Instead of running from 2-3 November, the mixed-surface event will take place in Pafos from 2-4 November. After the ceremonial start in the host town on the evening of Friday 2 November, the competitive action will be contained over two days of tough competition from 08:30hrs local time on Saturday 3 November. The first car is due to cross the finishing ramp in Pafos at 16:23hrs on Sunday 4 November.
The event, part of the IRC family since 2010, is the only round of the series to feature a substantial proportion of asphalt and gravel stages. Last year it was the setting of the thrilling five-way fight for the IRC drivers’ crown, won eventually by ŠKODA UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen.