48. Cyprus Rally 2019

ERC #7MERC #4ERC2 #7MERC2 #4ERC3 #7MERC Junior #4MERC3 #4ERC Ladies #7Cyprus #5
27. 9. – 29. 9. 2019, Nicosia • Cyprus Automobile Association • gravel 199.76 km • Other years
Each day counted as separate for Cypriot Championship

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SS12
#31
flag Stratieva Ekaterina
- Avramov G.
I can't believe we are in the finish. The stages are incredible, now I see how hard it can be. I'm happy we made it. Thanks to Sainteloc for the possibility to drive this car.
#19
flag Alonso J.
- Monasterolo J.
It was only about surviving. Many thanks to my codriver, to my family who supports me. It was tough weekend, but it's special day, it's a dream. We are very very happy.
#23
flag Chilimindris Antonis
- Elia S.
I'm absolutely tired, last three stages we had broken differential, I just wanted to get to the finish. It was sliding a lot.
#28
flag Bernardi Florian
- Bellotto V.
It's great to finish the rally, it was very difficult for me. IN the second stage of this loop we had a puncture, now I just wanted to finish.
#29
flag Avcioglu Orhan
- Korkmaz Burcin
We had some difficulties yesterday, we just wanted to survive, that was the strategy. I'm really glad to be in the finish of such tough rally.
#26
flag Cais Erik
- Žáková Jindřiška
"Lot of experience, most of them came on last three stages. On the first one the gearbox broke down and we finished the rally with only 1st and 2nd gear, But Ford is strong."
#25
flag Llarena Efrén
- Fernández Sara
It's amazing, I think it was one of the most difficult rallies I have ever done. Lot of corners. We are really happy, thanks to Peugeot Sport for supporting us coming here.
#16
flag Kurka Tomáš
- Janovská K.
"It was crazy, but we are here, we learned a lot. It was so hard, but we are happy."
#15
flag Yiangou Panayiotis
- Kyriakou P.
"We are glad that we finished the rally after all the problems we had. It was tough rally, but we finished the Cypriot championship in good position."
#10
flag Érdi Tibor jun.
- Kovács S.
"We learned a lot, in the first leg we were fast, but then we got a puncture and today technical problems."
#20
flag Panteli Petros
- Christodoulou K.
"We are quite happy, we managed to achieve our goal. Our strategy was to win the ERC2 and be second in Cyprus championship."
#14
flag Nobre Paulo
- Morales Gabriel
"This special stage is neverending, we are really happy to finish this rally in one piece."
#7
flag Mayr-Melnhof N.
- Welsersheimb L.
"First day was really tough test of us and the whole team, but everyone really pushed. Today we had so much fun, incredible rally."
#4
flag Al-Attiyah Nasser
- Baumel M.
I'm really happy to win here, this is one of our favourite rallies. I'm happy for the performance, thanks for my team, my co-driver. The ERC is amazing, many great drivers here.
#8
flag Galatariotis Simos
- Ioannou A.
Very happy, very happy. We didn't repeat last year succuess, but it's deserved.
#1
flag Ingram Chris
- Whittock Ross
It's been unbeliavably difficult rally. Our strategy was to be steady and it paid off. Thanks to Michelin for great tyres and to everyone who made it possible for us to be here.
#5
flag Herczig Norbert
- Ferencz Ramón
We are little bit sad, but not so much. We are here, that's important. We are waiting from the beginning of the season for our race in Hungary.
#3
flag Habaj Łukasz
- Dymurski Daniel
I can't open the throttle, if I push it the engine breaks up. But OK, our only goal was to keep the position and reach the finish. I think we did good job during the weekend, it was our first time here, very demanding conditions.
#6
flag Hirvonen Mikko
- Ottman Jarno
"We really enjoyed it. It was hard, twisty, but I enjoyed this challenge."
#9
flag von Thurn und Taxis A.
- Ettel B.
I'm really happy, I lost some time in the last stage, but I'm excited, we had a clean run. Big relief now, I'm really happy with finishing this.
#12
flag Al-Kuwari Abdulaziz
- Clarke M.
