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52. RallyRACC Catalunya - Costa Daurada 2016

13. 10. – 16. 10. 2016, Salou • asphalt - gravel 321.08 km • Other years
WRC #12WRC 2 #12WRC 3 #12Drive Dmack Cup #5
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Volkswagen Polo R WRC
[WOB VW 529]
Volkswagen Motorsport
RC1
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Final results

14. overall - 11. class RC1 - 14. WRC

Stage results

1. legTimePos.km/hs/kmOverallPos. after
SS1 Barcelona (asphalt) (3.20 km)3:59.615.
13. class RC1

15. WRC
48.13.753:59.615.
13. class RC1

15. WRC
"I thought the driving was okay but the time is bad."
SS2 Caseres 1 (gravel) (12.50 km)7:44.55.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
96.90.3711:44.16.
6. class RC1

6. WRC
"Everything is okay. We could have been better, and we had a few moments, but overall I feel we are there in the race."
SS3 Bot 1 (gravel) (6.50 km)4:12.01.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
92.915:56.16.
6. class RC1

6. WRC
SS4 Terra Alta 1 (gravel & asphalt) (38.95 km)25:48.71.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
90.541:44.83.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"The beginning was a bit difficult, a lot of standing water, but on the Tarmac it was fantastic and after that I had better grip. I felt very comfortable."
SS5 Caseres 2 (gravel) (12.50 km)14:57.355.
16. class RC1

55. WRC
50.233.6056:42.122.
16. class RC1

22. WRC
stopped
damaged suspension
SS6 Bot 2 (gravel) (6.50 km)11:06.053.
16. class RC1

53. WRC
35.164.621:07:48.140.
16. class RC1

40. WRC
SS7 Terra Alta 2 (gravel & asphalt) (38.95 km)31:50.143.
16. class RC1

43. WRC
73.410.781:39:38.241.
16. class RC1

41. WRC
2. leg
SS8 Vilaplana (asphalt) (6.28 km)4:03.41.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
92.91:43:41.639.
16. class RC1

39. WRC
"The car is fantastic. I have a very good feeling to drive it. I was very disappointed yesterday - I turned too early in a corner and hit the armco. I can be angry but that doesn't help. What can I do today? Some good times."
SS9 Alcover-Capafonts 1 (asphalt) (19.93 km)11:05.91.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
107.71:54:47.536.
16. class RC1

36. WRC
SS10 Querol 1 (asphalt) (21.26 km)11:16.23.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
113.20.162:06:03.728.
16. class RC1

28. WRC
"I have been feeling a little bit lost recently but now I have the confidence back. In Corsica I was blaming the car but the fault was the driver..."
SS11 El Montmell 1 (asphalt) (24.14 km)12:36.53.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
114.90.382:18:40.223.
16. class RC1

23. WRC
"We lost time early in the stage where it was surprisingly wet and dirty. I had to be careful there and did what I could to make up time near the end."
SS12 Alcover-Capafonts 2 (asphalt) (19.93 km)11:42.418.
12. class RC1

18. WRC
102.12.032:30:22.622.
15. class RC1

22. WRC
right front puncture
SS13 Querol 2 (asphalt) (21.26 km)11:16.32.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
113.20.092:41:38.920.
15. class RC1

20. WRC
SS14 El Montmell 2 (asphalt) (24.14 km)12:31.52.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
115.60.092:54:10.420.
15. class RC1

20. WRC
"It was a good one, I have to say, but in my mind I remembered my puncture on the first stage so I was careful in the cuts - not too deep."
SS15 Salou (asphalt) (2.24 km)2:33.75.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
52.50.312:56:44.119.
14. class RC1

19. WRC
"Generally a good day. I have been pleased with the performance overall. Okay, the puncture was a disappointment, but I have found the speed and confidence that I have been missing for a few events."
3. leg
SS16 Pratdip 1 (asphalt) (19.30 km)11:04.65.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
104.50.333:07:48.717.
13. class RC1

17. WRC
"In a way it's nice to be driving in the dark, there's a different atmosphere. On the road there are some damp patches, so I was not at full attack. I had something in reserve."
SS17 Duesaigües 1 (asphalt) (12.10 km)8:00.41.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
90.73:15:49.116.
13. class RC1

16. WRC
"The grip levels were a surprise - more damp sections than I expected. I backed off in some places."
SS18 Pratdip 2 (asphalt) (19.30 km)10:53.11.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
106.43:26:42.215.
12. class RC1

15. WRC
"Fine for us but not easy. Even more damp patches than this morning I think. The first seven or eight kilometres were difficult. Better after. For the Power Stage I will try my best for the three points."
SS19 Duesaigües 2 (asphalt) [Power Stage] (12.10 km)7:55.81.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
91.63:34:38.014.
11. class RC1

14. WRC
"It was a good stage, very good. The car, the brakes, everything is much better than last year here. My confidence is back. I have been lost for some rallies now I want a good finish to the season."

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