Rally Sweden 2024

Rally Sweden 2024


15. 02. 2024 - 18. 02. 2024

Information

Date and time SS Information
18. 02. 2024 13:22 CET 18 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It feels really good! I've been hunting this second victory for quite a while. Big thanks to my family and to Cyril Abiteboul, he brought me into the team after a very bad second half of last year. It's quite a massive contrast from that moment to now...
18. 02. 2024 13:12 CET 18 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): We lost it all in the last couple of corners - not so good. Anyway, overall I guess we can be relatively happy with this result after what happened on Friday, but there are still areas to work on.
18. 02. 2024 13:08 CET 18 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): It's really, really good for us to be on the podium, after coming back to Rally1. It's been two really hard years but we never gave up and to be on the podium in Sweden is really special. Honestly, I have no words, it's just so nice.
18. 02. 2024 13:04 CET 18 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): We did what we could. It was a challenging weekend for us, but I'm happy with the points we got. A good run for us despite the conditions we faced on Friday. That's what it is.
18. 02. 2024 13:01 CET 18 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): It started tricky, but I built up my pace and confidence - that's normal if you do a rally just once per year. I really enjoyed the second day, also this morning. This is my best result in Sweden, inside the top ten, so I'm satisfied for that. A lot of things to be happy about. I'm looking forward to maybe next year doing another one.
18. 02. 2024 12:57 CET 18 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): We learned a lot this weekend. There were] all kinds of conditions. Esapekka was saying on Friday they were the worst conditions he had ever seen. Then on Saturday it was much more enjoyable and a lot of experience grabbed. Thanks to the team for their hard work all weekend - I wasn't easy on them! I really hope Adrien closes the podium. I think he really deserves it for a really mature drive - great job!
18. 02. 2024 12:53 CET 18 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): I didn't drive so well on this stage. I think I could have been a bit faster with two spares because one front tyre was not optimal. It's been a big disappointment this weekend, not what we came here to do. Sorry and thanks to the team; we did our best today and tried to bring back as many points as we could and help Elfyn at the same timne. Even though EP is from the wrong team, I really hope he is going to bring it home. It's nice to at least have a Finnish winner on the rally!
18. 02. 2024 12:48 CET 18 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It's been tricky this weekend to have the pace. Obviously the mistake was very frustrating, and after that it was even more frustrating. From my side, definitely too many mistakes to start the season. We can be a lot better.
18. 02. 2024 12:45 CET 18 flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): Of course I wanted to take some points, but it was very difficult to drive - quite impossible to follow the lines. Because of my mistake yesterday, unfortunately the result didn't come this time. I really need to improve for the future. It's a big disappointment. I cannot find any positives. I need to keep working hard and improving.
18. 02. 2024 12:43 CET 18 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): Amazing, what a weekend with so many people, my family and friends and the atmoshpere! In my first event with Škoda Motorsport, to win like this is amazing. It's cool, just awesome. Elliott and the team did a fantastic job. Thanks also to the volunteers and all the people working for Rally Sweden to make such a great event.
18. 02. 2024 12:42 CET 18 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): It was really tricky, somehow way more slippery than I thought, but I'm really happy. It was a really tricky rally, and I'm really pleased for the second place for us and for the team. The car is really fast and relaible - that's the main thing.
18. 02. 2024 12:34 CET 18 flash info (25 - Linnamäe Georg / Morgan James): It's very nice. We've been moving up one position every year; hopefully in two years we can get the win! It was a good rally, just a shame about the small mistake. It's been a team effort and I'm very proud of them. It's amazing what they have done this rally.
18. 02. 2024 12:34 CET 18 flash info (29 - Korhonen Roope / Viinikka Anssi): This was a good run. It was a good rally for us. I'm not fully happy because we lost too much yesterday afternoon, but otherwise good.
18. 02. 2024 12:29 CET 18 flash info (26 - Heikkilä Mikko / Temonen Kristian): We had a couple of nice stages in the rally, but overall it was a big disappointment. I was expecting a better result, but we were a bit unlucky yesterday. We also used Fiday for testing - and this is the wrong place to test! We had a problem with the pop-off valve on this stage that cost us time, but it doesn't matter anymore.
18. 02. 2024 12:28 CET 18 flash info (24 - Joona Lauri / Hussi Janni): To be honest, I'm not happy about sixth position, but with this car at the moment, I didn't find the balance the whole rally. At the moment I have to be satisfied, but we can push more.
18. 02. 2024 12:28 CET 18 Starting order: Joona, Heikkilä, Korhonen, Linnamäe, Pajari, Solberg, Katsuta, Tänak, Rovanperä, Munster, Bertelli, Neuville, Fourmaux, Evans, Lappi
18. 02. 2024 12:26 CET 17 retired (71 - Rullo Peter / Searcy Ben): retired after SS 17
18. 02. 2024 12:26 CET 17 (66 - Kołtun Jarosław / Pleskot Ireneusz): was out of road
18. 02. 2024 12:24 CET 17 flash info (26 - Heikkilä Mikko / Temonen Kristian): I don't know about the time, but it was really good fun - we were entertaining ourselves!. I was pushing quite a lot.
18. 02. 2024 12:24 CET 17 flash info (29 - Korhonen Roope / Viinikka Anssi): We struggled a little bit with the ruts, but it was a nice stage.
18. 02. 2024 12:23 CET 17 flash info (25 - Linnamäe Georg / Morgan James): We gave it eveything we had in this stage and it wasn't enough. Unless his Pajari's tyres are completely gone, I'm not so sure we can do it. Obviously I want second, but it would be my first podium either way, so we have to take it whatever comes.
18. 02. 2024 12:23 CET 17 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): It's a tricky fight. I'm trying to enjoy it.
18. 02. 2024 12:23 CET 17 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): I just touched a snowbank a little bit, that's how it is. Just clean, slow and try to get through. I'm never stressed - I just enjoy!
18. 02. 2024 12:22 CET 17 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): I think it was fairly ok conditions on the second pass. This is definitely the best stage of the rally. I had a nicer rhythm than earlier and was a bit faster. It's not the way I would like to drive, but it was a bit more enjoyable. So far, it's been in our control, so I'm not too stressed actually.
18. 02. 2024 12:22 CET 17 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): I was trying to forget that we are in this position. I just wanted to enjoy; you drive more comfortably and easier that way. It's quite hard for the tyres. Still one stage to go. The main goal is to get to the podium.
18. 02. 2024 12:21 CET 17 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): Let's see what happens on the next one now - it wasn't the best run in here, but all ok. Kalle is more focused on the Power Stage. He's happy to support, so I have to think him for that.
18. 02. 2024 12:21 CET 17 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): I'm not much happier, but a position gained is done and compared to Tänak, it should be also good.
18. 02. 2024 12:21 CET 17 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): The beginning is very rutted and you feel the previous cars there, but after it's fine, all good. I enjoyed it quite a lot.
18. 02. 2024 12:20 CET 17 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): On the first pass, I was really hesitant. This time I thought, 'this is the last proper stage you can really enjoy driving on snow before next year', so I tried to be a bit more direct with my braking and gears but I overshot a junction and stalled. That's ok, that's why we are here, to try things out and try to improve.
18. 02. 2024 12:20 CET 17 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): It was ok, more gravel than I was expecting. I should have been about ten seconds slower and I couldn't do it so I'm a bit disappointed. I may have used the tyres too much - we have only one spare. I tried to take care of them. Let's hope they're still ok for the last one. I wanted to save the tyres for the Power Stage to try to add the maximum points for the Teams' championship. I'm not satisfied with how fast I was. I was too fast!
18. 02. 2024 12:20 CET 17 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It's the second pass now, so good luck! I try very hard but there is no line. Taka doesn't want to drive much in the line. He's been hitting every bank, being very aggressive. We can easily lose 20 seconds.
