QS STAGE FLASH
Date: 6th May Flash No: 1
Length: 3.7 km
Weather: Sunny, 22o C
Road conditions: Dry gravel
1 KAJETANOWICZ Kajetan - BARAN Jaroslaw FORD Fiesta R5
“Quite relax. It’s only 4 km. Normal gravel rally. We enjoy. We are happy, we have good feeling with the car. We will see what will happen, because the stages are different with this one. It’s going to be difficult to choose the road position. We will have to check the weather, and I hope we will make the right choice”.
2 LUKYANUK Alexey - KAPUSTIN Roman FORD Fiesta R5
“It was nice. We had some turbo troubles in the free practice, but now it’s OK. In the last corners we made a mistake, I was going a little bit more sideways and I lost some time”.
3 TARABUS Jaromir - TRUNKAT Daniel SKODA Fabia R5
“It was alright. Only in the last corner I hit the car a little, but I hope it’s OK”.
4 BOTKA David - SZELES Peter CITROEN DS3 R5
6 JEETS Raul - TOOM Andrus SKODA Fabia R5
“No mistakes. It was very slippery, but better than free practice. We changed some pacenotes”.
7 DELLA CASA Federico - POZZI Domenico PEUGEOT 208 T16
“The confidence in the car is not so good. We have to work through it. Now there are a lot of stones in the stage, it’s difficult”.
8 KASPERCZYK Tomasz - SYTY Damian FORD Fiesta R5
“I don’t have power on the car.” Lost a lot of time.
9 ATHANASSOULAS Lambros - PANAGIOTOUNIS Ilias SKODA Fabia R5
“There was a problem with the rear right wheel, something was bent. We have to go and check”.
10 KOLTUN Jaroslav - PLESKOT Ireneusz FORD Fiesta R5
“Quite OK. In the beginning it was slippery, but now it was better. The stage was not representative of the rally, but it was good”.
11 SIRMACIS Ralfs - SIMINS Arturs SKODA Fabia R5
“It was nice. Very good feeling, we try our best in this stage”.
14 SCATTOLON Giacomo - ZANINI Paolo MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo IX
“Everything OK. The time was not good, because I made mistakes”.
15 ALONSO Juan Carlos - MONASTEROLO Juan Pablo MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO X
“The throttle stuck during the last 2 km!”
16 TIBOR Erdi Junior - GYORGY Papp MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO X
“Everything was OK. We did not push so hard”.
17 CHUCHALA Wojciech - DYMURSKI Daniel SUBARU Impreza WRX STI
“I am happy starting the gravel rally, we can see how fast we are. It’s a rally for survivors”.
18 RANGA Peter - BAN VIKTOR MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO IX
“Everything OK. We had a small test before the rally, so we were prepared for this”.
19 JACQUET RIOS Jose Luis - VARGAS PEOA Hernan MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO X
“Very good, very difficult. We will see about our road position”.
20 BOSTANCI Murat - VATANSEVER Onur FORD Fiesta R2
“Probably we have a problem with the electronics, but I don’t know for sure. We are lucky it happened here, and not in the Rally”.
21 PIENIAZEK Lukasz - MAZUR Przemyslaw OPEL Adam R2
It’s amazing. It’s my second rally on gravel. I have to learn a lot. We are here to gain experience and choose the best road position for the ERC3”.
22 BESSENYEY Zoltan - BERENDI David RENAULT Clio RS
“It was cleaner now, we did only one free practice run, because we want to keep the tyres. Now we push, because we know it’s all about finishing this Rally. We concentrate only in the ERC3 category”.
23 FILIP Alexandru - IANCU Bogdan RENAULT Clio RS
“I am very confident in the new car and I am very happy to be back in the ERC. It’s nice to be here”.
Kajetan Kajetanowicz set the fastest time in the Qualifying Stage and he is going to choose first his road position for Leg 1. Alexey Lukyanuk was less than 1 second slower, and young Ralfs Sirmacis was third. Lambros Athanassoulas broke a rim and lost some time.