Sardegna Rally Race 2016
Since the beginning, Bike Village had set the ambitious goal to let Sardegna Rally Race be considered among the great rallies. On the eve of the seventh edition, this goal is perfectly reached. The fans of these fascinating races born in the desert have found in the Sardegna Rally Race the ideal setting for this unique event. Why this resounding and exclusive success? The credit for this success belongs to the amazing sceneries of Sardinia that Bike Village, thanks to its event, enhances , glorifies and makes them know the “Riders People”, of course, but also to a wider and diversified audience.
Many elements of our organizing, business and agonistic history flow into Sardegna Rally Race. The rally is characterized d by a particularly efficient logistics that is able to offer to participants a high end level competitive event at an affordable cost, also offering a wide range of benefits that are difficult to beat in terms of ambience and charm of the occasion.
The path of Sardegna Rally Race is certainly very technical but incomparably varied and impressive. It is judiciously selective and it is successful in meeting the needs of a very wide range of participants. For this reason Sardegna Rally Race is interesting and engaging for the most talented and most competitive Riders in the World, but it is not less attractive for those less involved in the agonistic environment and for amateurs and fans. In the 2013 edition of SRR we proposed a path that highlighted the best features of the area and of the Riders so that the test turned out to be the most technically, most competitive engaging stage of the Cross-Country World Championship.
For the year 2014 Bike Village is studying a path that would be even more accessible to amateurs and Riders participating with quads and with big two-cylinders motorbikes. Technical purposes of the best rally in the World would not be lost, but it is not a secret that we are actively investigating the possibility of including in the race also SSVs, and in a foreseeable future also cars.
This kind of commitment leads us to consider further the “fluency” of the daily routine of the competition, considering terrain and kilometric/timing development, and pushes us to try to raise further the already high security level of the Rally. For this reason, we are also studying the opportunity to insert modifications of the circuit for less nimble vehicles.
Sardegna Rally Race in its seventh edition will be composed of five stages in five days of competition, and it will also include the marathon stage without any assistance at the bivouac. 2014 path is already at an advanced stage of study, and it plans a new departure point. According to custom, the arrival will be in San Teodoro. Locations of halfway stages and crossing places will be different, in order to give Riders the chance to enjoy the Sardinia Island from a different and completely new point of view. Sardegna Rally Race “must have” remain untouchable: the complex but extremely clear road book, the amazing landscape features, the great hospitality offered by the best hotels in the Island.
Argentinean Team HRC rider Kevin Benavides finished sixth on his debut in the highly-demanding Sardegna Rally Race. The main mission of the rider was skills acquisition. Kevin Benavides got a taste of the tough Sardegna Rally Race as part of an ongoing rally training schedule which takes in three races… read more.
After the spectacular win in the Merzouga Rally a week ago, Team HRC’s Argentinean rider Kevin Benavides is now out in picturesque Sardinia. However, it will be no vacation for Benavides, who will be there competing in the Sardegna Rally Race. The Sardegna Rally Race, the third round of the… read more.
A solid set of results in the Sardinia Rally Race – the fourth round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship – keeps Team HRC firmly on track towards their ultimate goal this season. The rally sees the team accumulate more mileage while gaining valuable experience and insights. Team HRC… read more.
After occupying sixteenth place in the general standings, Team HRC’s Paulo Goncalves pulled off a great comeback to finish just shy of a podium place at the Sardinia Rally. Italian rider Jacopo Cerutti clinched the Dakar Challenge. Paulo Gonçalves and the entire Team HRC set out today focused on a… read more.
Paulo Goncalves was able to make the most of a far-from-easy fourth day at the Sardinia Rally Race. After having to open the track on both of the day’s special stages the Portuguese rider finished by successfully defending his position. Paulo Gonçalves once again got lumbered with the tricky job… read more.
Team HRC’s Portuguese rider Paulo Gonçalves makes a positive comeback to win the third stage of the Sardinia Rally. The Honda CRF450 commands the first part of the marathon stage. “After a bad stage comes a good one,” goes the old rally saying and that’s the way it turned out… read more.
The second stage of the Sardinia Rally wasn’t a particularly favourable one for Paulo Goncalves who set out from first starting position following yesterday’s win. After maintaining a good pace throughout the first half of the day, the Team HRC dropped valuable minutes in the second special, hindered by bad… read more.
Team HRC’s Paulo Goncalves achieved a noteworthy start to the Sardinia Rally Race, after finishing the special stage with a second place finish on the day, which turns the Portuguese rider into the rally’s overall leader. The Sardinia Rally got off to a dream start for Team HRC with Paulo… read more.
The Sardinia Rally is officially off and running after this morning’s administrative and technical checks as the fourth round of the FIM World Cross-Country Rallies World Championship fires up again. Today’s brief curtain-raiser got the show on the road at the Capoterra Motocross Circuit. The Super Special set the championship’s… read more.
The twisting tracks of the island of Sardinia will this weekend host the fourth round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. Paulo Goncalves will be there to represent Team HRC. Portuguese Honda stalwart Paulo Goncalves is set to be the sole participant for Team HRC as the Sardinia Rally… read more.
After completing the difficult Sardegna Rally Race, Team HRC is still in the fight to become number one in the Cross-Country Rallies. Nothing is decided and the Championship is still open. Team HRC arrived in Sardinia expecting a difficult race and this is exactly what transpired. This fourth round of… read more.
After obtaining several victories in the first two rounds of the Raids World Championship, the Team HRC put up a good fight to finish on the podium in the very complicated race in Sardegna. It was finally Paulo Goncalves who finished closest to the podium in fourth place. The last… read more.
After a very complicated marathon stage, the Team HRC has been able to enjoy a new victory by Joan Barreda after overcoming the problems with the roadbook. Helder Rodrigues and Paulo Goncalves are well positioned to fight for the podium tomorrow. Joan Barreda navigated the first part of today’s stage… read more.
Bittersweet Marathon stage of the Sardegna Rally Race for the HRC Team in which Joan Barreda won the first Special and Helder Rodrigues finished in third place on the second. It is by San Leonardo’s roman church where the riders will rest in their tents after a very difficult marathon… read more.
Current World Champion Paulo Goncalves achieves a great result during the second stage of the Sardinia Rally Race, winning the race and making him leader of the race. Podium finish for teammate Joan Barreda and Top10 finish for Helder Rodrigues. Important victory for Paulo Goncalves on this second stage of… read more.
Paulo Gonçalves was the fastest rider of the HRC Team in this first stage of the Sardinia Rally. Barreda and Rodrigues make it to the Top10 today before heading for one of the most important stages of the race tomorrow. The first stage between San Teodoro and Arbatax of 326… read more.
Joan ‘Bang Bang’ Barreda was very fast from the start during the first test of the fourth round of the Raids World Championship and has taken the first place during the Sardinia Rally Race prologue. Goncalves and Rodrigues will search for their race position during tomorrow’s stage. The HRC Team… read more.
The Sardegna Rally Race, that will take place in the Italian island of Sardinia this upcoming weekend, will be the fourth rally of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship in which Joan Barreda will arrive as the current leader of the championship. Paolo Goncalves and Helder Rodrigues will also take… read more.