Thierry Neuville to start Rally d'Italia Sardegna

Thierry Neuville to start Rally d'Italia Sardegna

25.09.2012: The Rally d’Italia Sardegna, the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship, has now been added to this season’s programme




The Rally d’Italia Sardegna, the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship, has now been added to this season’s programme for the Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul crew.



Set to be busy testing the buggy in which he will be competing in the 2013 Dakar Rally, the Qatari Nasser Al- Attiyah has once again opted to entrust his Citroën DS3 WRC to the young Belgian driver in the hope he will be able to claim a strong points finish for the Qatar World Rally Team.


Initially featuring eight events, Thierry Neuville’s racing programme has grown over the course of the season. The Olympic commitments of the Qatari enabled the Saint-Vith driver to take part in Rally New Zealand back in June. This time, Nasser Al-Attiyah’s preparations for next year’s Dakar Rally mean he is unable to compete in the Italian round of the WRC.


“Although my involvement with Citroën in the World Championship is very important, I have to make choices and I have to work on the development the buggy that we are preparing for use in the 2013 Dakar Rally.


Thierry showed his potential the first time we entrusted the Qatar World Rally Team’s Citroën DS3 WRC to him,” stated Nasser proudly. “He scored some important points for the team and learned a lot from taking part in Rally New Zealand. When we were looking for someone to defend the team’s colours in Sardinia, with his talent, he was the obvious choice.”


“Competing in Italy will enable me to complete a full championship this season and I couldn’t have asked for any better in terms of building up as much experience as possible,” said a visibly pleased Thierry. “I know the roads in Sardinia, having competed in my first rally in a four-wheel drive car there and I know how difficult and rough the gravel can be.



But it’s yet another opportunity for us so we’ll do everything we can not to disappoint Nasser and the Qatar World Rally Team, who have once again put their complete faith in us. The best way of thanking them for this opportunity would be to secure a good result and we’ll be trying very hard to do just that.”



Marie-Pierre ,Linda Martins, photos Willy Weyens

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/wrc-thierry-neuville-start-rally-italia-sardegna-citroen-qatar-world-team---103456.html

