Rally Sardinia 2020, Umberto Scandola

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Published: 09 October 2020

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Rally Sardinia: Race Premises

Covid-19 pandemic situation affected the entire WRC 3 FIA World Rally Championship 2020. The organization had to deal with last minute cancellations, postponements and the championship had to be reduced to a European-only experience. A good sign comes from Sardinia Rally that could be run after the postponement. The rally developed in 3 rounds and 16 stages for a total number of 238,4 km with starting and finishing point in Alghero (SS). Umberto Scandola and Guido d'Amore disputed a very good race with their Hyundai i20 R5, despite of the fact that the new track neutralized all their previous rally experiences in Sardinia.

Let's restart from P4

Umberto Scandola and navigator Guido d'Amore scored a P4 in the WRC 3 FIA World Rally Championship during 17th Rally Sardinia 2020. After three intense racing days Hyundai Rally Team reaped some satisfactions but the bittersweet taste for the missed podium remains. The reason was mainly the the axle shaft breaking during stage 2.
Scandola-D'amore was the first Italian team at the finishing line and closed in P4 for WRC3 category and 16th in the overall session of the rally. The week opened with the cancellation of pre-race tests which were important to get accustomed with the peculiar Sardinian soil, but in the shakedown Umberto signed the best timing among WRC3 and the second among all R5 teams. It was a pity that the first stage at Pausania Temple started with two imprecisions that caused the engine stoppage and a 40'' penalty. A fast recovery during the first day brought the team from 12th to 6th position within the category. On Saturday the team continued the recovery and after Monte Lerno's stage a solid P4 was held. A few stages before the race end a puncture slowly led to the axle shaft breaking costing the team two precious seconds. As the race proceeded and more definitive time settings were defined the team decided to defend a consistent P4 in Rally Sardinia without taking further risks.

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