WRC launched 2016 season in Monte-Carlo

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Certina is proud to be the Official Timekeeper of the FIA World Rally Championship, which opened the 2016 season at a spectacular launch in Monte-Carlo this weekend.

The stunning Casino provided the backdrop as the 90 competitors in the Rallye Monte-Carlo, the oldest event in the WRC calendar, were flagged away for four days of flat-out action on treacherous mountain roads in the French Alps.

Sebastien Ogier achieved a childhood ambition by winning Rallye Monte-Carlo for a third consecutive season on Sunday.

Ogier and Kris Meeke swapped the lead on several occasions during the first two days on mountain roads in the French Alps that ranged from clear asphalt to snow and ice. Ogier edged clear in yesterday's third leg and the outcome was decided when Meeke damaged his gearbox after hitting a rock and retired.

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