44. Rally Islas Canarias 2020
ERC #5 • ERC2 #5 • ERC3 #5 • ERC Ladies #5 • ERC3 Junior #5 • ERC1 Junior #5 • Spain #5 • Spain Superchampionship #6 • Abarth Rally Cup #5
26. 11. – 28. 11. 2020, Siete Palmas, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria • C.D. Todo Sport • asphalt 200.09 km • total distance including road sections - 559.51 km • Other years
Event has been postponed from original date 07-09.05.2020 due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19.
Teams in Super Rally don't appear in final classifications to sections Spain, Spain Superchampionship and Canary Island according to regional legislation
Teams in Super Rally don't appear in final classifications to sections Spain, Spain Superchampionship and Canary Island according to regional legislation
"Long rally, honestly I'm happy we finished, we had so many issues with the car. But I'm happy."
"Weekend in really difficult conditions for this car, but we are happy, happy with the whole seasons. Thanks to everybody allowing me to do this."
"Tough event, we had bad start on wrong tyres, it was a lot of learning, but last two stages went really well."
"This is amazing, we did hard job this year and I'm really happy."
"Not really good weekend, this rally was really tricky. It was my first time with this car in such conditions."
"Challenging and enjoyable rally, hard for everyone in the team. I hope to be here next year."
"We finished the second day and it secured us the Spanish championship, I'm happy."
"Thanks for the whole team, they did great job with the car. It the beginning of the season we were struggling with it, but now we had a lot of fun."
"It's cool actually, we learned a lot here, but we want to forget this weekend as fast as possible."
"Not the result we expected, next time it will be better."
"It was fast and challenging, but I think we did a good job. We did a mistake with tyres on Friday morning, but it was a good experience."
"It was fantastic for us, we enjoyed every stage, really happy."
"If we look where we started and where we are now we can be proud of the development during the season. "
"We are here in the end, we are happy for this. It was not easy rally, we had to adapt to the car in tough conditions, but we learned a lot."
"The grip level was really high here, the rally was difficult but we enjoyed it. Thanks to Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy."
"The weather was a nightmare this weekend, yesterday we lost everything and today were in no man's land. It was difficult with the tyre choice, we will work with it and hope to have some easier rallies."
"Disaster today because we were leading, let's see other guys who wins the championship."
"Fantastic weekend for us, I want to thank to M-Sport and Michelin, each stage was a different competition. Lot of new expereince."
"Tough rally, but we are happy."
"Many thanks to my team and to Michelin to their tyres, we did not do right tyre choice, but we are very happy."
"It was a tough weekend for sure, yesterday hard tyre choice. Now we have to wait for the Spanish championship results."
"Most difficult rally in my life, I'm very happy, to finish rally like this is good, I'm happy. I hope to compete here again next year."
"Incrdedible, I'm so happy. I enjoyed the last stage, it was so sliding. It was incredible year. This championship gave so much experience on tarmac."
"I want to thanks my sponsors for this difficult year. It was not possible to fight for the top positions after today's morning, I hope we can do something next year."
"I'm disappointed with my performance today, I did two mistakes , it was tough rally. I was waiting for this moment, there was so many pressure behind during the season, now I just need to breathe and relax."
"There are places where I enjoy it, some are tricky."
"There was water going over the road and I went off there, the bumper came off."
"The car was cutting out, we had to stop for two minutes, I'm fed up."
"We have some engine failure."
"It has been good fun, really good fun."
"Difficult, but drier than this morning, for us it was better, we are happy to be here."
"accident in SS 15"
"Very difficult rally, but we are OK and want to get to the finish."
"We try to save the first position and to secure the win in this rally and in this year."
"We are doing our best, I hope the car is OK for now. We are pushing as hard as we can."
"These stages are the most difficult, lot of mud and they are narrow."
"We drove with it close towards the stage end, maybe two kilometres."
"I drove maybe two kilometers on the puncture, not my day."
"It was drying up completely and we have wet tyres. There were some sheeps on the road, it was a scary moment."
"I hit a small cow on the stage."
