Friday, 16 September 2022 06:51

Rally Islas Canarias close to agreement to remain in FIA ERC

The organising committee of Rally Islas Canarias is in advanced negotiations with WRC Promoter and is closing in on an agreement which would see the Gran Canaria event remain in the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) for the next two seasons.

 With Spaniards Efrén Llarena and Sara Fernández crowned champions, the ERC is now looking to the future.

 WRC Promoter, which owns the commercial rights to the ERC as well as the WRC, is in full negotiations with the organisers of different events and among them is Rally Islas Canarias, which in 2023 will celebrate its 47th edition.

 The Rally Islas Canarias organising committee has been in discussions with WRC Promoter over recent months and is close to guaranteeing the event’s place in the championship for 2023 and 2024.

 Impressive safety advances were made for this year’s fixture which took place in early May, with those improvements leading to the withdrawal of the FIA yellow card.

 WRC Promoter was impressed by the high levels of organisation, the spectacular nature of the stages and the landscapes of the island of Gran Canaria as well as the warmth contributed by thousands of passionate fans.

 The Government of the Canary Islands, the Council of Gran Canaria and the City Hall of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are aware of these negotiations, which are expected to lead to a renewal agreement in the coming weeks.

 Institutions, sponsors and the organising committee itself have been very satisfied with the television coverage that WRC Promoter has provided in this new stage of the championship and each looks forward to the future with great enthusiasm.



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