Daprà concluded the Monte Carlo Rally on a positive note


In the final stage of the 92nd Rallye Monte-Carlo, Roberto Daprà concluded his race by securing the 8th fastest time among WRC2 participants in the first two special stages of La Bréole-Selonnet (18.31 km) and Digne les Bains-Chaudon Norante (19.01 km). He then achieved the 7th fastest time in the power stage of La Bollène Vésubie-Col de Turini (14.80 km). The 22-year-old driver of ACI Team Italia, well-supported by co-driver Luca Gugliemetti, intelligently navigated through the Principality race. He secured the sixth fastest time in WRC2 standings on Friday night in Selonnet and consistently traveled with times between the 7th and 8th scratch of the category throughout the race. His adventure in the Monegasque rally concluded in the 33rd overall position and 14th in WRC2.

It was an unfortunate rally, as he had to restart today thanks to the Super Rally, following a setback yesterday when the driver from Trentino-Alto Adige had to stop at the start of the 12th stage due to a broken accessory belt tensioner bearing. At that point, he was in the 16th overall position and 7th in WRC2.

Commenting on his arrival, Daprà said, "Today, we didn't take risks on the first stage, which was very icy. In the second stage, the beginning was tricky, but we were doing well. In the second part, towards the end, I slowed down because I thought I had a puncture. Finally, we faced the grand finale at Turini, concluding our race. It has been a tremendous experience that has contributed significantly to my growth, especially in driving confidence. The entire team supported me very well with their vast experience. Thanks also go to my co-driver, and now we are getting ready for Croatia to continue gaining experience in this WRC2, covering kilometers and having fun."

THE RALLY. The 92nd edition of the Rallye Monte-Carlo featured the final leg, Gap-Monaco, covering only 52.12 km of timed sections divided into three special stages: “La Bréole-Selonnet” (18.31 km), “Digne les Bains-Chaudon Norante” (19.01 km), and the power stage of “La Bollène Vésubie-Col de Turini” (14.80 km) scheduled for 12:15, followed by the final award ceremony at Place du Casino at 16:15.

After Monte-Carlo, Roberto Daprà's schedule includes six more events in the WRC2 2024 season: Croatia in April, Portugal in May, Sardinia between late May and early June, Poland at the end of June, Latvia in mid-July, and the Central European Rally in October.