Proud Rally Islas Canarias bosses planning “exciting” route for 2019 ERC
Rally Islas Canarias bosses have welcomed the event’s inclusion on the provisional FIA European Rally Championship calendar for 2019, describing it as a “proud” moment.
Pending FIA World Motor Sport Council ratification when it meets in St Petersburg, Russia on 5 December, Rally Islas Canarias will take place from 2-4 May as the second event of the upcoming season.
“We are very proud to be part of the ERC 2019 calendar,” a statement from the event organising team read. “Our appointment will be the first weekend of May, for that date we have planned an exciting route and we hope to have an awesome entry. To share the FIA ERC calendar with legendary rallies is a pleasure for all of us and for sure our fans as well.”
Five facts: Rally Islas Canarias
1: Subject to FIA World Motor Sport Council approval, Rally Islas Canarias will host round two of the 2019 FIA European Rally Championship.
2: The event marks the first of four asphalt rallies on the provisional ERC calendar for 2019.
3: Alexey Lukyanuk’s 2018 victory was his third in succession on Rally Islas Canarias.
4: Rally Islas Canarias joined the ERC for the first time in 1982 and has counted for Europe’s premier rally championship 25 times
5: The rally boasts a number of prominent former winners including Didier Auriol, Piero Liatti and Carlos Sainz, who claimed five consecutive triumphs in the 1980s.
Click here to view the provisional ERC calendar for 2019.