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Wednesday, 22 November 2023 19:59

The 48th Rally Islas Canarias, from May 2 to 4, 2024

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The FIA ​​World Council has published today, Wednesday, November 22, the official calendar of the FIA ​​European Rally Championship 2024. In a roadmap with eight appointments, the Gran Canaria event will be the second and at the same time the first on tarmac. It will be the ninth consecutive edition since the return to the continental calendar in 2016 and, in addition, it will be part of the FIA ​​Junior ERC roadmap.

Wednesday, 22 November 2023 19:57

El 48 Rally Islas Canarias, del 2 al 4 de mayo de 2024

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El Consejo Mundial de la FIA ha publicado hoy miércoles 22 de noviembre el calendario oficial del FIA European Rally Championship 2024. En una hoja de ruta con ocho citas, la prueba grancanaria será la segunda y al mismo tiempo la primera sobre asfalto. Será la novena edición consecutiva desde el regreso al calendario continental en 2016 y, además, formará parte de la hoja de ruta del FIA Junior ERC.

Aunque el municipio más alto de la isla de Gran Canaria no contará con tramo cronometrado, sí que seguirá vinculado a la prueba europea con el test oficial programado para los primeros días del mes de mayo. La visita a Artenara ya es tradición para aficionados y participantes.

En un municipio donde el mundo del motor es seguido por muchos de sus vecinos, el 47 Rally Islas Canarias no podía pasar por alto una nueva visita a sus técnicas y espectaculares carreteras. La caravana de competición visitará este lugar al norte de Gran Canaria en la jornada del sábado 6 de mayo.

La Vega de San Mateo acogerá la Qualifying Stage en la jornada del 4 de mayo y uno de los tramos del sábado día 6. De este modo, el municipio grancanario seguirá siendo protagonista en este evento deportivo como un pilar fundamental en su itinerario.

La segunda prueba del FIA European Rally Championship (FIA ERC) y tercera del Supercampeonato de España (S-CER) se celebrará del 4 al 6 de mayo sobre un total de 13 pruebas especiales y cerca de 200 km cronometrados. El Estadio de Gran Canaria y el Gran Canaria Arena permanecen como el cuartel general de esta cita de carácter internacional.

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.

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.



First victory of the Spanish couple in Gran Canaria and second of the FIA European Rally Championship 2022 so far. Impressive final in the ‘Power Stage’ of San Mateo with Efrén Llarena-Sara Fernández after being tied on time in the final classification with Yoann Bonato-Benjamin Boulloud. Enrique Cruz-Yeray Mujica are the best classified Canarian team in fourth overall position.

The puncture of Luis Monzón-José Carlos Déniz has lead to a change in the head oft this third race of the FIA European Rally Championship only three stages away from the end. The champions of Mundo Junior 2017 have settled their Volkswagen at the top, ahead of the Citroën from Bonato-Boulloud and the Skoda from Llarena-Fernández.

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