FLASH SERVICE D
Service: D (Finish) Flash N°: 10
1 BREEN Craig - MARTIN Scott PEUGEOT 208 T16 R5
“Stupid weather, it was a disaster, but nobody can do something about it. I don’t know if it was the right decision to cancel the rest of the stages because I was not there. It’s a disappointing decision but there is nothing I can do about it”.
2 KAJETANOWICZ Kajetan - BARAN Jaroslaw FORD Fiesta R5
“It’s an amazing feeling. It was the most difficult day of my life. Everything is finally perfect and beautiful. It is a great feeling being a European Champion. I’m very happy with the final result”.
6 TARABUS Jaromir - TRUNKAT Daniel SKODA Fabia S2000
“It was really difficult. I don’t know about the safety of the stages, the rally is nice, but maybe the time of year was wrong. It was something like Corsica. I’m sorry for Breen, he was very fast and came close to victory. I’m happy with the result. We would like to be closer to the podium, but there was nothing more we could do”.
8 TLUSTAK Antonin - KUCERA Ladislav SKODA Fabia S2000
“The first leg was not perfectly planned because it is very difficult for the ERC to start a rally with such a long stage and to have a night stage after that. Also today there were 4 special stages without service, which were very difficult for everyone. I think that next time there should be a better timetable. From the beginning it was not about competing, just about surviving. From this point of view, we are satisfied with 8th place because we are at the finish”.
9 JEETS Raul - TOOM Andrus FORD Fiesta R5
“Both experience and rally were short, but we met all the possible conditions of a rally. We thought we could attack but the stages were cancelled, we think we left something unfinished. We had the chance to compete for the 5th place but now we are 6th and that’s it”.
10 ATHANASSOULAS Lambros - ZAKCHEOS Nikolaos SKODA Fabia R5
“From the beginning we were not interested for our overall classification but about our stage times. Our times were very good against very fast drivers. Knowing that it was the first rally for us with this car, the result is fantastic. We didn’t enjoy the shortened length, but it was a right decision to stop the rally. We would like to thank Lascaris Foundation for the support”.
11 BUTVILAS Dominykas - HELLER Kamil SUBARU Impreza WRX STI
“We were looking forward to the rest of the rally but the rally was getting shorter and shorter all the time. If it is for the safety, it’s better”.
12 BOTKA David - SZELES Peter MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo IX
“I’m very happy. We came here for the victory and it was achieved. We needed this result following a penalty in Cyprus for a little misunderstanding about the tyres. In the last stage run, our performance was great. After the recce we thought that this was our stage and we went flat out”.
14 KIRKOS Lambros - POLYZOIS Giorgos MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo IX
“We keep only the Greek championship title. Conditions were strange, we are not used to this kind of extreme weather conditions. Congratulations to Lambros Athanassoulas for his performance and also to all participants”.
16 SERDERIDES Jourdan - MICLOTTE Frederic CITROEN DS3 R5
“The rally is finished and it’s a very good feeling. It was our best result in an international rally and of course in the ERC. We have improved a lot but there is still a lot of work to be done. We had no problem in the rally except from the one with the cable of the gearbox at the shakedown. It was a very nice rally and it’s a pity that the weather was like this”.