CNP ASFALISTIKI Cyprus Rally, 7-9 October

THE RALLY IN 100 WORDS
​With its origins dating back to 1970, the Cyprus Rally returned to the ERC roster in 2014 for the first time since 1999 when Nicosia hosted the thrilling action. To mark the occasion, the Cypriot capital was transformed into an exciting street stage, which included a section through the United Nations-controlled buffer zone between the historic city’s Greek Cypriot and Turkish inhabited areas. The ERC’s only truly mixed-surface event also counts for FIA Middle East points and has the honour of closing the 2016 ERC season when crews will once again battle challenging stages and punishing ambient and ground temperatures.