Top award for ERC Rally Islas Canarias

Top award for ERC Rally Islas Canarias

29/11/2017 12:00

Rally Islas Canarias is not only a highlight of the FIA European Rally Championship season, it’s also an award winner.

Last weekend, the rally was handed the Best Sporting Event accolade at the second edition of the Gran Canaria European Sport Island Awards.

Germán Morales, chairman of the rally organising committee, accepted the award during the ceremony at the Pérez Galdós Theatre, one of the most historic buildings in Gran Canaria.

“For us is another kind of support after a brilliant edition,” said Morales. “Gran Canaria Council, with the Insular Institute of Sports and the Tourist Board, are one of the most important partners and, together, we are thinking in the next edition, where we will put our effort.”

Broadcast live on TV in the Canary Islands, the awards evening, the work of the Gran Canaria Council, also celebrated various sporting achievement.

Mārtiņš Sesks has regained first place in the FIA European Rally Championship’s Under 27 category on Azores Airlines Rallye, following adjustments to stage times awarded in SS8 and SS9 related to incidents causing delays for multiple drivers.

Tamara Molinaro continues to head the ERC Ladies’ Trophy category on the Azores Airlines Rallye, while Emma Falcón retired with back pain before midday service.

Sergei Remennik has resumed his lead of Azores Airlines Rallye’s FIA European Rally Championship ERC2 category, following an unfortunate retirement for nearest challenger Zelindo Melegari with clutch failure.

Diogo Gago took on the might of ADAC Opel Rallye Junior Team’s pair of FIA ERC Junior Under 27 factory drivers on the Azores Airlines Rallye’s Friday stages and succeeded aboard his PEUGEOT 208 R2, moving from third to first over the course of a dramatic multi-way battle.

Chris Ingram and Martin Koči traded places throughout Friday’s Azores Airlines Rallye stages in a tight battle for FIA ERC Junior Under 28 victory.

The Azores Airlines Rallye once again showed why it is such a formidable opening round of the FIA European Rally Championship, but as others hit trouble, Russian Performance Motorsport’s Alexey Lukyanuk held steady out front.