Dear Participants and Guests
Welcome to the 47th Cyprus Rally!
Our rally has been entertaining participants and spectators for decades, something we aim to continue with this iteration of our event. Our 47 years of experience, and our passion for this sport, arms us with all the resources to host a successful rally, making sure to deliver the best possible event.
It is my promise, as a member of the Organizing Committee, and that of every volunteer of this rally, that we will perform our duty diligently in order for us to enjoy a safe and exciting event.
The 2019 Cyprus Rally returns… in the Autumn (although, I am certain that this will feel like Summer to most of you!) From the 27th until the 29th of September, Nicosia and Larnaca will feel the pulse and rhythm of this great celebration of motorsport that we know as the Cyprus Rally 2019.
The main course of the event will take place on Saturday, the 28th, and Sunday, the 29th of September, with 12 classic Special Stages on a mixed surface of asphalt and gravel! It should be noted that the “mix surface” Stages were first introduced, in our very own rally in 2009! The big change this year, in comparison to last year’s events, is the inclusion of semi mountainous Special Stages in Nicosia district, that it is famous for their demanding characteristics, spectacular vistas and turns.
Nicosia will, of course, host the Super Special Stage, on Saturday at 17:00, offering a unique show with rally cars tackling corners in the heart of the city.
The Start and Finish Ceremonies will remain by the sea for this year as well, on the beachhead of Foinikoudes in Larnaca, which befits the rally to perfection giving all our guests the chance to enjoy the sun and sea of our beautiful island, which remains an incredibly attractive tourist destination.
On Friday, the 27th of September, at 19:00, all crews will take their place before the Starting Ramp, to gather applause and strength from the gathering crowd, while on Sunday, the 29th at 18:00, we shall return to Larnaca in order to welcome the winners and finishers of this year’s rally.
The base of operations for the rally returns to Nicosia, with the Headquarters, Press Office and Service Park being situated in a very close proximity to each other, at the entrance of the city, right next to the Police Headquarters.
To sum up, I would like to welcome all crews from abroad to our island, and I am greatly looking forward to meeting all of the participants and lovers of this sport at the Start Ceremony.
A heartfelt welcome to you all. Let us enjoy this year’s rally.
Clerk of the Course