SS 1 – SEAJETS ΚΙΝΕΤΑ-LOUTRAKI
Special stage: SEAJETS Kineta-Loutraki
Road conditions: Mud & gravel
Distance: 24.33 km Flash N°: 3
1 BREEN Craig - MARTIN Scott PEUGEOT 208 T16 R5
"Horrific, I thought Consani had blocked the road, I genuinely thought the stage was stopped. So much difficult, one of the most difficult stages I have ever driven".
2 KAJETANOWICZ Kajetan - BARAN Jaroslaw FORD Fiesta R5
"Definitely survival, in some parts it looks okay but the second one is unbelievable. It is hard to say how much. Sometimes you go 3 km/h and you can't move".
3 LUKYANUK Alexey - ARNAUTOV Alexey FORD Fiesta R5
"It was just amazing, just how different it was, it was rally, it was rally cross, and it was racing as we overtake a car. I pushed him a bit in a slow corner as I could not pass him”.
4 CONSANI Robert - VILMOT Maxime CITROEN DS3 R5
Arrived to the Service Park with gear box failure.
5 MAGALHAES Bruno - MAGALHAES Hugo PEUGEOT 208 T16 R5
Stopped in stage. Broken suspension.
6 TARABUS Jaromir - TRUNKAT Daniel SKODA Fabia S2000
"It was only about going to the finish, a lot of mud, muddy, muddy, slow speed. From this section 5 or 6 kilometers to the finish with very difficult conditions".
7 MARTIN Charles - SALVA Thierry PEUGEOT 208 T16 R5
"With the rain, the stage is completely unbelievable, especially during the last 5-6 kilometers. It is so bad".
8 TLUSTAK Antonin - KUCERA Ladislav SKODA Fabia S2000
“Crazy-crazy-crazy. Catastrophic - catastrophic - catastrophic”.
9 JEETS Raul - TOOM Andrus FORD Fiesta R5
“Terrible. Some places with zero grips. I saw Consani’ s co-driver, they’re OK. I didn’t see Magalhaes”.
10 ATHANASSOULAS Lambros - ZAKCHEOS Nikolaos SKODA Fabia R5
"I have never driven in something like this before. The other guys who have gone off did not slow down. Acropolis is normally in June, so there is dust, not mud".
11 BUTVILAS Dominykas - HELLER Kamil SUBARU Impreza WRX STI
“It was crazy, it is impossible. I had to go 80m reverse down the stage”.
12 BOTKA David - SZELES Peter MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo IX
“The stage was very slippery. We hit somewhere”.
14 KIRKOS Lambros - POLYZOIS Giorgos MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo IX
They’ve arrived at the finish after being helped back on the road by spectators.
SS1 turned out to be a survival battle for the crews. Due to heavy rain, the SS resembled to the muddy terrain of Great Britain. Kajetan Kajetanowicz set the fastest time with Craig Breen finishing second. Lambros Kirkos went off and lost a lot of time.