18th February 2020, 08:36
Not possible, Skoda Germany closed that project last year.
Originally Posted by 106 sport
18th February 2020, 12:08
I am afraid that article is bit too optimistic...
18th February 2020, 13:19
Rally Islas Canarias (Gran Canaria) repeats as the most watched of the 2019 season of the FIA ERC with about 37 million spectators.
The Spanish event of the FIA European Rally Championship raised the bar last year by significantly increasing the number of viewers. These data were produced within a framework, that of the 2019 season, in which the continental contest also improved its audience figures.
One more year, the Canary Islands Rally was the most watched test on television throughout the 2019 season of the FIA European Rally Championship. This is stated in the report that Nielsen Sports, the consulting firm specializing in sponsorship and entertainment in sports, prepares for Eurosport Events, promoter of the continental event.
In the accumulated of the whole year, the 43rd edition of the Canary Islands Rally - which was held on May 2, 3 and 4, 2019 and in which Pepe López and Borja Rozada were imposed with Citroën C3 R5 - obtained an audience of 36.98 million viewers. Already in the analysis that the consultant developed when the FIA ERC 2019 had only held four of its eight tests, the Canary Islands appeared prominent in the viewer ranking. The incorporation in the report of those remaining rallies in which the championship was decided has not affected the leadership of the island rally.
Another fact that illustrates the specific weight that the Canary Islands Rally has in the ERC FIA scheme is that the second most watched event, the Poland Rally, obtained 29 million spectators, almost eight million less. The third meeting with the largest audience was the Rally di Roma Capitale with 23.5 million. Therefore, in addition to being one of the biggest rallies with a better atmosphere in attendance and timed stages, the Canary Islands Rally is confirmed as one of the most interesting for spectators worldwide according to this report from Nielsen Sports.
All these figures are produced in a framework, that of the championship promoted by Eurosport Events, which also threw record audiences in its 2019 edition. Despite having reduced the number of hours of broadcasting, the FIA ERC improved the number of viewers over the past year to overcome the 163 million barrier.
Jean-Baptiste Ley, coordinator of the FIA ERC, valued the results of this report: “Without a doubt this impressive number of audience gives a measure of the popularity of the Canary Islands Rally. The test has the advantage of being well consolidated and promoted at local, national and international level and this report data reflects all these attributes. Given the impressive and picturesque landscape of Gran Canaria, it is difficult not to produce spectacular television images. In addition, to be held in May, with the season still beginning, there are many stories to tell. In 2019, the fact that a young Spanish rider was in the fight for the victory from the beginning or the opening of the Abarth Rally Cup was influenced. In general we are very satisfied with the increase in the audience of the championship. Growing 52.7 million compared to 2018 speaks wonders of the strength and popularity of the ERC in its role as a talent factory. ”
Germán Morales, president of the Organizing Committee, has also valued these record results. “Honestly, we are impressed by the figures in the annual report. Not in our best dreams would we have imagined bringing the name of Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands to almost 37 million people around the world. This only confirms the power of promotion that this car test has, something that we have achieved among all: institutions, private entities, amateurs, athletes, organization and, of course, the European Rally Championship itself, a contest that continues to grow thanks to the sensational Eurosport Events work in front ”.
The 44th edition of the Canary Islands Rally, the most international of the rallies that will be held in 2020 in Spain, will be held on May 7, 8 and 9.
20th February 2020, 13:17
Rumours about a partial program (tarmac) for spanish Ivan Ares driving a R5.
21st February 2020, 12:11
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21st February 2020, 12:12
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21st February 2020, 12:58
ERC 1 Junior 2020 so far:
Callum Devine - i20 R5
Dominik Dinkel - Fabia R5 Evo
Efrén Llarena - *two events
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