SS 5 – KEFALARI 1
Special Stage: 5
Weather conditions: cloudy
Road condition: wet gravel
Length: 18.52 km Flash N°: 8
1 BREEN Craig - MARTIN Scott PEUGEOT 208 T16 R5
"It is so slippery in there. I have a problem with the wipers, he (Scott Martin co-driver) has to put the spray on and I have to put the wipers on. It was just a horrible stage, I’m so glad to get through it".
2 KAJETANOWICZ Kajetan - BARAN Jaroslaw FORD Fiesta R5
"It's so easy to make a mistake. We had to reverse but we were careful. It is amazing, it wasn't like that on recce, it was slippery but not so much. If you don't know this stage in such conditions, you don't know where it gets slippery. We have a lot of fun, it was muddy, slippery, sometimes car is sliding a lot".
3 LUKYANUK Alexey - ARNAUTOV Alexey FORD Fiesta R5
Retired after SS4.
6 TARABUS Jaromir - TRUNKAT Daniel SKODA Fabia S2000
"We were lucky, on the flying finish we hit something on the bank but not a big problem. Stage was really difficult, first quarter section perfect, then absolutely muddy! Sometimes we enjoy it but in the second half it was a survival!"
9 JEETS Raul - TOOM Andrus FORD Fiesta R5
"It was very dangerous. We had some moments, but were careful in the slippery part of the stage. It was enjoyable to go uphill (from the start of the test)".
10 ATHANASSOULAS Lambros - ZAKCHEOS Nikolaos SKODA Fabia R5
"Just before finish, we had a spin and we had to reverse and go through some spectators and come back onto the stage..."
11 BUTVILAS Dominykas - HELLER Kamil SUBARU Impreza WRX STI
"It was just survival in many places. We have a problem with the front damper, it is getting worse, but we have one more stage to get to the service, hopefully we will make it".
12 BOTKA David - SZELES Peter MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo IX
"Very slippery stage, the time is no problem, it is OK".
14 KIRKOS Lambros - POLYZOIS Giorgos MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo IX
“Very difficult stage. I haven’t seen something like that before. A lot of mud”.
Craig Breen set another fastest time leading the overall classification by 33.7s over Kajetan Kajetanowicz. Lambros Athanassoulas had a spin in SS5 and remains in the 3rd overall position, 2.7s behind Kajetanowicz.