25.09.2012 / MaP

Weitere Beiträge

BWRT makes history in the WRC
19.05.2011
Daniel Oliveira scored in Italy the first point ever for a Brazilian team at WRCFor the first time in the World Rally Championship history a Brazilian team scored manufacturer points thanks that Daniel Oliveira was able to complete the last day of acti weiter >>
WRC RALLYES - Manufacturers Championship Standings after Sardegna
09.05.2011
2011 FIA Manufacturers' Championship Standings1.        Citroen Total World Rally Team    22    25    43    40    37                          &nbs weiter >>
WRC Rallyes: Drivers and Co-DriversChampionship Standings after Sardegna
09.05.2011
2011 FIA Drivers' Championship Standings1.    France    S. LOEB    10    27    21    16    26                               &n weiter >>
Retirements in Sardinia 2011
09.05.2011
05 - 08 May 11  Rally d'Italia Sardegna Italy9    D. KUIPERS (NL)FORD FIESTA RS WRC     A0    TC17    MECHANICAL14    P. VAN MERKSTEIJN (NL)CITROËN DS 3 WRC     A0    TC11A    MECHANICAL weiter >>
Final overall classification 2011 in Sardinia
09.05.2011
05 - 08 May 11  Rally d'Italia Sardegna Italy1    1    S. LOEB    M    A0    3:45:40.9    0.0    3:45:40.9    0.0    0.02    3    M. HIRVONEN    M    weiter >>
SS11 Overall classification
07.05.2011
WRC RALLYES - Rallye Italia Sardegna 2011 after SS111.    1    S. LOEB    M    2:13:14.3    0.0    0.02.    3    M. HIRVONEN    M    2:13:49.7    +35.4    +35.43.  &n weiter >>
Sebastien Loeb retain lead in Sardegna
07.05.2011
Citroen star Sebastien Loeb will start Saturday afternoon's loop of three stages 35.4s clear of the chasing pack following day two's opening trio of tests.   Loeb started the second day of Rally d’Italia Sardegna 33.2s clear of Petter Solberg and weiter >>
Overall standings after day 1 in Sardegna
06.05.2011
Rally Italia Sardegna 20111.    1    S. LOEB    M    1:27:47.0    0.0    0.02.    11    P. SOLBERG    M    1:28:20.2    +33.2    +33.23.    3&n weiter >>
SS2 overall classification in Sardegna top 30
06.05.2011
WRC Rallyes - Rally Italia Sardegna 20111.    3    M. HIRVONEN    M    21:01.3    0.0    0.02.    1    S. LOEB  weiter >>
Petter Solberg on top at Sardegna shakedown
05.05.2011
Petter Solberg has got his bid to win Rally d'Italia Sardegna off to the perfect start by going fastest in shakedown for the world championship counter.Solberg, world rally champion in 2003, set a weiter >>
Egon Kaur aims for the double in WRC Academy
03.05.2011
Following a fantastic start to the WRC Academy season in Portugal last month, the 18 rising stars of rally, including the six Pirelli Star Drivers, are preparing for the fast and narrow stages of the Rally d’Italia in Sardinia on 5-8 May.The Rally d’Italia, which joined the World Rally Championship in 2004, is the second round of the Academy’ weiter >>
Parcours en Sardaigne 2011
29.04.2011
Vendredi 6 maiDépart : 7h00ES1 : Lago Omodeo (10,21 km)ES2 : Monte Grighini Nord (21,32 km)ES3 : Alta Marmilla (14,34 km)ES4 : Monte Grighini Sud (19,66 km)Assistance éloignée A : 13h02ES5 : Monte Grighini Nord (21,32 km)ES6 : Alta Marmilla (14,34 km)ES7 : Monte Grighini Sud (19,66 km)E weiter >>
Informations et bons plans Citroen
29.04.2011
Rally Italia Sardegna - Manche : 5/13Base : OlbiaParc d’assistance : Isola Bianca – OlbiaSurface : terreMétéo : températures de 13 à 24°CLever et coucher du soleil le premier jour du rallye : 5h01 / 19h14Heure locale : UTC+1 (heure d’&eacut weiter >>
Trois questions à… Sébastien Ogier
29.04.2011
Victoires au Portugal et en Jordanie… Jamais deux sans trois en Italie ?« Cette série arrive au bon moment puisqu’elle nous a relancés dans la course au titre. Le bil weiter >>
Citroën veut poursuivre sa série victorieuse
29.04.2011
RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA – 5-8/05/2011 – PRÉSENTATIONMexique, Portugal, Jordanie… Les Citroën DS3 WRC se sont imposées sur la terre des trois dernières épreuves du Championnat du Monde. A l’o weiter >>
Fiesta S2000 crews strive for Sardinian success
29.04.2011
  The Ford Fiesta S2000 has already won the first two Super 2000 World Rally Championship (S-WRC) rounds in 2011, and five crews contesting Rally Italia Sardegna next week will try to ensure M-Sport’s new generation rally car also clinches the third. weiter >>
