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
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.
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)
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.
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.