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Sun June 4, 2017

Pirelli success all over Europe IRC Pirelli success all over Europe Pirelli has just concluded a successful weekend on two well-known European rallies as well as on one of the most celebrated rounds of the European Hill Climb championship. Pirelli also claimed the top three places in the latest round of the European Historic Rally Championship, i...

Acropolis post event press conference IRC Acropolis post event press conference FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 3 of 8 SEAJETS Acropolis Rally, 2-4 June Present: --- Kajetan Kajetanowicz/Jarek Baran (LOTOS Rally Team), first position --- Bruno Magalhães/Hugo Magalhães, second position --- Grzegorz Grzyb/Jakub Wróbel (RUFA Sport), third pos...

IRC Kajto wins Seajets Acropolis Rally

NEWS JUST IN

IRC GR SS12 - End with dramas @ 01:14 PM - Big shake up of top10: All crashed within the last 5km of the last stage, all crews OK: Bostanci from 3rd, Philippedes from 4th, von Thurn & Taxis from 7th. Final results (after SS12)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 2h50m40s6;
2nd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +1m58s7;
3rd= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +5m05s3;
4th= Tsouloftas/Giraudet, Citroen, +7m48s3;
5th= Tsolakidis/Dimos, Skoda, +15m49s2;
6th= Melegari/Barone, Mitsubishi, +20m05s6;
7th= Drymoussis/Drymoussis, Subaru, +24m43s5;
8th= Banaz/Erdener, Ford(R2), +25m06s;
9th= Özdemir/Memisyazici, Ford(R2), +26m45s4;
10th= Erdi/Papp, Mitsubishi, +29m11s2

IRC GR SS11 @ 12:39 AM - Al Attiyah did not start this stage following his steering problems. Magalhaes had to stop after water splash as his wipers don't work either, electrical gremlins causing all sorts of problems. Results after SS11:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 2h26m16s9;
2nd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +1m32s9;
3rd= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford, +4m27s7;
4th= Philippedes/Mahaeras, Skoda, +4m50s1;
5th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +4m51s7;
6th= Tsouloftas/Giraudet, Citroen, +6m22s6;
7th= von Thurn & Taxis/Degandt, Skoda, +9m27s7;
8th= Tsolakidis/Dimos, Skoda, +15m07s8;
9th= Melegari/Barone, Mitsubishi, +16m42s8;
10th= Spanos/Gotovos, Subaru, +20m12s7

IRC GR SS10 @ 11:42 AM - Drama around 2nd place with 2 stages to go. Magalhaes still has gearbox problems, plus engine hot, he thinks he can't keep 2nd place. However Al Attiyah behind him lost power steering same place he had problems this morning and dropped 2min again. Results after SS10:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 2h17m37s9;
2nd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +49s9;
3rd= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, +3m42s9;
4th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford, +4m22s4;
5th= Philippedes/Mahaeras, Skoda, +4m37s6;
6th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +4m42s1;
7th= Tsouloftas/Giraudet, Citroen, +5m52s9;
8th= von Thurn & Taxis/Degandt, Skoda, +9m01s6;
9th= Tsolakidis/Dimos, Skoda, +14m56s;
10th= Melegari/Barone, Mitsubishi, +15m41s7

IRC GR SS9 @ 10:02 AM - Longest stage of the rally, open and wide uphill climb to start with, then narrow and twisty. Magalhaes has to lift off for every gear change and loses half a minute and the lead. Halkias (9th) retires. Results after SS9:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 2h06m20s5;
2nd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +20s6;
3rd= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, +1m15s7;
4th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford, +3m31s;
5th= Philippedes/Mahaeras, Skoda, +4m02s6;
6th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +4m11s3;
7th= Tsouloftas/Giraudet, Citroen, +5m09s6;
8th= von Thurn & Taxis/Degandt, Skoda, +7m57s7;
9th= Melegari/Barone, Mitsubishi, +13m30s1;
10th= Tsolakidis/Dimos, Skoda, +13m56s8

IRC GR SS8 @ 09:46 AM - Al Attiyah wins stage while Magalhaes (already since previous stage struggles with a gearbox problem. Tsolakidis drops from 3rd after breaking a wheel against rocks. Results after SS8:
1st= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, 1h41m39s7;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +7s3;
3rd= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, +1m34s3;
4th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford, +2m39s6;
5th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +3m10s8;
6th= Philippedes/Mahaeras, Skoda, +3m12s;
7th= Tsouloftas/Giraudet, Citroen, +3m55s9;
8th= von Thurn & Taxis/Degandt, Skoda, +6m25s2;
9th= Halkias/Kondos, Mitsubishi, +9m22s7;
10th= Melegari/Barone, Mitsubishi, +10m51s4

