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Rally Islas Canarias 2020

Rally Islas Canarias 2020 - 26-28/11/2020

Where: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The rally in 100 words: 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.

Event eligibility:
FIA European Rally Championship 2020, round 5 of 5
FIA ERC1 Junior Championship 2020, round 5 of 5
FIA ERC3 Junior Championship 2020, round 5 of 5

Abarth Rally Cup 2020, round 5 of 5

Also counting for…
​FIA ERC2, FIA ERC3, FIA European Rally Championship for Teams

What’s new for 2020?
Free Practice, the Qualifying Stage and shakedown move to Guía and a new 3.45-kilometre test. The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-DISA stage features a shortened but no less challenging 1.53-kilometre route. As a commitment to the communities hit by last year’s wildfires, organisers have devised a route the visits as many affected areas as possible. Meanwhile, in response to COVID-19 restrictions, the service park and headquarters are relocated to the Estadio de Gran Canaria.

Recent winners:
2019: 
Pepe López/Borja Rozada (Citroën C3 R5)
2018: 
Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov (Ford Fiesta R5)
2017: Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov (Ford Fiesta R5)
2016: Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov (Ford Fiesta R5)
2015: Miguel Fuster/Ignacio Aviñó (Porsche 997 GT3 RS)*
*Non-ERC event

Five facts:
1: 
Rally Islas Canarias boasts a number of prominent former winners including Didier Auriol, Piero Liatti and Carlos Sainz, who claimed five consecutive victories in the 1980s
2: The Canary Islands is known for its good weather with the ambient temperature ranging from 17-24 degrees centigrade
3: Rally Islas Canarias joined the ERC for the first time in 1982 and has counted for Europe’s premier rally championship 24 times
4: Islas Canarias comes from the Latin Insula Canaria, or Island of the Dogs, which were believed to be a type of monk seal
5: A dish of choice in the Canary Islands is ropa vieja, made from chicken, beef, potatoes and beans

Event essentials:
Starts:
20h30, November 26, Podium Zone, Estadio de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Finishes: 17h00, November 28, Podium Zone, Estadio de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Headquarters: Estadio de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): 5 (2013, 2016-2019)
Stages: 17
Stage distance: 201.79 kilometres
Liaison distance: 357.52 kilometres
Total distance: 559.31 kilometres
Surface: Asphalt
Free Practice (for priority drivers): 12h15, November 26, GC-70, Guía (3.45kms)
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): 15h03, November 26, GC-70, Guía (3.45kms)
Shakedown (for all drivers): 16h15, November 26, GC-70, Guía (3.45kms)
Start order selection: 17h15, November 26, Podium Zone, Estadio de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Ceremonial start: 20h30, November 26, Podium Zone, Estadio de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Resources available soon:
*Itinerary
*Supplementary regulations
*Rally Guides
*Entry list
*Overview maps
*Start lists
*Classifications

Results and live timing: https://www.fiaerc.com/live-timing/

Eligibility

LasPalmas - 26 Nov
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Light Rain

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