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53. Azores Airlines Rallye 2018

22. 3. – 24. 3. 2018, Ponta Delgada • gravel 207,44 km • Other years
ERC #1ERC 2 #1ERC 3 #1ERC Ladies #1ERC Junior U27 #1ERC Junior U28 #1Portugal #2Azores #1Portugal 2L/2WD #2

Info

SS15
#47
flagVita Mattia - Ometto Pietro Elia
"Great package of experience. Very difficult rally for me, first time on gravel, but I'm happy."
#40
flagAlonso Juan Carlos - Monasterolo Juan Pablo
"Very happy for the crew which never gives up. We pushed every stage and this is the result. Thanks to my codriver, great during the whole weekend. We are happy."
#21
flagKasperczyk Tomasz - Syty Damian
"It was hard weekend for me. In the last loop I had problems with overheating brakes. Good experience for next rally, incredibly tough rally."
#48
flagLlarena Efrén - Fernández Sara
"What a weekend, we are crazy, we tried full attack now, but I think it was poor. Yes, we did it."
#16
flagPtaszek Hubert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"I did big mistake. So slow corner and I went flat out, we hit a wall."
#14
flagNobre Paulo - Morales Gabriel
"The accident in shakedown was good for us because if it wouldn't happen there, it would com later in the rally. It woke up us. many thanks for our team."
#27
flagMonteiro Aloísio - Couceiro André
"It was a very tough weekend for us. Yesterday we improved lot of positions, but today we lost the front diffeential so it was very tough."
#38
flagRemennik Sergey - Rozin Mark
"We hit a rock in the same place where Lucas went off last year. I was affraid we lost a wheel but we are here."
#52
flagGago Diogo - Ramalho Miguel
"We did it again, so happy with this victory, I'm proud of my team, sponsors and co-driver, we worked hard to win here and we did it."
#44
flagWagner Simon - Winter Gerald
Mechanical in road section
#38
flagRemennik Sergey - Rozin Mark
Driving slowly trough the stage
#19
flagMolinaro Tamara - Wydaeghe Martijn
"We got a puncture, there was a big stone in the line, we couldn't do anything about that."
#43
flagSesks Mārtiņš - Francis Renars
"I had only first and second gear in the end of the stage."
#9
flagKreim Fabian - Christian Frank
"Today was quite good. Our tyres are done, so it was slippery, but really good experience. We go step by step."
#24
flagHerczig Norbert - Ferencz Ramón
"We are really happy we could finish this difficult rally. We went step by step and learnt a lot about these stages."
#4
flagHabaj Łukasz - Dymurski Daniel
"This year was much toucgher for us. I'm really happy to be in the finish because we had quite a lot problems. The competition was hard, but we keep trying, this was difficult rally for us."
#30
flagFontes José Pedro - Babo Paulo
"It was OK, I came here to get some confidence because last year I had big crash, but it went well and I look forward to rallies in our championship."
#29
flagTeodósio Ricardo - Teixeira José
"We have a problem with the car now, the shifting is not working, also the rear diff is not working anymore. But we are here."
#20
flagRego Jr. Luís - Henriques Jorge
"It was a good rally, not easy, we had some problems, but we are happy with the result in our champuinship. Thanks to my team and my co-driver."
#8
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"It was a good afternoon, in the end we had a pop-off problem. We have to learn and next year it will be better."
#2
flagLukyanuk Alexey - Arnautov Alexey
" I was so happy that I made some donuts before the end. Thanks to my team, my sponsors, they all did really great job. We will try to do our best and be clever."
#7
flagMoura Ricardo - Costa António
"I think Alexey did great rally, he deserves it. We had some issues but we managed driving this car, for us it's quite nice, congratulations to Alex."
#1
flagMagalhães Bruno - Magalhães Hugo
"The tyres were not correct, we are on slicks now. It was not possible to do better. It was good rally, unfortunately some small things didn't went good, but I showed my pace. I can do better but I'm quite happy."
