Date: 7th May
Day: 1 Flash No: 6
Special Stage: SEAJETS New Gravia 2
Length: 25.70 km
Weather: Cloudy, 17o C
Road conditions: Smooth and slippery gravel
1 KAJETANOWICZ Kajetan - BARAN Jaroslaw FORD Fiesta R5
“We had a problem with the throttle. It was stuck and we had a big moment. It’s completely off, so the brakes overheated in the last kilometers. It’s difficult to trust the car with a problem like that”.
2 LUKYANUK Alexey - KAPUSTIN Roman FORD Fiesta R5
“We had a spin in the stage and we lost some time”. There is a lot of dust in the car.
3 TARABUS Jaromir - TRUNKAT Daniel SKODA Fabia R5
“Perfect stage! It’s still slippery, but we are here at the stop with a good time”.
4 BOTKA David - SZELES Peter CITROEN DS3 R5
“Stage was good. No problems, except for the brakes that overheated”.
6 JEETS Raul - TOOM Andrus SKODA Fabia R5
“Much better than in the first passage. We chose harder tyres and it works”.
7 DELLA CASA Federico - POZZI Domenico PEUGEOT 208 T16
They stopped in stage with mechanical problem.
9 ATHANASSOULAS Lambros - PANAGIOTOUNIS Elias SKODA Fabia R5
“The feeling with the car during the last 10 km was so strange, that I thought I had a puncture. We have to check it”.
10 KOLTUN Jaroslav - PLESKOT Ireneusz FORD Fiesta R5
“Very hard stage, quite long, with many corners and hairpins. Lines are now better and cleaner”.
11 SIRMACIS Ralfs - SIMINS Arturs SKODA Fabia R5
“We spun in one hairpin. In the last 5km we were sliding a lot in corners, so we couldn’t drive faster”.
12 TLUSTAK Antonin - KUCERA Ladislav SKODA Fabia R5
They had a puncture.
14 SCATTOLON Giacomo - ZANINI Paolo MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo IX
They stopped in the stage, approximately in 6th kilometer.
17 CHUCHALA Wojciech - DYMURSKI Daniel SUBARU Impreza WRX STI
“That was a nightmare! There were a lot of stones in the middle of the road. Very bad for us, we have to check the car”.
18 RANGA Peter - BAN VIKTOR MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO IX
“We had problem with the dust from the car in front in the last kilometers.”
19 JACQUET RIOS Jose Luis - VARGAS PEOA Hernan MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO X
“We spun twice and we also went straight in one corner. The brakes overheated”.
Kajetan Kajetanowicz set the fastest time in SS4, despite a problem with the throttle. Alexey Lukyanuk has narrowed the gap from the rally leader Ralfs Sirmacis to 19 seconds. Meanwhile, Jaromir Tarabus with the second fastest time in the stage is now third, 9,4 seconds ahead of Lambros Athanassoulas.