Rally Islas Canarias EI Corte Ingles

21st March 2013 - 23rd March 2013

Rally Islas Canarias EI Corte Ingles
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Rally Islas Canarias replaces the Circuit of Ireland Rally on the ERC schedule for 2013. The asphalt stages use a mixture of narrow and fast undulating sections. The surface is abrasive meaning grip levels are high but tyre wear can be at a premium.

Event Updates

  • Rally & Championship Points

    Rally Points

    Jan Kopecky scored 25 points + 13 bonus points
    Craig 18 points + 10 bonus points
    Luis Monzon 15 points 9 bonus points

    Championship Standings

    KOPECKY 76
    BREEN 58
    KETOMAA 39
    MONZON 24
  • 2nd O/A for Craig

    2nd overall forCraig as he has backed up his 2nd overall from Latvia with the same result again this weekend
  • Last SS to go

    Craig is through stage 13 safely and he and Paul have just the final stage to complete
  • See you on the Podium

    See you on the Podium
  • Penultimate Stage

    Craig made a few changes to the back end of the car in service as he felt it was a bit loose on the faster parts this morning. SS12 9.60km Kopecky FASTEST, Breen +7.0, Monzon +9.5, Aigner +15.1
  • Saturday Interview

    Saturday Interview
  • Regroup

  • SS11

    SS11 16.12km Monzon FASTEST, Kopecky +0.3, Breen +5.4, Kopecky leads by 1.22.1 over Craig, Monzon 3rd, REGROUP & SERVICE NOW
  • Craig up to 2nd

    Kubica OUT due to accident, crew okay. Kopecky FASTEST, Monzon +14.0, Breen +24.0, Craig moves up to 2nd.
  • Day 2 live

    The final day of Rally Islas Canarias is live and craig has completed SS9. J Kopecky set fastest time on the stage 4:24.8 R Kubica +1.1 Craig +8.7
  • Saturday Road Order

    Antonín Tlusťák will have the honour of leading the field over the closing six stages of Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés today (Saturday).

    Following Tlusťák over the three repeated stages is Eurosol Racing Team Hungary’s János Puskádi with Team Renault Sport Technologies pair Robert Consani and Germain Bonnefis next up. The French aces are both in contention for ERC Production Car Cup honours in their Mégane N4s.

    ERC Production Car Cup leader Andreas Aigner is fifth on the road in his Subaru Impreza R4 STI with MINI driver and Local hero Luis Monzón sixth. Jérémi Ancian starts seventh for the Peugeot Rally Academy followed by team-mate Craig Breen.

    Two-time event winner Jan Kopecký is ninth for ŠKODA Motorsport with Robert Kubica, the rally leader on the back of his eight stage wins on Saturday, next up at the wheel of a Citroën DS3 RRC. ERC 2WD Championship category leader Gorka Antxustegi goes 11th.

    Saturday’s first stage, Maspalomas, measures 13.28 kilometres and gets underway at 10:28hrs local time.
  • Craig in Peugeot Colours

    Craig in Peugeot Colours
  • Calm b 4 the storm

    Calm b 4 the storm
  • Service Area

    Service Area
  • Interview Time

    Interview Time
  • Start of Day 2

    Start of Day 2
  • Saturday Schedule

    6 stages for the final day of the 37th Rally Islas Canarias, Saturday March 23

    All times local - same as UK, Ireland and Portugal, CET one hour later

    0900 Service D (15 mins)

    1028 SS9 Maspalomas-Festina 1 13.28km
    1101 SS10 San Bartolome de Tirajana - Disa 1 21.36km
    1144 SS11 Valleseco 1 16.12km

    1324 Service E (30 mins)

    1507 SS12 Maspalomas-Festina 2 13.28km
    1540 SS13 San Bartolome de Tirajana-Disa 2 21.36km
    1623 SS14 Valleseco 2 16.12km
  • 3rd overnight

    SS8 20.88km Kubica FASTEST, Kopecky +2.2, Monzon +9.5, Breen +13.2, Kubica leads rally by 1.06.7 over Kopecky with Craig a further 44.3secs down in 3rd / Craig blaming the set-up changes he made in service for his time loss on the final stages of the day. 6 Stages tomorrow. Full day 1 report to follow
  • Penultimate SS of Day 1

    Craig is clear of the penultimate stage of day 1 and is now +1.37 behind leader Kubica and +33.3 behind second placed Jan Kopecky.
  • SS6 times

    Roads drying out. SS5 21.18km Kubica FASTEST, Breen +8.1, Kopecky +12.2 / SS6 14.31km Kubica FASTEST, Kopecky +4.7, Breen +8.2, Monzon +27.3. Craig said at stage end that was fun but not fast with the tyres he has. Kubica now leads Kopecky by 1.03.4, Craig 3rd 12.8secs back. REGROUP & SERVICE NOW
  • O/A after SS5