#11
flagIngram Chris - Whittock Ross
"Martin ripped off the wheel. Good stage for us, we were under pressure to be honest, but it was a good rally. I'm really happy with the result."
#17
flagÅhlin Fredrik - Sjöberg Joakim
"It's good, this result is a good start to the year. We had a good weekend, I'm quite happy."
#18
flagYates Rhys - Edmondson Elliott
"It's been really good weekend. We had few spins, but we really enjoyed it. Very tricky rally."
#6
flagVieira Carlos - Carvalho Jorge Eduardo
" Today we were opening the road. The most important was to finish the rally and score points to the national championship."
SS14
#2
flagLukyanuk Alexey - Arnautov Alexey
"We just enjoy the ride, the stage was now much better. We don't need to push hard."
#7
flagMoura Ricardo - Costa António
"We struggled with the grip, let's hope for the last one."
#1
flagMagalhães Bruno - Magalhães Hugo
"The tyres are completely wrong, we just want to reach the finish, nothing more."
#11
flagIngram Chris - Whittock Ross
"We did a half spin in the stage."
#17
flagÅhlin Fredrik - Sjöberg Joakim
" Clean through the stage, the rear tyres are already quite bad."
#18
flagYates Rhys - Edmondson Elliott
"We don't know where we are because we still don't have the time from todays first stage."
SS13
#38
flagRemennik Sergey - Rozin Mark
"Good. Last loop, but the gap is really small. I don't want to end like last year, but I want to both finish and win the rally."
#44
flagWagner Simon - Winter Gerald
"It's getting better and better, we are happy with this stage time."
#52
flagGago Diogo - Ramalho Miguel
"Really happy, because in the first loop I lost ten seconds here, but now it is OK."
#19
flagMolinaro Tamara - Wydaeghe Martijn
"I thought we had a puncture, but it's OK."
#43
flagSesks Mārtiņš - Francis Renars
"We hit nothing, it's just really narrow in here. We are quite confident. Easy to get a puncture here."
#16
flagPtaszek Hubert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"Not bad, the times are not OK, but it's not easy, there are many cars and five different lines on the road."
#9
flagKreim Fabian - Christian Frank
"Very tricky one, lot of ruts, but OK."
#24
flagHerczig Norbert - Ferencz Ramón
"We had to go over many rocks in the line. I tried to drive carefully, but two kilometers before the finish I hit big rock. But the car looks OK."
#4
flagHabaj Łukasz - Dymurski Daniel
"Few little mistakes, but nothing big. We try to control our position. Thanks to my mechanics, the car now works perfectly."
#23
flagBotka Dávid - Mesterházi Márk
"Stage is good, but we have no brakes."
#30
flagFontes José Pedro - Babo Paulo
"I have fun, everything is OK. The afternoon stages are more easy for us."
#29
flagTeodósio Ricardo - Teixeira José
" I don't like this stage. We improved a lot, but still very slippery."
#10
flagPellier Laurent - Combe Geoffrey
" I don't know, I stayed on the line, I don't know."
#10
flagPellier Laurent - Combe Geoffrey
Front left puncture
#8
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"It was OK, we did a good stage. We did some changes to the car and it was better."
#2
flagLukyanuk Alexey - Arnautov Alexey
"I was driving slowly to be neat and gentle, slowing early and saving tyres."
#7
flagMoura Ricardo - Costa António
"This stage was incredibly difficulf, we tried to be smart without any risk."
#1
flagMagalhães Bruno - Magalhães Hugo
"Difficult, we are not with correct tyres, this loop we just need to get through to the finish. The rear diff is OK now."
#11
flagIngram Chris - Whittock Ross
"I was just bit too careful. But no problem."
#12
flagKoči Martin - Schovánek Filip
"This is about compromise, I think we play it well. We have four new tyres, but we still have to be clever. I don't want to push much, but I try."
