Rally Sprint ‘The Walls of the Famagusta’ – Directions

hendekNorth Cyprus Touring and Automobile Association is going to organize the 3rd event of the North Cyprus Rally Championship as ‘ Hendek Rally Sprint ‘ in the Old City of Famagusta. It is the most historical special stage of North Cyprus and after 10 years the rally drivers are going to use it again. The rally has 2 stages to go with each 3 laps inside the walls. The Rally is starting at 11:00 o’clock on 19th of June 2016, this sunday.






Map of the Stage



Here is the Entry List of The Rally Sprint


1-Yusuf Cambaz-Canben Özpaşa M. Evo 6 Gr A8

2-Rauf Denktaş-Derviş Savarona Ford Fiesta S2000 Gr A8

3-Mehmet Yücel-Orhan Kürşad M. Evo 6 Gr A8

4-Bora Manyera-Deniz Fahri Ford Fiesta R2 Gr A6

5-Aktan Pala-Alkan Pala Citröen Saxo Gr A6

6-Hasan Uzun- Enver Algun M. Evo 6 Gr N

7-Fikri Macila-Mehmet Mişon M. Evo 9 Gr A8

8-İbrahim Y. Argün – Serdar Kumru Suzuki Swift Gr A6

9-Özgür Turan – Mustafa Zaim Fiat Palio Gr A6

10-Ahmet Aksoy-Enver E. Özbeşer Fiat Palio Gr A6

11-Sadık Bilgimer-Ahmet Buzlukçuoğlu M. Evo 4 Gr A8

12-Ömer Yıldız-Mustafa Yücener M. Evo 9 Gr N

13-Mustafa Bulutoğlu – Ahmet Özerdem Ford Fiesta RS WRC Gr A8

14-Selen Bilgimer-Sabahattin Dağlı M. Evo 3 Gr A8

15-Halil Mulla-İbrahim Kara M. Evo 8 Gr N

16-Salih Çelikkaya – İbrahim Çelikkaya M. Evo 8 Gr A8

17-Mehmet Kamiloglu-Rasim Cetinkaya M. Evo 10 Gr N

How to Access the Walls

The Walls of the Old City, Famagusta

The old city of Famagusta is encircled by the historical walls, which are massive and on average are 60 feet high and 30 feet thick and date back to mediaeval times. The walls stand intact to this day, well preserved. 

The city walls built by theLusignans were very high but thin. After the Venetianscaptured the island from the Lusignans, they brought over specialists from Venice to fortify the walls against artillery fire particularly to protect themselves from the Ottomans. 

Two of the original gates of the Famagusta Castle, (the walls) still stand: Porta del Mare (The Sea Gate), and Ravalin / Akkule Bastion (The Land Gate). Two more gates have been opened during theBritish period, which are the Djanboulat Gate, and the New Gate. 

The wall on the sea front, the Mantinengo bastion and the Ravelin (Land Gate) were modified during the period. A ditch 46 metres wide was dug on the outer flanks of the wall and was filled with water. The wall built of ashlar is 3 kilometres in length and reaches 9 metres in width at some points.