François Chatriot, the Guest of the 2018 Antibes Rallye Côte d’Azur !

Our guest François Chatriot, Victorious Pilot of the 1989 Antibes Côte d’Azur Rally, with Didier Lefort come back to this 53rd edition : “it’s exceptional to see 170 competitors on the start line. This event always was famous !

Our Antibes Rally was long and very difficult with special stage during the night ! And today, this rally keep his pirit. For the service, it was a rally in the rally too.

To drive during the night, it was magic! It has an extraordinary charm. And from the moment when we are good, we go so fast of day as of night! I would like to see again this configuration but for safety reasons, it’s impossible now and I can understand.

Personally, in Antibes I always played to win !
Congratulations to all the organization staff and I’m anxious for the overall …

Tour European Rally at the 2018 Antibes Côte d’Azur Rally

More fast drivers in the 2018 Tour European Rally
14 nations represented in the new concept of rally series

32 crews are entered in the 2018 Tour European Rally  of which 10 will be at the start of the  53rd Rallye Antibes – Côte d’Azur (May 18th– 20th). All these teams represent 14th différent countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain, France, Hungary, Italy, Israël, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Tzech Republic, Great Britain), so it’s already a great sucess for the organizers and promoters of the T.E.R.
Three new ones are entered in R5, these are :

 

* Bruno RIBERI – Skoda Fabia R5 – French – lives in Monaco – 74 starts in rallies
– 2015 Junior Vice-champion 208 Rally Cup
– winner of the 22nd Rallye National de l’Escarène (April, 21st and 22nd 2018)
– co-driver : Anthony Gorguilo

* Rhys YATES – Skoda Fabia R5 – British – 44 starts in rallies
– 2015 MSA English
– Participated in 2018 at: Azores Airlines Rallye (P) – McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages (G. B) Pirelli International Rally (GB)
– Co-driver: Elliot Edmonson

* Steve FERNANDES – Skoda fabia R5 – Luxembourgish – 82 starts in rallies
– 2016 Luxembourg Rally Champion
– participed in 2018 : Herock Spa Rally (B) – Rallye de Trois-Ponts (B)

French Fiestas join TER in Antibes
Two more drivers with Ford R5 cars

Jérémy Crétien and Manon Verger (Ford Fiesta R5) have expressed their wish to integrate the T.E.R on the occasion of the Rallye d’Antibes following by Jérémy Ancian co-drived by Olivier Vitrani, also driving a Ford Fiesta R5

 

@Photos Jean-François THIRY

The 2018’s edition can start…

The 53rd Antibes Côte d’Azur Rally
French Rally Championship
French VHC Championship
18th – 20th May 2018

The rally can start! Everything has been made up in order to make of the 53rd Antibes Côte d’Azur Rally a Racing Event.

The entry lists of the French Championship and the Historic VHC and VHRS Rallies are a victory in themselves as over 170 teams are participating.

We shall welcome warmly the return of Giandomenico BASSO on the Antibes Côte d’Azur Rally, leader of the Tour European Rally, winner on our event in 2009, who for our most great pleasure will quarrel with numerous other pretenders at the victory.

Concerning the Rally VHC, the fight will be nonetheless very interesting as numerous specialists of the Region will be present and will try to steal the victory to French Championship leaders.

The organisation committee has built around the event numerous new actions that certainly will hold exciting moments.

This great sporting week will start on Friday 18th May from 5.30 pm on the podium at Gould Square in Juan-les-Pins will take place the presentation of the French Championship teams. All structures will start being set up from the beginning of the week in order to give the best start possible to this 2018’s edition.

Our website: www.antibes-rallye.com will enable you to find any practical or technical information (Entry list, convocation, and program) and to follow the Rally in live.

An Informations and « souvenirs »’s stand will be held next to the podium at the Gould Square in Juan-les-Pins from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th May.

Our offices remain available for any further information by
email contact@antibes-rallye.com or telephone on +33 4 93 61 78 66

The Organisation Committee

Departure and Arrival at the Juan Les Pins Pinède

The PODIUM of departure and arrival as well as the CLOSED PARK will be based in the SQUARE GOULD, Boulevard Baudoin, in Antibes for this 53rd edition of the Rally Antibes Côte d’Azur from 18th until 20th of May !

The best European drivers will participate in one of the most mythical French rallies that it is to score points in the French championship of the Rallies (modern) or in the French VHC championship, intended for the historic vehicles. This rally will also count for the European Tour Rally.

Without forget the VHRS championship in the  category of “regularity”.