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83. Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2015

WRC #1WRC2 #1WRC3 #1JWRC #1RGT Cup #1
21. 1. – 25. 1. 2015, Gap - Monaco • asphalt - snow 355.48 km - (cancelled 19.93 km) • total distance including road sections - 1383.15 km • Other years

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SS15
#9
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Fløene Ola
"A great rally for us, hopefully Jari-Matti and Ogier will get here too and make this a 1-2-3."
#12
flagØstberg Mads - Andersson Jonas
Again very lucky, same engine problem again, so we had to stop. I'll be in the new car for Sweden so hopefully it wont happen again. I'm pleased to be here without any mistakes from my side.
#8
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"He was a little faster, so good for him. The rally was difficult, we lost a bit of time near the end."
#7
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
It feels great. I enjoyed the conditions today - and the battle with Dani. This rally is really difficult but it's an honour to drive it.
#5
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
I'm happy to reach the finish, but there's a bit of a feeling of what could have been. In some places there has been a massive step forward from last year but other other times I've not made great choices.
#21
flagProkop Martin - Tománek Jan
A decent result, but the last two days have been dreadful. We can't go on like this. I pushed hard in this stage and the time was awful.
#4
flagLoeb Sébastien - Elena Daniel
"It was great. Okay, disappointed because of the mistake, but I had some pleasure. I enjoyed the rally, a great atmosphere and great to be here."
#3
flagMeeke Kris - Nagle Paul
It's a little drier, still tricky, I had a good stage. We showed good times against Seb, but I want to get results this year.
#14
flagSolberg Henning - Minor Ilka
"One small off in the stage, but a good day. See you in Sweden!"
#17
flagProtasov Yuriy - Cherepin Pavlo
"We have just fourth, fifth and sixth gear - very difficult in the hairpins!"
#6
flagTänak Ott - Mõlder Raigo
I'm really sorry that we had one mistake earlier in the event, but otherwise I think it's been a really positive start to my season with M-Sport.
#18
flagChardonnet Sébastien - de la Haye Thibault
"It was okay, we made some good times"
#37
flagBertelli Lorenzo - Bernacchini Giovanni
I'm happy to get to the finish. I have a new co-driver, a new team. Looking for more improvement on rallies I know better this year.
SS14
#39
flagCamilli Eric - Veillas Benjamin
Camili has hit a rock with the rear, wheel is bent.
#34
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"Koci has hit a tree after a patch of black ice. Okay stage for us, caught 2 guys, we took slowly."
#2
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"Not good. The brakes on this car are not working well. The pads are so glazed, they have no bite. With one stage to go I hope they will be okay."
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
His car has lost both right-hand wheels. He's going no further today / Obě kola na pravé straně uražena
#3
flagMeeke Kris - Nagle Paul
"Really, really slow, I want to save my tyres for the Power Stage."
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
Lost brake pedal and crashed
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
Probably crashed after finish line
#17
flagProtasov Yuriy - Cherepin Pavlo
still without 3rd gear
#6
flagTänak Ott - Mõlder Raigo
"Some tricky icy places. I had to stop and reverse at one point."
#18
flagChardonnet Sébastien - de la Haye Thibault
"It was difficult with my tyres because we had too much pressure in them in the opening stage and destroyed them. Not so good."
#37
flagBertelli Lorenzo - Bernacchini Giovanni
"Tricky, some damp and some ice. My super soft tyres are almost finished at the end but we are okay. I think everybody is in the same situation more or less."
SS13
#43
flagKoči Martin - Kostka Lukáš
"Quite happy with the time, we have to fight for second place."
#41
flagKremer Armin - Wicha Klaus
Not easy with the car, (it's a Super 2000 Skoda, not an R5 spec) There were too many narrow corners but I think it's okay.
#32
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Prévot Stéphane
I don't push. No mistakes. I only want to finish now. I am 2 minutes ahead of Kremer so I am looking only for the finish.
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"We went for a safe tyre choice. Okay, not the optimum for the stage but the most important thing is to try and win this rally."
