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Mon March 14, 2016

Canarias post-event press conference IRC Canarias post-event press conference Present: (AL) Alexey Lukyanuk/(AA) Alexey Arnautov, Ford Fiesta R5, first place; (KK) Kajetan Kajetanowicz/(JB) Jarek Baran, LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5, second place; (LM) Luis Monzón/José Carlos Déniz, Auto-Laca Competition Citroën DS3 R5, third place; (WC) Wojciech Chu...

Pirelli 1-2 in ERC opener Canarias IRC Pirelli 1-2 in ERC opener Canarias Pirelli has clinched a one-two finish on the first round of the FIA European Rally Championship: the Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles. Russian driver Alexey Lukyanuk picked up where he left off last season, by winning in the Canary Islands, having previously triumphed on t...

Sat March 12, 2016

Lukyanuk wins Canarias IRC Lukyanuk wins Canarias Alexey Lukyanuk won the opening round of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship after defeating the defending champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz on the final day of Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés. The triumph in Gran Canaria is a second consecutive ERC win for Russian drive...

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IRC E/Canarias SS13 - End @ 03:25 PM - Lukyanuk starts 2016 exactly as he finished the 2015 season in Valais: With an asphalt win! Final results (after SS12)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 2h13m52s4;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +32s7;
3rd= Monzon/Deniz, Citroen, +1m51s4;
4th= Perez/Lopez, Ford, +2m58s5;
5th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +5m09s6
6th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +5m57s3;
7th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +6m17s;
8th= Puskadi/Godor, Skoda, +8m;
9th= Pernia/Garcia, Renault, +8m26s2;
10th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +8m37s

IRC E/Canarias SS12 @ 03:06 PM - Lukyanuk wins stage. Kajto narrowly beaten on stage but it seems he is taking it safe for a finish now. Results after SS12:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 2h03m49s6;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +32s3;
3rd= Monzon/Deniz, Citroen, +1m41s5;
4th= Perez/Lopez, Ford, +2m44s;
5th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +4m30s1
6th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +5m27s;
7th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +5m28s1;
8th= Puskadi/Godor, Skoda, +7m18s1;
9th= Pernia/Garcia, Renault, +7m48s7;
10th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +8m01s4

IRC E/Canarias SS11 @ 02:18 PM - Ivan Ares dropped to 19th from fighting for 6th! He lost 5min changing a puncture. Kajto wins this stage but the gap is still at 28.8s. Results after SS11:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 1h55m05s7;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +28s8;
3rd= Monzon/Deniz, Citroen, +1m35s9;
4th= Perez/Lopez, Ford, +2m39s;
5th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +4m09s;
6th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +5m09s2;
7th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +5m17s4;
8th= Puskadi/Godor, Skoda, +6m50s9;
9th= Pernia/Garcia, Renault, +7m23s6;
10th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +7m35s7

IRC E/Canarias SS10 @ 11:54 AM - Kajto drops another half a minute with his tyres completely ruined. Consani drops time with now brakes at all. Stage win for Luis Monzon. Results after SS10:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 1h41m09s4;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +36s7;
3rd= Monzon/Deniz, Citroen, +1m32s7;
4th= Perez/Lopez, Ford, +2m32s6;
5th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +4m01s9;
6th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +4m40s7;
7th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +4m44s;
8th= Puskadi/Godor, Skoda, +6m07s7;
9th= Ares/Gonzalez, Ford, +6m22s7;
10th= Pernia/Garcia, Renault, +6m39s3

IRC E/Canarias SS9 @ 11:45 AM - Attrition carries on. Kobus crashes out and Kajetanowicz drops half a minute with tyre problems and loses the lead to Lukyanuk. Results after SS9:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 1h30m55s;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +2s6;
3rd= Monzon/Deniz, Citroen, +1m33s6;
4th= Perez/Lopez, Ford, +2m22s2;
5th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +3m16s;
6th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +4m09s1;
7th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +4m29s2;
8th= Puskadi/Godor, Skoda, +5m38s1;
9th= Pernia/Garcia, Renault, +6m07s3;
10th= Ares/Gonzalez, Ford, +6m12s3

IRC E/Canarias SS8 @ - Very dramatic start to the day. Consani's Peugeot starts up 8min late in parc fermé and gets 80s time penalty. Costenaro has an alternator problem. Ostberg does not restart, car was too badly damaged in accident yesterday. Results after SS8:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 1h21m35s8;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +28s5;
3rd= Monzon/Deniz, Citroen, +2m01s6;
4th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m44s2;
5th= Perez/Lopez, Ford, +2m48s4;
6th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +3m19s3;
7th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +4m21s7;
8th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +4m47s;
9th= Puskadi/Godor, Skoda, +5m43s;
10th= Pernia/Garcia, Renault, +6m10s1

Fri March 11, 2016

Kajto leads, Ostberg crashes IRC Kajto leads, Ostberg crashes Defending champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz leads the opening round of 2016 FIA European Rally Championship, moving ahead on Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés when Mads Østberg crashed near to the end of today’s final stage. Making his ERC debut, Østberg won the first stage of ...