#17
flagÅhlin Fredrik - Sjöberg Joakim
"It was OK, but we have not the best tyres, I have to be careful especialy on braking."
#18
flagYates Rhys - Edmondson Elliott
"So difficult, I want to push but it's so narrow. I don't want to do any other silly mistake."
#6
flagVieira Carlos - Carvalho Jorge Eduardo
"Too much lose gravel, but it's OK."
SS11
#44
flagWagner Simon - Winter Gerald
"Another stage, we learned a lot. We keep improving and holding the position."
#4
flagHabaj Łukasz - Dymurski Daniel
"We lost powersteering for last maybe 7 kilometers, I'm terribly exhausted."
#12
flagKoči Martin - Schovánek Filip
It was OK, I didn't want to taky any risk. It was very narrow and technical in there. I was trying to be smooth, but maybe I was too careful.
#6
flagVieira Carlos - Carvalho Jorge Eduardo
"Still having the problem, we will try to get to the service."
#18
flagYates Rhys - Edmondson Elliott
"We are now first on the road, Frank was crashed, then we caught the guy with Hyundai."
#15
flagLarsen Frank Tore - Eriksen Torstein
Accident, car blocking the road, following crews will have notional times
SS10
#34
flagCastro Manuel - Castro Mário
"The alternator belt went off yesterday, really bad rally for me."
#33
flagSalvi Diogo - Magalhães Carlos
"We need to wake up, I was too slow. It was slippery with little bit of fog."
#44
flagWagner Simon - Winter Gerald
"It's OK, it wasn't the best stage from my side, but the car is OK."
#52
flagGago Diogo - Ramalho Miguel
"It was good, I tried to push hard and I think the result is good."
#19
flagMolinaro Tamara - Wydaeghe Martijn
"Disaster, I couldn't find the confidence an rhytm."
#43
flagSesks Mārtiņš - Francis Renars
"At the beginning it was bit slippy, but then it was OK, we are happy."
#16
flagPtaszek Hubert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"The visibility was very tricky, we had to rely fully on the pacenotes. But not bad."
#28
flagAvcioglu Orhan - Korkmaz Burcin
"It's OK, trying to find the rhythm. Tricky, but allright."
#9
flagKreim Fabian - Christian Frank
"It was really very slippery, sometimes we had really much fog. Maybe one or two moments, but OK."
#24
flagHerczig Norbert - Ferencz Ramón
" I enjoyed it, it was difficult because in some places there was very good grip and then there was no grip."
#4
flagHabaj Łukasz - Dymurski Daniel
"It was not bad. Of course very difficult conditions. In the first part of the stage I had no brakes, then some small mistakes."
#30
flagFontes José Pedro - Babo Paulo
"Not easy, I was late on brakes, went off and had to reverse. My fault."
#10
flagPellier Laurent - Combe Geoffrey
"It was OK, I didn't take any risk. It was hard in the fog, but it's OK. Today the grip is better."
#8
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
" I think we didn't do right tyre choice, they are too hard."
#2
flagLukyanuk Alexey - Arnautov Alexey
"We did it quite carefully, especially in the end I was cautious, the brake caliper started to leak."
#7
flagMoura Ricardo - Costa António
"It's attack today, we want to push. There was a lot of fog."
#1
flagMagalhães Bruno - Magalhães Hugo
"The feeling was not so bad, but lack of traction, we tried different compound on the front. We have to manage the tyres for today."
#11
flagIngram Chris - Whittock Ross
"It's completely different rally compared to yesterday, the grip is much better now."
#17
flagÅhlin Fredrik - Sjöberg Joakim
"Really difficult stage to be honest, very slippery. But no mistakes, no drama, that's enough."
#6
flagVieira Carlos - Carvalho Jorge Eduardo
damaged rear left suspension
#31
flagSousa Bernardo - Cardoso Valter
In the middle of the stage we had a spin and touched the inside. The engine is overheating.
