Flash N°: 9
Special stage: SS8 – Karoutes 1
Distance: 28.49 km
Weather: 15ο C, Sunny
Road conditions: Loose, dry gravel
#69 Kalle ROVANPERÄ / Jonne HALTTUNEN
“I think we struggle with the balance of the car. We should use the hard tyres for this stage.”
#33 Elfyn EVANS / Scott MARTIN
“We have no problems with the dust from Lappi. It’s always difficult in stages like this. You slide a lot.”
#11 Thierry NEUVILLE / Martijn WYDAEGHE
“I had a good stage. I was a bit hard on the tyres at the beginning, so we reduced speed before the last part of the stage”.
#8 Ott TÄNAK / Martin JÄRVEOJA
“The first proper Greek rally stage. It’s a very loose. The engine is ok now.”
#17 Sebástien OGIER / Vincent LANDAIS
“I missed a junction and I stalled the engine.”
#4 Esapekka LAPPI / Janne FERM
“We hit a massive stone in a very narrow place. We were lucky that we only get a puncture.” The stop and change a wheel.
#18 Takamoto KATSUTA / Aaron JOHNSTON
“Incredibly slippery. A lot of surprises in that stage, not so fun to drive to be honest.”
#6 Daniel SORDO / Cándido CARRERA
“Really difficult stage. We had the hard tyres and the cleaning effect is very high. Normal Acropolis Rally. Very difficult.”
#9 Jourdan SERDERIDIS / Frederic MICLOTTE
“The stage is completely dry. Maximum cleaning, but I enjoy it. I like this stage.”
Thierry Neuville responded with the fastest stage in SS8 Karoutes and he is the new leader of the Rally. Sebastien Ogier lost a junction and stalled the engine and now is is 2 seconds behind the Belgian. Kalle Rovanpera is still in third place and Esapekka Lappi lost time after he changed a wheel in the stage.