2010 Rally d'Italia Sardegna
|2010 Rally d'Italia Sardegna
7º Rally d'Italia Sardegna
|Round 5 of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge
Rally d'Italia Sardegna Logo
|Rally base||Olbia, Sardinia|
|Dates run||June 4 – 6 2010|
|Stages||13 (218.70 km; 135.89 mi)|
|Overall distance||985.60 km (612.42 mi)|
|Overall winner|| Juho Hänninen
|Crews||43 at start, 21 at finish|
The 2010 Rally d'Italia Sardegna was the seventh Rally d'Italia Sardegna and the fifth round of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge and also counted towards the Italian Gravel Rally Trophy. The rally was held together with the Rally del Corallo, the Italian round of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship with the cars running after the main rally. The event was held between 4–6 June 2010. Four of the stages were broadcast live on Eurosport.
The rally was due to start on Friday 4 June 2010 with a single special stage in Cagliari, Sardinia, but this was cancelled. Saturday consisted of six special stages covering a total of 112.16 km (69.69 mi) on gravel roads all run in daylight. Sunday saw a further 106.54 km (66.20 mi) daylight gravel stages with the finish in Porto Cervo.
Championship leader Juho Hänninen won his second rally of the season, as he extended his championship lead over Jan Kopecký to eleven points. Defending series champion Kris Meeke and Guy Wilks, two of Hänninen's other title rivals both crashed out of the event. Wilks suffering fractured vertebrae in his crash on stage 2 and Meeke's crash, on stage 9, was caught live on television. Sébastien Ogier was also a victim of the hard stages, suffering a puncture on Stage 2 before retiring on the same stage with engine problems.
|1.||Juho Hänninen||Mikko Markkula||Škoda Fabia S2000||2:31:28.6||0.0||10|
|2.||Paolo Andreucci||Anna Andreussi||Peugeot 207 S2000||2:32:04.2||35.6||8|
|3.||Jan Kopecký||Petr Starý||Škoda Fabia S2000||2:32:06.8||38.2||6|
|4.||Thierry Neuville||Nicolas Klinger||Peugeot 207 S2000||2:37:27.2||5:58.6||5|
|5.||Bruno Magalhães||Carlos Magalhães||Peugeot 207 S2000||2:41:24.4||9:55.8||4|
|6.||Teemu Arminen||Tuomo Nikkola||Subaru Impreza WRX STI||2:41:40.9||10:12.3||3|
|7.||Luigi Ricci||Maurizio Barone||Subaru Impreza WRX STI||2:43:02.0||11:33.4||2|
|8.||Daniele Batistini||Carlo Pisano||Peugeot 207 S2000||2:43:26.7||11:58.1||1|
|Day||Stage||Time||Name||Length||Winner||Time||Avg. spd.||Rally leader|
|SS1||20:04||Città di Cagliari||2.00 km||stage cancelled|
|SS2||08:52||Monte Grighine I||28.66 km||Jan Kopecký||19:05.8||90.05 km/h||Jan Kopecký|
|SS3||10:16||Gonnosnò I||14.53 km||Paolo Andreucci||10:22.5||84.03 km/h||Paolo Andreucci|
|SS4||12:05||Monte Grighine II||28.66 km||Kris Meeke||18:43.7||91.82 km/h||Kris Meeke|
|SS5||13:29||Gonnosnò II||14.53 km||Jan Kopecký||10:06.5||86.25 km/h|
|SS6||17:23||Monte Lerno I||11.89 km||Paolo Andreucci||7:30.2||95.08 km/h||Paolo Andreucci|
|SS7||19:17||Monte Lerno II||11.89 km||Paolo Andreucci||7:19.7||97.35 km/h|
|SS8||09:00||Coiluna I||25.97 km||Kris Meeke||18:16.6||85.26 km/h||Kris Meeke|
|SS9||10:09||Terranova I||13.18 km||Jan Kopecký||9:54.3||79.84 km/h||Juho Hänninen|
|SS10||11:50||Coiluna II||25.97 km||Juho Hänninen||17:51.1||87.29 km/h|
|SS11||15:21||Monte Olia I||14.12 km||Paolo Andreucci||11:00.4||76.97 km/h|
|SS12||16:05||Terranova II||13.18 km||Juho Hänninen||9:47.0||80.83 km/h|
|SS13||16:54||Monte Olia II||14.12 km||Paolo Andreucci||10:44.3||78.89 km/h|
- "Rally d'Italia Sardegna Itinerary 2010" (PDF). Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
- "Rally d`Italia Sardegna – Stage 13". Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Archived from the original on 8 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
- "Big champions at the start of the Rally d'Italia Sardegna" (PDF). Intercontinental Rally Challenge. 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2010-05-28.