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12/10/2012 - 306km of competitive stages with an itinerary totalling 1,241km, 16 Special Stages, 4 days of competition: these are the numbers of Rally Italia Sardegna, the Italian round of the WRC organized by ACI and Regione Sardegna from 18 to 21 October. The event maintains its character as a difficult and challenging event, making it one of the most technical and eagerly-anticipated rallies of the WRC calendar. The first new feature of the event will be the Free Practice/Qualifying Stage on Thursday morning, which will be held in a brand new 3km stage in Telti, an ideal terrain where – from 10:35 – Priority drivers will fight to earn their starting position for the first day of competition. The first section of the rally will start on the same day at 15:00 from the Isola Bianca Service Park with two runs through the Terranova stage – drawn in the Monte Olia and Terranova forestry sites – for a total of 56.28km. Friday’s leg will kick off with the Monte Lerno stage, which includes the famous ‘Micky’s Jump’, followed by the new 14.12 Castelsardo test. The last stage of the second day of competition will be the also new 14.88km Tergu-Osilo test – the remake of an historic, beautiful and fast stage from Rally Costa Smeralda’s golden age – for a total of 117.36km of competitive stages. Saturday’s stages will take place in the Monte Acuto area – for a total of 115.92km – including the classic Coiluna-Loelle (29.35km), Monti di Alà (14.49km) and Monte Olia (14.12km) stages. The last day of competition on Sunday features two runs through the Gallura stage with the second passage at 11:00 being the Power Stage. The finish of the event will take place on Sunday at 12:45 in Porto Cervo. Angelo Sticchi Damiani, President of the Automobile Club d’Italia said: ‘The Automobile Club d'Italia is a living reminder of the history of Italian Motorsport: ACI is the present embodied by its representatives and its 106 branches, which are spread throughout Italian territory. ACI also represents the future with its projects targeting young people and by safeguarding the great motorsport events held in Italy. Rally Italia Sardegna went through fantastic but certainly not easy times. We had the great honour to be hosted by a land full of passion and to meet a partner like Regione Sardegna, which had a determinant role – with its contribution from both a financial and an operational point-of-view – in the growth of the event through the years. Regione Sardegna immediately seized the huge promotional value of the event and I want to thank President Ugo Cappellacci for the big effort he personally put into the event. These years haven’t been easy though and without our hard work at an international level, Italy would have lost its round of the World Rally Championship, an event very important and relevant event.’ Ugo Cappellacci, President of Regione Sardegna said: ‘The combination Sardinia-Rally Italia represents what it has become a consolidated international brand, thanks to a history full of successes, to a high level Organization and to an itinerary that thrills drivers and fans. A World event like Rally Italia becomes unique thanks to the “factor Sardinia”, that arises from the specialty and variety of our landscape, of our culture. All these are elements characterizing the atmosphere of the competition, make it even more fascinating and not only for sports fans. Regione Sardegna considers the Rally as a mean to bring the world close to our Island, to let people know, apart the famous coastlines, also parts less known, but for sure not less charming, than our seas. Visitors would smell the scent of the Mediterranean scrub, would see sceneries sculptured by the wind, our villages, our pre-eminence in food and goldsmith’s art. They would feel themselves part of this microcosm and, if they are lucky, they will start feeling a bit Sardinians and understand why our Island is the place that is holding the record of over hundred-year-old living people. A sensation that we hope will reach spectators and could be tempting for all the people that will see images of our Island through the several Media which will be following the event. All these reasons make Rally Italia part of Sardinia’s tradition, something that we want to keep and preserve even for the future.’ Sergio Milia, Regional Commissioner for Education, Cultural Assets, Sport, Performing Arts and Information said: ‘Rally Italia Sardegna is and investment for Sardinia as it extends the tourism season until the end of October. In a very sensitive time for the Region’s economy and society, President Cappellacci and Regione Sardegna gave their full support to the event as it’s a showcase for the Island at an international level. The large presence of international journalists and televisions last year brought the images of our land into 46 million homes of rally enthusiasts throughout the World. This year, TV networks have triplicated the time dedicated to the event in their schedules, as they fully believe in an increase of the audience.’ RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA: SPORT, CULTURE, LANDSCAPE AND LOCAL FLAVOURS Being part of such an event is a unique and thrilling experience. Rally Italia Sardegna, which will kick off from Olbia, will cover an itinerary of over 300 km in the Island’s northern inland, with its impervious tracks, water splashes, breath taking jumps and hairpins in a mix of wild nature and local heritage. The spectator is offered the opportunity to live Sardinia from a different and more authentic perspective – far from the tourist routes – closer to the uniqueness of the territory, its history and traditions. The Free Practice, Qualifying Stage and the first day of competition will be held around Monti, a village in the centre of Gallura region. This territory is well-known for its special vines, from which is made the famous Vermentino wine, the only wine in Sardinia to have obtained the guarantee of origin in 1996. Not far from the village, an interesting sight to visit is the sanctuary of San Paolo di Monti, dedicated to a hermit worshipped in Gallura. Other interesting features South from Monti are the Monte Olia state forest, the natural park and the Belvedere di Sa Turrida, from where you can enjoy a fantastic view over Olbia’s valley – from Tavolara Island up to the Monte Limbara with its characteristic and impressive granitic formations. On the second day of competition the rally will move to the North Western side of the Island, including a passage through the picturesque village of Castelsardo. The medieval centre of the village remains untouched thanks to its peculiar position on the mountains over the sea – which preserved the village from assaults and destructions. Just outside Castelsardo there’s the odd Roccia dell’Elefante – a big molten rock resembling a primitive elephant. With the second and third days, the competition will enter the Monte Acuto area. Pattada – which lays 900 meters over the sea level – is one a typical Sardinian village with a nice historical centre and well-know for the production of knives with horn handles (called ‘pattada’). This area is good for a quick snack (with a wide choice of different cheeses – such as the ‘pecorino’, creams and ‘ricotta’ – produced in local dairy farms) or for an excellent meal to taste the local traditional dishes like the ‘malloreddus’ (a typical Sardinian pasta), the ‘ricotta’ ravioli and the ‘seadas’ (a puff pastry dessert filled with cheese and served with honey). Close to Pattada the rally will arrive to the famous Monte Lerno stage – featuring ‘Micky’s Jump’, one of the iconic and spectacular sections of the event. The dense vegetation makes it the ideal place to spend a day in the nature, surrounded by the myrtle scent. For those wanting to live the emotions of the competition to the fullest or for those following a rally for the first time, the are several VIP packages with different durations (1-4 days) available which include transport by mini-bus to some of the special stages' most spectacular spots and a dinner in one of the official teams’ hospitality from 150€ per person. Packages with helicopter rides are available from 320€ per person. For more info please go to: www.european-sport.net. Other solutions to live the rally are offered by specialized partners which will look for the best accommodation solutions (in hotels, Bed & Breakfast or ‘Agriturismo’) as well as rental cars and transports. For info and costs, please refer to the Spectators/Hotel Reservation section of the Rally Italia Sardegna website www.rallyitaliasardegna.com or contact “I Girasoli” at the following number: +39 0789 50232. (Photo Race&Motion)
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RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA, 18-21 OCTOBER 2012

