Drivers Comments

Driver Comments Service Flash 1


18.       THIERRY NEUVILLE / NICOLAS GILSOUL

Has improving my driving a lot today. Also my co-driver who has to read very quickly. I want to stay in the rally and see the finnish line.

17.       PETER VAN MERKSTEIJN / EDDY CHEVAILLIER

Nice day but hasn´t been easy. We were second on the stages. Very slippery but I but over all I enjoyed it.

12.       ARMINDO ARAUJO / MIGUEL RAMALHO

No big problems but a lot of spins. I need to understand the Mini more and Im going to change the set up and

10.       HENNING SOLBERG / ILKA MINOR

(Looked exhausted and had a long discussion with his mecanic.)

He says it was a good day and that they did not loose that much. Not so glad for the start position. It was a LOT of snow at SS9. I´ll go faster tomorrow.

Såg mycket uppgiven ut och hade långa och heta diskussioner med sin mekaniker. Dock säger han att det gått bra och att han inte tappat så mycket. Ingen vidare startposition och MYCKET snö på sista sträckan. Ska åka fortare imorgon…

21.       MARTIN PROKOP / ZDENEK HRÛZA

Very good, very good! Good start and I will try to improve tomorrow. Happy with the speed and happy to have made no mistakes.

52.       PATRIK SANDELL / STAFFAN PARMANDER

We had a strategy that it would be enough with one spare tyre, but it didn´t. A big mistake. We lost 25 seconds. On the last stage I didn´t get any flow in the driving when the rear right tyre were totally out of studs. Tomorrow we will have two spare tyres with us.

Vi hade en strategi att det borde räcka med ett reservhjul och det gjorde det inte. En jädra miss. Vi tappade 25 sekunder. På sista sträckan fick köra höger bak utan i stort dubb. Jag fick ingen flyt i körningen alls. Vänsterböjar kunde jag gasa men i högerböjar fick jag ta det jättelugnt. Det är ett långt rally det är bara att gasa vidare. I morgon har vi två reservdäck med oss.

4.         PETTER SOLBERG / CHRIS PATTERSSON

I´ve only tested the car for two days. Have never run on gravel. It going extremely well, i´m so satisfied. Far above the expectations.

Jag har bara testat bilen i två dagar. Har aldrig kört på grus. Det går jäkligt bra alltså. Jag är så nöjd, bilen är så bra, långt över förväntan.

3.         JARI-MATTI LATVALA / MIIKA ANTTILA

It looks good now, but it was really close in the middle of the day. Half of the afternoon was good and then last half was actually difficult. At Finnskogen it started to be really slippery..

Mikko and Petter will keep on pushing hard tomorrow. So I have to keep going as today – it is no time to relax.

2.         MIKKO HIRVONEN / JARMO LEHTINEN

I m happy about the day but not the last stage. The tires was so finish, I was sliding all over the place so I couldn´t push any harder. Its going to be tuff now to catch Latvala, we were so close all day. I really have to push tomorrow to catch him. Its seems like we are suffering more regarding the tires, we don´t know why. We have to find that out. But it’s a lot of gravels on the stages.

1.         SÉBASTIEN LOEB / DANIEL ELENA

Went into a snowbank – my mistake. Had the same problems with the tires as all the rest. I see that I am not anymore in the fight for the victory or the podium. I´ll try to push to take some places and to take some points. I like the roads in Sweden – but I don´t like the snowbanks.

15.       MADS ØSTBERG / JONAS ANDERSSON

We have been struggling a little bit this afternoon. But I don’t understand it properly because I think we had done a good afternoon as well. Its not good enough and we are loosing too much, Its been frustrating when it did go so well this morning. We are struggling a little bit with the settings of the car so we are going to do something about that tomorrow.

32.       CRAIG BREEN / GARETH ROBERTS

Lost some time after a spin but I´m satisfied.

33.       PER-GUNNAR ANDERSSON / EMIL AXELSSON

Emil: Really fun day! Fantastic with all the spectators along the street with a lot of flags. Lost some studs in the rear tyres and had to slow down but no big problems today. Looking forward to a great day tomorrow, and specially Fredriksberg.

Emil: Roligt som tusan! Helt fantastiskt publikstöd med mängder av folk och flaggor längs vägen! Inga problem idag. Tappade lite dubb i bakdäcken och fick sakta ner lite när det blev lite väl långa sladdar. Ser fram emot en kanondag imorgon och då speciellt Fredriksberg.

31.       HAYDEN PADDON / JOHN KENNARD

Struggling for confidence with the new car. First time on snow and first time in a Super2000 car. We had a few problems today. It has not been easy today but we carry on and keep learning.

49.       PONTUS TIDEMAND / G BERGSTEN

Fick in snö i motorn efter ett besök i snövallen och fick motorstopp. Tappade ca 4 s. Nöjd med dagen idag och hoppas på bra sträcktider imorgon.

62.       ANDREAS MIKKELSEN / OLA FLOENE

Good day! Good conditions. One spin but not to bad. The car is good.

Bra dag! Fina förhållanden. En snurr men annars bra. Bilen går bra.


31.       HAYDEN PADDON / JOHN KENNARD

Happy, learning more and more.

35.       MACIEJ OLEKSOWICZ / ANDRZEJ OBREBOWSKI

Not bad and not good, first time on snow.

36.       YAZEED AL RAJHI / MICHAEL ORR

Very good day, difficult rally, I am learning, try to get some points.

62.       ANDREAS MIKKELSEN / OLA FLOENE

It´s been a good day, a little bit tough on the tyres on this stage and I think we lost a bit on that

Varit en bra dag, lite för tuff på däcken sträckan innan tror vi förlorade lite på det.

65.       ANDERS GRØNDAL / TROND SVENDSEN

Very good day. , could have attacked more if neccesary.

Väldigt bra dag, leder Grp N stort, kunde ha attackerat mer om det hade behövts.

67.       HANS-ERIK WENG / STEFAN OHLSON

Not a good day. Stood still 5 minutes earlier. The stages really eates tyres.

Ingen bra dag, stått av ca 5 min på tidigare sträcka, kändes bra på denna, svårt att det äter däck.

69.       MIKAEL GUSTAFSSON / LARS ERIK KRONBERG

Fighting. I´ve changed a bit on the suspension

Kämpar på, ändrat lite på fjädring.

71.       BENEDIKTAS VANAGAS / IRINA KOLOMEYTSEVA

Tuff day, nice stages.

72.       ZOLTAN SZABO / CSABA FOLDESI

Good day, first time on snow, stucked in a snowbank earlier to day. Thanks to all nice public that helped me to the road again.

73.       JOAKIM ROMAN / JÖRGEN FORNANDER

It´s been tough. The car is all over the place. I don´t know what it is and I hope they fix it on service.

Varit tuft, skottat snö tidigare idag och nu har det hänt något med bilen den går over hela vägen hoppas de kan fixa det på servicen.