Length: 30,53 km | Surface: slippery gravel | Temperature: 32ο C
Alexey Lukyanuk overcame his Superspecial Stage troubles earlier on the 2018 EKO Acropolis Rally with an impressive performance at the rally’s longest stage, Thiva.
The ERC leader was 44,5’’ faster than Eyvind Brynildsen at took the lead at the general classification, 33,5’’ ahead of the Norwegian driver. Third, both on the stage and overall, is young Finn Juuso Nordgren after his first full racing day in the ERC. Meanwhile, Tibor Erdi Junior went faster in the ERC2 category and grasped the overall lead from Sergei Remennik.
Thiva’s 30,53 km took their toll on two drivers: Lukasz Habaj went off the road at the 18th km and was forced to retire, while the Greek crew of Vasilis Drymoussis and Panayiotis Drymoussis had the same fate due to technical issues. Also, after a slight off, Paulo Nobre damaged the front end of his Fabia R5 and lost more than two minutes.