SS4 MagalhaesLength: 25,10 km | Surface: Rough Gravel | Temperature: 32ο C

Bruno Magalhaes took the lead of EKO Acropolis Rally 2018, as Alexey Lukyanuk, Eyvind Brynildsen and Jusso Nordgren suffered serious delays at the 25 kilometers of 4th Special Stage of the race, «Drossohori 1».

Championship leader Lukyanuk lost 19 minutes, as a mid-stage crash left him with a broken driveshaft and a distroed front left wheel. Nordgren suffered two punctures, while Brynildsen lost 3 minutes changing a punctured tyre. Thus, Bruno Magalhaes is the new race leader, with a 43.3 sec lead in front of Norbert Herczing. Finally, both Yuriy Protasov and the protagonist of ERC2 Sergei Remennik suffered punctures too.

No1: LUKYANUK Alexey - ARNAUTOV Alexey
“Something like in Azores last year. I tried to go more carefuly and slowly and hit something inside the corner. One driveshaft is broken now, we have to discuss with the team.”

 

Νο2: MAGALHAES Bruno - MAGALHAES Hugo
“Crazy stage, a lot of stones I had to avoid. But it was better than to lose the time with puncture. I lost concentration in some corners because the road couldn't be seen. Lot of rocks.”

Νο3: HERCZIG Norbert - FERENCZ Ramon
“It's just start of the rally, unfortunately our start position is not good, we have to clean the road.”

Νο4: GRZYB Grzegorz - WROBEL Jakub
“Difficult stage, I expected that. I'm happy to be here.”

Νο5: HABAJ Lukasz - DYMURSKI Daniel
“Hard to say it in words, I have never seen like this. So many rocks, the most difficult stage in my life.”

Νο6: BRYNILDSEN Eyvind - ENGAN Veronica
“We had a slow puncture so we had to stop and change it. It was a tricky place. My plan was to get steady in the stage, there is a lot of rocks, unfortunately we got the puncture.”

Νο7: TSOULOFTAS Alexandros - CHRYSOSTOMOU Antonis
“I thought we had a puncture, aparently it wasn't. We lost so much time.”

Νο8: VON THURN UND TAXIS Albert - CHRISTIAN Frank
“Not so happy with out speed, we tried to go carefuly and not to do any damage to the car.”

Νο9: PTASZEK Hubert - SZCZEPANIAK Maciej
“It's all I can do on this road. So slippery, we try to survive.”

Νο11: MONTEIRO Aloisio - COUCEIRO Andre
“We did maybe 10 km with the puncture.”

Νο14: NOBRE Paulo - MORALES Gabriel
“I'm quite busy. Fantastic, welcome to Greece!”

Νο16: GALATARIOTIS Simos - IOANNOU Antonios
“Slippery as expected, but it's OK.”

Νο17: REMENNIK Sergei - ROZIN Mark
“About 10 km before the finish we got the puncture, we tried to be safe, unfortunately we got it.”

Νο26: KARELLIS Chrysostomos - PANAYIOTOUNIS Elias
“Puncture, abandoned the race.”

Νο28: PROTASOV Yurii - CHEREPIN Pavlo
“We have got a puncture and we changed it in the stage. It took about two minutes, guys had to overtake us.”

Νο29: NORDGREN Juuso - SUOMINEN Tapio
“There is some damage in the rear, I don't know. Double puncture.”

Νο30: HALKIAS Efthimios - MAHAERAS Leonidas
“We start going well. It is Acropolis and those who go very fast will have problems.”

Νο33: "EL NAK Jr" - VIGOS Andreas
“Debilitating Special, we continue with strategy and aim to end.”



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