Rally Catalunya 2018

Rally Catalunya 2018


25. 10. 2018 - 28. 10. 2018

Information

Date and time SS Information
28. 10. 2018 13:19 CET 18 flash info (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): I just... It is incredible, I couldn't believe that! I tried my best, I struggled every morning to get the rhythm except this morning. I managed to get the feeling back with the car and I could push. Great satisfaction for sure, I didn't believe I would win a rally again. I'm not thinking about next year yet.
28. 10. 2018 13:16 CET 18 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): I think it won't be enough to win the rally, I'm sure Seb will do what he has do. The main goal was to stay ahead of Thierry and that is positive for the championship.
28. 10. 2018 13:09 CET 18 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Evans in front of me took a big stone out of the cut, I tried to avoid it but no chance.
28. 10. 2018 13:07 CET 18 (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): puncture
28. 10. 2018 13:06 CET 18 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): It was quite straight forward really, I'm concentrating on my rally and he is concentrating on his - nothing more to say than that.
28. 10. 2018 13:01 CET 18 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): It was a nice rally, few mistakes - we lost a little bit of time on some stages with indecision on the tyres. On this stage I made some mistakes. I'm not happy, but I'm also not sad, it was OK.
28. 10. 2018 12:58 CET 18 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): The sport is fantastic and when you are in a position like me you have to keep fighting. I'm really happy with the car performance. I am really sorry to the team for my mistake, that's what happens when you are fighting for every tenth.
28. 10. 2018 12:55 CET 18 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): We are very disappointed, it is more or less impossible but we never give up - we always push until the last moment.
28. 10. 2018 12:49 CET 18 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): Yeah, I mean for sure some other things matter but at least we brought the car to the finish. I finished this rally for the first time, try to do better next year.
28. 10. 2018 12:45 CET 18 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): A bit demoralising to be honest, we had great speed. We could have been among the fastest but we kept having set backs and having moments. I'm trying to build the confidence but it is tough when you keep having these moments, the positive is at least the speed is there.
28. 10. 2018 12:41 CET 18 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): It has been very difficult conditions this weekend. It's been really tough, I can't really explain why. I just can't get the feeling. Going into the corner I can't seem to get the car to do what I want. We have to keep working to try to understand.
28. 10. 2018 12:37 CET 18 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): I would say I learnt to drive in the wets on difficult sections. In the dry I think I was on an OK level. I need to improve the driving technique though.
28. 10. 2018 12:34 CET 18 flash info (12 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): I'm really excited for the lead battle, but look at it from the sporting perspective - everyone is pushing really hard. It will be great to watch.
28. 10. 2018 12:30 CET 18 flash info (32 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): We think we should be fine, this stage was really good. If we win it would be great, it's been a great rally.
28. 10. 2018 12:17 CET 18 Starting order: 1. Rovanperä, 2. Al Qassimi, 3. Suninen, 4. Mikkelsen, 5. Breen, 6. Lappi, 7. Tänak, 8. Latvala, 9. Sordo, 10. Evans, 11. Neuville, 12. Ogier, 13. Loeb
28. 10. 2018 12:16 CET 17 (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): damaged wheel
28. 10. 2018 12:16 CET 17 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It was a big push I can say! It is a shame we have been wrong the whole weekend with tyres because we could have been much better. We will fight on the last one with Seb. Am I pushing for the win? Of course!
28. 10. 2018 12:16 CET 17 flash info (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): I had a spin in the hairpin, that's it.
28. 10. 2018 12:15 CET 17 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): It was good, I was really happy with the balance of the car - it is working really well. There is a bit of a deficit to find, but the car is working well and I'm happy to give it a go in the next one.
28. 10. 2018 12:15 CET 17 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I'm just second slower than Dani, I had a good stage but we changed the balance and I struggled a little bit with understeer.
28. 10. 2018 12:15 CET 17 (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): spun
28. 10. 2018 12:14 CET 17 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I pushed like hell. It is drying a little but and I felt more comfortable. I needed to push because the weather has been so complicated. I like this weather now and I want to push.
28. 10. 2018 12:14 CET 17 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): We did a good change for the car, but we didn't have enough tyres and the one soft is not so nice - it overheated already on the first part. But that is how it is, you need to live with that. We're not fighting for everything so it doesn't matter.
28. 10. 2018 12:14 CET 17 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): The position for us at the moment doesn't make any difference, we are just driving - not competing for anything at the moment.
28. 10. 2018 12:14 CET 17 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): It is sad to thing that is the right way, but that's rally! Just trying to stay out of trouble, no mistakes. I just wish the whole rally could have been like this, building up the confidence. I just had an hour of testing on asphalt before the rally.