18. 02. 2024 12:19 CET 17 flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): At the end of the stage there was a huge bump. I don't know, I just lost the front and spun. It's not good.
18. 02. 2024 12:18 CET 17 (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): was out of road
18. 02. 2024 12:18 CET 16 retired (45 - Dominguez Diego / Peñate Rogelio): accident in SS 16
18. 02. 2024 12:18 CET 16 (59 - Al-Rawahi Abdullah / Al-Hmoud Ata): was out of road
18. 02. 2024 12:18 CET 16 retired (52 - Schwarz Fabio / Ettel Bernhard): accident in SS 16
18. 02. 2024 12:17 CET 16 (41 - Leckey James / McAuley Stephen): was out of road
18. 02. 2024 12:16 CET 16 flash info (26 - Heikkilä Mikko / Temonen Kristian): We had a high-speed spin, so it was a moment. I lost the rear in a really high-speed corner and went sideways for ten metres. Luckily nothing happened, but a bit too much attack!
18. 02. 2024 12:16 CET 16 (26 - Heikkilä Mikko / Temonen Kristian): spun
18. 02. 2024 12:15 CET 16 flash info (29 - Korhonen Roope / Viinikka Anssi): A really cool stage. A clean run, maybe at the beginning of the stage we were too careful but a nice stage.
18. 02. 2024 12:14 CET 16 flash info (25 - Linnamäe Georg / Morgan James): I misheard James Morgan - co-driver and thought we lost a lot more. It felt like a really bad stage for me. That's good. If we get a better stage next time, we can catch back up again. I thought it was game over, but it's still game on!
18. 02. 2024 12:14 CET 16 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): We made some tyre strategy so didn't put all the best tyres on the first one of the day. If we are faster, then it's fine.
18. 02. 2024 12:13 CET 16 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): What an incredible stage, wow! Full sheet ice and just a big smile on my face while driving. That was amazing! Just a clean, enjoyable run, that's it.
18. 02. 2024 12:12 CET 16 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): The conditions are really enjoyable, I have to say. The grip was really good. We were crazy slow, but it's worth it.
18. 02. 2024 12:11 CET 16 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): For us now, it's just to consolidate the podium. We took the points for second yesterday. To be fair, I had no good feeling at the beginning so didn't take any risks. It's ok. This could be my first ever podium, so I just want to get it.
18. 02. 2024 12:11 CET 16 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): All ok. For sure, the grip is high. I could have done a bit better in places, but you have to judge how much to overdrive your notes. It's not easy to find the answer to that.
18. 02. 2024 12:11 CET 16 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): I tried, I tried, but I'm not very confident in the car. I did what I could. The car is just not turning when I want. I need always to decrease the speed on the entry and end up taking the handbrake, otherwise I understeer. It was not nice.
18. 02. 2024 12:10 CET 16 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): Very good conditions. The stage is all new so I took it a bit cautiously, but I really enjoyed.
18. 02. 2024 12:10 CET 16 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): After yesterday in the last stage, it's difficult to find my marks again. I'm hesitating under every braking and in corner entries. It's a very fast stage where you need to commit, so it's not ideal but the only thing that matters is we have the best team of mechanics and they managed to repair everything yesterday evening so we could be here again and continue to gain experience.
18. 02. 2024 12:09 CET 16 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): It was quite nice. Better grip than expected, so actually it was quite enjoyable - only the narrow parts are a bit tricky. I think it can get a bit faster for the guys behind. Anyway, I tried everything I could.
18. 02. 2024 12:09 CET 16 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I try, but it's not easy. Not a good run, switching from understeer to oversteer. Very difficult to find how it needs to work.
18. 02. 2024 12:09 CET 16 flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): Of course it would be nice to take some points, but realistically it's not so easy because of our position on the road. I'm still trying to enjoy the driving and find something to improve for the future. They're beautiful conditons - probably the best of the weekend.
17. 02. 2024 21:01 CET 15 (63 - Martinez André / Sierra Guillermo): was out of road
17. 02. 2024 20:02 CET 15 (31 - Solans Jan / Sanjuán Rodrigo): was out of road
17. 02. 2024 20:02 CET 15 (28 - Jeets Gregor / Taniel Timo): was out of road
17. 02. 2024 19:55 CET 15 (34 - Yamamoto Yuki / Salminen Marko): bent arm from previous stage
17. 02. 2024 19:55 CET 15 flash info (26 - Heikkilä Mikko / Temonen Kristian): It's not about the tyres. The suspension arm was bent and now it's broken completely. Also I made a mistake; I went wide and needed to reverse. Not my day...
17. 02. 2024 19:50 CET 15 flash info (29 - Korhonen Roope / Viinikka Anssi): In previous tests, we killed our tyres. It was so difficult.
17. 02. 2024 19:46 CET 15 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): I was expecting something like this from this stage. We were just sliding. Maybe I should have been more gentle on the previous stages, I don't know. Tomorrow is still quite a long day with a couple of proper stages, so anything can happen.
17. 02. 2024 19:46 CET 15 flash info (25 - Linnamäe Georg / Morgan James): It was mega slippery. I tried to be super neat and tidy, but maybe I was a bit too careful in places.
17. 02. 2024 19:46 CET 15 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): The grip was not so bad, but I took it too carefully. The lead is so big, I just wanted to be clean through here tonight. No risks, just enjoy.
17. 02. 2024 19:43 CET 15 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): Not at all - I couldn't even see Grégoire. This was enjoyable now. I really enjoyed driving this one. There were some corners where I had fun. I'm feeling good.
17. 02. 2024 19:40 CET 15 (26 - Heikkilä Mikko / Temonen Kristian): was out of road
17. 02. 2024 19:38 CET 15 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): I just fully locked up, and I couldn't pull the handbrake so we went straight on. I just hope I didn't slow down Esapekka Lappi. Sorry for the team - that was not the goal, for sure.
17. 02. 2024 19:34 CET 15 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): I saw the video before the stage and I thought it was the corner before. When I realised Munster was there, it was too late. But what a good day overall! Up and down, wow, but I'm happy. We're here, P2. I'm really, really happy.
17. 02. 2024 19:31 CET 15 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): We had zero rear grip. We tried as hard as we could but it wasn't easy. Not ideal.
17. 02. 2024 19:30 CET 15 (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): was in the snowbank, but didnt stopped
17. 02. 2024 19:29 CET 15 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): It wasn't easy with the little studs we have left on the tyres. It was a good stage for us, I enjoyed it actually. It's very tricky and we saw Grégoire Munster stuck in the snowbank and I had to slow down a bit. I need a good feeling tomorrow morning. We made some changes to the differential and it seems the car is treating me better. I don't know if it's good enough for tomorrow morning.
17. 02. 2024 19:25 CET 15 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): It was very slippery, I didn't expect that much, but it was ok. It's been a long day, I wanted to be here and I'm happy to be here.
17. 02. 2024 19:17 CET 15 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): It was ok. I think I had a bit worse tyres than him (Tänak), so the time is quite ok. I enjoyed the driving and the pace was good, but I think the tyres made the biggest difference on this stage.
17. 02. 2024 19:16 CET 15 (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): accident in SS 15
17. 02. 2024 19:54 CET 14 (34 - Yamamoto Yuki / Salminen Marko): damaged suspension
17. 02. 2024 18:42 CET 14 retired (61 - Caparó José / Gutiérrez Esther): accident in SS 14
17. 02. 2024 18:41 CET 14 retired (57 - Bruun Nataniel / Olmos Pablo): accident in SS 14
17. 02. 2024 18:41 CET 14 retired (35 - Kogure Hikaru / Luhtinen Topi): accident in SS 14
17. 02. 2024 17:35 CET 14 flash info (26 - Heikkilä Mikko / Temonen Kristian): It was really good fun until I found a rock, luckily just 2km from the end. We had a puncture and lost a bit of time, but before that it was quite nice.
