Flash N°: 17C
Service: D (Lamia)
30 YOHAN ROSSEL/ALEXANDRE CORIA
“Today was better than yesterday. I drove fast and cautious in some places. It was OK day for us”.
31 KAJETAN KAJETANOWICZ/MACIEJ SZCZEPANIAK
“The day was good. We had a puncture and we lost a little bit of time. Tomorrow is a big day. We are going to put the pressure on Yohan [Rossel] and we are in a good spirit to fight”.
32 FABRIZIO ZALDIVAR/CARLOS DEL BARRIO
Retired SS8 - Off road.
34 CHRIS INGRAM/ROSS WHITTOCK
“Today we didn’t perform as we wanted. I am a completely different driver. I need to understand why. Yesterday we were better and faster. Now there is no chance for the win. Tomorrow we have to find again our speed”.
35 EMIL LINDHOLM/REETA HÄMÄLÄINEN
“Generally it was a good day, because we are here to learn. That was the target until the last road section, where a car from the opposite direction was in the middle of the road. I tried to avoid it and put one wheel on the ditch, got a puncture and bent the steering arm”.
39 MIGUEL DÍAZ ABOITIZ/DIEGO SANJUAN
Retired in SS8 - Steering rack.
40 LAMBROS ATHANASSOULAS/NIKOLAOS ZAKCHAIOS
“Today we faced a lot of problems. The main thing is that we managed to finish and we didn’t use Super Rally. We only managed to participate in one stage without problems. It’s good that we drove the car more, despite the mechanical issues and the punctures. I hope that tomorrow we can enjoy the Rally without problems”.
43 PAULO NOBRE/GABRIEL MORALES
“I am smiling because I am here. I think so many people would like to be in my place. So I have to smile. It’s really special for us to be here. The morning was OK, but in the afternoon we rolled. The spectators helped us to get back on the road. But after that we had a puncture and we needed to change the tyre. But it’s part of the game and tomorrow is another day”.
45 GEORGIOS KECHAGIAS/MARIOS TSAOUSOGLOU
“Today it was difficult for us, because we had some problems with the car. We started with good rhythm, but after the first stage we had a problem with the electrics. We made a reset and the car started to work again. In Bauxites we had a problem with the power steering. Luckily for us, the stage was cancelled and we managed to get back to the service and fix it. But we didn’t have time for the wheel alignment, we spun in Pavliani and decided not to push anymore. The people in the stages were amazing. It was one of the best things I have ever experienced!”
46 PANAGIOTIS ROUSTEMIS/KONSTANTINOS NIKOLOPOULOS
“In the last 4 km of the last stage we had a broken front left driveshaft and we also spun. Besides that we made a great time! We are focusing on our target. Tomorrow there are still three long stages, where we will do our best. I hope that we are not going to have any problems”.
47 PANAGIOTIS CHATZITSOPANIS/NIKOS PETROPOULOS
Retired SS8 - Technical issue.
48 VASILEIOS VELANIS/IOANNIS VELANIS
“In the beginning we slided a lot and we hit the car. Nothing major and we managed to fix it. Now we are driving carefully and our target is to finish. I am amazed with all the crowds in the stages, but it’s a shame that Eleftherohori was cancelled. We have to be very cautious tomorrow, we don’t want this to happen again”.
49 IOANNIS PLAGOS/ALKIVIADIS RENTIS
“It was a great day. We had some problems as everybody. In SS Gravia we also had a puncture. We are not pushing so much, we can drive faster. But after Loutraki there is no point. Now we are focusing to go to the finish. Something we wish for all the drivers here, in front of these amazing crowds of people.