STAGE FLASH SS2

Date: Friday, March 9th

Day: 2 Flash N°: 2

Special stage: Duarte-Derramadero 1 Distance: 26.05 km

Weather: Warm, windy and sunny, 21-22°C

Road conditions: Dry

 

 

Car 1.   OGIER/INGRASSIA

“I cannot see a line for him (Neuville) to be honest. It was quite loose to be honest. I could not go much

faster. The guys behind are going to be faster.”

 

Car 2.   EVANS/BARRITT

“There were no big issues. It felt like the tyres were moving around a bit. It’s difficult to judge if there is

tyre wear or not. The grip was low.”

 

Car 4.   MIKKELSEN/JAEGER-SYNNEVAAG

“It is hard to know. You try to push hard and then you come out of the lines. I try to find something in the

middle and be aggressive too. It was an okay stage.”

 

Car 5.   NEUVILLE/GILSOUL

“It was slippery. I tried to do my best obviously. I have to discover a bit. I am not 100% comfortable. We

have to get used to it. At the beginning I struggled a bit.”

 

Car 6.   SORDO/DEL BARRIO

“I lost a little bit at the end. It’sa veyr hard stage on the soft tyres. he first stage, so I am happy.”

 

Car 7.   LATVALA/ANTTILA

“I must say the engine was really good at the start and then the power went down. The temperature

was rising but not the same as last year.”

 

Car 8.   TÄNÄK/JARVEOJA

“Extremely slippery. Very tough and going slow, so slippery.”

 

Car 9.   LAPPI/FERM

“I am not happy. Driving is bad and some small things. Still we are here. It is very slippery all the time

and we do not have the confidence.”

 

Car 10.   MEEKE/NAGLE

“I think it’s important to keep it very clean. It was difficult. We are benefitting from the rocks. The first

part was like the beach, so much sand. I even felt the soft tyres starting to move. I’m happy I have a

couple of hard tyres.”

 

Car 11.   LOEB/ELENA

“I’m quite surprised by that. A good run but not perfect. In places, I am hesitating, but it’s coming.”