28. 10. 2018 12:13 CET 17 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I tried the set-up which I found during my test, still I struggle with understeer but the feeling is better.
28. 10. 2018 12:13 CET 17 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): We are really trying to drive faster but I think we lost some time, I just couldn't find the grip. I'm starting to be a lot closer to team-mates now, which is good.
28. 10. 2018 12:11 CET 16 retired (116 - Covi Carlo / Angi Simone): accident in SS 16
28. 10. 2018 12:10 CET 16 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I had a moment, I was pushing hard. I hadn't done this stage last year and it was the first time doing it in this World Rally Car. I was pushing and had a small moment.
28. 10. 2018 12:09 CET 16 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It is very intense! For sure the end of the rally is going to be exciting. We'll have to change things on the set-up for the second pass.
28. 10. 2018 12:09 CET 16 flash info (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): The information we had from the gravel crew and the weather team was dry - drying - and I knew the hard tyre would be the right choice. I think I had a good drive on this stage, but the gap is not as big as it was before.
28. 10. 2018 12:09 CET 16 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): I don't know why I lost so much, I knew it wasn't a perfect stage but I didn't expect to lose that much.
28. 10. 2018 12:08 CET 16 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I tried to do a good stage, but I didn't do the full stage last year. I'm faster than Dani, he was very fast in here last year. We'll have to see if I can close in on Ogier.
28. 10. 2018 12:08 CET 16 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): We make a big mistake with the tyres, there is a lot of grip in the surface and the tyre is moving quite a bit. Sébastien made a great choice with the tyre.
28. 10. 2018 12:08 CET 16 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It doesn't matter. It was not the plan, I am trying but I cannot. I don't know why. I crashed on the previous one last year so I need to check the pacenotes for this one now.
28. 10. 2018 12:08 CET 16 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I think if you look at what the older master is doing it could be quite complicated. It looks like he is the only one who made the right tyre choice. But for sure we will push a little bit.
28. 10. 2018 12:07 CET 16 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): The first part of that stage you could have been on the black road back home - really narrow and bumpy. Really hard to commit to it today, two stages without mistakes so far today.
28. 10. 2018 12:07 CET 16 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I'm struggling to get everything dynamically right, the braking, the acceleration, I can't get it right.
28. 10. 2018 12:07 CET 16 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): I tried to save the tyres through the stage, compared to the last stage, so I think I was a bit slower.
28. 10. 2018 12:07 CET 16 flash info (12 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): The stage is quite fun, in the second-half we have a bit of dry mud - a bit of a sandy surface. The damp also makes it quite slippery at points.
28. 10. 2018 12:05 CET 15 retired (48 - Suárez José António / Carrera Cándido): retired in SS 15
28. 10. 2018 12:02 CET 15 (44 - Solans Nil / Martí Marc): puncture
28. 10. 2018 12:02 CET 15 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I didn't consider the hards. I am struggling with the car - I'm having far too much understeer at the moment. I need to do some changes to the car before the next stage.
28. 10. 2018 12:02 CET 15 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): I think he went for the risk and it is paying off. For us it was difficult for us to take that crazy risk when you're fighting for the championship.
28. 10. 2018 12:01 CET 15 flash info (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): I think I made a good time, I drove really hard - really fast - and I took the hard choice, I think it was the right choice.
28. 10. 2018 12:01 CET 15 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Didn't want to give any time away, it felt like a good run but I've obviously lost a few seconds somewhere.
28. 10. 2018 12:01 CET 15 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): At the end I was sliding a little bit too much but I had a good rhythm.
28. 10. 2018 12:01 CET 15 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): The car was moving a lot, and it was a bit slippery. Maybe two soft tyres was too soft, I tried my best but the car was moving - under braking the rear was coming a lot.
28. 10. 2018 12:00 CET 15 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): I have a lot of understeer and no real confidence because of that. I did what I could to be honest.
28. 10. 2018 12:00 CET 15 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I think it is exactly what we thought, not so easy in places but much more consistent than yesterday. There is no plan, just to drive through and get the feeling for ourselves and basically bag the manufacturers points.
28. 10. 2018 12:00 CET 15 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Steady away, maybe a little too hard with the car - it is quite slippery in the second-half of the stage. Clean run though, that's the main thing.
28. 10. 2018 11:59 CET 15 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I tried to push, I touched the armco. We had a clean stage, it was quite dry actually - some damp parts here and there but we had a clean run. I expected it to be more damp, I still think soft is the tyre.
28. 10. 2018 11:59 CET 15 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): Hopefully we can get used to the car more on the dry asphalt.
