INFO

RECCE

Date: 8 October 2015
Day: 1
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The crews of the SEAJETS 2015 Acropolis Rally had a first taste of the Special Stages of the event, after rounding up the first day of Recce. Their program consisted of 2 passes from the Special Stages Klenia-Mycenae, Kefalari and EKO Racing Ziria that will be held on Sunday 11 October.

QUOTES
1    BREEN Craig - MARTIN Scott    PEUGEOT 208 T16 R5
“The conditions we faced today were not very nice, because of the mud. But that’s how it is. In the last stage we had a rear right slow puncture.”

2    KAJETANOWICZ Kajetan - BARAN Jaroslaw    FORD Fiesta R5
“The stages are really fast, with fast tarmac and gravel sections. The second one is very slippery, while the last is very fast at the beginning. The last part of it is very tricky.”

3    LUKYANUK Alexey - ARNAUTOV Alexey    FORD Fiesta R5
“The stages are quite interesting and different than those we are used to, more twisty and rocky. The mud makes the surface very slippery and if it rains, it will be hard to predict how it’s going to be.”

4    CONSANI Robert - VILMOT Maxime    CITROEN DS3 R5
“The second stage was very slippery with a lot of mud. The first one is very nice and the last one is in my opinion too fast, especially at the beginning. I didn’t like the last one.”

5    MAGALHAES Bruno - MAGALHAES Hugo    PEUGEOT 208 T16 R5
“The second stage we did recce today is very rough, while the third is too fast. The second was muddy, because of the rain and will be much more different than the third one. The first stage we did today is known from last year.”

6    TARABUS Jaromir - TRUNKAT Daniel    SKODA Fabia S2000
“The Special Stages became more difficult after yesterday’s rain. The last stage is very fast, while the second one is slippery, muddy with many rocks. I’m sure it’s going to be interesting.”

7    MARTIN Charles - SALVA Thierry    PEUGEOT 208 T16 R5
“The Special Stages are very pleasant. They will be very difficult if it rains, especially because some downhill parts will be very slippery due to the mud. In general, the Special Stages are very fast and we will have a lot of fun.”

8    TLUSTAK Antonin - KUCERA Ladislav    SKODA Fabia S2000
“The second stage was very muddy, while the first one is known and nice. The last one was really fast, but I didn’t really like the tarmac part of it.”

9    JEETS Raul - TOOM Andrus    FORD Fiesta R5
“The gravel stages are always nice. The stages we did today are very demanding technically and also very difficult, as there are many places you can get a puncture. The last was very fast, but in general I think that the Special Stages are quite slow, they are slower even than Cyprus. Everything will depend on the weather.”

10    ATHANASSOULAS Lambros - ZAKCHEOS Nikolaos    SKODA Fabia R5
“The stages are very nice, at least for the moment. SS Klenia-Mycenae is in very good condition, as well as SS Ziria. After what we saw from SS Kefalari during the afternoon, this stage was also in good condition and except from a few muddy places, the surface was good. There are planted rocks on the surface, which is hard, but I expected worst conditions there. In general, the Special Stages are good. Of course they have been better, but if we take into account the recent downpour and the period we are in, then they are in good condition.”

11    BUTVILAS Dominykas - HELLER Kamil    SUBARU Impreza WRX STI
“The stages are very different to each other, as well as to any other stages we have competed so far in other rallies. The last one is very fast, while the loop needs a “universal” setup, so as to fit all stages. It will be a big challenge, as the roads are changing all the time and the surface can become very muddy. So we will have to watch out!”

12    BOTKA David - SZELES Peter    MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo IX
“The last Special Stage was good, while the second one was very muddy, while Special Stage Klenia-Mycenae was very nice. Tomorrow, we will see the rest of the stages to get the whole picture.”

14    KIRKOS Lambros - POLYZOIS Giorgos    MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo IX
“The S.S. Klenia-Mycenae is nice and well known from previous years. S.S. Kefalari was very muddy, especially after the middle. Finally, S.S. Ziria was also very good, but during the first pass was very foggy and this made our task a little more difficult.”

16    SERDERIDES Jourdan - MICLOTTE Frederic    CITROEN DS3 R5
“The first stage is like last year, just with a little more tarmac. The second stage is very fast, especially after the mountain ascending, while it is also slippery and very tricky. The last one is a highway!”

20    VELANIS Vassilis - VELANIS Ioannis    MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO IX
“S.S. Kefalari was very muddy especially in downhill sections and if it rains, it will be a problem. The rest of the Special Stages are very nice but everything depends on the weather, in terms of strategy, but it will be the same for everyone.”

22    NIORAS Grigoris - KAKALIS Konstantinos    SUBARU Impreza WRX STI
“At first, we wish that there will be no rain in the rally. The Organization has put on a lot of effort so as to organize a very safe event. The Special Stages are hard, but none of them can be compared to Ghymno.”



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