17. 02. 2024 17:33 CET 14 (27 - Zaldivar Fabrizio / Der Ohannesian Marcelo): was out of road
17. 02. 2024 17:32 CET 14 flash info (29 - Korhonen Roope / Viinikka Anssi): It was really rough and hard on the tyres. I think we have killed our tyres, so not so good.
17. 02. 2024 17:28 CET 14 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): I was hoping to have some push on this stage, but quite soon after the start, I realised it was basically gravel all the way through, so I knew I would not go for long if I tried to push. I tried to be clever, but it's really tricky.
17. 02. 2024 17:26 CET 14 flash info (25 - Linnamäe Georg / Morgan James): Unfortunately, we had the spin here on the first pass which made us the hunter rather than the hunted, but this was an ok stage.
17. 02. 2024 17:24 CET 14 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): There are no tyres left. I don't know, maybe I took it way too carefully but it's full gravel in there. I honestly don't know! If someone has any tyres left, well done!
17. 02. 2024 17:20 CET 14 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It's almost over! One to go. The day hasn't been too bad; I've been trying to save the tyres all afternoon and still be smart in terms of the pace. Let's see if we have some studs left for the last one...
17. 02. 2024 17:17 CET 14 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): There were a lot of gravel sections, so I just tried to keep my tyres as long as possible with one stage still to go. I hope we have kept enough! I'm really enjoying it. In the dark and in-between the snow banks, it's really something nice.
17. 02. 2024 17:16 CET 14 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): It's been good. Obviously this afternon, you have to look after your tyres. It was a clean run for us, but it's hard to know when it's like this.
17. 02. 2024 17:16 CET 14 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): It's quite different conditons to this morning, lots of gravel out there but I enjoyed it a lot. I was feeling more-or-less ok, because you don't need to push so much, you just need to manage the tyres through the whole stage. Then it's ok. As soon as I start to push, I don't feel comfortable.
17. 02. 2024 17:08 CET 14 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): I really enjoyed it, honestly. I had a nice rhythm, I was confident. At the end, the rear studs were losing a bit because we kept them through almost all the stages, and I took it very cautiously as there were a lot of rocks. I'm super-happy to be here. I'm quite satisfied and looking forward to one more stage to go today.
17. 02. 2024 17:08 CET 14 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): The grip was better than in the morning so you could push a bit more, but the tyre was getting a lot of pressure and temperature. At a certain point, the car was not turning in anymore, and I had quite a moment at high speed just because the car went straight on. Ok, that's also part of the learning.
17. 02. 2024 17:07 CET 14 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): This one was definitely not easy. You need to take care of the tyres a lot and maybe 4km into the stage, my brakes started to go soft. For sure we have some issue there. You are going at up to 200km/h and you don't know if you have brakes or not - it's not the nicest feeling! Luckily, there were still some brakes towards the end, but we need to go and fix it now.
17. 02. 2024 17:07 CET 14 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): The grip is high but there is no tire for this grip, so I was just very gentle to try to come through.
17. 02. 2024 18:42 CET 13 retired (53 - Blach Roberto / Barreiro Mauro): retired after SS 13
17. 02. 2024 17:03 CET 13 retired (59 - Al-Rawahi Abdullah / Al-Hmoud Ata): retired in SS 13
17. 02. 2024 15:53 CET 13 flash info (26 - Heikkilä Mikko / Temonen Kristian): I made a few mistakes at the beginning. It was much more slippery than I was expecting. I'm afraid the tyres are already quite dead. We had at least three really wide lines where it almost stalled, but without them it was a very nice stage.
17. 02. 2024 15:51 CET 13 flash info (29 - Korhonen Roope / Viinikka Anssi): The previous stage was really hard for tyres, so we had to manage and save them. Really nice that the time is good.
17. 02. 2024 15:51 CET 13 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): I think this was quite ok - I cannot do a more clean stage than this one. Let's see how we will manage the tyres.
17. 02. 2024 15:45 CET 13 flash info (25 - Linnamäe Georg / Morgan James): I don't know what's going on, but the car feels quite undriveable at the monment. We haven't changed anything, but the surface must be very different. It doesn't do anything that I ask. It understeers then it snaps, then oversteers. It's very unpredictable, very difficult.
17. 02. 2024 15:45 CET 13 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): I didn't improve compared to this morning, just tried to take care of the tyres. The first two stages already are tough on them, so I was just driving smart. I'm losing a little bit of time, but who cares? I'm just trying to survive.
17. 02. 2024 15:44 CET 13 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): All under control so far,. For sure it's about tyre management. It will be really bad with the tyres. We still need them on the last one, which will be full ice. Keeping that in mind.
17. 02. 2024 15:44 CET 13 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): I'm enjoying the drive, but I just want to do my own rally and try to manage the tyres - it's quite hard for them. We are doing a good job and I'm quite happy with that, especially this afternoon. We'll see. There are still two stages to go.
17. 02. 2024 15:43 CET 13 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): That was not the best. It's quite difficult now with all this gravel coming through. I was trying to find some sort of speed, but also managing and trying to look after the tyres. It's not easy.
17. 02. 2024 15:43 CET 13 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): The road is getting faster and faster. It's not a surprise, because my stage was really bad!
17. 02. 2024 15:43 CET 13 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): I enjoyed it, all good. I was pushing less. I was close to going out where Taka went out, so generally I was extra-cautious in that corner.
17. 02. 2024 15:42 CET 13 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): I just cannot keep the rear of the car in the line. It was already a problem before. We need to do some adjustments. I also need to do something about the power, because I went into a snowbank the stage before.
17. 02. 2024 15:42 CET 13 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): It was quite ok - a lot of cleaning for us. The line is so narrow; the guys coming behind will have much wider lines, that's for sure. I was driving quite slowly, just trying to take care of the tyres, not to kill them. Then it's a bit more enjoyable for the rest of the stages.
17. 02. 2024 15:41 CET 13 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): We managed and we are here, but the wind is strong. There is nothing enjoyable today.
17. 02. 2024 16:01 CET 12 retired (43 - Černý Jan / Krajča Ondřej): technical problem - gearbox after SS 12
17. 02. 2024 15:10 CET 12 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It was crazy abrasive for the tyres. In the beginning, I tried to keep some rhythm but then I realised it was too tough for the tyres so I slowed down quite a lot to try to save then.
17. 02. 2024 15:09 CET 12 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): There were a lot of rocks everywhere on the road, and I was scared to get a puncture so I decided to push less in the last part. I even thought we had a puncture, but no. It's quite rough, like a gravel stage. I just wanted to get through. It's ok. It's good.
17. 02. 2024 15:09 CET 12 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): I tried. It's difficult conditions in there, really a lot of gravel. I tried to be smooth. For sure there's more time to be had but it's difficult to find the balance. I'm not normally that good at that.
17. 02. 2024 15:08 CET 12 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): Quite challenging conditions out there. There was lots of snow everywhere, and a lot of really hard gravel as well. I took it a bit steady towards the end for the tyres. We changed the setup before the stage, trying to understand the car and see where we can improve.
17. 02. 2024 15:08 CET 12 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): We stalled the engine at the start and lost around five seconds. There's a lot of gravel and ruts appearing. It's very tough for the tyres.
17. 02. 2024 15:07 CET 12 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): I was expecting the roads to have more grip, but actually it was the oposite. The rear was always kicking out of the ruts and we went very sideways into a snowbank. There was a lot of snow coming onto the bonnet after that and a loss of power, but I hope I didn't damage too much.
17. 02. 2024 15:07 CET 12 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): The road was really messy for us also, though for sure I think it has been cleaning a bit. There were no real lines to follow and it was also quite rough on the tyres. The last part was fully on gravel. Let's see on the next one how much we need to save the tyres, because it's getting quite rough.
