EKO Acropolis Rally Greece Mikkelsen Wins WRC2
The fourth and final day of EKO Acropolis Rally Greece has come to an end. Andreas Mikkelsen took the lead to take home the event win.
Andreas Mikkelsen claimed the stage win on the 13th stage of the event. Posting a time 4.9 seconds faster than Adrien Fourmaux. Nikolay Gryazin finished third fastest on the stage, 5.8 seconds slower than Fourmaux. Gus Greensmith set the fourth fastest time on the stage, 0.2 seconds behind Gryazin. Yohan Rossel rounded out the top five on the stage, finishing 5.6 seconds slower than Greensmith.
SS14, Grammeni 1
Nikolay Gryazin took the stage win on the 14th stage of EKO Acropolis Rally Greece. With Gryazin posting a time 1.5 seconds faster than Andreas Mikkelsen to end Mikkelsen’s winning streak. Adrien Fourmaux finished third fastest on the stage, 4.6 seconds slower than Mikkelsen. Lauri Joona set the fourth fastest time on the stage, finishing 1.6 seconds slower than Fourmaux. Robert Virves rounded out the top five on the stage, finishing 0.7 seconds slower than Joona.
SS15, Grammeni 2, Powerstage
Nikolay Gryazin also won the final stage of the event. Posting a time 4.8 seconds faster than Lauri Joona. Adrien Fourmaux finished third fastest on the stage, finishing 1.7 seconds slower than Joona. Andreas Mikkelsen set the fourth fastest time on the stage, finishing 0.6 seconds slower than Fourmaux. Kajetan Kajetanowicz rounded out the top five on the stage, finishing 0.1 seconds slower than Mikkelsen.
Mikkelsen Holds On
Andreas Mikkelsen came into the day second in the WRC2 class, although he technically led after winning all the stages on day three. How did Mikkelsen lose time? SS10 was red-flagged for some drivers, meaning drivers lost time. As a result of the red flag, Gus Greensmith was awarded time that put him 12 seconds ahead of Mikkelsen. This decision was made on the morning of the fourth day, shortly after our day three recap for WRC2 was published. Mikkelsen clawed back 10.9 seconds in SS13, cutting Greensmith’s lead to just 1.1 seconds. On SS14 Mikkelsen regained the lead, taking another 8.8 seconds out of Greensmith.
Powerstage Bonus Points
This normally doesn’t have to be clarified, however, this weekend was different. As Nikolay Gryazin set the fastest time on the Powerstage, however Gryazin isn’t scoring Drivers’ championship points this weekend. This means he didn’t get awarded the 3 bonus points for winning the stage. Instead, Lauri Joona takes home the bonus points as he posted the fastest time of the drivers scoring championship points. Adrien Fourmaux took home two and Andreas Mikkelsen took home a single bonus point.
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