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Rally Islas Canarias confirms its presence in the FIA ERC 2023

The event that is held on the island of Gran Canaria will be held between May 4 and 6 of next year. For the event organized by Todo Sport, it will be the second hand of WRC Promoter, a firm that has taken over the reins of the European championship since the current 2022 season. The Rally Islas Canarias and the championship promoter have signed a new agreement for the next two seasons.

The FIA ​​World Council has confirmed the calendar of the FIA ​​European Rally Championship (FIA ERC) for the 2023 season. This new chapter in the context of the continental event will again feature the Rally Islas Canarias, which for the eighth consecutive edition -which adds to which it celebrated since 1982- will continue to be part of the European championship, at least, until 2024, after signing a new agreement for two seasons.

In 2023, the appointment is set between May 4 and 6. It will be the second of an FIA European Rally Championship that will add new rallies. The 47th Rally Islas Canarias will be the first stop on tarmac, a situation that mirrors recent chapters of the European calendar. Undoubtedly, an added value for those international teams that find themselves like a fish in water on that surface.

The FIA ​​ERC 2023 will start, as in previous years, in Portugal. The Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras Rally (March 11 to 12) will kick off, a witness that the Rally Islas Canarias will take at the beginning of May. The event that takes place in Gran Canaria will yield it to another classic of the Old Continent championship, the Rally of Poland (20 to 21 May). The Liepaja Rally will celebrate the equator during the first week of July (July 7-8), the same month in which the Rally of Scandinavian will debut in the FIA ​​European Rally Championship (July 7-8). From there, the tarmac will be the protagonist until the final flag. The Rally di Roma Capitale (July 29-30) will be the first of the last three on that surface, completing the calendar the Barum Czech Rally Zlín (August 19-20) and a Hungary Rally (October 7-8), who returns to the FIA ​​ERC. 

"Since the last edition ended, we started working on the next one," admits Germán Morales. “The understanding with WRC Promoter, who took the reins of the event in 2022, is very good. They were delighted with what they saw at this year's rally and for a few weeks we knew that our continuity was assured”, explains the president of the Organizing Committee. "It is an award for those who collaborated in 2022, and also for the fans, who, thanks to their collaboration, the rally was a success in terms of safety", underlines the person in charge of the organization. "Now it's time to continue working towards a 2023 that promises great moments in the FIA ​​ERC", concludes Morales. The first edition of the Rally Islas Canarias, then Rally El Corte Inglés, in the European Championship, was held in 1982, that is, five years after its first chapter. In 1995 it peaked in the European of that stage, while since 2013 -except for two editions- it has been an immovable part of the new generation of rallies that take place throughout Europe.

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