We finished the rally, that's the most important. Sometimes it's not your day, like today. This was the last stage of the season, we will see what will be next year.
#18
flag Fernández E.
- Coronado Jiménez A.
"The experience is impressive. Good for me, I learned a lot."
SS11
#7
flag Mayr-Melnhof N.
- Welsersheimb L.
"This stage is neverending, right-left-right-left, but we had good fun."
#4
flag Al-Attiyah Nasser
- Baumel M.
Everything OK, we didn't push in this stage. The tyres are worn, but I'm happy, we just want to finish in good speed.
#8
flag Galatariotis Simos
- Ioannou A.
"We pushed a bit, now we cruise to the finish."
#1
flag Ingram Chris
- Whittock Ross
"We are relaxed, we just need to get through now."
#5
flag Herczig Norbert
- Ferencz Ramón
We are here, I'm really happy. We have safe tyre choice. It was really slippery, the rear of the car was sliding, but we had no puncture.
#3
flag Habaj Łukasz
- Dymurski Daniel
Not good, it's really bad. Not only the throttle problem, also the intercom started breaking up.
#6
flag Hirvonen Mikko
- Ottman Jarno
"Great fun, we really enjoyed last of stages. Quite happy with that, the car is perfect."
SS10
#36
flag Zenonos Costas
- Christofi Phanos
Stopped in the stage, but continued
#7
flag Mayr-Melnhof N.
- Welsersheimb L.
"We had a problem with engine, we had to switch off the ALS. I hope we can finish."
#4
flag Al-Attiyah Nasser
- Baumel M.
"The stage was really good, but there were many rocks and ruts, we took it easy."
#8
flag Galatariotis Simos
- Ioannou A.
"Roads are rough now, we pushed a bit, I think it was good."
#1
flag Ingram Chris
- Whittock Ross
We try. It's really rough there, let's see what we can do.
#5
flag Herczig Norbert
- Ferencz Ramón
"The team was again professional, thanks for their good job. We chose safe tyre choice, we just want to finish the rally."
#3
flag Habaj Łukasz
- Dymurski Daniel
The car is not working, we have some electrical issue. We have no power at throttle, I'm not sure if we are able to continue, I have to check.
#6
flag Hirvonen Mikko
- Ottman Jarno
I did enjoy it, I had a good stage, no drama. But it's really hard for tyres, it's rougher than I expected.
#9
flag von Thurn und Taxis A.
- Ettel B.
Good, but it's really rough there, we have to be smart. Let's wait for the others, then we choose the strategy.
#12
flag Al-Kuwari Abdulaziz
- Clarke M.
It's getting rough, lot of bumps, sometimes you can go off the road easily.
#18
flag Fernández E.
- Coronado Jiménez A.
"Very nice, little more rocks, but the road is quite clean."
SS9
#19
flag Alonso J.
- Monasterolo J.
I'm very tired, all the stage on the first gear. But we never give up. We need to finish.
#26
flag Cais Erik
- Žáková Jindřiška
It's great fun, great feeling, I really enjoy the stages. I hope it will be the same in the next loop.
#25
flag Llarena Efrén
- Fernández Sara
"The car is working perfect. In the stage there is a lot of ricks so we drove carefully. We will see in the next loop."
#15
flag Yiangou Panayiotis
- Kyriakou P.
Everything is OK, the car OK, it's only too soft, we improve it for the next loop.
#10
flag Érdi Tibor jun.
- Kovács S.
"Water temperature problem in whole stage, we can do it to the service."
#20
flag Panteli Petros
- Christodoulou K.
"This stage could be better, many rocks. We tried to keep our pace."
#14
flag Nobre Paulo
- Morales Gabriel
"Twisty, slippery and bumpy. Everytime we finish the stage we should celebrate. Oh my God, how can they drive so fast? They are my heroes."
#4
flag Al-Attiyah Nasser
- Baumel M.
We try to push, I think we had a really good time. I'm happy, the rally is going very well. But the second loop will be hard, we have to be careful.
#2
flag Lukyanuk Alexey
- Arnautov Alexey
It's quite slippery for us, the tyres don't work so good. Good experiecne for us but at this moment we can't do anything.
