|Sardegna Rally Race: 2012 Edition from June 23-28, again in FIM World Cup.|
The fourth edition of "Sardegna Rally Race" is still alive in the memory. This one was the edition marked by Marc Coma's crystalline victory, by the second place of his "historic" opponent Cyril Despres, and by the third place of the almost world champion Helder Rodrigues. This was also the edition of Stephan Peterhansel's exclusive exploit, who returned to the competitions in that way that opened him the doors to his notorious reputation.
The fourth edition was as well the edition of Cyril Neveu and Franco Picco: champions who wrote some of the most beautiful history pages of the exciting African rallies. The events here described were referred to the "Sardegna Rally Race" 2011, fascinating sport agonistic window of"Paradise Island", which is crossed from Porto Cervo to San Teodoro in five unforgettable stopovers.
Is it possible to do better? Is it possible to add something more to the Rally that has marked a "turning point" in the history of the marathons with the road book? Bike Village says yes, says that it can always be improved, that must be improved. For this reasons, "Sardegna Rally Race" has been replaced in the calendar of the World Championship, in a date that allows the competition to directly join the tourist season. "Sardegna Rally Race" 2012 will take place from June, the 23rd to June, the 28th, one month ahead compared to last year's competition.
A new pathway has been designed and it will cover an area of Sardegna that has never been "touched" from "Sardegna Rally Race"; there will also be special trials and routes that have never been used before. The "scouts" (headed by the historical marker of "Sardegna Rally Race" Valter Pinna) are already working.
The "Marathon" stage has been confirmed (without assistance between the two sections of the race); also the bivouackingcamp of Sa Itria has been confirmed: this was an exclusive moment of the Rally 2011 highly appreciated by the participants because of the magic of the Sanctuary near Gavoi, of the camp under the stars and, of course, also because of the great dinner banquet. As in the previous editions the pathway will have different scenery, with ground's changes and varied landscape worthy of Bike Village Rally's high reputation. As usual, the navigation will play a key role in the competitive and tactical development of the safest and most technically complex competition of the World championship.
As in the tradition of "Sardegna Rally Race", its fifth edition will be the most accessible race of the World Championship, because of the lowest costs in the entire World Championship and because of its logistic solutions targeting to the maximum practicality. The Rally takes place in the peak of the tourist season with predictable, best weather conditions and with the extraordinary availability of the prestigious accommodation involved. As usual, "Sardegna World Championship Rally Race" will host the partially coincident Raid TT test of the Italian Championship .
These are only the preliminary news, the announcement that officializes the fifth edition of "Sardegna Rally Race" and that suggests to all passioned supporters involved in the World Championship or simply searching for an unforgettable experience, to plan their Rally season considering "Sardegna Rally Race" as the center of their program.
2011/10/19 | 15:40 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/BATINI