#12
flagKoči Martin - Schovánek Filip
We had fun, I was bit too careful, especially on braking, but good stage.
SS9
#37
flagMelegari Zelindo - Cecchi Andrea
Mechanical -> Rally2
#44
flagWagner Simon - Winter Gerald
"I'm not very happy with our stage times, but we are looking for the points."
#52
flagGago Diogo - Ramalho Miguel
"Great day for us. We need to keep focused tomorrow."
#33
flagSalvi Diogo - Magalhães Carlos
"I don't like fog, I like to see the road. Let's see tomorrow."
#40
flagAlonso Juan Carlos - Monasterolo Juan Pablo
"So many fog, but wonderful stage. In some places it was really rough. But we are happy to finish the day."
#43
flagSesks Mārtiņš - Francis Renars
"Today very nice stages, I really enjoyed it."
#21
flagKasperczyk Tomasz - Syty Damian
"What can I say, I'm very sorry for guys behind. We had a roll. It seems the car is working good so we will go to service and check the car."
#21
flagKasperczyk Tomasz - Syty Damian
Rolled and blocked the road
#20
flagRego Jr. Luís - Henriques Jorge
"It's not bad, the only problem was that we lost the powersteering."
#24
flagHerczig Norbert - Ferencz Ramón
"It was much better than in the last loop. We just had some mistakes in the pacenotes, but the feeling was absolutely good now."
#18
flagYates Rhys - Edmondson Elliott
"We could see little bit more this time. I just wanted to get constatnly through and not make any stupid mistake."
#9
flagKreim Fabian - Christian Frank
"Not the best, but his time we had no puncture so we had quite a good run."
#2
flagLukyanuk Alexey - Arnautov Alexey
"It's great to finish the day in this way, no mistakes, no big push. We meet some cows in the stage, unfortunately it was on the beginning of fast section. Actually we had a problem with pop-off, but we don't need to push."
#7
flagMoura Ricardo - Costa António
"It's difficult, now we have to manage also the tyres because we had puncture, in the afternoon we had poor traction so it's hard."
#12
flagKoči Martin - Schovánek Filip
"I like this rally, it's very tricky and different from what I did before."
#31
flagSousa Bernardo - Cardoso Valter
"We don't know the car, we have to be careful because of punctures, we need to be clever and improve."
#1
flagMagalhães Bruno - Magalhães Hugo
Everything is going well, now it's easier for me. I try to push, the car is working well now."
#17
flagÅhlin Fredrik - Sjöberg Joakim
"We did wrong tyre choice for the afternoon loop, the car is moving a lot."
#3
flagGriebel Marijan - Kopczyk Stefan
"The visibility now was better, but the rest is wrong."
#15
flagLarsen Frank Tore - Eriksen Torstein
"One minute faster than prevous time, really really enjoyable."
#4
flagHabaj Łukasz - Dymurski Daniel
" In the end of the stage the engine stopped, I lost maybe 10 seconds. Very difficult stage."
SS8
#4
flagHabaj Łukasz - Dymurski Daniel
Front right puncture
SS7
#21
flagKasperczyk Tomasz - Syty Damian
" I'm not happy because I know I can do better. We will see, I don't want to push and do some mistake."
#24
flagHerczig Norbert - Ferencz Ramón
" It was OK, much better than last loop, thanks for my mechanic they repaired my car."
#2
flagLukyanuk Alexey - Arnautov Alexey
"The feeling is quite good, the surface is dry and we can drive more confidently."
#7
flagMoura Ricardo - Costa António
"It was OK, we made some changes, but I don't know, we'll see."
#12
flagKoči Martin - Schovánek Filip
"I enjoyed the stage, in places I drove careful. Nice battle with Chris but I try to focus on myself."
#11
flagIngram Chris - Whittock Ross
"The grip is lot better now. Saving tyres for the next stages."
