25th February 2020, 11:18
Rally Islas Canarias 2020
The first kilometers of the first stage are new and very tricky
This year the "Monday Test" is going to be on tuesday on a new stage.
Rally Islas Canarias opens its entries’ period
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.
Since Monday, February 24, the registration period for the 44th edition of the Rally Islas Canarias has been open, which will be held between May 7 and 9 and will bring together some of the best teams at continental, national and regional levels. This period will end on Wednesday, April 22, six days before the official entry list is announced.
In addition, together with the opening of the entries, the Club Deportivo Todo Sport, organizer of the event, has also revealed all the details of the route, the regulations and the time-schedule. The first leg will consist of two runs for 'Valsequillo' (11.91 km), 'San Mateo-DISA' (12.01 km), 'Artenara' (12.21 km) and 'Tejeda' (12, 95 km) in the first two sections and, in the third, we find the urban super special of 'Las Palmas de Gran Canaria' (1.53 km). The second leg will add two runs for ‘Valleseco-DISA’ (14.17 km), ‘Gáldar’ (12.4 km), ‘Moya’ (12.7 km) and ‘Arucas’ (11.85 km).
From the program of the event, the great novelty is that the day reserved for international teams to carry out collective tests is delayed to Tuesday. This is a measure imposed by the FIA and also has the consequence that the recce will be held on Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 until 14:00h. Free practice will take place from 12:15 to 14:15 in the GC-70 road, and, from 15:00 to 16:00 h will host the Qualifying Stage for the FIA priority drivers, ERC1, ERC2 and ERC3. On this same road the shakedown will take place from 16:15 to 18:15 h. The 'Tuesday test' of May 5 changes the scene when moving to the municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana.
With this renewed itinerary, the most international rallies that are going to be held this year in Spanish territory offer numerous incentives for the teams of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC), the Spanish Superchampionship (S-CER) and the Spanish Rally Championship on tarmac (CERA). At a regional level, the Club Deportivo Todo Sport will establish a series of prizes in a classification reserved for Canarian teams with FIA approved cars. In the near future, the Organizing Committee will announce the amount of these awards for the top ten classified in that overall.
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The president of the Organizing Committee of Rally Islas Canarias Germán Morales, explained in the microphones of a local radio that "We aspire to have 30 in this 2.020".
23rd March 2020, 13:00
The Rally Islas Canarias is postponed until December 3,4 and 5
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.
The 44th edition of the Rally Islas Canarias cannot be held, as planned, on May 7, 8 and 9. The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus epidemic that is spreading throughout Europe and that has been affecting Spain in a special way in recent weeks has forced national and community authorities to take extreme measures that will last over time. In full countdown for its celebration, the Organizing Committee of the Rally Islas Canarias has had no option but to request a change of date due to the possibility that the test could not be carried out.
Being the most international of the rallies to be held in 2020 in Spain, the Canary rally requires, like the rest of the events of the FIA European Rally Championship, that this crisis be stopped. For this reason, Eurosport Events, promoter of the continental championship, and the FIA, in tune with the RFEDA, have wanted the 44th edition of the Rally Islas Canarias to take place on December 3, 4 and 5. With this, the Rally Islas Canarias will decide the ERC both in its absolute classification as well as in its two Junior categories. In addition, as the venue for the last event, Gran Canaria will host the final awards ceremony. The event organized by the Club Deportivo Todosport maintains its score for the Spanish Rally Championship (CERA) and the Spanish Superchampionship (S-CER).
“Needless to say, this situation was not in our plans, but during this time we have had the full support and understanding of Eurosport Events, the FIA and RFEdA. Keeping the date would have led us, quite possibly, to a hasty cancellation with uncertain consequences. This new location on the calendar allows us to work with all the enthusiasm and with the extra honor of being the rally that puts the end of the ERC 2020, also hosting the final award ceremony. December will allow us to show off more about our Archipelago, our landscapes and our climate”, said Germán Morales.
