New date confirmed for Italy’s 2020 FIA WRC fixture
Italy’s 2020 FIA World Rally Championship fixture at Rally Italia Sardegna will move forward by three weeks to 8 – 11 October.
The request to reschedule came from event organiser Automobile Club d’Italia and was agreed by the FIA, motorsport’s governing body, and WRC Promoter following the forced cancellation of ADAC Rallye Deutschland.
The switch avoids a clash with Formula 1’s revised calendar, which will see it racing at Italy’s Imola circuit on the same October weekend on which Rally Italia Sardegna was scheduled.
The move forward offers the prospect of better weather on the Mediterranean island for the gravel road fixture, as well as additional daylight hours as Europe moves deep into autumn.
Angelo Sticchi Damiani, president of Automobile Club d’Italia, commented: “In ACI we have worked hard to redefine the new dates for the 2020 Rally Italia Sardegna. It has not been easy to find the right days which could put together the needs of all stakeholders and could work well for the region of Sardinia.
“In this very difficult year ACI has wanted, as already shown with the F1 GPs in Monza, Mugello and Imola, to protect national and international motorsport by confirming also our competition. I personally thank the region of Sardinia for their absolute support to make all this happen.”
You can browse the 2020 FIA WRC calendar here.