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Back to back victory for Sordo (Hyundai) at Rally Italia Sardegna

Alghero (Italy), October 11 2020. Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio won the 2020 edition of Rally Italia Sardegna on Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC. For the Spanish crew of the Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team is the second victory in a row in the Italian round of the World Rally Championship promoted by Automobile Club d'Italia with the support of Regione Sardegna. Second on podium with a 5.1 seconds gap but completing a brilliant Hyundai 1-2 were their teammates Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul who snatched the position from Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC) in the thrilling Power Stage that ended the rally. The French crew of Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT finished in third position beaten by just one second. Sordo took the lead after winning SS4 on Friday and then he was able to keep the first position until Sunday with a perfect strategy and ...
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Drivers’quotes after SS16 “Sassari-Argentiera 2”

Car #21 P. Solberg - A. Mikkelsen (Citroen C3 WRC - “Pirelli 2021” car): "It was really good fun. I did three rounds of the shakedown. We came here to try this as a warm-up for the tyres next year. Coming here to try this, is fantastic, very very tricky. Andreas did a fantastic job. [Mikkelsen:] I am so tired, I have no more voice left. So much fun. Well driven. Never scared, so busy to read pace notes." Car #27 O.C. Veiby - J. Andersson (Hyundai NG i20): ”I had the target to catch Pontus today. I did not really wake up this morning, but I tried on the others. I had a rear puncture here, it is a rough stage so it can happen everywhere. But I think we did not lose too much and we gave it all. P2 this weekend probably. We deserved the win but ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS15 “Cala-Flumini 2”

Car #44 G. Greensmith - E. Edmondson (Ford Fiesta WRC): "Enjoying it. It has been OK. Little technical issue in there, nothing serious it seems. Power Stage points maybe are out of reach, the guys at the front are pushing at a ridiculous level. I will just enjoy the Power Stage". Car #7 P.L. Loubet – V. Landais (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): [did not speak] Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): "It is power stage now. So we need to drive well". Car #3 T. Suninen - J. Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta WRC): "We are safely through, all OK". Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): "Obviously we had to keep Teemu behind. Let's see how it worked out this morning. Just trying to be clean and get through." Car #11 T. Neuville - N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "It was good ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS14 ” Sassari-Argentiera 1″

Car #18 T. Katsuta - D. Barritt (Toyota Yaris WRC): [rolled, crew OK out of the car] Car #44 G. Greensmith - E. Edmondson (Ford Fiesta WRC): "[Opening the road for most of the stage. How was it?] Faster than expected. The first stage there was cleaning but it was not terrible. But here it is so loose, in some places I went sideways and was losing time" Car #7 P.L. Loubet – V. Landais (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "It was nice. We were being too careful because we have to finish and we will try to go through" Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): “Very low grip, it is completely dry so not so much grip. I tried to do a good run. For the moment I cannot do much more, but the second loop will be different" Car #3 T. Suninen - J ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS13 “Cala Flumini 1”

Car #18 T. Katsuta - D. Barritt (Toyota Yaris WRC): "I expected it to be muddy, but it was not so bad. Of course it is slippery but not too bad" Car #44 G. Greensmith - E. Edmondson (Ford Fiesta WRC): [the objective for today?]"Just to have a bit of fun, try a bit harder. Just a few small mistakes, other than that pretty clean" Car #7 P.L. Loubet – V. Landais (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "It was a bit tricky, but I was not taking any risks because we have nothing to play. It is important to finish now" Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): "The road is quite damp in there. Generally good grip" Car #3 T. Suninen - J. Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta WRC): [no words] Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): "Obviously our fight today is with Teemu ...
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RAI Sport Live on SS14

Live on Rai Sport channel at 09:05. Third and decisive day here in Rally Italia Sardegna on the sixth round of the WRC. At 09:08 live coverage of today’s Stage 14 “ Sassari- Argentiera” 1 of 6,89 km on channel 57 - 58 of DT ...
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Info from Service Park after SS12

Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): First stage was a disaster to be honest then I tried to be very clean we need to keep behind not going to be possible to catch the guys in front. i have not seen the calendar for next year not even a lot for Monza I am happy that we have two more rallies. Car #17 S. Ogier - J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC): Pretty good day i am happy of course not perfec 4 stages out of 6 so not so bad, positive day. Tyre choice was ok. tomorrow will fight for second dani is far but not too much. Everything can happen, Dani does not like pressure. let's see for next year a new destination is always good. Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): Today it was ok no drama much better ...
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Sordo (Hyundai) stretches the lead at Rally Italia Sardegna