#8
flag Galatariotis Simos
- Ioannou A.
We are pushing bit more today. We ran of tyres in this one. If you are used to avoid rocks it's no problem to go with only one spare.
#1
flag Ingram Chris
- Whittock Ross
I lost so much time in the dust. I tried my best. I drove in it maybe half of the stage, it's megatime.
#5
flag Herczig Norbert
- Ferencz Ramón
We have a technical problem, we don't have the 4WD. We lose lot of time, I hope the team will be able to repair the car.
#3
flag Habaj Łukasz
- Dymurski Daniel
"I had an issue on this one, I had a spin and got stuck between the fall and the bank, we lost quite a lot of time. But the car is good."
#6
flag Hirvonen Mikko
- Ottman Jarno
"I remember how tough this rally always was. Now it was really tricky. The tyres are done now, luckily no punctures."
#9
flag von Thurn und Taxis A.
- Ettel B.
We are very happy, we run without any problems. It was very slippery, we were struggling with the grip. It's tricky, you have to by precise, the corners are really tight, there is no room for error.
#12
flag Al-Kuwari Abdulaziz
- Clarke M.
"Very difficult, hard to start second on the road. There is no clean line, just spinning the wheels all the time. We have medium compound, we run the whole rally with it."
#18
flag Fernández E.
- Coronado Jiménez A.
"Very good. We enjoy the little the stages, the previous was very long. This one was very slippery, sometimes I was close to fall down."
SS8
#36
flag Zenonos Costas
- Christofi Phanos
Puncture
#31
flag Stratieva Ekaterina
- Avramov G.
"The first one was easier, this one was quite tricky. We are losing power."
#27
flag Televantos K.
- Stavrou T.
"I cought the car ahead twice. The car is OK, but we want to push more."
#19
flag Alonso J.
- Monasterolo J.
"We have air in brakes, it is not possible to drive, but we are here."
#10
flag Érdi Tibor jun.
- Kovács S.
"We had a spin and had to reverse. We have a problem with water temperature."
#20
flag Panteli Petros
- Christodoulou K.
"Very careful, we want to continue like this."
#14
flag Nobre Paulo
- Morales Gabriel
"This special stage never ends, one curve after another."
#7
flag Mayr-Melnhof N.
- Welsersheimb L.
"Very tough, but supercool stage. But we lost the brakes in the middle of the stage."
#4
flag Al-Attiyah Nasser
- Baumel M.
"This is really tricky stage. We had a good speed."
#2
flag Lukyanuk Alexey
- Arnautov Alexey
"We had not a good grip. Nothing fantastic, but we are on the mission."
#8
flag Galatariotis Simos
- Ioannou A.
"Long stage, but we enjoyed it. We drive on 90%."
#1
flag Ingram Chris
- Whittock Ross
"Very difficult stage, I lost in the last part. But not too bad."
#5
flag Herczig Norbert
- Ferencz Ramón
"We went straight of the road and maybe damaged the driveshaft."
#3
flag Habaj Łukasz
- Dymurski Daniel
"Unforgettable experience, amazing stage. We stay out of problems. At the beginning we were out of grip."
#6
flag Hirvonen Mikko
- Ottman Jarno
"So far this has been the most demanding stage of the rally. You have to concentrate hard all the way through."
#9
flag von Thurn und Taxis A.
- Ettel B.
"It was a good stage, but we are losing the tyres, really tricky. Low grip, you have to think of tight corners few corners ahead."
#12
flag Al-Kuwari Abdulaziz
- Clarke M.
"Very narrow and slippery, there is no room for slides, you have to stay in the line."
#18
flag Fernández E.
- Coronado Jiménez A.
More rough than the first one today, long stage, I'm tired.
SS7
#19
flag Alonso J.
- Monasterolo J.
Stopped
#44
flag Hatzimatthaiou N.
- Hatzimatthaiou M.
Stopped in the stage, but continued
#10
flag Érdi Tibor jun.
- Kovács S.
"Not bad."
#20
flag Panteli Petros
- Christodoulou K.
"It was good, the problem is the engine, but OK."