28. 10. 2018 11:59 CET 15 flash info (12 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): A lot of places are dry but under the trees there are damp places. It is more consistent than yesterday in terms of the level of grip.
27. 10. 2018 17:51 CET 13 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): We had a driving mistake on this one, I had a spin and I had to go back down the road to turn around.
27. 10. 2018 17:51 CET 13 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): That was not good on the stage, really muddy sections.
27. 10. 2018 17:47 CET 13 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): It felt like an OK run to be honest, just difficult - sliding a lot. That time of Seb looks pretty good.
27. 10. 2018 17:47 CET 13 flash info (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): We had too much rain, the tyre is not working properly now. I think I had a good drive but it was impossible to do better.
27. 10. 2018 17:47 CET 13 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It was quite muddy and I can tell you, I was too cautious because Ott had a puncture here. I was not confident in the car. That was poor, I didn't drive well.
27. 10. 2018 17:46 CET 13 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I felt it just got worse and worse throughout the stage. It looked like it was the wrong choice. It has been a tough day for sure, I was hoping for a dry day today to see if we had made progress with the car.
27. 10. 2018 17:46 CET 13 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It has been a difficult afternoon unfortunately. It is a team sport, we all work together, but we trusted our meteo and there was no rain all afternoon. There is still some fight going.
27. 10. 2018 17:46 CET 13 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): It was on the previous stage, spin on the previous one. I wanted to enjoy this day so much but it hasn't been a good one.
27. 10. 2018 17:45 CET 13 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Maybe I lost a little bit on this one, I was struggling with my windscreen so much which was full of mud at the beginning. One more stage, hopefully we can get closer to the lead - especially Sébastien Ogier.
27. 10. 2018 17:45 CET 13 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): I got in a rut, it was full of mud. I think we were sixth gear and we spun.
27. 10. 2018 17:45 CET 13 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): I think the wets were overheating, not the best option but at least we tried something. The car is in one piece buth it would have been nice to have been faster.
27. 10. 2018 17:41 CET 13 retired (118 - Tallada Anna / Camps Laura): retired after SS 13
27. 10. 2018 17:40 CET 13 retired (109 - Gomez Oriol / Coronado Axel): retired in SS 13
27. 10. 2018 17:39 CET 13 retired (41 - Tempestini Simone / Itu Sergiu-Sebastian): accident in SS 13
27. 10. 2018 17:40 CET 12 retired (35 - Huttunen Jari / Linnaketo Antti): retired after SS 12
27. 10. 2018 17:39 CET 11 retired (47 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): retired after SS 11
27. 10. 2018 14:15 CET 11 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It is difficult, we have the worst position on the road with all the mud and dirt, it is hard to fight with the drivers who are starting further up.
27. 10. 2018 14:14 CET 11 (47 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): stopped in stage, continue
27. 10. 2018 14:09 CET 11 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I was leading but Latvala was coming fast. I will still continue to do my race. For me, the feeling was good - I am really surprised by the times of the drivers with wet tyres.
27. 10. 2018 14:06 CET 11 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Ogier has pulled a bit on us, I wasn't too happy with the stage. There are places where I could have pushed a bit harder. A bit more rain would help, but the tyres are still working ok.
27. 10. 2018 14:06 CET 11 flash info (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was really tricky in this one, it was muddy in the cuts. I did a small mistake. I tried hard, it was ok - at the moment it is a good battle.
27. 10. 2018 14:06 CET 11 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): A little bit off the pace, but the middle section was so abrasive that the tyre was moving. I didn't do this stage last year because I retired before it. I think I've got the right tyres.
27. 10. 2018 14:05 CET 11 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I'm working, I'm really trying to work hard and trying to be better. Now running four full wets and trying to get used to that feeling. Every corner I'm telling myself I could have been faster. I just need to find that feeling.
27. 10. 2018 14:05 CET 11 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): I think I have to get used to these tyres a little bit. I don't think I was aggressive. For sure, more rain would help.
27. 10. 2018 14:05 CET 11 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Pray for the rain a bit more, I thought it was going to be wetter in there so the car was moving around quite a bit. I'll have to make some changes now.
27. 10. 2018 14:04 CET 11 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): If I see the time of Lappi I'm really surprised, because I had the feeling that my tyre was working well.
27. 10. 2018 14:04 CET 11 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): Let's see, there is still long to go. We'll try. I guess he'll benefit on this one as he has slicks but hopefully we'll benefit on the next two.
27. 10. 2018 14:04 CET 11 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): It was much drier than we expected. We have six wet tyres so let's say there are not options in there.