"We have wrong tyres, it was completely dry, they were overheating all the time. Two more stages to go, I'm learning now."
"We have good tyres, it's not so bad. We have some movement of the car, but it's safe choice, the time is not bad."
"I did a mistake in the last stage of the previous loop, this one this time was better."
"We are finding the pace after the crash, still two stages to go."
"Hard for us, it was drying up and we are on three wet tyres, I was just trying to get throught the stage and tried to save the tyres."
"Very good now, we pushed really hard. Good tyre choice, it was completely dry."
"OK, start of the stage was little damp, but all OK."
"In this one was something strange, there was a lot of mud in the middle of the stage, I don't know why."
"Quite dry stage, let's keep the pressure on."
"It was quite dry, we put slicks on the front and wet on the rear and it was strange,"
"We went on wet tyres and the stage was dry, we can be second in our championship and we can win it then."
"We are trying to keep the position, we don't push. We have soft choice of tyres now."
"I took two slick tyres and two wets, but four wets fould be better."
"Now it's quite good, good tyre choice."
"The stage is full dry, the tyres are moving a lot. In the middle there must have been some tractor on the route, lot of mud and rocks on the road."
"The middle part was quite dirty, but OK."
"The stage was a lot drier, no drama."
"We are on full wet tyres and the road is almost dry."
"I tried to push as much as I can."
"We were pushing very hard."
"No problem in this stage. It's quite challnging, it's easy to make mistakes."
"I had not much time to check tyre pressure and it was little bit hard, but we are happy, the grip was good."
"Now the steering is OK, I'm happy."
"Tyres seem OK, the car was moving a lot, but I'm taking it easy now."
"Normal stage for us, some parts are wet, some are dry."
"The road is damp, the tyres are working on the limit."
"I don't know what to say, in some parts the is a nice grip, in some it's really slippery. But it's like that."
"The notes are not working, I have no confidence, the brakes are getting hot too. I'm not happy."
"The first stages were good, but now we were on wet tyres and it was almost dry."
"We don't have any wet pattern tyres so it was really tricky."
"Today is very difficult, but this stage was nice. The previous three were crazy, very slippery."
"Difficult four stages, the first one was really wet, this one was dry in the end."
"I'm satisfied except for narrow part where we left the tyre."
"It looked interesting, the local knowledge is important here. It's frustrating, but enjoyable."
"Very slippery in some places, sometimes good grip, it's crazy."
"Very difficult, really slippery. We hit something so we were slow. We tried to fix it and it's little bit better now."
"Very difficult, we had a fog on the windscreen and didn't see anything."
"In the previous stage I had a mistake in the pacenotes and on the water went off, but spectators helped us back."
"We have crossed tyres and there came full rain, but still we have fun and enjoy the stages."
"Very difficut today, we are fighting for the national championship, it's difficult to drive in these conditions."
"It's better than yesterday, we try to get the confideece, the grip is changing a lot."
"So difficult, in the middle of the stage there was really slippery tarmac."
"Definitely not my weekend, the grip is changing a lot, in one place I went on the brakes too late and went to the barrier."
"We still go, Furuseth is out so let's see what Torn does."
"I was doing my best, but on one part the tarmac was really slippy and I went out of my rhythm."
"In the middle of the stage it was really slippery, I thought we had a puncture. But we enjoyed it."
"I haven't lost anything, this one was good again, we enjoyed it."
"It was really wet loop, difficult like yesterday, we try to drive better and we are enjoying."
"The last stage was not so good, we were cautious in places."
"Very tough, we had to stop and reverse, it's difficult and surviving, it has changed so much from the recce. The car didn't want to start before the stage, we had to roll out."
"We need to finish in our championship, it's the main goal now."
"We have a problem in this stage, the car is difficult to drive."
"Crazy, really difficult loop today. We are slower today, tyres work well but the grip is changing all the time."
"It's incredibly difficult, the grip is changing all the time. I clipped the barrier."
"Same conditions in this stage. We have a big problem with gearbox. I hope I can finish the rally."
