47 Rally Islas Canarias

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The Frenchmen put their names down in the list of winners in the round valid for the FIA European Rally Championship for the first time. The Citroën C3 Rally2 team has been starring an outstanding weekend in which they have not given away any chance to their competitors. The New Zealanders Hayden Paddon-John Kennard, ranked second, have strengthen their leadership in the continental competition. Efrén Llarena and Sara Fernández got the third position.

The French driver, at the side of his countryman Banjamin Boulloud, closes the morning loop of the Saturday leg with a head-start of more than half a minute on the New Zealanders Hayden Paddon-John Kennard. The scratch of the leaders on the first run through the special stage ‘Moya-Valsequillo’ made the largest difference of the weekend. The best placed Spaniards are Jan Solans-Rodrigo Sanjuán, ranked third.

The French driver, at the side of his countryman Benjamin Boulloud, finished the first leg of the scoring round for the FIA European Rally Championship at the top of the ranking. The leader, behind the wheel of a Citroën C3 Rally2, will start the competition on Saturday with a head start of eleven seconds over the Hyundai i20 N Rally2 from Hayden Paddon-John Kennard.

The French driver, at the side of his countryman Benjamin Boulloud, climbs up to the first position in the general ranking after having achieved two half-time victories out of three in the morning loop this Friday. The Citroën C3 Rally2 team won an advantage of five seconds over Andrea Nucita-Rudy Bellot. The Spaniards Efrén Llarena-Sara Fernández, penalised, placed in the fourth position.

The New Zealander driver, together with his countryman John Kennard, scores the best time in the Super Special 'Las Palmas de Gran Canaria', the first of the thirteen stages that make up the itinerary of the 47th Rally Islas Canarias. Thousands of passionate fans enjoyed to the full the route through the arena.

The driver from Asturias and his wingman Alberto Iglesias achieved the best results in a session that will establish the start order of the leg which begins this evening with the Super Special Stage 'Las Palmas de Gran Canaria'. The French team Yoann Bonato-Benjamin Boulloud and the Hungarians Miklós Csomós-Attila Nagy finished second and third respectively completing the top three with a difference of just two tenths of a second.

All teams finished an intense recce today, Wednesday, driving through the stages of this second round of the FIA European Rally Championship. Before heading to San Mateo in order to take part in the Qualifying Stage tomorrow, the teams will write down the details of the Super Special Stage 'Las Palmas de Gran Canaria', the same stage they will be facing from 9:05 pm tomorrow, 4th May.

The program for the day on Wednesday includes the start of the recce and the celebration of the scrutenierings. The teams entered in the valid appointment for the FIA ​​European Rally Championship will have thirteen hours to write down the details of each of the stages.

The insular appointment is the first on asphalt in the calendar of the continental event. Two drivers with extensive experience in the FIA ​​World Rally Championship, the New Zealander Hayden Paddon and the Norwegian Mads Ostberg, lead the field of participants. The followers of the Supercampeonato de España de Rallyes and those of the Canarian Rally Championship on Asphalt have a new opportunity to measure themselves against the benchmarks in Europe.

The interior of the facilities of the Gran Canaria Arena will host a few meters from the first special stage of this event of the FIA ​​European Rally Championship, the Supercampeonato de España and the local competitions. Admission, which will be free for fans, can be obtained through the website www.entradascanarias.com.

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