The stage started 20 minutes late because of heavy traffic on the road section.
Car 1. OGIER/INGRASSIA
“It is a slippery one. I tried to push. It’s a difficult one, a lot of sandy sections. It’s not easy to be perfect
on this one.”
Car 4. MIKKELSEN/JAEGER-SYNNEVAAG
“It was a clean stage. Trying to set up the car a bit more before the corners and trying to change the
driving style a bit. We will see.”
Car 5. NEUVILLE/GILSOUL
Swiped a bank on a second successive stage and lost around 10 seconds. “I used a different diff setting
and it suddenly locked the wheels and we hit the bank. I’ve now changed the map back because it
Car 6. SORDO/DEL BARRIO
“I take no risks because I have only one spare. I was very slow.”
Car 7. LATVALA/ANTTILA
“Everything is okay. It was a bit on the limit with the temperatures.”
Car 10. MEEKE/NAGLE
“I had a spin. I had to go back through the dust and lost 30 seconds. The fight for the win is over, for
sure, Simple little stupid mistakes this weekend.”
Car 11. LOEB/ELENA
“It was okay. No problem, I did not take any risks. I have no spare wheel any more. I drove carefully.
Nothing more to do.”
Car 81. TRIVIŇO/MARTI
The Mexican did not start the second loop of stages.