The twelfth and final spherical of the 2021 World Rally Championship began this Thursday in Monza, with the four.09 km of Shakedown “PZero”, having the particularity of being traced on the circuit and its environment, and of being contested. totally at evening. On these at all times difficult roads the place the surfaces have been already quite a few with asphalt, cobblestones, earth and even mud, darkness, humidity and fog got here to boost the train far completely consultant of the celebrations. scheduled this weekend (57% of the route plotted outdoors the circuit).
In these altering situations, Kalle Rovanperä was nevertheless significantly comfy by setting the most effective time in 2’55 “1. Hanging on the entrance strains all night, the Finn took benefit of his final passage to dislodge Thierry Neuville from the highest of the desk for Zero “Three. If the Belgian has mentioned on a number of events that he was aiming for victory at Monza, he might properly discover some reply from the much less anticipated Toyota Yaris WRC.
Behind the main duo, Adrien Fourmaux additionally signed a notable efficiency by hoisting his Ford Fiesta WRC to 3rd place at one second. Certainly boosted by his signing at M-Sport for the 2022 season, which befell in the course of the shakedown, Gus Greensmith was probably the most lively, chaining 5 runs whereas signing an attention-grabbing fifth time at Zero-Three behind his French teammate.
Interposed between the 2 Ford Fiesta WRCs, Elfyn Evans took no threat throughout this shakedown having lastly little curiosity for the remainder of the weekend, like his rival for the title Sébastien Ogier solely eighth.
After this final group apply session, the rally will actually begin this Friday from 07:31 am with the Gerosa particular and its 10.96 km. The classification of the Rally of Monza can be adopted in full on Motorsport.com all through the weekend.