Flash N°: 18
Special stage: 13 (Tarzan 1)
Distance: 23.37 km
Road conditions: Rain, damp gravel, mud
1 SEBASTIEN OGIER/JULIEN INGRASSIA
“For me it was a high speed recce for the Power Stage. We didn’t push at all. We also made the wrong tyre choice for this one”.
33 ELFYN EVANS/SCOTT MARTIN
“It started really bad, especially with the tyres we have. Probably not the ideal choice for the next one”.
11 THIERRY NEUVILLE/MARTIJN WYDAEGHE
“We expected the rain. It was a hell of a stage. My notes were optimistic. I slowed down to correct them for the Power Stage. Tricky stage”.
69 KALLE ROVANPERÄ/JONNE HALTTUNEN
“I was pushing a lot, but not too much. I just enjoyed the driving. I have a good felling with the car. With the hard it was tricky in the mud”.
8 OTT TÄNAK/MARTIN JÄRVEOJA
“We have an electrical issue that we are trying to manage”.
44 GUS GREENSMITH/CHRIS PATTERSON
“Very difficult stage. We struggled to find clean lines and grip”.
6 DANI SORDO/CANDIDO CARRERA
“it’s a nice stage. In some parts I lost a lot of time. The notes were not precise. It was easy to make a mistake in these conditions”.
16 ADRIEN FOURMAUX/RENAUD JAMOUL
“We had an engine issue in the road section and we had to fix it before we start the stage. We changed the spark plugs. Now it’s over, we lost a lot of time”.
7 PIERRE-LOUIS LOUBET/FLORIAN HAUT-LABOURDETTE
Retired on the road section to SS13.
9 JOURDAN SERDERIDIS/FREDERIC MICLOTTE
“I didn’t expect to be first on the road. Really hard at the beginning. The grip is changing a lot. In the last part there was no grip at all. Only the last part is fun”.
Kalle Rovanpera set an incredible stage time and won the opening SS of the day. Ott Tanak had some electrical issues, but he managed to set the second fastest time and extended his gap form Sebastien Ogier to 23.3 seconds. Pierre-Louis Loubet retired on the road section.
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