Alghero (Italy), October 10 2020. Everything will be decided tomorrow, Sunday, October 11, at Rally Italia Sardegna. It was a Saturday full of emotion the second day of the sixth round of the World Rally Championship on the 101.69 kilometers of today's stages that has been run on the gravel and tricky roads of the event promoted by Automobile Club d'Italia partnered by Regione Sardegna. Dani Sordo and Carlos Del Barrio stretched their lead on Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC. After winning 4 out of 6 stages on Friday, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Spanish crew was fastest in SS7, second of the day, and they ended Saturday's leg 27.4 seconds ahead of Sebastien Ogier and Julienne Ingrassia on Toyota Yaris WRC. Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT French crew won 4 out of 6 Saturday's stages (including the two runs on the very demanding Monte Lerno test) and in the very last one ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS12 “Tergu-Osilo 2”

Car #18 T. Katsuta - D. Barritt (Toyota Yaris WRC): [happy to be at the end]"Yeah. Without brakes it is not nice. We tried to fix them before the stage, they were not perfect but OK. At the end of the stage I lost the brakes again but they [mechanics] will fix it for tomorrow so it is fine" Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): [hard tyres are the right choice?] “Yeah, I am not sure I have to share that with you.” Car #7 P.L. Loubet – V. Landais (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "Wrong tyre choice for sure, it was a disaster” [tyres very worn] Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): [great time]"Yeah. I tried to be really smooth and clean. I am not sure how I'd be like compared to the others. I had a bad time in the ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS11 Sedini-Castelsardo 2

Car #18 T. Katsuta - D. Barritt (Toyota Yaris WRC): "No brakes" [brakes issue at an hairpin and cruised through the final kms] Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): “It was actually not so bad on the hard tyres. At the beginning it was tricky but then they started to work. The setup is not for the hard tyres, we could not take advantage of that.” Car #7 P.L. Loubet – V. Landais (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "I was a bit cautious after all what happened this morning. We do not have much to lose” Car #44 G. Greensmith - E. Edmondson (Ford Fiesta WRC): “” Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): “Obviously not satisfied. We had a pretty good run it seems, but grip was quite low in some places, quite polished. I was quite surprised” Car #17 S. Ogier ...
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Info from Service Park after SS10

INFO FROM SERVICE PARK (after SS10) Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): I am satysfied because I am close to Suninen and I can fight for the fourth position. I was hoping to do better, I was too cautious, I have to push more this afternoon to catch him Car #17 S. Ogier - J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC): The battle is not really happening we are fighting pretty hard behind Dani Sordo. We had two times good stages in the first time of the loop but the other one was a bit more difficult for me so not so good I had a beter drive on the second run but unfortunately the engine stalled in one hairpin and I lost about 4 seconds that in such an intense fight is not good but it is still very close so we keep pushing. It is enjoyable ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS10 “Coiluna-Loelle 2”

Car #18 T. Katsuta - D. Barritt (Toyota Yaris WRC): "It is quite different, you have more grip. Some sections are quite rough and there are a lot of rocks, so it is not so easy. I was not happy with my driving, I did too many mistakes. This is part of the learning" Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): [not speaking] Car #7 P.L. Loubet – V. Landais (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "We have no wing. It is impossible to drive the car. I lost all the aerodynamic part in this one. I think the rear right is dead. Very tricky morning but we are still here so we are lucky." [damage at rear on both sides] Car #44 G. Greensmith - E. Edmondson (Ford Fiesta WRC): [alternator belt issue during the road section before the stage] Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS9 “Monte-Lerno 2”

Car #18 T. Katsuta - D. Barritt (Toyota Yaris WRC): "The conditions are much better, you have more grip. I expected more grip though, some sections are still slippery so it is still tricky" Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC):"It is the cleaning effect. It is not easy, I had a clean stage and more grip than in the morning. It is all OK" Car #7 P.L. Loubet – V. Landais (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "It is so difficult, I struggle with the car. It felt like a broken damper or something like that. Very strange, under braking it was moving so much. Very difficult." [bits of the car missing in the back] Car #44 G. Greensmith - E. Edmondson (Ford Fiesta WRC): did not speak Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): "I had quite a bit of movement in the ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS8 “Coiluna-Loelle”

