Rally Islas Canarias agrees two-year deal to join WRC calendar

Championship returns to Spain for first time since Rally Catalunya in 2022.
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The Rally Islas Canarias has agreed a two-year deal to join the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar from next season.


  • The Canary Islands will host WRC until at least 2026
  • The rally is intended to run exclusively on Gran Canaria in 2025
  • It will expand to include other islands the year after


The Rally Islas Canarias, which was first held in 1977, has been part of the European Rally Championship (ERC) calendar since 2016. It will celebrate its 50th edition in 2026. WRC most recently visited Spain in 2022 when the rally was based out of the beachside resort of Salou.


“Since adding the European Rally Championship to our portfolio of championships, we have been left with little doubts about the capabilities of the rally management team to run this rally next year on the WRC calendar,” said WRC Promoter managing director Jona Siebel.

“We are enthusiastic about having Spain back on the WRC calendar and are encouraged to see our clearly defined strategy to have an opportunity for ERC events to have a pathway to WRC coming to fruition as Rally Islas Canarias follows on from Latvia and Poland in 2024.”

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