FRIDAY AFTERNOON STAGES RUNNING NOW
Dani Sordo's hopes of achieving a third Rally Italia Sardegna victory were dashed on Friday morning when the Spaniard overshot a left-hander, rolling his Hyundai down an embankment in Monte Lerno. Despite continuing, Sordo and co-driver Cándido Carrera plummeted down the leaderboard after dropping more than three minutes.
Sébastien Ogier showed his rivals a clean pair of heels with a dominant drive on Friday morning at Rally Italia Sardegna.
Esapekka Lappi leads Rally Italia Sardegna overnight after winning Thursday evening’s super special stage in the suburbs of host city Olbia.
Esapekka Lappi posted the benchmark time through Thursday morning’s Rally Italia Sardegna shakedown, edging Hyundai Motorsport colleague Thierry Neuville in the process.
Yohan Rossel will aim to stretch his points buffer over title-chasing WRC2 rival Oliver Solberg at Rally Italia Sardegna this week (1 - 4 June), round six of the FIA World Rally Championship.
Landing onto the Italian island for the first time in 2004, there were some dissenting voices. Some saw no reason to leave Sanremo. Others pointed to the narrow, rocky, technical and achingly hot roads outside Olbia as counterproductive to a sporting contest.
Thierry Neuville is determined to revive his FIA World Rally Championship title ambitions at Rally Italia Sardegna (1 - 4 June) as his Hyundai Motorsport team sets its sights on securing its first victory of the season.
The FIA Junior WRC descends upon the seaside town of Olbia this week for Rally Italia Sardegna, round three in the one-make series' five-stop calendar.