March 16th to 19th 2023

STAGE FLASH 5

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STAGE FLASH 5

 

Car 1.   OGIER/INGRASSIA

“A little bit better and the grip is a little better. Not a good news about (Mikkelsen). I like to fight.”

Car 2.   SUNINEN/SALMINEN

M-Sport Ford have confirmed that heavy damage was sustained by his car during the crash on SS2 and

the Finn will not restart on Saturday.

Car 4.   LAPPI/FERM

“The line is a bit cleaner and it a bit easier but it is still difficult. It is the same for everyone. I have to

learn.”

Car 5.   MEEKE/MARSHALL

“I felt good on the hard tyre. It was like the shakedown on the second pass when I had a really good

feeling.”

Car 6.   SORDO/DEL BARRIO

Up to second overall after Mikkelsen stopped. “I do really nice stage. I could do a little better. I am

lucky to have good team support me and really good engineers.”

Car 8.   TÄNAK/JARVEOJA

“Really tricky in some places to find the line, especially in the narrow and slow sections. Some places

were very tricky. I did everything I can.”

Car 10.   LATVALA/ANTTILA

“Definitely was better. The time was 23 seconds quicker than the first time. I tried. More, I cannot really

  1. I saw the boys (Mikkelsen) parked on the side of the road.”

Car 11.   NEUVILLE/GILSOUL

Touched the armco in the stage. “To be honest I said to Nico in the stage I cannot do more. I do not

know if we can catch time to Tänak.”

Car 33.   EVANS/MARTIN

“That was okay. It felt okay to be honest. A bit of movement but I guess that is to do with the grip.”

Car 89.   MIKKELSEN/JAEGER-AMLAND

Stopped 13.8km into the stage. He got going again soon afterwards and then stopped again close to

the end of the special and pulled off the side of the track. Helmets were removed by the crew and their

retirement from the leg was confirmed.

Car 43.   HELLER/OLMOS

Stopped just over three kilometres into the stage.

Car 44.   HELLER/DIAZ

Driving with his boot open.

Car 90.   DVORDEVIC/HALL

Mechanical issues sidelined the Canadian Ford Fiesta R2 driver before the first stage this morning. He

hopes to rejoin on Saturday.

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