Blog2 May 2018

Ingram aims to build on successful start at Rally Islas Canarias

Chris Ingram has the opportunity to extend his lead at the top of the ERC Junior U28 rankings when he takes to the track at the Rally Islas Canarias on Thursday.

And the Mancunian has fond memories of competing on Spanish territory having won the corresponding rally this time last season.

History has already repeated itself in one regard. Chris went into the 2017 Rally Islas Canarias off the back of victory in the Azores, and he triumphed in Portugal once again just over a month ago.

The double European champion shared a video of a slight mishap that occurred while testing earlier in the week, with cold tyres causing problems for Chris and two other drivers on the circuit.

But he was quick to laugh off the incident and reinforced that his sole focus lies with repeating or even emulating the excellent performance produced at Rally Islas Canarias twelve months ago.

Said to be one of the most challenging drives on the ERC programme, Rally Islas Canarias combines stages at various altitudes with treacherous corners that even the most seasoned professionals have had trouble navigating.

The action commences at 20:30 on Thursday 3 May and finishes at 17:50 Saturday.

As ever, we’d like to wish Chris the very best of luck and hope that he returns back to these shores having extended the 11-point advantage that currently separates him from nearest rival Fredrik Ahlin.