Day 3 at the SERRES RALLY 2017 and the temperature changed dramatically. The heavens opened and the rain came down make the three mountains 305 km SS3 Lailias – Agistro – Bosdakas stage very hard and very slippery for the riders.
But also, the pleasuring factor was in a very high level, as the terrain was ideal for riding in the rain!
Once again, first to finish the stage was #1 Stefan Svitko at 5h02’17” (KTM XC 450). Following him was #2 Ondrej Klymciw (HUSQVARNA FE 450) after 5h11’03”. The Spaniard #76 Txomin Arana (HUSQVARNA FE 501) was close but not enough and finished 3rd with 5h18’15. In class 1 #20 Carlo Augusto Cabini finished again on top. 1st in class 2 was #35 Matteo Mattioli and in the Veteran class #9 Jan Zatko took the fastest time. In class 5 #92 Federico Butto was the quickest.
In the women category #12 Gabriela Novotna (KTM EXC 450), despite the rain, was the fastest with 6h32’42” and #13 Tanja Willmann (KTM EXC 350F) and #11 Polytimi Kyriakopoulou (YAMAHA WR 450 F) finished 3rd due mechanical problems on the stage.
Overall Classification: 1. #1 Stefan Svitko 2. #2 Ondrej Klymciw 3. #76 Txomin Arana
Tomorrow for riders awaits the hard 20km Bosdakas Crossing.