The entry period of the 44th edition of Rally Islas Canarias, scheduled as the penultimate event of the FIA European Rally Championship season, has reopened in accordance with the revised event programme following the change of dates.
Originally planned for the first weekend of May, the hugely popular asphalt event was rescheduled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Having been postponed from its original date in May in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tarmac-only event, which counts for FIA ERC and Spanish championship points, was handed a new date in December.
However, in order to ensure the re-scheduling was workable for the Spanish championship and its drivers and teams, a new date in November will be submitted to the FIA World Motor Sport Council for final approval when it meets in June.
“Rally Islas Canarias is not only one of the highlights of the FIA ERC season, it’s also a key component of the Spanish championship,” explained Jean-Baptiste Ley, the ERC Co-ordinator. “With Spanish federation RFEDA a strong partner of the ERC, it was important we could agree on a date that worked for all parties. Besides, we are all in the same boat due to COVID-19 so it’s important we all help each other. I am therefore very pleased we have found a solution and look forward to working towards the 44th running of Rally Islas Canarias in November.”