The 2017 Cyprus Rally got underway with 67 crews (57 in the ERC and 10 nationals) getting off the starting rump in the ceremonial start in the picturesque promenade of Larnaca. Slottting in as round four of the European Rally Championship and round three of the FIA Middle Rally Championship, this year’s Cyprus Rally is expected to be even more spectacular, as the ERC leaders will push their claim for the title. ERC standings leader, Bruno Magalhaes driving a Skoda Fabia R5 and defending champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz on board a Ford Fiesta R5 will clash for ERC glory, as four time Cyprus Rally winner Nasser Al Attiyah and is always ready and able to pounce for victory.
The first stage (21.66 kilometers) will take place in Kalo Chorio while the second is in Lefkara with a length of 18,48 kilometers. This stage will be named “Giorgos Kyprianou”, in memory of the young rally enthusiast and son of the Cyprus Rally champion, Kypros Kyprianou. Also, the FIA Action For Road Safety campaign will be featured throughout the rally, and the fastest local crew on this second stage will be given a trophy to commemorate Giorgos Kyprianou. The third stage will see cars travelling through Analyontas. The stage will have a total length of 14.41 kilometers. All remaining cars will then return to the capital for the fourth stage, which will be none other than the famous CNP ASFALISTIKI Super Special Stage which will be held for a fourth year running in the heart of Nicosia and its divided body. All four stages, including the CNP ASFALISTIKI Super Special Stage will be repeated twice! The start times for the CNP ASFALISTIKI Super Special Stage on Saturday are 11:27 for the morning loop and 16:59 in the afternoon.
Saturday 17th of June
SS1 Kalo Chorio 1 21.66 07:43
SS2 “Giorgos Kyprianou”Lefkara 1 18.48 08:36
SS3 Cytanet Analyontas 1 14.41 09:24
SS4 CNP ASFALISTIKI Super Special Stage 1 04.15 11:27
SS5 Kalo Chorio 2 21.66 13:15
SS6 “Giorgos Kyprianou”Lefkara 2 18.48 14:08
SS7 Cytanet Analyontas 2 14.41 14:56
SS8 CNP ASFALISTIKI Super Special Stage 2 04.15 16:59