Entries open for 2011 Cyprus Rally

Entries open for 2011 Cyprus Rally

05.10.2011: 2011 Cyprus Rally – 3rd-5th November 2011 Round 11 – the final round of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge

2011 Cyprus Rally – 3rd-5th November 2011

Round 11 – the final round of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge


- Regulations & Entry Forms now online at www.cyprusrally.com.cy
-  LTV Super Special Stage set to open event



Entries are now open for what is set to be one of the most exciting rounds of the 2011 motorsports calendar, the Cyprus Rally.


Always a hugely popular event with drivers and fans alike, this year’s Cyprus Rally will serve as the grand finale of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), which has already seen the world’s top drivers and teams tackle an impressive series of major international events.


Getting underway with the thrilling LTV Super Special Stage on the evening of Thursday 3rd November, the Cyprus Rally moves to the west coast of the popular Mediterranean island this year, to be centred around the lively resort town of Pafos.


The LTV Super Special Stage will see drivers tackle a 3.2km tarmac stage in the heart of downtown Pafos. This promises to be a spectacular opener to an event that has long enjoyed a reputation for innovation and excitement.


Friday’s action will get underway from the Service Park at 09:49hrs, from where the drivers will head out to tackle the first of the day’s 4 special stages. The Service Park will be located on Pafos’ popular harbour, a stone’s throw from the Med and close to a wide selection of cafes and restaurants, as well as one of the island’s most significant archaeological sites. After tackling the morning’s challenging mixed surface stages, crews will return to the Service Park at just after 13:00 before heading out again to tackle the afternoon loop.


Sunday will see drivers leave Pafos at 08:16 for the morning’s three special stages, before heading back for service at 12:25 and then out again to compete the last three stages of the event. Some 90.84km of the rally’s 187.58km of special stages will be tarmac. 96.74km will be gravel.


Rally fans across the globe will once again be able to get up close to the action with four stages to be broadcast live on Eurosport.


The Cyprus Rally is a coefficient 2 event, meaning that drivers have the opportunity to score double points here this year. As such, it is likely to prove an even more crucial round of this year’s IRC series, with the leading IRC crews expected to turn out in force to tackle the event.


Of course, the international drivers will face tough competition from the Cypriot crews who will make the most of their home advantage. They’ll also face legendary Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah, whose record of wins on the island – which includes last year’s Cyprus Rally and this year’s Pafos International Rally – make him an obvious favourite.


Added great news for rally fans is that the last day of the Cyprus Rally isn’t the last day of rallying action… because on Sunday 6th November, Cyprus is hosting the second ‘Cyprus Golden Stage Rally’ – an all-or-nothing single stage event that will see a host of top drivers go head to head in their bid to secure a share of a major cash prize fund.


The first ever ‘Cyprus Golden Stage Rally’ was held in Cyprus last year and proved a great hit with fans and drivers alike. This year, the event promises to be even more exciting as crews battle it out for their share of a €150,000 prize fund.



Regulations and entry forms are now available for download at the official Cyprus Rally website – www.cyprusrally.com.cy – along with the latest information about the Cyprus Golden Stage Rally




Chris Christodoulou –Cyprus Rally Press

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05.10.2011 / MaP

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