Rally Catalunya 2019

Rally Catalunya 2019


24. 10. 2019 - 27. 10. 2019

Information

Date and time SS Information
27. 10. 2019 16:08 CET 17 retired (75 - Boland Eamonn / Morrissey Michael Joseph): retired after SS 17
27. 10. 2019 13:18 CET 17 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): Feels good! It's difficult to say the pressure I felt this weekend - it was next level. To manage all this and get through it has been the target of my life. When you are on the verge of this you can no imagine it. Thank you to the team - you have done a great job. I never wanted to take risks but my mother said yesterday evening that if I want something I can make it happen. I just had to make it happen.
27. 10. 2019 13:14 CET 17 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We did what we could this weekend and had a good time this weekend. Now we will see what Tanak can do but I think he will be faster.
27. 10. 2019 13:07 CET 17 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I tried to do as much for us to be in the best position as possible. We lost some time in there but we tried to enjoy with the car and everything was good.
27. 10. 2019 13:06 CET 17 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): We had a bad drive today. This one was okay, no mistakes. There has been some good and some more difficult moments in the rally but we are here at the end.
27. 10. 2019 13:01 CET 17 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It's been a mixed rally but I started quite slow and the pressure was quite high after the accident in Wales. Even though I drove quite easy here in the power stage, my time was a bit better so maybe I should calm down a little bit.
27. 10. 2019 12:54 CET 17 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): I found a lot of confidence in the car early on - we just made a minor tweak that we didn't think would work in Spain but it did. I had confidence early on so I continued to push.
27. 10. 2019 12:54 CET 17 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): I just went wide. In the first loop I lost some time at the first section and I tried to take the time back but I couldn't do it and I made a mistake.
27. 10. 2019 12:47 CET 17 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It was not the weekend we were hoping for. We had the target to fight but unfortunately the game was over for us early in the weekend.
27. 10. 2019 12:44 CET 17 flash info (5 - Meeke Kris / Marshall Sebastian): Ott didn't need any help this year but it makes sense to stay out of the mix when he needs as many points as possible.
27. 10. 2019 12:44 CET 17 flash info (56 - Camilli Eric / Buresi François-Xavier): That's very good for the first time with the car. I was able to fight with Mads all weekend and together we pushed quite a lot. I am very happy to thank Citroen Racing for letting me drive this car.
27. 10. 2019 12:35 CET 17 flash info (23 - Østberg Mads / Eriksen Torstein): It's very nice to be at the end. it was not a trouble-free rally for sure but we have pushed to the maximum on every metre. I am very pleased to be at the end.
27. 10. 2019 12:35 CET 17 flash info (24 - Kopecký Jan / Hloušek Jan): It was our main target to finish. I would like to say a big thank you to my team, car engineer and to Jan because he did a great job.
27. 10. 2019 12:10 CET 17 Running order: 1.Kopecký 2.Ostberg 3.Camilli 4.Meeke 5.Ogier 6.Suninen 7.Evans 8.Latvala 9.Loeb 10.Sordo 11.Neuville 12.Tänak
27. 10. 2019 12:07 CET 16 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I had a good stage but Dani is flying. I want to prepare the car a little bit as well for the Power Stage. I am in a good mood now so let's see how it goes.
27. 10. 2019 12:07 CET 16 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I took a little bit of time off him so it's good but it's not finished. Thanks to the team because the car is working very well - it's really nice to drive.
27. 10. 2019 12:07 CET 16 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I am feeling good. The car balance is nice - as before, I am doing everything I can so let's see. It's quite a special final stage so let's focus.
27. 10. 2019 12:06 CET 16 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was a bit better, we tried to change the diff settings. It was not a great stage but I can not do anymore.
27. 10. 2019 12:06 CET 16 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It was better this time than on the first time but we are still losing a little bit too much time. I need to improve in the future on this stage.
27. 10. 2019 12:06 CET 16 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): The rhythm was good in here so all okay.
27. 10. 2019 12:06 CET 16 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): It's been a really good morning. I think we are finding the ways to be faster.
