Tiziano Siviero has also designed this edition of Rally Italia Sardegna, the 19th of this event that returns to Alghero after a year. The former navigator of Miki Biasion has prepared the RIS 2022 race route and explains what the main novelties of the event will be. The rally program includes a route consisting of 21 special stages divided into three rounds for a total of 307.91 timed kilometers.

THE OLBIA SUPER SPECIAL. “This year we start from Alghero,” commented Siviero, “and so we have returned in practice to the classic route scheme of previous years, with the classic special stages close to the Alghero area especially in the final stage, and there is little Gallura. However, the race starts from Olbia on Thursday, June 2 at 6:08 p.m. with a 3.23-kilometer show trial called Olbia-Cabu Abbas. A trial that we should have already run two years ago, but then was not run because of Covid-19. The time trial starts almost from the center of the city, in fact it starts from the waterfront on tarmac. Then it enters the dirt with a varied course with jumps and drifts, something spectacular, and then it ends up back on the asphalt. It’s a special designed for the public, admission is free and we expect a full house of spectators. It will definitely be a nice novelty.”

THE FIRST DAY. “The first stage,” Siviero continued, “starts early Friday morning from Olbia with two passages in Terranova and Monti di Ala’ -Buddusó, then in the afternoon after the assistance in Alghero there will be two more passages on the Osilo-Tergu time trial, which this time we will do in reverse than in the past, followed by the classic special in Castelsardo.

THE SECOND STAGE. “Saturday morning we start the second day with the Tempio stage in identical conformation to last years, continuing we will have the Erula-Tula special in a more show revised version with new jumps. Then there will be a tyre fitting zone in Buddusó and in the afternoon two passes in Coiluna followed by a new version of the Monte Lerno time trial that this time will end in the forestry yard of the same name.”

THE LAST DAY. “The final stage also has some novelties, as we have changed the Cala Flumini stage, which will have fewer kilometers but more dirt, as we have eliminated the asphalt cuts. Argentiera, on the other hand, is practically the same, it will only have a different start anticipated by a few hundred meters.”

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