Here’s a question for you. Has a World Rally Championship stage ever gone through the middle of a children’s playpark? Probably not, and there’s no time for the crews to enjoy the slides and swings on the opening stage of Rally Italy Sardinia.
It’s already got the respect of the field who reckon the Tempio test is one of the most demanding of the weekend’s action.
We sent Colin Clark out to the 7.5-mile stage to see just how tight and twisty it really is. Breathe in!