Monte to be axed from WRC line-up?

The Monte Carlo Rally could be axed from the World Rally Championship and maybe even the struck off the international calendar

Monte to be axed from WRC line-up?

FIA president Mosley has confirmed that the FIA's Rallies Commission has recommended that the traditional WRC season opener be scrapped from the international calendar.

The Monte Carlo organisers criticised FIA safety delegate Jacek Bartos after he demanded the cancellation of the sixth stage, because of the risk of an accident involving spectators at the stage start.

More damaging still for the Monte, Mosley said that the FIA has evidence that the Safety Delegate had already prevented a number of potentially lethal accidents on World Championship rallies.

Mosley said: "I understand with Monaco that he (Bartos) and various other people spent 20 minutes trying to put the situation right on stage six without success and he then took the decision to recommend cancellation.

"But exactly what the circumstances are, what the other side of the story is, I don't know, and until one knows that we really can't take a position. But as a general rule, we are absolutely determined to see the rallies run as safely as it's humanly possible to do."

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