Kris Meeke

Kris Meeke
SS 11 – Monte Lerno 1
Rally Italia Sardegna 2014

First of a few pics I will show here. This one was taken on the Monte Lerno stage. with 59km one of the longest stages of the whole year. This spot is right after the highes point and I had a marvelous view over nearly the whole stage. I think this was the best spot I ever had for viewing rallye action.

Breakfast, Sardegna style

gain we used the days off at Withsun to celebrate another outdoor, wildlife and rallye weekend. When we heard that the famous and beloved Acropolis Rallye of Greece dropped off the WRC calendar in 2014, we looked out for another event to join. Undoubtedly second most famous rallye is Rallye Finland and it is still on our list. But Finland is in August and full of midges. So we decided to give Rally d’Italia Sardegna a try. Similar weather conditions like in Greece. Stages are more narrow but less loose rocks on the surface.

It was a good decision and the weekend went well. Even though it isn’t that comfy as it is in Greece. The stages are in the “Outback” of Sardegna and starting late in the day. So it was tight to get some food after leaving the stages. Also it was impossible to go to the beach at the end of the day. We lived in the Outback all three days and went to the beach afterwards on Sunday. Much harder than in Greece where you have a daily visit to Loutraki for a cold beer and some beach fun at the end of the day. I was curious about the food in the small villages up in the mountains. But it was kind off disappointing. We had pasta which looked liked instant noodles and also pizza magharita because the chief was not in the mood to put some more stuff on it. Only on the last day we had a good Pizza and it was in a larger city. This point definately goes to Greece. In the villages up in the mountains, where no tourist will ever go, are the best taverns with Tzatziki made by Grandma.

Anyway, this is how the days in Sardegna started: Salami, Peccorino, bun and wine. This is Italy!