17. 02. 2024 15:07 CET 12 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It's very frustrating to drive like this. The line is so narrow. It's not fun at the moment.
17. 02. 2024 15:05 CET 11 (20 - Gryazin Nikolay / Aleksandrov Konstantin): was out of road
17. 02. 2024 12:44 CET 11 (43 - Černý Jan / Krajča Ondřej): puncture
17. 02. 2024 12:44 CET 11 flash info (26 - Heikkilä Mikko / Temonen Kristian): That was a really, really tricky stage. Quite far away from a good run. I made a couple of mistakes in the banks, and I was way too careful in the first part, so not so happy.
17. 02. 2024 12:43 CET 11 flash info (29 - Korhonen Roope / Viinikka Anssi): It's a really good battle. This was a really tricky stage and the end was so narrow, but the weather is good and the rally is nice.
17. 02. 2024 12:43 CET 11 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): In the last three kilometres, I saw I think Oliver's rear bumper and then some lines so I noticed there had been something going on. I had a clean run - not perfect, but the battle is on!
17. 02. 2024 12:42 CET 11 flash info (25 - Linnamäe Georg / Morgan James): We spun right at the end, in the last 1.5km.
17. 02. 2024 12:42 CET 11 (25 - Linnamäe Georg / Morgan James): spun
17. 02. 2024 12:42 CET 11 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): I just tried to be clean and see how long the tyres were going to last. There was quite a lot of gravel in the beginning. Maybe I was too clean, we'll see, but I have a big gap so I don't want to risk anything.
17. 02. 2024 12:41 CET 11 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): Sure, it is harder mentally now. I was over-safe, but I don't know what else I should do, to be honest. The time is what it is. We are not touching the banks. The last kilometres were really messy with no grip at all. There, I was leaning on them a bit but for the other 25km, not touching.
17. 02. 2024 12:41 CET 11 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): For sure, I had a really good stage. We changed a little bit the set-up before that one and found something really good. There was more cleaning on that stage, which helped us also, but to be fair, I'm quite happy with my pace on that one. It could be my first podium [this weekend], so we need to stay on the road now.
17. 02. 2024 12:40 CET 11 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): We just scooped a snowbank on the inside of a corner ever so slightly and it must have gone into the intake. We lost loads of power. It's a shame.
17. 02. 2024 12:40 CET 11 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): I just can't get it working. We're trying to change the set-up for every stage. Obviously it's not a secret - I only had one run in shakedown without trouble and we didn't have time to confirm some settings. Yesterday was impossible to do any more and today we are struggling. In addition to that, we lost the intercom in the last section. Nothing we can do.
17. 02. 2024 12:39 CET 11 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): I enjoyed it, except the last part. That section was full of either rocks or ice, with people hitting the banks. It was very tricky to avoid a puncture. The rest of the stage is quite nice and generally speaking, I enjoyed it.
17. 02. 2024 12:39 CET 11 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): That was crazy fast and you need to commit a lot. There is a lot of cleaning in this one. Some of the others were carrying too much speed so the line was not always correct and there was zero grip. There was also a very big bump in middle where I almost lost the car, so it was quite a tricky stage.
17. 02. 2024 12:38 CET 11 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): I don't know why, but I stalled the car under braking and went a bit on the side of the road.Nothing dramatic, but we got a bit of snow in the front and had no power for the last few hundred metres. Anyway, all ok.
17. 02. 2024 12:38 CET 11 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It was a challenging stage with a lot of snow, no grip and quite high speeds at the same time.
17. 02. 2024 12:47 CET 10 retired (68 - Milani Oreste / Arena Nicola): retired after SS 10
17. 02. 2024 12:37 CET 10 flash info (26 - Heikkilä Mikko / Temonen Kristian): Me fastest? Really? Woah! Nice! It was quite a nice stage, to be honest. This is one of the best on this rally - the flat-out sections are really enjoyable.
17. 02. 2024 12:37 CET 10 flash info (29 - Korhonen Roope / Viinikka Anssi): This was a really nice stage, like last year. The conditions are now really nice.
17. 02. 2024 12:36 CET 10 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): That was quite tricky - I thought it would be much better grip.I was most likely too sideways in a couple of places, but it's fine.
17. 02. 2024 12:36 CET 10 flash info (25 - Linnamäe Georg / Morgan James): That was surprisingly slippery in places. I thought it would be much more like last year, but it wasn't too bad a run. Oliver is just phenomenal this weekend. We will try to keep Sami Pajari behind us today.
17. 02. 2024 12:35 CET 10 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): In the first corner, I just braked in, the front washed out and I was in the snow. I didn't have such a good feeling - the car was understeering a lot. I can't get it to follow as I want.
17. 02. 2024 12:35 CET 10 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): I'm really sorry for Taka. He had great speed here last year, and this year maybe even better. A big shame but these things can happen. The banks can be your friend, until you use them too much. It's going to be a long two days!
17. 02. 2024 12:34 CET 10 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): It's a crazy rally. Many things are happening. The grip is quite good, but sometimes it's really easy to get stuck in a snowbank if you carry too much speed. It's really a shame for Taka Katsuta; he was doing a really good job. Sometimes these things happen. For sure, it's good news for us.
17. 02. 2024 12:34 CET 10 retired (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): accident in SS 10
17. 02. 2024 12:34 CET 10 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): Not the best feeling, not carrying the speed where I needed to. Overall, it was clean but not quite fast enough. I'm trying, but it's not quite happening.
17. 02. 2024 12:33 CET 10 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): We tried some different settings, but there were a couple of surprises in there with lots of movement and hitting the ground many times. Not much more I can do at the moment.
17. 02. 2024 12:33 CET 10 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): It wasn't too bad, just a small mistake under braking. I was not in the rhythm, not confident and I had to be cautious, but I properly enjoyed this stage!
17. 02. 2024 12:32 CET 10 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): I think this is one of the most beautiful stages in the championship. It's so fast and enjoyable, with very fast corners in fourth or fifth gear. You just have to trust the lateral grip. We didn't have the hybrid in this one because we had such a big compression in the previous stage that it went into safety mode. Too much g-force!
17. 02. 2024 12:32 CET 10 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): This one was a bit enjoyable. On the white part, the line is a bit better, but in this situation, what can you do? We have a saying in Finland: from a stupid head, the whole body suffers!
17. 02. 2024 12:31 CET 10 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I don't think the road position is favouring me. It was full of snow in the forest and no visibility.
17. 02. 2024 12:45 CET 9 retired (67 - Ribaudo Tony / Degrange Julien): health problems before SS 9
17. 02. 2024 12:31 CET 9 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): It was a difficult stage. Not a clean run, not a good drive - I was a bit sideways everywhere. There was so much loose snow that to find the line is difficult.
17. 02. 2024 12:30 CET 9 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): All ok. I was very clean on the narrow roads. I could have pushed more with using the banks but better to do it this way.
17. 02. 2024 12:30 CET 9 flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): [My] driving was quite messy, not so good. I need to improve. Quite nice conditions, but the lines are still not consistent so it's not so easy to follow. We keep pushing and let's see on the next one.
17. 02. 2024 12:29 CET 9 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): I didn't have any feeling in the stage because the grip was lower than I'd thought. I was struggling to get the confidence, but they are nicer conditions now. I need to drive faster!
17. 02. 2024 12:29 CET 9 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): It was ok, not as smooth as I would like. The grip was not high. Let's see.
17. 02. 2024 12:28 CET 9 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): It seems it's better to be first on the road today, but generally I have no traction at all. I'm trying, but I just can't brake late and get out of the corners. The car is not fast enough.
17. 02. 2024 12:28 CET 9 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): This stage is very technical, tricky, very slippery. It's very easy to go off and touch a snowbank.