27. 10. 2019 12:05 CET 16 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): We had to make some change because it was not working at all on the first pass through the power stage. We have corrected some things but it has created some other problems.
27. 10. 2019 12:05 CET 16 flash info (17 - Katsuta Takamoto / Barritt Daniel): The progress is going well. I don't know why we had quite a lot of understeer on this stage - this morning it was okay.
27. 10. 2019 12:05 CET 16 flash info (5 - Meeke Kris / Marshall Sebastian): Not at all messy - there's not many cuts in here. The feeling in this car on tarmac has always been good.
27. 10. 2019 12:21 CET 15 retired (73 - Miele Mauro / Beltrame Luca): accident in SS 15
27. 10. 2019 12:05 CET 15 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It was quite dirty so I didn't take any risks. I was struggling with the brakes as well so I didn't take any risks. If the brakes are working well later then I will push hard.
27. 10. 2019 12:04 CET 15 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): It's quite good. I lost a little bit of time where there was dirt in some places and it's very fast. It's not a big gap but we are still here.
27. 10. 2019 12:04 CET 15 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It's a very tricky stage. When it gets fast we are on all new notes so there is not so much confidence to carry the speed.
27. 10. 2019 12:04 CET 15 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): The feeling was not so good - I am struggling with the car today. It is getting a little bit more dirty than the previous one.
27. 10. 2019 12:04 CET 15 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I am quite happy. There was a few places that I could be slightly faster. Respect to Teemu Suninen because he has had the confidence in the faster sections.
27. 10. 2019 12:04 CET 15 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): The feeling was okay. It's difficult with new notes and I was a little bit too careful in places but generally it was okay.
27. 10. 2019 12:03 CET 15 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): That was great to be faster. I started to get fed up of being three-seconds slower than Seb so finally I have done something about it.
27. 10. 2019 12:03 CET 15 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Actually not so good. We have a lot of problems with the car on this kind of stage with a lot of wheelspin on the rear. We have to see if we can do anything for this afternoon.
27. 10. 2019 12:03 CET 15 flash info (17 - Katsuta Takamoto / Barritt Daniel): This stage is very tricky so I was too careful. I will try something more but I want to try and finish.
27. 10. 2019 12:02 CET 15 flash info (5 - Meeke Kris / Marshall Sebastian): I got another puncture alarm in there - it wasn't a puncture but I had to back for the last few kilometres.
27. 10. 2019 12:21 CET 14 retired (88 - Lönnström Pontus / Gustavsson Stefan): accident in SS 14
27. 10. 2019 12:20 CET 14 retired (52 - Tempestini Simone / Itu Sergiu-Sebastian): retired before SS 14
27. 10. 2019 12:02 CET 14 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I tried to be very efficient but at some point I had so many corrections that I got really confused and had to find the concentration. The car is working well but I have a lot of diff opening through the stages so I was changing diff maps.
27. 10. 2019 12:02 CET 14 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): It's not a lot but it's better than nothing! Am I at the limit? No, 50 percent! I tried to push but Ott will want to take second place - I'll just keep doing my best.
27. 10. 2019 12:01 CET 14 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): Feeling good - that was a very clean and good run so it's all I can do at the moment. We need to finish the rally.
27. 10. 2019 12:01 CET 14 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): No problems. I had a lot of slides - maybe the tyres are too cold... I don't know.
27. 10. 2019 12:01 CET 14 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It's okay. I took it a bit easy in this one and I had a little bit of understeer at the beginning.
27. 10. 2019 12:01 CET 14 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): It felt good to be honest, especially towards the end there.
27. 10. 2019 12:00 CET 14 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): It was an okay stage but again the same three-seconds to Ogier.
27. 10. 2019 12:00 CET 14 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): I am not sure the power stage points are helping anything now but for sure we will give our best and try everything we can.
27. 10. 2019 12:00 CET 14 flash info (17 - Katsuta Takamoto / Barritt Daniel): Very nice stage and the car feels good. I made a few mistakes myself but everything is fine.
27. 10. 2019 12:00 CET 14 flash info (5 - Meeke Kris / Marshall Sebastian): All good - quite a tricky stage.
