STAGE FLASH SS13

Date: Saturday, March 10th

Day: 3 Flash N°: 13

Special stage: El Brinco 1 Distance: 9.98 km

Weather: Warm and sunny

Road conditions: Dry

 

 

Car 1.   OGIER/INGRASSIA

Starter motor issue confirmed before the stage and he did not want the engine to stall. “We have

no starter motor but that is okay. We just need to reach service now. The start was bad. I was scared to

stall. It’s very loose on this one. But it is a beautiful profile. I am looking forward to the afternoon.”

 

Car 3.   SUNINEN/MARKKULA

“I am too cautious. I should use the grip more in the high-speed corner…”

 

Car 4.   MIKKELSEN/JAEGER-SYNNEVAAG

“Clean stage to be honest. I don’t know why we are not on the pace.”

 

Car 5.   NEUVILLE/GILSOUL

“We know it was going to be difficult this weekend. We had problems with the positions. It has been

frustrating for us. Now we are far back. It is part of the game.”

 

Car 6.   SORDO/DEL BARRIO

“I was happy with this stage. The balance of the car was good. We were struggling with the traction on

the slower stages this morning. I enjoy a lot this stage. It was a bit dusty in the car.”

 

Car 7.   LATVALA/ANTTILA

“It is better than yesterday. Here it is loose gravel underneath. In the afternoon, for me, it could be a

mixed package of tyres.”

 

Car 9.   LAPPI/FERM

“Everything was fine. It seems the times were bad. I thought I did a good stage. Whatever!”

 

Car 10.   MEEKE/NAGLE

“I made a couple of mistakes in there on the braking. The car stalled on me and then I ran wide on a

corner. It was a bit sloppy to be honest. Let’s see for the afternoon.”

 

Car 11.   LOEB/ELENA

“It’s a good surprise to be leading. I am happy to be in a fight like this. The others are fast now. I lost on

the last two stages. We will see in the afternoon.”

 

Car 31.   TIDEMAND/ANDERSSON

“We were careful on the first one and we have found a good rhythm. The car is working well. We hope

to keep going like this.”

 

Car 32.   HUTTUNEN/LINNAKETO

“It is not so easy. We have a temperature problem.”

 

Car 38.   GREENSMITH/PARRY

“The plan for this rally was to come here and get some experience. We are in the top 10 and need to

play it calm now to conserve our position.”