Greetings RVM 2021
The first weekend of August is almost here. It brings us the tradition of having the Rali Vinho da Madeira which is, undoubtedly, the greatest social and sports event of the Autonomous Region of Madeira and is also a competition of firm credits, one of the stars that shine the most in the universe of European Rallies, as well as in the national and regional perspective.
It has been a competition of reference for many decades, including, as you might expect, drivers from different European countries, this year limited due to the restrictions imposed by the Health Authorities to the circulation of people, drivers who compete in the Portuguese Rally Championship and the Madeira Coral Rally Championship, in a competition that usually attracts thousands and thousands of local people, this year with restrictions due to the sanitarian control situation, imperative to the control of the epidemic that has been ravaging the world.
Our spectators have always been a great example in their civic behaviour and diligent in their support to the drivers and to the Rally Organization and it is, after all, for them that we work too, because if without drivers, there is no rally, without audience there is no show.
Once again, we will not have the Avenida do Mar special stage show, as a result of the circumstances previously mentioned of sanitary control, but we will have, on Thursday’s afternoon, a Ceremony of the Competitors’ Presentation, at the podium placed in Praça do Povo. In the following two days, they will drive through the four corners of our Island, crossing every Municipality of Madeira, reassuring the performance and festivity, a controlled gathering with all norms set by the regional, national and international Health Authorities.
As usual, I recommend everyone to watch the rally close to the emotion but far from the danger, as I ask local people to have, as they always do, an exemplary behaviour in order to brighten this completion that is not just Madeiran, it is also from Madeira.
An enormous thank you to everyone!
Have a great Rali Vinho da Madeira 2021,
Pedro Melvill de Araújo