Action day! In the morning we went to the mountains (Kato Platres area) to watch the first of two planned rally stages (SS9). Nice place, but we didn’t have the best spot – crowded. Cars were coming fast straight downhill, where they had a 180 degrees turn right then a short and fast downhill again, where they turned about 120 degrees left and went through a small river. Stage description was boasting a bridge, but none could be seen. Subaru looked best of all with Solberg almost overturning the car. There was also a change from tarmac to gravel on that 180 degree turn. Anyway, we’ve watched most of the cars. There were few Finnish spectators with the flag and everything, so we joined them and had some beer together. Nice people.
After this stage we went up to Platres to have some food in Psilo Dentro, which is a nice restaraunt with the Trout Farm. I had a pork chop as usual, though.
Filled and refilled we went down to the highway and drove to Paphos fast to see the second planned stage (SS12). This was marvelous! Fast track along the almost dried river with water crossing in three places. Lots of stones on the road. After a somewhat longish walk we were standing in about 10 meters from the water, which was frequently speed crossed by rally cars. Again, Subaru was the most impressive here! Hyndai cars were looking not bad, also.
On the way back, we watched one crazy spectator driving and jumping around and killing his Renegade jeep. He managed to destroy the car effectively and quickly. Idiots are everywhere…