Rally rewind: Italy 2019

It’s almost 16 months since Alghero extended its traditional warm welcome to the WRC. That’s five years and 296 days between Dani Sordo standing on the top step of the podium in Germany to celebrate his first WRC win and returning there in Italy. Tänak’s final day nightmare (see below) was Sordo’s dream as he claimed a second WRC success in 164 starts. The windscreen was removed and remarkably they won the next stage, but retired after going off the road in the day’s final test. Ogier title bid rockedFirst in the start order is not the place to be on a dry and dusty opening leg in Sardinia – as Ogier was well aware.

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