Drivers Comments

Driver Comments Service Flash 4

5.         OTT TÄNAK / KULDAR SIKK

It was ok. Its been snowing a lot during the night. First and last stage were really deep snow. Its difficult to find any grip. Its not easy.

7.         NASSER AL ATTIYAH / GIOVANNI BERNACCHINI

Really good feeling. I´m so happy. Doing all stages without no mistakes. We´ll try to improve and we´ll see in the powerstage. Maybe we get points.

8.         MICHAL SOLOWOW / MACIEK BARAN

Beautiful weather. Beautiful surroundings. Nice snow. I didn´t drive properly. No major mistake, just too slow.

17.       PETER VAN MERKSTEIJN / EDDY CHEVAILLIER

Went actually very bad. But the car is much better than yesterday. It´s just my driving. I am making small mistakes and that is not good. I want to finish so I am not going to push that hard on the last loop.

12.       ARMINDO ARAUJO / MIGUEL RAMALHO

Yesterday we fixed all the problems with the car with the engine so now the car is ok. We are running well. No problem.

18.       THIERRY NEUVILLE / NICOLAS GILSOUL

Not so bad. We still continue what we have done the last two days. Try to improve. No mistake now we can see what we can do this afternoon. Maybe we can improve a little bit. We will change some set ups to try and get a better feeling.

60.       SEBASTIAN OGIER / JULIEN INGRASSIA

Good so far. First one was difficult because it was a lot of fresh snow but on the second one it was better. It is a very fast stage and less problem with the cleaning and it was ok.

64.       EYVIND BRYNILDSEN / CATO MENKERUD

Its good. Its more and more steady and the car is working all the time now. The only thing that problem is that we are running top ten on the road and stages. The snow is coming on the windscreen. But that’s how it is. Is the same for everyone in top ten. We will now do small changes.

21.       MARTIN PROKOP / ZDENEK HRÛZA

The morning was not bad but I could not follow Patriks speed. He was much faster than me and we decided not to risk to much. And it is again the same Sunday as previous years. It is just a few seconds missing, but it is impossible. My only chance is that he makes at big mistake.

52.       PATRIK SANDELL / STAFFAN PARMANDER

It has been a great morning. Everything has worked perfectly. There have been snowing during night so that the times are getting faster and faster for every cars that’s runs on the stages. For us, if we compare with Hirvonen and Loeb, it will be fairer the second run. Then it will be the same conditions for everyone. Now we will continue to attack.

Det har varit en kanonmorgon. Allt har funkat perfekt. Det har kommit snö under natten så man kan se att tiderna blir snabbare och snabbare för varje bil som kommer. För våran del om man ska jämföra tider med Hirvonen och Loeb och dem så kommer det bli mer rättvist andra vändan. Då är det samma förhållanden för alla. Nu ska vi fortsätta att attackera.

10.       HENNING SOLBERG / ILKA MINOR

Quite OK morning. I was happy with the car but I went off in to the snowbank and lost about 5-7 s. So that’s it. Lot of snow. This new startingorder is going to be a mess the whole season. The first car has to go first.

Ganska OK morgon. Bilen funkar bra men jag körde in i en snövall och tappade runt 5-7s. Mycket snö. Den här nya startordningen kommer att ställa till det hela säsongen. Den som leder måste starta först för att det skall bli fungera.

1.         SÉBASTIEN LOEB / DANIEL ELENA

It was ok. No problem. Just try to stay in front of Henning. Cant expect much more with this pace. Now I will try and continue like this and try to finish the rally.

6.         EVGENY NOVIKOV / DENIS GIRAUDET

It was good. First stage I was pushing and the second I took a bit easier. On the powerstage I pushed harder just to see how it is and the plan for the next session is go to easier on the two first stages and on the power stage I will go flat out.

15.       MADS ØSTBERG / JONAS ANDERSSON

It was 11 seconds this morning to Petter and now is just over four seconds so I think its defiantly possibly to get podium. We will push as hard as we can. I will continue in the same speed and if that’s not enough we try and increase.

4.         PETTER SOLBERG / CHRIS PATTERSSON

Mads is doing really good and we´ll have to push really hard to hold him behind us. But he has been taken me on every stage this morning so I really have to get into a better rhythm now on the next loop. It is much snow but I cant loose more now. It´s enough now!

Mads kör riktigt bra och vi måste fortsätta satsa för att hålla honom bakom oss. Han var snabbare än mig på alla sträckor på morgonen så jag måste hitta en bättre rytm till nästa runda. Det är mycket snö på vägen men jag kan inte tappa mera tid. Jag har tappat tillräckligt nu!

2.         MIKKO HIRVONEN / JARMO LEHTINEN

It was tricky. In the morning I was hoping that we could fight and made some small changes to try to find help to save the tyres. But it changed the balance quite a lot and it was tricky to drive and I lost confidence as well and had to back off the first stage. Will try to keep my position at the next loop and try to save as much tyres as I can for the powerstage.

3.         JARI-MATTI LATVALA / MIIKA ANTTILA

Its looking a little bit more relaxed now. Now the case is to try and keep the concentration. Miko is probably saving tires to get some extra points. I don’t think he is going attack any more. Now I really need to keep focus.

62.       ANDREAS MIKKELSEN / OLA FLOENE

Nöjd så långt. Ganska svårt på första sträckan Lesjöfors med mycket lössnö. Så det är inte lätt men det är kul.

Quite satisfied so far. Pretty tricky on the first stage Lesjöfors this morning with at lot of snow. So it is not easy, but fun.

33.       PER-GUNNAR ANDERSSON / EMIL AXELSSON

Emil: Everything ok. Always fun to drive Rally Sweden. Except problems with the dumpers yesterday and  the breaks we had no other trouble this weekend. So it is going good.

Emil: Det går fint gör det. Alltid roligt att åka svenska rallyt. Dämparna igår och lite bromsproblem är enda problemen vi haft hela helgen så det har flutit på bra.

32.       CRAIG BREEN / GARETH ROBERTS

It´s OK. We are quite comfortable with the position in SWRC so we have no reason to push and drove quite cautiously this morning.

49.       PONTUS TIDEMAND / G BERGSTEN

Det känns väldigt bra. Vi är nöjda i alla fall med Rämmen och Lesjöfors, fina sträckor och kul att köra. Det är bara att gasa vidare.

65.       ANDERS GRØNDAL / TROND SVENDSEN

Allt har gått som på räls hela helgen och vi tar det så lugnt det bara går för att säkra segern i grupp N. Jag har aldrig sett så mycket folk ute i skogen. Det är helt fantastiskt. Vi bara njuter i det tempo som vi kör nu och vi har till och med nästan tid att vinka lite till publiken. Men det är viktigt att hålla koncentrationen uppe.

We had no problems the whole weekend and are just taking it easy to secure the victory in Group N. I have never seen so much people in the forest. It is fantastic! We just enjoy it in the pace we are driving in now and it is almost time to wave to the spectators. But it is important to stay concentrated.

34.       ALISTER MCRAE / WILLIAM HAYES

(Stood jumping in the door to show his mechanics some problems with the suspentions.)

Yes  good, but we had some problems with the suspensions and it was not so much fun. The rally has been difficult and hard, we had a lot of problems, we sled off into a snowbank so for me it has not been a good rally. But nice to be here.