#2
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
No point to take many risks where I am. I try to learn it for the Power Stage. That's all I can do.
#9
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Fløene Ola
"No problems. Just trying to get safely through. Third place here would be very good."
#8
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"Conditions are tricky in some places, there is ice on the road from the outside and snow from the cuts. I think Turini will be very difficult."
#7
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"My tyres were overheating a little before the finish but otherwise okay - a good stage."
#5
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"The car is working great. Difficult to know what tyres to take, it seemed like the tarmac had a lot of grip."
#21
flagProkop Martin - Tománek Jan
Yeah, he's pushing hard. That was okay. Let's see how the Col de Turini looks. I expect it will be much worse.
#4
flagLoeb Sébastien - Elena Daniel
There's a lot of corner cutting and that has dragged lots of snow in the road that we did not expect.
#14
flagSolberg Henning - Minor Ilka
"The engineers have found a great setting now"
#17
flagProtasov Yuriy - Cherepin Pavlo
"We have some problem with the gearbox. No third gear, and without 3rd the hairpins are not easy."
#6
flagTänak Ott - Mõlder Raigo
A big moment early on, there was a very late call on the pace-note. I had a bit of work to do to straighten it out. It's fine.
#18
flagChardonnet Sébastien - de la Haye Thibault
"Quite slippy at the beginning but it was okay, The finish line is not great - the braking after is short."
#18
flagChardonnet Sébastien - de la Haye Thibault
Pulled straight at the end of the stage
SS12
#43
flagKoči Martin - Kostka Lukáš
The drive-shaft is broken, all the oil drained out and we have only rear-wheel drive. Such a disaster. I came here to fight for points. but I'm happy we can continue and tomorrow we fight.
#17
flagProtasov Yuriy - Cherepin Pavlo
"There is so much to learn. This is my third Monte and my most difficult."
#14
flagSolberg Henning - Minor Ilka
"I went straight off - my fault. I have never driven a stage with tyres like this."
#8
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"We should have taken a stud here. The car was under-steering a lot."
#5
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
The left rear corner is held together by ratchet straps. "Extremely slow, we lost a load of time. I've got a lot more work to do to get the car back to Monaco, but I reckon we'll do it." Levé zadní kolo je zafixováno pásy. "Jel jsem pomalu a ztratil hodně času. Ještě to bude práce dotáhnout do Monaca."
#21
flagProkop Martin - Tománek Jan
I'm not confident at all, but happy that we have got to the end of the day.
#7
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"A really nice stage, the car has really nice balance"
#12
flagØstberg Mads - Andersson Jonas
We have a big engine problem. We drove a few kilometres with three cylinders, and we had to stop completely to reset it. I don't know exactly what it is.
#9
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Fløene Ola
"Hats off to my weather crew. A great job."
#2
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
I don't understand, I have no intention to catch him, but I really enjoyed this stage, I have a great rhythm.
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"It's a beautiful stage, but in these conditions my studded tyres were the safe option." Did you have a moment? "No. That’s wrong". / "Krásná zkouška, ale v těchto podmínkách byly pneu s hřeby bezpečnou volbou." Měl jste krizovku? "Ne, neměl."
#4
flagLoeb Sébastien - Elena Daniel
"We tried to use the slicks to see how it was. I had to be very careful in the middle bit. Not my best stage."
#3
flagMeeke Kris - Nagle Paul
"We tried the crossover combination of 2 studded and 2 super softs. I had a spin and lost 10 or 12 seconds - I could have been faster!"
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"Very difficult because we have handbrake failure. So with slicks, on ice and no handbrake - not easy. I had the throw the car sideways into hairpins. Much more ice than I expected."
#18
flagChardonnet Sébastien - de la Haye Thibault
"It was the same as every year. All dry except for four or five kilometres of ice and snow."
SS11
#34
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
Finally! I have to take my hat off to my engineer, he's made a big, big, big improvement. After our test I thought I knew how to set the car up - but now we are on the correct set-up. My rally starts here!