#14
flag Nobre Paulo
- Morales Gabriel
It's slippy like yesterday but more bumpy so you often loose the grip. The level of concentration is almost causing a headache.
#7
flag Mayr-Melnhof N.
- Welsersheimb L.
"The car is finally working, we can push now."
#4
flag Al-Attiyah Nasser
- Baumel M.
Very very good run, I'm happy for this performance. I tried to push and I enjoyed it. The car and tyres worked really well.
#2
flag Lukyanuk Alexey
- Arnautov Alexey
"Very hard actually, the grip is low, we drove really slow."
#8
flag Galatariotis Simos
- Ioannou A.
It's good. We will push today, yesterday we were looking at the championship but now we can push more.
#1
flag Ingram Chris
- Whittock Ross
"Cauitious again. We changed the car, we had to get used to that. We will push on the next two."
#5
flag Herczig Norbert
- Ferencz Ramón
"Everything OK, but I have some mistakes in pacenotes, in some places too optimistic."
#3
flag Habaj Łukasz
- Dymurski Daniel
So twisty roads, good wake up call. I think we did a good job, we adjusted the setup. It will be difficult day, let's wait what Chris will do. We want to be competetive.
#6
flag Hirvonen Mikko
- Ottman Jarno
"We are having fun, it was twisty again, the car was sliding a lot, we had no grip. "
#9
flag von Thurn und Taxis A.
- Ettel B.
We chose little softer tyres and I hope it was a good choice. It was slippery, we open the road, but I'm happy.
#12
flag Al-Kuwari Abdulaziz
- Clarke M.
Very slippy, but it's OK. We lost the grip in the middle of the stage, we couldn't push.
#18
flag Fernández E.
- Coronado Jiménez A.
Very slippery obviously, but good speed, we feel very good. Stages are very nice, there is not many rocks, but it's tricky.
SS6
#28
flag Bernardi Florian
- Bellotto V.
"Learning day, we have been working on the car, good day, we go step by step."
#31
flag Stratieva Ekaterina
- Avramov G.
"It was very hard day, but we survived, I have smile now."
#27
flag Televantos K.
- Stavrou T.
"The second half of the day was better, we had better pace. The car is perfect, looking forward for tomorrow."
#26
flag Cais Erik
- Žáková Jindřiška
"It was demanging, but it feels OK, this stage was funny, lot of spectators. Looking forward for tomorrow."
#25
flag Llarena Efrén
- Fernández Sara
It was a difficult day, stages are really hard. I'm happy to be here. Tomorrow I will try to run clean without mistakes.
#19
flag Alonso J.
- Monasterolo J.
We tried to repair the leak and we are here, it's the most important. Really tough day, but tomorrow it will be hard also.
#24
flag Papageorgiou Louis
- Nicolaou A.
"I enjoyed this stage really much."
#22
flag Feofanov Dmitry
- Kokins Normunds
It was really difficult, it's good we finished today. I hope tomorrow it will be the same.
#23
flag Chilimindris Antonis
- Elia S.
I'm very tired, but all good.
#20
flag Panteli Petros
- Christodoulou K.
"Not very happy, it could be better."
#9
flag von Thurn und Taxis A.
- Ettel B.
Good fun, I'm superhappy to finish today in such position, good for us.
#10
flag Érdi Tibor jun.
- Kovács S.
"We are positive and try to learn from the situation."
#4
flag Al-Attiyah Nasser
- Baumel M.
"Really good day, we are quite happy. The Michelin tyres were fantastic, we had no punctuer, our Polo was also good. But tomorrow is another long day."
#2
flag Lukyanuk Alexey
- Arnautov Alexey
"Quite OK, we just tried to stay out of the curbes."
#5
flag Herczig Norbert
- Ferencz Ramón
"Everything was OK. This stage was absolutely perfect for us, many people in the streets, congratulations to the organizers."
#8
flag Galatariotis Simos
- Ioannou A.
"We are happy, we had some mistakes with the tyre choice, but we are happy."
#1
flag Ingram Chris
- Whittock Ross
It's been amazing day, I'm so grateful to be here. I was cautious on the tyres and the car, tomorrow we can push more. I know I can go much quicker.
