Cyprus Rally

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Marcus Grönholm at the 2006 event
Subaru World Rally Team at the 2005 event
Sébastien Loeb at the 2004 event

The Cyprus Rally is a rallying competition held yearly in Cyprus since 1970. The event is run by the Cyprus Automobile Association[1] and is based in the city of Limassol (Lemesos). It is run on the winding roads of the nearby mountains of Troödos. It was part of the FIA's World Rally Championship (WRC) from 2000 to 2006. In 2007 and 2008 the event was part of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC). The Cyprus Rally rejoined the WRC in 2009, taking advantage of the new regulations to become the only mixed surface event.

Between 2010 and 2012, the event was the final round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), as well as the penultimate round of the MERC (except in 2011, when it was separately held in July), including in 2013.

Editions[edit]

Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
Co-driver
Car Time
1983
European Rally Championship Cf. 4
1 United Kingdom Jimmy McRae
United Kingdom Ian Grindrod
Opel Manta 400
1984
European Rally Championship Cf. 4
1 United States John Buffum
United Kingdom Fred Gallagher
Audi Quattro
1985
European Rally Championship Cf. 4
1 Italy Mauro Pregliasco
Italy Daniele Cianci
Lancia 037 Rally
1986
European Rally Championship Cf. 4
1 Belgium Patrick Snijers
Belgium Dany Colebunders
Lancia 037 Rally
1987
European Rally Championship Cf. 4
1 United Kingdom David Llewellyn
United Kingdom Phil Short
Audi Coupé Quattro
1988
European Rally Championship Cf. 20
1 Sweden Björn Waldegård
United Kingdom Fred Gallagher
Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
1989
European Rally Championship Cf. 20
1 France Yves Loubet
France Jean-Marc Andrié
Lancia Delta Integrale
1990
European Rally Championship Cf. 20
1 Cyprus Dimi Mavropoulos
Cyprus Nikos Antoniades
Audi Coupé Quattro
1991
European Rally Championship Cf. 20
1 Cyprus Antonis Ieropoulos
Cyprus Michael Michalakis
Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1992
European Rally Championship Cf. 20
1 Italy Alex Fiorio
Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Lancia Delta HF Integrale
1993
European Rally Championship Cf. 20
1 Italy Alex Fiorio
Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Lancia Delta HF Integrale
1994
European Rally Championship Cf. 20
1 Italy Alex Fiorio
Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Lancia Delta HF Integrale
1995
European Rally Championship Cf. 20
1 Lebanon "Bagheera"
Lebanon Naji Stephan
Lancia Delta HF Integrale
1996
European Rally Championship Cf. 20
1 Germany Armin Schwarz
France Denis Giraudet
Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
1997
European Rally Championship Cf. 20
1 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc
Poland Maciej Wisławski
Subaru Impreza 555
1998
European Rally Championship Cf. 20
1 Italy Andrea Navarra
Italy Alessandra Materazzetti
Subaru Impreza WRX
1999
European Rally Championship Cf. 20
1 Monaco Jean-Pierre Richelmi
Belgium Stéphane Prévot
Subaru Impreza WRC
Cyprus Rally 2000
September 8–10, 2000
Round 10 of the 2000 WRC season
23 stages
348.41 km
1 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Luís Moya
Ford Focus RS WRC 00 5:26:04.9
2 United Kingdom Colin McRae
United Kingdom Nicky Grist
Ford Focus RS WRC 00 5:26:42.2
3 France François Delecour
France Daniel Grataloup
Peugeot 206 WRC 5:27:35.7
Cyprus Rally 2001
June 1–3, 2001
Round 6 of the 2001 WRC season
21 stages
341.4 km
1 United Kingdom Colin McRae
United Kingdom Nicky Grist
Ford Focus RS WRC 01 5:07:32.7
2 United Kingdom Richard Burns
United Kingdom Robert Reid
Subaru Impreza WRC 2001 5:07:49.1
3 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Luís Moya
Ford Focus RS WRC 01 5:07:59.2
31st Cyprus Rally
April 19–21, 2002
Round 5 of the 2002 WRC season
20 stages
324.17 km
1 Finland Marcus Grönholm
Finland Timo Rautiainen
Peugeot 206 WRC 4:21:25.7
2 United Kingdom Richard Burns
United Kingdom Robert Reid
Peugeot 206 WRC 4:22:22.5
3 Finland Tommi Mäkinen
Finland Risto Mannisenmäki
Subaru Impreza WRC 2002 4:22:24.7
Cyprus Rally 2003
June 20–22, 2003
Round 7 of the 2003 WRC season
18 stages
341.05 km
1 Norway Petter Solberg
United Kingdom Phil Mills
Subaru Impreza WRC 2003 5:09:12.6
2 Finland Harri Rovanperä
