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CYPRUS RALLY

15-17 June 2018 (gravel)

Since 1970, the Cyprus Rally has put car and crew to a significant test. And while the current format is a little less taxing than it once was, underestimating the challenging nature of this rallying heavyweight would be a big mistake. To mark its return to the ERC roster in 2014 for the first time since 1999, a ground-breaking street stage through the United Nations-controlled Buffer Zone between Nicosia’s Greek Cypriot and Turkish inhabited areas was organised and generated considerable interest. Although fundamentally a gravel rally, Tarmac sections feature while the June date makes for punishing ambient and ground temperatures.

Event eligibility:

FIA European Rally Championship 2018, round 4 of 8

Also counting for...

​FIA ERC2, FIA ERC3, FIA European Rally Championship for Teams, ERC Nations' Cup, ERC Ladies' Trophy

Previous winners:

2017: Nasser Al-Attiyah/Matthieu Baumel (Ford Fiesta R5)
2016: Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov (Ford Fiesta R5)
2015: Nasser Al-Attiyah/Matthieu Baumel (Ford Fiesta R5)
2014: Yazeed Al-Rajhi/Michael Orr (Ford Fiesta RRC)
2013: Nasser Al-Attiyah/Giovanni Bernacchini (Ford Fiesta RRC)*
*Non-ERC event

Starts: 19h00, Friday 15 June
Finishes: 18h30, Sunday 17 June
Headquarters: Ottoman Bank Building, King Paul Square, CY 6023 Larnaca
Service park: Falirou Street, Harbour Parking Area, Larnaca Promenade
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): 4 (2014-2017)
Stages: 13
Stage distance: 204.92 kilometres (91.12 kilometres leg one, 113.80 kilometres leg two)
Liaison: 553.44 kilometres
Total: 758.36 kilometres
Surface: Gravel with some asphalt sections
Free Practice (for priority drivers): 07h00-09h00, Friday 15 June (6.33 kilometres, Klavdia Village)
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): 10h08 Friday 15 June (6.33 kilometres, Klavdia Village)
Shakedown (for all drivers): 11h00-12h30, Friday 15 June (6.33 kilometres, Klavdia Village)
Start order selection: 13h30, Friday 15 June, Phinikoudes Beachfront, Larnaca
Rally start: 19h00, Friday 15 June, Phinikoudes Beachfront, Larnaca

MEDIA INFORMATION

Media accreditation:
Location: 23 Gregory Afxentiou Avenue (opposite Rise Hotel, 350 metres before traffic lights at Phinikoudes Junction)
Opening hours: 
Wednesday 13 June: 12h00-20h00
Thursday 14 June: 10h00-22h00
Friday 15 June: 07h00-00h00
Saturday 16 June: 06h30-00h00
Sunday 17 June: 07h00-12h00

Media Centre:
Location: 23 Gregory Afxentiou Avenue (opposite Rise Hotel, 350 metres before traffic lights at Phinikoudes Junction)​
Opening hours: 
Wednesday 13 June: 12h00-20h00
Thursday 14 June: 10h00-22h00
Friday 15 June: 07h00-00h00
Saturday 16 June: 06h30-00h00
Sunday 17 June: 07h00-23h00

Television coverage: Daily highlights, rally review and Inside ERC magazine show on Eurosport and Eurosport Player, plus additional coverage on a number of other channels around the world plus ANT1, CyBC 1, Mega channel and Sigma
ERC Radio: Live throughout the event at FIAERC.com or through the ERC app
Results, standings, live timing and text commentary: www.fiaerc.com
Rights-free images: Register at http://media.fiaerc.com
Event media contact: Petros Soutzis, press.cyprusrally@gmail.com, +357 99643743

MEDIA EVENTS

THURSDAY 14 JUNE
Mandatory Media Safety Briefing: 18h30, Media Centre
FRIDAY 15 JUNE
Start order selection: 13h30, Phinikoudes Beachfront, Larnaca
FIA Action for Road Safety photo call: 13h50, Phinikoudes Beachfront, Larnaca
Pre-rally press conference: 14h00, Phinikoudes Beachfront, Larnaca
Ceremonial start: 19h00, Phinikoudes Beachfront, Larnaca
SUNDAY 17 JUNE
Post-rally press conference:
 19h00, Podium Zone, Phinikoudes Beachfront, Larnaca