#6
flag Hirvonen Mikko
- Ottman Jarno
It's really nice, I did few super special stages but this one was really drivable.
#3
flag Habaj Łukasz
- Dymurski Daniel
"I think tomorrow it will be a good fight. Nice to be finish of this day, we have some knowledge of this rally now."
#18
flag Fernández E.
- Coronado Jiménez A.
"Really happy, I enjoyed all the day. Nice vacation."
#7
flag Mayr-Melnhof N.
- Welsersheimb L.
"Really tough day, but we had good clean last stage, many people, good fun, good show. We hope to change some thing to have tomorrow better."
#14
flag Nobre Paulo
- Morales Gabriel
It's unique stage, good for public. But I don't like this type of stages when we are on tarmac with these tyres. But I enjoyed it a lot today, I'm tired. Tricky rally.
#12
flag Al-Kuwari Abdulaziz
- Clarke M.
"OK, not our day, not our rally, but we take it like it is."
#11
flag Al-Rashed Rakan
- Magalhães Hugo
"We are quite far from being happy with the car. Tomorrow will be another long day so I hope it will be better."
#16
flag Kurka Tomáš
- Janovská K.
"Today was hard, but we enjoyed it, we are happy."
SS5
#38
flag Savva Savvas
- Papandreou Andreas
Retired -> Rally2
#15
flag Yiangou Panayiotis
- Kyriakou P.
Retired -> Rally2
#31
flag Stratieva Ekaterina
- Avramov G.
Really crazy, nice, but very hard. On tarmac I would be much more faster. Sometimes I lose the power, but I'm happy to be here.
#27
flag Televantos K.
- Stavrou T.
"Second run was better, if we continue like this, we are happy"
#19
flag Alonso J.
- Monasterolo J.
"The brake fluid is leaking."
#29
flag Avcioglu Orhan
- Korkmaz Burcin
Really tight and twisty stage. The water temperature was on 120 all the time, I'm happy we survived.
#26
flag Cais Erik
- Žáková Jindřiška
I learned a lot of things today how to drive on the dust. I don't have many experience with gravel so I hope it will be better and better.
#25
flag Llarena Efrén
- Fernández Sara
"We wanted to survive, it was so difficult to be on the pace."
#10
flag Érdi Tibor jun.
- Kovács S.
"We had a puncture, we had to stop and change it."
#9
flag von Thurn und Taxis A.
- Ettel B.
It's really tough. What an incredible stage, you have to be smart. Really twisty, no grip. But I'm really happy, we improve the times.
#4
flag Al-Attiyah Nasser
- Baumel M.
"I think we ares slower here, the road is completely destroyed. We are happy to finish today like this, it was really good. We enjoy it a lot here."
#2
flag Lukyanuk Alexey
- Arnautov Alexey
"There are so many bumps and my neck is in pain. We try to not to load the car or find the limits. We are on the safe strategy."
#5
flag Herczig Norbert
- Ferencz Ramón
"Very very difficult stage for us, before the stage we had slow puncture, second problem is that the water from the cooler went out. But we are here and we are really happy."
#8
flag Galatariotis Simos
- Ioannou A.
"We are happy, the time is enough."
#1
flag Ingram Chris
- Whittock Ross
It was good fun, physically demanding stage, so slow and twisty. I have been very carefull all the day and the car survived, it's OK. Tomorrow big push.
#6
flag Hirvonen Mikko
- Ottman Jarno
"This one is really really twisty, we had a good run, smoothly through the stage without punctures."
#3
flag Habaj Łukasz
- Dymurski Daniel
On the first loop our road position was really bad, now I'm not pushing, I don't know how this car and tyres can survive all this. I don't know the limits of the car. There were some impacts of course, I feel like it's win to be here.
#7
flag Mayr-Melnhof N.
- Welsersheimb L.
Again no power, we had to go down with ALS and three times we lost the powersteering and had to restart the car. It's tough. You lose confidence, it can happe anytime, we need to get safely through and get ready for tomorrow.
#18
flag Fernández E.
- Coronado Jiménez A.
