WRC: Rally Italia Sardinia 2016 Alghero 9th-12th June
As usual even this year will be the dirt roads of northern Sardinia called to host the Italian round of the World Rally Championship WRC, since many years fixed presence in the World Championship calendar. 19 special stages for a total 325km starting and finishing in the beautiful city of Alghero. The best drivers in the world will perform from 9th to 12th June 2016 a battle for the leadership that will see the drivers of wrc rally car compete on the edge of the latter for the conquest of one of the most challenging and spectacular races of the championship. I wonder if this year will be a heads up that sees the new star and undisputed king of the last three World Cup winning and Sardinia last winner Sebastian Ogier against his team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala who seeks redemption after a disappointing sixth place in the latest edition in Sardinia’s land. Or there will be space for other drivers such as Neuville and Sordo that thanks to the improvement of Hyundai team and the fantastic I-20 are trying to reduce the gap with the Volfswagen Polo team. To be considered for the final victory and for the best positions also Meeke with his Citroen and Ford’s driver Østberg which surely will challenge the French Sebastian Ogier driving the Volkswagen Polo WRC undisputed winner of the last three editions. A must for all those who in the early summer cannot wait to follow their favourite drivers, four days of pure passion in the green and nature that only Sardinia can offer will be the scenario of the maximum expression of cars race. All the best drivers will compete until the last meters of the race to determine who will be the winner of one of the most challenging and exciting races all over the world. Will we see if the idol of many Sardinians Jari-Matti Latvala will be back in business and claim for the victory that is missing in the Sardinia rally since the year 2009. The Finnish driver came close several times but is not yet able to repeat, will 2016 be the year to re-center the victory in Sardinia? Other official news on the route and timetable you can find on the official website of the event www.rallyitaliasardegna.com although I anticipate whether there will be the classic historical special stages of Loelle and Monte Lerno with his famous leap that each year attracts thousands of fans, will be confirm even for 2016. Back also Castelsardo stage absent in 2015. Finally, after years of darkness Italians have a young and talented driver at the top of the category, in fact, this year will be on the start line Lorenzo Bertelli, winner two years ago in the WRC-2 class, at the start this year with a Fors Fiesta WRC of FWRT team. The twenty-seven is one of the rising stars of Italian rallying, a school that has always baked in great drivers and that now for too many years has not been able to provide the most worthy samples of Italian motoring tradition.
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