Vasco Cordeiro President of the Government of the Azores

The Azores Airlines Rallye is back to the roads of São Miguel between March 30 and April 1 in a sporting event that is, beyond any doubt, one of the best ways to promote the Azores as a tourist destination.

Combining motor racing with the scenery of São Miguel Island, this competition has all the conditions to make the 52 nd edition of Azores Airlines Rallye, once again, one of the best events held under the European championship and deliver the level of quality to which competitors and spectators have grown accustomed.

As usual, the Azores return to make a difference in an event that, due to the excellent organisation of Grupo Desportivo Comercial, ensures an organisational and competitive level praised by drivers. Our archipelago will dazzle millions of people around the world with the extraordinary beauty of its natural landscapes.

Therefore, I hope the prestige of Azores Airlines Rallye continues to honour all those who, today and yesterday, work to maintain the sports and quality level it has achieved, which is recognised by everyone.

The Government of the Azores wishes to all those involved in this competition – from the hundreds of people involved in its organisation to the members of the teams in competition and the thousands who will crowd the roads of São Miguel – a great Azores Airlines Rallye.

To all those who visit us, you are most welcome to the Azores!

Vasco Alves Cordeiro
President of the Government of the Azores