17. 02. 2024 12:27 CET 9 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): It's really tricky. Tänak and Rovanperä ahead really use all of the road and even more with the snowbanks, and it's difficult for me to commit. I see less where the corners are than yesterday. In some, I'm too fast, in some too slow.
17. 02. 2024 12:27 CET 9 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): All good. There's definitely not so much grip being second on the road. We're just trying to enjoy. It's not so easy in this position, but what can we do?
17. 02. 2024 12:26 CET 9 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It's a nice stage. The road was quite different to on the recce.
16. 02. 2024 20:12 CET 8 (41 - Leckey James / McAuley Stephen): was out of road
16. 02. 2024 20:11 CET 8 flash info (25 - Linnamäe Georg / Morgan James): t was obviously quite tricky again, but compared to the previous stage, that was nothing! It was good fun.
16. 02. 2024 20:11 CET 8 flash info (24 - Joona Lauri / Hussi Janni): Actually, it was more slippery than yesterday, but it was ok. It wasn't the best one with these tyres, but we are safely through. Tomorrow will be another day and I think the conditions will be better. We're trying to push.
16. 02. 2024 20:11 CET 8 flash info (23 - Lindholm Emil / Hämäläinen Reeta): We just had a misfire on the first straight, but apart from that it was fine. We got to enjoy some sideways action!
16. 02. 2024 20:10 CET 8 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): I think not all that was on this stage - constantly throughout the loop we were losing some parts! But that was a really tricky one.
16. 02. 2024 20:10 CET 8 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): That's quite cool. It wasn't really a clean stage but I attacked anyway. Third place in a WRC2 car is incredible, and here on my home rally there's such a spectacular atmnosphere. It's a bit of a dream and I'm very happy, but the main goal is WRC2 and we are leading by quite a lot, so I'm very happy with the day.
16. 02. 2024 20:09 CET 8 flash info (20 - Gryazin Nikolay / Aleksandrov Konstantin): The second pass [of the stage] was better. The road was cleaned, so it was not a disaster like previous stages, but still some places were slippery because the snow is still coming down. The car jumped really nicely - I think this is the best car for jumping. I took the jump really high and feel a little bit faint now. The car can for sure manage the jump, but maybe for us it was a bit over the limit!
16. 02. 2024 20:09 CET 8 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): I came here expecting nice sun, weather, a nice layer of ice and packed snow. With such a small amount of time in the car, I couldn't really push more than this. I tried to manage it and get through. Tomorrow, I will try to push a bit more.
16. 02. 2024 19:28 CET 8 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): For sure we need to take the confidence from today and stay concentrated for the rest of the rally. I wasn't too slow against Kalle Rovanperä in the beginning, so I'm fairly satisfied with that and in the afternoon, we used our road postion like we should.
16. 02. 2024 19:25 CET 8 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): There was no grip at all. At the first junction I went straight, pulled the handbrake and lost quite a lot of time. It wasn't perfectly efficient. It's been a crazy day and I'm just happy we got through. The weather guys said it would be driving like Star Wars. I've never seen the movie, but now I know!
16. 02. 2024 19:21 CET 8 flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): Of course I tried, but a bit too much, making mistakes and overshooting a bit. There are still two days to go, so let's focus on tomorrow. I will be pushing!
16. 02. 2024 19:20 CET 8 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): I expected much better conditions in that stage. The grip was quite low and I overshot twice.
16. 02. 2024 19:20 CET 8 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): I just tried to get through the day and end it on a good note. It was quite a good stage and now I'm looking forward to another day tomorrow - hopefully trouble-free so we can enjoy it a bit more!
16. 02. 2024 19:19 CET 8 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): The grip was really, really low - really quite different to last night. I guess it'll be the same story as the afternoon - it's going to get better with every car, but it's like that.
16. 02. 2024 21:17 CET 7 retired (31 - Solans Jan / Sanjuán Rodrigo): retired after SS 7
16. 02. 2024 18:49 CET 7 retired (59 - Al-Rawahi Abdullah / Al-Hmoud Ata): accident in SS 7
16. 02. 2024 17:36 CET 7 flash info (24 - Joona Lauri / Hussi Janni): Actually, the conditions were quite bad for the tyres. It was quite a stable run, not as good as the previous one but ok.
16. 02. 2024 17:34 CET 7 flash info (23 - Lindholm Emil / Hämäläinen Reeta): I guess we're missing the turbo or something. We were cruising quite slowly. Nothing's going our way, is it? It brings back memories of the good old two-wheel drive days! Unfortunately, that's not good for the rally...
16. 02. 2024 17:32 CET 7 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): That was quite scary! It was maybe one of the trickiest stages I have ever done. For me, it was quite pointless to use the extra lights because it was snowing so hard and the lights were just reflecting the snow, so it wasn't so easy to see. Luckily, we had good pace notes...
16. 02. 2024 17:24 CET 7 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): I had problems with the handbrake in there. I couldn't turn the car in the junctions and I missed one junction. After that, I lost all the confidence. Then I just tried to take care of my tyres, maybe too much but ok, I've got through the most difficult part of the day so I'm happy with that.
16. 02. 2024 17:22 CET 7 flash info (31 - Solans Jan / Sanjuán Rodrigo): My idea was just to survive. I got stuck at the beginning when I released the clutch to start the stage, so then I decided to take it to the end safely because I'm here to learn and in this situation, it's very easy to make a mistake. Tomorrow, we will have a better road position. Today, starting at the front with no experience has been very difficult for me, so let's see tomorrow.
16. 02. 2024 17:17 CET 7 flash info (20 - Gryazin Nikolay / Aleksandrov Konstantin): It was ok. I was just trying to work on my driving style to be more clean and go aggressive where I could. We got stuck for maybe 20 seconds in a snowbank, but that's how it is.
16. 02. 2024 17:14 CET 7 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): I couldn't see anything. It was fully foggy, and the lights with the snow seemed quite out. But we are through, which is the most important thing.
16. 02. 2024 17:11 CET 7 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It felt way too slow, but it seems we set the fastest time so it's ok. Visibility was quite poor; when you're driving at over 160km/h, it's a bit crazy when you can't see far but you need to trust the notes and that's it.
16. 02. 2024 17:07 CET 7 (20 - Gryazin Nikolay / Aleksandrov Konstantin): was out of road
16. 02. 2024 17:07 CET 7 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): We lost the window in the previous stage, so we're just trying to keep the car dry because otherwise we have fog on the windscreen. It was an attempt. I'm not sure if it was successful!
16. 02. 2024 17:03 CET 7 flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): Oj, oj, oj, that was horrible! You canot see anything - it was very dark and there was massive snow everywhere - and we nearly went off.
16. 02. 2024 17:00 CET 7 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): Honestly, I was really struggling to see the corners, because we have lights but it's snowing. Many times, I was just braking in the lines. I'm really proud to be on the podium for now, because the conditions are crazy.
16. 02. 2024 16:56 CET 7 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): It's still the same fuel pressure problem, but we carry on. In the stage it's not a problem. I could have gone a little bit faster at the end, but it's very easy to go off. Other than that, I had a good stage.
16. 02. 2024 16:54 CET 7 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): I'm not really sure what's been going on this afternoon. I can't even see from here to the sign in front of me, and we're going so fast. It's a bit bonkers, but we're still here.
16. 02. 2024 16:34 CET 6 flash info (25 - Linnamäe Georg / Morgan James): Definitely our road position is helping a bit. I can't imagine what it must be like for the guys in front. Honestly, I didn't understand at first win in general at the end of SS5 - I just thought I'd won in-class. I was very happy - it's amazing!
16. 02. 2024 16:29 CET 6 flash info (24 - Joona Lauri / Hussi Janni): It was quite an ok stage. Very, very slippery and in the chicane parts I was too careful again. Let's see what the last stage of the loop will bring us.
