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TIME FOR THE BIG ONE IN SARDINIA 🇮🇹

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TIME FOR THE BIG ONE IN SARDINIA

 

 

ALGHERO, JUNE 13 2019 
For Italian rally talent Mattia Vita, Rally Italia Sardegna this weekend is the big one. Not only is it his home round of the World Rally Championship, but it also counts for double points on the Italian Junior Rally Championship, which Mattia is contesting this year in a Ford Fiesta R2T.

The prize for winning the Italian title is a scholarship towards the Junior WRC next year, which is competing in Sardinia this weekend as well. As a result, this is a perfect opportunity for Mattia to compare his speed against those who regularly compete in the category. The Junior WRC is an established path towards the very top of international rallying: previous winners include Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier.

THE RALLY
Rally Italia Sardegna, which has been Italy’s round of the World Rally Championship since 2004, is all about dust and gravel. Based in the seaside town of Alghero to the north of the island, the stages are some of the toughest in the world, with a soft and sandy surface that covers a hard base. One of the highlights of the rally is Micky’s Jump: a spectacular jump that is a regular fan favourite. Just getting to the finish of the rally is an achievement, as it’s very hard to judge the right pace.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP SITUATION
Mattia is currently third in the Italian Junior Championship standings, but the situation could evolve rapidly over the weekend as Sardinia counts for double points, with three rounds remaining afterwards. He’s competing as part of ACI Team Italia: Italy’s national rally team, denoting the country’s most promising talent, co-driven by Massimiliano Bosi.

THE SCHEDULE
The rally gets underway tonight (Thursday) at 4pm from Alghero, with the first spectator super special stage. There’s an early start on Friday, before the rally concludes on Sunday after a total of 19 special stages and 310 competitive kilometres, making this the longest event that Mattia has driven.

MATTIA SAYS
“Without a doubt this is the highlight of the season for me, as I get to compete on my home round of the World Rally Championship on the same stages as the best drivers in the world. This weekend will also be really useful for me to assess my pace – as the regular Junior WRC drivers are also competing, so I can directly compare my times to what they are doing. The Junior WRC is where I want to be next year, so this is really useful information.

“The start of my season has gone quite well, so I’m feeling confident, but I’m fully expecting Sardinia to be the toughest event I have ever driven. The shakedown this morning showed us what to expect: rough roads, hot temperatures and massive competition. This is definitely a rally where you have to drive intelligently, especially with our road position behind the World Rally Cars. The roads are likely to be rough and rutted, so it’s going to be vital to look after the car. Our plan for the rally is to do what we’ve always done: find our pace, stay consistent, and hopefully pick up the points that we need at the end.”

DID YOU KNOW?
Rally Sardinia is one of the most popular events on the World Rally Championship calendar. Last year it scored first in the WRC rankings in terms of worldwide transmission, reaching 1515 hours. It’s a tradition for the event winner to dive into the port of Alghero after the finish on Sunday lunchtime: a refreshing cool-down from the 30-degree ambient temperatures!

ABOUT MATTIA
Mattia Vita began his motorsport career in karting with success in his native Italy and in Europe. He went on to race single-seaters in Formula 3 before making the switch to rallying, where both his father and mother have competed in the past. Last year, he finished just off the podium in his first international season: ERC Junior U27. For this year, he’s competing as part of ACI Team Italia in Italy and abroad, with the aim of contesting the Junior WRC in 2020.

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RRM WRC ARGENTINA 20 YEARS

RRM WRC ARGENTINA MAGAZINE 137 🇦🇷 🌍

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RRM WRC ARGENTINA MAGAZINE 137 🇦🇷 🌍

 

 

21 years of history in the World Rally, with this number 137. We deployed with a very interesting list of topics, from the Rally of Wales with the victory of Ott Tänak, over the Toyota Yaris WRC, managed by the Finn Tommi Mäkinen. Besides a quite significant note of the Norwegian Veronica Engan, beautiful co-pilot and making experience in the structure of Jÿvaskyla in TGR WRT.
The victorious farewell of the Norwegian “Viking”Petter Solberg, in the WRC 2nd class, together with the local Phil Mills, who in his last incursion in the World Rally Championship, in England at the wheel of the Polo GTI R5 of the sports management of Hanover by VW Motorsport. And his son, Oliver, who premiered his bond in the WRC with the other new-generation German car.
The Roman Max Rendina, returns to the professional activity of the World Rally next year with the Fabia R5 EVO by Motorsport Italia.
The great moment of Hyundai Motorsport GmbH, in front of the leadership in the position table between the brands with their fast i20 WRC Plus 2019.
The regulation of the brand new American vehicle in the R5 class, which is manufactured and designed by M-Sport, driven by the English Malcolm Wilson, the new Fiesta R5 MK II.
The ratification in the calendar of the entry of Japan to the WRC 2020.
Prodrive, continues increasing revenue to return to the base of its star category, the CMR, it will be in 2022 with hybrid cars. Mitaka’s blue car will return with Banbury in the technical division from the UK.
Pläzy, celebrates the ecumenical title of the WRC2 Pro with the Scandinavian Kalle Rovanperä, winning in Liverpool.
The official announcement of the WRC 2020, with the continuity of the Rally of the Republic of Argentina in its 40 years of history, which will be run in the early days of May, in the coming cycle.
Fabio Andolfi, the Italian reality, who exhibits ACI Sport and MSI in WRC 2, driving the Fabia R5 of the Roman formation, led by Bruno De Pianto & Max Rendina.
STARD & TEIN, fulfill the dream of projecting the electric Fiesta “PROJECTE”, which will run on the World RX 2021.
An auspicious season, which raises us one more epilogue with the publication RRM WRC Argentina, in its 21 stations with the discipline in the national and international level.