27. 10. 2019 00:28 CET 13 retired (45 - Bulacia Marco / Cretu Fabian): retired after SS 13
27. 10. 2019 00:28 CET 13 retired (44 - Gryazin Nikolay / Fedorov Yaroslav): accident in SS 13
27. 10. 2019 00:15 CET 13 (21 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): broken wheel
27. 10. 2019 00:14 CET 13 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): I didn't go very well, I don't know why because I felt like I was pushing. I stalled in the last stage and lost third place but we will try to understand why and look to do a bit better tomorrow.
27. 10. 2019 00:14 CET 13 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We tried to avoid taking any risks for punctures and just had a smooth clean run, continuing to push as Tanak was pushing behind. We are happy with our lead heading into tomorrow. I have done my job so far and my teammates are really trying to resist but obviously Tanak was fast this afternoon - I think he had an aerodynamic advantage on those types of stages. We are going to try and finish the job we started yesterday morning and let's see whether Tanak can claim second or if he stays in third.
27. 10. 2019 00:14 CET 13 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I need to stay in second and it's difficult because Ott is pushing hard and he knows how to drive very well on tarmac. Tomorrow is a big day ahead and it's not so long so I will continue to fight.
27. 10. 2019 00:14 CET 13 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): The feeling was much more relaxed and definitely it was not a great situation this morning to wake up and start pushing. I can't do that as I didn't have full confidence so I had to go step by step and the rhythm was coming. The stages are quite challenging tomorrow - the first one is the slowest of the rally and quite twisty and the Power Stage is mostly new and quite fast. Let's see what tomorrow brings.
27. 10. 2019 00:14 CET 13 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It's very slippery with the sand and on one of the left-handers I ran wide on the entry and I don't know what I hit! It's just some cosmetic damage. The first stage was a bit slow but then we were improving the speed. The afternoon started well but then we were losing our performance a little bit towards the end of the day.
27. 10. 2019 00:13 CET 13 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): We've been trying all day. Unfortunately we have been unable to find the pace on all stages. I was pushing hard and although it's only a little bit, if you want to be competitive then those two or three seconds at the end of every stage make a difference.
27. 10. 2019 00:13 CET 13 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): It was okay but again 3 seconds from Seb. Hopefully someday we can be in front of him. It's really close but of course we are fighting for all of the seconds we can.
27. 10. 2019 00:12 CET 12 flash info (17 - Katsuta Takamoto / Barritt Daniel): The car is fine - thanks so much to the team for fixing it all. I need to improve quite a lot on tarmac so let's see tomorrow.
27. 10. 2019 00:12 CET 12 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): I couldn't do much better. I was pushing hard in the stage but maybe there was not enough grip - I don't know. It felt like I was pushing hard but the time is not good.
27. 10. 2019 00:12 CET 12 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): There's not much you can do when he is pushing because I think the aerodynamics in this sort of stage make a difference, so it will be hard for Dani to fight with him. We are not taking any big risks and I am happy.
27. 10. 2019 00:12 CET 12 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I can't do any better. It was the same time as this morning so I don't think it's bad. For me it's impossible - maybe Ott is smoking but for me it was good.
27. 10. 2019 00:12 CET 12 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): Very tremendous. This morning I wasn't feeling too relaxed but now I have been able to learn a bit and get into a rhythm. We would like to keep the pressure but to take it back will be difficult.
27. 10. 2019 00:11 CET 12 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): We had some understeer unfortunately on this stage. I couldn't get the car turning well and I am not very happy with my time.
27. 10. 2019 00:11 CET 12 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): The start wasn't so perfect but it actually wasn't so bad. I am trying to push but it doesn't seem to be coming.
27. 10. 2019 00:11 CET 12 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): I had a really good feeling with the car. I can be happy with this drive.
27. 10. 2019 00:11 CET 12 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): So far I am the quickest! It's a mixture, the first part is a bit dirty and narrow and then it gets quicker towards the end.
27. 10. 2019 00:27 CET 11 retired (42 - Guerra Benito / Zapata Jaime): retired after SS 11
27. 10. 2019 00:10 CET 10 flash info (17 - Katsuta Takamoto / Barritt Daniel): The car is fine. I missed some good experience this morning so I need to learn even more this afternoon.
