STAGE FLASH SS11

Date: Saturday, March 10th

Day: 3 Flash N°: 11

Special stage: Guanajuatito 1 Distance: 30.97 km

Weather: Warm and sunny

Road conditions: Dry and dusty

 

 

Car 1.   OGIER/INGRASSIA

“I try my best. The position is a bit better today and there is more grip. It is going to be hard. It is still

cleaning a bit. It will be hard to fight with Seb, Ott and Dani, but Kris, yes.”

 

Car 3.   SUNINEN/MARKKULA

“Not much better. I could not find the rhythm. It does not feel good.”

 

Car 4.   MIKKELSEN/JAEGER-SYNNEVAAG

“There was one pace note. It was really fast and I thought it was really slow on a straight. Not the best

rhythm for me. We will definitely have to do better.”

 

Car 5.   NEUVILLE/GILSOUL

Stopped for around 50 seconds after a water splash in the stage. He continued to lose time as the

stage progressed. TV also reported an overshoot. “Probably the radiator block did not work. It took

more than a minute to start the engine again and then we had a slow puncture for the last seven

kilometres.”

 

Car 6.   SORDO/DEL BARRIO

Loses rally lead to Loeb. “Good for him. I was not comfy and the car was moving a lot. Brake problems.

I don’t like this stage. Slow and very slippery.”

 

Car 7.   LATVALA/ANTTILA

“Yes we had problem with the dust (behind Thierry). I was thinking what is the problem. I was thinking

where did it come from with three minute intervals, That explains it.”

 

Car 8.   TÄNÄK/JARVEOJA

Road speed through the stage with tape hanging off the roof of the car. He drops over 2min 50sec

to Ogier. “I dont know. We have 20 horse power maybe…”

 

Car 9.   LAPPI/FERM

“It feels okay to be honest. Everything is fine. Thanks to the team for putting the car together.”

 

Car 10.   MEEKE/NAGLE

“I tried to be really neat and tidy. Maybe I was not aggressive enough. It is going to clean a lot. It’s going

to get quicker and quicker.”

 

Car 11.   LOEB/ELENA

“I did not lose any time. I caught some dust at the end but I did not slow down. I tried to wake up early

because the rhythm you have in the first stage is important. I push hard and have a good feeling with

the car.