ERC Rally Islas Canarias: the countdown begins
With 30 days to go until Rally Islas Canarias hosts round two of the 2019 FIA European Rally Championship from 2-4, the countdown is very much underway.
Based in Las Palmas, the all-asphalt event will take on added significance as the opening round of the Abarth Rally Cup, the exciting new one-make series for the Abarth 124 rally.
With the stages climbing and descending at a frequent rate, drivers pay close attention to corner speed and lines to ensure optimal momentum is maintained, while precise car set-up and pacenote accuracy are vital.
One of the notable features of the sealed stages is the abrasive surface, constructed partly from volcanic lava. It means grip levels are high and remain constant if it rains, although tyre wear can increase. However, with the opportunity to take ‘cuts’ through corners limited, the roads remain relatively debris-free.
Returning to the ERC schedule in 2016, it’s a rally big on challenge and spectator numbers.
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