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.

Alexey Lukyanuk’s impromptu alliance with Hugo Magalhães proved to be a big success when they won Rallye de Tierra de Astorga in Spain yesterday.

FIA ERC Junior Under 27 podium finisher Karel Kupec is calling on the rallying community to help his brother Radomír’s ongoing recuperation from serious injuries sustained in a rally crash earlier this year.

Jari Huttunen, who will step up to the FIA World Rally Championship WRC2 category in 2018 after finishing runner-up in the FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship this season, has received yet more recognition.

Citroën’s all-new C3 R5 is set to be a contender for honours in 2018 when it will be eligible for the FIA European Rally Championship.

FIA ERC Under 27 Championship frontrunner Filip Mareš was praised after an impressive showing on Rallye du Var last month.

ERC features in new book

12/12/2017 06:00 - 2017

A new book from McKlein, the respected photographic and publishing empire specialising in rallying, features a section on the FIA European Rally Championship.