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51. RallyRACC Catalunya - Costa Daurada 2015

22. 10. – 25. 10. 2015, Salou • asphalt - gravel 331.25 km • Other years
WRC #12WRC 2 #12JWRC #6WRC 3 #12Drive Dmack Cup #5
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Volkswagen Polo R WRC
WOB VW 141
Volkswagen Motorsport II
RC1
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Final results

1. overall - 1. class RC1 - 1. WRC

Stage results

1. legTimePos.km/hs/kmOverallPos. after
SS1 Barcelona (3.20 km)3:40.73.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
52.20.913:40.73.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"Not a perfect one. I didn't scrub my tyres like I did last year. It was okay but I braked too late for the first corner and then I made a mistake at a hairpin. So not perfect, but I saved some tyres for tomorrow."
SS2 Móra d’Ebre - Ascó 1 (9.62 km)6:00.89.
9. class RC1

9. WRC
96.00.549:41.55.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
"Not easy to see much in this dust. For me the three minute gap is not enough"
SS3 Caseres 1 (12.50 km)7:35.49.
9. class RC1

9. WRC
98.80.7617:16.98.
8. class RC1

8. WRC
"I haven't been finding the perfect rhythm. My driving is okay but I need to find that fighting rhythm."
SS4 Bot 1 (6.50 km)4:17.611.
11. class RC1

11. WRC
90.80.9421:34.58.
8. class RC1

8. WRC
"It was a bit better than the previous stage but I'm not very happy with my driving this morning to be honest. I'm not attacking enough. I'm thinking too much about the next round in Wales."
SS5 Terra Alta 1 (35.68 km)23:37.25.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
90.60.4645:11.77.
7. class RC1

7. WRC
"I lost the brakes for many kilometres. They came back later but I couldn't trust them. We'll go and bleed them now."
SS6 Móra d’Ebre - Ascó 2 (9.62 km)5:51.58.
8. class RC1

8. WRC
98.50.3251:03.27.
7. class RC1

7. WRC
"The brakes are working well now. I have to look after the tyres. I thought I drove cleverly."
SS7 Caseres 2 (12.50 km)7:22.07.
7. class RC1

7. WRC
101.80.2958:25.27.
7. class RC1

7. WRC
"I'm trying to save my tyres as much as I can. This was an okay stage. Not perfect but clever driving."
SS8 Bot 2 (6.50 km)4:07.710.
10. class RC1

10. WRC
94.50.511:02:32.97.
7. class RC1

7. WRC
"I made a mistake in a left-hander. I lost one or two seconds. I still can't find the perfect stage."
SS9 Terra Alta 2 (35.68 km)23:02.93.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
92.90.381:25:35.86.
6. class RC1

6. WRC
"It has been better and better with each stage. Not perfect, but I'm happy with this stage."
2. leg
SS10 Porrera (7.43 km)5:17.53.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
84.20.351:30:53.36.
6. class RC1

6. WRC
SS11 La Figuera 1 (26.26 km)14:42.24.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
107.20.371:45:35.54.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"An okay stage."
SS12 Poboleda 1 (10.63 km)5:39.83.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
112.60.331:51:15.33.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
SS13 Capafonts 1 (19.80 km)10:52.22.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
109.30.252:02:07.53.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"I was hoping to catch up some places today on tarmac. This was a nice stage, I was really careful."
SS14 La Figuera 2 (26.26 km)14:39.33.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
107.50.112:16:46.82.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"Struggling a bit with understeer but this was the best stage of the rally for me."
SS15 Poboleda 2 (10.63 km)5:42.33.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
111.80.202:22:29.12.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"I was not so happy with the beginning. I thought I had a puncture. After five or six corners I realized I didn't."
SS16 Capafonts 2 (19.80 km)10:50.02.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
109.70.252:33:19.13.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"Jari-Matti did a very good job in here I must say. It's not easy for me to go faster in the corners because then I get more understeer. Of course I want to fight but he's a good driver."
SS17 Salou (2.24 km)2:34.25.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
52.30.362:35:53.33.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
3. leg
SS18 Els Guiamets 1 (6.80 km)3:48.31.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
107.22:39:41.63.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"An okay start, a bit careful in places. Not perfect but okay. I've not given up on the fight with Jari-Matti."
SS19 Pratdip 1 (19.30 km)10:51.01.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
106.72:50:32.63.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"I enjoyed it. I did the best I could with the experience I have here but I expect Jari-Matti to be quicker here."
SS20 Duesaigües 1 (12.10 km)7:54.72.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
91.80.042:58:27.33.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"Not really a perfect stage, not really happy but a good morning loop. Looks like we are set for an exciting repeat loop. Trying to go as fast as I can without going absolutely crazy."
SS21 Els Guiamets 2 (6.80 km)3:47.81.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
107.53:02:15.12.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"I'm enjoying the moment and the fight."
SS22 Pratdip 2 (19.30 km)10:57.88.
8. class RC1

8. WRC
105.60.353:13:12.92.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"A spin just after the start line. I tried to push after that."
SS23 Duesaigües 2 [Power Stage] (12.10 km)7:51.91.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
92.33:21:04.81.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
"I don't really know what to say. Of course not the way I wanted to win my first rally. It's unreal! We struggled on gravel but we pushed like hell on tarmac. We gave everything we could. I'm sure I'll cry on the road section!"

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Models

Volkswagen Polo R WRC

#9 Mikkelsen Andreas - Fløene Ola

 

 

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conversion (original model)

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