27. 10. 2018 17:38 CET 10 retired (111 - Labarias Miquel / Muñoz Cristian): maximum lateness exceeded
27. 10. 2018 17:37 CET 10 retired (48 - Suárez José António / Carrera Cándido): retired after SS 10
27. 10. 2018 11:00 CET 10 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): Just a puncture. Don't know exactly how it happened, there was a bump, nothing special.
27. 10. 2018 10:59 CET 10 (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): puncture
27. 10. 2018 10:54 CET 10 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I was just trying to do my race, at the end of the stage I lost a time because it feels like I had a puncture. I got news that it was very slippy. Jari-Matti is really flying here.
27. 10. 2018 10:51 CET 10 (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): stopped in stage, continue
27. 10. 2018 10:48 CET 10 flash info (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was difficult for me to get in the rhythm of the wet conditions with these tyres. Six years I haven't driven a wet stage, we're still behind but not too far. It's ok.
27. 10. 2018 10:46 CET 10 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): For sure I'm very happy with how things have gone this morning. I thought the tyre was overheating towards the end because the grip was not there, but I think it was coming from the surface.
27. 10. 2018 10:42 CET 10 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Now I went cross-tyres with a wet and a slick and it is tricky like that. Not an easy morning, we try to adjust now for the afternoon loop. The driving was better it is just the tyres.
27. 10. 2018 10:39 CET 10 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): I think it is an easy answer now we've seen how strong the Toyotas are. It is a bit of a lottery to choose, we chose wrong.
27. 10. 2018 10:38 CET 10 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Absolutely disgusting, it was the most horrible stage I've ever driven in my life. The car just wanted to swap ends everywhere. I just want to enjoy it, but with the wing gone it is just undriveable.
27. 10. 2018 10:38 CET 10 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): You don't get temperature in the tyre and you're on the edge everywhere. I think I did a good stage, but when you see the time it is obviously not enough.
27. 10. 2018 10:37 CET 10 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): I think I'm still too cautious! On the first one my team-mates beat me. There is more grip than to what I'm driving. This downhill at the end, how slippery.
27. 10. 2018 10:37 CET 10 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): Few slides because I pulled the handbrake by mistake. I had trouble turning the car, especially in the last downhill section.
27. 10. 2018 11:32 CET 9 retired (112 - Cotano Albert / Pascual Andreu): accident in SS 9
27. 10. 2018 11:28 CET 9 retired (89 - Rozada Roberto / Mujica Yeray): accident in SS *
27. 10. 2018 10:36 CET 9 retired (46 - Bulacia Marco / Cretu Fabian): retired in SS 9
27. 10. 2018 10:22 CET 9 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): We don't have a lot of experience in these conditions - anyone. The tyres are not as safe a choice as Jari-Matti but I'm happy.
27. 10. 2018 10:22 CET 9 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): It is difficult, some of the cuts are getting very dirty but others are not too bad. It is difficult to judge how it is deteriorating.
27. 10. 2018 10:22 CET 9 flash info (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It is very difficult, very complicated. The car is very nervous on this tyre, it isn't quite adapted to these conditions.
27. 10. 2018 10:22 CET 9 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I took a wet tyre, I am a lot more confident driving with the wet tyres. I'm comfortable with the car as well, it was performing nicely.
27. 10. 2018 10:21 CET 9 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I just tried to be super smooth, it is so slippery. Struggling to find any confidence to go fast, it looks like we were way too careful so we have to step it up.
27. 10. 2018 10:21 CET 9 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Very difficult, I think the car is very snappy in there because the tyres are not working here in the wet. Difficult to know if these were the best choice.
27. 10. 2018 10:21 CET 9 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): I don't know, wide line or something, it caught me out under braking. Bad start, shouldn't have done that.
27. 10. 2018 10:18 CET 9 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I had a good stage but it was very tricky, I was sliding everywhere. Towards the end I took it a bit steadier, in those conditions I wanted to be careful.
27. 10. 2018 10:16 CET 9 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): Quite ok, very smooth run. No drama, no risk as well. Let's see how the boys will do behind me, that's more important than looking at those ahead.
27. 10. 2018 10:16 CET 9 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): It is even more difficult than yesterday it is my first time in this car on wets. We need to find the limits.
27. 10. 2018 10:16 CET 9 flash info (12 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): Very difficult conditions, for me especially. When it is wet you cannot predict, there is not much on these slick tyres, okay they are soft but it is not great. For me, this is completely new.
