No need to hide, ACI Team Italia is aiming to the big target in Wrc 3 next week at the Rally Italia Sardegna. The two Peugeot 208 R2 run by Romeo Ferraris will fit Pirelli tyres and will be driven by the 23yrs old Fabio Andolfi and by the 20yrs old Damiano De Tommaso. «This is our home race – said Claudio Bortoletto – and therefore our team has to give it all to get the best possible result. Andolfi has already competed last year in Sardegna and is now aiming at the class victory in Wrc 3, while De Tommaso will race in Sardegna for the first time with the objective of gaining some experience in a difficult and chllenging rally like this one with the objective of coming to the fore». The ACI Team Italia’s youngsters are all set at the eve of the race. «The objective is to have fun and to score a good result in Wrc 3 – commented Andolfi. Thanks to the ACI Federal Supercorso run in Sardegna last December 2015, we defined the right setup on our 208 R2. This time around it is going to be different from Portugal, as Citroens will not be present, but we will still have challenging rivals». Damiano De Tommaso is also very excited. «I cannot wait to be in Sardegna – stated the Italian driver – to put into practice all what learnt in Portugal. I am really excited on running for the first time in a World Rally Championship round in our country. This is going to be even more motivating than the other races. Setting goals is quite difficult, I will try to do my best in a race that is completely new to me».
THE RACE. Edition 2016 of the Rally Italia Sardegna is scheduled for 9–12 June and will unfold in an itinerary embracing 324,60 km timed split in 19 stages. Alghero will host the headquarters again, as service park and the press room of the event. The shakedown will kick off the programme on Thursday June 9th in Olmedo at 8.00. In the evening, the 2 km long super stage “Ittiri Arena Show” will open the race at 18.00. On 10,11,12 June the gravel roads of Mount Acuto, Sassari and Nurra will stage the three legs of the race, that will reach its conclusion on Sunday June 12th in the Alghero city harbour, with the prize ceremony scheduled in the early afternoon.