Fans urged to follow ERC Rally Islas Canarias from home
Fans are being urged to follow Rally Islas Canarias from the safety of their homes after it was designated a non-spectator event in line with COVID-19 restrictions.
Each year, the FIA European Rally Championship counter attracts thousands of fans to the stages.
However, following guidelines from the local government’s Ministry of Health, the 44th running of the event – and today’s official test – are being held behind closed doors with the Rally Islas Canarias organisers pleading with fans to keep away from the stages.
A statement from the event organisers read: “The organisation strongly asks the fans for their understanding and, above all, their collaboration. If the indicated health and safety control conditions are not met, the Race Director, at the request of the competent authority, will suspend the scheduled activity.
“To guarantee the correct development of this event in each of its areas, the 44 Rally Islas Canarias will have the support of the Guardia Civil, both traffic, rural and public order, as well as local, national and Canary Islands’ police. Members of civil protection from each of the municipalities will also join, as well as the organisation’s own marshals.”
How to follow Rally Islas Canarias from home
While stage access won’t be allowed for fans, they can still follow all the action from the event, which it takes place from this Thursday until Saturday. And here’s how:
Spanish motorsport governing body’s RFEDA is arranging a live stream of SS9, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – DISA at 18h33.
The ERC’s live stage coverage includes footage from the ERC’s camera in the sky and from the stage finish lines where reporters Julian Porter and Chris Rawes will get instant reaction from the leading drivers.
Daily highlights will be shown on Eurosport and Eurosport Player at 23h00 CET on Friday and 00h30 CET on Sunday, while a number of videos will be published on FIAERC.com and YouTube before, during and after the rally.
The ERC All Access magazine show will be broadcast on Eurosport at 00h30 CET on December 2, while the extended Rally Review programme is distributed to global broadcasters.
Televisión Canaria will broadcast a 70-minute round-up programme at 18h00 local time on November 29.
Regular news updates and live timing: Available at FIAERC.com
ERC Radio: Live from the end of stages. Available at FIAERC.com or download the official ERC App.