"In some places were with very high grip, in some places nothing. It's very difficult to decide."
"I crossed the tyres before the stage and the grip was not good. But we enjoy and want to finish."
"In fast the car does not behave like I would like to. We are no controlling the race but we are still close to Oliver so all OK."
off road / mimo trať
off road / mimo trať
front-right puncture / defekt
"We went off but we got back on the road, but I could't brake too much, it was heating. I can't get the rhythm."
"Quite good, we were careful because of lot or rocks on the road, we didn't take much risk."
"Something like Irish stage in the last part, tricky , but I'm happy."
"OK, Polish guys have some problems, I didn't risk anything on the downhill."
"We have some problems with the steering, we went off on the previous stage and the car doesn't turn properly."
"In the beginning of the stage there was one corner like on ice and we touched the barrier. Unbeliavable stage."
"Difficult stage and conditions, we focus on our champioship so let's see what happens."
"Difficult one, really bad in the beginning, it was difficult ot read the mud coming on the road in fast sections."
"Big thanks to my team, thanks to them we are here today. Not good feeling, no confidence, tricky conditions for everybody."
"I lost the concentration, crazy stage."
"The first one was slippery, this one was tricky, the last part especially. Not good enough."
"We had aquaplaning."
"Very tough, I did my best, I think we have very good car, tyres and setup, thanks to my team. It's good experience, last section was with lot of aquaplaning."
"The last three kilometers are real rallying."
off road in the last corner / mimo trať
"Two difficult stage, really difficult conditions. We try to improve and get the feeling with the car."
"Quite heavy rain on the start, in the middle there was more grip. But I'm happy."
"Difficult, in one part we have massive rain and next corner it was fine. It's changing for every car."
off road in the last corner / mimo trať
"Very very difficult, it's easy to get a puncture here."
"We have two punctures, there were lot of rocks on the middle. And we have only one spare."
"Completely crazy stage, I had aquaplaning at the end of the stage, we have to check the car."
"Very very slippery, I had aquaplaning, there was a lot of gravel and mud. I went to the first gear, but no control at all."
"Very dangerous, I went off on the grave section, I'm happy to be on the finish. There is a lot of water. Except for the end the stage was perfect."
"I hit a wall, there is a lot of water."
"The stage is very dangerous and difficult, in the end there was a lot of aquaplaning."
"In the last corner lot of aquaplaning, we went off."
"It was slippery in places."
"The conditions were slippery, but it should be better today I hope. Not bad."
"It was OK, quite wet, but as expected."
"The stage is very difficult, tyres were good."
"We will try this place, but we will see. This stage was difficult in the beginning, I didn't feel the car. The second part was better."
"We have good tyres, the beginning was quite slippery and my drive was not perfect, but OK."
"It was OK, we did good tyre choice. The stage was OK."
"Fine, the road looked more wet, but it was OK."
"It was very good in the begining, but it was slippery and I was too aggressive in the second part."
"Quite OK, but I think that the countdown on start clock is ten seconds different from real time."
Retired -> Rally2
"We are in the end of the day, maybe I was not so lucky with the right choice, Hungary was easier than this. I didn't expect the Canarias to be like that."
"We took wrong tyres and lost too much time, it was learning on the hard way."
"It's a great car, Renault and TOK Sport do a great job developing this car."
"It was complicated day, in the morning the setup and tyres were too optimistic. This stage was short but we had a moment in the first corner."
"Very difficult, so sliippery. In the second we had a problems with car, but now we are heading to service."
"We look forward to tomorrow."
"I'm happy because we are here and the car is OK, but we will try tomorrow."
"I learned I need to work on my pacenotes, I think our speed can be better."
"Before the rally I wanted to win and it's still our goal. But we are struggling a bit, we have no experience with this car on wet, we need to improve for tomorrow."
"I don't like these stages. Bit difficult get in pace."
"Very happy, but it was a difficult day, this stage was really tricky."
"I thought it would be difficult day but actually I enjoyed it. It's fine."
