Evans could do nothing rather than retiring in Greece on Sunday

Elfyn Evans is being disappointed with his retirement on the final day of Acropolis Rally as he could fight for the third place of the podium this morning and he could do nothing to repair his nursing car.

The Welshman was in fourth place overall at the end of Saturday and was the best Toyota driver while he would fight with Dani Sordo for the third place of the podium on Sunday as their gap was at 7,1 seconds.

However, he was forced to retire on the road section before the start of Stage 14 as his Yaris was suffering from turbo issues and he was not able to fix them. Last but not least, it would take time for him to fix his car and he was already 10 minutes late for the start control of SS14 which means that he would take time penalties and would drop even more behind.

"We started this morning in a nice position after a tough weekend, back in contention for the podium and we were looking forward to that fight", Evans said. 

"Unfortunately on the road section we had an issue with the engine which developed as we got closer to the stage and with no easy fix we had to retire the car. 

"It’s obviously a disappointing end to a weekend where we struggled overall, especially in the looser conditions at the start of the rally, so we have areas to work on there. 

"We did manage to make progress during the weekend which was one positive, and now we look forward to a new challenge in New Zealand".

Photo Credits: Toyota

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