Thursday, 09 May 2024 15:57

Rally Islas Canarias appreciates the collaboration of everyone who made the 2024 edition possible


The final chapter in the FIA ​​European Rally Championship was quite a spectacle on the road. Emotion at all levels that would not have been possible without the involvement of institutions, private companies, law enforcement forces, federations, media, officials, teams, staff and, in a special way, the bulk of a fan who knew how to be there the height. Next chapter: the WRC.

 

A few days after the celebration of the 48 Rally Islas Canarias, the event organized by Todo Sport wants to publicly thank the collaboration of all the parties involved. Without the collaboration of the different groups it would have been impossible to enjoy an event that was quite a spectacle on the tarmac of Gran Canaria and which, as could be seen through the images, was enjoyed by thousands and thousands of fans.

Precisely, the fans have been largely to blame for this success. They, better than anyone, have known how to understand that security was a fundamental pillar to achieve success. They have shown exemplary behavior and have attended en masse to each of the appointments set in the route sheet of the 48 Rally Islas Canarias.

Of course, thanks to the teams. The nearly 100 participants, with around 20 different nationalities, have underlined the importance of this event at an international, national and local level. In fact, many of them have called it their favorite or the best tarmac event in the world.

The media, from the written press, television, radio, websites and social networks, have reported in the most professional way possible, precisely, in a historic edition that has sealed a brilliant stage in the FIA European Rally Championship.

Outstanding mention for the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, from its president to the areas corresponding to the Insular Sports Institute and the Tourist Board; the Government of the Canary Islands, with Promotur Turismo de Canarias, the Department of Sports and the Vice-Presidency of the Government, as well as the Delegation and Subdelegation of the Government in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands in Las Palmas. Also, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria once again got involved in this sporting event. He did it with the Municipal Sports Institute and the Department of Tourism (Las Palmas Visit), a municipality that once again hosted the operational base of the Rally Islas Canarias. Together, they managed, with their total support and willingness, to make this 48th edition a resounding success.

The rest of the municipalities involved in the event route, with their local police forces, civil protection and their corresponding operators, have also had an important role in the success of this edition. This has been the case of Santa María de Guía, Agüimes, Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Tejeda, Artenara, Gáldar, Arucas, Firgas, Moya, Valleseco, San Mateo, Valsequillo and San Bartolomé de Tirajana, scenarios that will go down in the history of one of the most vibrant editions of the Gran Canaria event.

Thanks also to the different sporting federations, from the FIA to the RFEDA or FCA, passing through FALP. A chapter in which it is also worth mentioning WRC Promoter, a family with which the Rally Islas Canarias has had a wonderful understanding since its union in the 2022 edition.

Special mention to the public order forces, from the Guardia Civil command, as well as its traffic, public order and citizen security forces, including the National Police, Local Police of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Civil Protection, as well as well as the special forces GOIA and GRS.

The private section has played a very important role in 2024. Fred. Olsen Express & Baleària have once again been a fundamental pillar in the transfer of international and national teams. Domingo Alonso Group, with its companies Hyundai Canarias and Avis Canarias, added Repuestos Doral this year, as a result of its confidence in this sporting event. Lopesan, Sonocom, ServiTecni, Sofcan, Giet, Festina, Pirotecnia Huracán and Estación Bp El Taro also joined that group, without whose contribution nothing would have become a reality.

Thanks to the officials, from the sports delegates, to the RFEDA and FIA observers, timekeepers, technical marshals, route marshals, race director, deputy directors, relations with participants and volunteers, whose work, in the majority of shadow cases, it is not usually recognized.

And finally, special thanks to the Todo Sport Staff, organizer of the 48 Rally Islas Canarias, who after a year of intense work carried out crucial work to bring this ocean liner to the best of ports.

After a brilliant and historic stage in the FIA ​​European Rally Championship, the Rally Islas Canarias is now looking, with the enthusiasm and weight of its history, towards a new front, that of the World Rally Championship. See you next year!

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