27. 10. 2019 00:10 CET 10 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): I pushed really hard! I don't understand. I thought I had driven a great stage so I'm surprised.
27. 10. 2019 00:09 CET 10 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I had a good stage. I'm trying to avoid the big cuts and just having a good run. We haven't really improved our time from this morning which shows how much slippier it is.
27. 10. 2019 00:09 CET 10 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): That was okay, I was a little bit slow at the end.
27. 10. 2019 00:09 CET 10 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): No more really was needed - it was a clean run and that was much better. We had quite a nice rhythm actually.
27. 10. 2019 00:09 CET 10 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Much much better - I had a clean run. I thought I didn't drive the middle section very well and it is not a stage I feel so confident on, but it's okay.
27. 10. 2019 00:08 CET 10 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): The feeling is a bit better. We didn't have the perfect run but we will try.
27. 10. 2019 00:08 CET 10 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): It was a little better. Still, three seconds to Seb so it was good.
27. 10. 2019 00:08 CET 10 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): We have to use this as a test so we are changing the car and it is interesting to get some data. The feeling in the car is not bad so let's see how we compare to the others.
27. 10. 2019 00:07 CET 9 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was okay - maybe not the right rhythm.
27. 10. 2019 00:07 CET 9 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We try. It was a disaster in the stage - I had no brakes at all and they were completely gone from the middle of the stage.
27. 10. 2019 00:07 CET 9 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): Tanak is pushing, it was nice to take a little bit of time from Jari but Tanak is not far behind.
27. 10. 2019 00:06 CET 9 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I don't know. For the moment I believe the car is performing well so we just need to find a good rhythm.
27. 10. 2019 00:06 CET 9 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It was okay but I think I was hesitating a little bit and playing too much with the gears, so that's where I lost some time. In the back of your head when one car is out you know you can not afford a mistake. We just need to keep a rhythm and focus on our job.
27. 10. 2019 00:06 CET 9 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): I changed the car setup before here and it didn't work.
27. 10. 2019 00:06 CET 9 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): It felt pretty okay. I started to find a better rhythm now and I am happy in the car. Three seconds off the six-time champion so it's not too bad.
27. 10. 2019 00:05 CET 9 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): That's a nice tarmac stage. We tried to enjoy and the conditions were good. The only thing we can do is drive fast and try to have fun in the car.
27. 10. 2019 00:05 CET 8 retired (5 - Meeke Kris / Marshall Sebastian): accident in SS 8
27. 10. 2019 00:26 CET 7 retired (49 - Nobre Paulo / Morales Gabriel): accident in SS 7
27. 10. 2019 00:26 CET 7 retired (72 - Arengi Bentivoglio Fabrizio / Bosi Massimiliano): retired before SS 7
27. 10. 2019 00:04 CET 7 (17 - Katsuta Takamoto / Barritt Daniel): stopped in stage, continue
27. 10. 2019 00:03 CET 7 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): Everything was ok. It was quite bad in some places so not a perfect stage.
27. 10. 2019 00:03 CET 7 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I had a good feeling. It was slightly understeering but otherwise I had a good feeling with the car and I enjoyed the stage.
27. 10. 2019 00:03 CET 7 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I don't know. Maybe at the end I lost a little bit of time but the time was bad.
27. 10. 2019 00:02 CET 7 flash info (5 - Meeke Kris / Marshall Sebastian): I got a puncture warning light with 4km to go - I didn't feel much but it definitely disturbed me so we lost some rhythm towards the end.
27. 10. 2019 00:02 CET 7 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I am feeling good. Tarmac is a bit different but the rhythm is getting better. We had no problems and it was a clean run.
27. 10. 2019 00:02 CET 7 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Not a good drive. I am just hesitating and I didn't have confidence - I am afraid of the car and I am not getting the best out of it. The brake pedal is too soft so we will do some bleeding and see what happens.
27. 10. 2019 00:02 CET 7 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): A little bit mixed: some sections felt quite good and other areas I wasn't carrying the speed that I would have liked.
