STAGE FLASH SS14

Date: Saturday, March 10th

Day: 3 Flash N°: 14

Special stage: Guanajuatito 2 Distance: 30.97 km

Weather: Warm and sunny (2300 metres at stage finish)

Road conditions: Dry and dusty

 

 

Car 1.   OGIER/INGRASSIA

Second successive fastest time and leads for the first time. “Of course pushing hard. Someone hit a

dog in front unfortunately. I missed another dog to save my marriage and nearly went off a couple of

times.”

 

Car 4.   MIKKELSEN/JAEGER-SYNNEVAAG

“Not the position we want to be in. There is not much we can do. We tried to go soft on the rears and it

helped. I am not in the position I want to be to be honest. We just have to figure it out.”

 

Car 5.   NEUVILLE/GILSOUL

Slid wide early in the stage on a left-hander and swiped a bank. “The car is working fine. The rear is

sliding a lot. I was not pushing hard. I was surprised a bit by the rear.”

 

Car 6.   SORDO/DEL BARRIO

Finishes the stage with a front puncture. “At the beginning of the stage there was a small stone. The

tyre broke and delaminated near the end.”

 

Car 7.   LATVALA/ANTTILA

“The target is to catch the next car (Greensmith in 8th).”

 

Car 9.   LAPPI/FERM

Started the stage very late after a technical issue involving a seat belt in the car that was restricted and

not the fault of the crew or the team.

 

Car 10.   MEEKE/NAGLE

“I could not do much in there. I tried everything.”

 

Car 11.   LOEB/ELENA

Stopped to change a front-left puncture 21.5km into the stage and lost over two minutes. He finished

the stage with the loss of 2min 23sec and slipped to fifth place. “I dont know. I had a stone on the line. I

didn’t think I would have a problem. I had one.”

 

Car 31.   TIDEMAND/ANDERSSON

“Very nice stage. I really enjoy it.”

 

Car 38.   GREENSMITH/PARRY

“It was not too bad. I was hoping it would be a little bit rougher.”