Alpine Formula 1 racer Esteban Ocon will tackle two stages of this weekend’s Rallye Monte Carlo as the official VIP course car.
Ocon will pilot Alpine’s A110S, which will be adorned in its traditional blue livery and run with his race number of 31, through Thursday’s opening pair of stages.
The rally takes place in the Provence region of Ocon’s native France and he will drive the first two stages before the crop of WRC competitors pass through.
“This is a fantastic opportunity and I certainly cannot wait to experience Rallye Monte-Carlo for the first time,” said Ocon.
“It’s a legendary event, a jewel in the calendar of motorsport and I know how special being part of it will be.
“I’m looking forward to driving the beautiful Alpine A110S. I had my first taste of the A110 in October with three laps of the Nordschleife. It was great that day; very comfortable and agile to drive. It’s born for this kind of challenge with the tight hairpins and mountain passes.
“Rallying has actually always been a dream for me, so driving the A110S in Monte-Carlo is a brilliant way to begin the year.”
Alpine will have five representatives in the RGT class of the upcoming rally, all driving A110s.