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Sun June 18, 2017

ERC Cyprus press conference IRC ERC Cyprus press conference FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 4 of 8 Cyprus Rally, 16-18 June Present: - Nasser Al-Attiyah/Matthieu Baumel, first position - Simos Galatariotis/Antonis Ioannou, second position - Panikos Polykarpou/Gerald Winter, third position ...

Al Attiyah wins brutal Cyprus Rally IRC Al Attiyah wins brutal Cyprus Rally FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 4 of 8 Cyprus Rally: Leg two report, 18 June *Fifth triumph puts Al-Attiyah ahead of Sébastien Loeb on all-time list of winners *Golden Stage glory – and share of 24,000 euros prize fund – completes dream weekend *Demosthenous and...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC CY SS14 - End @ 03:23 PM - 74% gravel, 26% asphalt and 2nd part of the Golden Stages. This time more hilly and through a forst before ending at the see front. Kajto wins stage but misses out on the combined Golden Stages prize money to Al Attiyah by 0.3s. Final results (after SS14)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 2h31m44s3;
2nd= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +6m12s;
3rd= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +6m19s5;
4th= Demostenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +7m40s4;
5th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +8m22s3;
6th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +9m36s5;
7th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +9m55s1;
8th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +10m32s1;
9th= Tsouloftas/Elia, Citroen, +12m03s2;
10th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +12m37s4

IRC CY SS13 @ 02:35 PM - 100% gravel, first of the pair of Golden Stages for prize money narrowly won by Al Attiyah. Tsouloftas moves up a place. Results after SS13:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 2h26m56s5;
2nd= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +5m42s9;
3rd= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +5m57s1;
4th= Demostenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +7m05s1;
5th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +7m54s3;
6th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +9m03s7;
7th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +9m31s9;
8th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +10m07s8;
9th= Tsouloftas/Elia, Citroen, +11m52s4;
10th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +12m08s9

IRC CY SS12 @ 11:59 AM - 81% gravel, 19% asphalt, repeat of SS10. Results after SS12:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 2h23m53s6;
2nd= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +5m25s1;
3rd= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +5m35s3;
4th= Demostenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +6m40s1;
5th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +7m32s4;
6th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +8m40s1;
7th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +9m11s4;
8th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +9m51s5;
9th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +11m39s7;
10th= Tsouloftas/Elia, Citroen, +11m45s7

IRC CY SS11 @ 11:18 AM - 81% gravel, 19% asphalt, repeat of SS9. Results after SS11:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 2h07m44s2;
2nd= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +5m06s2;
3rd= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +5m20s;
4th= Demostenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +6m02s3;
5th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +6m44s9;
6th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +7m42s8;
7th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +8m23s;
8th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +9m00s1;
9th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +10m39s;
10th= Tsouloftas/Elia, Citroen, +11m23s8

IRC CY SS10 @ 11:08 AM - 82% gravel, 18% asphalt, two punctures for Tsouloftas, dropping from 2nd to 12th. Results after SS10:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 1h54m55s9;
2nd= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +4m43s5;
3rd= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +4m50s2;
4th= Demostenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +5m25s8;
5th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +6m13s5;
6th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +6m44s3;
7th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +6m58s;
8th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +7m22s6;
9th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +8m11s7;
10th= Philippou/Demetriou, Subaru, +10m35s8

IRC CY SS9 @ 10:50 AM - 81% gravel, 19% asphalt, Magalhaes did not restart, everyone else going careful. Results after SS9:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 1h38m39s7;
2nd= Tsouloftas/Elias, Citroen, +3m44s5;
3rd= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +4m20s6;
4th= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +4m31s;
5th= Demostenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +4m38s5;
6th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +5m32s9;
7th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +6m14s4;
8th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +6m15s7;
9th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +6m33s;
10th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +7m22s2

Sat June 17, 2017

NEWS JUST IN

IRC CY SS8 - Day1 @ 03:37 PM - 2nd run of the UN buffer zone superspacial. Short stage with no driver left to report about. Results after day1 (SS8):
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 1h25m53s8;
2nd= Tsouloftas/Elias, Citroen, +3m19s;
3rd= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +3m40s2;
4th= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +3m48s8;
5th= Demostenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +3m57s8;
6th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +4m41s8;
7th= Savva/Papandreouou, Mitsubishi, +5m32s;
8th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +5m38s;
9th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +5m40s;
10th= Posedias/Alexandrou, Mitsubishi, +6m11s1