Car #18 T. Katsuta - D. Barritt (Toyota Yaris WRC): "Very slippery. It is a kind of good experience for me. Opening the road is not easy now I understand why the top guys are complaining in the first day" Car #69 K. Rovanpera - J. Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC): [OUT of the car, he had an accident, some damages on the rear-left are visible] Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): "Kalle had an accident, they are out of the car in a very bad place. Not so nice at this speed between these trees" Car #7 P.L. Loubet – V. Landais (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "I touched the rear again" [more damage to the rear of the car] Car #44 G. Greensmith - E. Edmondson (Ford Fiesta WRC): "It was better in here to be fair, we made some changes in between the stages ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS7 “Monte Lerno 1”

Car #18 T. Katsuta - D. Barritt (Toyota Yaris WRC): "It is very slippery, We need to open the road so that's the reason. I am so surprised. " Car #69 K. Rovanpera - J. Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC): "It is a day for cleaning for us, it is the first time for me in these conditions just after one car. It is slippery and we just drive quite carefully" Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): "I had the early morning sun into the face and low grip but it is OK" Car #7 P.L. Loubet – V. Landais (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "" [FIA impact sensor flashing - rear left off the rim] Car #44 G. Greensmith - E. Edmondson (Ford Fiesta WRC): "For some reasons there was no time coming up on the dash. So there was a bit of confusion and we ...
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RAI Sport live on SS8 “Coiluna -Loelle”

RAI live coverage for Rally Italia Sardegna on the stage “Coiluna -Loelle” (15 Km), first coverage on RAI Sport for this sixth round on the World Rally Championship here in Sardinia. Link on the official site of RAI Sport. On this morning’s Stage 7 “Monte Lerno 1” (22,08 K) best time was for Ogier-Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris Wrc) ...
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Quotes from service park after SS6

Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): When we did our recce there was a lot more water, today much looser than expected and much more slippery and it was not even better on the second passage.Tommow the road position is going to be better than today so we are looking to fight. Car #17 S. Ogier - J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC): Difficult afternoon we tried what we could. The road position will be better tomorrow so better grip for sure. Monza it s good news it will be good since we had a very short season this year but lets hope the world situation will be ok because it does not look good now. Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): This afternoon it was working well still a lot of cleaning up and loose roads, but no drama.Tomorrow we will ...
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Sordo (Hyundai) leads the way on Friday at Rally Italia Sardegna

Alghero (Italy), October 9 2020. The 2020 edition of Rally Italia Sardegna started this morning going over the expectations of the eve with a first day of competition marked by great challenges among the major title contenders of the World Rally Championship. Dani Sordo is leading the event on Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC. The Spanish driver of the Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team, co-driven by Carlos Del Barrio, took the lead after the fourth special stage of the day and won four of them out of the six held between early morning and mid-afternoon thanks to a proper set up and a right tyre choice, even if “we could have done better”, as said by Sordo himself, who last year won on the island the Italian round of the WRC promoted by Automobile Club d'Italia for the first time. Teemu Suninen and Jarmo Lehtinen are second. The Finnish crew ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS6 Tergu-Osilo 1

Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): "It was not any better [with the road cleaning]. It was just impossible". Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): "It has been hugely demanding and very very disappointing. Tough times at the moment" Car #69 K. Rovanpera - J. Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC): [does not want to talk, dropped more than 40secs] Car #11 T. Neuville - N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "I am really trying of course, but two times the engine stalled in a tight corner and I could not restart it. It is a shame because we were doing a perfect job. I struggled this morning with the handling that cost us a lot of time, we tried to catch back now because there was some road cleaning" Car #3 T. Suninen - J. Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta WRC): The afternoon has ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS5 Sedini-Castelsardo 1

Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): "It's attacking of course! The conditions are very very loose in here. Much less grip than expected. It's going to be tricky" Car #17 S. Ogier - J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC): "It is very slippery, so we are going lose a lot of time compared to the guys behind. We have to deal with it" Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): "Back to the champions pace? What is it worth?!" Car #69 K. Rovanpera - J. Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC): (does not speak, not a good stage time) Car #11 T. Neuville - N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "It is the second time today that the car stalled at the hairpin, the starter was not working I could not restart the car. I lost minimum 6-7secs" Car #3 T. Suninen - J. Lehtinen ...
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Quotes from service park after SS4

Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): I am happy because even if I was first on the road we lost less time than we thought. The stage in Tempio was as difficult as we thought, we will now see what to excpect on the special stages will this afternnon. Car #17 S. Ogier - J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC): It was a good morning we lost less time than expected even if on the Tempio stage we could have done better, I did not take any risks. But it is ok. We have a difficult afternoon since we have to see how the road surface will be. Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): I had suspension issues from the very beginning of first stage. We tried to solve the problem in the road section but we did not succeed. So we ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS4 Erula-Tula 2

Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): "Pretty satisfied overall. It is hard to know in here, I just get the feeling it might clean again now in the second pass. I am quite happy with my morning" Car #17 S. Ogier - J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC): "So far it is working well. We have to keep going. Much more grip than this morning. I enjoyed it and the car is working pretty well" Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): [no words again] Car #69 K. Rovanpera - J. Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC):"The first test today was somehow OK but it has been a difficult loop. We made the wrong tyre choice, we did not need the hard ones at all. The setup was not good I was struggling with the car. Difficult loop" Car #11 T. Neuville - N. Gilsoul ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS3 “Tempio Pausania 3”

Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): "It is a bit rough now in places but overall OK" Car #17 S. Ogier - J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC): "Not a problem [the sunlight]. The stage was OK for me, it is a challenging one so I am happy to be out of it without trouble" Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): [does not speak] Car #69 K. Rovanpera - J. Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC): "It was a tricky stage, it is difficult because you cannot change the setup. The car was quite soft and there were quite a lot of big hits. I was quite careful but the time is not good" Car #11 T. Neuville - N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "I did my best, we have to work on the car. It is not working in these conditions so ...
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FIA Junior Pollara stopped in the first stage

Unlucky start at the Rally Italia Sardegna for Marco Pollara with Maurizio Messina (# 52) . He stopped 2 Km before the finish line of SS1 with a broken drive shaft ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS2 Erula-Tula 1

Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): "A bit more slippery than expected in places. Struggling to rotate the car but overall OK." Car #17 S. Ogier - J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC): "This one is a little bit more natural. It is gonna get quicker. We tried our best but it was not easy" Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): (no good time) did not speak [no obvious damage to the car] Car #69 K. Rovanpera - J. Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC): [STOPPED at 12Km then moving again, back of the car swinging out. Touched a tree with the front] Car #11 T. Neuville - N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "The second spare wheel makes the car sliding a lot. But for the second pass it is good to have one more spare tyre as the road sections are quite ...
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Drivers’ quotes after SS1 “Tempio Pausania 1”

Car #17 S. Ogier - J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC): "Quite difficult to find the rhythm, it is very very slow. I was cautious but it is difficult to do different when it is so narrow" Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): "I had a clean stage there so all is OK." Car #69 K. Rovanpera - J. Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC): "Buongiorno. I think this was the trickiest stage I have ever done. The hard tyre was not working at all. A difficult stage, with rocks everywhere but big thanks to the team, big job for the mechanics to make the car ready for today " Car #11 T. Neuville - N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): "I had a good stage, but the car is too unstable in these conditions. It always kicks around, I did my best to be honest" Car #4 ...
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Andolfi doesn’t start

After two days of some health issues he tried to be on track this morning but he was not able. Andolfi did not even enter the first stage "Tempio Pausania" ...
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Rally Italia Sardegna is starting

Tomorrow Friday, Oct.9 the first leg willstart at 5:45h. Six special stages before the return to Alghero at 18:17h. All live on WRC+ andfour Saturday and Sunday's stages also on national TV broadcaster RAI Sport Alghero (SS), Oct.8, 2020. #abbaidasurallyadomo, #wrc, #jumpinginthedust, #rallyitaly are hashtags and slogans always in the foreground at the Rally Italia Sardegna. The Rally Italia Sardegna, 6th round of the 2020 World Rally Championship, started with the shakedown that took place today and already offered emotions and twists, such as the best time in ex aequo for the leader of the WRC Elfyn Evans on Toyota Yaris WRC and Ott Tanak on Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC, both only a few tenths faster than Sebastien Ogier, also on Toyota. Italians stood out in WRC3 with Umberto Scandola Verona on Hyundai NG i20 and in FIA Junior WRC with Marco Pollara on Ford Fiesta. As scheduled, tomorrow the ...
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Driver’s comments after shakedown

