GK5 3816Date: 01/06/2018 / Place: Markopoulo Hippodrome / Flash No: 3

Hungarian Norberg Herczing took the lead of the 2018 EKO Acropolis Rally winning the Super Special Stage which opened the 3rd round of the European Rally Championship (ERC). Meanwhile, a flat tire forced championship leader Alexey Lukyanuk to lose 12.8 seconds.

Sergei Remennik faced the same problem as Lukyanuk in the ERC2 category, in which Zelindo Melegari marked the fastest time. Fastest among Greek crews that participate in ERC was Efthimios Halkias with his co-driver Leonidas Mahaeras, setting the 19th time with their Skoda Fabia.

 

No1: LUKYANUK Alexey - ARNAUTOV Alexey

“In first corner tyre went off the rim. Now we have zero spare for stage 2.”

Νο2: MAGALHAES Bruno - MAGALHAES Hugo

“The rear of the car doesnt have so much traction, but it was not bad.”

Νο3: HERCZIG Norbert - FERENCZ Ramon

“Good stage, good warm up for us. We wanted to keep the tyres for next stage. But good fun for spectators.”

Νο4: GRZYB Grzegorz - WROBEL Jakub

“It was big fun. I drive first time the stage like this. We do many mistakes, but real rally starts on second stage.”

Νο5: HABAJ Lukasz - DYMURSKI Daniel

“Yes, quite nice warm up. No problems, good stage for us.”

Νο6: BRYNILDSEN Eyvind - ENGAN Veronica

“It was really good fun. We were waiting for a long time, rally finally started. It was clean run, no drama. Rally will really start on stage two.”

Νο7: TSOULOFTAS Alexandros - CHRYSOSTOMOU Antonis

“We took it quite easy, we wanted to save tyres for Stage 2.”

Νο8: VON THURN UND TAXIS Albert - CHRISTIAN Frank

“It was good fun. Good opening up.”

Νο9: PTASZEK Hubert - SZCZEPANIAK Maciej

“This stage is only for fun. It was only wake up for us. It is only a small thing for today, we are waiting for next stage.”

Νο11: MONTEIRO Aloisio - COUCEIRO Andre

“Feeling with the car is ok, good start.”

Νο12: AVCIOGLOU Orhan - KORKMAZ Burcin

“It was good, more grip than I expected. Now we have 30 kms long stage in front of us, we will be second on the road.”

Νο14: NOBRE Paulo - MORALES Gabriel

“I was little bit nervous, it is first special stage of the rally.”

Νο15: SERDERIDIS Jourdan - MICLOTTE Frederic

“It is nice stage, but we didnt started so good, pacenotes were not perfect.”

Νο16: GALATARIOTIS Simos - IOANNOU Antonios

“It was nice track, we have enjoyed it.”

Νο17: REMENNIK Sergei - ROZIN Mark

Comment: They had a puncture, they have no other spare for stage 2.

Νο28: PROTASOV Yurii - CHEREPIN Pavlo

“Everything well, only lot of dust.”

Νο29: NORDGREN Juuso - SUOMINEN Tapio

“Not so good start, too slippery, we were too wide in some places.”

Νο30: HALKIAS Efthimios - MAHAERAS Leonidas

"First stage for us, we wanted to offer a spectacle. The fight begins in Thiva"