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Everything you need to know about the Rallye France:

Created in 1967, the French Rally Championship remains the absolute reference on a European scale. In 2024, the calendar includes nine rounds including the essential Rallye du Touquet, Rallye du Var, Rallye d'Antibes and Rallye Coeur de France. The events are contested on asphalt and on gravel, and at the end of the season, the best driver on the grid is crowned French rally champion.

Rally France drivers to follow in 2024:

The four-time reigning champion Yoann Bonato (Citroen C3 / CHL Sport Auto) will have a lot to do to retain his crown in the face of strong competition. At the forefront of these contenders we find his 2021 runner-up Quentin Giordano confidently behind the wheel of the Sarrazin Motorsport Polo GTi and Nicolas Ciamin who is joining Hyundai's Junior Driver Program this year to compete in the entire CFR with the new i20 N Rally2 . Former Peugeot Sport WRC driver, Cédric Robert, will be able to play for victory on terrain favorable to his Alpine A110 R-GT. Finally, let's count on some highlights from the 2021 winner of the 208 Rally Cup, Hugo Margaillan (Ah n°2352) at the wheel of his C3 Rally2.

Who are the 3 most successful French rally drivers?

The French Bernard Béguin (1979, 1991, 1992, 1993) and Yoann Bonato (2017, 2018, 2020, 2021) are the two most successful drivers in the history of the French rally championship. On the other hand, it is Bernard Darniche who, with 40 successes, is credited with the greatest number of victories.

What is the best French rally car?

The Citroën C3 was the absolute reference despite some brilliance from the VW Polo. The new Hyundai i20 N, skillfully taken to victory at Le Touquet in 2022 by Nicolas Ciamin, seems capable of shaking up the hierarchy.

Where to watch the Rallye France?

To follow the French Rally Championship, there is the Rallye Club every Sunday of the event on Canal +, the FFSA YouTube channel and AUTOhebdo, of course!

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