ss5 GalatLength: 25,10 km | Surface: Rough Gravel | Temperature: 32ο C

After his main competitors’ problems in the previous stage Bruno Magalhaes had it easy to maintain his overall lead of the EKO Acropolis Rally 2018 at the 5th stage of the day, «Paleohori-Mendenitsa». Meanwhile, Alexey Lukyanuk was forced to retire after his front left driveshaft broke at his moment in Drosohori. The ERC leader is expected to return for Sunday’s 4 Special Stages. At the same time, Juuso Nordgren retired after two punctures also at Drosohori- due to the lack of spare wheels. Grzegorz Grzyb climbed at second place, as 4.8 sec split him from Norbert Herczing- while Hubert Ptaszek is 5,8 sec further back in 3rd place. Cypriots Simos Galatariotis and Andreas Tsouloftas close the top-5.

Νο2: MAGALHAES Bruno - MAGALHAES Hugo
“This is all about surviving. I have never seen in my life something like that. It wasn't so rough the previous year, the rocks are everywhere. Enjoying, but suffering in once.”

 

Νο3: HERCZIG Norbert - FERENCZ Ramon
“I liked the stage, the time is not the best but in the second loop it will be much better. We want to go step by step.”

Νο4: GRZYB Grzegorz - WROBEL Jakub
“Unbeliavably tough. We have a problem with the car, we have no power. It is difficult and long rally.”

Νο6: BRYNILDSEN Eyvind - ENGAN Veronica
“We had no intercom, Veronica had to show the corners on her fingers. First kilometers we tried it with phone but then we lost the connection. But still we are not very far from the guys. The road is so rough, I have never seen something like that.”

Νο7: TSOULOFTAS Alexandros - CHRYSOSTOMOU Antonis
“Hell of a acion, but we enjoy it. After the start of this stage we had to reverse, but then it was OK.”

Νο9: PTASZEK Hubert - SZCZEPANIAK Maciej
“We tried to not to make any stupid mistake and drive clean line.”

Νο15: SERDERIDIS Jourdan - MICLOTTE Frederic
“I know this stage, fantastic. Very good morning for us.”

Νο16: GALATARIOTIS Simos - IOANNOU Antonios
“Very rough, this one was even more slippery. Very bad start position for us.”

Νο17: REMENNIK Sergei - ROZIN Mark
“ We were wide and hit a rock. But OK, now it's service so I don't care.” Puncture

Νο19: ERDI Tibor Junior - GYORGY Papp
“Very very dangerous road, very hard. We have no tyres, they are flat. We tried to push maybe hard, but saving the car.”

Νο28: PROTASOV Yurii - CHEREPIN Pavlo
“Not easy to drive, really hard surface with many stones. Many drivers have different line, there is not a clean line, the stones are everywhere.”