Some pictures from shakedown, where Ott Tanak (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC) and Elfyn Evans (Toyota Yaris Wrc) set the same time of 2'13.6. after the outs of Kalle Rovampera , Martin Prokop and Oliver Solberg, (in the photos) Driver's comments after shakedown Car #33 E. Evans - S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): It was ok, quite dry and loose but overall feeling was ok Car #17 S. Ogier - J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC): Very hard to win here, this was shorter than usual, this stage is very different than usual, we have to adapt quickly. We need to push to win Car #8 O. Tänak - M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): It is a Sardinian weekend, that's it. Car #69 K. Rovanpera - J. Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC): -They rolled on the outside of the first right hander after the finish line after setting the fastest time of ...
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2020 Rally Italia Sardegna, 64 cars at the start

In the race also the ex World Rally Champion Petter Solberg, co-driven by Andreas Mikkelsen A total of 64 crews entered edition 2020 of the Rally Italia Sardegna, the sixth round of the World Rally Championship that will take place on 8-11th October, the race is valid also for WRC2, WRC3 and World Rally Junior Championship. The event organized by Automobile Club d’Italia with the support of Regione Sardegna features positive figures, considered the particular moment connected to the COVID-19 situation. The entries at this rally is higher than the 60 cars entered in Rally Estonia at the beginning of September. A total of 23 different countries will be represented (namely, Italy, France, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Norway, Estonia, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Japan, Russia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Germany, Latvia, Chile, United States and Switzerland), which equals a previous record scored by this event and confirms its international ...
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Rally Italia Sardegna 2020 behind closed doors

The decision has been taken in agreement with the F.I.A., the WRC Promoter, the Rally organizer and the local authorities. No spectators areas will be devised along the tests. Gold Pass holders will receive full refund Alghero, September 9th, 2020 – On the contrary of other appointments in the WRC 2020 calendar, the Rally Italia Sardegna will take place and credit for this goes to the hard work of ACI and its President Angelo Sticchi Damiani that, as in the case of F1, in Monza, Mugello and Imola, put in a lot of efforts with the team of ACI and ACI Sport and, together with Regione Sardegna confirmed an unmissable appointment not only for the World Rally Championship, but also for the whole Italian Motorsport. The rally will take place from October 8-11 but it will be behind closed doors in a way to carefully put in place all the ...
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Entries for Rally Italia Sardegna 2020 are now open

01/09/2020 - The count-down to the Rally Italia Sardegna 2020 has started as a little over a month is left ahead of the sixth round of the World Rally Championship that is scheduled for October 8-11. The event organized by Automobile Club d’Italia in collaboration with Regione Sardegna will feature 18 stages divided in three days for a total of 264 km competitive. The publication of the supplementary regulations opened the entries today. The deadline to enter the rally is on September 18th. The validity of the Rally Italia Sardegna follows: FIA Drivers World Championship FIA Co-drivers World Championship FIA Constructors World Championship FIA WRC2 Teams Championship FIA WRC2 Drivers Championship FIA WRC2 Co-Drivers Championship FIA WRC3 Teams Championship FIA WRC3 Drivers Championship FIA WRC3 Co-Drivers Championship FIA JUNIOR Drivers Championship FIA JUNIOR Co-Drivers Championship ...
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RIS 2020: DATE AND ITINERARY CONFIRMED

Edition 2020 of the Rally Italia Sardegna will take place from October 8th to 11th. The itinerary is a remake of the original one presented in February. The Rally Italia Sardegna will take place next October 8-11 2020 in a period that is still great to visit Sardinia. The itinerary is going to be slightly shorter than in the past, as agreed with FIA. Due to the autumn period the timetable is going to be different and stages will begin early in the morning and will also end a lot earlier in the evening. The stages did not change much though, the novelty is Tempio and then Tula, Castelsardo, Monte Lerno and Coiluna have been confirmed. The Osilo-Tergu will be inverted, compared to the usual format. The power stage in Argentiera, Cala Flumini and Monte Baranta have also been confirmed, while the shakedown will take place in Olmedo early on ...
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Junior WRC championship heads to Estonia with unrivalled prize package

With rallying action resuming around the world and the confirmation of an updated calendar 2020 FIA World Rally Championship, the FIA Junior WRC Championship will also continue in 2020 with an amended calendar. The championship will contest a total of four rounds in 2020, all on WRC events with each round representing a different set of challenges and surface types for the future stars of WRC. FIA Junior WRC will return in September with WRC for Rally Estonia while Germany and Italy remain on the calendar with amended dates. The biggest prize package in rallying remains with the 2020 FIA Junior WRC Champion taking home an Ecoboost-powered M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 MkII with 200 Pirelli tyres as well as free registration for and opportunities to score points in the 2021 WRC3 Championship. Should the 2020 Champion seize their career-boosting reward and go on to win the 2021 WRC3 Championship they ...
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New date for 2020 Rally Italia Sardegna: what happens to the Gold Pass

