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Sun October 9, 2016

Lukyanuk wins ERC Cyprus finale IRC Lukyanuk wins ERC Cyprus finale Alexey Lukyanuk produced a perfect conclusion to the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship, taking victory on the CNP ASFALISTIKI Cyprus Rally and also winning the Love Cyprus Golden Stage to earn a total of 32,000 euros in prize money. Lukyanuk absolutely mastered the mixed-su...

Pirelli triumphs in Cyprus IRC Pirelli triumphs in Cyprus The Cyprus Rally, the final round of the FIA European Rally Championship, finished with three out of the top four drivers - including the winner Alexey Lukyanuk, in a Ford Fiesta R5 - running on Pirelli tyres. A particularly significant result was the second place overall secu...

IRC ERC Cyprus post event press conference

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IRC CY SS14 - end @ 11:53 AM - 86% Gravel, 14% Asphalt. Lukyanuk won 11 of 13 stages this weekend including this Golden Stage with the price money. Sirmacis is 2nd in the stage and Griebel 2nd in the rally. Final results (after SS13)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 2h06m55s9;
2nd= Griebel/Winklhofer, Skoda, +2m12s2;
3rd= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +2m56s;
4th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +6m20s2;
5th= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +7m13s2;
6th= Chips/Chrysostomou, Mitsubishi, +9m13s1;
7th= Zenonos/Christofi, Mitsubishi, +9m23s4;
8th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +12m31s8;
9th= Posedias/Erikson, Mitsubishi, +14m23s3;
10th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +15m25s6

IRC CY SS13 - cancelled @ 11:49 AM - SS13, Golden Stage cancelled on safety reasons.

IRC CY SS11 @ 06:59 AM - 64% Asphalt, 36% Gravel. Day3 starts quite calm as drivers seem to concentrate on the Golden Stage. Results after SS11:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 1h45m16s9;
2nd= Griebel/Winklhofer, Skoda, +1m42s4;
3rd= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +2m29s9;
4th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +4m45s4;
5th= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +4m55s8;
6th= Chips/Chrysostomou, Mitsubishi, +7m22s2;
7th= Zenonos/Christofi, Mitsubishi, +7m32s1;
8th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +10m00s2;
9th= Posedias/Erikson, Mitsubishi, +11m55s5;
10th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +12m45s1

Sat October 8, 2016

Cyprus day2, Lukyanuk with good lead IRC Cyprus day2, Lukyanuk with good lead Alexey Lukyanuk leads the CNP ASFALISTIKI Cyprus Rally into the final day of the FIA European Rally Championship season, while ERC Junior champion Marijan Griebel is a superb second having had an amazing battle with two other graduates of the category. Lukyanuk flew into a health...

Cyprus day1, Lukyanuk in front IRC Cyprus day1, Lukyanuk in front Alexey Lukyanuk has made a flying start to the final round of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship on the opening two stages in darkness on the CNP ASFALISTIKI Cyprus Rally, pursued by two young stars fresh from the ERC Junior Championship. ...

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IRC CY SS10 - day2 @ 03:04 PM - 77% Asphalt, 23% Gravel. Superspecial with sections in UN neutral zone between Greece & Turkey. Athanassoulas has not started the stage and Botka in troubles with smoke. Results after day2 (SS10):
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 1h39m00s3;
2nd= Griebel/Winklhofer, Skoda, +1m35s5;
3rd= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +2m17s1;
4th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +4m27s7;
5th= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +4m35s1;
6th= Chips/Chrysostomou, Mitsubishi, +6m46s7;
7th= Zenonos/Christofi, Mitsubishi, +7m00s9;
8th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +9m24s2;
9th= Posedias/Erikson, Mitsubishi, +11m15s1;
10th= Antoniou/Pieri, Mitsubishi, +12m06s8

IRC CY SS9 @ 12:25 AM - 66% Gravel, 34% Asphalt. Lukyanuk in control. But Athanassoulas has another puncture and reports "It doesn't matter, every stage another problem, there is no result for us anyway". Results after SS9:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 1h33m51s6;
2nd= Griebel/Winklhofer, Skoda, +1m28s5;
3rd= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +2m12s4;
4th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +4m01s6;
5th= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +4m10s1;
6th= Athanassoulas/Kouzionis, Ford, +5m30s8;
7th= Chips/Chrysostomou, Mitsubishi, +6m15s;
8th= Zenonos/Christofi, Mitsubishi, +6m32s2;
9th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +8m53s9;
10th= Posedias/Erikson, Mitsubishi, +10m46s4

IRC CY SS8 @ 11:33 AM - 86% Asphalt, 14% Gravel. Very technical and long stage. Lukyanuk in control, Griebel takes time back from Sirmacis. Results after SS8:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 1h25m23s9;
2nd= Griebel/Winklhofer, Skoda, +1m17s4;
3rd= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +1m57s4;
4th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +3m38s5;
5th= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +3m40s3;
6th= Athanassoulas/Kouzionis, Ford, +4m49s3;
7th= Chips/Chrysostomou, Mitsubishi, +5m42s;
8th= Zenonos/Christofi, Mitsubishi, +5m59s8;
9th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +7m56s9;
10th= Posedias/Erikson, Mitsubishi, +9m52s6

