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The publication of Rally Guide 1 officially opens the approaching route to 2017 Rally Italia Sardegna. A race that at the beginning has been regarded sceptically, and with the time has been able to find a solid place inside the World Rally Championship and now it is considered one of the best rounds. A success that did not find us unprepared, it’s been foreseen since the beginning, because since the beginning we knew the potential of Sardinia, the uniqueness of its gravel roads and above all because we knew we were able to count on a organizing staff composed by women and men of ACI Sport. People highly experienced and professionals in all different roles and this guarantees quality.
I wanted to start my usual welcome greeting with a little balance but above all to pay homage to those are already working and will keep working hard for the event to be successful. My thank you and greetings go first of all to Region Sardinia, to its President and to all his government body. Throughout the years the essential support of the Region allowed the race to grow and have the power to find all kind of different solutions, correcting in the meantime what could be considered as critical situations. All these facts made this event grow strong. This year too there will be important news and this year too Manufacturers, Teams, drivers and the hundred thousands of fans, that every year arrive here from all over the world, will have the possibility to live an exciting and unique event.
Stating the appointment for next June for everyone I want to close my greeting thanking the President of the FIA, Jean Todt, and all the women and men inside the FIA. Their support, their comments and collaboration are and always will be fundamental for the success of Rally Italia Sardegna.
Angelo Sticchi Damiani
President of Automobile Club d’Italia
Roll of honour
|2016 Sardegna||Neuville – Gilsoul||BEL||Hyundai new generation i20 WRC|
|2015 Sardegna||Ogier – Ingrassia||FRA||Volkswagen Polo R WRC|
|2014 Sardegna||Ogier – Ingrassia||FRA||Volkswagen Polo R WRC|
|2013 Sardegna||Ogier – Ingrassia||FRA||Volkswagen Polo R WRC|
|2012 Sardegna||Hirvonen – Lehtinen||FIN||Citroën DS3 WRC|
|2011 Sardegna||Loeb – Elena||FRA – MCO||Citroën DS3 WRC|
|2010 Sardegna||Hanninen – Markkula||FIN||Skoda Fabia S2000|
|2009 Sardegna||Latvala – Anttila||FIN||Ford Focus WRC 2009|
|2008 Sardegna||Loeb – Elena||FRA – MCO||Citroën C4 WRC|
|2007 Sardegna||Grönholm – Rautiainen||FIN||Ford Focus WRC|
|2006 Sardegna||Loeb – Elena||FRA – MCO||Citroën Xsara WRC|
|2005 Sardegna||Loeb – Elena||FRA – MCO||Citroën Xsara WRC|
|2004 Sardegna||P. Solberg – Mills||NOR – GBR||Subaru Impreza WRC|
|2003 Sanremo||Loeb – Elena||FRA – MCO||Citroën Xsara WRC|
|2002 Sanremo||G. Panizzi – H. Panizzi||FRA||Peugeot 206 WRC|
|2001 Sanremo||G. Panizzi – H. Panizzi||FRA||Peugeot 206 WRC|
|2000 Sanremo||G. Panizzi – H. Panizzi||FRA||Peugeot 206 WRC|
|1999 Sanremo||Makinen – Mannisenmaki||FIN||Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI|
|1998 Sanremo||Makinen – Mannisenmaki||FIN||Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V|
|1997 Sanremo||C. McRae – Grist||GBR||Subaru Impreza 555 WRC|
|1996 Sanremo||C. McRae – Ringer||GBR||Subaru Impreza 555|
|1995 Sanremo||Liatti – Alessandrini||ITA||Subaru Impreza|
|1994 Sanremo||Auriol – Occelli||FRA||Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD|
|1993 Sanremo||Cunico – Evangelisti||ITA||Ford Escort Cosworth|
|1992 Sanremo||Aghini – Farnocchia||ITA||Lancia Delta HF Integrale|
|1991 Sanremo||Auriol – Occelli||FRA||Lancia Delta Integrale 16v|
|1990 Sanremo||Auriol – Occelli||FRA||Lancia Delta Integrale 16v|
|1989 Sanremo||Biasion – Siviero||ITA||Lancia Delta HF 16v|
|1988 Sanremo||Biasion – Siviero||ITA||Lancia Delta Integrale|
|1971 Sanremo-Sestriere||Andersson – Nasch||SWE||Alpine Renault A 110 1600S|
|1970 Sanremo-Sestriere||Therrier – Callewaert||FRA||Alpine Renault A 110 1600S|
Rally Italia Sardegna will take place on the island of the Four Moors (symbol of Sardinia) for the fourteenth times in a row. The Italian Round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship is scheduled in the week 5-11 June and Alghero has been confirmed as base of the Service Park and of the Rally HQ, but also Olbia comes back. The town in the Gallura region, base of the first editions of the event, will host the night Parc Fermé after the traditional Super Special Stage of Ittiri, and the start of the rally on Friday morning.
The 2017 Service Park will be as usual locate along the quays of the touristic harbor, the “Ramblas of the Bousquets promenade” and Piazzale della Pace. The Rally HQ will remain Lu Qualté, historic building, completed restored and inaugurated in 2015. Calata Sassari and the ramparts will host the night Parc Fermé of each day and the Podium where the Ceremonial Start and the Arrival, followed by the Olympic Prizegiving, will be held. This location will host as well shows and collateral initiatives throughout the event.
2017 Rally Italia Sardegna from the motorsport point of view will have 19 Special Stages for 320 timed kilometers and a total distance of almost 1.500 km. The event is starting on Monday June 5th with the opening of the Sporting Secretariat, while the Reconnaissance of the route will take place on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th June. The first competitive events are going to be the Shakedown and the SSS1 Ittiri Arena Show, respectively in the morning and in the afternoon on Thursday June 8th, after that competitors will move to Olbia. After three competitive days Rally Italia Sardegna will finish with the traditional party of the arrival podium on Sunday June 11th at 13:50, preceded by the well-established Power Stage Sassari-Argentiera provided at 12:18. The Power Stage and also the SS Coiluna-Loelle, this last one on Saturday June 10th at 15:08, will be shown live by Fox TV and Sportitalia.