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Rally Islas Canarias 2019

Rally Islas Canarias 2019 - 02-04/05/2019

Where: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

The rally in 100 words: With the stages climbing and descending at a frequent rate, drivers pay close attention to corner speed and lines to ensure optimal momentum is maintained, while precise car set-up and pacenote accuracy are vital. One of the notable features of the sealed stages is the abrasive surface, constructed partly from volcanic lava. It means grip levels are high and remain constant if it rains, although tyre wear can increase. However, with the opportunity to take ‘cuts’ through corners limited, the roads remain relatively debris-free. Returning to the ERC schedule in 2016, it’s a rally big on challenge and spectator numbers.

Event eligibility:
FIA European Rally Championship 2019, round 2 of 8
FIA ERC1 Junior Championship 2019, round 2 of 6
FIA ERC3 Junior Championship 2019, round 2 of 6

Also counting for…
​FIA ERC2, FIA ERC3, FIA European Rally Championship for Teams, ERC Nations’ Cup, ERC Ladies’ Trophy​

What’s new for 2019?
While more details will be released soon, organisers have confirmed the Valleseco stage on leg two and the Valesquillo Free Practice and Qualifying Stage are new for the 2019 season when the event will count as round two of the Spanish Tarmac championship and the new-for-2019 Spanish Superchampionship from governing body RFEDA.

Previous winners:
Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov (Ford Fiesta R5)
2017: Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov (Ford Fiesta R5)
2016: Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov (Ford Fiesta R5)
2015: Miguel Fuster/Ignacio Aviñó (Porsche 997 GT3 RS)*
2014: Didier Auriol/Denis Giraudet (Citroën Xsara WRC)*
*Non-ERC event

Five facts:
1: Rally Islas Canarias boasts a number of prominent former winners including Didier Auriol, Piero Liatti and Carlos Sainz, who claimed five consecutive victories in the 1980s
2: The Canary Islands is known for its good weather with the ambient temperature ranging from 17-24 degrees centigrade
3: Rally Islas Canarias joined the ERC for the first time in 1982 and has counted for Europe’s premier rally championship 24 times
4: Islas Canarias comes from the Latin Insula Canaria, or Island of the Dogs, which were believed to be a type of monk seal
5: A dish of choice in the Canary Islands is ropa vieja, made from chicken, beef, potatoes and beans

Event essentials:
 Information coming soon
Finishes: Information coming soon
Headquarters: Information coming soon
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): 4 (2013, 2016-2018)
Stages: 16
Stage distance: Information coming soon
Liaison distance: Information coming soon
Total distance: Information coming soon
Surface: Asphalt
Free Practice (for priority drivers): Information coming soon
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): Information coming soon
Shakedown (for all drivers): Information coming soon
Start order selection: Information coming soon
Ceremonial start: Information coming soon


21 - 23 MARCH 2019

LasPalmasdeGranCanaria - 22 Feb
19° 18°

Clear Sky