Thursday, 5 May 2011

The Rally d Italia Sardegna 2011 starts today!

The numbers confirm the extraordinary success of the event organized by the Automobile Club d’Italia and counts towards the FIA World Rally Championship, the FIA Super 2000 World Championship, and the WRC Academy.

The Rally d’Italia Sardegna, the Italian round of the World Rally Championship, organised by the Automobile Club d’Italia, starts today after long months of preparations. The first official event will be the shakedown, the final test for cars in race trim, to be held at 8am. The test will take place over a distance of 2.5km in the Monte Pino venue near Olbia. The shakedown will be the competitors' first taste of the Sardinia gravel roads. The first to test their race cars will be the very best drivers of the World Rally Championship.

In the evening the official start ceremony will be held on the Olbia start podium, located opposite the Archaeological Museum on the waterfront. This is the start of the three days of competitions, which will see the drivers tackle a total distance of 1,183km.

"Life in Sardinia is probably the best a man can wish: twenty-four-thousands kilometers of forests, countryside, shores immersed in a miraculous sea, this corresponds to what I would suggest God to give us as Paradise". Quote from Rally Italia Sardegna website by Fabrizio De André (song writer 1996).