27. 10. 2018 11:33 CET 8 retired (105 - San Segundo Alberto / García Juan Luis): didnt start into Leg 2
27. 10. 2018 11:33 CET 8 retired (101 - Lopes Hugo / Ribeiro Nuno): didnt start into Leg 2
27. 10. 2018 11:28 CET 8 retired (87 - Llarena Efrén / Fernandez Sara): retired before SS 8
27. 10. 2018 11:24 CET 8 retired (110 - Torrelles Abel / Carulla Xavier): didnt start into Leg 2
27. 10. 2018 11:24 CET 8 retired (104 - Medina Iván / Bonilla Ariday): didnt start into Leg 2
27. 10. 2018 11:23 CET 8 retired (102 - Antunes Pedro / Lopes Paulo): didnt start into Leg 2
27. 10. 2018 11:23 CET 8 retired (100 - Gago Diogo / Ramalho Miguel): didnt start into Leg 2
27. 10. 2018 11:22 CET 8 retired (98 - Perez Alvaro / Mirón Brais): didnt start into Leg 2
27. 10. 2018 08:40 CET 8 Stage is cancelled due to safety reasons.
27. 10. 2018 11:27 CET 7 retired (61 - Lario Taisko / Hämäläinen Tatu): no CP after SS 7
27. 10. 2018 11:21 CET 7 retired (51 - Michel Sylvain / Gorguilo Anthony): retired after SS 7
26. 10. 2018 20:30 CET 7 retired (112 - Cotano Albert / Pascual Andreu): retired in SS 7
26. 10. 2018 20:12 CET 7 retired (99 - Martínez Julio / Corta Diego): retired in SS 7
26. 10. 2018 18:54 CET 7 retired (36 - Veiby Ole Christian / Skjærmoen Stig Rune): retired in SS 7
26. 10. 2018 18:43 CET 7 retired (34 - Andolfi Fabio / Scattolin Simone): retired in SS 7
26. 10. 2018 18:43 CET 7 retired (43 - Block Ken / Gelsomino Alex): accident in SS 7
26. 10. 2018 18:39 CET 7 flash info (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was difficult in the beginning. I had a better set-up in the afternoon, I struggled with understeer earlier. Tomorrow, asphalt - if it is wet - will be tricky. Daniel is performing as usual! He didn't lose anything.
26. 10. 2018 18:37 CET 7 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): It felt good in terms of commitment, but maybe not as efficient as it was earlier. Still all to play for.
26. 10. 2018 18:37 CET 7 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Must have got caught in a branch or something, the trees are a bit longer. It was a bit tricky towards the end of the stage.
26. 10. 2018 18:37 CET 7 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I know Seb from before! All the people in the front, they are also interesting so we're not just focusing on Loeb.
26. 10. 2018 18:35 CET 7 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Sadly it was actually colder outside than on the first loop. The tyre wear wasn't as bad as I expected so bringing the extra spare didn't pay off.
26. 10. 2018 18:34 CET 7 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It is frustrating, but I think the most important thing is that I've got the confidence back. It is good for me, because I haven't been on this form for a long, long time.
26. 10. 2018 18:34 CET 7 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): I know it could have been much better. That's how it is now. Really looking forward to the asphalt now. Beginning of the stage was good.
26. 10. 2018 18:33 CET 7 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): Nothing is done yet, but still it was a tricky day I would say. Beginning of the afternoon the car was really good, but later on I started to struggle and I don't know why yet.
26. 10. 2018 18:33 CET 7 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It has been very tough for the front-runner today, it has been very loose and we have been losing time all day. If the conditions are tricky tomorrow that makes it tough for everbody and that gives opportunities.
26. 10. 2018 18:32 CET 7 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We are absolutely on it to be honest to be fast as we can. We kept the pressure on Ogier, we are not so far behind, we made a few small mistakes but it was a good run.
26. 10. 2018 19:26 CET 6 retired (86 - Bakkenes Henk / Verbaeten Cindy): retired after SS 6
26. 10. 2018 18:42 CET 6 retired (90 - Parés Mariano / Requena Pedro): retired in SS 6
26. 10. 2018 18:39 CET 6 retired (39 - Katsuta Takamoto / Salminen Marko): retired in SS 6
26. 10. 2018 18:32 CET 6 flash info (31 - Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel): This stage is really fast, I'm just missing some kind of loose experience. Turkey and Sardinia were both quite slow. We'll see what time we can make back tomorrow.
26. 10. 2018 18:32 CET 6 flash info (43 - Block Ken / Gelsomino Alex): The confidence is growing, the tyres are working better this afternoon and the car feels better. I'm a bit far off where I want to be, but it is getting better. That stage was really fun. This next one, I don't like so much but we're having a good time out here.
26. 10. 2018 18:31 CET 6 flash info (12 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): I enjoyed it really, it was really flowing. We were cautious but overall the stage was enjoyable.