16. 02. 2024 16:28 CET 6 flash info (23 - Lindholm Emil / Hämäläinen Reeta): We are good mates. It's like a nice little Finnish championship round inside the WRC! It's obviously nice to see a lot of Finnish crews towards the top, but we have one Swede to catch! The road is surely cleaning, but it's super-difficult to get the car to follow the clean line. The grip is different in every corner.
16. 02. 2024 16:23 CET 6 (28 - Jeets Gregor / Taniel Timo): accident in SS 6
16. 02. 2024 16:20 CET 6 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): It's really tricky. I tried to follow the line, but a couple of times we were quite sideways. No crazy moments, though - [we were] more on the safe side, but I would like to go faster.
16. 02. 2024 16:19 CET 6 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): There's nothing to think about, you just do your best and hope it's good enough. It's consistently slippery, that's for sure! It's a challenge, but it's good fun sometimes.
16. 02. 2024 16:19 CET 6 flash info (31 - Solans Jan / Sanjuán Rodrigo): I missed a junction, went straight and was unable to engage reverse. We lost 10-15 seconds. It was completely a mess.
16. 02. 2024 16:19 CET 6 (31 - Solans Jan / Sanjuán Rodrigo): missed junction
16. 02. 2024 16:18 CET 6 flash info (20 - Gryazin Nikolay / Aleksandrov Konstantin): Conditions are improving with each run. It will change the rally completely. I'm trying to follow the lines, but it's complicated. It is how it is.
16. 02. 2024 16:18 CET 6 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): Honestly, all the guys behind me will be faster no matter what they do. I'm looking forward to tomorrow, so let's see.
16. 02. 2024 16:17 CET 6 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It's tough to understand what kind of speed you should carry. You go a couple of centimetres wrong and you're done because you can't control anything. It's not called aquaplaning - it's snowplaning! It's a very thin line in these conditons. Even if you play it safe, you can still lose it.
16. 02. 2024 16:17 CET 6 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): It's unbelievable how difficult it is. It's like being in a ballpit when you are a child - just no grip. The time is a lot down to the road position, I think. I struggle enough in normal snow, so I have no idea what to do in these conditions! I'm just guessing all the time...
16. 02. 2024 16:16 CET 6 flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): It's very difficult - the same as the last stage, no grip at all. I'm trying to follow the lines but sometimes I had to create the lines! It's difficult to push more - we're quite on-the-limit sometimes. We still have two days to go, so we cannot afford to make stupid mistakes today - we need to stay on the road.
16. 02. 2024 16:16 CET 6 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): It's really difficult. I'm driving really slowly and carefully. As soon as you get a little bit out of the line, there is no grip. I don't have confidence, I just want to get through. There's still a long stage to do in the dark - the day is not finished yet.
16. 02. 2024 16:15 CET 6 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): Suddenly, we had an issue. The engine was not running so we had to check it, but obviously the bonnet wasn't closed properly. I had a few lines [to follow] now, so the conditions were a bit better but I still couldn't see the road. Elfyn was at the refuel earlier when out car didn't fire up, so he should know.
16. 02. 2024 16:15 CET 6 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): I guess the spirit of competition has gone out of the window. The difference between being first and second on-the-road is huge, but let's wait to cast judgement before I say something I'll regret.
16. 02. 2024 16:21 CET 5 retired (50 - Matulka Jakub / Dymurski Daniel): accident in SS 5
16. 02. 2024 16:09 CET 5 retired (43 - Černý Jan / Krajča Ondřej): accident in SS 5
16. 02. 2024 16:05 CET 5 (41 - Leckey James / McAuley Stephen): was out of road
16. 02. 2024 16:04 CET 5 (40 - Mauro Alejandro / Pérez Adrián): was out of road
16. 02. 2024 16:04 CET 5 Stage continues.
16. 02. 2024 16:02 CET 5 Stage was stopped because of accident of car no. 39.
16. 02. 2024 16:02 CET 5 retired (39 - Viitanen Marko / Suominen Tapio): accident in SS 5
16. 02. 2024 16:00 CET 5 (35 - Kogure Hikaru / Luhtinen Topi): was out of road
16. 02. 2024 16:00 CET 5 flash info (24 - Joona Lauri / Hussi Janni): It was quite ok. Of course the road is cleaning more, but I'm happy.
16. 02. 2024 16:00 CET 5 flash info (23 - Lindholm Emil / Hämäläinen Reeta): That was madness! It was impossible to stay away from the banks. Luckily, they're quite high and tough, so they kept us on the road. I'm feeling better in the car now, so let's see how the next stages go.
16. 02. 2024 15:59 CET 5 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): I made one of my stupidest mistakes ever. I stalled at the start. I don't know how much time we lost - maybe five seconds. I'm a bit gutted.
16. 02. 2024 15:59 CET 5 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): The ones behind will 100 per cent be faster. I drove very clean. I'm leading WRC2 by 20 seconds, so it's too risky to try something. It's like driving a quad bike at home. In every corner, there was snow coming onto the grille and window.
16. 02. 2024 15:58 CET 5 flash info (31 - Solans Jan / Sanjuán Rodrigo): It's incredible. It's very, very difficult to keep in the line. The car is going like crazy, and when you go off the line, you have zero grip. It's very difficult to manage.
16. 02. 2024 15:58 CET 5 flash info (20 - Gryazin Nikolay / Aleksandrov Konstantin): I tried to be aggressive, but sometimes it didn't work and I slid too much. It was difficult to get into a rhythm on this stage, and for each [subsequent] one, it will be better and better.
16. 02. 2024 15:57 CET 5 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): Honestly, everybody will get faster and faster and faster. We are just sweeping the road for the ones behind. We are here as the staff of the rally organiser!
16. 02. 2024 15:57 CET 5 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): I drove smartly, but I think Grégoire [Munster - ahead of him on the road] does not really have the experience to know how to drove in these conditions so the line was fully ****ed for me! He was everywhere! For sure, that was one of the most challenging snow stages I've done.
16. 02. 2024 15:56 CET 5 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): It's the most difficult conditions I've ever driven in - literally no grip, with snow coming over the bonnet. It was about trying not to take any risks and just surviving. I felt so slow and still almost got stuck in snowbanks!
16. 02. 2024 15:55 CET 5 flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): There were more than ten centimetres of snow in some sections, with no chance to find any grip - it was just using the banks and lines. It was proper bobsleigh sometimes! I enjoyed it. Having an Irish co-driver, I need to drive with a good rhythm and feeling like Craig Breen.
16. 02. 2024 15:54 CET 5 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): I'm really surprised I set the fastest time. It's the first time I've driven when it's still snowing, and I was driving so slow. The conditons are just crazy. I don't feel like I'm driving, just surviving. If you go outside of the lines, you lose control of the car.
16. 02. 2024 15:54 CET 5 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): It could have been 16 seconds faster or a minute slower - I wouldn't know. It's so bad - virtually undriveable. You're just trying to power your way through - it's so easy to make a mistake.
16. 02. 2024 15:53 CET 5 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): I don't know, the speed is very slow. I was enjoying the drive, but I know the time will be properly bad. I think we can lose three seconds per kilometre in there...
16. 02. 2024 15:53 CET 5 heavy snowfall
16. 02. 2024 12:46 CET 4 flash info (24 - Joona Lauri / Hussi Janni): It was quite tricky. The middle part of the stage was quite gravelly, and the last part was really fast. You need to be confident in the car, and I didn't really feel that. Hopefully the second loop will be better.
16. 02. 2024 12:45 CET 4 flash info (23 - Lindholm Emil / Hämäläinen Reeta): It wasn't easy. There was a lot of loose snow on top and sometimes you have grip, sometimes you have absolutely nothing. There was some good sliding action at least, and we're enjoying it. It's service time now, so let's see if we can figure something out to improve the speed in the afternoon.
16. 02. 2024 12:45 CET 4 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): It was quite tricky, but we had quite a clean run and made it through.
