Acropolis Rally 2018 - SS12 | DIVRI 2: Magalhaes at the Acropolis Pantheon!

magalhaes brunoLength: 18,53 km | Surface: Smooth Gravel | Temperature: 31ο C 

Bruno Magalhaes put his name on the glorious list of winners of the Acropolis Rally! The 37-year old driver from Lisbon avoided the troubles of his closest rivals and, being smart on his strategy, managed to win what he descibed as "the best result of my career". At the same time, this is the first win for the 3-time Portuguese Rally Champion on this year's ERC.

Hungarian Norbert Herczing pushed until the end for what would have been a glorious underdog win, but anyway his second place finish was a remarkable achievement that amazed even himself, for as he said he didn't expect to leave Greece with a podium place. He was followed by Polish Hubert Ptaszek, the youngest ever podium winner of the Acropolis Rally! The Norwegian Eyvind Brynildsen finished 4th, one spot in front of Cypriot Simos Galatariotis, while Grzegorz Grzyb rounded uop the top 6.

For the record, fastest on the last stage of the EKO Acropolis Rally 2018 was Alexey Lukyanuk, who won all but one of the four special stages of Leg 3.

Νο2: MAGALHAES Bruno - MAGALHAES Hugo

“Sometimes the dream comes true. Winning Acropolis is absolutely great, thanks to my sponsors that they believe in me so many years. I dedicate this to them and to my team.”

Νο3: HERCZIG Norbert - FERENCZ Ramon
“It is unbeliavable for us, before the rally I didn't think we could reach this position.”

Νο4: GRZYB Grzegorz - WROBEL Jakub
“Yesterday we had a good rhythm and were fighting for a good result, but we lost much time on the last stage of the day. Today we only needed to drive on the road and get to the finish. It's OK.”

Νο6: BRYNILDSEN Eyvind - ENGAN Veronica
“Only with front wheel drive now, it happened already on the first stage of the day but we didn't change the diff in the service and now it has gone.”

Νο9: PTASZEK Hubert - SZCZEPANIAK Maciej
“We are happy, we know there is still a lot of work to do, we will see on the next rally. Really rough rally, I didn't expect that, really lot of stones.”

Νο12: AVCIOGLOU Orhan - KORKMAZ Burcin
“Acropolis is such huge event and finishing it is great result. We had a puncture and a problem with damper yesterday, still I have to thank to everyone.”

Νο14: NOBRE Paulo - MORALES Gabriel
“Really really happy Sunday, I scored my first points in the ERC. It couldn't be better.”

Νο15: SERDERIDIS Jourdan - MICLOTTE Frederic
“We have no more tyres, but we enjoyed it, it was fantastic. Incredible, my best gravel rally, I improved a lot. Fantastic weekend.”

Νο16: GALATARIOTIS Simos - IOANNOU Antonios
“We are very happy, we didn't have such high expectations. Everything went well.”

Νο19: ERDI Tibor Junior - GYORGY Papp
“We are very happy, very good job for my co-pilot, for me and for our team. We didn't risk, didn't have a puncture, great result.”

Νο30: HALKIAS Efthimios - MAHAERAS Leonidas
“Fantastic day, it's our first time with this R5 car, it's great experience.”



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