Al-Attiyah on the lead, all others off the road

Nikolay Gryazin started great on 46. Cyprus Rally 2017, which counts for European Rally Championship. But he must to retired due technical problems on his Škoda Fabia R5. From 58 crews on start of this event, already 22 crews retired!
Bruno Magalhaes (the corrent championship leader) , Kajetan Kajetanowicz (last year ERC champion) and Murat Bostanci (national champion) finished off the road in the same corner:

Also Antonin Tlustak with Škoda Fabia R5 retired due steering failure. Also home runner Charalambos Tumotheou retired from P4.

Overall standings after Day 1:

1. Al-Attiyah Nasser – Baumel M. ( Ford Fiesta R5 ) 1:25:53.8
2. Filippou A. – Demetriou D. ( Subaru Impreza STi N15 ) +44.8
3. Tsouloftas A. – Elia S. ( Citroën DS3 R5 ) +3:19.0
4. Polykarpou Panikos – Winter G. ( Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX ) +3:40.2
5. Demosthenous C. – Laos P. ( Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX ) +3:57.8
6. Galatariotis S. – Ioannou A. ( Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X R4 ) +4:35.1
7. von Thurn und Taxis A. – Degandt B. ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +4:41.8
8. Savva Savvas – Papandreou A. ( Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX ) +5:32.0
9. Panteli P. – Christodoulou K. ( Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX ) +5:38.0
10. Denktaş Rauf – Savarona D. ( Ford Fiesta R5 ) +5:40.0