Despite the problems he faced on Friday, Joourdan Serderidis is in 11th place in the Rally Safari Kenya, perhaps the most difficult race of this year’s World Rally Championship. Driving for the first time in a WRC race a factory Ford Puma Rally1, the Greek driver, having the valuable guidance of the Belgian Fred Miclotte from the right bucket, is a breath away from the goal of the ten and with two days of action left in the East African country.
“As I said before the race, in order to achieve your goal, you must drive with strategy and avoid the hidden bad spots in the special stages”, said Serderidis and continued: “So we, too, decided not to push from the first route and taking advantage of the few misfortunes of our opponents we managed to finish the day in 11th place.” The Kavala born driver, in fact, was up to 10th place, a stage before the end of the day, however, the problems he faced in the last and most difficult special, 31 kilometers long, threw him one place back: “In the last stage we had a problem with the brakes and as if that was not enough we also had a flat tire, which we decided not to change within the special. As a result, we lost about two minutes and a place in the general classification”, were the words of the driver.
Saturday’s leg is the longest leg of the race, with six special stages, a total length of 151 racing kilometers, with Jourdan Serderidis saying he is ready for another challenge: “Saturday’s stages are more difficult than those on Friday. In many places there is powder that makes it difficult to trap the Ford Puma Rally1, while we will race on four large special stages of about 30 km, which requires more attention and self-concentration. We are very close to the initial goal of the top ten and with my co-driver, Fred Miclotte, we will do everything to achieve it”, said Serderidis. follow the course of Jourdan Serderidis at the Rally Safari in Kenya through the personal page of the guide on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Serderidisrallyfans