2003 Cyprus Rally

The 2003 Cyprus Rally (formally the 31st Cyprus Rally) was the seventh round of the 2003 World Rally Championship. The race was held over three days between 20 June and 22 June 2003, and was based in Limassol, Cyprus. Subaru's Petter Solberg won the race, his 2nd win in the World Rally Championship.[1]

2003 Cyprus Rally
31st Cyprus Rally
Round 7 of the 2003 World Rally Championship season
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Host country Cyprus
Rally baseLimassol
Dates runJune 20, 2003 – June 22, 2003
Stages18 (341.05 km; 211.92 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Overall distance1,184.53 km (736.03 miles)
Results
Overall winnerNorway Petter Solberg
United Kingdom Phil Mills
Japan 555 Subaru World Rally Team
Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03
Crews51 at start, 17 at finish

BackgroundEdit

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Co-Driver Entrant Car Tyre
World Rally Championship manufacturer entries
1   Marcus Grönholm   Timo Rautiainen   Marlboro Peugeot Total Peugeot 206 WRC M
2   Richard Burns   Robert Reid   Marlboro Peugeot Total Peugeot 206 WRC M
3   Harri Rovanperä   Risto Pietiläinen   Marlboro Peugeot Total Peugeot 206 WRC M
4   Markko Märtin   Michael Park   Ford Motor Co. Ltd. Ford Focus RS WRC '03 M
5   François Duval   Stéphane Prévot   Ford Motor Co. Ltd. Ford Focus RS WRC '03 M
6   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen   Ford Motor Co. Ltd. Ford Focus RS WRC '02 M
7   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills   555 Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 P
8   Tommi Mäkinen   Kaj Lindström   555 Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 P
10   Armin Schwarz   Manfred Hiemer   Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai Accent WRC3 M
11   Freddy Loix   Sven Smeets   Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai Accent WRC3 M
12   Justin Dale   Andrew Bargery   Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai Accent WRC3 M
14   Didier Auriol   Denis Giraudet   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Octavia WRC Evo3 M
15   Toni Gardemeister   Paavo Lukander   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Octavia WRC Evo3 M
17   Colin McRae   Derek Ringer   Citroën Total WRT Citroën Xsara WRC M
18   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena   Citroën Total WRT Citroën Xsara WRC M
19   Carlos Sainz   Marc Martí   Citroën Total WRT Citroën Xsara WRC M
World Rally Championship entries
20   Gilles Panizzi   Hervé Panizzi   Bozian Racing Peugeot 206 WRC M
21   Antony Warmbold   Gemma Price   AW Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC '02 M
22   Juuso Pykälistö   Esko Mertsalmi   Bozian Racing Peugeot 206 WRC M
32   Alistair Ginley   Rory Kennedy   Alistair Ginley Ford Focus RS WRC '01
100   Andreas Tsouloftas   Panayiotis Shialos   Andreas Tsouloftas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
101   Giovanni Recordati   Freddy Delorme   Giovanni Recordati Toyota Corolla WRC
PWRC entries
51   Karamjit Singh   Allen Oh   Petronas EON Racing Team Proton Pert
52   Daniel Solà   Álex Romaní   Mauro Rally Tuning Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII P
53   Ramón Ferreyros   Javier Marín   Mauro Rally Tuning Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
54   Toshihiro Arai   Tony Sircombe   Subaru Production Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 P
55   Martin Rowe   Trevor Agnew   David Sutton Cars Ltd Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 P
57   Giovanni Manfrinato   Claudio Condotta   Top Run SRL Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII P
58   Marcos Ligato   Rubén Garcia   Top Run SRL Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII P
59   Stefano Marrini   Massimo Agostinelli   Top Run SRL Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
60   Niall McShea   Chris Patterson   Neil Allport Motorsports Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI M
61   Janusz Kulig   Dariusz Burkat   Mobil 1 Team Poland Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII M
64   Joakim Roman   Ingrid Mitakidou   Milbrooks World Rally Team Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V
65   Stig Blomqvist   Ana Goñi   David Sutton Cars Ltd Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10
69   Bob Colsoul   Tom Colsoul   Guy Colsoul Rallysport Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
70   Riccardo Errani   Stefano Casadio   Errani Team Group Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
71   Georgi Geradzhiev Jr.   Nikola Popov   Racing Team Bulgartabac Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
72   Constantin Aur   Adrian Berghea   Stohl Racing Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII
74   Fabio Frisiero   Giovanni Agnese   Motoring Club Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII
76   Patrick Richard   Mikael Johansson   Subaru Rally Team Canada Subaru Impreza WRX
77   Alfredo De Dominicis   Giovanni Bernacchini   Ralliart Italy Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
80   Ricardo Triviño   Jordi Barrabés   Triviño Racing Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII
Source:[2]

