Luis Monzon Y Nil Solans have been the main Spanish protagonists on the first day of the Rally Canary Islands. The local idol set the fastest time in qualifying, and the former junior world and WRC3 champion was third in the urban super special stage that opened the test in Las Palmas.
The first surprise of the day was given by Monzón, who at 56 years old had no qualms about winning the qualifying section, beating all the figures of the European Championship. Efrén Llarena, the winner of the previous appointment in Azoresseconded him, which meant a great start for our team in the third round of the continental competition.
In the afternoon, the first section of the competition was held, the urban superspecial of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1.5 kilometers long, in which Solans was the best of the Spaniards with his third place. Only Simon Wagner and Alberto Battistolli managed to beat him. Tomorrow the mountain sections begin with the first stage complete