#43
flagKoči Martin - Kostka Lukáš
"I think we have a puncture. We must check. We had the same super-soft tyres as Lefebvre."
#32
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Prévot Stéphane
"The first dry stage. A good run, the time should be okay."
#17
flagProtasov Yuriy - Cherepin Pavlo
"We have a soft and snow tyre cross. Okay, probably not the best here but it should be better on the next one."
#6
flagTänak Ott - Mõlder Raigo
I'm giving myself some time to get the confidence back. The car is fine. In 30 minutes the mechanics made it like new.
#7
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"Not easy, in a few places the super-softs were overheating a little, but they should be a better option for the stage to come."
#9
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Fløene Ola
"It was okay. Trying to be fast and clever at the same time."
#2
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"Good stage! Really fast places and some bumps so it’s good to drive in fully dry conditions. Car is good! We have soft tyres"
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"Yeah, a good stage, no problems for us. Soft tyres."
#4
flagLoeb Sébastien - Elena Daniel
"Nothing special in this stage."
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"This stage was very bumpy and difficult."
SS10
#6
flagTänak Ott - Mõlder Raigo
"Caught out on a gravel section"
#34
flagBreen Craig - Martin Scott
"Its a bit like dancing on Ice"
#42
flagLategan Henk - White Barry
Stopped in stage
#43
flagKoči Martin - Kostka Lukáš
"One of the hardest stages I have ever done, the fight continues"
#32
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Prévot Stéphane
I am pushing on the dry, the stage wasn't to bad, I will see what the gap is to Martin before the next stage
#17
flagProtasov Yuriy - Cherepin Pavlo
"I never used to like this stage before, very difficult"
#18
flagChardonnet Sébastien - de la Haye Thibault
"It was on a ice section I was driving carefully, I tried to push in places but when I braked we hit a wall on a slow corner, we are lucky to get to the finish"
#14
flagSolberg Henning - Minor Ilka
"Just a steady run through. I want to get to the finish"
#21
flagProkop Martin - Tománek Jan
It wasn't possible to enjoy, I lost confidence early in the stage, I am happy to finish the stage
#8
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"It is very difficult conditions and I had a spin and bounced back onto the road"
#5
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"It felt like we went quite hard on the clean bits, a few close calls but that is the nature of the stage"
#12
flagØstberg Mads - Andersson Jonas
Very very tricky, we are on slick tyres and there is a big part of the stage in Ice, some parts I want to open the door and push with my legs it doesn't move very well
#9
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Fløene Ola
"No issues, we took it careful and it was a clean stage for us"
#2
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"Not sure if Ogier had a problem, I spun at the beginning of the stage, difficult stage, maybe a bit too safe"
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"Everything OK, we were very safe on tyre choice, I have nothing to play for, it was risky for me"
#3
flagMeeke Kris - Nagle Paul
"A lot more ice than I was expecting, we were on the harder slick so on the ice we struggled, we took no chances on the ice but good on the dry tarmac"
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"I was only driving, The position is very very tricky our gravel crew did a very good job, it was a very difficult stage but I drive well"
SS8
#4
flagLoeb Sébastien - Elena Daniel
It happened when I hit a little bit a wall in an icy place. Not too hard, but something - I don't know exactly what - is wrong. It can happen, but in this road position, I had to tried something different with my tyres. I tried really hard and did a mistake. Now I will try to get back to service.
#21
flagProkop Martin - Tománek Jan
"Very difficult to know if our studded tyres were the best for the afternoon. The road was clear a lot of the time and we were sliding about on the studs."
#5
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"A bit of a frustrating afternoon with the tyre choices we made. Apart from a spin on Stage 6 it has been okay."
#7
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
I'm probably the driver with the least experience here. I've learned a lot.
#9
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Fløene Ola
"A lot of sideways driving - it was quite fun."
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"We had a massive moment at high speed. We went off, and thanks to the spectators we got back, then later at a junction we went off again, slid on the snow, hit a tree and punctured the tyre. We drove 10km like that."
