2015 Rally Italia Sardegna

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The 2015 Rally Italia Sardegna, held on Sardinia, was the sixth round of the 2015 World Rally Championship season. Sébastien Ogier obtained its fourth victory in this season.

2015 Rally Italia Sardegna
Rally Italia Sardegna 2015
Round 6 of the 2015 World Rally Championship season
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Host countryItaly Italy
Rally baseAlghero, Sardinia
Dates runJune 11 – June 14, 2015
Stages23 (394.63 km; 245.21 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Overall distance1,553.11 km (965.06 miles)
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Ogier
France Julien Ingrassia
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport

Entry listEdit

ReportEdit

The rally began with a surprising Martin Prokop winning the Super Special Stage of Cagliari, followed by Dani Sordo (penalized for false start) and Mikkelsen. On the second day, new surprise with Hayden Paddon winning the first Friday 3 sections, and at the end of SS 4 led the rally with 25.3 s lead over Latvala and Ogier on 27.5. In the remaining stages, Paddon controlled the pace, but a slight touch on the last stage reduced the advantage to only 8.8 s, now on Ogier who had exceeded his teammate. Dani Sordo was forced to leave after booting a wheel while Neuville suffered from problems such as turbo and handbrake and finished 6th. Meeke gave-up at SS 2 and Kubica did the same on the next.

It was necessary to reach the SS 17 and a spinning from Paddon for a VW take the rally lead. Ostberg was third, despite having traveled 20 km with a slow tyre leakage, having won 2 PEC before having new slow tyre leakage in the last SS. In this day Mikkelsen (lost a wheel) Sordo (lack of gas pressure), Kubica (3 holes and a stuck gearbox) and Tanak (gearbox jammed when he was 3rd place) dropped out while there were many hardships to Neuville (whipping-top, turbo and steering problems and 40s penalty) and Latvala (hole and crashed shock absorber for 2 sections). At the end of the day Ogier had a huge advantage over Paddon (2m13s) while Ostberg was 3 to 3m25s and Neuville 4th at 3m57s.

For the last day the attention was concentrated in the fight for the last podium spot between Ostberg and Neuville. An outwit from Ostberg (dropped to 5) delivered the 3rd to the Belgian. The power-stage was completely dominated by VW: Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen.

Overall standingsEdit

Special stagesEdit

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Day Stage
number
Stage name Length Stage winner Car
No.
Team Time Rally leader
11 Jun SS1   Citta' Di Cagliari 2.50 km   Martin Prokop
  Jan Tománek
21   Jipocar Czech National Team 2:23.7   Martin Prokop
  Jan Tománek
12 Jun SS2   Grighine Sud 1 26.31 km   Hayden Paddon
  John Kennard
20   Hyundai Motorsport N 18:15.0   Hayden Paddon
  John Kennard
SS3   Grighine Nord 1 18.34 km   Hayden Paddon
  John Kennard
20   Hyundai Motorsport N 13:48.1
SS4   Montiferru 1 14.41 km   Hayden Paddon
  John Kennard
20   Hyundai Motorsport N 9:47.4
SS5   Sagama 1 2.58 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
1   Volkswagen Motorsport 2:09.6
SS6   Sagama 2 2.58 km   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
2   Volkswagen Motorsport 2:07.0
SS7   Sinis - Mont' E Prama 14.08 km   Ott Tänak
  Raigo Mõlder
6   M-Sport World Rally Team 7:48.7
SS8   Grighine Sud 2 22.45 km   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
2   Volkswagen Motorsport 15:20.9
SS9   Grighine Nord 2 18.34 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
1   Volkswagen Motorsport 13:29.7
SS10   Montiferru 2 14.41 km   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
2   Volkswagen Motorsport 9:28.9
13 Jun SS11   Ittiri Arena 1 1.40 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
1   Volkswagen Motorsport 1:28.8
SS12   Monti di Ala' 1 22.49 km   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
2   Volkswagen Motorsport 13:51.2
SS13   Coiluna-Loelle 1 36.69 km   Mads Østberg
  Jonas Andersson
4   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT 24:04.1
SS14   Monte Lerno 1 42.22 km   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
2   Volkswagen Motorsport 28:37.4
SS15   Ozieri-Ardara 7.23 km   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
2   Volkswagen Motorsport 4:00.9
SS16   Ittiri Arena 2 1.40 km   Thierry Neuville
  Nicolas Gilsoul
7   Hyundai Motorsport 1:30.0
SS17   Monti di Ala' 2 22.49 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
1   Volkswagen Motorsport 13:38.9   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
SS18   Coiluna-Loelle 2 36.69 km   Mads Østberg
  Jonas Andersson
4   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT 23:51.7
SS19   Monte Lerno 2 42.22 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
1   Volkswagen Motorsport 28:01.5
14 Jun SS20   Olmedo monte Baranta 1 11.13 km   Hayden Paddon
  John Kennard
20   Hyundai Motorsport N 8:10.7
SS21   Cala Flumini 1 11.77 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
1   Volkswagen Motorsport 7:36.3
SS22   Olmedo monte Baranta 2 11.13 km   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
2   Volkswagen Motorsport 7:56.3
SS23   Cala Flumini 2 (Power Stage) 11.77 km   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
1   Volkswagen Motorsport 7:15.9

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