27. 10. 2019 00:01 CET 7 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): I didn't use car well so I was having understeer and oversteer.
27. 10. 2019 00:01 CET 7 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Not such high grip - some places are a bit dirty and slippery. We are just trying to enjoy our day.
27. 10. 2019 00:00 CET 7 (17 - Katsuta Takamoto / Barritt Daniel): problems with engine, will start later
26. 10. 2019 07:59 CET 6 retired (89 - Gabeiras Iago / Vazquez Diego): retired after SS 6
26. 10. 2019 07:59 CET 6 retired (85 - Costa Ricardo / Rocha Sérgio): retired after SS 6
26. 10. 2019 07:58 CET 6 retired (83 - Antunes Pedro / Castro Mário): retired after SS 6
26. 10. 2019 07:58 CET 6 retired (78 - Fernandes Carlos / Mota Nuno): retired after SS 6
26. 10. 2019 07:57 CET 6 retired (77 - Bassas Josep / Coronado Axel): retired after SS 6
26. 10. 2019 07:51 CET 6 retired (76 - Berdomás Daniel / Rivero David): retired after SS 6
26. 10. 2019 07:50 CET 6 retired (81 - Karppanen Mika / Tenhula Markku): accident in SS 6
26. 10. 2019 07:50 CET 6 retired (80 - Zaldivar Fabrizio / Mussano Fernando): retired in SS 6
25. 10. 2019 19:01 CET 6 retired (52 - Tempestini Simone / Itu Sergiu-Sebastian): retired in SS 6
25. 10. 2019 19:01 CET 6 retired (75 - Boland Eamonn / Morrissey Michael Joseph): retired in SS 6
25. 10. 2019 18:54 CET 6 flash info (17 - Katsuta Takamoto / Barritt Daniel): It has been a very hot day. I am looking forward to tomorrow for some very nice tarmac stages. I still have a lot of places that I can be quicker - maybe next time.
25. 10. 2019 18:54 CET 6 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): That's incredible. I pushed really on the limit. The grip was very good and I tried from the start until the last metre. It's incredible to have three cars out in front - we didn't believe in that when we started the rally. There are still two days on tarmac left to run and we never know what can happen.
25. 10. 2019 18:53 CET 6 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): Nothing. It was just difficult to drive, that's it. I don't know what I will do now because I don't think I did anything wrong.
25. 10. 2019 18:53 CET 6 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): We have improved step by step during the day. I screwed up on the tarmac earlier and overheated my tyres which is where we lost the time.
25. 10. 2019 18:53 CET 6 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): I don't know, some engine issues.
25. 10. 2019 18:52 CET 6 flash info (5 - Meeke Kris / Marshall Sebastian): To have any chance at this rally you need to be within ten seconds at the end of day one. We're nearer 20, but let's see how we get on on the tarmac.
25. 10. 2019 18:52 CET 6 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It has been a good day and the car was working well. That one was very tricky because I had very bad visibility with the sun being very low. I had to concentrate and I think we lost maybe one second at the last hairpin.
25. 10. 2019 18:52 CET 6 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): After this morning it was very difficult to find motivation. There is no point to push now - we just have to finish the rally now.
25. 10. 2019 18:51 CET 6 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I don't know...I have done everything that I could with no mistakes and clean driving. I was quite on the limit in places so I don't know if I can do more. I have to do my best.
25. 10. 2019 18:59 CET 5 retired (84 - Linnamäe Georg / Korsia Volodymyr): accident in SS 5
25. 10. 2019 18:51 CET 5 flash info (17 - Katsuta Takamoto / Barritt Daniel): I tried to improve my driving and carry more speed through the corners. I enjoyed driving this car on this stage, now it is a good feeling.
25. 10. 2019 18:50 CET 5 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): The car was good. It's only the beginning of the rally so we have a long way to go.
25. 10. 2019 18:50 CET 5 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I didn't do very well in this stage - I was braking a little bit bad. The car was nice but my driving was not so good here.
25. 10. 2019 18:50 CET 5 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): It was not too bad. One long stage to go and we will see what we can do.
25. 10. 2019 18:49 CET 5 retired (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): fire in SS 5
25. 10. 2019 18:48 CET 5 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): We made a change in service and I spoke with Tommi as well.
