Prior hours of the Rally of Sardinia 2016


The Rally of Italy-Sardinia is a rally of new generation, with a much shorter history in the WRC that other appointments in the calendar. However, the trial held in the Emerald Coast and boasts of Alghero as the headquarters of the same has made hole in the World taking advantage of the lack of the legendary San Remo and the low’s most recent Acropolis Rally. The heat, the stones tend to hide their paths, and the punctures tend to be ingredients of a test without reaching the dose of hardness of the own Acropolis, has earned the respect of the pilots.

The Rally of Italy-Sardinia celebrates this year its 13th edition, which makes this test in one of the youngest in the World. Despite this, big names make up the list of winners on the mediterranean island. Although in the Rally of Sardinia have won pilots scandinavian Petter Solberg, Marcus Gronholm, Juho Hänninen (IRC) or Mirko Hirvonen, the two great kings of test Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier. The current pilot of Peugeot in Rallycross and Dakar adds four wins by the two achieved by the three achieved by Ogier in the last three years.

the route of The Rally of Italy-Sardinia is composed by
19 special
. The itinerary has not changed in excess with regard to 2015,
while maintaining its essential characteristics and also your stretch most emblematic.
The test will start in the day on Thursday, with the dispute of the traditional
shakedown -in this case in a track of motocross – and a Super Special Stage
in which riders will face two at a time. The real rally is
start on Friday with a total of 102.86 km timed
in two loops of four stages. These eight special are located to the northwest of


However, the day star of the rally is held
, with the stretch most emblematic and iconic of the test.
We speak of course of the special stage Monte Lerno, which also recovers
this edition to its original route of 44 kilometers. In addition to being the special
longest and toughest of the rally, in its interior is hidden the famous ‘Micky”s Jump’,
a jump in which the World Rally Car flying for more than 40 yards. The
Sunday will close the rally with the dispute of four sections and one of the Power
Stage more shorts of the season

The keys of the Rally of Italy-Sardinia are widely
. As we have already mentioned, the pricks, the stones on the edges
of the roads and the narrowness of the same are the factors to be taken into
account. Another key test is without doubt the factor of cleaning the, since the
special Italian tend to be very dirty and with a lot of loose dirt in the
first pass. However, this factor can be in water of borage to
according to the estimates forecast rainfall for
the days leading up to the rally
, under the options of rain during the

Sébastien Ogier is the undisputed favorite to victory and
more if the above mentioned precipitation are effective. The French pilot
you will have lives on this occasion in the dilemma of yes open track will hurt as
it is usual, or allow you to take advantage, in the same way that it has
the doubt itself will be able to finish the Rally of Italy-Sardinia, since your woman
is about to give birth
and will leave the test with the consent of
Volkswagen now is the time. The main rivals will be at home with
Andreas Mikkelsen very toned and a Jari-Matti Latvala comes out in
positions delayed.


In this aspect, Volkswagen aims to break with the ‘worst’ streak
in his career in the WRC
after not getting the victory in the two
recent rallies and will do so in a test in which he has won in the last three
editions. Keep this losing streak will be the target of its rivals, with
Hyundai Motorsport as the main alternative. Dani Sordo represents the most
absolute regularity
, Hayden Paddon the warmth after their dismal neglect in
Portugal and Thierry Neuville the element of surprise. it is Not expected that the pilots
private and M-Sport can be in the fight
given the performance of the Ford
Fiesta RS WRC.

Without the presence of the Junior WRC and Drive DMACK Fiesta
Trophy, all the attention ‘secondary’ lies in WRC2. A total of 17 pilots
will compete in the Rally of Italy-Sardinia in the heart of the second category
in the world championship. Esapekka Lappi, Jan Kopecky or Armin Kremer have the role of
by the absence of the leader Elfyn Evans, in addition to the fact, compete with
the Skoda Fabia R5. While in the team DMACK we have a new face with
the arrival of Karl Kruuda, the test will have the presence of the Spanish pilot
José Antonio ‘Rocket’ Suarez
, which will seek to give the surprise with the new Peugeot
208 T16 R5 Evo.

Sections and schedules of the Rally of Italy-Sardinia 2016

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Time Stretch Name Mileage
08:00h Shakedown Olmedo 3,69 km
18:00h SS1 Ittiri Arena Show 2,00 km

Friday, 10 June 2016

Time Stretch Name Mileage
09:35h SS2 Ardara – Ozieri 1 7,50 km
10:12h SS3 Tula 1 to 15,00 km
11:10h SS4 Castelsardo 1 14,02 km
11:51h SS5 Tergu – Osilo 1 14,91 km
15:15h SS6 Ardara – Ozieri 2 7,50 km
15:52h SS7 Tula 2 to 15,00 km
16:50h SS8 Castelsardo 2 14,02 km
17:31h SS9 Tergu – Osilo 2 14,91 km

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time Stretch Name Mileage
08:10h SS10 Monti di Alà 1 22,20 km
08:53h ss11 state road Coiluna – Loelle 1 22,39 km
09:59 SS12 Monte Lerno 1 44,26 km
16:01h SS13 Monti di Alà 2 22,20 km
16:44h SS14 Coiluna – Loelle 2 22,39 km
17:50 SS15 Monte Lerno 2 44,26 km

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Time Stretch Name Mileage
08:27h SS16 Cala Flumini 1 14,06 km
09:08h SS17 Sassari – Argentiera 1 6,07 km
11:04h SS18 Cala Flumini 2 14,06 km
12:08h SS19 Sassari – Argentiera 2 – (Power Stage) 6,07 km

* Schedules in Spain. In Portugal 1 hour less.