The Italian round of the FIA World Rally Championship organized by Automobile Club d´Italia in cooperation with Regione Sardegna

12/10/2012 - 306km of competitive stages with an itinerary totalling 1,241km, 16 Special Stages, 4 days of competition: these are the numbers of Rally Italia Sardegna, the Italian round of the WRC organized by ACI and Regione Sardegna from 18 to 21 October. The event maintains its character as a difficult and challenging event, making it one of the most technical and eagerly-anticipated rallies of the WRC calendar.
The first new feature of the event will be the Free Practice/Qualifying Stage on Thursday morning, which will be held in a brand new 3km stage in Telti, an ideal terrain where - from 10:35 - Priority drivers will fight to earn their starting position for the first day of competition. The first section of the rally will start on the same day at 15:00 from the Isola Bianca Service Park with two runs through the Terranova stage - drawn in the Monte Olia and Terranova forestry sites - for a total of 56.28km.
Friday´s leg will kick off with the Monte Lerno stage, which includes the famous ‘Micky´s Jump´, followed by the new 14.12 Castelsardo test. The last stage of the second day of competition will be the also new 14.88km Tergu-Osilo test - the remake of an historic, beautiful and fast stage from Rally Costa Smeralda´s golden age - for a total of 117.36km of competitive stages.
Saturday´s stages will take place in the Monte Acuto area - for a total of 115.92km - including the classic Coiluna-Loelle (29.35km), Monti di Alà (14.49km) and Monte Olia (14.12km) stages.
The last day of competition on Sunday features two runs through the Gallura stage with the second passage at 11:00 being the Power Stage. The finish of the event will take place on Sunday at 12:45 in Porto Cervo.

Angelo Sticchi Damiani, President of the Automobile Club d´Italia said: ‘The Automobile Club d'Italia is a living reminder of the history of Italian Motorsport: ACI is the present embodied by its representatives and its 106 branches, which are spread throughout Italian territory. ACI also represents the future with its projects targeting young people and by safeguarding the great motorsport events held in Italy. Rally Italia Sardegna went through fantastic but certainly not easy times. We had the great honour to be hosted by a land full of passion and to meet a partner like Regione Sardegna, which had a determinant role - with its contribution from both a financial and an operational point-of-view - in the growth of the event through the years. Regione Sardegna immediately seized the huge promotional value of the event and I want to thank President Ugo Cappellacci for the big effort he personally put into the event. These years haven´t been easy though and without our hard work at an international level, Italy would have lost its round of the World Rally Championship, an event very important and relevant event.´