ItineraryEdit

Date Time No. Stage name Distance
Leg 1 — 99.84 km
20 June 08:48 SS1 Platres — Kato Amiantos 1 11.60 km
09:41 SS2 Lagoudera — Spilia 1 38.32 km
14:39 SS3 Platres — Kato Amiantos 2 11.60 km
15:32 SS4 Lagoudera — Spilia 2 38.32 km
Leg 2 — 158.35 km
21 June 07:43 SS5 Kourdali — Asinou 15.00 km
08:13 SS6 Asinou — Nikitari 25.61 km
09:13 SS7 Orkondas — Stavroulia 17.99 km
11:33 SS8 Akrounda — Apsiou 7.99 km
12:36 SS9 Foini — Koilinia 1 30.33 km
13:34 SS10 Galatareia — Nata 1 15.55 km
16:27 SS11 Foini — Koilinia 2 30.33 km
17:25 SS12 Galatareia — Nata 2 15.55 km
Leg 3 — 82.86 km
22 June 08:53 SS13 Vavatsinia — Mandra Kambiou 1 19.00 km
09:36 SS14 Macheras — Agioi Vavatsinias 1 12.94 km
10:19 SS15 Kellaki — Foinikaria 1 9.49 km
12:37 SS16 Vavatsinia — Mandra Kambiou 2 19.00 km
13:20 SS17 Macheras — Agioi Vavatsinias 2 12.94 km
14:03 SS18 Kellaki — Foinikaria 2 9.49 km

ResultsEdit

OverallEdit

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Time Difference Points
1 7   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills   555 Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 5:09:12.6 10
2 3   Harri Rovanperä   Risto Pietiläinen   Marlboro Peugeot Total Peugeot 206 WRC 5:13:26.6 +4:14.0 8
3 18   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena   Citroën Total WRT Citroën Xsara WRC 5:13:29.4 +4:16.8 6
4 17   Colin McRae   Derek Ringer   Citroën Total WRT Citroën Xsara WRC 5:13:57.9 +4:45.3 5
5 19   Carlos Sainz   Marc Martí   Citroën Total WRT Citroën Xsara WRC 5:14:54.8 +5:42.2 4
6 6   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen   Ford Motor Co. Ltd. Ford Focus RS WRC '02 5:18:11.3 +8:58.7 3
7 10   Armin Schwarz   Manfred Hiemer   Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai Accent WRC3 5:22:41.6 +13:29.0 2
8 32   Alistair Ginley   Rory Kennedy   Alistair Ginley Ford Focus RS WRC '01 5:33:09.9 +23:57.3 1