Jean-Baptiste Ley, the ERC Co-ordinator, said: “Clearly, postponing and rescheduling events brings upheaval and is not the work of a moment. By monitoring the situation on a continuous basis with all organisations who make Rally Islas Canarias possible, we have been able to secure an alternative date and maintain the planned eight-event calendar. We thank everyone involved for helping us to achieve this, including the promoters of other ERC events affected by the change of dates.
The Club Deportivo Todosport will not alter the route already established and that it will include the stages of ‘Valsequillo’ (11,91 km), ‘San Mateo-DISA’ (12,01 km), ‘Artenara’ (12,21 km) and ‘Tejeda’ (12,95 km) and the city super special of ‘Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’ (1,53 km) on the first leg and, during the second one, ‘Valleseco-DISA’ (14,17 km), ‘Gáldar’ (12,4 km), ‘Moya’ (12,7 km) and ‘Arucas’ (11,85 km).
23rd March 2020, 17:16
Bugger there goes my usual trip to Lanzarote on that weekend
Rally Islas Canarias (Gran Canaria) would be hold from 26 to 28 November instead of 3 to 5 December, as previously discussed.
16th October 2020, 12:05
Rally Islas Canarias (Gran Canaria) reopen its entries period for its 44th edition Featured
Rally Islas Canarias reopen its entries period for its 44th edition
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.
Although the machinery has not stopped completely from the coronavirus pandemic forced the celebration of the Rally Islas Canarias to be postponed until November, the organizer intensifies the preparations for the 44th edition with the reopening of the entries period. Until next November 11, the teams from the different competitions that converge in Gran Canaria on the 26th, 27th and 28th will be able to carry out the procedures to compete in the seventeen scheduled stages.
The change of the date has not caused major changes in the program of the Rally Islas Canarias. Guía retains its status as the venue for the free practice and the qualifying stage on Thursday, November 26. The schedule readjustments are concentrated in the first leg, but do not affect the scheme initially drawn up by the organization with the first section consisting of the stages of 'Valsequillo' (11.91 km), 'San Mateo-DISA' (12.01 km), 'Artenara' (12.21 km) and 'Tejeda' (12.95 km), that will be repeated in the second one and the last on Friday, November 27, but adding the urban super special stage of 'Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-DISA '.
On Saturday, November 28, the program will continue with the stages of 'Valleseco-DISA' (14.17 km), 'Gáldar' (12.4 km), 'Moya' (12.7 km) and 'Arucas' (11 , 85 km) in two identical sections. The Santa Catalina Park and the Plaza de Canarias in the capital of Gran Canaria will be the epicenter of this event, the most international of all that will be held in Spain in 2020.
The main teams that have been so far this season in the FIA European Rally Championship have contacted with the organizer of the Rally Islas Canarias to inquire about the logistical procedures that must be carried out in order to participate. This is the case of the leading team, Alexey Lukyanuk, o the young Oliver Solberg, who is second in the provisional overall, and the world-class driver Craig Breen.
After the changes that Eurosport Events, promoter of the European championship, has had to make as a result of the cancellation of several events, the Rally Islas Canarias is the penultimate event on the calendar.
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16th October 2020, 20:46
Lanzarote rally just been cancelled and previous Canary Islands Championship round in Tenerife just ran without spectators so whats the situation in Gran Canaria?
17th October 2020, 12:22
Gran Canaria situation is good, 29 new cases yesterday, with a population of approximately 870,000 people
Originally Posted by Sal the 2nd
Rally of Lanzarote has been cancelled due to political issues.
Nowadays, the sanitary situation is right in Gran Canaria and in the rest of the islands, except Tenerife, who hold the 75% of new cases.
2nd November 2020, 19:05
Rumors in Gran Canaria that Oliver Solberg (Skoda Fabia R5), Alexey Lukyanuk (Citroën C3 R5), Craig Breen (Hyundai i20 R5) and Andreas Mikkelsen (Skoda Fabia R5) have already entried
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 entry.
2nd November 2020, 21:07
Which is not true, for sure. Almost nobody has sent entry form yet. Most of the crews will do it after Rally Hungary, if they (and their cars) will survive
Originally Posted by 106 sport
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