CHRIS THOMASOfficial Rally WebsiteRounded Rectangle: Profile - Results

Some of his best passed results are:

East Safari Rally                                     12/1995              Cyprus         1st  Overall

East Safari Rally                                     2/1996                Cyprus         3rd  Overall

13th International Tour of Cyprus           3/1996                Cyprus         2nd Overall-Retired

Palm Trees Rally                                    5/1996                Cyprus         2nd  Overall

Tiger Rally                                               6/1996                Cyprus         3rd  Overall

Tulip Rally                                               7/1996                Cyprus         1st  Overall

Rothmans Cyprus Rally (FIA)                 9/1996                Cyprus         3rd Overall

                                                                                                                 1st  Cypriot driver

Venus Rally                                             11/1996              Cyprus         1stOverall(Retired)

Tulip Rally                                               11/1997              Cyprus         1st  Overall

Cyprus International Rally (FIA)             1997                   Cyprus         2ndOverall (Retired)

East Safari Rally                                     1998                   Cyprus         2nd Overall

Palm Trees Rally                                    1998                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Tiger Rally                                               1998                   Cyprus         2nd Overall

International Tour of Cyprus                  

(Middle East Championship FIA)           1998                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Cyprus International Rally (FIA)             1998                   Cyprus         2ndOverall (Retired)

Tulip Rally                                               1998                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Marlboro Rally of Lebanon

(Middle East championship FIA)            2000                   Lebanon      4th Overall

                                                                                                                 (First foreign driver)

Cyprus Rally (WRC FIA)                         2001                   Cyprus         1stCypriot , 13thOverall

                                                                                            (Retired on the 14th special stage)

Marlboro Rally of Lebanon

(Middle East Championship FIA)            2001                   Lebanon      8TH Overall

                                                                                               (due to lost time from accident)

Limassol Rally Sprint                              2001                   Cyprus         1st Overall

East Safari Rally                                     2002                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Tulip Rally                                               2002                   Cyprus         1st Overall

A. Trikomitis Rally                                   2002                   Cyprus         2nd Overall

Venus Rally                                             2002                   Cyprus         3rd Overall

Tiger Rally                                               2002                   Cyprus         Retired

WRC Cyprus Rally (FIA)                         2002                   Cyprus         Retired

Larnaca Rally Sprint                                2003                   Cyprus         3rd Overall

OFA Autocross                                        2003                   Cyprus         2nd Overall

East Safari Rally                                      2003                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Venus Rally                                             2003                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Tulip Rally                                                2003                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Tiger Rally                                               2003                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Palm Tree Rally                                       2003                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Venus Rally                                             2004                   Cyprus         Retired

East Safari Rally                                      2004                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Tour of Cyprus Rally                               2004                   Cyprus         1st Overall, 1st Cypriot

Palm Tree Rally                                       2004                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Troodos Rally (Middle East Champ.)      2004                   Cyprus         3rd Overall

Tiger Rally                                               2004                   Cyprus         2nd Overall

Venus Rally                                             2005                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Tulip Rally                                                2005                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Tiger Rally                                               2005                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Troodos Rally (Middle East Champ.)      2005                   Cyprus         2nd Overall, 1st Cypriot

Palm Tree Rally                                       2005                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Tour of Cyprus Rally                               2005                   Cyprus         1st Overall

East Safari Rally                                      2006                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Venus Rally                                             2006                   Cyprus         1st Overall

Pikkis Tarmac Rally                                 2006                   Cyprus         1st Overall

 

In 1996 he finished in 3rd overall position in the Cyprus Rally Championship and this was only because of his unlucky retirement in the last event, the Venus Rally, where although he was in first position and would be the Champion of Cyprus for 1996 Rally Championship if finished, after an engine blow he had to retire.

 

In 1997 he only race in 2 rallies and in 1998 he did all the rallies for the Cyprus Championship and he finished in 1st overall position becoming the Cyprus Rally Champion of this year.

 

In 1999 –2000 – 2001 he only race in 2-3 rallies every year and in 2002 and 2003 he and his team Cool Motorsport decided to participate in full for the Cyprus Rally Championship and he finished again 1st Overall  position becoming once again the Cyprus Rally Champion for the 2002 and 2003.

 

The year 2005 he participated in full again for the 2005 rally championship and after 3 events he was leading the Championship that he later won as well.

 

Finally he is one of the most spectacular and skilful drivers and because of his pleasant and friendly character he is very popular in the Rally sport field.

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Chris Thomas, a very successful businessman, 43 years old, started his career in Rally sport in 1989 and since then he has participated in all kinds of races.

He firstly appeared in autocross and rally sprint events and he has many results to be proud of. In 1995 he moved into rallies and participated apart from the local rallies, 8 times in the International Cyprus Rally and 4 times in the Marlboro Rally of Lebanon.

Since 1998 he is the driver of the well known Cypriot Rally Team:

COOL MOTORSPORT and together they won the 1998 – 2002 – 2003 – 2004 - 2005 Rally Championships.

Nicos Thomas (JR)The TEAM

NICOS THOMAS (JR)

New blood in the Cyprus Rally World with good prospects is Nicos Thomas (JR), the son of Chris Thomas.

Nicos was born on 20 October 1987 and was near his father’s career in Rallying all this time. Following his father’s steps he started rallying at the early months of 2006 as a novice driver and had a great start with a finishing rally and one that he took the first place. He also participated in a rally as a co-driver next to his father taking also the first place.

 

As a fully licensed driver he will start his career in 2007 participating in the Cyprus Rally Championship of the Cyprus Motorsport Federation racing with a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9.

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RALLY TEAM: “COOL MOTORSPORT”   ( www.coolmotorsport.com)

 

The Rally Team is composed of the Managing Director Mr. Manolis Kouloumas and 10 skilled mechanics, very familiar with the car and with more than 10 years of experience in Rally sport.  All of them has been trained specially for dismantling and reassembling all parts of the Rally-Car.  Two of them are electronic engineers specially trained also on all electronic devices on the car and engine programming.

 

The service cars of the team are three large vans for transporting

all necessary items, like tires, petrol, spare parts, tool etc., fixing any possible damages on the car.  The fourth van is a small and quick van which is called "Chase car" and will be driven by the Chief Mechanic and the Team Manager and will be outside of every special stage to check and guide all the other service team for the rally car preparation during the rally.  All service vans can be painted according to the sponsors colours and signs for publicity and advertising purposes.