Wednesday, 08 March 2023 13:58

The 47 Rally Islas Canarias opens its entries period and publishes its route

 

The second round of the FIA European Rally Championship opens the entries period today, Wednesday, March 8. The event that is held on the island of Gran Canaria, which will also accommodate the Superchampionship of Spain and the championships of the Canary Islands and Las Palmas, also makes public its route made up of 13 special stages to be held between May 4 and 6.

 

Two months away from its celebration, the 47 Rally Islas Canarias puts all the meat on the grill. Two aspects as symbolic as the opening of entries period and the official publication of the route come together this Wednesday, March 8.

The participants of the renewed FIA European Rally Championship, the Spanish Superchampionship, as well as the regional and provincial event of Las Palmas, can begin to register for the event that is set for May 4 and 6. The official website, www.rallyislascanarias.com, already has all the essential documents to cover this process.

On the other hand, the action will start soon on Thursday, May 4. San Mateo, in the same location as last year, will host the free practice from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. With a 3.09 km route, it will be the scene of a qualifying stage that will start at 3:03 p.m. Subsequently, from 4:15 p.m. and for two hours, this same road will serve as tests for the shakedown.

Green light in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
At 9:05 p.m. the event will officially begin with the super special of 'Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - DISA' (1.88 km). As last year, the surroundings of the Estadio Gran Canaria and the Gran Canaria Arena will be part of the first time trial challenge, although this year with a great novelty that will be announced soon.

Continuing with the route, the first leg will continue on May 5 with the specials of 'Gáldar' (14.95 km at 10:28 and 15:20), 'Tejeda' (10.41 km at 11:21 h and 16:13 h) and 'Santa Lucía' (19 km at 12:11 h and 17:03 h). This Friday will have a total of 88.72 timed km.

As has been the case in recent editions of the Rally Islas Canarias, Saturday's day will be the longest, with a total of 99.46 km and the longest special of this edition. 'Arucas' will host the starting signal (8.99 km at 9:54 and 14:24), to continue with 'Moya – Valleseco' (27.74 km at 10:42 and 15:12) and close this edition with the 'San Mateo – Valsequillo' section (13 km at 12:05 and 17:05), in its second run as 'Power Stage'.

In short, the 47th Rally Islas Canarias offers a selective and spectacular route that will delight the teams and the thousands of fans who come to witness this international event. 

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