Date: 7th May
Day: 1 Flash No: 5
1 KAJETANOWICZ Kajetan - BARAN Jaroslaw FORD Fiesta R5
“It’s a hard Rally but we already knew that. We hit something in a slow right corner and rolled. There were no spectators there and we had to wait a lot, I don’t know for how long. The car is damaged but still handles good, so we can push”.
2 LUKYANUK Alexey - KAPUSTIN Roman FORD Fiesta R5
“It was not our best morning, but I can barely remember a Rally that started well for me. I am pleased with the set-up of the car, but not with the engine. It seems that we are not having power; hopefully we will fix it now”.
3 TARABUS Jaromir - TRUNKAT Daniel SKODA Fabia R5
“This morning was ok and the stages too. Sometimes we had to go around stones. We are not going to make a lot of changes to the car. It’s ok so far”.
4 BOTKA David - SZELES Peter CITROEN DS3 R5
“In the first stage the engine overheated before the finish and stopped. In the first stage we also had problems with the clutch and the brakes. In the other two stages it was ok. The only minor issue was that we hit a stone and the front suspension was maybe damaged.”
6 JEETS Raul - TOOM Andrus SKODA Fabia R5
“We are not satisfied with our tyre choice, because the soft tyres were worn after the first stage and driving was a bit difficult.”
7 DELLA CASA Federico - POZZI Domenico PEUGEOT 208 T16
“First two stages were not so bad. In the 3rd stage we had problem with the water radiator. We lost coolant and we saw some smoke, so I drove carefully. I think we can resolve the problems at the service”.
9 ATHANASSOULAS Lambros - PANAGIOTOUNIS Elias SKODA Fabia R5
“This morning was ok for us. But I have the feeling that we had problem with the car in the first stage, I felt like turbo wasn’t working. Maybe there was a problem with the pop-off valve. I think that we lost some time in the first section of that stage. Despite that we are driving safely and we are going to continue like that”.
10 KOLTUN Jaroslav - PLESKOT Ireneusz FORD Fiesta R5
“We had a puncture in SS1. Apart from this, no problems. It’s a hard Rally”.
11 SIRMACIS Ralfs - SIMINS Arturs SKODA Fabia R5
“The morning was ok. Only in the 3rd stage the tyres was in bad condition. It was very slippery and we made mistakes. In the first two stages we drove very fast. The car set-up was very good, so now we will just replace the tyres and drive on”.
12 TLUSTAK Antonin - KUCERA Ladislav SKODA Fabia R5
“The first two stages were quite good. In the last one we had a rear right puncture”.
17 CHUCHALA Wojciech - DYMURSKI Daniel SUBARU Impreza WRX STI
“We made some mistakes and had a spin in the 1st stage. The condition was strange because the grip was changing all the time. My main aim is to take care of the car and bring it back to finish”.
18 RANGA Peter - BAN VIKTOR MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO IX
“Our speed was very good, but the problem was that the road was not clean. The car feels very good, maybe we will tune the suspension a bit higher”.