World Rally CarsEdit

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class
1 1 7   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills   555 Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 5:09:12.6 10
2 2 3   Harri Rovanperä   Risto Pietiläinen   Marlboro Peugeot Total Peugeot 206 WRC 5:13:26.6 +4:14.0 8
3 3 18   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena   Citroën Total WRT Citroën Xsara WRC 5:13:29.4 +4:16.8 6
4 4 17   Colin McRae   Derek Ringer   Citroën Total WRT Citroën Xsara WRC 5:13:57.9 +4:45.3 5
5 5 19   Carlos Sainz   Marc Martí   Citroën Total WRT Citroën Xsara WRC 5:14:54.8 +5:42.2 4
6 6 6   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen   Ford Motor Co. Ltd. Ford Focus RS WRC '02 5:18:11.3 +8:58.7 3
7 7 10   Armin Schwarz   Manfred Hiemer   Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai Accent WRC3 5:22:41.6 +13:29.0 2
Retired SS11 2   Richard Burns   Robert Reid   Marlboro Peugeot Total Peugeot 206 WRC Engine 0
Retired SS11 8   Tommi Mäkinen   Kaj Lindström   555 Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 Over time limit 0
Retired SS11 14   Didier Auriol   Denis Giraudet   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Octavia WRC Evo3 Alternator 0
Retired SS9 15   Toni Gardemeister   Paavo Lukander   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Octavia WRC Evo3 Accident 0
Retired SS6 1   Marcus Grönholm   Timo Rautiainen   Marlboro Peugeot Total Peugeot 206 WRC Propshaft 0
Retired SS6 11   Freddy Loix   Sven Smeets   Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai Accent WRC3 Engine 0
Retired SS5 4   Markko Märtin   Michael Park   Ford Motor Co. Ltd. Ford Focus RS WRC '03 Oil pressure 0
Retired SS5 5   François Duval   Stéphane Prévot   Ford Motor Co. Ltd. Ford Focus RS WRC '03 Oil pressure 0
Retired SS3 12   Justin Dale   Andrew Bargery   Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai Accent WRC3 Engine 0

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Stage name Length Winner Car Time Class leaders
Leg 1 (20 June) SS1 Platres — Kato Amiantos 1 11.60 km   Harri Rovanperä Peugeot 206 WRC 9:27.1   Harri Rovanperä
SS2 Lagoudera — Spilia 1 38.32 km   Harri Rovanperä Peugeot 206 WRC 35:18.4
SS3 Platres — Kato Amiantos 2 11.60 km   Harri Rovanperä Peugeot 206 WRC 9:12.4
SS4 Lagoudera — Spilia 2 38.32 km   Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 206 WRC 34:30.3   Marcus Grönholm
Leg 2 (21 June) SS5 Kourdali — Asinou 15.00 km   Tommi Mäkinen Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 15:48.5   Petter Solberg
SS6 Asinou — Nikitari 25.61 km   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 26:28.3
SS7 Orkondas — Stavroulia 17.99 km   Tommi Mäkinen Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 19:02.7
SS8 Akrounda — Apsiou 7.99 km   Tommi Mäkinen Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 8:01.4
SS9 Foini — Koilinia 1 30.33 km   Harri Rovanperä Peugeot 206 WRC 27:23.4
SS10 Galatareia — Nata 1 15.55 km   Tommi Mäkinen Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 11:14.7
SS11 Foini — Koilinia 2 30.33 km   Harri Rovanperä Peugeot 206 WRC 26:54.4
SS12 Galatareia — Nata 2 15.55 km   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 10:58.6
Leg 3 (22 June) SS13 Vavatsinia — Mandra Kambiou 1 19.00 km   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 17:00.3
SS14 Macheras — Agioi Vavatsinias 1 12.94 km   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 11:26.5
SS15 Kellaki — Foinikaria 1 9.49 km   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 8:29.2
SS16 Vavatsinia — Mandra Kambiou 2 19.00 km   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 16:45.3
SS17 Macheras — Agioi Vavatsinias 2 12.94 km   Carlos Sainz Citroën Xsara WRC 11:32.8
SS18 Kellaki — Foinikaria 2 9.49 km   Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza S9 WRC '03 8:28.7

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Manufacturers' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Manufacturer Points
1     Richard Burns 37     Robert Reid 37     Marlboro Peugeot Total 81
2     Carlos Sainz 36     Marc Martí 36     Citroën Total WRT 73
3     Marcus Grönholm 30     Timo Rautiainen 30   1   555 Subaru World Rally Team 47
4   1   Petter Solberg 29   1   Phil Mills 29   1   Ford Motor Co. Ltd. 43
5   2   Sébastien Loeb 23   2   Daniel Elena 23     Škoda Motorsport 20