26. 10. 2018 18:31 CET 6 flash info (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was ok, it was a good stage. I tried to be a bit more aggressive and changed a few settings between the stages because there was a bit of understeer on the last one.
26. 10. 2018 18:31 CET 6 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Dani is doing really well this afternoon, but I felt that was a good clean stage. He has taken a bit of time. There is still more to come.
26. 10. 2018 18:30 CET 6 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Maybe Jari has a few more grey hairs than me! I think he knows the stage better. The car is doing what we want, we'll keep plugging away and hopefully the next one will go to plan.
26. 10. 2018 18:29 CET 6 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I tried to push but in the middle of the stage I started to take care of the tyres. With the next stage having the asphalt section I didn't want to take too much life out of the tyres. We're still in the fight.
26. 10. 2018 18:29 CET 6 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I hit a big rock on the line on the front-right and I was afraid something had broken, the car doesn't feel quite right.
26. 10. 2018 18:29 CET 6 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I'm very pleased, the car is feeling very, very good. Everything is doing a great job, everything is in balance.
26. 10. 2018 18:28 CET 6 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It is not going well. That's how it is. I don't know what the problem is, probably me. The car is quite ok.
26. 10. 2018 18:28 CET 6 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): The beginning was nice but the dampers seem like they can't manage, they're getting so, so hot.
26. 10. 2018 18:28 CET 6 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It is cleaning a lot and for sure it is going to get much faster after a couple of cars. I gave it everything I have, there's not much more.
26. 10. 2018 18:27 CET 6 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): There was a rock under braking, but I had a very good stage to be honest. I can't do the next stage like this, I won't stay on the road for sure.
26. 10. 2018 18:27 CET 5 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): All good, no big problems. I'm concentrating more on driving well than taking the big risks and it seems to be working at the moment.
26. 10. 2018 18:27 CET 5 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): The feeling is a bit better, but we are still 4 seconds behind so there are still things to improve. I know what the issue was, but it is difficult to change the mind and change the driving in service.
26. 10. 2018 18:22 CET 5 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): I touched a stone at the start of the stage but it's fine - it knocked my confidence a bit. I'll keep plugging away at it, I'll be flat to the square right this afternoon.
26. 10. 2018 18:22 CET 5 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): Happy with the car, my rhythm is a little bit better than this morning. If we want to be in the fight then we have to push. Tänak is really fast, so lets see what happens.
26. 10. 2018 18:22 CET 5 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Feeling is good, the grip is high so it is better. We have one more spare than everyone else so it is not optimum in this stage but hopefully we'll gain it back on the others.
26. 10. 2018 18:21 CET 5 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I had a surprisingly good feeling in here, I really enjoyed the driving. I was really frustrated after the last one, it was no ones fault but my own. I hope to start getting some time back now.
26. 10. 2018 18:21 CET 5 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): That was my mistake, I spun and I couldn't put it in reverse so we lost time. The car feels fine.
26. 10. 2018 18:21 CET 5 (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): spun
26. 10. 2018 18:20 CET 5 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): The grip is really high, but now obviously on the first ones we need to look after the tyres and hopefully we can have a good run on the last one.
26. 10. 2018 18:20 CET 5 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Welcome to my world Thierry! It is not too bad, for sure the grip is much higher than this morning. Maybe there will be high tyre wear this afternoon.
26. 10. 2018 18:20 CET 5 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Welcome to my world Thierry! It is not too bad, for sure the grip is much higher than this morning. Maybe there will be high tyre wear this afternoon.
26. 10. 2018 18:19 CET 5 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): There is some still cleaning to do. I have to do a new line because I go a lot wider than the two-wheel drive cars that have gone through.
26. 10. 2018 18:18 CET 4 retired (103 - Sousa Ricardo / Marques Luís): retired after SS 4
26. 10. 2018 18:18 CET 4 retired (96 - Reyes José María / Barrán José Antonio): retired after SS 4
26. 10. 2018 18:17 CET 4 retired (63 - Cook Louise / Davis Stefan): retired after SS 4
26. 10. 2018 18:12 CET 4 Stage was stopped. Other crews will obtain notional time.
26. 10. 2018 18:09 CET 4 retired (84 - Boland Eamonn / Morrissey Michael Joseph): accident in SS 4
26. 10. 2018 18:09 CET 4 retired (52 - López José Maria / Rozada Borja): retired in SS 4
26. 10. 2018 12:38 CET 4 flash info (12 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): It is so loose, maybe we play a little bit with the car and upset the balance a little bit so we'll talk to the engineer but it is a tough stage for sure.
