Forty-five cars for Sardinia´s IRC counter
Eighteen different nations
Forty-five crews will take part on the fifth round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in Sardinia next week.
Eighteen different nations will be represented on the gravel event, which marks the first time the Mediterranean island has been included on the IRC schedule.
Of the 10 manufacturers that feature on the list of registrations published by the event organisers, seven are eligible for IRC points. Only Proton, which joined the IRC last season, is not represented after delaying the start of its campaign until the Geko Ypres Rally in late June.
Sébastien Ogier heads the entry list in his Peugeot 207 Super 2000, one of 12 examples of the French car due to take part. The top 15 list of entrants is as follows:
1 Sébastien Ogier (FRA)/Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Peugeot 207 S2000
2 Juho Hänninen (FIN)/Mikko Markkula (FIN) Škoda Fabia S2000
3 Kris Meeke (GBR)/Paul Nagle (IRL) Peugeot 207 S2000
4 Yazeed Al Rajhi (SAU)/Matthieu Baumel (FRA) Peugeot 207 S2000
5 P-G Andersson (SWE)/Anders Fredriksson (SWE) Mitsubishi Lancer EX
6 Jan Kopecky (CZE)/Petr Stary (CZE) Škoda Fabia S2000
7 Guy Wilks (GBR)/Phil Pugh (GBR) Škoda Fabia S2000
8 Bruno Magalhães (POR)/Carlos Magalhães (POR) Peugeot 207 S2000
9 Franz Wittmann (AUT)/Klaus Wicha (GER) Peugeot 207 S2000
10 Thierry Neuville (BEL)/Nicolas Klinger (FRA) Peugeot 207 S2000
11 Paolo Andreucci (ITA)/Anna Andreussi (ITA) Peugeot 207 S2000
12 Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR)/Ola Fløene (NOR) Ford Fiesta S2000
14 Teemu Arminen (FIN)/Tuomo Nikkola (FIN) Subaru Impreza WRX
15 Burcu Çetinkaya (TUR)/Cicek Guney (TUR) Peugeot 207 S2000
16 Mauro Trentin (ITA)/Flavio Zanella (ITA) Peugeot 207 S2000
Rally d’Italia-Sardegna is based in Olbia and runs from 4-6 June.