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Most teams running the Monte right now are running Michelin but DMACK demonstrated potential during limited use last year and is working to get their tires on more cars this year. Posting this video from DMACK only because it gives a good idea what WRC tires look like these days.

That winter tire certainly is impressive! Looks like something you'd see in a Mad Max movie.

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That winter tire certainly is impressive! Looks like something you'd see in a Mad Max movie.
No kidding. If that ran over your foot, you would certainly know it.

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Five types of tyres for the 'Monte-Carlo' (best-of-rallylive.com)
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The regulations for the 2012 World Rally Championship have seen the introduction of a number of changes that cover tyres. The total number of tyres which Priority 1 and 2 WRC drivers may use on each event has come down by nearly 20 percent, while crews will now have two options for gravel rounds, as was previously the case for asphalt rallies. Exceptionally, five different types of Michelin tyre are available for the Rallye Monte-Carlo.

The ‘Monte Carlo’ is indeed a unique event in many ways, if only because of the traditional threat of changing weather conditions. “To ensure crew safety, the regulations permit five different types of tyre for this event, all of which must be fitted to 18-inch wheels,” says Nicolas GOUBERT, the Michelin Group’s Motorsport Technical Director. “For dry and wet asphalt, Michelin runners can choose from three versions of the new Michelin Pilot Sport: a hard (H1) and a soft (S1) compound, plus a ‘super soft’ variant, which is specific to the Rallye Monte-Carlo, for very cold or icy stages.”

For predominantly wintry conditions, crews can choose between a studded and a non-studded version of the new MICHELIN Pilot Alpin WRC. They may also fit two studded tyres and two ‘asphalt’ tyres, which is a scenario we saw from the outset on Day 1.

As is the case for the 2012 WRC calendar’s other rounds, competitors on the Rallye Monte-Carlos may use five tyres per tyre-change opportunity (compared to six previously), plus a further five for Tuesday’s shakedown. Meanwhile, drivers have a maximum quantity of each type of tyre at their disposal which they must manage carefully as a function of their respective strategies:

- Michelin Pilot Sport S1: 36 tyres
- Michelin Pilot Sport H1: 8 tyres
- Michelin Pilot Sport SS1: 12 tyres
- Michelin Pilot Alpin (non-studded): 8 tyres
- Michelin Pilot Alpin (studded): 20 tyres
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84 Tyres for a weekend jaunt through the hills....
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It is 18 degrees out side, with a few icy spots, but most of the road surface is clear. So, should I put studded tires on the right and soft on the left when I head out to the store, since it is mostly left hand turns to get there?

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....but what about the drive home?

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....but what about the drive home?

Hummmm, guess I'll have to carry to extra's in the boot and the floor jack.

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I was just thinking that reverse would be easier.........
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I was just thinking that reverse would be easier.........
You da man Scott. Never thought of that and I could have bought more stuff without those extra tyres back there.

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A little race-related tire trivia.

Two anniversary events for Michelin (best-of-rallylive.com)
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The Rallye Monte-Carlo and the Le Mans 24 Hours are two of the world’s best known motorsport events. This year, they are celebrating their 80th edition, and Michelin is targeting victories to mark both occasions…

After notching up the centenary of its creation in 2011, the Rallye Monte-Carlo is this year being organised for the 80th time. In 1911, the inaugural ‘Monte’ was won by Henri Rougier driving a Turcat-Mery 25HP, the ‘car of connoisseurs’ which was manufactured in a factory where the Olympique de Marseille football club’s stadium now stands. The event was not organised between 1912 and 1924, or between 1939 and 1949.

“The 80th Rallye Monte-Carlo will no doubt be remembered for its return to the World Rally Championship,” observes a spokesman for the organisers, the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM). “After last year’s ‘centenary’ event, we didn’t want to make a big fuss about this year’s ‘round number’. This year’s only real new feature is the fact that the Press Office in the Principality will be in the Auditorium Rainier III which is situated under the F1 Grand Prix’s famous tunnel. Actually, this year will also be the 70th edition of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix…”

The two ACM-organised classics share a common history. In 1928, the club’s then President Alexandre Noghès wanted to register the Automobile Club de Monaco with the AIACR (forerunner of the FIA). To do this, however, he was requested to first stage an event in the Principality itself, since the Rallye Monte-Carlo was deemed to take place on ‘European’ roads. Soon afterwards, on April 14, 1929, history’s first Monaco Grand Prix took place.

Meanwhile, next June’s Le Mans 24 Hours will also be run for the 80th time. The inaugural event in 1923 was won by Frenchmen Lagache and Leonard in a Chenard&Walcker.
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