Paulo Nobre and Efthimios Halkias hit the mountains north of Lamia three days before the start of the EKO Acropolis Rally 2018 to test their R5 cars for the upcoming EKO Acropolis Rally 2018.
The Brazilian driver returns to Greece after six years, while the Greek tried to familiarize himself with the Skoda Fabia R5 for his first rally with a contemporary top car. Halkias stressed that his only target is to enjoy it, both himself and the spectators.
Νο14: NOBRE Paulo - MORALES Gabriel
“I have been to the Acropolis Rally again in 2010 and 2012 and I remember that it is a very hard rally with several stones, with a lot of turns and quite difficult. Pacenotes in each rally are important, but here they are absolutely critical, because every turn can lead you to retirement. It is a rally that distinguishes children from men. Our goal is to get to the finish as quickly as possible. I would like to win but we have to be realistic. We have just made two races with an R5 car in the gravel and the other combinations at the top are much more experienced”.
Νο30: HALKIAS Efthimios - MAHAERAS Leonidas
“A lifelong dream is taking place, we will be driving a top machine. Everything seems rather strange and especially fast, something that of course is normal. But I have the feeling that I will adapt. We have three days of race, I will enjoy it and I will try to offer the best spectacle to the fans. I don’t care about the top fight, I only seek to enjoy it”.