26. 10. 2018 12:31 CET 4 flash info (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It is difficult, the stage is difficult. I have a feeling I wasn't fast but the time seems not too bad. I struggled with the car, I cannot drive like I did in Mexico, but it is better than it was in the morning.
26. 10. 2018 12:28 CET 4 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): It's ok, first pass with new notes it was very tricky in there. Clean run through.
26. 10. 2018 12:28 CET 4 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): I'm struggling to keep the car on the clean line, and struggling to carry the speed through the corners. When I try to be careful and keep the car on the line and I'm losing a lot of time.
26. 10. 2018 12:21 CET 4 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Not so great, had a fairly big spin down through a compression which should have been okay. But the car spun and I had to back down the road a bit to turn around so that cost 10-15 seconds. The car wouldn't restart after the spin intially as well.
26. 10. 2018 12:19 CET 4 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I didn't enjoy this stage, there was not a lot of grip. Zero grip in the rear, we don't have it at all.
26. 10. 2018 12:19 CET 4 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): We did some changes to the car so I could have a little more control over the rear which helped. It is a new stage but I felt really comfortable. It is a good time but I expect people will go quicker.
26. 10. 2018 12:19 CET 4 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I don't want to know, I am so angry now. We could have won this rally now if it wasn't for this puncture.
26. 10. 2018 12:19 CET 4 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It is good to go to the service so at least we can do something. We'll change the brake pads and maybe something else.
26. 10. 2018 12:18 CET 4 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It's been a good run. This one is such like a track, not a road. It is extremely slippy in places, I was quite steady but still a clean run. Seb and Thierry are earlier on the road so cleaning effect has an impact.
26. 10. 2018 12:18 CET 4 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): The first stage I was not really sharp, I could have been a little bit faster. I'm pushing as hard as I can, but I'm struggling for grip - I can't match Ott that's for sure! I feel I've made the right choice with the tyres.
26. 10. 2018 12:18 CET 4 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I tried to push but in this conditions - being first on the road - it is not easy. I had a spin as well and had to reverse.
26. 10. 2018 12:13 CET 4 (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): puncture
26. 10. 2018 12:08 CET 4 (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): spun
26. 10. 2018 18:13 CET 3 retired (118 - Tallada Anna / Camps Laura): retired after SS 3
26. 10. 2018 12:47 CET 3 retired (37 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): retired after SS 3
26. 10. 2018 12:40 CET 3 retired (46 - Bulacia Marco / Cretu Fabian): retired in SS 3
26. 10. 2018 12:40 CET 3 retired (33 - Pieniążek Łukasz / Mazur Przemysław): retired in SS 3
26. 10. 2018 12:08 CET 3 flash info (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It is better, the first stage I was really not confident it had a lot of wet parts and I was on the hard tyre. I was a lot better on this one, but still a bit nervous in some parts.
26. 10. 2018 12:08 CET 3 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): It was a clean and tidy run so we just have to keep going like this. Car feels good actually, no complaints.
26. 10. 2018 12:07 CET 3 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): It hasn't been the best morning for us, struggling for rhythm in the car. The car itself is fine but we can seee that Seb is so much faster.
26. 10. 2018 12:07 CET 3 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): It is a stage I haven't done too many times, the last time I did it was in the old generation car - we're fighting against experience here.
26. 10. 2018 12:07 CET 3 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): Very, very slippery. With hard tyres it is a bit difficult. It is not easy to drive but it is okay. We'll find something.
26. 10. 2018 12:06 CET 3 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): A little bit like Wales in day one, the grip is coming and going. Outside the lines the car is very unstable, oversteer and understeer all the time. When you have constant grip the car is great but in these conditions it is very difficult.
26. 10. 2018 12:06 CET 3 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I'm surprised! I said to Miikka I didn't know if we were going to slow or too fast, we were sliding a lot, but it seems to be working! Our confidence is improving step-by-step.
26. 10. 2018 12:06 CET 3 (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): We still have problems with brakes.
26. 10. 2018 12:05 CET 3 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): What can I say? That was not a perfect stage, it was very slippery on the front and I'm sure the guys behind are going much quicker. I can't complain too much, as I said yesterday we're using our Yaris advantage.
26. 10. 2018 12:05 CET 3 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It was not a big moment, I knew there was a field on the outside but I was a bit too optimistic on the note. I struggled to go faster through the stage, the grip is very low.
26. 10. 2018 12:05 CET 3 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I don't know if we have good tyre choice, we have to see for the whole loop. So much cleaning on this one, I was trying to use all the road, right to the edge. It is so frustrating but it is like this.
