Date: 7th May
Day: 1 Flash No: 3
Special Stage: EKO Racing Amfissa 1
Length: 14.29 km
Weather: Sunny, 20o C
Road conditions: Smooth gravel
1 KAJETANOWICZ Kajetan - BARAN Jaroslaw FORD Fiesta R5
"I did a mistake, it was cutting, I was cutting too deep. I did mistake, something about 10 centimetres, I was too close and we hit something and we were rolling. Our Fiesta looks a little bit different from the start but it is working. We were pushing very hard. The last stage when we were rolling, there was not spectators, we were waiting many minutes. We are still fighting. It is strange but we had a lot of fun in this stage."
2 LUKYANUK Alexey - KAPUSTIN Roman FORD Fiesta R5
“We hit a big rock and we had a puncture”.
3 TARABUS Jaromir - TRUNKAT Daniel SKODA Fabia R5
“We try to push and really enjoying it”.
4 BOTKA David - SZELES Peter CITROEN DS3 R5
“In the first stage engine stopped. Now it is working properly”.
6 JEETS Raul - TOOM Andrus SKODA Fabia R5
“No drama for us. Our tyre choice was a little bit wrong, but it’s ok”.
7 DELLA CASA Federico - POZZI Domenico PEUGEOT 208 T16
“The stage was very difficult and slippery”.
9 ATHANASSOULAS Lambros - PANAGIOTOUNIS Elias SKODA Fabia R5
We have been a little bit faster than before. Here we push more and I hope we can be a little bit closer to the other guys”.
10 KOLTUN Jaroslav - PLESKOT Ireneusz FORD Fiesta R5
“Very hard, especially at the start of the stage”.
11 SIRMACIS Ralfs - SIMINS Arturs SKODA Fabia R5
“It’s a great morning but we lost the brakes, I had to pump the pedal.”
14 SCATTOLON Giacomo - ZANINI Paolo MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo IX
“We had a problem with the gearbox earlier and now with the clutch. We don’t know if we will continue”.
15 ALONSO Juan Carlos - MONASTEROLO Juan Pablo MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO X
Stopped in the stage, probably with engine failure.
17 CHUCHALA Wojciech - DYMURSKI Daniel SUBARU Impreza WRX STI
“We were quite careful. It’s ok”.
18 RANGA Peter - BAN VIKTOR MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO IX
It’s very loose. We lost a lot of time due to our starting position”.
19 JACQUET RIOS Jose Luis - VARGAS PEOA Hernan MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO X
“It was easier than the previous stage. There are a lot of rocks and there are no lines to follow”.
Kajetan Kajetanowicz sets the fastest time besides the fact that he rolled in the previous special stage. Sirmacis was second and extended his lead from Alexey Lukyanuk to 26 seconds. Lukyanuk lost some time due a puncture and now Lambros Athanassoulas is just 5.6 seconds behind the Russian driver.