that what many of the Italian events are doing to alleviate the problem is choosing roads without junctions or with few junctions.

    Stages start 5km from a junction and finish likewise. Any roads joining are also closed 5km from stage. The roads are closed 12 hours before by police to ensure no one enters.
    You couldn't put doors to a field, it's a complicate legal issue, here in Spain it was talking of trying to do events without spectators but that's imposible, you are given permission to close the road but not to close and forbid people on privately owned fields across the stage

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    I guess if the Driver's title is already resolved in Ypres then Monza may not attract so many fans.

    And even if it's not decided, its still likely to be between Evans & Ogier who dont pull the crowds like say Tanak and Neuville from their home countries...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    I guess if the Driver's title is already resolved in Ypres then Monza may not attract so many fans.

    And even if it's not decided, its still likely to be between Evans & Ogier who dont pull the crowds like say Tanak and Neuville from their home countries...
    This is Italy Eddie where petrol flows in the veins. If they can get in it will be packed...

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    I hope the rumour of Rossi and Kubica in, to become true.

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