Last stage of Acropolis Rally 2017 was really disaster for some crews. After Al-Attiyah’s retirement on one stage before, there three crews retired from Top 10 on last stage.

Murat Bostanci got third place after Al-Attiyah’s retirement due steering failure, but he had accident on last stage and he lost important points for championship. Also home runner, Yorgo Philippedes with Škoda Fabia R5, lost his fourth place overall with accident on last stage.

Albert von Thurn und Taxis also rolled on last stage after he was on P7.

Kajetanowicz won all three last stages when Magalhaes lost more time on SS11, where he must to stopped due no working wipers.

1. Kajetanowicz K. – Baran J. ( Ford Fiesta R5 ) 2:49:40.6
2. Magalhães B. – Magalhães H. ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +2:58.7
3. Grzyb Grzegorz – Wróbel Jakub ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +6:05.3
4. Tsouloftas A. – Giraudet D. ( Citroën DS3 R5 ) +8:48.3
5. Tsolakidis Socratis – Dimos H. ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +16:49.2
6. Melegari Zelindo – Barone M. ( Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX ) +21:05.6
7. Drimousis V. – Drimousis P. ( Subaru Impreza STi N11 Spec C ) +25:43.5
8. Banaz Bugra – Erdener Burak ( Ford Fiesta R2T ) +26:06.0
9. Özdemir Ü. – Memisyazici B. ( Ford Fiesta R2T ) +27:45.4
10. Érdi jun. Tibor – Papp G. ( Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X ) +30:11.2

Zelindo Melegari won in ERC2 and Bugra Banaz in ERC3 section.


‘It looks like Viñales is very good with the new tyre. It looks like Marquez, with the race rhythm, is the man to beat’ – Valentino Rossi.

Valentino Rossi’s new Movistar Yamaha team-mate Maverick Viñales has been hugely impressive during pre-season testing so far, but The Doctor believes Marc Marquez is still the man to beat. Phillip Island Testing: Rossi

Vinales bumped Repsol Honda rider Marquez back to second place as the young Spaniard shot to the head of the times on day two of the Phillip Island MotoGP test by more than four tenths from Marquez, setting his best lap in 1m 28.847s.

The 22-year-old also impressed after leading the way at Sepang, but nine-time world champion Rossi, who was eighth fastest on Thursday – eight tenths behind Viñales – believes reigning champion Marquez has the overall edge.

“In all these tests Marquez and Viñales are the faster, but Marquez more, especially in the pace. It looks like Viñales is very good with the new tyre. It looks like Marquez, with the race rhythm, is the man to beat,” Rossi said.

“About the atmosphere [in garage with Viñales] sincerely it’s not a big difference. It’s the same – different character. The important thing is Read the rest of this entry »

Monte Carlo 2017

Posted: January 28, 2017 by admin in Rally, Videos, WRC
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