2010 Rally d'Italia Sardegna

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2010 Rally d'Italia Sardegna
7º Rally d'Italia Sardegna
Round 5 of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge
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Rally d'Italia Sardegna Logo
Host country Italy Italy
Rally base Olbia, Sardinia
Dates run June 4 – 6 2010
Stages 13 (218.70 km; 135.89 mi)[1]
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 985.60 km (612.42 mi)
Overall winner Finland Juho Hänninen
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport
Crews 43 at start, 21[2] 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.[1] 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.

The leading four drivers in the championship standing were all confirmed for the event and in addition to this the Italian champion Paolo Andreucci and WRC star Sébastien Ogier also took part.[3]


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.


Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1. Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 2:31:28.6 0.0 10
2. Italy Paolo Andreucci Italy Anna Andreussi Peugeot 207 S2000 2:32:04.2 35.6 8
3. Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Petr Starý Škoda Fabia S2000 2:32:06.8 38.2 6
4. Belgium Thierry Neuville France Nicolas Klinger Peugeot 207 S2000 2:37:27.2 5:58.6 5
5. Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Carlos Magalhães Peugeot 207 S2000 2:41:24.4 9:55.8 4
6. Finland Teemu Arminen Finland Tuomo Nikkola Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2:41:40.9 10:12.3 3
7. Italy Luigi Ricci Italy Maurizio Barone Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2:43:02.0 11:33.4 2
8. Italy Daniele Batistini Italy Carlo Pisano Peugeot 207 S2000 2:43:26.7 11:58.1 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
(4 Jun)
SS1 20:04 Città di Cagliari 2.00 km stage cancelled
(5 Jun)
SS2 08:52 Monte Grighine I 28.66 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 19:05.8 90.05 km/h Czech Republic Jan Kopecký
SS3 10:16 Gonnosnò I 14.53 km Italy Paolo Andreucci 10:22.5 84.03 km/h Italy Paolo Andreucci
SS4 12:05 Monte Grighine II 28.66 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 18:43.7 91.82 km/h United Kingdom Kris Meeke
SS5 13:29 Gonnosnò II 14.53 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 10:06.5 86.25 km/h
SS6 17:23 Monte Lerno I 11.89 km Italy Paolo Andreucci 7:30.2 95.08 km/h Italy Paolo Andreucci
SS7 19:17 Monte Lerno II 11.89 km Italy Paolo Andreucci 7:19.7 97.35 km/h
(6 Jun)
SS8 09:00 Coiluna I 25.97 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 18:16.6 85.26 km/h United Kingdom Kris Meeke
SS9 10:09 Terranova I 13.18 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 9:54.3 79.84 km/h Finland Juho Hänninen
SS10 11:50 Coiluna II 25.97 km Finland Juho Hänninen 17:51.1 87.29 km/h
SS11 15:21 Monte Olia I 14.12 km Italy Paolo Andreucci 11:00.4 76.97 km/h
SS12 16:05 Terranova II 13.18 km Finland Juho Hänninen 9:47.0 80.83 km/h
SS13 16:54 Monte Olia II 14.12 km Italy Paolo Andreucci 10:44.3 78.89 km/h


  1. ^ a b "Rally d'Italia Sardegna Itinerary 2010" (PDF). Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Rally d`Italia Sardegna – Stage 13". Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Archived from the original on 8 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Big champions at the start of the Rally d'Italia Sardegna" (PDF). Intercontinental Rally Challenge. 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 

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