The Automobile Club of Italy, together with the FIA and the WRC Promoter, has defined the new date of the 2020 Rally Italia Sardegna which will take place from 29th October to 1st November. As for the Gold Pass and its ancillary services that you have already purchased for the June event, you can choose, as appropriate, from: Keep the title already purchased, which will also be valid for the new date, if you intend to participate in the Rally Italia Sardegna on the new date. Submit a refund request by writing an e-mail to goldpass@rallyitaliasardegna.com and indicating the code of your transaction, if you do not intend to participate in the Rally Italia Sardegna on the new date. In any case there will be official communications concerning the rules to be respected in accordance with the next government provisions relating to the social distancing imposed by the COVID-19 emergency ...
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The Rally Italia Sardegna 2020 has been confirmed

The rally will be run from October 29th to 30th with base in Alghero. Italy will continue to have its World Rally Championship round this year too as the Rally Italia Sardegna has been included in the new calendar at the end of October. This is a very important result has been made official this morning by the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile), that has announced the revised calendar of the World Rally Championship 2020. The Rally Italia will be the penultimate round of the season and will take place on October 29th to November 1st. The efforts of Automobile Club d’Italia – that organizes the event in collaboration with Regione Sardegna – and the willingness of the Region to accept the new date have been rewarded since the current touristic season has been extended until the beginning of November. ACI provided a further support to FIA in this difficult ...
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2020 WRC Vodafone Rally de Portugal cancelled

As a result of the global situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Vodafone Rally de Portugal will not be organised on its initially scheduled date in May. The Automóvel Club de Portugal made significant efforts to run the event this year at the end of October. After a joint assessment together with our partners, the various municipalities, national authorities and sponsors, all health and safety conditions needed to run the WRC Vodafone Rally de Portugal in a safe way are not achievable given the unpredictable situation that we live in these days, and also the uncertainty of opening the national borders or airspace. Due to this critical situation, the Automóvel Club de Portugal is forced to cancel the Portuguese round of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship. The Automóvel Club de Portugal deeply regrets this decision. But it is the responsible decision bearing in mind the thousands of supporters, ...
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Rally Italia Sardegna 2020 is close to its fans with all the solutions: Gold Pass owners can confirm them or ask for a refund

Following the postponement of the RIS due to the COVID-19 outbreak, once the new date will be decided it will be possible to confirm the purchased ticket or ask for a refund. The organization of Rally Italia Sardegna by ACI Sport entrusted by Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) activated to offer the chance to confirm the GOLD PASS tickets for edition 2020 of the rally that has postponed or to ask for a refund. The Italian round of the FIA World Rally Championship – as said – has been postponed due to the continuation of the COVID-19 emergency. ACI is, therefore, working with FIA and WRC Promoter to find a new date within the World Rally 2020 Championship. Once this solution will be decided, it will be communicated promptly through all the official channels (website, Facebook, mailing list of Gold Pass owners). To safeguard the fans that already confirmed their commitment ...
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FIA WRC rounds in Portugal and Italy postponed

As a result of the continued global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Vodafone Rally de Portugal and the 2020 Rally Italia Sardegna have both been postponed. Following the extension of a state of emergency in Portugal and similar emergency measures in Italy, extensive discussions were held involving national authorities in both countries, the FIA and WRC Promoter. With the unanimous agreement of all parties, organisers Automóvel Club de Portugal (ACP) and Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) requested a postponement of their rallies. Vodafone Rally de Portugal, round five of the FIA World Rally Championship, was due to take place in Matosinhos on 21 - 24 May. Rally Italia Sardegna, round six, was due to take place in Sardinia on 4 - 7 June. ACP president Carlos Barbosa said: “We wish to thank all our supporters and partners for their understanding and look forward to welcoming them in Matosinhos at ...
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Rally Italia Sardegna 2020: the current situation

The current situation in the statements of the President of Automobile Clud d'Italia Angelo Sticchi Damiani Rome - March 24, 2020 - In these days, work continues to develop the best solutions to face and solve the serious problems that the bacteriological emergency COVIC-19 has created, also in the field of sports car racing. The President of the Automobile Club d'Italia, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, has done a recap of the situation in particular with regard to the Rally Italia Sardegna 2020. "It is now evident that the situation of the Pandemic unleashed by the Corona Virus, with its different development methods from country to country, requires a complete review of the calendar of the major international motor series, including the WRC. In this sense - continues Angelo Sticchi Damiani - Automobile Club d'Italia, as the Federation of Italian motor racing and as Rally Italia Sardegna Organizer, has made itself available, with ...
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After sold out, additional Gold Pass tickets available now!

