Drivers Comments

Driver Comments SS6 Opaker 2

18.       THIERRY NEUVILLE / NICOLAS GILSOUL

Stalled the engine at the startline. Ost 10 sec. Still slippery 2nd rund thru.

17.       PETER VAN MERKSTEIJN / EDDY CHEVAILLIER

I tried to much in the stage, went to fast and make easy misstake. This is not good. Need to calm down and think what I’m doing. Otherwise I would not come too the finnish line.

19.       RICHARD GÖRANSSON / ANDERS FREDRIKSSON

(OFF THE ROAD ON THIS STAGE)

8.         MICHAL SOLOWOW / MACIEK BARAN

Still very sleppery. Very happy

7.         NASSER AL ATTIYAH / GIOVANNI BERNACCHINI

Continue to build confidence. Need to finnish this rally, to get to know the team, car etc.

12.       ARMINDO ARAUJO / MIGUEL RAMALHO

The car bounched a lot at the end of the stage. But  ok.

60.       SEBASTIAN OGIER / JULIEN INGRASSIA

I go a little bit to much sideways sometimes-not good.

16.       JARI KETOMAA / MIKA STENBERG

In some places there is more grip and some less grip. I try to push but we see what  is going to happen.

10.       HENNING SOLBERG / ILKA MINOR

I stalled the engine again and lost 5-8 sec. Road is getting cleaner now but it does not help me if the guys behind goes faster.

Jag fick stopp på motorn och tappade 5-8 sekunder. Vägen är mer ren nu, men det hjälper inte mig så mycket om förarna bakom åker fortare.

37.       DANIEL SORDO CASTILLO / CARLOS DEL BARRIO CORRAL

Had a big moment at the first breaking of the stage. I came in to fast corner and almost missted it.Better lines and better grip.

21.       MARTIN PROKOP / ZDENEK HRÛZA

Feeling going better now. Have changed dampersetting during the day.

52.       PATRIK SANDELL / STAFFAN PARMANDER

I cut a little bit to much in one corner and drove in snow about for 5 sec.

Jag genade i en kurva och körde i snön i ungefär 5 sekunder

5.         OTT TÄNAK / KULDAR SIKK

Had a spin in a fast section and lost some time. Must build more confidence after off earlier today.

4.         PETTER SOLBERG / CHRIS PATTERSSON

A lot of snow, tricky conditions. Feels like there could be a problem with tires for the rest of todays stages.

Mycket snö och rätt luriga förhållanden. Känns som det kan bli ett problem med däck under de sträckor som är kvar idag.

6.         EVGENY NOVIKOV / DENIS GIRAUDET

Still try to push but the car handles to much sideways. Allthou this is fun.

3.         JARI-MATTI LATVALA / MIIKA ANTTILA

Good stage. Hit one snowbank a little hard but no problems. Morre grip now. Have also made some changes to damper. Interesting fight with Mikko.

2.         MIKKO HIRVONEN / JARMO LEHTINEN

A lot more gravel then I excpeted. Very close race now.

Question: Are you going to do any changes at service?

Mikko: there is not so much more to do.

1.         SÉBASTIEN LOEB / DANIEL ELENA

I pushed hard in here and it’s going good. This roadposision is better then I used to have in Sweden.

15.       MADS ØSTBERG / JONAS ANDERSSON

DOn’t know what’s wrong. Things going great but the times are so bad or not so good as I want. What is wrong?

Vet inte vad som är fel. Allt går jättebra men tiderna är så dåliga, eller inte så bra som jag vill. Vad är det som är fel?!