Rally Italia Sardegna

Rovanpera increases lead with podium for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, June 5, 2023

TOKYO, June 5, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team driver Kalle Rovanpera has added to his lead in the FIA World Rally Championship with a clever drive to the podium and a Power Stage victory on a tricky Rally Italia Sardegna.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 5, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team driver Kalle Rovanpera has added to his lead in the FIA World Rally Championship with a clever drive to the podium and a Power Stage victory on a tricky Rally Italia Sardegna.
  • Taking the maximum five bonus points to add to his third place overall means he increases his lead in the standings to 25 points.
  • He set the fourth-best time in the Power Stage, claiming additional points for the manufacturers' championship which TGR-WRT continues to lead by 23 points.
  • I'm thankful to them for achieving the podium again despite such a busy schedule.

Imposing island challenge awaits TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Friday, May 26, 2023

TOKYO, May 26, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will take on one of the toughest challenges of the season at Rally Italia Sardegna on June 1-4, looking to maintain its recent strong momentum.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, May 26, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will take on one of the toughest challenges of the season at Rally Italia Sardegna on June 1-4, looking to maintain its recent strong momentum.
  • The stages on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia have a reputation as being among the most testing gravel tracks in the entire championship.
  • They are fairly fast but often narrow and lined with bushes, trees and rocks, leaving little margin for error.
  • Friday's route is headlined by the famous Monte Lerno stage which has more than doubled in length to 49.9 kilometres.

Rovanpera repeats full Portugal haul with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Toyota City, Japan, May 15, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team's Kalle Rovanpera is back on top of the FIA World Rally Championship after a dominant drive to win the Rally de Portugal for the second year in succession.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, May 15, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team's Kalle Rovanpera is back on top of the FIA World Rally Championship after a dominant drive to win the Rally de Portugal for the second year in succession.
  • Rovanpera built his result on a strong performance on Friday's opening day while running second in the road order on the loose gravel stages.
  • Takamoto was really fired up to get finally to the podium after finishing fourth in Portugal two years in a row.
  • The team and cars will stay in Portugal and the maintenance work will be done at Toyota Caetano Portugal.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing with positives to take from Sardinia

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Monday, June 6, 2022

TOKYO, June 6, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team driver Kalle Rovanpera has extended his FIA World Rally Championship lead after completing a clever drive to finish fifth overall in a very demanding Rally Italia Sardegna.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 6, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team driver Kalle Rovanpera has extended his FIA World Rally Championship lead after completing a clever drive to finish fifth overall in a very demanding Rally Italia Sardegna.
  • Those results ensure TGR still leads the manufacturers' championship by 39 points.
  • Katsuta finished one place behind Rovanpera in the overall standings in sixth: his fifth top-eight finish from as many events in the Rally1 car.
  • The legendary Safari Rally Kenya (June 23-26) returned to the WRC calendar in 2021 after almost 20 years.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Targets Gravel Double in Sardinia

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Friday, May 27, 2022

Esapekka Lappi returns to action in Sardinia where he finished on the podium with the team in 2018.

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  • Esapekka Lappi returns to action in Sardinia where he finished on the podium with the team in 2018.
  • "Portugal was a fantastic first event on gravel for the GR YARIS Rally1 and the team can go to Sardinia knowing it has built a fast and reliable car.
  • In Sardinia we can expect higher temperatures and the road surface is harder with lots of loose rocks.
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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Sets Sail in Search of Sardinian Success

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Rally Italia Sardegna returns to its traditional June date this year after the 2020 edition was switched to the autumn.

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  • Rally Italia Sardegna returns to its traditional June date this year after the 2020 edition was switched to the autumn.
  • The stages are fast but narrow and lined with bushes, trees and rocks, making them tricky for the drivers too.
  • "We had a fantastic result in Portugal and that gives us a good feeling moving onto another gravel rally in Sardinia.
  • "I'm sure that Sardinia will be another demanding rally for us, opening the road again like in Portugal.