The Gold Pass Intermediate and Parking tickets are now available again in the e-commerce website. The new Gold Pass Starter tickets will grant access to the areas 3 and 4 of the SSS1 Olbia-Cabu Abbas and area 6 of the SS2/7 Tempio Pausania. The Gold RIS Experience campaign is now complete. The two new products Gold Pass Starter tickets and additional Gold Pass Intermediate and Parking Gold that were previously sold out are now available again from goldpass.rallyitaliasardegna.com. The latest products available are the two Gold Pass Starter. The first grants access to areas 3 and 4 of the Super Special Stage 1 Olbia-Cabu Abbas, that is the new city stage that will kick off the Rally Italia Sardegna 2020 in the opening evening. This is an opportunity not to miss out to take a front-row spot along the 3km of the spectacular test in the Olbia seafront. The other ...
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Rally Italia Sardegna means tradition

The 17 editions in Sardinia strengthen the relationship between the sporting event and the cultural roots of the country. 22 municipalities involved for 2020 The partnership between the organization by ACI Sport for ACI (Automobile Club d’Italia) and Regione Sardegna strengthens every year the connection between the rally and its territory. At the eve of the 17th edition – a new record for the Rally Italia – Sardinia put its fingerprint on the event giving a unique identity that is more and more connected to the tradition and people of the hosting region to the Italian round of the World Rally Championship. Cutting the island in two, the landscape of RIS is a kaleidoscope. From the west to the east and back, from the yellow-red Catalan colors of Alghero to the azure of the Costa Smeralda and Olbia that is back as one of the central places of the event ...
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Preparation work continues for final tuning of Rally Italia Sardegna

The rally has already been shaped up and now only the latest details are being refined ahead of the final sprint. The actions for the fans that have purchased or are about to purchase Gold Pass tickets have been defined, should the event be postponed. The organization work for the Rally Italia Sardegna continues relentlessly to deliver this year an even more exciting and complete sporting event. We are working around the clock to improve and to offer fans a top-class spectacle. Regarding the Covid 19 epidemic, ACI Sport informs that, should the date of the event change, all the fans owning or that are about to purchase a Gold Pass ticket, will be given the chance to be refunded or to use the ticket in the new date ...
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Rally Italia Sardegna 2020: the novelties of the Italian Rally Championship round

The rally valid for CIR within the Rally Italia Sardegna changes its format following the modifications to the calendar in consequence to the COVID-19 emergency. The world rally championship round will award points only in day one but with coefficient 1.5. The Italian sporting world and beyond are in stand by at the moment. The temporary stop arrived following the recent Decree-Laws issued by the Government to manage the COVID-19 situation. Due to this, ACI (Automobile Club d’Italia) as the National Federation, declared the suspension of all the motorsport races on the whole National territory until April 3rd. With these premises, yesterday March 9th 2020 some modifications have been made on the Italian Rally Championship calendar. One of these involves the Rally Italia Sardegna 2020 too. The round of the FIA World Rally Championship scheduled for June 4-7th in between Alghero and Olbia will award points for the CIR drivers ...
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Gold Pass Intermediate tickets sold out

The Gold RIS Experience program scored the first sold out of 2020. Gold Pass Intermediate tickets went sold out on March 3rd as all the parking spaces connected to these. This success is a further motivation for pride for the organization of the Rally Italia Sardegna by ACI Sport, that is already working to increase the spaces dedicated to the Gold RIS Experience customers, with particular reference to the Gold Pass Intermediate. Further Gold Pass Intermediate tickets and optional parking spaces to be added to the Pass will be made available shortly. Interested customers can check availability at www.goldpass20.rallyitaliasardegna.com Subscribe the newsletter at www.rallyitaliasardegna.com to receive timely updates on the availability of Gold Pass tickets and to stay up to date with the latest news on the Rally Italia Sardegna ...
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Special offers by Grimaldi Lines for spectators and staff of the Rally Italia Sardegna