"Very nice, I enjoy it, it was difficult day. I feel very good in this stage."
#14
flag Nobre Paulo
- Morales Gabriel
I'm alive, it's so twisty and slippery. Very hot inside the car, not easy to finish.
#12
flag Al-Kuwari Abdulaziz
- Clarke M.
It's OK, second loop is better. But it's lose, no grip at all. But all good, we are happy.
#11
flag Al-Rashed Rakan
- Magalhães Hugo
"I trying to get to my pace. We are still not there, we are learning."
#16
flag Kurka Tomáš
- Janovská K.
"It was much better than the first time. I like it, we have fun."
SS4
#41
flag Yiangou Yiangos
- Evangelou T.
Retired -> Rally2
#39
flag Laos Costas
- Stylianou Michalis
Retired -> Rally2
#33
flag Demosthenous Christos
- Pavlou K.
Retired -> Rally2
#28
flag Bernardi Florian
- Bellotto V.
"The setup is better and the feeling is better. We improve and improve."
#31
flag Stratieva Ekaterina
- Avramov G.
We changed the setup little bit so it's bit easier to drive in tight corners. It's more rough now and I lose power.
#27
flag Televantos K.
- Stavrou T.
"We tried to keep our pace, it was OK."
#29
flag Avcioglu Orhan
- Korkmaz Burcin
"Unfortunately the same, no power again. At the start it was OK but from the middle of the stage the problem appeared again."
#26
flag Cais Erik
- Žáková Jindřiška
"I think it was good, we changed the setup and now I felt more comfortable in the car."
#25
flag Llarena Efrén
- Fernández Sara
"Puncture on the rear, I think we lost too much time. We tried to be clean in the end."
#19
flag Alonso J.
- Monasterolo J.
"Wonderful to finish. The stage was really really rough, the car is good, we are here."
#22
flag Feofanov Dmitry
- Kokins Normunds
It's better, but it's still complicated learning these roads.
#23
flag Chilimindris Antonis
- Elia S.
"Absolutely very tired. But all good, the stage was good. We continue."
#20
flag Panteli Petros
- Christodoulou K.
"Good stage, more stones, we were very careful."
#10
flag Érdi Tibor jun.
- Kovács S.
"Very very hard stage. Crazy."
#9
flag von Thurn und Taxis A.
- Ettel B.
"It was good, quite rough, but happy with the time, we improved a bit. Tough stage, you really have to look out the car. Tricky stage."
#4
flag Al-Attiyah Nasser
- Baumel M.
"I will put two new tyres for the next one so we can push."
#2
flag Lukyanuk Alexey
- Arnautov Alexey
"More rough, more rocks in the lines so were avoidoing them. We want to continue like that."
#5
flag Herczig Norbert
- Ferencz Ramón
Now the feeling was much better. There are two clean lines and we didn't slide so much.
#8
flag Galatariotis Simos
- Ioannou A.
We pushed little bit more. We don't have to save the tyres not so much now.
#1
flag Ingram Chris
- Whittock Ross
It felt OK, we keep the same strategy. But the time is not good, I'm not happy.
#6
flag Hirvonen Mikko
- Ottman Jarno
It wasn't too bad. There were some rocks but not so many as I expected. Completely fine.
#3
flag Habaj Łukasz
- Dymurski Daniel
No problem, much better grip. It's more rough, very difficult and hot.
#7
flag Mayr-Melnhof N.
- Welsersheimb L.
"We had little engine cut now towards the stage end, but no puncture. I think it was pop-off valve."
#18
flag Fernández E.
- Coronado Jiménez A.
We made some changes to the car, it's very good for us. Car is OK, pacenotes are OK.
#14
flag Nobre Paulo
- Morales Gabriel
"Very very twisty, second time I was more confident in the pacenotes."
#12
flag Al-Kuwari Abdulaziz
- Clarke M.
"Much better driving, but the time is not moving a lot."
#11
flag Al-Rashed Rakan
- Magalhães Hugo
"The car is OK now. Our rally started just now."
#16
flag Kurka Tomáš
- Janovská K.
"Much better than the first time, we are happy."
