Date: 9/9/2022
Day: 2
Flash N°: 8
Service: Tyre Fitting Zone (Aliartos)


“The day was really tricky for us, as we expected. There is a lot of cleaning, it’s not easy to be the first car on the road. We try to manage our pace as best as we can.”

#8 Ott TÄNAK / Martin JÄRVEOJA

“It's obviously quite demanding for the tyres. We ‘ve done everything we could. The car is behaving OK. We are just missing the hybrid. We have a bit of a lack of performance. ”

#11 Thierry NEUVILLE / Martijn WYDAEGHE

“So far we had a clean run. The conditions are difficult. There is a lot of loose gravel and we are losing time from the cars behind. We will try to stay as close as possible on the lead. ”

#33 Elfyn EVANS Scott MARTIN 

“It’s difficult out there. The cleaning effect is big. It’s difficult to feel really good in the conditions we had, but it’s not so bad either. Every stage feels different. There is a big variety. It's really hard to find something that suits all the conditions.”

#18 Takamoto KATSUTA / Aaron JOHNSTON

“Things are getting a little bit better, but it’s obvious I am missing something. I don’t have a good feeling and we are losing a lot. I found something which is good, but it is still far from being perfect. Pacenotes are also not working well. I will try to manage the next two stages. I just try to be smart.”

#42 Craig BREEN / Paul NAGLE 

“I have no idea what happened. It's disappointing that something catches us out every time. I just try to get back some time but it will be tough opening the road tomorrow. ”

#4 Esapekka LAPPI / Janne FERM

“The morning was good for us. The speed is getting better and better. I am going to keep the same speed on the next stages.”

#19 Sébastien LOEB / Isabelle GALMICHE

“It was OK. The feeling with the car was good at the start. I could push hard to the stages. We made one mistake in the last one, so we are still close to the lead. We lost it for a few seconds, but you can see there is an intense fight. The first five cars are very close. It’s very interesting. I was hoping to find the rhythm quickly and that was great. But this is only the beginning of the Rally. Pierre Louis sets very good times! It is really good for the team and it shows that the car is performing well. We try to continue like this.”

#6 Dani SORDO / Candido CARRERA

“It’s not the rhythm we expected when we came here. We have some problems with the pacenotes. I don’t know what happened. In the last stage, I was just one second slower from the faster time, but then I lost a lot. And that's strange.”


“It was an OK morning for us. The speed was good when we got it right. But the mistake in the last stage cost us a lot of time. There is a long way to go. Especially the last one of the day is very rough and difficult.”

#7 Pierre-Louis LOUBET / Vincent LANDAIS 

“We have to do the same thing. The last stage was very important. We had the best road position, we took the advantage and gained the lead. We have to stay like this and -fingers crossed- not to make any mistakes.”

#9 Jourdan SERDERIDIS / Frederic MICLOTTE 

“We have some problems with the car. We have a damper which is broken from the previous stage. We also have a problem with the throttle. We will try to repair the damper, but it may not work.”

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