"This is a crazy day, this last stage is very narrow. We try to go through and to win the ERC2 championship."
"It was good, but difficult on dry conditions. We are happy to be here, tomorrow it's the final day of the season, we keep pushing."
"We enjoyed two dry stages and it remained my memories for this rally, but all remaining stages were crap."
"No problem, perfect. We are quite happy. We did a good tyre choice."
"We were surprised, at the second roundabout there was a barrier in the middle of the road."
"This is not Canary Islands, difficult day, we were struggling all the time, also here we lost a lot of time."
"My day was quite good, good experience, no drama."
"We learned a lot today, looking forward for tomorrow."
"It was a long day, diffficult one, tomorrow will be maybe the same, the weather is strange."
"The second loop was really good for us, but this stage was crazy."
"We started good today, but in the last stage we had fog on the windscreen and here it was slippery like hell."
"Really tough day, once again. I really struggled today, the conditions changed so quickly, but everyone had problems with tyres. I'm happy to be here."
"I almost crashed the car in the first corner here, I'm happy to be in the finish of today. We had cold tyres and there came the rain."
"The weather was crazy today."
"We did wrong tyre choice today, now it also started to rain before the start. I hope tomorrow will be better."
"The day was good, we did a good choice of tyres. Now we lost of time, we thought it would be dry but we had rain in the last moment."
"50:50, in the morning it was wrong strategy, in the afternoon it also was not perfect. Also now few cars ran on dry conditions, we had wet roar. I want to push tomorrow."
"Next year we stay on the beach, the weather is better here than in the mountains."
"One of my worst rally in my life, we did everything wrong. I have to change my mind and tomorrow start again."
"Great day for me and my team, I'm very happy."
"It was full dry when we started and in the end it was full wet, with cold tyres it was sliding as hell. It was stupid stage."
"We were really unfortunate with the clutch problem in the morning, but in the afternoon it went better and better, we had a lot of fun. This one was short but fun, I hope to push tomorrow."
"I had wrong start, the stage was bad for us."
"We are really happy, there were tricky conditions but we had a good pace. This stage was short but nice. We lost some time, but not so much."
"It was tough day, we did bad tyre choice in the morning, it was tricky also in the afternoon. Let's see tomorrow."
"It's not my day, it's hard for everybody, but I don't feel nothing, no feeling with the car, maybe I don't have enough experience for this."
"It's getting better, I try to drive fast, but it's also about learning."
"Lot better than before, I did one mistake in a corner, but it's going better and better."
"Really enjoyed that, the car has a potential and we did good tyre choice for the afternoon. I'm looking forward for tomorrow. It's fun to drive this car."
"It was bad, we have engine problem, the whole loop we don't have full power. We lost a lot. I'm feeling ver good and confident, but the car doesn't."
"I hope tomorrow will be better day for racing."
"I enjoyed this, the first part was very slippery, but then it was good."
"I think it's OK, the speed was better in the afternoon, we need to work with the pacenotes."
"The tyre choice was not the best."
"Difficult conditions, this was little bit more predictible, but the previous one was worse. We have to do something to improve tomorrow."
"The stage was very slippery, difficult to find the pace. But it's OK."
"The previous one was fine ven with the fog, this one also, but again lot of turns and it was difficult with his car."
"Happy with our driving, we try to go to the finish. I feel sorry for Zelindo."
"Difficult, the last two stages were wet, difficult with this car."
"I'm pissed off with the weather, no match with the forecats, it sucks."
"It's good, I found really good grip here."
"Quite crazy and slippery. At the stage start it wasn't very good."
"We had a spin and lost 30 seconds."
puncture / defekt
"We took it easy to the end of the stage. Actually we had a good rhythm in the previous stages."
"It was OK, but we caught some rain again."
"Difficult afternoon, we expected the weather to improve, we chose soft slicks and wet for these stages but it was tricky in this last stage."
"Good, the last stage was very slippery, but we had fun."
"In general it was quite a good day, only in this stage I couldn't see anything and lost maybe 15 seconds."
"This afternoon was much better, but the time we lost we can not get back easily."
