The organizers of the Monte Carlo Rally have issued the full route for next year's World Rally Championship opener.
As expected, for the French Alpine rally's return to the WRC, the event runs to a similar format as it has in recent years. The route, which includes action on five separate days, runs to 1,102 miles, 270 of which will be competitive.
Instead of finishing on Friday night/Saturday morning, the event has been extended by a day, giving the crews Saturday morning off from driving - before they head to the Alpes Maritimes, just behind Monaco for the final evening's driving. The last stage will be Sunday morning's powerstage.
The Monte Carlo Rally hasn't run as a round of the WRC since 2008.
Wednesday January 18
Start Valence 0800
SS1 Le Moulinon - Antraigues (22.91 miles)
SS2 Burzet - St Martial (18.91 miles)
SS3 Le Moulinon - Antraigues (22.91 miles)
SS4 Burzet - St Martial (18.91 miles)
Thursday January 19
SS5 Labatie d'Andaure - Lalouvesc (12.03 miles)
SS6 St Bonnet - St Julien Molhesabate - St Bonnet (15.95 miles)
SS7 Lamastre - Gilhoc - Alboussiere (13.62 miles)
SS8 Labatie d'Andaure - Lalouvesc (12.03 miles)
SS9 St Bonnet - St Julien Molhesabate - St Bonnet (15.95 miles)
SS10 Lamastre - Gilhoc - Alboussiere (13.62 miles)
Friday January 20
SS11 St Jean en Royans - Font d'Urle (14.32 miles)
SS12 Cimetiere de Vassieux - Col de Gaudissart (14.99 miles)
SS13 Montauban - Eygalayes (18.57 miles)
Parc Ferme Monaco
Saturday January 21
SS14 Moulinet - La Bollene Vesubie (14.54 miles)
SS15 Lantosque - Luceram (11.68 miles) 1554
SS16 Moulinet - La Bollene Vesubie (14.54 miles)
SS17 Lantosque - Luceram (11.68 miles) 2014
Sunday January 22
SS18 Ste Agnes - Co de la Madone (3.20 miles)