With the tragic death of an 8 year-old girl, the rally after party became a tribute to the youngster, with the drivers expressing their deep sorrow at the tragedy.
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The Regional Commander of the Public Security Police (PSP), Luís Filipe Simões, issued a statement this afternoon asking all citizens to be sensible during the 63rd edition of the Madeira Wine Rally.
The Regional Secretary for Finance, confirmed this morning that the Citizen's Shop of Funchal (Loja do Cidadão) will be open on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday, despite the Regional Government agreeing to close the facility due to the Madeira Wine Rally.
Rally cars have started to arrive in the region ahead of this weekend's Madeira Wine Rally.
This afternoon, the official entry list of the 63rd edition of the Madeira Wine Rally was published.
The Funchal Municipality (CMF), announced today the Madeira Wine Rally road changes and closures between the 2nd and 6th of August.
With the Madeira Wine Rally taking place this weekend, there will be several road restrictions in place. Furthermore, several roads are also under repair.
Several rally cars have arrived at Caniçal Port, and will become much more noticeable on the island's roads as the rally draws nearer.
Last weekend, a week ahead of the Madeira Wine Rally, a well known Portuguese rally driver was involved in an incident with two motorcyclists.
The President of the Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque has said that this year the Madeira Wine Rally may not go ahead. At the moment, the governments goal is to have 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of the summer, which will allow certain events, such as the Flower Festival to go ahead in September.
While attending the 8th anniversary of the Banco Alimentar - Mão Solidária, in Santo António, Funchal, the President of the Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque, stated that “he did not approve of the images he'd seen of groups of people gathering together as they had at the Calheta Rally last weekend, some of whom did not comply with social distancing requirements and the wearing of masks.