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Rally Islas Canarias reopen its entries period for its 44th edition Featured

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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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