Ugo Cappellacci, President of Regione Sardegna said: ‘The combination Sardinia-Rally Italia represents what it has become a consolidated international brand, thanks to a history full of successes, to a high level Organization and to an itinerary that thrills drivers and fans. A World event like Rally Italia becomes unique thanks to the "factor Sardinia", that arises from the specialty and variety of our landscape, of our culture. All these are elements characterizing the atmosphere of the competition, make it even more fascinating and not only for sports fans. Regione Sardegna considers the Rally as a mean to bring the world close to our Island, to let people know, apart the famous coastlines, also parts less known, but for sure not less charming, than our seas. Visitors would smell the scent of the Mediterranean scrub, would see sceneries sculptured by the wind, our villages, our pre-eminence in food and goldsmith´s art. They would feel themselves part of this microcosm and, if they are lucky, they will start feeling a bit Sardinians and understand why our Island is the place that is holding the record of over hundred-year-old living people. A sensation that we hope will reach spectators and could be tempting for all the people that will see images of our Island through the several Media which will be following the event. All these reasons make Rally Italia part of Sardinia´s tradition, something that we want to keep and preserve even for the future.´

Sergio Milia, Regional Commissioner for Education, Cultural Assets, Sport, Performing Arts and Information said: ‘Rally Italia Sardegna is and investment for Sardinia as it extends the tourism season until the end of October. In a very sensitive time for the Region´s economy and society, President Cappellacci and Regione Sardegna gave their full support to the event as it´s a showcase for the Island at an international level. The large presence of international journalists and televisions last year brought the images of our land into 46 million homes of rally enthusiasts throughout the World. This year, TV networks have triplicated the time dedicated to the event in their schedules, as they fully believe in an increase of the audience.´

RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA: SPORT, CULTURE, LANDSCAPE AND LOCAL FLAVOURS

Being part of such an event is a unique and thrilling experience. Rally Italia Sardegna, which will kick off from Olbia, will cover an itinerary of over 300 km in the Island´s northern inland, with its impervious tracks, water splashes, breath taking jumps and hairpins in a mix of wild nature and local heritage.
The spectator is offered the opportunity to live Sardinia from a different and more authentic perspective - far from the tourist routes - closer to the uniqueness of the territory, its history and traditions.
The Free Practice, Qualifying Stage and the first day of competition will be held around Monti, a village in the centre of Gallura region. This territory is well-known for its special vines, from which is made the famous Vermentino wine, the only wine in Sardinia to have obtained the guarantee of origin in 1996. Not far from the village, an interesting sight to visit is the sanctuary of San Paolo di Monti, dedicated to a hermit worshipped in Gallura. Other interesting features South from Monti are the Monte Olia state forest, the natural park and the Belvedere di Sa Turrida, from where you can enjoy a fantastic view over Olbia´s valley - from Tavolara Island up to the Monte Limbara with its characteristic and impressive granitic formations.
On the second day of competition the rally will move to the North Western side of the Island, including a passage through the picturesque village of Castelsardo. The medieval centre of the village remains untouched thanks to its peculiar position on the mountains over the sea - which preserved the village from assaults and destructions. Just outside Castelsardo there´s the odd Roccia dell´Elefante - a big molten rock resembling a primitive elephant.
With the second and third days, the competition will enter the Monte Acuto area. Pattada - which lays 900 meters over the sea level - is one a typical Sardinian village with a nice historical centre and well-know for the production of knives with horn handles (called ‘pattada´). This area is good for a quick snack (with a wide choice of different cheeses - such as the ‘pecorino´, creams and ‘ricotta´ - produced in local dairy farms) or for an excellent meal to taste the local traditional dishes like the ‘malloreddus´ (a typical Sardinian pasta), the ‘ricotta´ ravioli and the ‘seadas´ (a puff pastry dessert filled with cheese and served with honey).
Close to Pattada the rally will arrive to the famous Monte Lerno stage - featuring ‘Micky´s Jump´, one of the iconic and spectacular sections of the event. The dense vegetation makes it the ideal place to spend a day in the nature, surrounded by the myrtle scent.

For those wanting to live the emotions of the competition to the fullest or for those following a rally for the first time, the are several VIP packages with different durations (1-4 days) available which include transport by mini-bus to some of the special stages' most spectacular spots and a dinner in one of the official teams´ hospitality from 150€ per person. Packages with helicopter rides are available from 320€ per person. For more info please go to: www.european-sport.net.

Other solutions to live the rally are offered by specialized partners which will look for the best accommodation solutions (in hotels, Bed & Breakfast or ‘Agriturismo´) as well as rental cars and transports. For info and costs, please refer to the Spectators/Hotel Reservation section of the Rally Italia Sardegna website www.rallyitaliasardegna.com or contact "I Girasoli" at the following number: +39 0789 50232.

(Photo Race&Motion)

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