Rally drivers shift gears and hit a giant table soccer pitch ahead of the Rally Italia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
A lifesize table soccer pitch
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STORY: Rally drivers had some fun in Sardinia on Wednesday (June 8) as they took part in their own tribute to the Euro 2016 tournament.
The Rally Italia service point at Alghero became the Stade de France for a moment or two and the drivers became soccer stars as they took part in a lively table soccer game – on a giant scale.
The players were supposed to keep their hands firmly on the control rods as they took part in the match, but Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville showed them the way to play – throwing himself energetically around to score most of the goals.
On Thursday (June 9), the drivers took part in the shake-down session to ready their cars for the rally, which runs from Thursday evening to Sunday (June 12) around the Italian island of Sardinia.
World champion Sebastien Ogier of France was the quickest with Mads Ostberg of Norway second and Ott Tanak of Estonia third. Belgium’s Thierry Neuville was fourth with his team mate Hayden Paddon of New Zealand fifth.