HERO and CRA Partner

Winter Challenge

Winter Challenge partners

Will return in 2016, a journey through some of the most famous passes, cols and puys in rallying, a date for your diaries: 21st-25th February 2016.

WELCOME BACK... to the original, most authentic winter epic, the challenge of driving the worst roads in Europe in the thick of mid-winter, and the satisfaction of surviving and finally descending from the Alpine snow and fog to the brilliant sunshine of the Mediterranean, and the most famous finishing ramp in rallying history.Winter Challenge to Monte Carlo

The International Winter Challenge to Monte-Carlo will again be organised with the emphasis on historical authenticity, not just because car modifications are limited to correct period specification, but also in the way we run the actual event for you. Every detail will be a step back in time to the Golden Era of rallying. And of course the mountain roads of France will still provide the most challenging and enjoyable motoring anywhere in the world.

So it’s welcome back to duffle coats, silk scarves, flying jackets, thermos flasks, snow chains, tow ropes, fog lights and a shovel on the roof! It’s welcome back to climbing ice covered passes! It’s welcome back to driving through empty, snow bound landscapes. It’s welcome back to trusting your navigator as they struggle, with tired eyes and frozen fingers, and a sigh of relief when you finally find a lonely marshal keeping vigil by the roadside.But most of all, it is welcome back to competitors past and present who dare to join us on the most authentic winter adventure of them all - The Winter Challenge.

This is a winter event, held with the chance of deep snow. It is advisable that you have experience inHERO Colour Coding, EXPERT dealing with driving in such conditions, and that your car is prepared to expect the harshest conditions and trickiest surfaces possible. You will be driving on mountain passes with the distinct possibility of ice and snow at all altitudes. Navigation is via Tulip style roadbook and IGN Maps, these can be tricky even in good conditions, the addition of snow and navigation in an unfamiliar country should be considered before taking part. This event receives EXPERT accreditation.