Rally Italia Sardegna 2017 ready to start from Alghero

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, it will start the Rally of Italy: Sardinia will be once again  the only Italian stage of the World Rally Championship. A total of 55 crews (representing 22 different countries fro all over the world: Italy, France, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Norway, Austria, Estonia, Belgium, Spain, Poland, New Zealand, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Holland, Mexico, Bolivia, Argentine, Germany, Japan, Australia and Czech Republic), take part to the 2017 edition of the Rally Italia Sardegna, the seventh round of the World Rally Championship that will be also valid for Wrc2, Wrc3 and Junior.

Announced crews:

All the main crews taking part at the World Rally Championship will be at start in Sardinia. First of all the three MSport works drivers on the Ford Fiesta Plus –  Sébastien Ogier (current WRC leader and four time World Rally Champion), Ott Tanak and Elfyn Evans – , then the three works drivers of HyundaiThierry Neuville, Dani Sordo and Hayden Paddon– , the three  Toyota Yaris Wrc‘ works drivers – the Finns Jari-Matti Latvala, Juho Hanninen and Esapekka Lappi – , plus the Ford Fiesta Wrc Plus (Team Jipo Car One Bet) driven by the Norwegian Mads Ostberg, the Ford Fiesta Wrc 2016 driven by the Czech driver Martin Prokop and the Saudi Arabia’s Yazzed Al Rajhi and, last but not least, the Citroen Ds3 Wrc driven by the French Jean-Michel Raoux. A total of 9 crews entered instead the Wrc 2.

The Rally Italia Sardegna at the beginning has been regarded sceptically, indeed year after year, it has been able to find a solid place inside the World Rally Championship and now it is considered one of the best rounds, especially for the great frame of public and the wild, amazing and breathtaking places it crosses. Plus, the extremely challenging gravel roads of Sardinia are the real stars of this rally, making it one of the most difficult for the drivers and one of the most worrying for the mechanic crews.

SPECIAL STAGES OF ITALIA SARDINIA RALLY  2017:

The 2017 Edition of the Rally Italia Sardegna will get underway next June 8 – 11 and will be run on 312 competitive kms split in 19 stages in North Sardinia, from Alghero to Olbia and back. Alghero will also house the headquarters, service park and press room. Olbia will host the end of Day 1 and the Start of Day 2The rally will kick off with the shakedown on Thursday June 8th in Olmedo at local 8 am, while the “Ittiri Arena Show”, the opening 2km special stage will take place at local 18. The event will end on Sunday June 11th with the prize ceremony in Alghero harbour, a usual. Here is the full schedulig of all the stages.

rally-italia-sardegna-map

Thursday, June 8, 2017:

  • 08:00 – SD OLMEDO – MONTE BARANTA Shakedown
  • 18:00 – SSS 1 ITTIRI ARENA SHOW

Friday, June 9, 2017:

  • 7:18 – SS 2 TERRANOVA 1
  • 7:41 – SS 3 MONTE OLIA 1
  • 9:12 – SS 4 TULA 1
  • 10:17 – SS 5 TERGU-OSILO 1
  • 15:25 – SS 6 TERRANOVA 2
  • 15:48 – SS 7 MONTE OLIA 2
  • 17:25 – SS 8 TULA 2
  • 18:30 – SS 9 TERGU-OSILO 2

Saturday, June 10, 2017:

  • 7:45 – SS 10 COILUNA – LOELLE 1
  • 8:41 – SS 11 MONTI DI ALA’ 1 28,52 00:03
  • 9:20 – SS 12 MONTE LERNO 1
  • 15:08 – SS 13 COILUNA – LOELLE 2
  • 16:04 – SS 14 MONTI DI ALA’ 2
  • 16:43 – SS 15 MONTE LERNO 2

Sunday, June 11, 2017:

  • 08:33 – SS 16 CALA FLUMINI 1
  • 09:08 – SS 17 SASSARI – ARGENTIERA 1  (Live TV – Fox)
  • 10:54 – SS 18 CALA FLUMINI 2
  • 12:18 – SS 19 SASSARI – ARGENTIERA 2 – PW STAGE (Live TV – Fox)
  • 13:45 – ALGHERO CITY – PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY

2017 Gold Pass, the best way to attend to the Rally Italia Sardegna:

If you want to attend to the Italia Sardegna Rally from a privileged “armchair” having at the same time some other nice facilites, such as a dedicated parking area to easily reach this “VIP Zones” you definitely have to purchase the Gold Pass (discounts are provided to young people and families: free of charge pass for children up to 6 years old, 50% discount for children up to 12 years old). The available Gold Passes are three:

  • Premium: 185,00 € VAT included, is the most complete offer, enabling you to follow all four days of the event offering the access to dedicated parking, to the Manufacturers stands inside the Alghero Service Park and to the podium grandstand for the starting and the final Prize Ceremony of Rally Italia Sardegna.
  • Standard: 125,00 € VAT included, it is the standard proposal. It proposes to follow four days event, access to dedicated parking, but do not allow access to the Manufacturer stands in the Service Park and to the podium grand stands.
  • Daily: 60,00 € VAT included, it’s the ideal solution to follow one day of 2017 Rally Italia Sardegna in the front row, with benefits and privileges for a day to be chosen among: Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

All Gold Pass holders will receive a gift package containing several gadgets of Rally Italia Sardegna, maps of the route, indicating the Gold Pass parking and much more. Plus special discounts are provided for all the gold pass owners at the merchandising stands and restaurants agreeing with the initiative inside the Alghero Service Park. Gold Passes can be purchased online or at the Info point located in the Alghero Service Park opening on Tuesday June 6th at 15:00. By the way, also the passes bought on line have to be collected at the same Info point.

