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2015/07/17

From the 30th of July to the 1st of August don't miss the 2015 Madeira Wine Rally

From the 30th of July to the 1st of August, Madeira hosts the emblematic Madeira Wine Rally, the largest automobile event of the region and one of the most important races of the European Racing Championship.

The European Rally Championship is the oldest international competition organised by organised by FIA (the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile), and includes 10 events in 10 European countries. The Madeira Wine rally is one of the most important events in the championship and is the region’s biggest automobile event, attracting thousands of spectators to mountainous areas in search of a better place to watch the vehicles as they thunder by. 


The rally is named after one of the main products in Madeira, the liqueur wine that was already highly popular in European courts in the 18th century due to its unique aroma and flavour. 


This year, this sporting event will total 19 Special Trial Classifications (PEC), divided into two stages and seven sections, during which the participating drivers will test their skills among several stunning scenarios of the island, captivating thousands of people, including locals and tourists looking for the best place to watch this exciting race of the international automobile world.

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