Belgium's Thierry Neuville was fastest in the shakedown tests for the Monte Carlo rally on Tuesday (January 15). Neuville drove the test in his Ford Fiesta in snowy conditions and told his fans not to read too much into the results. Second fastest was nine times consecutive world champion Sebastien Loeb, who is competing in just four rallies this year. His Citroen was 0.6 of a second behind Neuville. Right behind Loeb was Russia's Evgeny Novikov in his Ford.