Date: Sunday, March 11th

Day: 4 Flash N°: 22

Special stage: Las Minas 2 (Power Stage) Distance: 11.07 km

Weather: Warm, slight breeze and sunny

Road conditions: Dry

 

 

Car 1.   OGIER/INGRASSIA

“Fantastic. It is a special place for me every year, seven podiums and four victories. I knew it would be

tough. Our chance was small and we never gave up. We progress a lot since last year and the car has

progressed on gravel.

 

M-Sport Ford WRT principal Malcolm Wilson said: “Live TV is so difficult to watch when your driver

is in the lead.. The way he has tackled this rally has been extraordinary. It was an incredible

performance.”

 

Car 4.   MIKKELSEN/JAEGER-SYNNEVAAG

“I tried to keep it clean. We have not had the top pace all weekend .I am happy enough. It is important

to take points away.”

 

Car 5.   NEUVILLE/GILSOUL

Used the regulations to start the stage later than scheduled to improve their starting position. “We have

to get every point we can.We are disappointed. We knew it would be difficult. We will never give up.”

 

Car 6.   SORDO/DEL BARRIO

Rear-right puncture. “There was a rock in the middle of the road. It is very easy to puncture a tyre so I

drive carefully. After that I was a little bit nervous.”

 

Car 7.   LATVALA/ANTTILA

“First of all thanks for putting me in the position where I belong. I am grateful for that. I had a good

feeling and I could not drive any better. A couple of places maybe, we had a really good run.”

 

Car 8.   TÄNÄK/JARVEOJA

Used the regulations to start the stage later than scheduled to improve their starting position. “Theirry is

still running but I am fastest so far. I tried all I could.”

 

Car 9.   LAPPI/FERM

“The narrow road is going well, but the very wide road was not too good. I was too wide in places. I lost

a lot of time.”

 

Car 10.   MEEKE/NAGLE

“I feel a bit stupid to be honest. I had the car and the road position to win the rally. I didn’t do the job. I

have never been so disappointed with a third place before.”

 

Car 11.   LOEB/ELENA

“It has been great to be back in the WRC on a nice rally like México. I enjoyed the new generation of

World Rally Car a lot. It was a good moment when we took the lead and very bad when we changed the

wheel.

 

Car 31.   TIDEMAND/ANDERSSON

“It has been a fantastic rally for us. We had a perfect car. The team did a perfect job. A big thanks to the

people who helped me and pushed me. I really enjoyed it. So happy to be here.”