42 Rally Islas Canarias

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The access control measures imposed by the health situation have forced the organizer to leave the Parque Santa Catalina environment. The surroundings of the most important sports complex in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will host the start, finish line and service park.

The coronavirus pandemic that has hit the whole world since last March has forced the Organizing Committee of the Rally Islas Canarias to move the headquarters of the 44th edition. The health situation imposes a series of controls impossible to implement in the one that has been the natural environment of this international event during a good part of its history. For this reason, the operational center of the rally and the teams leave the Parque Santa Catalina to move to the Estadio de Gran Canaria.

The large south parking lot of this sports complex where Unión Deportiva Las Palmas plays home will host the service park and, therefore, will be the 'home' of the teams from the moment they take positions at the beginning of the week. Scrutineering, as well as the start and finish ceremonies, will also take place in the stadium surroundings.

All this, under the strict capacity control measures imposed by the authorities on events of the caliber of the Rally Islas Canarias, which, for another year, is eligible for the FIA ​​European Rally Championship, the Spanish championship, the Spanish superchampionship and the Regional championship. On this way, the collaboration of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has facilitated this rapid transfer of headquarters to meet all requirements.

Although the itinerary will undergo some adjustments as a result of the change of headquarter, the route remains intact, with the stages of 'Valsequillo' (11.91 km), 'San Mateo-DISA' (12.01 km), 'Artenara' (12, 21 km), 'Tejeda' (12.95 km) and the urban super special of 'Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-DISA' on the day of Friday, November 27, and 'Valleseco-DISA' (14.17 km), 'Gáldar '(12.4 km),' Moya '(12.7 km) and 'Arucas' (11.85 km) for the Saturday leg, November 28.

Entries, which were reopened last week, are going well and it is expected to have the main teams of the European championship, the national and the regional.

 

Until next November 11, the teams that are going to participate in this round of the FIA ​​European Rally Championship, the Spanish Championship, the Spanish Superchampionship and the Regional Championship may formalize their entrie. With logical adjustments due to the date change, the time program and the route remain practically intact.

The changes that have taken place both in the calendar of the FIA ​​European Rally Championship and in the Spanish Rally Championship have led its organizer to request on November 26, 27 and 28. This date, like that of all the events that have had to change its date on the calendar, has yet to be ratified by the Delegate Commission of the RFEdeA and by the FIA ​​World Council.

Monday, 23 March 2020 07:57

The Rally Islas Canarias is postponed until December

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The extreme measures taken in recent days to stop the expansión of the coronavirus have forced the Organizing Committee to delay its celebration. Both the FIA and RFEDA have already approved December, 3, 4 and 5 as a new date. With this, the ERC 2020 will finish in Gran Canaria.

True to a program that is starting to accelerate, the second round of the FIA European Rally Championship opens its entries period for this event from this Monday. The event located in Gran Canaria will be in the Spanish Superchampionship and  in the Spanish Rally Championship on tarmac. The top ten teams classified in the local overall with cars with FIA approval will receive prizes.

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 10:36

The 44 Rally Islas Canarias will have 17 special stages

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Club Deportivo Todo Sport has already made the itinerary of the next edition of this international event, a route that will visit the municipalities of Guía, Valsequillo, San Mateo, Artenara, Tejeda, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Valleseco, Gáldar, Moya y Arucas. The teams will face around 200 kilometes of special stages. 

The moral commitment to some of the locations that this August suffered the fires that ravaged the summit of Gran Canaria has made the Organizing Committee maintain the basis of its itinerary next season. Institutions such as the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and those responsible for the FIA ​​European Rally Championship support this measure aimed at supporting the economy of these populations.

After the withdrawal of Lukyanuk-Arnautov, the Spanish couple made good use of their advantage to settle themselves as champions of this 43rd Rally Islas Canarias. Chris Ingram-Ross Whittock maintained the second position and finished ahead of Lukasz Habaj-Daniel Dymurski, who – thanks to these points – will leave Gran Canaria at the top position of the FIA European Rally Championship. Luis Monzón-José Carlos Déniz achieved the lead with their Ford Fiesta R5 in the regional overall.

The Russians stayed at the finish line of the first stage of the second leg after the suspension of their Citroën was damaged. Without having the need to risk, the Spanish couple let the teams which are still fighting for the other podium positions take the limelight. 

The current European champions reached the top position in half the stages performed throughout the first leg. The rest of them went to the other Citroën C3 R5 that fights for the victory, the pair Pepe López-Borja Rozada. Both favourites are just 3.8 seconds away of taking the victory.

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