Finland Risto Pietiläinen
Peugeot 206 WRC 5:13:26.6
3 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
Citroën Xsara WRC 5:13:29.4
Cyprus Rally 2004
May 13–16, 2004
Round 5 of the 2004 WRC season
18 stages
326.68 km
1[2] France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
Citroën Xsara WRC 4:59:38.5
2 Estonia Markko Märtin
United Kingdom Michael Park
Ford Focus RS WRC 04 4:59:53.6
3 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Marc Martí
Citroën Xsara WRC 5:02:02.5
Cyprus Rally 2005
May 13–15, 2005
Round 6 of the 2005 WRC season
18 stages
326.68 km
1 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
Citroën Xsara WRC 5:02:29.4
2 Austria Manfred Stohl
Austria Ilka Minor
Citroën Xsara WRC 5:06:38.9
3 Estonia Markko Märtin
United Kingdom Michael Park
Peugeot 307 WRC 5:07:11.3
Cyprus Rally 2006
September 22–24, 2006
Round 12 of the 2006 WRC season
23 stages
331.34 km
1 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
Citroën Xsara WRC 4:40:50.4
2 Finland Marcus Grönholm
Finland Timo Rautiainen
Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:41:11.6
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen
Finland Jarmo Lehtinen
Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:46:06.5
Cyprus Rally 2007
October 12–14, 2007
Part of the 2007 FIA MERC
9 stages
1 Cyprus Charalambos Timotheou
Cyprus Pambos Laos
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. IX Gr. N 3:04:11.1
2 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
United Kingdom Chris Patterson
Subaru Impreza N12 Gr. N 3:05:29.8
3 Cyprus Dimitris Papasavvas
Cyprus Vangelis Xenofontos
Subaru Impreza N12 Gr. N 3:11:07.0
Cyprus Rally 2008
May 16–18, 2008
Part of the 2008 FIA MERC
8 stages
1 Cyprus Nicos Thomas
Cyprus Spyros "Chips" Georgiou
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. IX Gr. N 4:04:46.5
2 Cyprus Savvas Savva
Cyprus Pambos Laos
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. VIII Gr. N 4:05:12.7
3 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
United Kingdom Chris Patterson
Subaru Impreza N12 Gr. N 4:08:09.9
2009 Cyprus Rally
March 13–15, 2009
Part of the 2009 WRC season
14 stages
1 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
Citroën C4 WRC 4:50:34
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen
Finland Jarmo Lehtinen
Ford Focus RS WRC 08 4:51:01.9
3 Norway Petter Solberg
United Kingdom Phil Mills
Citroën Xsara WRC 4:52:24.1
2010 Cyprus Rally
November 4–6, 2010
Part of the 2010 IRC season and 2010 MERC season
14 stages
1 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
Italy Giovanni Bernacchini
Ford Fiesta S2000 3:11:53.5
2 Lebanon Roger Feghali
Lebanon Joseph Matar
Škoda Fabia S2000 3:12:24.2
3 Czech Republic Martin Prokop
Czech Republic Jan Tománek
Ford Fiesta S2000 3:16:35.5
2011 Cyprus Rally
November 3–5, 2011
Part of the 2011 IRC season
11 stages
1 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen
Norway Ola Fløene
Škoda Fabia S2000 2:25:18.5
2 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký
Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
Škoda Fabia S2000 2:26:59.0
3 Sweden Patrik Sandell
Sweden Staffan Parmander
Škoda Fabia S2000 2:28:13.3
2012 Cyprus Rally
November 2–4, 2012
Part of the 2012 IRC season and 2012 MERC season
13 stages
1 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
Italy Giovanni Bernacchini
Ford Fiesta RRC 3:16:25.2
2 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen
Norway Ola Fløene
Škoda Fabia S2000 3:20:00.5
3 Japan Toshihiro Arai
Australia Dale Moscatt
Subaru Impreza STi R4 3:26:32.3
2013 Cyprus Rally
October 9–10, 2013
Part of the 2013 MERC season
13 stages
1 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
Italy Giovanni Bernacchini
Ford Fiesta RRC 2:35:17.6
2 United Arab Emirates Khalid Al-Qassimi
United Kingdom Martin Scott
Citroën DS3 RRC 2:38:09.4
3 Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari
Republic of Ireland Duffy Killian
Ford Fiesta RRC 2:38:14.1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyprus Automobile Association". CAA. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 
  2. ^ Marcus Grönholm finished first at the 2004 event with a time of 4:58:44.5, but he and his fifth-placed Peugeot team-mate Harri Rovanperä were later disqualified due to their cars' water pumps being non-standard.

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