STAGE FLASH 2
Car 1. OGIER/INGRASSIA
“It felt terrible honestly. I struggled a lot. Grip is very low. It’s cleaning. I expect the others are going
faster. I am not comfortable in the car.”
Car 2. SUNINEN/SALMINEN
Stopped 13.5km into the stage. Television footage shows the front of the car heavily damaged pointing
off the left side of the stage indicating an accident or a half spin at speed.
Rich Millener of the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team, said: “We don’t know so much. The crew are okay.
It’s difficult to tell what the damage is. It’s disappointing really. He will miss a lot of stages and the
penalty will be big. The crew will be there until we can get them back.”
Car 4. LAPPI/FERM
“It’s quite similar to like Australia. I don’t understand really. It’s not about the car. I have zero grip.
Maybe it’s me. I just can’t drive.”
Car 5. MEEKE/MARSHALL
“Okay, very slippery. I tried to keep the line. It’s my first stage in the new car – happy enough.”
Car 6. SORDO/DEL BARRIO
“It is very slippery. It is not easy to get the feeling.”
Car 8. TÄNÄK/JARVEOJA
“Beginning was not so bad and then it got slippery and loose. It was a tough job but the car was good.”
Car 10. LATVALA/ANTTILA
“We hit something. When you start further back it is cleaner but there are more rocks on the road.”
Car 11. NEUVILLE/GILSOUL
Rear left tyre delaminated. “About five or six kilometres into the stage we nearly went off and I tried to
avoid stones that Tänak put in the road. Slow puncture but we could not avoid it.”
Car 33. EVANS/MARTIN
“We have to go…….!” An issue for Elfyn, perhaps?
Car 89. MIKKELSEN/JAEGER-AMLAND
“We had a clean stage. Not sure how much to push. I tried to stay on the lines and have a clean run.
The car feels really nice.”