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IRC FxPro Cyprus Rally 2011

Posted by Mike On December - 11 - 2010

Cyprus Rally 2010: Special Stage 5 (Kalavassos 2) at the deserted village of Parsata. Car no. 7, a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX crewed by R. Kresta and P. Gross, 5 November 2010

Just announced!  The Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) has just announced the dates for the 2011 FxPro Cyprus Rally 2011.

Get these dates in your diary now – 3 to 5 November 2011.

FxPro Cyprus Rally 2010 – SS13 – Foini 2

Posted by admin On November - 10 - 2010
Cyprus Rally 2010: Special Stage 13 (Foini 2) at Kelefos Bridge near Agios Nikolaos. Car no. 37, a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX crewed by Y. Yiangou and L. Christophi, 6 November 2010

Cyprus Rally 2010: Special Stage 13 (Foini 2) at Kelefos Bridge near Agios Nikolaos. Car no. 37, a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX crewed by Y. Yiangou and L. Christophi, 6 November 2010

After the fun of the morning’s action, deciding what to do with the afternoon wasn’t so easy.

I didn’t want to risk the long hike back to SS14 for tarmac shots.  SS16 didn’t start until about half an hour before sunset, so that only left SS15.

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FxPro Cyprus Rally 2010 – SS11 – Galataria 1

Posted by Mike On November - 10 - 2010
Cyprus Rally 2010: Special Stage 11 (Galataria 1) near Panayia tou Sindi. Car no. 5, a Skoda Fabia S2000 crewed by R. Feghali and J. Matar, 6 November 2010

Cyprus Rally 2010: Special Stage 11 (Galataria 1) near Panayia tou Sindi. Car no. 5, a Skoda Fabia S2000 crewed by R. Feghali and J. Matar, 6 November 2010

The second day of the Cyprus Rally 2010 didn’t start well for me.

My plan was to go to the day’s first stage – SS9 Alassa 1 – but it didn’t work out that way.

Sure I got there, but it wasn’t for me.  I went to the village of Agios Therapon.  After the lack of crowds the day before, I wasn’t prepared for the throng I found. 

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FxPro Cyprus Rally 2010 – SS7 – Agioi Vavatsinias 2

Posted by Mike On November - 8 - 2010
Cyprus Rally 2010: Special Stage 7 (Agioi Vavatsinias 2) at Vavatsinia. Car no. 22, a Subaru Impreza N15 crewed by A. Al-Kuwari and S. Prevot, 5 November 2010

Cyprus Rally 2010: Special Stage 7 (Agioi Vavatsinias 2) at Vavatsinia. Car no. 22, a Subaru Impreza N15 crewed by A. Al-Kuwari and S. Prevot, 5 November 2010

I really wanted to pack one more special stage of the Cyprus Rally 2010 into the day, so after my tarmac experience with the first pass of the Agioi Vavatsinias stage, I studied the map carefully to find another way in for its afternoon re-run.

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FxPro Cyprus Rally 2010 – SS5 – Kalavassos 2

Posted by Mike On November - 8 - 2010
Cyprus Rally 2010: Special Stage 5 (Kalavassos 2) at the deserted village of Parsata. Car no. 17, a Ford Fiesta crewed by H. Hunt and S. Marshall, 5 November 2010

Cyprus Rally 2010: Special Stage 5 (Kalavassos 2) at the deserted village of Parsata. Car no. 17, a Ford Fiesta crewed by H. Hunt and S. Marshall, 5 November 2010

For the afternoon’s three special stages of the first day of the Cyprus Rally 2010 I tried to find different positions to get variety into my pictures.

The first afternoon stage – SS5 Kalavassos 2 – yielded a brilliant position. And it fell right into my lap.

I was driving the main road parallel to the stage when I spotted three 4x4s driven by locals heading off down a non-descript looking track. On a hunch, I followed them…

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FxPro Cyprus Rally 2010 – SS4 – Agioi Vavatsinias 1

Posted by admin On November - 8 - 2010
Cyprus Rally 2010: Special Stage 4 (Agioi Vavatsinias 1). Car no. 22, a Subaru Impreza N15 crewed by A. Al-Kuwari and S. Prevot, 5 November 2010

Cyprus Rally 2010: Special Stage 4 (Agioi Vavatsinias 1). Car no. 22, a Subaru Impreza N15 crewed by A. Al-Kuwari and S. Prevot, 5 November 2010

After watching the majority of the cars pass through SS2 – Kalavassos 1 I headed up further into the hills to watch SS4 – Agioi Vavatsinias 1 – 17.31 km of winding mountain track.

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