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entry 1 Jun 2011, 11:13
On Saturday we raced our second rally race for the season. This time it was a 4wd class event and it gathered 13 racers. The grid was full of various types of cars, but it was obvious that competition would be fierce, since almost all cars were top notch and well prepared, while many people practiced the stages hard, during last week’s practice sessions.
Below are all cars in park ferme area:

The race would be a nine stage long rally, run on 3 rally stages, repeated 3 times each.
Between stages, service time was granted for repairs, fine tuning, cleaning, etc.

Stage1 was a slippery, dusty, twisty and narrow track:



Stage 2 was also narrow, cleaner, tarmac stage, with elevations, a slippery part, and a bridge.


Stage 3 was a small mountain section with a bit of grass and a tunnel.


Right from the start, it was a hard battle. Dimitris Petros and Alexis, formed a very tight top 3, which switched places almost after every stage. Giaccomo, Timos and Kostas followed in another group, fighting for places 4-6. Giannis, Christos and Nikos, were next.
Dimitris grabbed the lead after stage2, lost it again in stage4, and got back in the lead in stage6. Alexis and Petros gained the lead for brief periods, but after service park2 (that is after 6 stages), it was Dimitris in the lead, with 3 seconds separating him from Petros, and another 3secs down was Alexis. In the final 3 stages, Petros made another of his all out attacks, covered the distance in stage7, got the lead in stage8 and stayed there until the end of stage 9. Dimitris stayed close, but missed the top by 3 sesc. Alexis lost too much time, and many places, to end up 6th.
The battle for the following places was also fierce, final winner was Giaccomo, who drove concistently his SCX Xsara Pro. Kostas started 7th but finally elevated himself to 4th place. Timos stayed lower than his last race, in 5th place.

Results after 9 stages:
  1. KOULOURIDIS PETROS / MSC Metro 6R4 - 17:00,912
  2. DIMAS DIMITRIS / MSC Ford RS200- 17:03,178
  3. ANDROVICH GIACCOMO / SCX Xsara Pro - 17:24,914
  4. NIKOLAOU KOSTAS / NSR Punto Abarth - 17:27,824
  5. KOULOURIDIS TIMOS / SCX Xsara Pro - 17:37,168
  6. GAITANIS ALEXIS / NINCO Subaru - 17:44,861
  7. FOKIANOS GIANNIS / MSC Metro 6R4 - 18:05,228
  8. FOKIANOS CHRISTOS / AVANT SLOT Peugeot 207 - 19:10,298
  9. VERGANELAKIS NIKOS / SPIRIT Peugeot 205 - 19:32,145
  10. NISIOTIS KOSTAS / AVANT SLOT Misubishi EvoX - 20:33,395
  11. ZOURBANOS GIORGOS / MSC Metro 6R4 - 20:43,774
  12. NISKOPOULOS THANOS / SCX Xsara Pro - 20:50,848
  13. VAGGER FREDDY / AVANT SLOT Subaru - 23:52,970


Some photos of the event:

Winning car:


Dimitris second placed RS200:


Giacomo's Xsara:


The 4wd Punto that Kostas prepared:


Another Metro 6R4:


An old Pug:


Subarus:




Podium and trophies:

 
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