Always a highlight of the WRC calendar, Rally Italia Sardegna combines fast narrow roads with spectacular dusty jumps. One of the shortest competitive distances of the season, the rally is no less of a challenge. Fans witness an exhilarating ride against a backdrop of coastal scenery and in the searing Sardinian summer sunshine. The Alghero based service park gives the event a holiday feel but there’s no relaxing for the crews. Competitive rallying in Italy has blossomed since its first event in 1928, the mixed surface ‘Rally of the Flowers’ at Sanremo. The Mediterranean country has played host to a WRC round since the debut championship season in 1973, moving the round to Sardinia in 2004.
In only their second rally of the season, Dani and Carlos claimed victory in Italy, making it back-to-back wins for the Spanish duo at Rally Italia Sardegna. It also marked a third consecutive victory for Hyundai at the event. Thierry and Nicolas took second place to complete an impressive 1-2 finish.
|Rallye Monte-Carlo||21 - 24 January|
|Arctic Rally Finland||26 - 28 February|
|WRC Rally Croatia||22 - 25 April|
|Rally de Portugal||20 - 23 May|
|Rally Italia Sardegna||03 - 06 June|
|Safari Rally Kenya||24 - 27 June|
|Rally Estonia||15 - 18 July|
|Ypres Rally Belgium||13 - 15 August|
|Acropolis Rally Greece||09 - 12 September|
|Rally Finland||30 September - 03 October|
|Rally de España||14 - 17 October|
|ACI Rally Monza||19 - 21 November|