#15
flag Yiangou Panayiotis
- Kyriakou P.
Better from before, but it's too rough now.
SS3
#16
flag Kurka Tomáš
- Janovská K.
We are second on the road so it's hard. We did few mistakes, we were out of the road.
#28
flag Bernardi Florian
- Bellotto V.
"My rear tyres are dead. The car was moving a lot."
#31
flag Stratieva Ekaterina
- Avramov G.
OK, but it's really hard. We go step by step, I hope the second loop will be better.
#27
flag Televantos K.
- Stavrou T.
"Very rough, especially the second stage was very hard for us."
#29
flag Avcioglu Orhan
- Korkmaz Burcin
"We have no power, but we survived to the service."
#26
flag Cais Erik
- Žáková Jindřiška
The car was not working perfect, but we had many phone calls and tried to change some things. It's getting better and better.
#25
flag Llarena Efrén
- Fernández Sara
"We are really happy with the first three stages, in the next loop we want to avoid the punctures."
#24
flag Papageorgiou Louis
- Nicolaou A.
It's hot, we tried to keep good pace.
#10
flag Érdi Tibor jun.
- Kovács S.
"Last two stages OK, we try to push hard, the car is working well."
#9
flag von Thurn und Taxis A.
- Ettel B.
It's actually quite OK. Problem is that I drive after Nasser and he is so fast.
#4
flag Al-Attiyah Nasser
- Baumel M.
"I think we have a good run from the beginning. We are pushing, now we will see because the second loop will be more rough."
#2
flag Lukyanuk Alexey
- Arnautov Alexey
We are on the safe strategy, we don't fight with Nasser. Saving the car and tyres.
#5
flag Herczig Norbert
- Ferencz Ramón
"This stage was easier than the previous one and the feeling is much better than last year."
#8
flag Galatariotis Simos
- Ioannou A.
"Bit too slippery, we ran out of tyres in this one. But it was a plan, so all OK."
#1
flag Ingram Chris
- Whittock Ross
"Very careful start, we have safe strategy. "
#6
flag Hirvonen Mikko
- Ottman Jarno
"It was dry and dusty, it has been OK. We have good time, we run smoothly, no problem."
#3
flag Habaj Łukasz
- Dymurski Daniel
It's very hot, this stage was... We are learning. This was much better then the previous, I took it carefully. It's so hot that stickers on the pedals went off and there is lot of glue on my shoes.
#7
flag Mayr-Melnhof N.
- Welsersheimb L.
"Now there was no issue, it was cool stage and we pushed, super stage without any problems."
#18
flag Fernández E.
- Coronado Jiménez A.
"Really tricky, but really nice stage. We enjoyed it a lot. The car looks OK."
#14
flag Nobre Paulo
- Morales Gabriel
"Not easy, the tyres are not like in the morning, so the car is sliding little bit."
#12
flag Al-Kuwari Abdulaziz
- Clarke M.
"Not really good loop, something is with the car, maybe bad setup, maybe the suspension is wrong."
#11
flag Al-Rashed Rakan
- Magalhães Hugo
"We were opening the road this morning. Now we go to service to fix the throttle. It is hard to control the car with this."
#15
flag Yiangou Panayiotis
- Kyriakou P.
We clean the road, it's lose everywhere, grip nothing. After service we start to push.
#16
flag Kurka Tomáš
- Janovská K.
"out of the road"
SS2
#44
flag Hatzimatthaiou N.
- Hatzimatthaiou M.
Retired -> Rally2
#40
flag Al-Rawahi Abdullah
- Al-Hmoud Ata
Retired -> Rally2
#19
flag Alonso J.
- Monasterolo J.
Very very rough for our car. But mechanics did great job because we have higher car, it's safe.
#23
flag Chilimindris Antonis
- Elia S.
I had no communication with my co-driver from the start of the stage, I couldn't go fast. I'm really tired.
#22
flag Feofanov Dmitry
- Kokins Normunds
I try to understand how to drive here, it's something new and hard for me. We drive carefully.
#10
flag Érdi Tibor jun.
- Kovács S.
"Everything is OK, we try to push harder than in the previous race and the times are better."