Werksteam Ford Abu Dhabi erwartet Schwerstarbeit in Sardinien
29.04.2011
WRC Rallyes :  Rallye Italien - Sardinien• Jari-Matti Latvala, Sardinien-Sieger 2009, will den in Jordanien denkbar knapp verpassten Triumph in Italien nachholen• Latvala und Teamkollege Mikko Hirvonen testen mit dem Ford weiter >>
Aaron Burkart - Rallye d´Italia: Das vierte Mal auf dem Podium in 2009
29.05.2009
Der fünfte Lauf der Junior World Rallye Championship brachte Aaron Burkart die vierte Podiumsplatzierung in der laufenden Saison. Obwohl sich der Wahl-Berliner mehr vorgenommen hatte, war er trotzdem relativ zufrieden mit dem Ergebnis. Die vielen Aus- und Unfälle zeigen, dass e weiter >>
Citroen et le Rallye de Sardaigne en chiffres
25.05.2009
Sébastien Loeb / Daniel Elena Dani Sordo / Marc Marti Spéciale Général Spéciale GénéralES13 : Monte Olia 1 (19,31 km) 4e +40’’6 4e +1’55’’4 43e +12’04’’0 18e +21’4 weiter >>
Citroën vient à bout d’un week-end corsé
25.05.2009
Rally d’Italia Sardegna (21 - 24 mai 2009) – Jour 3La série de victoires du Citroën Total World Rally Team a pris fin lors du Rallye de Sardaigne. Sébastien Loeb et Daniel Elena weiter >>
Munchi’s retire after problems in Sardinia
25.05.2009
FIA World Rally Championship Rally d’Italia Sardegna, 22-24 May 2009 For the first time so far this season Munchi’s Ford WRT driver Federico Villagra failed to score driver or manufacturer points in the FIA World Rally Championship as he withdrew from Rally d’Italia Sardegna midway through day two of the event.Villagra had go weiter >>
Final push puts Stobart back in the points in sunny Sardinia
25.05.2009
FIA World Rally Championship Rally d’Italia Sardegna, 22 – 24 May 2009 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford drivers Matthew Wilson and Henning Solberg put early set-backs behind them to earn a superb double-points finish at the sixth round of the FIA World Rally C weiter >>
Red Bull Rally Team – 1.5 seconds short of the win!
25.05.2009
2009 Production Car World Rally Championship – Round 5, after SS 17, Rally d’Italia Sardegna 2009, 22 - 24 May 2009. Close, but no cigar – Patrik Sandell loses a last-second thriller on the final stage!Cruel weiter >>
Jari-Matti Latvala takes win in Sardegna
24.05.2009
Finn Jari-Matti Latvala has won the 2009 Rally d’Italia after a riveting three days of competition in SardiniaLatvala, 24, led the rally from beginning to end in his Ford Focus RS WRC, despite facing the worst of the slippery gravel conditions as first driver on weiter >>
WRC Rallyes - Overall standings top 10
24.05.2009
RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA 20091. 4 Jari-Matti LATVALA M 4:00:55.7 0.0 0.0 2. 3 Mikko HIRVONEN M 4:01:25.1 +29.4 +29.4 3. 1 Sébastien LOEB M 4:02:39.4 +1:14.3 +1:43.7 4. 11 Petter SOLBERG  4:02:53.3 +13.9 +1:57.6 5. 7 Evgeny NOVIKOV M 4:06:07.5 +3:14.2 +5:11.8 6. 5 Matthew WI weiter >>
WRC Rallyes : SS15 overall standings top 15
24.05.2009
RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA 20091. 4 Jari-Matti LATVALA M 3:32:39.8 0.0 0.0 2. 3 Mikko HIRVONEN M 3:33:11.3 +31.5 +31.5 3.   1 Sébastien LOEB M 3:34:42.7 +1:31.4 +2:02.9 4.   11 Petter SOLBERG  3:34:49.3 +6.6 +2:09.5 5. 7 Evgeny NOVIKOV M 3:37:18.4 +2:29.1 +4:38.6&nbs weiter >>
WRC Rallyes - SS14 overall standings
24.05.2009
Rally Italia Sardegna 2009 . 4 Jari-Matti LATVALA M 3:26:48.9 0.0 0.0 2. 3 Mikko HIRVONEN M 3:27:21.2 +32.3 +32.3 3. 11 Petter SOLBERG  3:28:53.0 +1:31.8 +2:04.1 4. 1 Sébastien LOEB M weiter >>
Citroen et le Rallye en chiffres
23.05.2009
Sébastien Loeb / Daniel Elena Dani Sordo / Marc Marti Spéciale Général Spéciale GénéralES7 : Sa Linea 1 (14,20 km) 5e +12’’0 3e +49’’0 6e +12’’4 8e +1’43’’9E weiter >>
Loeb et Elena se battront pour le podium
23.05.2009
Rally Italia Sardinia (21 - 24 mai 2009) – Jour 2Le Citroën Total World Rally Team a connu sa journée la plus difficile de la saison. Alors qu’ils se battaient pour remonter sur les lea weiter >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

© 2001-2017 automobilsport.com full copyright automobilsport.com