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RALLY ISLAS CANARIAS

3-5 May 2018, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (asphalt)

The rally in 100 words...
With the stages climbing and descending at a frequent rate, drivers pay close attention to corner speed and lines to ensure optimal momentum is maintained, while precise car set-up and pacenote accuracy are vital. One of the notable features of the sealed stages is the abrasive surface, constructed partly from volcanic lava. It means grip levels are high and remain constant if it rains, although tyre wear can increase. However, with the opportunity to take ‘cuts’ through corners limited, the roads remain relatively debris-free. Returning to the ERC schedule in 2016, it’s a rally big on challenge and spectator numbers.

Event eligibility:
FIA European Rally Championship 2018, round 2 of 8
FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship 2018, round 2 of 6
FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship 2018, round 2 of 6

Also counting for... 
​FIA ERC2, FIA ERC3, FIA European Rally Championship for Teams, ERC Nations' Cup, ERC Ladies' Trophy

Previous winners:
2017: Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov (Ford Fiesta R5)
2016: Alexey Lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov (Ford Fiesta R5)
2015: Miguel Fuster/Ignacio Aviñó (Porsche 997 GT3 RS)*
2014: Didier Auriol/Denis Giraudet (Citroën Xsara WRC)*
2013: Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (Škoda Fabia S2000)
*Non-ERC event

Starts: 20h30, Thursday 3 May, Podium Zone, Santa Catalina Park, Las Palmas
Finishes: 18h00, Saturday 5 May, Podium Zone, Santa Catalina Park, Las Palmas
Headquarters: Hotel AC Gran Canaria, Eduardo Benot 5, 35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
ERC appearances (since 2004 restructuring): 3 (2013, 2016-2017)
Stages: 14
Stage distance: 202.72 kilometres (100.98 kilometres leg one, 101.74 kilometres leg two)
Liaison: 399.83 kilometres
Total: 602.55 kilometres
Surface: Asphalt
Free Practice (for priority drivers): 09h00-11h00, Thursday 3 May (GC-100 Ingenio)
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): 11h45-12h45, Thursday 3 May (GC-100 Ingenio)
Shakedown (for all drivers): 13h30-15h30, Thursday 3 May (GC-100 Ingenio)
Start order selection: 17h00, Thursday 3 May, Podium Zone, Santa Catalina Park, Las Palmas
Rally start: 20h30, Thursday 3 May, Podium Zone, Santa Catalina Park, Las Palmas

MEDIA INFORMATION

Media accreditation:
Location: Edificio Miller building, Parque Santa Catalina, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Opening hours: Wednesday 2 May: 09h00-21h00
Thursday 3 May: 08h00-23h00
Friday 4 May: 09h00-23h00
Saturday 5 May: 09h00-12h00

Media Centre:
Location: 
Edificio Miller building, Parque Santa Catalina, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Opening hours: Tuesday 1 May: 12h00-21h00
Wednesday 2 May: 09h00-21h00
Thursday 3 May: 08h00-23h00
Friday 4 May: 09h00-23h00
Saturday 5 May: 09h00-23h00

Television coverage: Daily highlights, rally review and Inside ERC magazine show on Eurosport and Eurosport Player, plus additional coverage on a number of other channels around the world
ERC Radio: Live throughout the event at FIAERC.com or through the ERC app
Results, standings, live timing and text commentary: www.fiaerc.com
Rights-free images: Register at http://media.fiaerc.com
Event media contact: Roberto Martí/Javier Viera, prensa@rallyislascanarias.com, +34 607755541

MEDIA EVENTS

THURSDAY 3 MAY
Free Practice (for priority drivers):
09h00-11h00, route GC-100 Ingenio (3.40 kilometres)
Qualifying Stage (for priority drivers): 11h45-12h45, route GC-100 Ingenio (3.40 kilometres)
Shakedown (for all drivers): 13h30-15h30, route GC-100 Ingenio (3.40 kilometres)
Start order selection: 17h00, Podium Zone, Parque Santa Catalina
Pre-rally press conference: 17h30, Podium Zone, Parque Santa Catalina
Photocall: 20h10, Podium Zone, Parque Santa Catalina
Ceremonial start: 20h30, Podium Zone, Parque Santa Catalina

SATURDAY 5 MAY
Post-rally press conference:
19h00, Media Centre, Edificio Miller