Sardinia adopts new 48-hour WRC itinerary

Italian WRC round will trial experimental compact format


Rally Italy will be the first World Rally Championship round to run a new compact itinerary format, with the first competitive mileage held on Friday afternoon and all 16 stages covered within 48 hours.

Sardinia is the first event to trial a new event structure “based on the new FIA guidelines from 2025,” designed to make rallies operationally shorter.

The traditional ‘cloverleaf’ format of three stages run twice in a day with a service in between has been binned, though the event still runs entirely of a centralized location: Alghero will host the service park once again after being on the east coast of Sardinia in Olbia last year.


The new event design squeezes Shakedown in on Friday morning, followed in the afternoon by two stages run twice with only a regroup, no tire fitting zone or service, in between.

On Saturday morning Tempo Pausania and Tula are run as a pair of stages twice with only a regroup between them, followed by a tire-fitting zone and then another pair of stages run twice in a row: Monte Lerno and Coiluna-Loelle, again with only a regroup between.

The rally finishes with a more traditional Sunday itinerary: Cala Flumini and Sassari run as a pairing twice, with the latter as the powerstage.

In total 266.48 kilometers (166 miles) of competitive stage mileage will be covered.

Rally Italy 2024 itinerary


Stage Time
SD Olmedo 0801
SS1 Osilo - Tergu 1433
SS2 Sedini - Castelsardo 1533
RG Regroup 1600
SS3 Osilo - Tergu 2 1733
SS4 Sedini - Castelsardo 2 1833
A Flexi Service


Stage Time
SS5 Tempio Pausania 0726
SS6 Tula 0847
RG Regroup 1003
SS7 Tempio Pausania 2 1026
SS8 Tula 2 1147
TFZ Tyre fitting zone 1331
SS9 Monte Lerno 1405
SS10 Coiluna - Loelle 1505
RG Regroup 1600
SS11 Monte Lerno 1705
SS12 Coiluna - Loelle 2 1805
C Flexi service


Stage Time
SS13 Cala Flumini 0755
RG Regroup 0821
SS14 Sassari - Argentiera 0905
RG Regroup 0959
SS15 Cala Flumini 2 1055
RG Regroup 1121
SS16 Sassari - Argentiera 2 1215