Update 10 April: Just a reminder that this rally’s 12 stages take place today and tomorrow, with various roads throughout the south of Tenerife closed at various times. For those wanting to see the stages, or avoid the roads where they’re taking place, THIS is today’s schedule, and tomorrow’s is HERE. The rally’s main website is HERE.
Original post 8 January: Adeje council has announced that the first race in the 2015 Spanish Asphalt Rally Championship season will be held in Adeje on 10 and 11 April marking the return of the Adeje Rally into the national circuit. It replaces the El Bierzo Rally in the calendar.
The news was relayed to the Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga and the borough’s sports councillor Adolfo Alonso by the sport’s local team president Policarpo Delgado and Orlando Méndez, in charge of Team Factory. They outlined their plans for the rally to the mayor and the councillor and promised “a lot of surprises” during the event.
The return to the national stage took time and effort, and the announcement was even more welcome this year given that “we are also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Rally Villa de Adeje”, said the mayor. He added that this sporting event was very important to Adeje, and not just within the borough’s sporting department, but also “in the tourism sector because it adds to our excellent image here and abroad. We will incorporate this sporting event into our promotional agenda and it will definitely be of interest to many who visit us”, he said.
The Rally Villa de Adeje will be held a week before the Rally Islas Canarias, the other regional circuit, meaning that drivers can take part in both in the hunt for points for the national title. According to Policarpo Delgade, “this is very positive news for Adeje, for the team and for all fans of motor racing and sport in general in the island. We fought long and hard to get into the Nationals and we are very proud to have achieved our goal”.