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Late twist in store for ERC Rally Islas Canarias

Late twist in store for ERC Rally Islas Canarias

27/01/2018 12:00

This year’s Rally Islas Canarias, the Spanish round of the FIA European Rally Championship, is set to feature a potentially decisive late twist.

While the event itinerary has yet to be officially disclosed, organisers of the Las Palmas-based classic have revealed the rally will finish with the longest stage of the event, the 24.21-kilometre Gáldar test on the afternoon of Saturday 5 May.

Only the Acropolis Rally in Greece included a longer final stage in 2017 with the Elatia/Karya run measuring 33.86 kilometres in length.

Rally Islas Canarias hosts the second event of the 2018 ERC season from 3-5 May.

It’s 25 days until the Azores Airlines Rallye opens the 2018 FIA European Rally Championship on 22 March. Here’s an update of what’s in store on the all-gravel spectacular in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.

Aloísio Monteiro will drive a ŠKODA Fabia R5 in the upcoming FIA European Rally Championship – and ERC ace Bruno Magalhães has been showing him the ropes.

Armindo Araújo, who will contest next month’s FIA European Rally Championship season-opening Azores Airlines Rallye, claimed a top-five finish on his return to competition following a lengthy absence.

Catie Munnings is targeting yet more progress when she embarks on her second FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship campaign in 2018.

Jari Huttunen impressed on his first outing in this season’s FIA World Rally Championship, taking two class stage wins and finishing sixth in his division on Rally Sweden last weekend.

Ricardo Moura has laid down the gauntlet to the FIA European Rally Championship title contenders by winning round one of the Portuguese national series yesterday (Sunday).