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The 48 Rally Islas Canarias presents a first-class itinerary

The second round of the FIA ​​European Rally Championship and second of the Spanish Super Championship includes a total of 13 special stages between May 2 and 4. One of the great novelties is in the start ceremony, which is moved to Wednesday, May 1 and changes its location without leaving Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


The Rally Islas Canarias, in its 48th edition, today, Wednesday, March 6, revealed one of its best kept secrets: its itinerary. The event organized by Todo Sport will have a total of 13 special stages that will take place between Thursday, May 2 and Saturday, May 4.

After the recce, the teams will begin to warm up with the Qualifying Stage scheduled in 'Santa María de Guía'. It will be a 3.57 km route that they will previously tackle in free practice (12:15 p.m.) and later in a QS that will take place at 3:03 p.m. Next, the shakedown will take place on that same route, specifically between 4:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

The first stage will start, like last year, with the 'Las Palmas de Gran Canaria' special, a 1.80 km route (8:35 p.m.) that will serve to raise the curtain on the night of May 2. The teams will once again immerse themselves in a Gran Canaria Arena that will host new features.

The next day, Friday, May 3, the itinerary will be made up of the special stage of 'Agüimes – Santa Lucía' (14.83 km at 10:38 a.m. and 3:48 p.m.), 'Tejeda' (11.07 km at 11:33 a.m. and 4:43 p.m.) and 'Artenara – Gáldar' (21.15 km at 12:25 p.m. and 5:35 p.m.).

The last and definitive leg, on Saturday, May 4, maintains details from recent years, such as being the longest of the two and, at the same time, hosting the longest stage of this edition. Thus, the teams will tackle the stages of 'Arucas – Firgas' (9.41 km at 9:17 a.m. and 2:07 p.m.), 'Moya – Valleseco' (27.7 km at 10:07 a.m. and 2:57 p.m.) and 'San Mateo – Valsequillo' (11.5 km at 11:35 a.m. and 5:05 p.m.).

In total, the teams competing in the 48 Rally Islas Canarias will have a total of 193.12 timed kilometers ahead of them out of a total of 617.68, the equivalent of 31.3%.

Start ceremony: return to origins
One of the novelties of this edition is found in the departure ceremony. Not only does it go ahead one day, but it returns to a central location in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and with an undoubted link to the event.

On the night of Wednesday, May 1, José Mesa y López Avenue will once again host, after many decades, the competition caravan of the Rally Islas Canarias. Without a doubt, one more way to bring the motorshow closer to all fans.

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