Get ready to smell dust. Are you?

FULL PROGRAM OF ITALIA  SARDINIA 2017:

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – Recce DAY 1

  • 8pm – Alghero SP – Opening Day for public
  • From 6pm – Alghero SP –  ACI Village Opening Day (ACI Sport, ACI Storico, AC Sassari, ACI Green Area, RIS&Gold Pass Info Point, RIS Merchandise)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017  –  Recce DAY 2

  • 11am-1pm – Alghero SP, Bastioni Magellano – International Bugatti Meeting
  • 7.30pm – Alghero, old town and podium – “Famellias“, itinerant performance of dance, music and singing (choreographies Maria Grazia Deliperi, costumes Monica Fiori)
  • 7.50pm – Alghero SP, WRC Stage – Autograph’s session
  • 8.30pm – Alghero Podium  – Welcome to RIS

Thursday, June 8, 2017:

  • 8am-1pm – Olmedo Shakedown
  • From 10am – Alghero SP – ACI Village Opening Day (ACI Sport, ACI Storico, AC Sassari, ACI Green Area, RIS&Gold Pass Info Point, RIS Merchandise)
  • 10am-11pm – Olbia, corso Umberto – Sardinian Handicraft Exposure
  • 12am – Alghero SP – WRC Stage Meet the Crew
  • 12am-11pm – Alghero: Largo San Francesco, Piazza Porta Terra, Piazza Civica – Historic cars Expo
  • Every days – Torre San Giovanni – Photo exhibition of RIS 2004-2016 by CFC
  • 5pm – Alghero podium and old town – Official start of RIS 17
  • 6pm – SSS1 Ittiri Arena
  • 6.30pm – Olbia, corso Umberto – Mamuthones and Issohadores Parade, Folk groups
  • 7.30pm – Olbia, via Roma e corso Umberto – Historic cars Parade
  • 7.30pm-10.30pm – Alghero SP – Sardinian Historic cars Gran Parade
  • 8.31pm – Olbia, Piazza Elena di Gallura – Arrival of DAY 1: Parc fermé
  • 9.30pm – Alghero: Piazza Civica, Piazza Porta Terra, Piazza San Michele, Piazza Pino Piras – Sardinian Folk Groups Parade
  • 9.30pm – Olbia, giardini museo archeologico – Live Music: The Livexperience
  • 11.00pm – Olbia,  giardini museo archeologico – DJ Set by Radio 105

Friday, June 9, 2017:

  • 6.30am – Olbia, Molo Brin – Start of DAY 2
  • 10am-11pm – Alghero SP – ACI Village Opening Day (ACI Sport, ACI Storico, AC Sassari, ACI Green Area, RIS&Gold Pass Info Point, RIS Merchandise)
  • 11.36am – Alghero SP – Service 
  • 12am-11pm – Alghero: Largo San Francesco, Piazza Porta Terra, Piazza Civica – Historic cars Expo
  • 8pm – Alghero SP and Banchina Dogana – Service – Arrival of DAY 2 – Parc fermé
  • 8.15pm – Alghero SP – Meet the crew 
  • 9.30pm –  Alghero podium – DJ Set

Saturday, June 10, 2017:

  • 5am – Alghero – Start of DAY 3
  • From 10am – Alghero SP – ACI Village Opening Day (ACI Sport, ACI Storico, AC Sassari, ACI Green Area, RIS&Gold Pass Info Point, RIS Merchandise)
  • 11.51am – Alghero SP – Service
  • 12am-11pm – Alghero: Largo San Francesco, Piazza Porta Terra, Piazza Civica – Historic cars Expo
  • 3.08pm – SS Coiluna-Loelle – Live TV – Fox
  • 7.10pm – Alghero SP and Alghero Banchina Dogana – Service – Arrival of DAY 3 – Parc fermé
  • 7.30pm Alghero SP – Meet the crew
  • 9pm – Alghero podium – Pirati Live Band in concert
  • 10pm – Alghero podium – DJ set by Radio 105

Sunday, June 11, 2017:

  • 7.30am – Alghero SP – Start of DAY 4
  • From 9am – Alghero SP – ACI Village Opening Day (ACI Sport, ACI Storico, AC Sassari, ACI Green Area, RIS&Gold Pass Info Point, RIS Merchandise)
  • 9.08am – PS Sassari-Argentiera SS Sassari-Argentiera Live TV – Fox
  • 12.18am – Powerstage – Sassari-Argentiera Live TV – Fox
  • 1.45pm – Alghero podium – Final arrival and prize giving
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