No, it’ll be back. Here’s a link to the calendar: http://www.rallybuzz.com/monte-carlo-rally-2012-wrc-calendar-news/
It seems like the rotation system is all but over, with the exception of Australia/ New Zealand. I think that’s a bit of a shame- there are obviously a few events which belong on the calendar every year, but I think it’d make sense to swap a few of them around to give more countries a chance to host a rally. Also, it seems that Jordan is gone, which is a bit of a shame because it was pretty unique, but I suppose there are other events more deserving of a place on the calendar.
It wasn’t a classic rally this weekend. The road sweeping effect was huge- I still can’t believe how Solberg managed to blow a 50 second lead in 3 stages on Saturday morning- and the tactics were annoying. I wish they could bring in the new road order rules now, but I suppose half the rallies left in 2011 are tarmac so it won’t have as big an effect in the second half of the season. Loeb’s 24 point lead over Ogier is looking pretty unasailable