Date: 8 May
Day: 2 Flash No: 17
1 KAJETANOWICZ Kajetan - BARAN Jaroslaw FORD Fiesta R5
“We were in hell and now we are in heaven. We did it! I love this Rally because I love big fights. Even if you have problems, you always have to push and never give up. Even if there is a small chance you have to try. I am happy to be here and that we took some extra points for being fastest during Day 2”.
2 LUKYANUK Alexey - KAPUSTIN Roman FORD Fiesta R5
“I feel like shit. In each and every gravel Rally we struggle with issues in the car and towards the end I made some mistakes, too. When we passed again this afternoon from the place that we broke the suspension this morning, I observed the spot and it was like many others. I am really disappointed because we had the potential to win. Maybe next time”.
3 TARABUS Jaromir - TRUNKAT Daniel SKODA Fabia R5
“I feel really happy to finish on the podium of the Acropolis Rally. We didn’t have a good morning and the last stage we had that drama with Lambros, because we also drove blindfolded by dust for 2-3 km or so. We didn’t know our position but it would have been far from his, because he was better than us today. Still, I am very happy for the podium; this is my best result on gravel”.
6 JEETS Raul - TOOM Andrus SKODA Fabia R5
“It is a superb feeling finishing this Rally, which is very hard. This is the most difficult Rally I have ever done. The car was super, we had no problems. We are happy because this is our best ERC result and we stayed close to the podium”.
8 KASPERCZYK Tomasz - SYTY Damian FORD Fiesta R5
“It was a crazy and very hard weekend. We are happy and proud to finish this Rally. It was a big school for me, I learned a lot during the weekend. 7th place is a very good result; our next Rally will be in Azores”.
9 ATHANASSOULAS Lambros - ZAKCHEOS Nikolaos SKODA Fabia R5
“This Rally gave us amazing feelings, especially in the last stage. Finally me did it and finished in the 2nd place. We wanted this result very much and we proved throughout the Rally that we are fast enough to accomplish that. In the last stage we were very upset, but we remained calm, pushed as much as we could and we managed to achieve our goal”.
10 KOLTUN Jaroslav - PLESKOT Ireneusz FORD Fiesta R5
“In the last stage we had a puncture and had to change the tyre. I like the Rally, we had no problems apart from three punctures. Our next Rally will be in Azores”.
11 SIRMACIS Ralfs - SIMINS Arturs SKODA Fabia R5
“I felt like the last special stage would never end. We are very happy. I have no words; to win a Rally at your debut in an R5 car is just an amazing feeling. We are very happy”.
16 TIBOR Erdi Junior - GYORGY Papp MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO X
“The Rally is not easy. Two years ago we retired in the last stage. This year we got a puncture and had to change the tyre in the last stage once again. This cost us the second position in our category, but the main thing is that we finished the Rally on the podium”.
17 CHUCHALA Wojciech - DYMURSKI Daniel SUBARU Impreza WRX STI
“Finishing the Rally was our aim and we managed it. I am very happy. This was our third win out of three Rallies in ERC2 this season; it has been more than perfect.”
19 JACQUET RIOS Jose Luis - VARGAS PEOA Hernan MITSUBISHI Lancer EVO X
“Finishing second in our category in this Rally is a dream come true. The last stage was really hard and when we saw Ranga I felt very strange; it was not until then that I understood that this would be my best career result”.
20 BOSTANCI Murat - VATANSEVER Onur FORD Fiesta R2
“We are really happy. We had a very hard week, because we had problems starting from the recce. I am really happy to be here, winning ERC3 category. This is a classic Acropolis Rally, where you have to be both fast and clever. We want to continue like this; our next Rally will be Ypres”.
22 BESSENYEY Zoltan - BERENDI David RENAULT Clio RS
“Today was much harder than yesterday. The gap between Bostanci and us was too big and we had to protect our car. We are very happy, because we proved that we can drive fast on gravel Rallies. We are now first at the standings of our category and this is good for all of us: the team, the fans, the sponsors and, of course, David (Berendi)”.
23 FILIP Alexandru - IANCU Bogdan RENAULT Clio RS
“I am very happy. We finished one of the roughest rallies in Europe. This was our first time in this car, so we were not very confident at the begging, but we tried to get used to it during the Rally. It was all about finishing. Our next event will be in Poland”.