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WRC turns on the style at Milan’s Piazza del Duomo and Monza Rally Show 🇮🇹

·Italian city’s famous cathedral piazza welcomes WRC 🇮🇹🌍

·Citroën, Hyundai, M-Sport Ford and Toyota join WRC spectacle

·Monza Rally Show stages exciting World Rally Car display

Milan, 6 December 2018 – Milan’s iconic city centre cathedral provided a stunning backdrop as the FIA World Rally Championship visited Italy’s capital of fashion and design this morning (Thursday).

Rally cars from all four 2018 manufacturer teams were on display in the picturesque Piazza del Duomo as a roadshow took the WRC to thousands of commuters and Christmas shoppers in the heart of the city.

The Citroën C3, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai i20 and Toyota Yaris World Rally Cars provided a memorable photo opportunity in the world famous square as the quartet appeared together for the final time in 2018.

They later lined up for an afternoon press conference ahead of this weekend’s Monza Rally Show (7 – 9 December) at the legendary race circuit nearby.

The piazza houses many of Italy’s most famous buildings, including the 14th century cathedral, the Royal Palace and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping area. It is Milan’s biggest tourist attraction.

After the daylong roadshow the cars will be on display throughout the three-day 40th anniversary Monza Rally Show.

“This was a very special occasion for the WRC,” said WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla.

“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.”

As promotional highlights between rallies, the WRC’s visit to Milan and Monza followed last month’s WRC Gala Night in the shadow of Sydney’s famous Opera House.

A further roadshow is planned next summer in Estonia shortly before Neste Rally Finland, in addition to the 2019 season launch at Birmingham’s Autosport International show on Saturday 12 January.

M-Sport Ford’s Teemu Suninen will compete at Monza in both the rally and the Masters Show, which completes the weekend’s action on Sunday afternoon. The Finn will be partnered by new co-driver Marko Salminen for the first time.

Also competing are multiple MotoGP world champion and six-time Monza winner Valentino Rossi (Ford Fiesta WRC), nine-time motocross world champion Tony Cairoli (Hyundai i20 WRC) and WRC 2 regular Simone Tempestini (Hyundai i20 R5).

The rally starts on Friday afternoon and features Monza’s race track and perimeter roads, comprising nine special stages covering almost 145km. It is followed by the knockout Masters Show event.

WRC stars Sébastien Loeb and Dani Sordo are previous winners, while former world champions Colin McRae, Marcus Grönholm and Miki Biasion have also competed there.

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About WRC Promoter GmbH

WRC Promoter GmbH is responsible for all commercial aspects of the FIA World Rally Championship, including TV production and the marketing of global media and sponsorship rights. The Promoter also has responsibility to increase the field of participants and to propose the venues that form the FIA WRC calendar.

The World Rally Championship is the FIA’s premium rally series. WRC showcases authentic motorsport, high performance cars and the world’s best drivers competing in dramatic surroundings ranging from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the blistering heat of Mexico. Established in its current format in 1973, WRC participants battle for the drivers’ and manufacturers’ world titles at 14 rallies spanning 15 countries and five continents. Additional championship information can be found at www.wrc.com and www.wrcplus.com.

Next rally: Rallye Monte-Carlo, 24 – 27 January 2018

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6 December 2018

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