2010 Rallye Sanremo

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2010 Rallye Sanremo
52º Rallye Sanremo
Round 10 of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Rallye Sanremo Logo
Host country Italy Italy
Rally base Sanremo
Dates run 23 – 25 September 2010
Stages 11[1] (220.03 km; 136.72 mi)
Stage surface Asphalt
Overall distance 465.63 km (289.33 mi)
Overall winner Italy Paolo Andreucci
Italy F.P.F. Sport SRL
Crews 102[2] at start, 61 at finish

The 2010 Rallye Sanremo (52º Rallye Sanremo), was the 10th round of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) season and was also a round of the Italian Rally Championship. The eleven stage asphalt rally took place on 23–25 September 2010. The longest stage of the rally, Ronde, was run in darkness. All other stages were run in daylight.


The rally took place in the province of Imperia, with a total length of 465.63 km (289.33 mi) of which 220.03 km (136.72 mi) were special stages. The rally base was located along the sea front and the old railway station in the heart of the town of Sanremo.[3] A record breaking entry of 30 S2000 cars contested the last all-asphalt IRC event of the year. In addition to the top six runners in the IRC, Proton entered three-time Sanremo winner Gilles Panizzi to partner alongside Niall McShea.[4][5]


Paolo Andreucci became the seventh victor of an IRC rally in 2010, after holding off Juho Hänninen by just 4.4 seconds, with Freddy Loix just edging out Kris Meeke for the final podium position with a stage-winning time on the final stage. Meeke had held the lead of the rally for the first three of the rally's eleven stages before Andreucci claimed the rally lead through the Apricale test. Abarth's Giandomenico Basso led the rally at the end of day one, setting a time some fifteen seconds quicker than his rivals on the night-time Ronde test of 44 kilometres. Basso would eventually slip to seventh in the final classification. Hänninen cut into Andreucci's lead on day two, with the championship leader falling narrowly short of Andreucci, who claimed his first victory in the IRC. Hänninen's second place allowed him to advance two points in the championship standings due to an improvement on dropped scores, while rival Jan Kopecký could do no better than sixth, and thus failing to improve his points total.


Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1. Italy Paolo Andreucci Italy Anna Andreussi Peugeot 207 S2000 2:35:32.7 0.0 10
2. Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 2:35:37.1 4.4 8
3. Belgium Freddy Loix Belgium Fréderic Miclotte Škoda Fabia S2000 2:36:06.8 34.1 6
4. United Kingdom Kris Meeke Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle Peugeot 207 S2000 2:36:11.0 38.3 5
5. Italy Luca Rossetti Italy Matteo Chiarcossi Abarth Grande Punto S2000 2:36:53.7 1:21.0 4
6. Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Petr Starý Škoda Fabia S2000 2:37:32.6 1:59.9 3
7. Italy Giandomenico Basso Italy Mitia Dotta Abarth Grande Punto S2000 2:37:50.6 2:17.9 2
8. Belgium Thierry Neuville France Nicolas Klinger Peugeot 207 S2000 2:38:07.7 2:35.0 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(24 Sept)
SS1 13:34 Coldirodi 1 12.92 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 8:36.6 90.03 km/h United Kingdom Kris Meeke
SS2 14:28 Bignone 1 10.62 km Italy Paolo Andreucci 7:05.6 89.83 km/h
SS3 16:34 Coldirodi 2 12.92 km United Kingdom Kris Meeke 8:39.5 89.53 km/h
SS4 16:56 Apricale 17.53 km Italy Paolo Andreucci 12:51.9 81.76 km/h Italy Paolo Andreucci
SS5 17:23 Bignone 2 10.62 km Italy Paolo Andreucci
Italy Luca Rossetti
7:10.5 88.81 km/h
SS6 22:09 Ronde 44.00 km Italy Giandomenico Basso 31:07.7 84.81 km/h Italy Giandomenico Basso
Leg 2
(25 Sept)
SS7 09:00 Monte Ceppo 29.56 km Finland Juho Hänninen 21:16.2 83.39 km/h Italy Paolo Andreucci
SS8 09:45 Teglia 1 29.03 km Italy Luca Rossetti 20:23.5 85.42 km/h
SS9 13:00 Bajardo 1.73 km Finland Juho Hänninen 1:17.9 79.95 km/h
SS10 13:14 Ceppo Short 22.07 km Italy Paolo Andreucci 15:44.9 84.09 km/h
SS11 13:50 Teglia 2 29.03 km Belgium Freddy Loix 20:06.3 86.64 km/h


  1. ^ "Programme" (PDF). Rallye Sanremo. Automobile Club d'Italia. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Entry List" (PDF). Rallye Sanremo. Automobile Club d'Italia. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "52° RALLY SANREMO" (PDF). Rallye Sanremo. Automobile Club d'Italia. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Anticipation grows ahead of Rallye Sanremo". ircseries.com. Intercontinental Rally Challenge. 16 September 2010. Archived from the original on 29 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Panizzi joins PROTON for Sanremo IRC bid". ircseries.com. Intercontinental Rally Challenge. 17 September 2010. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 

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