Rally Italy (2021)
Latest news on Rally Italy
Manufacturers are continuing to investigate the World Rally Championship’s new hybrid regulations, but FIA Rally Director Yves Matton is not expecting a new marque to join until 2024 at the earliest.
WRC rally winner Mads Ostberg has issued an apology following his expletive-laden tirade on live television at Rally Sardinia last weekend that landed him a fine and a suspended penalty.
The World Rally Championship’s visit to Sardinia was a punishing test of man and machine with only four crews reaching the finish. Autosport reviews the highlights, lowlights, turning points, close calls, moments of anger and heartbreak that made round five
For the second WRC gravel rally in a row, a promising Friday for Hyundai turned into desolation as Toyota gratefully picked up the pieces. This time it was championship leader Sebastien Ogier who took full advantage after Ott Tanak and Dani Sordo retired to score a memorable victory, having swept the road on the first two days
Elfyn Evans had a bit of “a panic” on the finish of the final stage at Rally Sardinia after a stall almost gave Toyota boss Jari-Matti Latvala a “heart attack” moment.
WRC2 driver Mads Ostberg has been fined €1000 and has a suspended 25 championship points penalty for using abusive language during a live television interview at Rally Sardinia.
Sebastien Ogier further extended his lead in the World Rally Championship with a comfortable victory in Rally Sardinia ahead of Toyota team-mate and title rival Elfyn Evans.
Elfyn Evans believes the target is to consolidate second spot after admitting it is “quite clear” he won’t catch team-mate and WRC Rally Sardinia leader Sebastien Ogier.
Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo says it would be “stupid” to make Dani Sordo a scapegoat as victory hopes were dashed on a brutal World Rally Championship day at Sardinia.
Sebastien Ogier heads a Toyota one-two from Elfyn Evans after Dani Sordo crashed out of second overall as Hyundai’s capitulation continued at Rally Sardinia.
Sebastien Ogier has taken the lead of Rally Sardinia in dramatic circumstances after comfortable rally leader Ott Tanak hit a rock and was forced out on the final morning stage.
Rally Sardinia leader Ott Tanak says he was “quite lucky” after a tyre scare threatened to hamper his run through the final stage of the day.
Ott Tanak has opened up a comfortable lead over Hyundai team-mate Dani Sordo after winning five of the eight stages on a brutal opening day at Rally Sardinia.
Ott Tanak holds a healthy lead in Rally Sardinia after winning all four stages in an eventful morning loop that saw early challenger Kalle Rovanpera retire and Teemu Suninen crash out.
Andreas Mikkelsen has confirmed talks are ongoing with M-Sport for the future that could result in a possible return to the WRC top flight next year.
Thierry Neuville says he has to score big points in this weekend's Rally Sardinia to keep the pressure on Toyota title rivals Sebastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans.
Oliver Solberg has been forced to withdraw from next week’s Rally Sardegna after his father 2003 WRC champion Petter Solberg tested positive for coronavirus.
Oliver Solberg will make a return to the World Rally Championship top flight after securing another outing at next month's Rally Italy.