Car #18 V. Gorban / V. Korsia (Mini Countryman WRC): co-driver speaking, “Better than the first pass, road is quite good and no big stones in the line. So all is good we got safely through”.
Car #30 A. Rajhi / M.Orr (Ford Fiesta RS Wrc): “No mistakes, we did well. The first time was very slippery, now there is more grip than expected. We improved. We can’t be always unlucky”.
Car #10 K. Abbring /S. Marshall (hyundai i20 WRC): “Nice rhythm, I saved the tyres a little bit as we need traction. It is so sandy. Always going for points”.
Car #9 A. Mikkelsen / A. Jaeger(Volkswagen Polo R WRC): “Better this second pass, I tried to push more. Not so bad, happy with this stage. In the powerstage we will go easy, I promise. I want to be third on the road in Poland”. [tyres look 2nd hand]
Car #21 M. Prokop / J. Tomaken (Ford Fiesta RS WRC): “Very nice stage, clean. Good fun. We are trying to enjoy today”.
Car #6 E. Camilli / B. Veillas (Ford Fiesta RS WRC): “That was good. Just a couple of mistakes and sometimes I did not push enough, but is OK. [Congrats on your first stage win] Thank you. Will try and get some points in the powerstage but a win is not the target”.
Car#16 H.Solberg / H. I. Minor ( Ford Fiesta RS WRC): “It was OK, It was a long day I am flat out. Enjoying it a lot. I don’t think I will manage to set a time to go for points in powerstage but I will try”.
Car #12 O. Tanak / R. Molder (Ford Fiesta RS WRC): “Quite high grip. This is always a stage I enjoy but this time I was floating around on the rubber. That is the job here. Looking forward to Poland”.
Car #4 D. Sordo / M. Marti (Hyundai New Generation i20 WRC): “It was OK. Just driving. Very clean lines. I will try to avoid making mistakes and get some points in the powerstage”.
Car #1 S. Ogier / J. Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC): “It was OK, no big change for us. We are trying to save the tyres. The next one is not the powerstage I’d like to push but if I can get a couple of points it will be good. Three points is for the winner, but I don’t think I am going for the power stage win today”.
Car #2 J.-M. Latvala / M. Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC): “No attacking, just trying to get a good rhythm and do a good performance, no time to take risks as there is no chance to close the gap. Let’s see if we can get some points in the power stage. I have one new tyre to put on. Some difficult places in the power stage on first run, but there are some nice ones too”.
Car #20 T. Neuville / N. Gilsoul (Hyundai New Generation i20 WRC): “Pretty comfortable now, focusing on bringing the car home. It is working quite OK. If we do not make mistakes it should be OK. We are going to manage and not push for powerstage points. It is more important to bring the car home for us”. [calm, focused and soaking wet]
Car #34 T. Suninen / M. Markkula (Skoda Fabia R5): “Quite fun. Driving without taking any risks. After the first stage I was not focused but now I am”. [calm, cool]
Car #43 J.Kopecky / P.Dresler ( Skoda Fabia R5): “We cracked the jack changing wheels, but the guys of the team helped us. We will be cruising home”.
Car #47 K.Kruuda/M. Jarveoja ( Ford Fiesta R5): “It is a very good stage, I am a bit disappointed that I am going a bit slow, it would be great to go flat out”.
Car #32 A.Kremer /P. Winklhofer ( Skoda Fabia R5) : “I am happy with this stage and the car is working well”.
Car #45 J. Maurin / O. Ural (Skoda Fabia R5): “Good stage, more grip and very flat. Difficult weekend, the plan was to finish in top 5 for the moment we are happy and the car is working well. We want to score some points this weekend”
Car #46 P.L. Loubet/ V. Landais (Citroen DS3 R5): “Very good stage for us, looking forward to get to the end. It is very hot. The last stage was very tricky”.
Car #41 M.Aasen / V. Engan (Ford FIesta R5): “It was quite OK nothing special, I just need to get through and to the end. My first time here, I actually enjoyed the rally even if I had a lot of learning to do”.
Car #48 F. Turan / G. Zsiros (Ford Fiesta R5): “The stage was very good, I liked the rhythm and I enjoyed it. Happy with the time. Let’s hope to get to the end”.
Car #35 E.Lappi / J. Ferm (Skoda Fabia R5): “Quite good. One of the best stages I have ever done, I cannot go any faster. You can get some adrenaline when you put in good times. Everything from the driving point of view went according to plan. We did a good job, working perfectly today. What we have to do is put in good times. In the power stage I will lose a lot, but I wanted to be on top of WRC2″. (Fifth time overall!)
Car #40 Q.Gilbert / R. Jamoul (Citroen DS3 R5): “It was good, found a good rhythm. Looking forward to finishing the rally, but everything is OK”.
Car #83 R. Tononi / P.Comini (Ford Fiesta WRC): “Now it has been good, better than the first time”.
Car #61 F. Andolfi / M. Fenoli (Peugeot 208 R2): “It was OK, we did a good job in this stage but there were some rocks in the way. I am very happy on my weekend, it has been a good rally for us”.