Ogier leader in Day 2 of the Rally Italia Sardegna

The French driver of Toyota had the lead over Tanak and Sordo. Alghero is getting ready to celebrate the 21st Rally Italia Sardegna winner tomorrow Sunday, 2 June with the spectacular ceremony at the ‘Bastioni’ in the Catalan city. The last day of the race, organised by Automobile Club d'Italia with the support of the Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, will also have full TV coverage and three live broadcasts on RAI channels.

Sebastien Ogier and co-driver finish the second intense day of Rally Italia Sardegna in the lead, after 12 incredible and difficult tricky stages. The Toyota driver dominated the different stages, showing exceptional consistency throughout the day. Ott Tanak and Martin Jarveoja, at the wheel of Hyundai i20 N, were quite careful throughout their performances, preferring not to do any mistakes and get to the end of the leg. Tanak now has a 17"1 gap from Ogier. Third place goes to Daniel Sordo and Candido Carrera, in the other Hyundai i20 N, that didn't find the perfect feeling during the stages. A difficult day for Elfyn Evans starting from the very first stage after a puncture, but then at the end of the day he conquers a fourth overall position after SS12. Gregoire Munster - in the Ford Puma - completes the top five having a good feeling with his car stage after stage.

Drama for Thierry Neuville and Takamoto Katsuta, that after performing successfully during the morning and early afternoon, both retired and did not complete Leg 2.

In WRC2, great dominance by Sami Pajari and Enni Malkonen on Toyota GR Yaris Rally2 constantly at the lead of the standings. Great come-back for Yohan Rossel on Citroen C3, that conquered a second overall position ahead of Jan Solans and Rodrigo Sanjuan. Another drama for Pierre-Louis Loubet on his Skoda, due to a suspension damage on SS8.

An excellent comeback for ACI Team Italia's Roberto Daprà, with Luca Guglielmetti on Skoda Fabia Evo, after slipping back on Friday due to a puncture with great consistency learning stage after stage.

Tomorrow, the last four stages, including the amazing Power Stage that will determine the final and crucial points.

Top 5 Rally Italia Sardegna after PS12: 1 Ogier (Toyota GR Yaris rally1) in 2h39’43”2; 2 Tanak (Hyundai i20 N Rally1) a 17”1; 3 Sordo (Hyundai i20 N) a 2’12”8; 4 Evans (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) a 2’43”3; 5 Munster (Ford Puma) a 5’28”8.

RAI schedule for RIS 2024:

Sunday, June 2nd

•             Live Raisport HD - from 09.00 to 10.00 - SS14 “Sassari-Argentiera 1” + reruns Tuesday, June 4th at 10.25 and Saturday, June 8th at 11.00

•             Live Raisport HD - from 12:10 to 13:20 - SS16 “Sassari-Argentiera 2” + reruns Tuesday, June 4th at 11.25 and Saturday, June 8th at 12.30

•             Live Rai 2 “Sport live” - from 16:00 to 16:50

Wednesday, June 5th

•             RAI Sport HD - Rally Italia Sardegna Review, at 23.50 – in-depth column + reruns Thursday, June 6th at 10.10, Saturday, June 8th at 16.20

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