Rally di Sardegna

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Three-time winner Sébastien Loeb at the start of a stage.

The Rally d'Italia Sardegna is a rally competition that has been a round of the World Rally Championship (WRC) schedule and also the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC). The rally is held on narrow, twisty, sandy and bumpy mountain roads around the town of Porto Cervo. The Italian round of the World Rally Championship was previously the Rallye Sanremo, held first as a mixed surface event and later on asphalt roads around the resort of Sanremo, but Rally d'Italia Sardegna replaced it in the WRC schedule from the 2004 season.

The 2008 event was held from 15 to 18 May 2008 and the latest stage, Liscia Ruja (2.69 km, near the five-star hotel Cala di Volpe, well known as James Bond's favourite resort), was broadcast live. The 2010 rally was the first running of the event under IRC rules and four stages were also broadcast live by Eurosport.

Winners[edit]

Season Event Driver Car
2004 1º Supermag Rally d'Italia Sardinia Norway Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004
2005 2º Supermag Rally d'Italia Sardinia France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC
2006 3º Rally d'Italia Sardinia France Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC
2007 4º Rally d'Italia Sardinia Finland Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06
2008 5º Rally d'Italia Sardinia France Sébastien Loeb Citroën C4 WRC
2009 6º Rally d'Italia Sardinia Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 09
2010 7º Rally d'Italia Sardinia Finland Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000
2011 8º Rally d'Italia Sardinia France Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC
2012 9º Rally d'Italia Sardinia Finland Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC
2013 10º Rally d'Italia Sardinia France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
2014 11º Rally d'Italia Sardinia France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC

Non-WRC events denotes in italics

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