STAGE: SS7 Sedini – Castelsardo 1        DISTANCE: 13,26km

WEATHER: Cloudy/Some drops of rain

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

Car #69 K. Rovanpera – J. Halttunen (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1): “It is challenging being the first car. Let’s see how the times are. On this one, I felt it was a clean run, with no mistakes and I tried my best. That’s all we can do”

Car #11 T. Neuville – M.Wydaeghe (Hyundai i20 N Rally1):”[All or nothing approach?]Not much to lose, no? Yeah, we try.”

Car #18 T. Katsuta – D. Barritt (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1): “It is very slippery, not so easy stage. Some places are very slippery. Thierry is quite quick, so I do not know we need to do something but the feeling is not so good”

Car #8 O. Tänak – M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 N Rally1): “Nothing is cooler. It was like the transmission broke at the end of the stage, it was like 3 wheel drive. Not fully, but we had no braking no acceleration. It was difficult in there.”

Car #42 C. Breen – P. Nagle (Ford Puma Rally1):”A little half spin on a hairpin. Apart from that, all OK”

Car #44 G. Greensmith – C. Patterson (Ford Puma Rally1): ”It is quite an enjoyable stage to be fair. Everything is quite outlined and when you get to a junction there is a new flow. One of the nicest stages of the rally”.

Car #6 D. Sordo – C. Carrera (Hyundai i20 N Rally1): “It looked like we were faster. It was good, a clean run for me. I did not want to take too many risks on the stage before. Here at the end, I lost a bit of time because of the bumps. You can only destroy the car there. It was quite OK, let’s see what happens with the others in the back”

Car #4 E. Lappi – J. Ferm (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1): “I am not really trying to push more. I think we had a smart pace throughout the day and I am continuing like that. I still have a margin to avoid the rocks and stuff, but I believe everyone is doing the same”

Car #7 P.L. Loubet – V. Landais (Ford Puma Rally1): “It was difficult, I lost a lot of time in the last hairpin. I was super-slow, but that is OK. I think it was the same for everybody”

Car #16 A. Fourmaux – A. Coria (Ford Puma Rally1): “I am really really surprised [by the time] because we decided to not swap tyres to keep some good ones for the afternoon. I tried to be a bit careful in some places, but it was a good stage in the end”.

Car #22 T. Suninen – M. Markkula (Hyundai i20 N): “I do not know, I tried to take it carefully in the last part. For sure I lost some seconds there”

Car #21 N. Gryazin – K. Aleksandrov (Skoda Fabia Evo): “”.

Car #20 A. Mikkelsen – T. Eriksen (Skoda Fabia Evo): “Tyres were going off a little bit. I tried to take care of them I dropped the pace a little bit when I felt they were decreasing in performance, we still have to do the loop again. Big tyre wear”

Car #27 J. Huttunen – M. Lukka (Ford Fiesta MKII Rally2): “[Rossel]He went off in the second corner. It looked OK. For me, it felt good but I lost something”

Car #23 M. Bulacia – M. Der Ohannesian (Skoda Fabia Evo): “It was really difficult, I think at the end the hard tyres were overheating because we were sliding a lot but it was a clean stage, we need to continue the improvement”

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