New features for the 2006 edition
The seventh round of the World Rally Championship – the Rally d'Italia Sardegna – will take place on the gravel roads of the Olbia region, offering spectacular scenery and challenging stages for the participants.
Even this edition
of the Rally d'Italia Sardegna has been designed trying to optimize the suggestions of World Rally Championship's drivers and team managers.
“It will be a medium fast race, that develops in order to create a flowing route,” said Carlo Cassina, responsible of the route. “We tried as much as possible, to avoid the narrow and winding tracts where the cars dig the surface of the route spoiling it. We also chose to create a race that will meet the logistic requirements of the competitors regarding times and displacements.”
The rally will maintain its technical difficulties and characteristics. These characteristics made this race one of the most technical races of the World Rally Championship, as underlined by the fact that the last three winners were World Rally Champions.
The total number of Special Stages is 18 (9 stages repeated twice) and among them some new ones. “In the first leg,” explained Carlo Cassina “there is a completely new stage, called Siniscola, located in the Nuoro area. A medium-fast stage with some wide parts. The second leg instead is a cocktail of special stages already used in the first two editions, while the third and last leg include two new special stages used once in the Costa Smeralda Rally, La Prugnola and a new version of the Campovaglio stage.”
A total length of 1140 km, 345 km of special stages, the half of which will be run on the roads of the Sardinian Forests Organisation.
Press release Rally d'Italia Sardegna