Grimaldi Lines is always close to ACI and to the fans of RIS. Big discounts are available for the fans and partecipants of the forthcoming World Rally Championship round in Italy The collaboration between the organization led by Automobile Club d’Italia and Grimaldi Lines continues also for the 2020 edition of the Rally Italia Sardegna, the Italian round of the FIA World Rally Championship that is scheduled for next June 4th-7th in the area between Olbia and Alghero. The objective of this partnership is to favour the by sea transport of spectators and staff through the modern and comfortable Grimaldi Lines fleet of boats at a competitive price thanks to the 30% discount (fixed fees excluded). Spectators and staff could reach the heart of Sardinia by three different connections from Italy (Livorno-Olbia, Civitavecchia-Porto Torres, Civitavecchia-Olbia and back) and one from Spain (Barcelona-Porto Torres). SPECTATORS All spectators wishing to take part ...
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Gold Pass for the Rally Italia Sardegna 2020 on sale now

Gold RIS Experience is the offer dedicated to the fans of the forthcoming Italian round of the World Rally Championship. Starter, Intermediate and Advanced: three packages for three different experiences in the reserved areas The sale of Gold Pass tickets for the Rally Italia Sardegna 2020, the Italian round of the World Rally Championship – the event that, together with the F1 Grand Prix in Monza is the jewel in the crown of motorsport by ACI – has begun. Tickets and passes are available for the reserved areas of the rally that will take place from June 4th to 7th. Several novelties will characterize the 17th edition of the Rally d’Italia. Alongside the double location of Olbia and Alghero and the brand new Super Stage in Olbia, Goldpass tickets have been redesigned and simplified after the sold out record of last year.  The Gold RIS Experience is the program dedicated ...
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Rally Italia Sardegna, what a restyling! All the novelties of 2020

The 17th edition will be full of content, with the best from the past editions and some high-quality add-ons. The double location of Alghero – Olbia, the city-Super Special stage Olbia-Cabu Abbas, the comeback of the Tempio Pausania test and the validity for the Italian Championships. Exciting 308 kms are ahead! The Rally Italia Sardegna 2020, event organized by Automobile Club d’Italia with the partnership of Regione Sardegna, will be an unprecedented spectacle. This is going to be edition 17 of the Italian round of the World Rally Championship that will get the best from its past editions but will also introduce some very interesting novelties. As in the past four editions, the whole rally will take place in the north part of the island. The sixth round of the World Rally Championship will get underway from June 4th to 7th and will be valid for the WRC 2, WRC ...
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Rally Italia Sardegna doubles: start from Olbia, Headquarter in Alghero

The Italian round of the World Rally Championship doubles its location in 2020. From coast to coast. The rally will kick-off from the North-East with the opening ceremony and the initial part of the event in Olbia. The rest will stay in the classic location in the province of Sassari. The RIS 2020 will be an unprecedented edition. For the next season a double location for the rally has been decided: Olbia and Alghero. The recent Sporting Commission of ACI meeting in Rome defined this new solution for the Italian round of the FIA World Rally Championship. The next Rally Italia Sardegna will therefore start from Olbia. The North East city will host the opening ceremony before the first special stage. The competition will then relocate to Alghero, the town that has been hosting the rally since 2014, that will still be the SP and HQ of the event and ...
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2020 FIA World Rally Championship calendar announced

The FIA today announced the World Rally Championship calendar for the 2020 season, following an e-vote by the World Motor Sport Council this week. The 2020 calendar, comprised of 13 rounds, is confirmed as follows: 1. 26 January Rally Monte-Carlo 2. 16 February Rally Sweden* 3. 15 March Rally Mexico 4. 26 April Rally Argentina 5. 24 May Rally Portugal 6. 7 June Rally Italy* 7. 19 July Rally Kenya 8. 9 August Rally Finland* 9. 6 September Rally New Zealand 10. 27 September Rally Turkey 11. 18 October Rally Germany* 12. 1 November Rally Great Britain* 13. 22 November Rally Japan *Rounds that count for the FIA Junior WRC Championship Rally Monte-Carlo will open the season, as is tradition, while three new rounds, Rally Kenya, Rally New Zealand and the season-closing Rally Japan, will make their return to the world stage. FIA Rally Director Yves Matton commented: “In order ...
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