 

 

 

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PETTER SOLBERG 🇳🇴 LANDS THE HIGH FIVE WITH ANOTHER WALES RALLY GB WIN 🇬🇧🌍

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PETTER SOLBERG 🇳🇴 LANDS THE HIGH FIVE WITH ANOTHER WALES RALLY GB WIN 🇬🇧🌍

 

 

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The stars aligned for Petter in Wales last week,as former team-members joined him at Wales Rally GB.

Petter lands the high five with another Wales Rally GB win

 

 

The Solberg story headlines at Wales Rally GB (again)
Emotional farewell as Petter signs off with a WRC 2 victory
Petter: “That’s a proper way to say goodbye.”
Oliver fastest on his first ever WRC outing
Stunning Saturday morning speed, Oliver beats everybody on just his third WRC stage
Mixed emotions doesn’t come close for the Solberg family following another thrilling week in Wales.

Petter and Oliver drove their Volkswagen Polo GTI R5s on one of the season’s most complicated and competitive rallies. Both have a story to tell…

For Petter, a four-time Wales Rally GB winner, the last week has been an astonishingly rapid run down memory lane. It’s seven years since the triple world champion competed in Britain, but it felt like yesterday when he delivered the dream: a fifth Wales Rally GB win – admittedly, this one was in the WRC 2 category.

This time, even Hollywood was almost lost for words.

“Incredible,” he said. “Unbelievable. Since we planned the Farewell Tour at the start of the year, I wanted to come here and wanted to do GB. It was different this time with Oliver driving as well. The emotions were a little bit more complicated, but this result… what can I say?

“The comeback starts now!”

Petter admitted returning to one of the season’s most complicated rallies was not straightforward.

“I didn’t underestimate how tough this would be? But maybe I forgot a little bit about how tough it was! This rally is one of the hardest in the championship and it always was – that’s one of the things that make it so special when you are having the success here.

“The days are long and the roads are so, so difficult to read and take confidence from, but when you get it right, it’s the best feeling in the world.”

More on that comeback?

“Do you think I should? Maybe? No, we’re working on Oliver’s plan now. Oliver is the future for the Solberg story, mine is a little bit in the history now. Honestly, it’s been really nice, fun and a lot of emotions coming to this rally. I love this place and these people, so to share my last proper WRC round with Wales was so special for me and Phil.

“That was the proper way to say goodbye.”

Back to the future…

In the last week, Oliver’s World Rally Championship dream got real.

After an already insanely successful rookie season of four-wheel drive rallying, where Oliver has become the youngest ever European Rally Championship event winner and taken America by storm with Subaru Motorsports USA, Wales Rally GB was the next mountain to climb.

Predictably, Oliver made short work of his big moment. He was fastest of all the R5 cars (including WRC 2 Pro and WRC 2) on just his third stage in the World Rally Championship.

Unfortunately, a misted-up windscreen spoiled SS1, while a smashed wheel rim on the second test ruled him out Friday. After a day by the north Wales seaside, Oliver was very much back in business on Saturday morning.

That’s when the fastest times started. Nobody drove an R5 car faster than Oliver through Dyfi and Myherin. Nobody.

Unfortunately, just as the weekend was starting to fly, Sweet Lamb turned sour and Saturday was done.

“The car stopped,” said Oliver. “We don’t know why. We checked everything, but it wasn’t possible to continue. We came to service and the team made lots of investigations, worked on the car and then I could come back again on Sunday.

“Of course, it was disappointing that we couldn’t take the experience we wanted from all of the stages, but the thing I wanted to have a look at for myself was the speed.

“I have been asking myself for the whole time: “Where am I for the speed? How will I compare with the other guys?

“When I came to the first stage on Saturday morning, it was really difficult. I had nothing to win and a lot to lose if I crashed. Honestly, we drove at around 95 per cent and the times were good.”

Good? Try sensational.

Through the 26-kilometre Dyfi test, Oliver was 9.1 seconds faster than any other R5 cars. And 24.7s up on Papa.

“That was good,” he said. “I enjoyed that one – the grip was really good in places and this took me by surprise. I was braking early many times.”

In Myherin, Oliver could only manage fastest by 3.1s and this time Petter was just eight down.

After that, Saturday went south, but Sunday demonstrated more speed and more potential before he rolled in the penultimate test.

Oliver said: “The end of the event wasn’t like we wanted, but the dream really has come true for me to be here. Wales and the World Rally Championship wasn’t like my Papa told me it would be. It was evenbetter.”

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October 8, 2019

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AND NOW FOR MORE 🌏… AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 CONSIDERING FULL ERC CAMPAIGN 🌏

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AND NOW FOR MORE 🌏… AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 CONSIDERING FULL ERC CAMPAIGN 🌏

 

 

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AND NOW FOR MORE… AL-ATTIYAH CONSIDERING FULL ERC CAMPAIGN

 

 

Nasser Al-Attiyah celebrated his sixth Cyprus Rally victory on Sunday evening by revealing that he’s considering a full FIA European Rally Championship campaign in 2020.

Al-Attiyah, from Qatar, has enjoyed a long run of success in stage and cross-country rallying at both regional and international level.

He’s yet to tackle more than a handful of ERC events in any one season but that could change next year.

“We are thinking to the European [championship] next year, we will sit with the team and we will see,” said Al-Attiyah, who drove an Autotek Motorsport-run Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 to victory in Cyprus.

“To compete in different race [is the reason], we know everybody, the atmosphere in this European championship is really great, a family, and a lot of media. And when you win you win the race.”

In addition to a possible ERC bid, Al-Attiyah also confirmed he hopes to represent Qatar in skeet shooting at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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