#31
flagSousa Bernardo - Cardoso Valter
"I don't like this stage, we did some changes on the car and the feeling is different, but basically it is in the stage. Too narrow, lot of walls, I drive here always bad."
SS6
#47
flagVita Mattia - Ometto Pietro Elia
Mechanical -> Rally2
#44
flagWagner Simon - Winter Gerald
" Great stage, I love it. Maybe too cautious in some places, but we will be faster in next round."
#5
flagvon Thurn und Taxis Albert - Degandt Bjorn
"We had a slow roll and landed on the roof."
#3
flagGriebel Marijan - Kopczyk Stefan
It is an absolute disaster, we have no grip, no feeling. We need to change the car. My mind is also not ready to push.
#2
flagLukyanuk Alexey - Arnautov Alexey
In the fog it was tricky and I touched the wall. But I don't have the confidence with my setup the geometry or something was changed with the hit.
#7
flagMoura Ricardo - Costa António
This stage was very foggy, but there is still a long yourney so we keep pushing.
#12
flagKoči Martin - Schovánek Filip
Very tricky, very muddy. You have to trust the pacenotes.
#17
flagÅhlin Fredrik - Sjöberg Joakim
Unbeliavable stage, we didn't see anything.
#4
flagHabaj Łukasz - Dymurski Daniel
I did one mistake in the fog, the visibility was zero and I simply didn't see where to turn.
SS5
#2
flagLukyanuk Alexey - Arnautov Alexey
I changed the setup of the car slightly and the feeling is good. I'm happy.
#7
flagMoura Ricardo - Costa António
I don't know, how it happened, I did nothing special. We did half of stage with it.
#31
flagSousa Bernardo - Cardoso Valter
Two stages I hate in this rally. But OK, still long rally to go.
#17
flagÅhlin Fredrik - Sjöberg Joakim
There is still the oil pressure alarm, but it should be fine, it is just distracting.
#15
flagLarsen Frank Tore - Eriksen Torstein
No problems, but new stage for me because two years ago I retired already before it.
SS4
#34
flagCastro Manuel - Castro Mário
Mechanical -> Rally2
#16
flagPtaszek Hubert - Szczepaniak Maciej
Missed Time Control CH3B yesterday, not allowed to start today -> Rally2
#32
flagAlves Joaquim - Eiró Sancho
Front right puncture
#21
flagKasperczyk Tomasz - Syty Damian
"It was quite good, not perfect, but we are still in the game."
#20
flagRego Jr. Luís - Henriques Jorge
"Not really good, we have some problems with steering, it's hard to keep the car in the straight line."
#24
flagHerczig Norbert - Ferencz Ramón
"We like this stage, we have little bit weird set of tyres for the next stages so we take it carefully."
#18
flagYates Rhys - Edmondson Elliott
"I enjoyed it, sometimes I pushed little bit too close to the walls, but anyway it was a good start."
#9
flagKreim Fabian - Christian Frank
" Little bit struggling, maybe I was little bit too safe."
#2
flagLukyanuk Alexey - Arnautov Alexey
"I think it is nice morning for us. No big push, we will see later on next stages."
#7
flagMoura Ricardo - Costa António
"I want to go steady and not crazy, but it is a challenge."
#12
flagKoči Martin - Schovánek Filip
"It was very tricky, especially in the narrow I wasn't very confident."
#11
flagIngram Chris - Whittock Ross
"Today is about getting back in the rhythm, looking forward to the volcano stage."
#31
flagSousa Bernardo - Cardoso Valter
"This is a stage I don't like, very narrow, we just concentrate on the next one."
#1
flagMagalhães Bruno - Magalhães Hugo
"There is a lot of lose gravel, other guys will be probably faster. I tried to push but it was hard with our position."
#17
flagÅhlin Fredrik - Sjöberg Joakim
"Good start, we had yesterday plan just to get through, now we want to keep guys behind."