IRC GR SS7 @ 09:39 AM - The day started alreay with a bang. Leader Al Attiyah stopped with an electrical problem. Car just stopped and wouldn't fire up for 2 minutes. Stage win Kajto, lead for Magalhaes. Results after SS7:
1st= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, 1h32m42s1;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +12s3;
3rd= Tsolakidis/Dimos, Skoda, +1m30s;
4th= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, +1m46s5;
5th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford, +2m31s9;
6th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +2m59s4;
7th= Philippedes/Mahaeras, Skoda, +3m03s1;
8th= Tsouloftas/Giraudet, Citroen, +3m30s4;
9th= von Turn & Taxis/Degandt, Skoda, +5m54s7;
10th= Halkias/Kondos, Mitsubishi, +7m42s8

Sat June 3, 2017

NEWS JUST IN

IRC GR SS6 - Day1 @ 03:32 PM - Kajto stage win makes for a good 3-way-battle at the front. Obviously with Gryazin's retirement everyone moves up a place. Results after day1 (SS6):
1st= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, 1h20m31s9;
2nd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +8s4;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +29s5;
4th= Tsolakidis/Dimos, Skoda, +1m02s2;
5th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford, +2m26s7;
6th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +2m44s8;
7th= Philippedes/Mahaeras, Skoda, +2m48s6;
8th= Tsouloftas/Giraudet, Citroen, +3m10s9;
9th= von Thurn & Taxis/Degandt, Skoda, +5m10s4;
10th= Halkias/Kondos, Mitsubishi, +6m38s6

IRC GR SS5 - Gryazin on fire @ 02:46 PM - SS5 update: Gryazin has completed SS5 in the lead of the rally, but on the road section to SS6 his car caught fire. Crew OK but car not so, end of rally for Gryazin.

IRC GR SS5 @ 02:31 PM - Now stage win for Magalhaes. We now had 4 stage winners in 5 stages: Gryazin, Kajto, Al Attiyah & Magalhaes. Another puncture for Kajto here, but no big time loss. Results after SS5:
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 1h11m10s8;
2nd= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, +11s;
3rd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +19s7;
4th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +46s9;
5th= Tsolakidis/Dimos, Skoda, +1m03s9;
6th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford, +2m20s3;
7th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +2m46s6;
8th= Philippedes/Mahaeras, Skoda, +2m47s1;
9th= Tsouloftas/Giraudet, Citroen, +2m57s9;
10th= von Thurn & Taxis/Degandt, Skoda, +4m56s8

IRC GR SS4 @ 01:44 PM - First stage win for Al Attiyah. Kajto has a brake problem but he still gained a place. Up to 4th now after his earlier puncture. Results after SS4:
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 1h01m35s8;
2nd= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, +12s4;
3rd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +22s6;
4th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +44s6;
5th= Tsolakidis/Dimos, Skoda, +48s7;
6th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford, +2m14s;
7th= Tsouloftas/Giraudet, Citroen, +2m26s8;
8th= Philippedes/Mahaeras, Skoda, +2m28s6;
9th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +2m35s9;
10th= Halkias/Konotos, Mitsubishi, +3m32s7

IRC GR SS3 @ 11:08 AM - Again Kajto wins stage but Gryazin extends lead. Magalhaes says his car lacks traction. Virtually all drivers complain stages are extremely rough and tyres are destroyed. Results after SS3:
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 40m25s9;
2nd= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, +17s6;
3rd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +27s4;
4th= Tsolakidis/Dimos, Skoda, +32s9;
5th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +34s2;
6th= Tsouloftas/Giraudet, Citroen, +1m46s5;
7th= Philippedes/Mahaeras, Skoda, +1m51s7;
8th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford, +1m56s;
9th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +2m18s2;
10th= Halkias/Konotos, Mitsubishi, +2m29s4

IRC GR SS2 @ 10:59 AM - Tlustak now retired. Kajto wins stage but Gryazin extends lead. Results after SS2:
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 31m09s8;
2nd= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, +15s2;
3rd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +19s1;
4th= Tsolakidis/Dimos, Skoda, +23s9;
5th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +37s8;
6th= Philippedes/Mahaeras, Skoda, +1m07s7;
7th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford, +1m10s2;
8th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +1m16s1;
9th= Tsouloftas/Giraudet, Citroen, +1m19s6;
10th= Halkias/Konotos, Mitsubishi, +1m54s7

IRC GR SS1 @ 10:52 AM - Dramas already first stage. Gryazin leads rally as Kajto has a puncture and Tlustak a broken rear suspension. Results after SS1:
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 21m26s8;
2nd= Al Attiyah/Baumel, Ford, +11s8;
3rd= Tsolakidis/Dimos, Skoda, +18s9;
4th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +19s8;
5th= Tsouloftas/Giraudet, Citroen, +39s4;
6th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +43s2;
7th= Philippedes/Mahaeras, Skoda, +45s2;
8th= Bostanci/Vatansever, Ford, +50s6;
9th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +53s4;
10th= Halkias/Konotos, Mitsubishi, +1m27s

Tue May 23, 2017

Magalhaes also to start Acropolis IRC Magalhaes also to start Acropolis Bruno Magalhães will continue his bid for FIA European Rally Championship glory after entering next month’s SEAJETS Acropolis Rally as the top seed. Magalhães won the season-opening Azores Airlines Rallye in what was, at the time, a one-off appearance in the all-action ERC due...

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