Rally Italy (2022)
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Sardinia regularly ranks among the toughest rallies on the World Rally Championship’s calendar given its rough gravel roads, long days and scorching temperatures. The 2022 edition will be remembered for Ott Tanak and Hyundai ending their victory drought. Autosport reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak from Sardinia
Four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen is eyeing an opportunity to test a 2022 Rally1 car this summer.
The 2019 champion has been a bit-part player recently, but Ott Tanak ended a 15-month drought in fine style with a dominant win in Sardinia. On a weekend when championship leader Kalle Rovanpera struggled with cleaning the road, his Hyundai rival has made his belated arrival into the title race and given cause for those predicting a walkover from the Toyota star to pause
Ott Tanak says his World Rally Championship Hyundai is "nowhere close to perfection" but believes his Rally Sardinia victory has provided a much needed "extra boost" to the team.
Craig Breen believes a “letting the car do the work” approach helped get his World Rally Championship back on track after scoring an important podium in Sardinia.
Hyundai’s first World Rally Championship Rally1 victory at Rally Sardinia has been described as a “great relief” by deputy team director Julien Moncet following a difficult start to 2022.
Ott Tanak ended his World Rally Championship victory drought with a convincing win at Rally Sardinia that marked Hyundai’s first triumph in the new Rally1 era.
Esapekka Lappi says crashing out of the Rally Sardinia lead was “hard to take” as the Toyota driver felt he “wasn’t taking any risks” on the tough gravel stages.
Ott Tanak is refusing to think about a possible drought ending World Rally Championship victory at Rally Sardinia, despite holding a commanding lead after dominating Saturday’s stages.
Craig Breen says he feels sorry for the marshal at the centre of a red flag mishap that triggered a confusing end to Saturday’s action at Rally Sardinia.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak moved into a commanding Rally Sardinia lead after dominating Saturday’s stages before a red flag triggered confusion on the final test.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak has opened up a healthy Rally Sardinia lead over M-Sport Craig Breen after an eventual Saturday morning, headlined by crashes for Esapekka Lappi and Thierry Neuville.
Esapekka Lappi has crashed out of Rally Sardinia handing the lead to Hyundai’s Ott Tanak in Saturday morning's opening stage at the World Rally Championship event.
Elfyn Evans is set to rejoin Rally Sardinia after Toyota successfully completed a repair on a water leak that forced the Welshman to retire on Friday morning.
Toyota’s Esapekka Lappi has moved into a slender lead from Ott Tanak at Rally Sardinia after World Rally Championship organisers were forced to cancel Friday’s final two stages.
Thierry Neuville believes his Rally Sardinia weekend is effectively “game over” as Hyundai’s reliability woes struck the World Rally Championship title contender again.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak has claimed the Rally Sardinia lead after an action-filled Friday morning that featured a retirement for Elfyn Evans and transmission issues for Thierry Neuville.
Elfyn Evans’s World Rally Championship title hopes have suffered another blow as a water leak has forced the Toyota driver to retire from Rally Sardinia.
World Rally Championship drivers have issued widespread criticism of the “dangerous” Rally Sardinia stage conditions caused by hanging dust.
Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville claimed an early lead at Rally Sardinia after winning the opening stage to kick off the second gravel event of the World Rally Championship season.
World Rally Championship drivers are braced for a "big challenge" as they face "melting" temperatures and increased cabin temperatures at Rally Sardinia this weekend.
World Rally Championship teams have made modifications to their cars in a bid to reduce concerning cockpit temperatures ahead this weekend's Rally Sardinia.
Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala believes hydrogen could be a sustainable power option for rallying to consider in the future.
The WRC teams have made the relatively short hop from Portugal to Italy for this weekend’s WRC Rally Italia Sardegna
Elfyn Evans believes there is “a bit of work” required to ensure the 2022 World Rally Championship Toyota GR Yaris is perfectly suited to his driving style.