The 54th Azores Rallye edition took place between March 21st and 23rd, and was opening another season of the FIA European Rally Championship, the Azorean Rally Championship and the second round of the Portuguese Rally Championship.
Based on the mid-Atlantic archipelago’s largest island of São Miguel, the rally celebrated its half-century in 2015 and remains one of the most spectacular events on the international calendar. Stages criss-cross breath-taking scenery and lush countryside, and are characterized by their sandy surface and narrow and undulating nature. And because the timed tests are often no wider than the width of a car, there is simply no margin for error, particularly on the Sete Cidades test along the rim of a volcanic crater lake. Changeable weather is also a factor with conditions switching from sunshine to showers and fog patches.
Bellow our photo report from leg one of the competition – Coroa da Mata, Sao Miguel
Photo Report – Coroa da Mata, Sao Miguel, Azores