16. 02. 2024 12:45 CET 4 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): It's good that the times are good, because the feeling is awful! I tried to be clever in there with the tyres - not maximum attack. You need to be a bit smart. It's very difficult, because there's so much snow everywhere - I think I was in every snowbank possible! I had a few moments, I can tell you that, but it was good fun anyway!
16. 02. 2024 12:44 CET 4 flash info (31 - Solans Jan / Sanjuán Rodrigo): It feels like we are gaining confidence with both the car and the surface. It's difficult to find the balance with the snowbanks - I tried to use them as friends rather than enemies - but it's amazing. I'm really enjoying it!
16. 02. 2024 12:44 CET 4 flash info (20 - Gryazin Nikolay / Aleksandrov Konstantin): The grip just isn't there in these conditions. I tried to drive well, but in some places there was too much going outside the lines.
16. 02. 2024 12:44 CET 4 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): I'm enjoying it. Now we just need to fix the front of the car, and I'm looking forward to the second loop.
16. 02. 2024 12:43 CET 4 retired (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): broken radiator in SS 4
16. 02. 2024 12:42 CET 4 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): We touched a snowbank quite heavily, somewhere around the 10km mark. I saw Ott and Kalle stopped, which didn't really give me much confidence. It was quite messy; there was really no grip at all.
16. 02. 2024 12:41 CET 4 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): We had to change the tyre, and I don't know if it was due to the cold or the battery, but the wheel gun was not wokring to put the nuts back on so we had to do it by hand. That cost us quite a lot of time.
16. 02. 2024 12:41 CET 4 flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): There were hard conditions. I had to use the snowbanks sometimes, which was not always what I wanted to do.
16. 02. 2024 12:40 CET 4 (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): stopped with damaged rear of his car
16. 02. 2024 12:40 CET 4 (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): puncture
16. 02. 2024 12:39 CET 4 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): We had a really close call with Tänak. We caught him in a really fast corner, flat, nearly 180km/h. He was just at the exit and I didn't see him before - I'm lucky he saw me!
16. 02. 2024 12:39 CET 4 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): They were difficult conditions again. It was really hard to find the balance between pushing enough and being dragged into the loose snow on the outside. We tried to be clean but it wasn't easy.
16. 02. 2024 12:38 CET 4 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): Very difficult conditions but we went through the morning loop.
16. 02. 2024 12:38 CET 4 retired (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): accident in SS 4
16. 02. 2024 12:36 CET 3 flash info (24 - Joona Lauri / Hussi Janni): That was really horrible driving from me. It was so slippery, and I didn't trust the grip too much. The chicane came up faster than I had been expecting, so we lost some time there, but otherweise it was ok. We are through, and now we will keep trying to catch Emil.
16. 02. 2024 12:36 CET 3 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): I had some really nasty hits from the snow, and I felt so sure something was broken on the car. I drove a little bit too cautiously after that. For sure Oliver will be tough to beat, but we are just warming up...
16. 02. 2024 12:35 CET 3 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): The conditions are so tricky. It's not easy to follow when it's so loose - you can't go fully sideways. It's so slippery, and there's probably more snow coming this afternoon, which will make it an even bigger challenge!
16. 02. 2024 12:35 CET 3 flash info (31 - Solans Jan / Sanjuán Rodrigo): Amazing - it's snowing quite a lot. As a Spaniard, I've never expereinced that before! It's very slippery, but we are here to enjoy and try to progress. We will try to push on the last stage of the morning and gain some positions.
16. 02. 2024 12:35 CET 3 flash info (20 - Gryazin Nikolay / Aleksandrov Konstantin): Visibility was ok, but the surface wasn't easy to drive. It feels quite good, to be honest, but let's see what times the others do...
16. 02. 2024 12:34 CET 3 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): I just lost the rear at the first chicane and snapped into a snowbank. I think maybe the pace note was not quite right. Conditions are not easy, but it's still enjoyable - I'm having fun, so, it's no problem.
16. 02. 2024 12:34 CET 3 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It was fairly ok. I had a clean stage with no big time loss anywhere, but at some braking points I was too early - the same problem as yesterday evening. If we can improve that, the times should be a bit better.
16. 02. 2024 12:34 CET 3 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): My driving was horrible, embarrassing. I need to dp better on the next one!
16. 02. 2024 12:33 CET 3 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): It's really difficult. With that much snow, the grip is very low and you see the others are making different lines. You are playing with sometimes grip, somethimes not, but it's good learning.
16. 02. 2024 12:33 CET 3 flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): Of course I like the snowbanks, but not too much! There's a lot of snow, and while the road is for sure cleaning a lot, it's also getting messy which is making the lines disappear.
16. 02. 2024 12:33 CET 3 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): I'm struggling a little bit to find the apex of the corners. Sometimes I'm a bit wide, sometimes too close and I touch a bit the snowbank. It's not easy because the visibility is quite low and we're losing some grip with the snow on top of the road but it's ok - we're still here.
16. 02. 2024 12:33 CET 3 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It's very difficult to see. At the beginning of the stage, there was a lot of fresh snow, but with the visibility the way it is, you don't see it - you can only feel it.
16. 02. 2024 12:32 CET 3 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): I completely lost the rear in a fast place and couldn't recover. We were quite lucky to get away with that. I just tried to hold onto it!
16. 02. 2024 12:32 CET 3 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): It’s really difficult. I don’t see much and there’s not grip.
16. 02. 2024 12:27 CET 2 retired (68 - Milani Oreste / Arena Nicola): technical problem before SS 2
16. 02. 2024 12:26 CET 2 flash info (24 - Joona Lauri / Hussi Janni): It was a tricky stage, even if the conditions are actually better this year than in previous years. It was quite a stable run. The next stage is new for everybody, so we will try to push.
16. 02. 2024 12:26 CET 2 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): I tried to be quite clean in there. It's still quite low-grip. I'm just trying to stay away from the snowbanks! The feeling is really good - it's been a good start.
16. 02. 2024 12:26 CET 2 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): It was very difficult to get any real feeling, with a lot of understeer. It's not easy to drive when it's so tricky.
16. 02. 2024 12:25 CET 2 flash info (31 - Solans Jan / Sanjuán Rodrigo): I made many mistakes. It's my first time here, and I'm still trying to learn and find the grip. In some places it's ok, but then you make a mistake and lose some speed. It's difficult to find the balance. I hope we will learn during the weekend.
16. 02. 2024 12:25 CET 2 flash info (20 - Gryazin Nikolay / Aleksandrov Konstantin): It was quite a tricky stage and not easy to keep the car on the line. We will see what the guys behind do; for sure they have better conditions. Still, we are here to learn and will see how the second pass goes later. The feeling overall is ok, we just need to find the grip.
16. 02. 2024 12:25 CET 2 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): It was ok, still a bit slippery, quite foggy and all white, but all ok.
16. 02. 2024 12:24 CET 2 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): There was one corner where I touched quite heavily. After that, I maybe drove a bit too slow. Maybe that was not a smart idea. I should have used the snowbanks instead.
16. 02. 2024 12:24 CET 2 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): I never seem to have a good flow on this stage. For sure, the road position is better this year, but lets hope EP is not a lot faster.
16. 02. 2024 12:24 CET 2 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): It's difficult. Today is completely different. The temperature is much higher so it gets quite soft. That's something new and it's difficult to find a perfect line, but it's good learning.
16. 02. 2024 12:23 CET 2 flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): It was a nice stage and the car is working well. There is a lot of room to push more. It feels good.
16. 02. 2024 12:23 CET 2 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): It was quite difficult to see the road due to the low visibility and I struggled to have a nice feeling.
16. 02. 2024 12:23 CET 2 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): We tried very hard. It was not really comfortable and everything was just white so in many places, so we were just guessing! The road is clearly evolving...