#3
flagGriebel Marijan - Kopczyk Stefan
"Sometimes I was little bit too wide, maybe too aggressive. I have to calm down."
#15
flagLarsen Frank Tore - Eriksen Torstein
"It was quite a god start of the day, It was slippery, but nothing special. We tried to go clean."
#4
flagHabaj Łukasz - Dymurski Daniel
"It's quite slippery, but this stage is not so bad, it has lot of straights. I enjoyed it."
SS3
#10
flagPellier Laurent - Combe Geoffrey
Retired in road section (Electrical) -> Rally2
#16
flagPtaszek Hubert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"Technical stages, it is not easy to keep the speed."
#23
flagBotka Dávid - Mesterházi Márk
"The engine is too hot, I don't know where is the problem."
#7
flagMoura Ricardo - Costa António
"It is fantastic, so emotional to see so many people around. I have to improve my driving, but I had clean run no mistakes, let's keep on this."
#18
flagYates Rhys - Edmondson Elliott
"It was quite a good day. We have a good position for tomorrow."
#17
flagÅhlin Fredrik - Sjöberg Joakim
"We have an oil pressure warning on the dash."
#15
flagLarsen Frank Tore - Eriksen Torstein
"It has been tricky, but nice and steady day, we look forward for tomorrow."
#1
flagMagalhães Bruno - Magalhães Hugo
"Difficult day, the previous stage was hard. We need to improve the setup of the car and I need to improve myself. I'm still recovering from the accident and other guys are running very fast."
#11
flagIngram Chris - Whittock Ross
"Such a difficult start, I'm still getting used to the car."
#4
flagHabaj Łukasz - Dymurski Daniel
"We had a problem with power, maybe pop-off, I don't know."
#9
flagKreim Fabian - Christian Frank
"It wasn't easy to be the first car on the road, it was very slippery. But the feeling in the car is quite good."
SS2
#51
flagAntunes Pedro - Lopes Paulo
Mechanical -> Rally2
#49
flagHokkanen Miika - Pasenius Jukka
Mechanical -> Rally2
#22
flagNeubauer Hermann - Ettel Bernhard
Crashed in the stage
#30
flagFontes José Pedro - Babo Paulo
"We still have problems with power."
SS1
#23
flagBotka Dávid - Mesterházi Márk
"It is very very good."
#7
flagMoura Ricardo - Costa António
"Difficult tarmac stage, we need the tyres for the next big stage."
#2
flagLukyanuk Alexey - Arnautov Alexey
"We have harder tyres so probably it should be OK."
#17
flagÅhlin Fredrik - Sjöberg Joakim
" I'm going to do my best all the rally. We have our plan. Here we tried to save the tyres."
#18
flagYates Rhys - Edmondson Elliott
"Good, little bit understeering on asphalt, but happy with that."
#1
flagMagalhães Bruno - Magalhães Hugo
"It was OK, very difficult for the tyres, we need to save them for the next stage."
#15
flagLarsen Frank Tore - Eriksen Torstein
"I tried to give a little bit push, I'm quite happy. Short stage, but also important one."
#11
flagIngram Chris - Whittock Ross
"I just stalled on the start line so I'm frustrated. But I love the car."
#29
flagTeodósio Ricardo - Teixeira José
"Really happy, we changed the setup of the car and it's nice now."
#10
flagPellier Laurent - Combe Geoffrey
"It was OK, but really really slippery. It could be better, but it's just a short stage."
#25
flagKołtun Jarosław - Pleskot Ireneusz
"This is probably only for spectators, for us just a warmup."
#4
flagHabaj Łukasz - Dymurski Daniel
"It was OK for us, only in the end sometimes like we had no torque."
#8
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"I tried to concentrate and be clean."
#22
flagNeubauer Hermann - Ettel Bernhard
"I have no right tyres for this kind of stages. It was quite slippery, we clean a lot."
#30
flagFontes José Pedro - Babo Paulo
"No power", Pop-Off problems