In the next couple of days, the twelfth round of the IRC season 2012 flags will be flagged off from Coldirodi town in Italy. In this rally too, the championship toppers are missing their entry and almost all of the competition is from the home country, with just a couple of entries from Swiss, each in S2000 & 2WD. Just a couple of S2000 Peugeot 207's are in the top level competition and the rest in the 2WD. All in all about 35 cars in the entry list.
The roads are mostly like in other European region, but more tricky, narrow and with blind corners. They tend to climb & descend more rapidly than other places, and surface could also turn inconsistent in grip levels due to a lot of corner cutting.
The event is spread across two days, ie., on Friday, Day 1, there are 4 stages to tackle where the first stage, first car starts at around 2.30pm & hence finishes the event in night, which also makes it interesting. The second day, six more stages starts from early morning and quickly ends at late noon.
More details can be found in the official site here.