The organisers of the Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo published the official entry list for their event on Friday, the opening round of the 2009 Intercontinental Rally Challenge, which runs from January 20-24.

In total 65 crews are due to start with 19 in Super 2000 cars, including reigning IRC champion, Nicolas Vouilloz, as well as the likes of Giandomenico Basso, Juho Hanninen, Freddy Loix, Luca Rossetti, Jan Kopecky, Stephane Sarrazin, Didier Auriol and Toni Gardemeister.

Britain's Kris Meeke will also be in action, making his debut for the Peugeot UK team in his 207 S2000: "I've never driven the Peugoet S2000 machine in competition before," Kris told his personal website. "You have to be quite assertive with them, and I think that this should suit my driving style.

"But I go into the championship with a lot less experience of the cars and events compared to some of the other drivers so I plan to look at the bigger picture - the championship."

In addition to the 19 Super 2000 cars, there will be another 15 runners in the N4 class, with most piloting Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX's.

Of the rest, six are entered in A7 machinery, while there are eleven in A6 cars, four in N3, nine in N2 and one in N1.

The full entry list is as follows:

1. Nicolas Vouilloz Peugeot Team Belux 207 S2000 N4
2. Giandomenico Basso Abarth Grande Punto S2000 N4
3. Juho Hanninen Skoda Motorsport Fabia S2000 N4
4. Freddy Loix Peugeot Team Belux 207 S2000 N4
5. Luca Rossetti Abarth Grande Punto S2000 N4
6. Jan Kopecky Skoda Motorsport Fabia S2000 N4
7. Stephane Sarrazin Team Peugeot Total 207 S2000 N4
8. Didier Auriol Peugeot 207 S2000 N4
9. TBA BF Goodrich Peugeot 207 S2000 N4
10. Toni Gardemeister Astra Racing Fiat Grande Punto S2000 N4
11. Anton Alen Abarth Grande Punto S2000 N4
12. Kris Meeke Peugeot UK 207 S2000 N4
14. Dani Sola Abarth Grande Punto S2000 N4
15. Olivier Burri Abarth Grande Punto S2000 N4
16. Tobia Cavallini Peugeot 207 S2000 N4
17. Thomas Prive Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4
18. Richard Frau Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4
19. Alessandro Proh Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4
20. Patrik Artru Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4
21. Frederic Romeyer Fiat Grande Punto S2000 N4
22. Herve Knapick Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4
23. Franz Wittmann Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4
24. Jerome Aymard Subaru Impreza WRX STI N4
25. Miguel Baudouin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4
26. Julien Maurin Fiat Grande Punto S2000 N4
27. Andrej Jereb Peugeot 207 S2000 N4
28. Bertrand Pierrat Subaru Impreza N4
29. Pierre Bos Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4
30. Florian Gonon Subaru Impreza STI N4
31. Milan Liska Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4
32. Gianni Romano Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4
33. Giacomo Ogliari Peugeot 207 S2000 N4
34. Laurent Nicolas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4
35. Jean-Paul Palmero Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4

36. Damien Daumas Renault Clio A7
37. Mathieu Arzeno Renault Clio A7
38. Luca Betti Renault Clio A7
39. David Corbi Renault Clio A7
40. Marco Cavigioli Fiat Punto JTD A7
41. Andrea Sala Renault Clio A7

42. Manuel Villa Fiat Punto A6
43. Renaud Poutot Citroen C2 R2 A6
44. Nikolaus Schelle Suzuki Ignis A6
45. Luc Gellusseau Peugeot 206 XS A6
46. Paolo Raviglione Citroen C2 R2 A6
47. Claudio Marenco Renault Clio A6
48. Ludovic Cluzel Citroen C2 R2 A6
49. Christophe Fontaine Peugeot 206 XS A6
50. Lorenzo Fabiani Renault Clio A6
51. Stephane Cornu Citroen C2 R2 A6
52. Pierre Tanci Citroen C2 R2 A6

53. Lilian Vialle Renault Clio Ragnotti N3
54. Martin Rada Alfa Romeo 147 N3
55. Guy Mottard Peugeot 206 RC N3
56. Daniel Cambon Renault Clio Ragnotti N3

57. Luca Monti Suzuki Swift N2
58. Jean-Marc Masse Suzuki Swift N2
59. Viom Suzuki Swift N2
60. Omar Bergo Suzuki Swift N2
61. Robin Longechal Suzuki Swift N2
62. Milko Pini Suzuki Swift N2
63. Jerome Schmitt Suzuki Swift N2
64. Vanessa Polonia Suzuki Swift N2
65. Roberto Sordi Suzuki Swift N2

66. Nick West Volkswagen Polo N1

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