Flash N°: 10
Special stage: 7 (Pavliani 1)
Distance: 24,25 km
Weather: 11 °C
Road conditions: Smooth and dump gravel / Mud in places
1 SEBASTIEN OGIER/JULIEN INGRASSIA
“It was pretty dump in this stage. You need the full soft tyres for this kind of conditions, but we have to save them for the whole Rally”.
11 THIERRY NEUVILLE/MARTIJN WYDAEGHE
“The confidence was there from yesterday. This stage was very twisty and very slow towards the end. I have the hard tyres, which are not good for this stage. We have to save the soft for the Power Stage tomorrow”.
69 KALLE ROVANPERÄ/JONNE HALTTUNEN
“I don’t know. In the beginning of the stage I was confused and in the middle I was struggling with the hard tyres. But the time is good and that’s nice!”
8 OTT TÄNAK/MARTIN JÄRVEOJA
“I am surprised with the time. I really struggle in there. I was just cruising”.
44 GUS GREENSMITH/CHRIS PATTERSON
“It seems better than yesterday. In the twisty section we struggle to find the rhythm. But it looks good”.
6 DANI SORDO/CANDIDO CARRERA
“Very difficult at the end. It was hard to keep the car in the lines. Difficult to calculate the correct speed”.
16 ADRIEN FOURMAUX/RENAUD JAMOUL
“It was really difficult. The grip is changing all the time. We have no confidence. Never so much time in 1st gear. Really slow!”
7 PIERRE-LOUIS LOUBET/FLORIAN HAUT-LABOURDETTE
“It was like ice in the middle of the stage. Easy to make a mistake. It was a big and difficult stage”.
Kalle Rovanpera was the fastest driver in SS7. The Finnish driver set an impressive stage time and now the gap with Ott Tanak is 9,3 sec. Sebastien Ogier lost some time and he remains in 3rd place, 16,7 sec away for Rovanpera.
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