Rally Italy (2021)

03 Jun - 06 Jun
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Matton: WRC not expecting new marque until 2024 at the earliest

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.

Autosport Podcast - WRC Rally Sardinia Review

The World Rally Championship’s visit to Sardinia could prove a crucial moment in the title race as Sebastien Ogier and Toyota made the most of Hyundai’s misfortune.

Ostberg issues apology for WRC Sardinia swearing tirade

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.

Sardinia WRC: The Good, the Bad and the Angry

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

How Hyundai's broken record gave Toyota a special Sardinia 1-2

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

Neuville defends Hyundai WRC reliability

Thierry Neuville has defended the reliability of the Hyundai i20 Coupe following Ott Tanak’s Rally Sardinia retirement, but admits lessons can be learned for the team’s new 2022 Rally1 car.

Unlikely Sardinia WRC victory “special” for Ogier

Sebastien Ogier has labelled his unexpected Rally Sardinia victory as “special” and one that ranks “pretty high” in his glittering World Rally Championship career.

Evans final stage panic “almost a heart attack” moment for Toyota boss

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.

Solberg receives new Hyundai WRC challenge

Oliver Solberg will drive a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC car at the Rally di Alba event in Italy after being forced to withdraw from WRC Rally Sardinia.

Ostberg fined for swearing tirade in WRC Rally Sardinia interview

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.

Sardinia WRC: Ogier extends points lead with comfortable victory

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.

Evans: “Quite clear we won’t catch” WRC Sardinia leader Ogier

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 refuses to make Sordo a scapegoat after WRC Sardinia crash

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.

Sardinia WRC: Ogier leads Evans in Toyota 1-2 as Sordo crashes out

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.

Sardinia WRC: Ogier grabs lead as Tanak retires after hitting rock

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.

WRC Sardinia leader Tanak "quite lucky" after tyre scare on final 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.

Sardinia WRC: Tanak holds comfortable lead from Sordo

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.

Sardinia WRC: Tanak blitzes morning, Rovanpera and Suninen hit trouble

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.

Mikkelsen in talks with M-Sport over 2022 WRC drive

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.

Neuville 'has to score good points' in Italy to stop Toyota runaway

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 forced to miss Rally Sardegna as Petter tests positive for COVID

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 to make top flight WRC return in Italy

Oliver Solberg will make a return to the World Rally Championship top flight after securing another outing at next month's Rally Italy.