STAGE FLASH SS4

Date: Friday, March 9th

Day: 2 Flash N°: 4

Special stage: Ortega 1 Distance: 17.23 km

Weather: Warm

Road conditions: Dry – stage climbed to over 2,700 metres

 

 

Car 2.   EVANS/BARRITT

Rolled in the stage and started again with the loss of over two and a half minutes. “Sixth gear, we hit a

bad bump and the car flew in the air. We tried to gather it, but we had no power and the back end came

round and flipped us over quite a few times. We are okay.”

 

Car 3.   SUNINEN/MARKKULA

“It has been difficult to find a rhythm and find the good line. Not so good.”

 

Car 4.   MIKKELSEN/JAEGER-SYNNEVAAG

“The car is a bit strange over the bumps. I’m still retaively new to the car and I’m uncertain what speed

we can go.”

 

Car 6.   SORDO/DEL BARRIO

“I did not do so well this stage. I am not happy. I coud go a little faster in some places. I could go faster

in the car. I am happy for the team. They helped a lot. We will try to continue this.”

 

Car 7.   LATVALA/ANTTILA

“We have the overheating issue on the uphill sections. We have to go into road mode on the uphill

sections. We see what we can do at service.”

 

Car 8.   TÄNÄK/JARVEOJA

“I guess we have same car. Not much difference (engine overheating). I try to manage it. We are taking

really good care of it.”

 

Car 9.   LAPPI/FERM

Engine overheating issues like his team-mates.

 

Car 10.   MEEKE/NAGLE

“A massive moment over a bump. Tricky, I thought the hard tyre was going to work. But it upsets the

balance. When two softs are like jelly compared to the other ones, it upsets the balance.”

 

Car 11.   LOEB/ELENA

“It’s okay. The feeling was good. It is quite hard for the tyres. I didn’t imagine the speed bumps would

be so high. At the moment on the plus side, I am happy.”

 

Car 31.   TIDEMAND/ANDERSSON

“No dramas. A bit slippery The set-up is good and everything is fine. It was nice to drive. I had the

bumps in my pace notes.”

 

Car 32.   HUTTUNEN/LINNAKETO

Flat tyre in SS2. “We spin one time (in SS4). It was very difficult.”

 

Car 33.   ROVANPERÄ/HALTTUNEN

Retired in SS2. “That’s it for the day, after a big jump in the middle of the road and it broke the

radiator.”

 

Car 35.   BULACIA/MUSSANO

“We have a lot of problems with engine temperature in the car.”