53. Azores Airlines Rallye 2018
22. 3. – 24. 3. 2018, Ponta Delgada • gravel 207,44 km • Other years
ERC #1 • ERC 2 #1 • ERC 3 #1 • ERC Ladies #1 • ERC Junior U27 #1 • ERC Junior U28 #1 • Portugal #2 • Azores #1 • Portugal 2L/2WD #2
SS15 Tronqueira 2 - 21.99 km - (GMT+1 18:18 - 24. 3. 2018)
- Barras André
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
- Reis João
- Ribeiro Fábio
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
|12||Koči Martin - Schovánek F.||Škoda Fabia R5||Lost wheel|
|44||Wagner Simon - Winter Gerald||Peugeot 208 R2||Mechanical|
|21||Kasperczyk Tomasz - Syty D.||Ford Fiesta R5||0:20 Late (2 min) at TC|
"Great package of experience. Very difficult rally for me, first time on gravel, but I'm happy."
"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."
"It was hard weekend for me. In the last loop I had problems with overheating brakes. Good experience for next rally, incredibly tough rally."
"What a weekend, we are crazy, we tried full attack now, but I think it was poor. Yes, we did it."
"I did big mistake. So slow corner and I went flat out, we hit a wall."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
Mechanical in road section
Driving slowly trough the stage
"We got a puncture, there was a big stone in the line, we couldn't do anything about that."
"I had only first and second gear in the end of the stage."
"Today was quite good. Our tyres are done, so it was slippery, but really good experience. We go step by step."
"We are really happy we could finish this difficult rally. We went step by step and learnt a lot about these stages."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
" 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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"It's good, this result is a good start to the year. We had a good weekend, I'm quite happy."
"It's been really good weekend. We had few spins, but we really enjoyed it. Very tricky rally."
" Today we were opening the road. The most important was to finish the rally and score points to the national championship."
Stage delayed one hour