The 18th edition of the event organized by the Automobile Club of Italy, in partnership with the Sardinia Region, brings the best from the past and some new entries and quality returns. The location this year moves to Olbia, while Alghero will host the ceremonial departure. There will be a total of 305 timed km in a program full of emotions.
Press Release n.1 2/2/2021
The Rally Italia Sardegna 2021, an event organized by the Automobile Club of Italy with the partnership of the Sardinia Region, offers an unprecedented show. It will be the 18th edition of the Italian island’s round of the World Rally Championship which will keep the best from the past, but will bring some very interesting news to the fore.
Like the last five editions, 2021 will be based entirely in the north of the island.
The race, the fifth round of the World Rally Championship scheduled from 3 to 6 June, will be valid for the WRC2 and WRC3 world championship in addition to being a scoring round of the Italian Rally Gravel Championship.
THE RETURN OF OLBIA, THE STARTING IS FROM ALGHERO
The race will consist of 20 special stages on gravel roads and three legs for a total of 305.52 timed km. The most important news, will be the return of the World Rally Championship in Gallura. Only the ceremonial start will take place in Alghero, which had hosted the event in the last seven years. In Olbia, the service park will be located at Molo Brin close to the center of the Gallura’s capital, while the press room will be hosted in the archaeological museum. The rally program, which is full of many new features, includes a new shakedown in Loiri, south of Olbia, on Thursday 3 in the morning, then the ceremonial start will take place in the evening in Alghero. The first leg on Friday 4 June includes 128.16 timed km and consists of four stages repeated twice and will take place in the morning in Monte Acuto (Filigosu and Terranova) and in the afternoon in Alta Gallura (Tempio and Tula). On Saturday there will be another 132.28 timed km, with 4 special stages repeated twice again set in Monte Acuto (Coiluna and Monte Lerno) in the morning, and then in the afternoon in Anglona (Castelsardo) and Gallura (a new SS in Bortigiadas). Finally, Sunday 6 June the final leg of 44.88 timed km, in which there will be two new special stages repeated twice on the north coast of Gallura. Braniatogghiu, which returns after ten years, and the new Power Stage of Rena Majore will host the rally’s final action. Only then will we know for sure the name of the winner of this 18th edition of the Italian round of the World Rally Championship.