The 43rd edition of the Canary Islands Rally, which will be held between May 2 and 4, has already designed its route, which is divided into two stages. This consists of 16 timed sections in total, which range between 10 and 15 kilometers away. The novelties presented by the second meeting of the ERC 2019 ( FIA European Rally Championship) sand focus on a new location of the qualification section and the shakedown, scheduled for Thursday 2 in the morning, and the incorporation of the municipality of Valleseco.
The Gran Canaria event has a high prestige in the ERC, proof of this will be the celebration in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria of the Seminar of the International Automobile Federation, scheduled for March 1 and 2. It will address technical and safety aspects specified in the new regulations of the competitions that are under the direction of the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
The route of this new edition of the Canary Islands Rally is again divided into two stages. The first one will take place on Friday, May 3. It will consist of eight timed specials, visiting the municipalities of Valsequillo, Saint Matthew and Tejeda in the first two sections and, as a finishing touch, two passes in the urban section of the capital of Gran Canaria, which is repeated for the third time in a row after the success of 2017 and 2018.
Unlike other years, this time the route will reserve eight special stages for its passage through the municipalities of Arucas, Moya, Gáldar and a new municipality that adds to the international test: Valleseco.
One of the most relevant news for fans is the new location of the qualification section ( Qualifying Stage) and the shakedown from Thursday, May 2 in the morning.
On this occasion it will be the municipality of Valsequillo that welcomes what will be the first contact real of the teams with the Gran Canaria asphalt in race pace, but before that the Monday Test of Artenara.
The departure ceremony will once again have as its setting the Santa Catalina Park, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which will also host the entire organizational structure of the event.