Production World Rally ChampionshipEdit

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class
9 1 54   Toshihiro Arai   Tony Sircombe   Subaru Production Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 5:39:13.7 10
10 2 55   Martin Rowe   Trevor Agnew   David Sutton Cars Ltd Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 5:42:56.7 +3:43.0 8
11 3 65   Stig Blomqvist   Ana Goñi   David Sutton Cars Ltd Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 5:45:30.1 +6:16.4 6
12 4 58   Marcos Ligato   Rubén Garcia   Top Run SRL Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 6:00:26.8 +21:13.1 5
14 5 69   Bob Colsoul   Tom Colsoul   Guy Colsoul Rallysport Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 6:10:50.7 +31:37.0 4
17 6 70   Riccardo Errani   Stefano Casadio   Errani Team Group Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 6:46:12.8 +1:06:59.1 3
Retired SS13 61   Janusz Kulig   Dariusz Burkat   Mobil 1 Team Poland Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII Accident 0
Retired SS11 71   Georgi Geradzhiev Jr.   Nikola Popov   Racing Team Bulgartabac Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Electronics 0
Retired SS9 51   Karamjit Singh   Allen Oh   Petronas EON Racing Team Proton Pert Mechanical 0
Retired SS9 52   Daniel Solà   Álex Romaní   Mauro Rally Tuning Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII Mechanical 0
Retired SS9 72   Constantin Aur   Adrian Berghea   Stohl Racing Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII Mechanical 0
Retired SS9 80   Ricardo Triviño   Jordi Barrabés   Triviño Racing Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII Mechanical 0
Retired SS8 74   Fabio Frisiero   Giovanni Agnese   Motoring Club Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII Mechanical 0
Retired SS6 60   Niall McShea   Chris Patterson   Neil Allport Motorsports Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Mechanical 0
Retired SS6 64   Joakim Roman   Ingrid Mitakidou   Milbrooks World Rally Team Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V Accident 0
Retired SS3 53   Ramón Ferreyros   Javier Marín   Mauro Rally Tuning Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Mechanical 0
Retired SS2 57   Giovanni Manfrinato   Claudio Condotta   Top Run SRL Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII Mechanical 0
Retired SS2 76   Patrick Richard   Mikael Johansson   Subaru Rally Team Canada Subaru Impreza WRX Mechanical 0
Retired SS2 77   Alfredo De Dominicis   Giovanni Bernacchini   Ralliart Italy Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Mechanical 0
Retired SS1 59   Stefano Marrini   Massimo Agostinelli   Top Run SRL Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Mechanical 0

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Stage name Length Winner Car Time Class leaders
Leg 1 (20 June) SS1 Platres — Kato Amiantos 1 11.60 km   Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 9:58.0   Toshihiro Arai
SS2 Lagoudera — Spilia 1 38.32 km   Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 38:11.4
SS3 Platres — Kato Amiantos 2 11.60 km   Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 9:51.7
SS4 Lagoudera — Spilia 2 38.32 km   Janusz Kulig Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 39:13.7
Leg 2 (21 June) SS5 Kourdali — Asinou 15.00 km   Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 17:13.1
SS6 Asinou — Nikitari 25.61 km   Daniel Solà Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 28:30.3
SS7 Orkondas — Stavroulia 17.99 km   Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 20:33.4
SS8 Akrounda — Apsiou 7.99 km   Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 8:32.7
SS9 Foini — Koilinia 1 30.33 km   Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 29:36.7
SS10 Galatareia — Nata 1 15.55 km   Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 12:30.3
SS11 Foini — Koilinia 2 30.33 km   Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 29:25.2
SS12 Galatareia — Nata 2 15.55 km   Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 12:27.2
Leg 3 (22 June) SS13 Vavatsinia — Mandra Kambiou 1 19.00 km   Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 18:18.5
SS14 Macheras — Agioi Vavatsinias 1 12.94 km   Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 12:36.7
SS15 Kellaki — Foinikaria 1 9.49 km   Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 9:11.7
SS16 Vavatsinia — Mandra Kambiou 2 19.00 km   Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 18:30.6
SS17 Macheras — Agioi Vavatsinias 2 12.94 km   Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 12:50.3
SS18 Kellaki — Foinikaria 2 9.49 km   Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI N10 9:08.1

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships
Move Driver Points
1     Toshihiro Arai 30
2   2   Martin Rowe 19
3     Stig Blomqvist 17
4   2   Karamjit Singh 17
5     Marcos Ligato 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rally Cyprus". juwra.com. Independent WRC archive. Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  2. ^ "Cyprus Rally 2003 Entry List". Retrieved 11 November 2021.

External linksEdit