42 Rally Islas Canarias

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The fourth section has been marked by the abandonment of Efrén Llarena-Sara Fernández and Joan Vinyes-Jordi Mercader, whose accidents caused the neutralization of the ninth and tenth stages. Apart from that, the leading team has taken its advantage beyond the half minute on Nikolay Gryazin-Yaroslav Fedorov by managing to grab two new scratches.

The fourth section has been marked by the abandonment of Efrén Llarena-Sara Fernández and Joan Vinyes-Jordi Mercader, whose accidents caused the neutralization of the ninth and tenth stages. Apart from that, the leading team has taken its advantage beyond the half minute on Nikolay Gryazin-Yaroslav Fedorov by managing to grab two new scratches.

Five scratches in the eight timed stages held in the opening day have been materialized in an advantage over 20 '' against his compatriots Nikolay Gryazin-Yaroslav Fedorov. Maximum excitement for the third place, as the Germans Fabian Kreim-Frank Christian have finished 2.9 '' ahead of the Asturians José Antonio Suárez-Cándido Carrera, first Spanish classified team.

The FIA ​​European Rally Championship leaders have been the fastest in the overall of the first three special stages of the Rally Islas Canarias 42nd. José Antonio Suárez-Cándido Carrera, third in the ERC, lead the classification of the national and Enrique Cruz-Yeray Mujica of the Canary regional.

The canaries, who were in the twelfth position in the qualifying stage, chose to start in the first position to the eight timed specials of the first leg. Nikolay Gryazin-Yaroslav Fedorov, the fastest in the morning, have preferred to choose the fifteenth place. The starting ceremony was, once again, a multitudinous act full of light and color.

Thursday, 03 May 2018 14:01

Nikolay Gryazin, the fastest in the Qualifying stage

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The Young Russian driver has surpassed his compatriot Alexey Lukyanuk  in his battle for the best time in the Qualifying Stage that was held this moring in the Ingenio-Telde stage. After them, as the first qualified Spanish, José Antonio Suárez has finished.

The teams have completed the recce of all the stages that give shape to the route of this scoring test for the FIA ​​European Rally Championship and the Spanish Championship. The priority teams will interchallenge for the first time, stopwatch in hand, in the qualification section of Ingenio-Telde.

The rally puts one more gear and, two days away from its official start, the day of Tuesday May 1st has served for drivers and co-drivers to recognize the stages of the first leg and for their teams to take positions in the service park.

The Salón Gran Fórum of the AC Hotel Gran Canaria has shown an advance of what will be the 42nd edition of this event that is already established as one of the events of the year for Canary Islands in general and for Gran Canaria in particular.

The television audiences of the island event of the European Rally Championship obtained, according to the final report by the Nielsen Sports auditor, 25.29 million viewers, representing a growth of around 51% compared to the edition number 40. Parallel to this, there are already many teams that have contacted the organization to take part in next to be held between May 3 and 5.

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