JOSE ANTONIO SUAREZ AND THE 208T16 ‘EVO’ TO TACKLE SARDINIA CHALLENGE!07/06/2016 - 10:10

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Rally Italia Sardegna 2016 09-12 june 2016

 

Just three weeks after the Vodafone Rally de Portugal, the Peugeot Rally Academy will be back in action on June 9-12, this time in Italy for Rally Italia Sardegna. In the wake of some top times in Portugal to mark his maiden appearance in the PEUGEOT 208T16 ‘Evo’, Jose Antonio Suarez is looking forward to this week’s challenge.

♦ The third WRC event on Jose Antonio Suarez and Candido Carrera’s 2016 programme with the Peugeot Rally Academy is Rally Italia Sardegna which has attracted an entry list of 17 WRC2 crews.

♦ Round 6 of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship features a total competitive distance of 324.60 kilometres divided into 19 stages.

♦ In addition to the Peugeot Rally Academy’s 208T16 ‘Evo’, there will be two other 208 T16s in Sardinia for Hubert Ptaszek (Peugeot Sport Slovakia) and Quentin Giordano (Sébastien Loeb Racing).

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 - WRC PORTUGAL

LOOKING TO ADD CONSISTENCY TO HIS OUTRIGHT SPEED

Jose Antonio Suarez and Candido Carrera posted numerous top-10 times in Portugal to get the career of the 208T16 ‘Evo’ off to a successful start. Unfortunately, a number of small mistakes prevented the Spanish pair from securing an overall result that mirrored their speed on the stages. At the wheel of the latest version of the PEUGEOT 208T16, which features improved performance and enhanced reliability, Jose Antonio Suarez will be looking to add consistency to his speed in his bid to secure a top result in Italy and confirm the potential he showed on gravel in Portugal.

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 - WRC PORTUGAL

JOSE ANTONIO SUAREZ MORE MOTIVATED THAN EVER!

Cohete’ is in a confident frame of mind ahead of the Italian gravel event: This will only be my second attempt at the Rally Italia Sardegna after my first visit to the island in 2011. As in Portugal, the stages will all be new to me. I am very pleased with the evolution changes that have been made to the PEUGEOT 208T16. The Italian stages are rougher and narrower than those we contested in Portugal but we should be okay. Above all, I want to carry on familiarising myself with the 208T16 ‘Evo’ on dirt because this will only be my second outing on gravel in the car. I also want to build on the good stage times I scored in Portugal!

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 - WRC PORTUGAL

TIMETABLE - RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA:

    Thursday, June 9

8:30am: Shakedown, Olmedo (3.69km)

6:00pm: SS1, Ittiri Arena Show (2.00km)

7:00pm: End Leg 1, Alghero

    Friday, June 10

8:00am: Service A, Alghero (18 minutes)

9:35am: SS2, Ardara-Ozieri 1 (7.50km)

10:12am: SS3, Tula 1 (15.00km)

11:10am: SS4, Castelsardo 1 (14.02km)

11:51am: SS5, Tergu-Osilo 1 (14.91km)

1:08pm: Regroup, Alghero (20 minutes)

1:28pm: Service B, Alghero (30 minutes)

3:15pm: SS6, Ardara-Ozieri 2 (7.50km)

3:52pm: SS7, Tula 2 (15.00km)

4:50pm: SS8, Castelsardo 2 (14.02km)

5:31pm: SS9, Tergu-Osilo 2 (14.91km)

7:00pm: Regroup (10 minutes)

7:10pm: Service C, Alghero (48 minutes)

    Saturday, June 11

5:30am: Service D, Alghero (18 minutes)

8:10am: SS10, Monti Di Ala’ 1 (22.20km)

8:53am: SS11, Coiluna-Loelle 1 (22.39km)

9:26am: TFZ, Buddusò (10 minutes)

9:59am: SS12, Monte Lerno 1 (44.26km)

12:49pm: Regroup, Alghero (20 minutes)

1:09pm: Service E, Alghero (30 minutes)

4:01pm: SS13, Monti Di Ala’ 2 (22.20km)

4:44pm: SS14, Coiluna-Loelle 2 (22.39km)

5:17pm: TFZ, Buddusò (10 minutes)

5:50pm: SS15, Monte Lerno 2 (44.26km)

8:40pm: Regroup (10 minutes)

8:50pm: Service F, Alghero (48 minutes)

    Sunday, June 12

7:20am: Service G, Alghero (18 minutes)

8:27am: SS16, Cala Flumini 1 (14.06km)

9:08am: SS17, Sassari-Argentiera 1 (6.96km)

9:28am: Regroup, Palmadula (70 minutes)

11:04am: SS18, Cala Flumini 2 (14.06km)

11:30am: Regroup, La Pedraia (30 minutes)

12:08pm: SS19, Sassari-Argentiera 2 (Power Stage, 6.96km)

1:07pm: Regroup, Alghero (3 minutes)

1:10pm: Service H, Alghero (10 minutes)

1:45pm: Podium ceremony

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