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IRC E/Canarias SS7 - day1 @ 06:14 PM - OSTBERG OUT! Last stage of the day and Ostberg misses a breaking point and crashes into a rock face. Crew OK. Ares' problems continue and he drops to 11th. Results after day1 (SS7):
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 1h07m45s6;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +22s7;
3rd= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +1m45s3;
4th= Monzon/Denit, Citroen, +1m55s8;
5th= Perez/Lopez, Ford, +2m27s3;
6th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m29s8;
7th= Costenaro/Bardini, Peugeot, +2m48s7;
8th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +3m40s9;
9th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +4m00s2;
10th= Puskadi/Godor, Skoda, +4m45s2

IRC E/Canarias SS6 @ 05:18 PM - Ares drops 1 1/2 minutes for an unconfirmed problem. Kajto wins his 5th stage in a row against Ostberg. Results after SS6:
1st= Ostberg/Floene, Ford, 58m27s;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +6s9;
3rd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +30s8;
4th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +1m38s9;
5th= Monzon/Deniz, Citroen, +1m53s7;
6th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m21s7;
7th= Perez/Lopez, Ford, +2m21s8;
8th= Ares/Gonzalez, Ford, +2m28s5;
9th= Costenaro/Bardini, Peugeot, +2m45s1;
10th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +3m13s4

IRC E/Canarias SS5 @ 04:29 PM - Started raining just before Ostberg started. Ostberg & Lukyanuk are on hard tyres, Kajto on Medium and Kajto wins stage 0.9s from Ostberg. Monzon reports gearbox problems, Delacasa stopped in stage. Results after SS5:
1st= Ostberg/Floene, Ford, 49m29s3;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +8s4;
3rd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +26s2;
4th= Ares/Gonzalez, Ford, +1m05s9;
5th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +1m28s3;
6th= Monzon/Deniz, Citroen, +1m46s7;
7th= Perez/Lopez, Ford, +2m05s7;
8th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +2m08s3;
9th= Costenaro/Bardini, Peugeot, +2m25s9;
10th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +2m38s6

IRC E/Canarias SS4 @ 01:45 PM - Another stage win for Kajetanowicz. He passes Lukyanuk for 2nd as well. Though Ostberg's lead remains stable. Results after SS4:
1st= Ostberg/Floene, Ford, 33m53s2;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +9s7;
3rd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +14s;
4th= Ares/Gonzalez, Ford, +35s6;
5th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +54s4;
6th= Monzon/Deniz, Citroen, +1m03s7;
7th= Delacasa/Pozzi, Citroen, +1m10s8;
8th= Costenaro/Bardini, Peugeot, +1m24s5;
9th= Perez/Lopez, Ford, +1m38s1;
10th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m43s3

IRC E/Canarias SS3 @ 12:47 AM - Kajetanowicz wins stage from Ostberg. But tyre choices (Lukyanuk soft, Kajto hard, Ostberg mixed) mean Luykanuk lost some 8sec here with Kajto losing 10sec in the previous stage. Results after SS3:
1st= Ostberg/Floene, Ford, 24m37s8;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +8s4;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +10s;
4th= Ares/Gonzalez, Ford, +26s9;
5th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +32s1;
6th= Monzon/Deniz, Citroen, +55s4;
7th= Delacasa/Pozzi, Citroen, +1m01s4;
8th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +1m03s9;
9th= Costenaro/Bardini, Peugeot, +1m10s7;
10th= Perez/Lopez, Ford, +1m20s9

IRC E/Canarias SS2 @ 00:14 AM - Stage with always moving fog, changing conditions. Ostberg wins but only by 0.1s from Lukyanuk. However Lukyanuk fears his soft tyres are wrong choice for next stages. Tlustak stood for 9min with a gearbox problem. Results after SS2:
1st= Ostberg/Floene, Ford, 15m34s2;
2nd= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +0s1;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +10s4;
4th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +20s2;
5th= Ares/Gonzalez, Ford, +25s3;
6th= Kobus/de Wild, Skoda, +44s2;
7th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +47s6;
8th= Monzon/Deniz, Citroen, +49s2;
9th= Delacasa/Pozzi, Citroen, +50s;
10th= Costenaro/Bardini, Peugeot, +53s3

Thu March 10, 2016

Kajto and Pirelli in the Canary Islands IRC Kajto and Pirelli in the Canary Islands Kajetan Kajetanowicz will count on Pirelli tyres again in 2016 as he bids to retain his FIA European Rally Championship title, starting this weekend on Rally Islas Canarias. Polish driver Kajetanowicz defeated the odds last year to claim the crown as a privateer, using Pirelli...

Canarias pre event press conference IRC Canarias pre event press conference Parque Santa Catalina, Las Palmas, Thursday 10 March 2016. Present: (KK) Kajetan Kajetanowicz, LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 (AL) Alexey Lukyanuk, Ford Fiesta R5 (MO) Mads Østberg, RMC Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5 (LM) Luis Monzón, Auto-Laca Competition Citroën DS3 R5 ...

SS1 show stage in Canarias cancelled! IRC SS1 show stage in Canarias cancelled! The stage action for the opening round of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship will begin with SS2 of Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés. The scheduled SS1, a city stage after the ceremonial start this evening, had to be dropped due to a technical issue concerning the li...

Tue March 8, 2016

Full Rallye Islas Canarias preview IRC Full Rallye Islas Canarias preview The 2016 FIA European Rally Championship begins next week (10-12 March) on the asphalt roads of Gran Canaria for Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés. One of the world’s leading drivers has signed up for the island-based challenge with Mads Østberg making his ERC debut. The st...

Tue February 23, 2016

Mads Ostberg starts ERC opener Ford Mads Ostberg starts ERC opener Mads Østberg will take part on the opening round of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship, Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés. Østberg has been competing in the World Rally Championship for the past...

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