2011 Rally Islas Canarias

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2011 Rally Islas Canarias
35º Trophy El Corte Inglés
Round 2 of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Host country Spain Canary Islands
Rally base Las Palmas
Dates run 14 – 16 April 2011
Stages 12 (190.59 km; 118.43 mi)[1]
Stage surface Asphalt
Overall distance 668.28 km (415.25 mi)
Results
Overall winner Finland Juho Hänninen
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport
Crews 76 at start

The 2011 Rally Islas Canarias, was the second round of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) season. The twelve stage asphalt rally took place on the island of Gran Canaria between 14–16 April 2011.[1] The rally was also a round of the Spanish Asphalt Championship.

Introduction[edit]

The rally was based in the capital, Las Palmas, with a ceremonial start on Thursday 14 April 2011. Day one consisted of eight stages covering a total of 116.81 km (72.58 mi) and included two night stages. Day two covered a total of 73.78 km (45.84 mi) over four stages. A total of seventy-six cars contested the event made up of thirty-five IRC entries and a further forty-one from the Spanish championship. Current IRC champion Juho Hänninen was seeded number one.[2]

Results[edit]

With four stage victories, Juho Hänninen won on asphalt for the first time in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, just edging out Škoda Motorsport team-mate Jan Kopecký by 1.5 seconds. Third and fourth places went to the Belgian pairing of Thierry Neuville and Freddy Loix.

Overall[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1. Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 1:40:38.1 0.0 25
2. Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Petr Starý Škoda Fabia S2000 1:40:39.6 1.5 18
3. Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Peugeot 207 S2000 1:40:46.3 8.2 15
4. Belgium Freddy Loix Belgium Frédéric Miclotte Škoda Fabia S2000 1:40:54.8 16.7 12
5. United Kingdom Guy Wilks United Kingdom Phil Pugh Peugeot 207 S2000 1:41:26.4 48.3 10
6. Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 1:41:33.7 55.6 8
7. (8.) France Bryan Bouffier France Xavier Panseri Peugeot 207 S2000 1:41:38.7 1:00.6 6
8. (9.) Portugal Bruno Magalhães Portugal Paulo Grave Peugeot 207 S2000 1:42:27.9 1:49.8 4
9. (11.) Italy Giandomenico Basso Italy Mitia Dotta Proton Satria Neo S2000 1:43:15.9 2:37.8 2
10. (12.) Finland Toni Gardemeister Finland Tapio Suominen Škoda Fabia S2000 1:43:16.3 2:38.2 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(15 Apr)
SS1 13:48 Gran Canaria 1 1.50 km United Kingdom Guy Wilks 1:23.2 64.90 km/h United Kingdom Guy Wilks
SS2 14:11 Santa Lucía 1 24.57 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 14:08.4 104.26 km/h Czech Republic Jan Kopecký
SS3 15:04 Ingenio 1 14.19 km United Kingdom Guy Wilks 8:20.8 102.00 km/h
SS4 17:22 Gran Canaria 2 1.50 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký
Belgium Thierry Neuville
1:22.9 65.14 km/h
SS5 17:45 Santa Lucía 2 24.57 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 13:59.9 105.31 km/h
SS6 18:38 Ingenio 2 14.19 km Finland Juho Hänninen 8:18.1 102.56 km/h
SS7 22:16 Valleseco 13.22 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 8:18.4 95.49 km/h
SS8 22:49 Tejeda 23.07 km stage cancelled
Leg 2
(16 Apr)
SS9 08:35 San Mateo 1 23.42 km Finland Juho Hänninen 13:53.8 101.12 km/h Belgium Thierry Neuville
SS10 09:22 Artenara 1 13.47 km Finland Juho Hänninen 8:24.6 96.10 km/h Finland Juho Hänninen
SS11 12:06 San Mateo 2 23.42 km Finland Juho Hänninen 13:49.5 101.64 km/h
SS12 12:53 Artenara 2 13.47 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 8:22.9 96.42 km/h

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