Driver quotes - From service D (after SS9)
Petter Solberg: "It’s disappointing that we haven’t been able to chase down the drivers ahead of us this morning. We made some changes to the set-up last night and now in service we’ll have to look at the data and try to under weiter >>
4e Rally d’Italia-Sardegna (18 – 20 mai 2007)
La première étape du Rally d’Italia-Sardegna a débuté aujourd’hui sous un temps sec, rendant le tracé très poussiéreux. Les pilotes du C2 Junior Experience ont bien tiré leur épingle du jeu, notamment Martin Prokop et Jan Tománek weiter >>
4e Rally d'Italia Sardegna (18-20 mai 2007)
Au terme de la première étape du 4e Rally d'Italia Sardegna, Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena et la Citroën C4 WRC occupent la première place du classement après avoir passé la journée à balayer la chaussée pour leurs adversaires. Sur la deuxième voiture weiter >>
FIA World Rally ChampionshipRally d’Italia Sardegna, 18 May 2007
It was an historical start for the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team today as both the team and its Finnish crew of Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila led a World Rally Championship event for the first time. Latvala blitzed weiter >>
18 May 2007
The rally is based on the gravel roads around the city of Olbia
SS1: 0943hrs Crastazza 1 (31.13km)
The opening leg of the rally began from 0830hrs when cars left the service area in Olbia to tackle the first of six stages. Crastazza was located 57km south west of Olbia and at 31km it was the longest of the whole rally. Weather weiter >>
Sébastien Loeb - Citroën Total World Rally Team
Petter Solberg - Subaru World Rally Team
Jari-Matti Latvala - Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team
Manfred Stohl - OMV Kronos Citroën World Rally Team
Alessandro Bettega - FIA Junior Rally Championship
Urmo Aava - FIA Junior Rally Championship
S. Loeb: "The car is ok, the set up as well. The race is different from last year, there are many new things and it’s not easy to remember all them. The road surface is always very slippery, it’s easy get wrong. Anyway we made most of our tests on gravel and I’m confident".
M. Gronholm: "The car is ok, I’m satisfied with the set up. The race is difficult, I weiter >>
In Sardinia Solberg is looking to repeat the podium pace he showed in Argentina
The Subaru World Rally Team moves from the grassy Pampas of Argentina to the dramatic Mediterranean landscape of Sardinia for round seven of the 16-event World Rally Championship.
Italy’s round of rallying’s global tour is based in the port of Olbia on the picturesque C weiter >>
There is a lot of news about Rally d’Italia Sardegna 2007. Here is the main news, that will directly interest the public and the operative personnel involved in the Rally.
The itinerary of the race track of Rally d’Italia Sardegna has been slightly changed.
The location areas are much the same as Monte Acuto and Gallura but the itinerary weiter >>
1 1 M CITROEN TOTAL WRT F LOEB Sébastien - ELENA Daniel F/MC CITROEN C4 WRC A/8
3 1 M BP FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM GB GRONHOLM Marcus - RAUTIAINEN Timo FIN/FIN FORD Focus RS WRC A/8
4 1 M BP FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM GB HIRVONEN Mikko - LEHTINEN Jarmo FIN/FIN FORD Focus RS WRC A/8
2 1 M CITROEN TOTAL WRT F SORDO Dani - MARTI Marc E/E CITROEN C4 WRC A/8
7 1 M SUBARU WORLD weiter >>
There are 124 crews entered in the 2007 Rallyd’Italia Sardegna.
THE FAVOURITE. Everyone is closely watching Sebastien Loeb, who will race with number 1 on the official WRC Citroen C4. The French driver has already won four of the six WRC events.