#9
flag von Thurn und Taxis A.
- Ettel B.
It's hardcore stage. I don't know the time, but it was hard, we took it easy.
#4
flag Al-Attiyah Nasser
- Baumel M.
"We were pushing like hell. But if you see the rear tyres they are done. I gave it everything. This was a challenge and we did really good job."
#2
flag Lukyanuk Alexey
- Arnautov Alexey
Very good, good pace, the car is working well. We didn't push too much, just having steady pace.
#5
flag Herczig Norbert
- Ferencz Ramón
"It was very very hard stage, the car was absolutely perfect, the time is quite OK."
#8
flag Galatariotis Simos
- Ioannou A.
"This was bit longer. Always trying to save the tyres, we went carefully."
#1
flag Ingram Chris
- Whittock Ross
"Very difficult, lot of wheel spin, poor traction. We will see what happens, we want to avoid any troubles with car and tyres.."
#6
flag Hirvonen Mikko
- Ottman Jarno
"Really hard in places and twisty. We have small issues with brakes but they always go on again."
#3
flag Habaj Łukasz
- Dymurski Daniel
New experience for me, it's very demanding. I had strange feel from the steering in the end but we stay out of troubles.
#7
flag Mayr-Melnhof N.
- Welsersheimb L.
"Really bad, the dashboard is flashing like Christmas tree. Incredible stage, we hope to get to the service and have again a proper car."
#18
flag Fernández E.
- Coronado Jiménez A.
We had some moments there. I don't know the time, I'm little frustrated, but not bad.
#12
flag Al-Kuwari Abdulaziz
- Clarke M.
"Very difficult, new experience."
#14
flag Nobre Paulo
- Morales Gabriel
"Very very twisty and slippery."
#11
flag Al-Rashed Rakan
- Magalhães Hugo
"We tried to fix the car but after first 100 meters it was there again."
#16
flag Kurka Tomáš
- Janovská K.
"We are happy and lucky that we are here."
#15
flag Yiangou Panayiotis
- Kyriakou P.
"So difficult, Andreas retired in the middle of the stage so we now clean the road. We also have a problem with driveshaft on the front."
SS1
#7
flag Mayr-Melnhof N.
- Welsersheimb L.
Puncture
#4
flag Al-Attiyah Nasser
- Baumel M.
We pushed, but it's really slippery, it wasn't easy. But we tried.
#2
flag Lukyanuk Alexey
- Arnautov Alexey
"Checking the pacenotes, taking care of the car, nothing special."
#5
flag Herczig Norbert
- Ferencz Ramón
"We were too careful, in first ten kilomteres there was not good grip."
#8
flag Galatariotis Simos
- Ioannou A.
"OK, good. In some places we were careful and taking care of the tyres."
#1
flag Ingram Chris
- Whittock Ross
"OK, just very very careful."
#6
flag Hirvonen Mikko
- Ottman Jarno
"It felt really good, we are not on the maximum speed in places, anyway it was fun."
#3
flag Habaj Łukasz
- Dymurski Daniel
It's rougher than I expected, I expected more grip. It's quite slippery.
#7
flag Mayr-Melnhof N.
- Welsersheimb L.
We got a puncture in the middle section, I don't know where. It's rough.
#11
flag Al-Rashed Rakan
- Magalhães Hugo
"We got a puncture in the stage, I had to stop to fix it."
#18
flag Fernández E.
- Coronado Jiménez A.
Really nice stage, I enjoyed it. It's really fun.
#14
flag Nobre Paulo
- Morales Gabriel
"It was OK, little bit more slippery than we expected, very tricky."
#12
flag Al-Kuwari Abdulaziz
- Clarke M.
Too slippy, I didn't have any traction. But it's OK, good stage.
#16
flag Kurka Tomáš
- Janovská K.
It's just start of the rally and we want to finish. It was slow, but we get faster I hope.
#15
flag Yiangou Panayiotis
- Kyriakou P.
"Everything is OK, the car works OK, we push now."
#17
flag Psaltis Andreas
- Chrysostomou A.
We clean the road and we were almost everywhere. Let's see in the second loop.
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