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Love Cyprus Golden Stage next for ERC aces

Love Cyprus Golden Stage next for ERC aces

18/06/2017 14:29

Round four of the FIA European Rally Championship, the Cyprus Rally, concludes later this afternoon with the Love Cyprus Golden Stage, the event’s hugely popular initiative that carries a prize fund of 24,000 euros up for grabs.

Organisers of the Nicosia event will present the driver setting the best cumulative time on Love Cyprus Golden Stage 1 and Love Cyprus Golden Stage 2 with a cheque for 10,000 euros. The top two-wheel-drive contender will receive 7,000 euros, while the leading Cypriot runner will be handed the same amount.

Love Cyprus Golden Stage 1 is an all-gravel affair measuring 5.31 kilometres and running along a section of Larnaca Bay in the south east of the island from 15h57 local time. Love Cyprus Golden Stage 2 is 74 per cent on gravel and 26 per cent on Tarmac and totals 6.17 kilometres. It’s located on the far southeast tip of Cyprus close to holiday resort of Ayia Napa and begins at 16h30.

With 12 stages run, Nasser Al-Attiyah is on course for his fifth Cyprus Rally win a margin of more than five minutes over Cypriot drivers Simos Galatariotis and Panikos Polykarpou, who are second and third respectively. Meanwhile, in the battle for top leg bonus points, double ERC champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz heads the list.

Alexey Lukyanuk’s impromptu alliance with Hugo Magalhães proved to be a big success when they won Rallye de Tierra de Astorga in Spain yesterday.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 podium finisher Karel Kupec is calling on the rallying community to help his brother Radomír’s ongoing recuperation from serious injuries sustained in a rally crash earlier this year.

Jari Huttunen, who will step up to the FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 category in 2018 after finishing runner-up in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship this season, has received yet more recognition.

Citroën’s all-new C3 R5 is set to be a contender for honours in 2018 when it will be eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship.

FIA ERC Under 27 Championship frontrunner Filip Mareš was praised after an impressive showing on Rallye du Var last month.

ERC features in new book

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A new book from McKlein, the respected photographic and publishing empire specialising in rallying, features a section on the FIA European Rally Championship.