Eyvind Brynildsen reflects on what might have been

Eyvind Brynildsen reflects on what might have been

06.06.2018: Eyvind Brynildsen reckons last weekís EKO Acropolis Rally was a case of what might have been after a time-consuming puncture cost him a shot at victory on round three of the FIA European Rally Championship.

Eyvind Brynildsen reckons last week’s EKO Acropolis Rally was a case of what might have been after a time-consuming puncture cost him a shot at victory on round three of the FIA European Rally Championship.


Brynildsen, driving an Autotek Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5, estimated that he lost more than three minutes with the puncture and subsequent intercom failure on Saturday’s second stage. He eventually finished fourth, 2m35s adrift of winner Bruno Magalhães.



“I really believed in a victory this weekend and I felt we deserved it because we proved the speed [but] the puncture and the intercom [failure] cost us the rally,” said Brynildsen.



“To be a father of three kids going to daily work, I haven’t been on gravel since GB [so] I’m happy but I’m a bit disappointed we’ve not paid off anything, I felt fourth place was like nothing.”



To compound Brynildsen’s frustration, a rear differential failure on Sunday’s final loop of stages cost more delay.



 “We were only on front-wheel drive but it was just a small thing in a big picture. It’s life, we deserved more than fourth place but that’s rallying, although I think it’s so many times that I’ve said that.”





- Richard Rodgers, photo FIA ERC

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06.06.2018 / MaP

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