Drivers Comments

Driver Comments SS24 Hagfors 2 (Powerstage)

0 car: Björn Waldegård:

Here could the drivers loose more seconds and have more puncture then at Lesjöfors stage.

19.       RICHARD GÖRANSSON / ANDERS FREDRIKSSON

I started first on the road on Friday and I finnish the rally first on Sunday. Even with all the trouble we have had , this has been a great weekend for us. This has been a good experience for us and to drive a WRC car has been like a dream. Maybe we shoud do some tarmac rally.

Jag fick starta först på fredagen och jag slutar rallyt först på söndag. Även med alla problem vi haft under helgen så har det varit fantastiskt. Det har varit en bra erfarenhet för oss och att köra en WRC-bil har varit en dröm. Kanske att vi ska titta på att köra något asfaltsrally?

7.         NASSER AL ATTIYAH / GIOVANNI BERNACCHINI

A lot of things happend at this rally but it’s a fantastic rally and this has been so good. First time in a Citroen for this rally is amazing.Happy to finnish. No we going to test before Mexico to get confidence with gravel driving.

8.         MICHAL SOLOWOW / MACIEK BARAN

Really happy to finnish here.

17.       PETER VAN MERKSTEIJN / EDDY CHEVAILLIER

This last stage was really tough. The rally has been up and down for us but we made it to finnish. Liked Sågen stage best. Learning all the time this car.

12.       ARMINDO ARAUJO / MIGUEL RAMALHO

Hard stage with a lot of bad places. Happy to finnish

18.       THIERRY NEUVILLE / NICOLAS GILSOUL

Very nice stage even with all gravel. Thanks to team that helped me thru the rally. Everybody has done a great job. Need more experience for this event and now I could go faster for next year.

60.       SEBASTIAN OGIER / JULIEN INGRASSIA

Happy with my speed here. Difficult rally with changing conditions all the time. I’ve pushed really hard all the time to see how far up the leaderboard we could go. Like the rally a lot.

64.       EYVIND BRYNILDSEN / CATO MENKERUD

I have never ever stop smiling for the whole rally. This has been a such good and fantastic experience for me. I think that everyone in the sport should have the chance to run a WRC car. Thanks to M-sport and Adapta for given me this chance.. I’ll hope to get back into a WRC car soon in a WRC event.

Jag har inte kunnat sluta att skratta under hela rallyt. Det har varit en sån häftig och fantastisk upplevelse för mig. Jag tycker att alla inom sporten skulle ha chansen att köra en WRC-bil.

21.       MARTIN PROKOP / ZDENEK HRÛZA

Happy to finnish., Has been a good and bad rally all togetter.

So tough some times and we have strugle a lot. But we’ve learned a lot and could continue in WRC with good feeling.

52.       PATRIK SANDELL / STAFFAN PARMANDER

Really funny and a great experience. I’ve taken this rally step by step and we have improved all the time. I’m so happy to work with the team and thanks to them. WE take decission soon of which rallys we’re going to enter in WRC this season.

Väldigt roligt och en stor erfarenhet. Vi har tagit rallyt steg för steg och har utvecklats hela tiden. Jag är väldigt glad att jobba med det här teamet så tack till dom. Vi kommer att ta beslut inom kort vilka VM-rallyn vi kommer att köra.

10.       HENNING SOLBERG / ILKA MINOR

I took it slow in here to not do any big misstake. WE’re happy to be here after a lot of bad things.

Jag tog det lugnt och gjorde inga stora misstag. Vi är glada att vara här efter många dåliga saker som hänt.

6.         EVGENY NOVIKOV / DENIS GIRAUDET

I had a good fight with Loeb and that’s good to see how much we could push and stay  in front of him. Had many good times here now. We continue in WRC.

15.       MADS ØSTBERG / JONAS ANDERSSON

I’m so happy for my 3rd palce here now. This has been a big fight with Petter and sorry for him that he had that puncture. Also happy for Jari Matti and victory. I couldn’t have follow him or Mikko for the whole rally, so this 3rd place feels almost as big as my 2nd from last year. Very happy. Almost out of words.

Jag är så glad för min tredjeplats nu. Jag har haft en tuff fight med Petter och är lite ledsen att han fick en punktering. Naturligtvis också glad för Jari-Matti och hans seger. Jag hade ingen möjlighet att hänga på honom och Hirvonen i hela rallyt så denna tredjeplats känns nästan lika stor som fjolårets andraplats. Väldigt glad, nästan mållös.

4.         PETTER SOLBERG / CHRIS PATTERSSON

I had a puncture here also. But now the stage and rally is over so thats is. Congratulations to Jari Matti and to Mads. His been flying all weekend so his is really worth it. Very dissapointed for myself with the puncture on Lesjöfors stage but that’s part of the game. I tryed to push in here but it was hard.

Jag fick en punktering här också, men nu är sträckan och rallyt över. Grattis till Jari-Matti och Mads. Han har flygit fram hela helgen så han är verkligen värd det. Väldigt besviken på mig själv och punkteringen på Lesjöfors, men det är en del av spelet. Jag försökte att trycka på härinne men det var tufft.

3.         JARI-MATTI LATVALA / MIIKA ANTTILA

This result feels so great. I took my first victory here back in 2008 but I almost feel like this one is as big. I’m so happy and we have had a good fight all weekend where we have swaped besttimes with Mikko all the way. Also happy for Ford with both Mads and Petter. To bad about the puncture that Petter had today but over all I’m happy.

Now it feels like Ford is in the driverseat for the championships and I can tell you that we are really going to give Citroën a good match this year.

33.       PER-GUNNAR ANDERSSON / EMIL AXELSSON

I’m so happy to finish here. It’s so good after Monte Carlo. WE had some troubel yesteday but today we’ve just continued without taking any risks. Now we looking forward to the rest of the SWRC. Good feeling

Jag är väldigt glad att komma i mål här. Det känns så bra efter Monte Carlo, Vi hade lite problem igår men idag fortsatte vi utan att ta några risker. Nu tittar vi framåt till resten av SWRC. Bra känsla!

32.       CRAIG BREEN / GARETH ROBERTS

It’s good to be here. Today it’s been tough stages with a lot of chances to crash or go of the road. We have gained a lot of experience from this event and it’s looking good for the championships. Congratulations to PG for winning here.

49.       PONTUS TIDEMAND / G BERGSTEN

Great feeling right now. We’ve learned a lot in this rally. I feel very proud of our stagetimes and they have been good. We can’t follow Mikkelsen but I liked that we could match PG’s Times.

Härlig känsla nu. Vi lärde oss mycket i detta rally. Jag är väldigt stolt över våra sträcktider och de har varit bra. Vi kan inte följa Mikkelsen, men jag gillar att vi har kunnat matcha P-G:s tider.

36.       YAZEED AL RAJHI / MICHAEL ORR

I liked this rally so much and we have got so much experience and confidence in the car and our driving. I want to come back soon. Now we look to the rest of season