After the Montecarlo success, he has won the next thre weiter >>
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• Konstrukteurs-Weltmeister Ford für harte Schotter-Rallye vorbereitet
• Ford Focus RS WRC-Fahrer Marcus Grönholm plant Revanche
Die einzige Konstante bei der Italien-Rallye Sardinien (17. bis 20. 5.) scheint der Wandel zu sein: Wie bereits in den Vorjahren führen mehr als die Hälf weiter >>
"Continuer à apprendre avec notre Citroën C2-R2"
Après un Rallye du Portugal qui a répondu à toutes leurs attentes, Raphaël Auquier et Cédric Pirotte disputeront la semaine prochaine le Rallye de Sardaigne, deuxième rendez-vous de leur programme en C weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship Rally d’Italia Sardegna, 18-20 May 2007
The Stobart VK M-Sport Ford team look to attack on the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Sardinia next week, coming off a high on Rally Argentina where they regained third spot on the Manufacturers’ table. Rally d’Italia Sar weiter >>
FIA World Rally Championship Rally d’Italia Sardegna, 18-20 May 2007
Thirty-eight-year-old Argentine Federico Villagra is to replace current Munchi’s Ford World Rally Team driver Juan Pablo Raies for the remainder of the 2007 season. Villagra will be co-driven by team owner Jorge Perez Companc and will drive the second Ford Focus RS WRC06 alongside Luis Perez weiter >>
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Italienische Momente für ein französisch-belgisches Erfolgsgespann: Rallye-Weltmeister Sébastien Loeb gewann auf Sardinien im Kronos-Citroë weiter >>
SS1 Terranova 1 M. GRÖNHOLM / T. RAUTIAINENSS2 Onani 1 M. GRÖNHOLM / T. RAUTIAINENSS3 Siniscola 1 M. GRÖNHOLM / T. RAUTIAINENSS4 Terranova 2 S. LOEB / D. ELENASS5 Onani 2 S. LOEB / D. ELENASS6 Siniscola 2 M. GRÖNHOLM / T. RAUTIAINENSS7 Loelle 1 M. GRÖNHOLM / T. RAUTIAINENSS8 Monte Lerno 1 S. LOEB / D. ELENASS9 Su Filigosu 1 S. LOEB / D. ELENASS weiter >>
The final stage of the day, and the rally, saw Kronos Total Citroen World Rally Team's Sebastien Loeb capture his fifth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship victory of the season. Loeb's co-driver - Daniel Elena - had another point to celebrate - the solitary hold on the most co-driver victor weiter >>
As the field moved into the sixteenth stage, position began to solidify as the gaps between the drivers gave a glimpse as to the final overall classification. One of the closest battles left in the top eight was between Petter Solberg and Jussi Valimaki. At the end of the previous stage, Valimaki held a lead against the charging Norwegian.
Petter Solberg sat 24.4 seconds weiter >>
Kronos Total Citroen World Rally Team's Sebsatien Loeb captured the stage victory on the third contest run on the third Leg. Loeb carries his two minute 40 second rally lead into the final group of stages.
Second on the stage was Subaru World Rally Team's Chris Atkinson. Atkinson finished weiter >>
Red Bull Skoda driver Harri Rovanpera is not having his best rally. The Finn broke a diff on the opening stage of the final leg of Rally d'Italia Sardegna, his second broken diff for this rally.
The Finn was bleak at the end of the stage. "I might as well go home now," said Rovanpera. "I am sorr weiter >>
Subaru World Rally Team's Petter Solberg suffered punctures at the end of the first Leg and began the second day in 14th overall. In the eight stages following, Solberg has moved from 14th to sixth overall after passing Kristian Sohlberg in the overall classifications. The difference between the closely-named co weiter >>
The third Leg began with the noticeable absense of Pirelli-backed Gigi Galli. Galli suffered troubles during the return to service after the final stage of the second Leg and did not re-enter the event for the third and final day. The Italian was in a heated battle with Dani Sordo for third overall with Sordo coming out on top on the 12th stage.
Harri Rovanpera was the fi weiter >>
SS1 Terranova 1 M. GRÖNHOLM / T. RAUTIAINEN
SS2 Onani 1 M. GRÖNHOLM / T. RAUTIAINEN
SS3 Siniscola 1 M. GRÖNHOLM / T. RAUTIAINEN
SS4 Terranova 2 S. LOEB / D. ELENA
SS5 Onani 2 S. LOEB / D. ELENA
SS6 Siniscola 2 M. GRÖNHOLM / T. RAUTIAINEN
SS7 Loelle 1 M. GRÖNHOLM / T. RAUTIAINEN
SS8 Monte Lerno 1 S. LOEB / D. ELENA
SS weiter >>
The day began with BP-Ford World Rally Team's Marcus Gronholm on top of the leaderboard. Gronholm drove hard early and managed to increase his lead over Kronos Total Citroen World Rally Team's Sebastien Loeb. Loeb won the event in 2005 and at the end of the first stage of the day was 36.5 seconds beh weiter >>
The final stage of the first day of Rally d'Italia Sardegna - Siniscola 2 - saw Marcus Gronholm capture his fourth stage victory. Gronholm began the day creating a solid lead in the overall standings and by capturing the first three stages of the morning. Gronholm continued his rally lead, despite finishing weiter >>
On the penultimate stage of the first Leg, Sebastien Loeb captured his second consecutive stage victory to close the gap between he and rally-leader Marcus Gronholm to 35.3 seconds. Gronholm completed the stage with the second quickest time - 3.9 seconds behind Loeb.
The major drama on the penultimate weiter >>
The fourth stage of Rally d'Italia Sardegna was a rerun of the first stage of the event. Sebastien Loeb captured the quickest time on the first stage of the afternoon but only by 1.2 seconds from rally leader Marcus Gronholm. As a result of Loeb's stage victory, the Frenchman captured second overall from BP-Ford World Rally Team's Mikko Hirvonen.
Hirvonen completed the st weiter >>