"Noisy stage. The rain started just at the stage start."
"We are not doing a good job with chosing the tyres. We changed the setup for dry before the stage but on the start it started to rain."
"On the previous stage we had a spin and now it started to rain when we were on the startline so we lost a lot of time."
"I think on this loop our tyre choice was better but it was hard to make the right choice, now few minutes before the start it started to rain."
"It was better than in the morning but we are stupid because we changed the wet tyres before the stage, I don't know why we did this."
"All OK, it's difficult."
"It's better tyre choice than in the morning, but still the car is moving a lot. We try to go step by step and to enjoy."
"Good, much more grip now, difficult choice of tyres."
"It's been OK, we were expecting more rain, but the speed was OK and this one was enjoyable."
"Spectacular stage, but the tyres were really bad here. Tomorrow will be another day."
"The grip is changing a lot. We have rain tyres and it's moving a lot, conditions are difficult. We are losing in every corner."
"It was a good stage, but we have crossed tyres and it was completely dry. But incredible stage, lot of corners."
"The first stage was amost dry, the next full wet and this again full dry. It's difficult to chose richt tyres, we will see."
Gearbox -> Rally2
Accident -> Rally2
"It was much better than in the morning, but we were missing some tyres in the service, we will see."
"Everything is working, but we are on wrong tyres."
"We have little bit soft tyres now, but it's still better than in the morning."
"It was good fun, much more enjoyable than in the morning."
"Now the setup is a lot better, we feel more comfortable. We want to continue like this."
"We have a problem with engine, after leaving the service it started to sound weird, we tried to fix it, but no idea, what it is."
"Good feeling, but the tyres were not correct for this stage."
"It was really cool, I liked it a lot."
"It's OK, quite good run, no big mistakes. We are happy."
"I expected the road to be little bit wet but it was dry. So in the second part it was hard because the tyres were overheating."
"Everything is OK, I tried to push. I don't know the times but I think it was great."
"More dry in the morning, we could attack more, but let's see the weather in next stages."
"More enjoyable, but we expected some rain."
"Good conditions now for this car, but we will see on next stages."
"The special stage is full dry, better than this morning."
"Perfect tyre choice now, we showed good pace."
"It was not so good, we decided to take rain tyres so we were struggling trying to save them."
"Much more enjoyable for sure, but we never know what tyres to choose for the whole loop."
"That was nice, lot of sliding, but I felt comfortable."
"Not good, it was almost all dry for our tyres."
"We are happy, but wrong tyre choice, lot of car movement, but it was enjoyable drifting around corners."
"We have the same tyre choice, but this tyime the road is too dry."
"The stage was almost dry now."
"It was hard to understand what to do in the morning, now it was better it got dry quickly."
"I hope the tyre choice will be better for the next stage."
"It's better than in the morning, but it couldn't be any worse then, we try again."
"Not so bad, we had too many slides and we were losing time. We were pushing, but it was difficult with medium tyres."
"That was hard stage for us, in the first loop we had full tyres for dry and it was wet, now it was dry and we had full wet tyres. The car was moving around, I also saw Cais and lost a concentration for a while."
"I think I was bit faster than in the morning, the tyre choice now was OK, we will see in the complete loop. I have a good feeling with the car."
"This morning was a disater, now we try to get back the confidence, we go step by step."
"It was wet in some places, I was surprised. In three places I had to stop and go again, so not very good."
"Guys did amazing job to fix the car, it feels great now, but we did wrong tyre choice."
"In the morning it was completely wet, now it's completely dry now and it's lot different."
"It was quite dry, not the perfect tyre choice to be honest."
"First loop in my life in ERC and it's great. From corner to corner with lot of rain, I have no handbrake and had to reverse twice, but still I enjoy it."
"Incredible, some partts are so slippery. It's hard for everybody for sure."
"It's little bit better than before, now in the service we correct the setup. We are happy for the team, they did incredible job before the rally."
"I went of in the first stage and something is bent in the car. It's not easy to drive it."