25. 10. 2019 18:48 CET 5 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): Not happy - it's not quite happening at the minute. I'm struggling a bit with understeer. Let's see if we can get it sorted for the long one.
25. 10. 2019 18:48 CET 5 flash info (5 - Meeke Kris / Marshall Sebastian): There was more grip and the car feels a lot better. I'm a little more confident but Thierry and Dani seem to be on a really good speed.
25. 10. 2019 18:47 CET 5 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Very very tricky stage - there were a lot of ruts so I tried to be as efficient as I could. I am struggling a little bit still with the balance but it was slightly better so I am able to push more.
25. 10. 2019 18:47 CET 5 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It was a bit slippery. I am not motivated at all.
25. 10. 2019 18:44 CET 5 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I am pushing really hard - we're really on the limit so I can't do anything more.
25. 10. 2019 18:44 CET 4 flash info (17 - Katsuta Takamoto / Barritt Daniel): It is getting better so I will try to improve my driving - the stage time is okay.
25. 10. 2019 18:43 CET 4 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was better now. We are all on the same tyre and the feeling with the car is okay.
25. 10. 2019 18:43 CET 4 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I am ready for the fight - so comfortable with the car.
25. 10. 2019 18:43 CET 4 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): The car feels excellent! It was better but now I need some more.
25. 10. 2019 18:42 CET 4 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): This is WRC - welcome to this world. It's very very high level.
25. 10. 2019 18:42 CET 4 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): That was much better. It is definitely encouraging.
25. 10. 2019 18:41 CET 4 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): I'm not completely happy to be honest - it could've been better. I got a little bit late on the brakes coming into a hairpin and we had a little half spin.
25. 10. 2019 18:40 CET 4 flash info (5 - Meeke Kris / Marshall Sebastian): That felt a lot better. There was a left and right through some water where the car got a bit sideways and I struggled to recover. It wasn't a spin but I lost a second or two.
25. 10. 2019 18:40 CET 4 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): This morning we had more or less equal conditions and we were fast. We have to see how it will be this afternoon - I pushed quite hard but I am still struggling with the rear of the car a little. We will handle it.
25. 10. 2019 18:39 CET 4 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It's very difficult to keep the concentration as we have nothing to drive for.
25. 10. 2019 18:39 CET 4 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I will keep pushing. The grip is really low at the moment so the conditions are not easy, but we need to keep pushing.
25. 10. 2019 19:00 CET 3 retired (86 - García Santiago / Casal Néstor): retired in SS 3
25. 10. 2019 18:58 CET 3 retired (98 - Dominguez Diego / Peñate Rogelio): retired after SS 3
25. 10. 2019 18:57 CET 3 retired (90 - Cornet Ramon / Noguer Dani): retired after SS 3
25. 10. 2019 12:29 CET 3 (22 - Greensmith Gus / Edmondson Elliott): puncture
25. 10. 2019 12:23 CET 3 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): In this one it was better with the hard tyres. The first two were very slippery and greasy so I couldn't get the feeling. Finally the conditions were better for me.
25. 10. 2019 12:18 CET 3 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I got a puncture five kilometres before the end! I drove very slow to try and not take the tyre off the rim. It's quite good.
25. 10. 2019 12:18 CET 3 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): It wasn't easy. I didn't really find a rhythm.
25. 10. 2019 12:12 CET 3 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It's been difficult for everyone I guess. After the tarmac, the tyres were overheated and I struggled for the last 20km. I was all over the place so I am just happy we are here without any mistakes to be honest.
25. 10. 2019 12:12 CET 3 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): The car is not feeling good - it's not the same as I was feeling last year. I hope we can change something in service otherwise we are miles away.
25. 10. 2019 12:07 CET 3 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): Slippery in a lot of places but it will probably clean up later.
25. 10. 2019 12:07 CET 3 flash info (5 - Meeke Kris / Marshall Sebastian): I didn't feel good in the car - the setup wasn't too great and we have been struggling with a bit this morning. A few things to sort out for the afternoon.
