STAGE FLASH SS3

Date: Friday, March 9th

Day: 2 Flash N°: 3

Special stage: El Chocolate 1 Distance: 31.44 km

Weather: Warm and dry at altitude

Road conditions: Dry

 

 

Car 1.   OGIER/INGRASSIA

“Not the best position obviously. We tried our best.”

 

Car 2.   EVANS/BARRITT

“Tough. It was so slippery and so little grip. We had to manage between pushing and being tidy.”

 

Car 3.   SUNINEN/MARKKULA

“I think we lost some time not having the pace. I need to improve.”

 

Car 4.   MIKKELSEN/JAEGER-SYNNEVAAG

“Very slippery with the rear of the car. It was everywhere. Not the best feeling to be honest. I tried to

push as hard as I can. Push too hard and you lose the lines.”

 

Car 5.   NEUVILLE/GILSOUL

“I tried my best. I had a better stage than the first one I struggled with the balance of the car. We are not

still on the good settings for these conditions.”

 

Car 6.   SORDO/DEL BARRIO

“Really nice and I enjoy a lot. I try to drive well and push a little bit. The time is not so bad!”

 

Car 7.   LATVALA/ANTTILA

“We have a problem with the engine temperature, the engine temperature is going too high. We can

control it by losing power. The system is working well and we have to keep it safe. We do not want to

cook the engine. We see what we can do in service.”

 

Car 8.   TÄNÄK/JARVEOJA

“Slow, slippery, tricky, hot!”

 

Car 9.   LAPPI/FERM

“It’s quite long and really slow average speed. I guess we will lose more than a minute. It’s what it is..”

He has a similar engine overheating issue to Latvala.

 

Car 10.   MEEKE/NAGLE

“Tricky, I had the hard compounds at the front and the balance was a bit tricky. Let’s see.”

 

Car 11.   LOEB/ELENA

“It was okay, very slippery I think. We start to destroy our tyres. It was not an easy stage.”

 

Car 36.   SOLANS/IBANEZ SOTOS

Stopped in SS2.