26. 10. 2018 11:59 CET 3 (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): slides a touch wide on a left-hander and has to take to a field
26. 10. 2018 12:39 CET 2 retired (87 - Llarena Efrén / Fernandez Sara): retired after SS 2
26. 10. 2018 11:59 CET 2 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): All ok, it was a clean run. Don't know if it was damp, but it looked a different colour in places and it was a bit slippy.
26. 10. 2018 11:58 CET 2 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): That was to be honest quite a bad stage from us, I couldn't find a good rhythm.
26. 10. 2018 11:58 CET 2 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): I struggled a little bit with the rear in some places, and I've never done this stage before. Not a bad time on this stage, so we'll keep pushing on.
26. 10. 2018 11:58 CET 2 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): Really nice, I was a bit nervous for this stage - I didn't do so well in some places. At least I enjoyed it.
26. 10. 2018 11:58 CET 2 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): We have four hards and no grip, we were all over the place. There are some lines, but the tyre is too hard to have that grip like a soft would have. It is tricky a road position like this, if there is more grip it starts eating the tyre.
26. 10. 2018 11:57 CET 2 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It wasn't too tricky, it generally was surprisingly good grip. In some places it was slippy for sure, but overall good.
26. 10. 2018 11:56 CET 2 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I am pushing as hard as can this morning and conceded in the short stages I will loose a bit of time because of tyre choice, but that I should have the right choice for the long stage.
26. 10. 2018 11:56 CET 2 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): I went off two times, the brakes are not releasing. The brakes locked and I just had no chance.
26. 10. 2018 11:56 CET 2 (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): was out of road
26. 10. 2018 11:55 CET 2 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): Quite surprised, I know it feels slippy but the car still feels too soft, I'm sure we can still improve.
26. 10. 2018 11:55 CET 2 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It was slippery and I was a bit too cautious. I was not immediately in the rhythm I have to say. I believe my tyre choice is the best we can do, certainly the long stage SS 4 is always a tricky one.
26. 10. 2018 11:54 CET 2 Start will be delayed for 10 minutes.
25. 10. 2018 19:58 CET 1 (35 - Huttunen Jari / Linnaketo Antti): stalled engine in hairpin
25. 10. 2018 18:59 CET 1 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): A huge thanks to my mechanics who fixed the car! A really nice stage, I think the time is ok.
25. 10. 2018 18:56 CET 1 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It won't be easy for the rest of the weekend. We had a good strategy on the tyres but now tomorrow we have a little less tyres than everyone else.
25. 10. 2018 18:51 CET 1 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I have my Toyota. We will use this advantage.
25. 10. 2018 18:46 CET 1 flash info (9 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): A lot of spectators, which is always really nice when we come to a big city like Barcelona.
25. 10. 2018 18:45 CET 1 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I took three softs and 1 hard and I didn't have the grip. Very difficult to warm up the hard. It wasn't a good stage.
25. 10. 2018 18:45 CET 1 flash info (4 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I'm positive for the weekend. I think we are going to have a lot of fun for sure.
25. 10. 2018 18:45 CET 1 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I'm very happy with this stage, the balance of the car is really good. I'm looking forward to tomorrow.
25. 10. 2018 18:31 CET 1 flash info (11 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): It is nice, I had a surprise on the first corner - the same thing as two years ago. Should be a nice dry day tomorrow and then two wet days.
25. 10. 2018 18:27 CET 1 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): It was a bit tricky, and quite narrow.
25. 10. 2018 18:27 CET 1 flash info (2 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): It is a pretty stunning setting to start a rally. Not the nicest stage, pretty narrow and tricky, but all good.
25. 10. 2018 18:13 CET 1 (10 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): stalled engine in hairpin
25. 10. 2018 18:12 CET 1 (43 - Block Ken / Gelsomino Alex): was doing more donuts
25. 10. 2018 16:56 CET 1 retired (85 - Arengi Bentivoglio Fabrizio / Salis Fabio): technical problem before SS 1
25. 10. 2018 12:58 CET 1 Starting order to SS 1: Block, Loeb, Evans, Suninen, Breen, Sordo, Mikkelsen, Latvala, Lappi, Tänak, Ogier, Neuville, Al Qassimi, Kopecký, Rovanperä, Pieniazek, Andolfi, Solans, Suarez, Lopez, P.Solberg, Huttunen, Veiby, Lefebvre, Loubet, Katsuta, Kajetanowicz, Tempestini, Yates, Bulacia, Camilli, H.Solberg, Michel and others
25. 10. 2018 12:20 CET SHAKEDOWN (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): accident in shakedown
26. 10. 2018 18:30 CET flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): The grip level is really high on the clean line but I'm struggling to keep the car on the line. Maybe the car is not the easiest for me, but I just need to learn the drive.
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