25. 10. 2019 11:59 CET 3 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I tried to push very hard. It wasn't easy on the tarmac section with a soft tyre but at the end of it I am happy with my morning and my tyre choice. There is room for more.
25. 10. 2019 11:58 CET 3 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): I am feeling wonderful... There is not so much I can do.
25. 10. 2019 11:58 CET 3 (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): problems with power steering.
25. 10. 2019 11:58 CET 3 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I tried but it's difficult for sure. I guess we are competing with Neuville at the moment so we will do our best. It's only the third stage.
25. 10. 2019 11:46 CET 3 Start is delayed due to safety issues.
25. 10. 2019 13:21 CET 2 retired (94 - Martínez Julio / Mujica Yeray): retired after SS 2
25. 10. 2019 12:24 CET 2 retired (50 - Fourmaux Adrien / Jamoul Renaud): accident in SS 2
25. 10. 2019 11:46 CET 2 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): Step by step. The grip was more consistent so it was easier to drive but the line where the grip is sometimes is very narrow, so it's difficult to keep the car on the line.
25. 10. 2019 11:45 CET 2 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I can't get the confidence in the car. I expected more grip - last year we had good grip but this year it is not the same level.
25. 10. 2019 11:45 CET 2 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): I had a really short half spin at a junction. Otherwise it didn't feel too bad so it's a bit disappointing.
25. 10. 2019 11:45 CET 2 flash info (5 - Meeke Kris / Marshall Sebastian): We had a good rhythm. There were a few tricky muddy places and it was a lot more humid than I expected.
25. 10. 2019 11:45 CET 2 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We tried to push hard but I am not so confident with the rear of the car. Okay, the traction is good but we are sliding too much from the rear. I have to see what I can do for the next stage but Tanak is driving well.
25. 10. 2019 11:44 CET 2 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Power steering straight away. I have to look and see what we can do.
25. 10. 2019 11:42 CET 2 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It was extremely loose. I don't know so let's see what happens.
25. 10. 2019 11:16 CET 2 (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): problems with powersteering
25. 10. 2019 11:41 CET 1 flash info (17 - Katsuta Takamoto / Barritt Daniel): I expected better conditions but it was quite slippery. There were a few surprises.
25. 10. 2019 11:41 CET 1 flash info (19 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): I think we have too hard of a tyre for this stage. I drove okay but it is very slippery with the hard compound - it should be better for the next stages.
25. 10. 2019 11:41 CET 1 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): My car is working so well! I wasn't happy with everything, I lost a little bit of time in some of the places because the grip is so bad but we just need to keep going like this.
25. 10. 2019 11:41 CET 1 flash info (3 - Suninen Teemu / Lehtinen Jarmo): The grip level is really high but the stage is damp so maybe it is not getting better.
25. 10. 2019 11:41 CET 1 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): The feeling was quite horrible. The car is fine but it is so slippery - sometimes you have grip and sometimes there is nothing. We had a lot of small moments and small surprises so it was very difficult for me.
25. 10. 2019 11:40 CET 1 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I didn't feel that I had much grip but I can also tell you that my driving wasn't very good. I went wide on one corner and I was too hesitant but I hope it will get better.
25. 10. 2019 11:40 CET 1 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): I went a little bit wide in a couple of places just struggling with overall grip. It will be okay.
25. 10. 2019 11:40 CET 1 flash info (5 - Meeke Kris / Marshall Sebastian): I caught a bump and I wasn't expecting it to kick so much! I probably didn't exploit the grip enough but in the first stage you don't want to do anything silly.
25. 10. 2019 11:40 CET 1 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It was okay but I had a lot of mud on the windscreen so had bad visibility for a lot of the stage. The car is a little bit soft but we can not help that.
25. 10. 2019 11:39 CET 1 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It's not so often we are faster than Ott so I will take it! It's okay, the grip is not so bad. We had an ambitious tyre choice but Ott and Thierry have the same, so let's see what is happening.
25. 10. 2019 11:39 CET 1 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It's loose in places and damp in places with a lot of changes. The feeling is quite good, I have a good balance. There is always a bit of cleaning being first on the road but that's just how it is, we have to do it.
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