Rally Italy entry list: Mikkelsen/Solberg to run Pirelli ’21 tyres in SD & PS
Rally Italia Sardegna organisers have revealed the entry list for their event on October 8 – 11.
The biggest news is the presence of Petter Solberg together with Andreas Mikkelsen in a Citroën C3 WRC. The Norwegian duo will be demonstrating the 2021 Pirelli Rally1 tyres. Mikkelsen will drive the car in Thursday’s shakedown stage. 2003 WRC champion Petter Solberg will take behind the wheel of the C3 WRC on the final stage of the rally, with Mikkelsen reading the pace-notes.
There are no big surprises regarding the entries of the works world rally teams. With Toyota entering Evans, Ogier and Rovanperä, alongside Takamoto Katsuta. Hyundai have entered Tänak, Neuville and last year’s Rally Sardegna winner Dani Sordo. Italy 2020 will be Sordo second event of the season. Lappi, Suninen and Greensmith are representing M-Sport Ford in Italy, like every rally the season except Sweden. Hyundai junior driver Pierre-Louis Loubet, who debuted in a WRC-car in Estonia, is the last current generation WRC-car on the entry list. The final World Rally Car is entered by Martin Prokop, driving a 2011-generation Ford Fiesta WRC.
A total of six Rally2 cars are entered in WRC2 with Østberg, Tidemand, Fourmaux, Veiby, Gryazin and Brynildsen. In WRC3, Oliver Solberg is back with the Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo, whilst WRC3 winner in Monte Carlo, Eric Camilli, is entered in a Citroën C3 R5.
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