Round 7 Rally Italia Sardegna 07 – 10 June 2018
Round 7 Rally Italia Sardegna 07 – 10 June 2018
Round 7 Rally Italia Sardegna 07 – 10 June 2018

Service Park

Italy, Alghero (UTC +2)

Stages

20 (313,46km)

Surface

Gravel

Results

 
2018
1. Thierry & Nicolas
4. Hayden & Seb
18. Andreas & Anders

Rally Italia Sardegna

Italy’s round of the WRC only moved to Sardinia in 2004, and it has remained a popular addition ever since. Competitive rallying in Italy itself dates back to 1928 when the event was run as the Rally of the Flowers on mixed surface stages. Fast-forward to the present day: Rally Italy Sardinia is a full gravel event with a combination of fast, narrow roads interspersed with dusty jumps. It combines to offer fans an exhilarating ride against a backdrop of coastal scenery and in searing hot temperatures in the heart of the European summer.

One of the shortest competitive distances of the season, at just 310km, the 21-stage rally is no less of a challenge. The Alghero based service park gives the event a holiday feel but there’s no relaxing for the crews.

Rally Italia Sardegna Website

Essentials

  • Popular podiums

    Sardinia has been one of our more successful events with a double podium in 2015, victory in 2016 and a third place finish in 2017.
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    Shaken not stirred

    Sardinia’s famous Costa Smeralda was used as the location for James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1977, when 007 drove out of the sea.
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    Come si dice…?

    Aside from Italian, there are at least five more regional languages spoken: Sardinian, Sassarese, Corsican Gallurese, Catalan Algherese and Ligurian Tabarchino.
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    Alive and kicking

    The average life expectancy is 81 years. Sardinia has the highest rate of centenarians in the world along with the Japanese island of Okinawa.
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    Life in the slow lane

    Sardinia is the only region of Italy not to have a motorway! That certainly won’t slow down our crews in the rally.

Impressions

Results

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P1) • Hayden Paddon / Sebastian Marshall (P4) • Andreas Mikkelsen / Anders Jaeger (P18)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P3) • Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P12) • Hayden Paddon / Sebastian Marshall (Retirement)

Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P1) • Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P4) • Kevin Abbring / Sebastian Marshall (P15) • Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (Retirement)

Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P2) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P3) • Dani Sordo / Marc Martí (P20)

Hayden Paddon / John Kennard (P12) • Thierry Neuville / Nicolas Gilsoul (P16) • Juho Hänninen / Tomi Tuominen (Retirement)

Review

Latest Release

10 June 2018
Dramatic win in Sardinia

Day 3: Thierry and Nicolas steal victory by 0.7-seconds

Getting there

  • Alghero Riviera del Corallo Airport (AHO) – 9km
  • Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) – 136km
  • Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG) – 243km
  • Alghero – 2km
  • Alghero – 1km
Service Park Alghero, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, Alghero (Italy), 40°33’48.5”S 8°18.58.3”E

Calendar 2018