It is a fact that Rali Vinho Madeira is a European reference within automobile races sponsored by the International Federation (FIA). However, this race is so much more than a sports event as it involves the whole community being, on the one hand, a spontaneous and dynamic activity and, on the other hand, a crucial cultural and economic target. Furthermore, and owing to a massive worldwide promotion, the name of Madeira Island gains reputation, reinforcing our competitiveness within the most prestigious touristic destinations.
On behalf of the Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, I would like to thank the organising committee and its collaborators, the racing teams and the sponsors and every single one who contributes to the success of this event. Hoping that safety and fair play prevails, I wish you all good luck.
President of the Regional Government of Madeira