IRC CY SS7 @ 03:04 PM - 100% gravel, Al Attiyah with a lead of over 3min despite puncture. Well pointless event, really with so many drivers in problems. I.e. completely unknown Galatariotis in a group N car moved from 20th to 5th place in 2 stages. That is ERC? Serious competition? Got talent, prove it? Looking forward to Ypres!!!! Results after SS7:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 1h22m23s4;
2nd= Tsouloftas/Elias, Citroen, +3m04s9;
3rd= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +3m27s6;
4th= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +3m40s8;
5th= Demostenous/Loas, Mitsubishi, +3m47s2;
6th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +4m35s9;
7th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +5m08s8;
8th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +5m17s2;
9th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +5m30s;
10th= Posedias/Alexandrou, Mitsubishi, +5m39s4

IRC CY SS6 - Even bigger dramas @ 02:17 PM - 79% gravel, 21% asphalt. If you thought last stage was bad, now we have Kajto out from 2nd crash, Magalhaes out from 3rd broken suspension, Tomotheou out from 4th, Bostanci out too, by the way course car 0 retired too! What a farce this event is! Results after SS6:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 1h12m10s4;
2nd= Tsouloftas/Elias, Citroen, +2m44s8;
3rd= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +3m30s3;
4th= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +3m41s1;
5th= Demostenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +3m36s4;
6th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +4m21s4;
7th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +4m54s8;
8th= Panteli/Christodoulou, Mitsubishi, +4m56s3;
9th= Posedias/Alexandrou, Mitsubishi, +4m56s5;
10th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +5m07s2

IRC CY SS5 - Stage of retirements @ 12:22 AM - 75& gravel, 25% asphalt. Repeat of SS1 seems very rough. Tlustak from 7th has a broken steering, Gryazin from 3rd retired with a broken radiator and Tsouloftas in 4th has a puncture. Results after SS5:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 56m04s6;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +31s;
3rd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +1m41s8;
4th= Timotheou/Chrysostomou, Skoda, +1m54s8;
5th= Tsouloftas/Elias, Citroen, +2m35s1;
6th= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +2m58s8;
7th= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +3m23s7;
8th= Demostenous/Loas, Mitsubishi, +3m24s3;
9th= Posedias/Alexandrou, Mitsubishi, +3m31s8;
10th= von T&T/Degandt, Skoda, +3m40s2

IRC CY SS4 @ 09:58 AM - 100% asphalt. Street stage in the UN buffer zone. Tsouloftas is stuck in 2nd gear, otherwise calm stage. Results after SS4:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 43m27s9;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +16s7;
3rd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +19s1;
4th= Tsouloftas/Elia, Citroen, +1m16s3;
5th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +1m17s;
6th= Timotheou/Chrysostomou, Skoda, +1m18s1;
7th= Tlustak/Vyberal, Skoda, +1m54s3;
8th= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +1m57s4;
9th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +2m04s9;
10th= Posedias/Alexandrou, Mitsubishi, +2m21s3

IRC CY SS3 @ 08:30 AM - 100% gravel. Quite a mess really, the starting order is completely mixed up since the SS2 blockage and Kajto and even more Magalhaes suffer bad as a result for none of their fault. Al Attiyah wins stage and leads for now. Results after SS3:
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 39m56s2;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +15s1;
3rd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +17s8;
4th= Tsouloftas/Elia, Citroen, +55s5;
5th= Timotheou/Chrysostomou, Skoda, +1m04s7;
6th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +1m13s2;
7th= Tlustak/Vyberal, Skoda, +1m38s9;
8th= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +1m45s3;
9th= Denktas/Dervis, Ford, +1m50s6;
10th= Posedias/Alexandrou, Mitsubishi, +2m04s3

IRC CY SS2 - Stage cancelled @ 07:17 AM - SS2 has been cancelled as car #16 (running 4th on the road) has retired with a mechanical issue and is blocking the road with already a few other cars stuck behind the blockage. Overall results are as off SS1.

IRC CY SS1 @ 06:37 AM - 75% gravel, 25% asphalt. Gryazin leads 0.1s from Al Attiyah. Magalhaes very angry, lost a lot of time driving in the dust of Bostanci, who had a puncture. Maybe Magalhaes' time will be corrected later. Results after SS1:
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 12m46s2;
2nd= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, +0s1;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +10s1;
4th= Tsouloftas/Elia, Citroen, +20s9;
5th= Timotheou/Chrysostomou, Skoda, +27s3;
6th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +38s2;
7th= Tlustak/Vyberal, Skoda, +45s7;
8th= Polykarpou/Winter, Mitsubishi, +59s4;
9th= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +1m01s5;
10th= Posedias/Alexandrou, Mitsubishi, +1m04s7

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