Flash N°: 20a
#20 Andreas MIKKELSEN / Torstein ERIKSEN
“It was a great win this one! Things were not looking great after Friday, we fought back really hard, it was one of my best victories for sure. The stages were very nice, the organizers did an amazing job to get the stages together after the horrible weather, so we could do the rally. Incredibly good job by the organizers, we are really thankful”.
#21 Yohan ROSSEL / Arnaud DUNAND
“Congratulations to the organizer, it is not easy to keep the rally going on after so much rain. It’s my third participation here and it’s really my favorite gravel rally, but also the most difficult”.
#24 Fergus GREENSMITH / Jonas ANDERSSON
“It was OK, not so bad. We wish that some things had been better, we had some problems with the car. That cost us quite a bit time over the weekend, and eventually probably the win. Disappointing, but second place is not so bad”.
#25 Kajetan KAJETANOWICZ / Maciej SZCZEPANIAK
“Amazing atmosphere, amazing stages, as always. It is always nice to be here, because of the spectators. I think they build this rally year by year and we are happy to be here. We had the chance to be in top three, but after two punctures everything was gone. Maybe not everything; after what happened, the 6th position is a good one”.
#26 Nikolay GRYAZIN / Konstantin ALEKSANDROV
“Friday and Sunday were really nice, we had a good pace, the car was good, I really enjoyed it. But Saturday on the first stage I hit a stone and we had to retire”.
#27 Adrien FOURMAUX / Alexandre CORIA
“We were leading on Friday, then we had some punctures and lost a lot of time, but we managed to fight back from the 12th position to 4th and then we scored the maximum of points we could in the power stage. We can be really happy about that. It was really good”.
#28 Marco BULACIA / Diego VALLEJO
“It was good. Until yesterday’s mistake we were fighting for the win in our category. We are really happy that we had great speed. The stages were not in the best condition due to the bad weather, but the organizers did a good job to keep the rally running”.
#29 Martin PROKOP / Michal ERNST
“It was very nice. After the Recce we were afraid that the rally would be cancelled, but in the end it was a beautiful rally with a lot of new challenges and new experiences, so we enjoyed it. It was different this year, but we liked it”.
#30 Miko MARCZYK / Szymon GOSPODARCZYK
“We made it to the finish! On Saturday we had some problems and we stopped the car for 5 minutes in the stage, and after that we had a couple of punctures. Not a perfect weekend for us, but finally we are here and I hope next time will be better”.
#32 Grégoire MUNSTER / Louis LOUKA
“It was really rough out there. We managed to stay out of trouble, we had two punctures, but fortunately at the end of the stage. Competition is really strong, we are less experienced, but we managed to do the best we could and we are happy about that”.
#34 Lauri JOONA / Tuukka SHEMEIKKA
“It was an adventure that started from the Recce. The conditions were really tricky. Stages were rough, but we found a good pace. It was really tough to drive without any punctures”.
#38 Alejandro CACHÓN / Alejandro LOPEZ
“It was not easy. It was my first time here, it was difficult to make the notes due to the weather conditions and we had many problems during the rally. The stages were rough and difficult, but I liked it. I hope to be back next year”.
#44 Gaurav GILL / Glenn MACNEALL
“It was really difficult, as always. The conditions this year were very very challenging, every stage was different from the other, so it was really difficult to get the rhythm and the speed right. It is what it is for everyone and we will be better prepared next year”.
#47 Vasileios VELANIS / Ioannis VELANIS
“This year’s rally was one of the toughest in our career. We are here and it’s a great. The stages were very rough and it was a difficult rally for everybody. We enjoyed the SS Grammeni, Loutraki and Livadia”.
#48 Chrysostomos KARELLIS / Ilias PANAGIOTOUNIS
“We made it to the finish, it was a great moment for us. The last day was good and easy for us, with nice stages. Everything is fine”.
#49 Marios XANTHAKOS / Nikolaos KARATHANASIS
“We have mixed feelings from our first Acropolis Rally. We keep the positive things and the experiences we earned. We faced difficult conditions and problems, but we managed to stay calm”.
#50 Miguel DÍAZABOITIZ / Diego SAN JUAN DE EUSEBIO
“A lot of ups and downs this year. I felt comfortable with the mud, then it dried a lot, I think the organizers did a great job, it was not easy at all in these conditions”.
#51 Georgios VASILAKIS / Theodoros CHATZITHEODORIDIS
“This year’s Acropolis Rally was different, but I liked it! It reminds me a little bit of Kenya and Wales Rally GB. It was an amazing experience”.