2011 Rally Italia Sardegna
The 2011 Rally Italia Sardegna was the fifth round of the 2011 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 6–8 May, and was based in Olbia, the fourth-largest town on the island of Sardinia. The rally was also the third round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship and the second round of the WRC Academy. Sardinia returned to the WRC calendar for the first time since 2009, after the event was a part of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2010.
|2011 Rally Italia Sardegna|
Rally Italia Sardegna 2011
|Round 5 of the 2011 World Rally Championship season|
|Rally base||Olbia, Italy|
|Dates run||May 6 – 8 2011|
|Stages||18 (339.70 km; 211.08 miles)|
|Overall distance||1,183.52 km (735.41 miles)|
|Overall winner|| Sébastien Loeb|
Citroën World Rally Team
|Crews||64 at start, 32 at finish|
Sébastien Loeb took his second win of the season and the 64th WRC win of his career after holding off challenges from Mikko Hirvonen and Petter Solberg on the final day of the rally, despite having to run most of the event first on the road and being disadvantaged by sweeping away loose gravel. In the junior classes, Ott Tänak won his first SWRC event by finishing seventh overall, 26.7 seconds ahead of Juho Hänninen, who was eighth overall. Egon Kaur won the WRC Academy for the second event running.
- †^ – The WRC Academy features only the first two legs of the rally.
|Day||Stage||Time||Name||Length||Winner||Time||Avg. spd.||Rally leader|
|SS1||9:33||Lago Omodeo 1||10.21 km||Petter Solberg||5:59.2||102.33 km/h||Petter Solberg|
|SS2||10:25||Monte Grighini Nord 1||21.32 km||Mikko Hirvonen||14:59.1||85.37 km/h||Mikko Hirvonen|
|SS3||11:26||Alta Marmilla 1||14.34 km|| Sébastien Loeb
|SS4||12:09||Monte Grighini Sud 1||19.66 km||Sébastien Loeb||13:45.6||85.73 km/h||Sébastien Loeb|
|SS5||13:46||Monte Grighini Nord 2||21.32 km||Mikko Hirvonen||14:32.6||87.96 km/h|
|SS6||14:47||Alta Marmilla 2||14.34 km||Sébastien Loeb||9:18.4||92.45 km/h|
|SS7||15:30||Monte Grighini Sud 2||19.66 km||Sébastien Loeb||13:17.0||88.80 km/h|
|SS8||17:04||Lago Omodeo 2||10.21 km||Mikko Hirvonen||5:58.6||102.50 km/h|
|SS9||9:29||Coiluna 1||29.35 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||17:39.9||99.69 km/h|
|SS10||10:36||Monte Lerno 1||27.97 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||18:06.2||92.70 km/h|
|SS11||11:15||Su Filigosu 1||14.21 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||8:59.8||94.77 km/h|
|SS12||14:39||Coiluna 2||29.35 km||Sébastien Ogier||17:13.8||102.21 km/h|
|SS13||15:46||Monte Lerno 2||27.97 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||17:41.0||94.90 km/h|
|SS14||16:25||Su Filigosu 2||14.21 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||8:44.0||97.63 km/h|
|SS15||6:50||Gallura 1||8.24 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||6:28.9||76.28 km/h|
|SS16||8:03||Monte Olia||24.50 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||17:50.7||82.38 km/h|
|SS17||8:41||Terranova||24.60 km||Petter Solberg||17:26.4||84.63 km/h|
|SS18||12:00||Gallura 2 (Power stage)||8.24 km||Mikko Hirvonen||6:15.2||79.06 km/h|
The "Power stage" was a live, televised 8.24 km (5.12 mi) stage at the end of the rally, held in Gallura.
|1||Mikko Hirvonen||6:15.2||0.0||79.06 km/h||3|
|2||Jari-Matti Latvala||6:16.6||+1.4||78.77 km/h||2|
|3||Sébastien Loeb||6:18.0||+2.8||78.48 km/h||1|
- "Giorno 3" (PDF). Rally Italia Sardegna. Automobile Club d'Italia. 5 April 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
- "Entry List by Seeded Order" (PDF). Rally Italia Sardegna. Automobile Club d'Italia. 13 April 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-15. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
- "Loeb wins Italian WRC thriller". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
- "Kaur wins again in WRC Academy". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011.