16. 02. 2024 12:22 CET 2 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): It was tricky. It was really quite low grip and difficult to read the conditions - as expected, I guess!
16. 02. 2024 12:22 CET 2 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): That was very challenging. Visibility was close to zero with the fog - everything looks the same. I think only the real Mayor of Brattby would have loved that stage, but I didn't!
16. 02. 2024 12:22 CET 2 fog
15. 02. 2024 20:51 CET 1 (51 - Johansson Mille / Grönvall Johan): spun
15. 02. 2024 20:24 CET 1 (50 - Matulka Jakub / Dymurski Daniel): missed junction
15. 02. 2024 20:21 CET 1 (46 - Maior Norbert / Maior Francesca): was out of road
15. 02. 2024 20:19 CET 1 (44 - Kohn Filip / Woodburn Tom): missed junction
15. 02. 2024 20:19 CET 1 (45 - Dominguez Diego / Peñate Rogelio): stuck in snowbank
15. 02. 2024 20:09 CET 1 (39 - Viitanen Marko / Suominen Tapio): was out of road
15. 02. 2024 20:06 CET 1 flash info (36 - Sołowow Michał / Baran Maciej): Not good start. It seems very slippery :-)
15. 02. 2024 20:02 CET 1 flash info (25 - Linnamäe Georg / Morgan James): Since beginning of stage, we have issues with power. I dont know why, maye pop off.
15. 02. 2024 19:57 CET 1 flash info (24 - Joona Lauri / Hussi Janni): It was a tricky stage, it was hard to find the braking points but we are through.
15. 02. 2024 19:57 CET 1 flash info (23 - Lindholm Emil / Hämäläinen Reeta): The car is landing nicely on the jumps. It is a big gap to Oliver, he has had a lot of fun there I can see. The grip is incredibly high. It was a little try out tonight, tomorrow the real game starts.
15. 02. 2024 19:51 CET 1 flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): Honestly I am not really happy with my driving on that stage. It is done, the proper action starts tomorrow. It was really slippy on the entry into some corners. I am not so happy but it is fine.
15. 02. 2024 19:49 CET 1 flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): It is fantastic, absolutely amazing, so many people, lights everywhere. I love it. It is fantastic to see all of the fans out there.
15. 02. 2024 19:48 CET 1 flash info (31 - Solans Jan / Sanjuán Rodrigo): I am just trying to make a clean run with no mistakes. There a lot of braking points and I am still finding the grip. At the end I had a clean run and I can't wait to start the rally tomorrow.
15. 02. 2024 19:46 CET 1 flash info (20 - Gryazin Nikolay / Aleksandrov Konstantin): It was good, the grip was good, I was not expecting that. If I had known, I would have been a bit more aggressive.
15. 02. 2024 19:42 CET 1 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): It was slippery, much better behind than in front. Really nice crowd here so far, so good.
15. 02. 2024 19:37 CET 1 flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): I don't know why we lost so much, I guess it shows we do not have enough grip.
15. 02. 2024 19:35 CET 1 flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): It is always OK when the time is on that side of the clock. Just a clean start. This one is always tricky as it is icy so it is tough to find the grip.
15. 02. 2024 19:31 CET 1 flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): I always ask the question at the end of the stage to Louis how the stage felt... a learning weekend, the time is not great but that is normal. I tried to be efficient, maybe too efficient so too slow. We have four passes on this stage so I will make the Red Barn Arena better for the spectators.
15. 02. 2024 19:28 CET 1 flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): That is a good start, EP and Kalle could be quick, but at least a good start...I am really looking forward to tomorrow.
15. 02. 2024 19:27 CET 1 flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): I am happy with my drive. Grip was changing quite sometimes. Sometimes I was too wide and hitting snowbanks.
15. 02. 2024 19:21 CET 1 flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It was a clean drive, just on the first braking, my nut got caught on the other side of the belt so it was a bit painful.
15. 02. 2024 19:15 CET 1 flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): Pretty mixed, ab it of loose snow about...I was probably not brave enough, I lost that line a bit but all OK.
15. 02. 2024 19:12 CET 1 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): It was OK, I don't get the power on the ground, we have to work a bit on the car to get a bit more traction tomorrow...we have to get good braking points, I was struggling a bit.
15. 02. 2024 18:21 CET 1 retired (48 - Bulacia Bruno / Morales Gabriel): didn't start into rally
15. 02. 2024 13:41 CET SHAKEDOWN Runs of drivers codriven by VIP: Lappi (2:47.9), Fourmaux (2:49.0), Tänak (2:49.6), Rovanperä (2:46.1), Katsuta (2:51.5), Munster (2:58.4)
15. 02. 2024 12:57 CET SHAKEDOWN (65 - Burger Kees / Arminen Teemu): jump start
15. 02. 2024 12:43 CET SHAKEDOWN (39 - Viitanen Marko / Suominen Tapio): another jump start
15. 02. 2024 12:42 CET SHAKEDOWN (39 - Viitanen Marko / Suominen Tapio): jump start
15. 02. 2024 12:41 CET SHAKEDOWN retired (48 - Bulacia Bruno / Morales Gabriel): accident in shakedown
15. 02. 2024 12:39 CET SHAKEDOWN flash info (22 - Pajari Sami / Mälkönen Enni): It was really messy. Someone ahead was all over the place - maybe Oliver - and all the snowbanks were in the middle of the road! That meant it was not so easy, but the feeling was good. A lot of the development work on the car was done in conditions like this, and it was really nice to drive.
15. 02. 2024 12:39 CET SHAKEDOWN flash info (21 - Solberg Oliver / Edmondson Elliott): They itch a little bit, but it's ok! They're designed to be lightweight...
15. 02. 2024 12:38 CET SHAKEDOWN flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): For me, this is the most enjoyable rally and the one where I have the most fun. That's what I'm here for. It's getting really tricky out there, though.
15. 02. 2024 12:38 CET SHAKEDOWN flash info (4 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It was a bit like billiards here and there with the banks, but I guess that's the way to do it on this rally, at least in the narrow parts. It was quite fun. We need to use our road position here as much as we can. For sure, I would like to fnish on the podium.
15. 02. 2024 12:37 CET SHAKEDOWN flash info (69 - Rovanperä Kalle / Halttunen Jonne): It's nice to be back. It was not a long break, but it makes you more excited to be back. Let's hope the weather is on our side so we can enjoy the rally and hopefully get a good result.
15. 02. 2024 12:37 CET SHAKEDOWN flash info (13 - Munster Grégoire / Louka Louis): In all the fast sections, I was way too slow, and in the technical stuff, I was sometimes a bit too fast and went into the snowbank. We have plenty to learn this weekend, but we're looking forward to it!
15. 02. 2024 12:37 CET SHAKEDOWN flash info (18 - Katsuta Takamoto / Johnston Aaron): Snow is one of my favourite conditions. I tried to push. I was driving pretty badly, but the car felt really good!
15. 02. 2024 12:36 CET SHAKEDOWN flash info (16 - Fourmaux Adrien / Coria Alexandre): I'm really pleased to be here. The last time I drove on snow was two years ago, and I really like it. There's a lot to learn on this rally. I feel comfortable in the car, I just need to improve my driving in some places and my confidence especially.
15. 02. 2024 12:36 CET SHAKEDOWN flash info (8 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): The first day of recce looked really nice with lots of ice and high grip, but now it's been snowing a bit and it's the opposite, so it's quite a challenge!
15. 02. 2024 12:36 CET SHAKEDOWN flash info (33 - Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott): If that's anything to go by, it's not going to be easy! There's quite a lot of loose snow on top now, so it's not easy to feel our way through.
15. 02. 2024 12:35 CET SHAKEDOWN flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Wydaeghe Martijn): We realised two minutes before the start that we had no intercom, so I took it safe. It wasn't easy - it was a real challenge - and the conditions were really tricky.
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