"Epic stages, but probably the worst tyre choice we could do. But it's good high-speed recce for the R5 next year."
"Everything fine, tricky conditions, we tried to push but we need to be careful."
"First time we drive with these tyres, we go step by step."
"Difficult, I lost my brakes on the previous stage, but we are here."
"All OK, quite tricky, but also little bit fun."
"Difficult stage, we had quite a lot of rain in the end and I had a moment in there."
"Very difficult conditions, hard to find the grip. I don't know the times, we will see."
"We can be happy, the times are good for driving in rain and fog. The setup is not good for wet roads."
"It's good, lot of turns, but I found a way how to drive on these roads in such weather."
"Little spin, not easy situation."
"It's OK, but it's very very difficult, the setup is not good for the wet roads."
"It was tricky, but it is fun sliding with this car on slicks."
"It's not the best, but in general I'm happy, we are not far from Oliver."
"We actually enjoy it, only in the stage 2 we took a heavy rain and hit a wall."
"We clipped a wall somewhere in the previous stages."
"This was better than the previous one, we felt more comfortable."
"It was OK, difficult one, we are really surprised with the weather conditions."
"Quite difficult, we have crossed tyres and we learned a lot. Conditions surprised me, more water than I expected."
"Pretty crazy, every rally this year it's really difficult. I'm really happy I'm able to drive in these conditions, it's good training."
"We enjoyed some places as they were not completely wet, but with medium tyres the morning loop was crazy."
"Big suprise, in the first part there were fell some rocks on the road. But I'm happy with my tyre choice, I'm happy with the loop."
"I have no grip, it's just surviving."
"It's very challenging with slicks tyres, it was full wet, very bad tyre choice. Lot of rain and some fog in places. But it shows me I can push, I was doing my best."
"We have correct tyres and we are happy for that. No we plan what to do for the afternoon."
"All OK for the moment."
"Good stage, we had bad tyre choice so we had to survive like this. We are focusing on Spanish championship so we have to be clever."
"Difficult loop for us, especially with the tyre choice. But OK we are on the finish of the loop, we have to wait for the weather in the second one."
"I'm really happy, I was probably too careful on the dowhill and small mistake on uphill. But good start for us, we are here for the first time but we are competetive."
"We have slicks tyres, I hoped to be in the finish line."
"Difficult, it was very slippery morning, we have crossed tyres, it was OK on braking, but undrivable in corners."
"Conditions are difficult, the stage was harder than the previous."
"The car is broken from the first stage, we drive in stage mode and hope to get to the service. Maybe clutch or differential, I don't know."
"Very tricky, every corner is different grip, sometimes we had aquaplaning, difficult rally."
"It was like on ice, I have medium slicks on the car and I couldn't do anything. Lot of undesteer."
"No grip on the stage, I tried to be smooth as possible, but we are struggling with the grip so much that we don't know if we are fast or not."
"Not good, one of the worst stages in my life, tyre choice is not good."
"Very difficult, on straights the car is shaking, I took it very easy, and I did one small mistake. I lost a lot of time now."
"Tricky conditions, lot of water on the road and we have a setup for the dry."
"It's OK, we feell little bit uncomfortable, it's difficult."
"The stage here is even more difficult, lot of water on the road."
"The beginning was quite dry, it was not so bad."
Accident -> Rally2
"We absolutely did not expect this, it's completely wet."
"We took really heavy shower, I went very very slowly, really difficult."
"It's what I want, but the grip is not what I want. I like more mud, this is just slippery, difficult conditions."
"Conditions are really, really difficult."
"I don't know, I'm not happy with my tyre choice. We are slow."
"It was incredibly slippy, I took it too easy, but very difficult. I have combined tyres and I had some big slides, then big understeer. But I will keep pushing."
"The stage was dry in the second part, very slippery in the start. I don't know the times."
"Very very difficult, scary stage."
"It was difficult stage, we have to compare with other drivers, the tyre choice is important for everybody."
"It was OK, good start, difficult conditions, but it was fine."
"Difficult stage, I'm very happy, the sun is coming out soon."