Date: 7th May
Day: 1 Flash No: 7
Special Stage: EKO Racing Amfissa 2
Length: 14.29 km
Weather: Partly rainy, 16o C
Road conditions: Slippery gravel
1 KAJETANOWICZ Kajetan - BARAN Jaroslaw FORD Fiesta R5
“We have problem with the brakes. We were trying to repair it before this one, but it is the same situation”.
2 LUKYANUK Alexey - KAPUSTIN Roman FORD Fiesta R5
“No big mistakes, but the tyre wear is a big issue. We are trying to save our tyres for the last one”.
3 TARABUS Jaromir - TRUNKAT Daniel SKODA Fabia R5
“It was ok, but very difficult because the tyres are off. The stage was dry and we did our best. We are happy”.
4 BOTKA David - SZELES Peter CITROEN DS3 R5
Reported to have stopped in stage due to engine failure.
6 JEETS Raul - TOOM Andrus SKODA Fabia R5
“Our tyres are warm. It’s difficult to drive”.
9 ATHANASSOULAS Lambros - PANAGIOTOUNIS Elias SKODA Fabia R5
“We have no tyres at all. We had a spin in the previous stage and we thought we had a puncture. The car was sliding all the time. Now it is even worse, but we push more and we will see what happens in the next one”.
10 KOLTUN Jaroslav - PLESKOT Ireneusz FORD Fiesta R5
“It’s better now. The road is clearer, but it’s harder for the cars and the tyres. It’s all about surviving”.
11 SIRMACIS Ralfs - SIMINS Arturs SKODA Fabia R5
“In the previous stage we also had a puncture and now we drive carefully to save our tyres”.
17 CHUCHALA Wojciech - DYMURSKI Daniel SUBARU Impreza WRX STI
“In the previous stage we hit a rock and we destroy our exhaust, and now we are losing power. Also our tyres are in a bad condition”.
18 RANGA Peter - BAN VIKTOR MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO IX
“It was quite good, but our tyres are completely destroyed”.
19 JACQUET RIOS Jose Luis - VARGAS PEOA Hernan MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO X
“We are getting better after every kilometer. This was good for us.”
Kajetan Kajetanowicz sets another fastest time despite the fact that he had a problem with his brakes. Ralfs Sirmacis still leads the Rally after 5 stages and now his lead extends to 20,7 seconds from Alexey Lukyanuk. Jaromir Tarabus is still in 3rd, but Lambros Athanassoulas closes the gap to 8,7 seconds.