Rally Vinho da Madeira
Round 7, Portugal
Organized by Club Sports da Madeira, the Rali Vinho da Madeira (RVM) was first run in 1979 as a FIA European Championship Rally, and is one of the top events in the Portuguese Rally Championship.
The Rali Vinho da Madeira brings the special qualities of the island to life. Competitors challenge their driving skills on spectacular asphalt stages in a World Heritage setting of sun, sea, and exquisite natural beauty. More than 30 000 local and international motorsport lovers gather in the heart of historical Funchal for the special starting stage, and follow the rally into its demanding sinuous mountain stages and micro-climates over three exciting days of competition.
The book of rally memories is filled with many unforgettable RVM moments in the European Championship beloved by crowds. Mythical names of rally motorsport past have demonstrated their skill on the Island’s hot winding asphalt.
Madeira invites you to live the passion of one of the world’s classic rally events in the first week of August.
The stages of Rali Vinho da Madeira, held on the hills and plateaux of the Island, are always spectacular and attract many drivers to the island, as this is a unique way of sharpening their outstanding driving skills. The stages of Chão da Lagoa, Paúl and the breathtaking descent of Encumeada are the highlights of the event route, all of which are “meeting points” for thousands of fans who are at all times orderly and supportive of the event.
The 2,8 kms of the 1st SS, held on the capital´s streets, are a primarygathering siteformotorsport lovers, fetching more than 30 thousand spectators. It is a spectacular special stage with the bay of Funchal as its backdrop.