IRC CY SS7 @ 11:05 AM - 100% Gravel. Repeat of the very fast 1st stage of the day. Lukyanuk wins stage and Sirmacis claws a little time back on Griebel. Botka climbs to 4th and Athanassoulas to 6th. Results after SS7:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 1h09m15s1;
2nd= Griebel/Winklhofer, Skoda, +1m15s6;
3rd= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +1m44s6;
4th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +3m04s8;
5th= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +3m06s7;
6th= Athanassoulas/Kouzionis, Ford, +4m19s7;
7th= Chips/Chrysostomou, Mitsubishi, +4m38s8;
8th= Zenonos/Christofi, Mitsubishi, +4m59s4;
9th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +6m33s1;
10th= Posedias/Erikson, Mitsubishi, +8m08s9

IRC CY SS6 @ 09:07 AM - 66% Gravel, 34% Asphalt. Action packed stage. Spin for Lukyanuk, but 2nd placed Gryazin retires with an off. Athanassoulas delayed with puncture. And Galatariotis has a badly damaged suspension and won't continue even he ends this stage 7th. Results after SS6:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 1h01m48s4;
2nd= Griebel/Winklhofer, Skoda, +1m04s3;
3rd= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +1m37s4;
4th= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +2m28s2;
5th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +2m28s7;
6th= Chips/Chrysostomou, Mitsubishi, +3m51s9;
7th= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +3m52s7;
8th= Athanassoulas/Kouzionis, Ford, +3m53s4;
9th= Zenonos/Christofi, Mitsubishi, +4m18s3;
10th= Savva/Papandreou, Mitsubishi, +5m36s

IRC CY SS5 @ 07:56 AM - 86% Asphalt, 14% Gravel. Longest stage of the day and most of it on Asphalt! When WRC drivers would complain about driving asphalt with gravel tyres, most drivers here called it the best stage! Results after SS5:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 52m57s9;
2nd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +50s7;
3rd= Griebel/Winklhofer, Skoda, +56s5;
4th= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +1m40s9;
5th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +2m14s3;
6th= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +2m29s7;
7th= Athanassoulas/Kouzionis, Ford, +2m48s6;
8th= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +2m54s9;
9th= Chips/Chrysostomou, Mitsubishi, +3m35s2;
10th= Zenonos/Christofi, Mitsubishi, +4m03s3

IRC CY SS4 @ 07:10 AM - 100% Gravel but much twistier than last stage. And Lukyanuk really dominates the stage. Botka moves up places. Athanassoulas has water pressure problems. Results after SS4:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 36m55s3;
2nd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +39s5;
3rd= Griebel/Winklhofer, Skoda, +45s8;
4th= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +1m24s3;
5th= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +1m54s7;
6th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +1m57s1;
7th= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +2m09s8;
8th= Athanassoulas/Kouzionis, Ford, +2m30s2;
9th= Chips/Chrysostomou, Mitsubishi, +2m42s7;
10th= Zenonos/Christofi, Mitsubishi, +3m07s1

IRC CY SS3 @ 06:23 AM - 100% Gravel. Now Sirmacis can see where he is going, he wins this stage, but just 0.1s from Lukyanuk. Lukyanuk in turn says he has tyres more suited to the twistier stages as at over 100km/h average this is a very unusual stage for Cyprus. Results after SS3:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 27m10s8;
2nd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +29s4;
3rd= Griebel/Winklhofer, Skoda, +32s9;
4th= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +1m08s5;
5th= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +1m18s2;
6th= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +1m20s7;
7th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +1m22s9;
8th= Athanassoulas/Kouzionis, Ford, +1m55s3;
9th= Chips/Chrysostomou, Mitsubishi, +1m56s7;
10th= Zenonos/Christofi, Mitsubishi, +2m11s9

Fri October 7, 2016

NEWS JUST IN

IRC CY SS2 - day1 @ 07:17 PM - 71% Gravel, 29% Asphalt. Main MERC contender Al Suwaidi retired in this stage. Sirmacis still complains that he is unable to drive in the dark. Griebel has an overshot. Timotheous and Polykarpou retire before stage with punctures. Results after day1 (SS2):
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 19m30s4;
2nd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +28s3;
3rd= Griebel/Winklhofer, Skoda, +30s1;
4th= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +53s4;
5th= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +55s3;
6th= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +1m08s6;
7th= Athanassoulas/Kouzionis, Ford, +1m11s3;
8th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +1m12s9;
9th= Chips/Chrysostomou, Mitsubishi, +1m28s4;
10th= Zenonos/Christofi, Mitsubishi, +1m38s9

IRC CY SS1 @ 06:14 PM - 64% Asphalt, 36% Gravel. Puncture for Timotheou. Stage win for Lukyanuk with Griebel a strong 2nd. Sirmacis slow saying he doesn't like driving in the dark. Results after SS1:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 6m29s9;
2nd= Griebel/Winklhofer, Skoda, +4s;
3rd= Demosthenous/Laos, Mitsubishi, +9s8;
4th= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +11s2;
5th= Galatariotis/Ioannou, Mitsubishi, +18s1;
6th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +19s7;
7th= Sirmacis/Simins, Skoda, +25s5;
8th= Athanassoulas/Kouzionis, Ford, +25s6;
9th= Chips/Chrysostomou, Mitsubishi, +31s3;
10th= Al Suwaidi/Clarke, Ford, +35s2

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