By VeloNews Interactive
The reigning king of downhill is taking a crack at another speed sport. Nicolas Vouilloz, last year’s World Cup champ, has been selected to race in the Rally of Monte Carlo.
He’ll be driving a Renault Clio Williams Group N3. This is the most famous car race in France and is part of the World Rally Championships. Each day competitors will start in Monaco, racing multiple stages on the roads in the surrounding area, before returning to Monaco.
This is actually the second time Vouilloz has tested his hand at auto racing. He competed in the Rally of Vence two months ago, and performed very well, leading the N group [stock category] at the completion of the first day, before being forced to abandon on the second day due to shifting problems.