    Overall after SS5: Kubica 53:22.4 Kopecky +57.7 Breen +1:08.0 Ancian +1:52.3 Aigner +2:42.5
  • 2nd fastest on SS5

    SS5 Kubica 13:29.9 Craig +8.1 Kopecky +12.2 Ancian +17.8 Aigner +39.8
  • SS4 times

    Best time currently for Kubica in SS4 8:32.2 ahead of Craig +6.3 Kopecky +7.1 Monzon +11.5

    Craig switched to the softest compound tyre in service but there still standing water throughout the stage making things difficult
  • Morning loop complete

    SS3 14.31km Kubica FASTEST, Kopecky +0.8, Monzon +4.6, Breen +7.4 Kubica leads rally by 38.4sec, 2.Kopecky 3.Breen + 53.6 REGROUP & SERVICE NOW
  • Rain and fog SS2

    SS2 21.8km Rain & fog, Kubica FASTEST, Breen +22.7, Kopecky +26.4
  • SS1live

    3rd for Craig on SS1
  • Friday Schedule

    Times local - same as UK, Ireland, Portugal, CET times 1 hour later:

    0748 SS1 Moya 1 13.57km
    0824 SS2 Artenara-Festina 1 21.18km
    0909 SS3 Tejeda 1 14.31km

    1059 Service A (30 mins)

    1217 SS4 Moya - Disa 1 13.57km
    1253 SS5 Artenara-Festina 2 21.18km
    1338 SS6 Tejeda 2 14.31 km

    1553 Service B (30 mins)

    1726 SS7 Aguimes 25.82km
    1829 SS8 Ingenio 20.88km

    1949 Flexi Service C (45 mins)
  • ERC launches iPhone app

    The FIA European Rally Championship has launched its own iPhone application.

    Available from the App Store, ERC Rally allows you to catch up with all the latest action from the ERC powered by Eurosport Events with news, event information, live timing, standings, photographs and videos.

    Compatible with iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, iPod touch third, fourth and fifth generation and iPad, ERC Rally is free to download right now. And there’s more good news: an android version is due in the summer.

    Round three of the 2013 ERC, Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés, hits the stages of the Spanish island of Gran Canaria from tomorrow (Friday).
  • Eurosport Coverage

    Extensive Eurosport coverage for Rally Islas Canarias

    Eurosport has confirmed its programming for Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés, round three of the 2013 FIA European Rally Championship.

    Available on the Eurosport platform and online through Eurosport Player, the broadcast schedule for the Spanish asphalt event, which takes place from 21-23 March 2013, is as follows:

    Friday 22 March
    Highlights Day One: 00:00hrs-00:30hrs (Eurosport)

    Saturday 23 March
    Highlights Day One replayed: 08:00hrs-08:30hrs (Eurosport2)
    Rally Review: 23:30hrs-00:00hrs (Eurosport)

    Sunday 24 March
    Rally Review replayed: 08:00hrs-08:30hrs (Eurosport)

    Tuesday 26 March
    Inside ERC: 00:00hrs-00:30hrs (Eurosport)

    All timings are CET and subject to change. Check local listings for further details.
  • Delecour tips Breen

    Delecour rates fast Breen for ERC success

    Rising star Craig Breen continues to do no wrong. After impressing Peugeot Sport to the extent it charged him with testing its all-new 208 T16, Breen has now come to the attention of rallying legend François Delecour.

    Delecour, 50, is a big fan of the 23-year-old from Ireland and expects him to be in the hunt for top honours when the FIA European Rally Championship resumes on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés this week.

    “The person who I’ve been really impressed by in the European championship so far is Craig Breen,” Delecour told the MAXRALLY website. “What he did on the [French championship] Rallye du Var, on his very first time there last year after just two passes on the recce, was simply astonishing. And then I had the chance to compete against him in Latvia recently and I could see again up close how fast he was. He’s someone who could be really challenging at the top next weekend.”
  • 'Kubica battle chance'

    Interview from fiaerc.com

    Craig says he can’t wait to do battle with Robert Kubica when the Pole makes his FIA European Rally Championship debut on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés next week.

    Irishman Breen is one event into his nine-round ERC campaign in a Peugeot Rally Academy 207 Super 2000 and is on a high following a strong run to second place in Latvia last month (pictured).

    He said: “It’s amazing for the profile of rallying and the championship that a guy like him is coming. The bloke’s won a Formula One race and it’s great to see him coming back after the injuries he suffered.”

    Breen, who like Kubica has never competed in Gran Canaria before, reckons his rival’s turbocharged Citroën DS3 RRC might have a performance advantage over his normally-aspirated Peugeot, but didn’t sound overly concerned in an interview in British newspaper Motorsport News.

    “I’m just relishing the chance to be battling against him,” said Breen. “He’s mad passionate about rallying and it’s great to have him with us.”

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