Alexey Lukyanuk will run first on the road on leg one of the Cyprus Rally

Alexey Lukyanuk will run first on the road on leg one of the Cyprus Rally

07.10.2016: CNP ASFALISTIKI Cyprus Rally ...the closing round of this season’s FIA European Rally Championship

CNP ASFALISTIKI Cyprus Rally



...the closing round of this season’s FIA European Rally Championship.




The Russian earned the right to pick first after topping this morning’s Qualifying Stage and opted to run at the head of the field in what could prove to be an inspired move.



While it’s traditionally considered better to run lower down the order on gravel events, with the Cyprus Rally using a combination of asphalt and gravel roads – plus the fact there are two stages run in the dark tonight where hanging dust can be a menace for those running further back – Lukyanuk might have just stolen a march on his rivals.



Ralfs Sirmacis, who is battling Lukyanuk for the runner-up spot in the final ERC standings, will run one place further back with Lambros Anthanassoulas third. Marian Griebel, competing in Cypus in the ERC Junior prize drive car, selected P10 at the ceremony in Nicosia.



- FIA ERC  also photo

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07.10.2016 / MaP

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