SS7
#4
flagLoeb Sébastien - Elena Daniel
"I thought I had a good stage but I lost about 5sec in a hairpin. It was slippery I pushed really hard. My tyre choice was not bad."
#14
flagSolberg Henning - Minor Ilka
"I went straight on at a junction and had to reverse."
#3
flagMeeke Kris - Nagle Paul
Very dirty, but we were on a different tyre choice. I didn't do much testing with the crossover, but I'm happy with how it performed.
#2
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"I was expecting conditions to be better in there. There was snow near the start and lots of slippery mud near the end. "I have snow tyres all round. I'm not sure if it was the best choice but I felt okay." / "Čekal jsem lepší podmínky. Na začátku byl sníh a ke konci hodně bláta. Měl jsem 4 zimní gumy, nejsem si jist, zda to byla dobrá volba, ale cítil jsem se dobře."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"Very slippery and I do not have good tyre choice."
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"Lots of mud and snow about but it was more complicated on the first loop."
#18
flagChardonnet Sébastien - de la Haye Thibault
Very slippery and dirty, and lots of mud about, but it's the first stage I've enjoyed driving today.
SS6
#4
flagLoeb Sébastien - Elena Daniel
"I told him [Ogier] before the stage that I thought it was better to take the studded tyres here. That I had the wrong ones. I was a little surprised by the amount of snow and ice in there. But in the end it was okay for us. A decent time."
#6
flagTänak Ott - Mõlder Raigo
"I was surprised by the amount of snow and ice in there."
#3
flagMeeke Kris - Nagle Paul
It's got colder since the safety note crews went through. There is ice where they said it was clear. You have to drive it as you see it.
#7
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"You really need four studded tyres in here."
#12
flagØstberg Mads - Andersson Jonas
With no studs in there it's scary
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
I don't speak to the radio anymore.
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"It's slippery in there and also a lot of fog out there so we took it steady." / "Klouže to a je tam mlha, jeli jsme opatrně." měl křížem zimní a pneu s hřeby
#18
flagChardonnet Sébastien - de la Haye Thibault
"We pushed quite a lot at the end, but on four snow tyres without studs it was difficult - especially at the start. On the next stage it should be a little drier."
SS5
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"We tried to make some cuts and put some snow on the road for the cars behind, we try to make an advantage."
#4
flagLoeb Sébastien - Elena Daniel
"Sometime you have to fight. Very, very muddy and I have to take big, big risks to drive like this."
#21
flagProkop Martin - Tománek Jan
It's tricky to adjust to the surface changes, but I'm happy with the clean run so far.
#5
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
We touched a bank in a slippery section near the start. That's what happens when you lose your studs.
#3
flagMeeke Kris - Nagle Paul
"Good notes from our safety crew, even though spectators are throwing more snow on here and there."
#7
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
The road conditions are definitely getting worse, especially near the end. Sometimes the spectators are throwing snow on the road, sometimes it's the cars in front. Our gravel notes are often wrong as a result.
#12
flagØstberg Mads - Andersson Jonas
"You have to be happy for every stage you get through here! Try to go straight and you end up going sideways."
#2
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
It was messy in some places. The snow is in the road. I had a smooth run, but I couldn't do much better than that. It's okay. I have a strategy.
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
We lost all the studs in the asphalt on the second stage, so wherever there is ice it's very tough. Not easy to survive.
SS4
#17
flagProtasov Yuriy - Cherepin Pavlo
front left puncture
#4
flagLoeb Sébastien - Elena Daniel
"I started to push hard again. I did a little mistake."
#8
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"Not bad, I thought my time would be better but all in all was good."
#5
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
"The cars in front are cutting a lot, so there is a lots of mud on the road."
#7
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"Difficult - I hardly recognize the road after the recce, the notes from the gravel crew are hard to use."
#12
flagØstberg Mads - Andersson Jonas
"Quite okay but the speed is not good enough. Maybe not perfect on the tyres - I tried to save them because there was lots of asphalt - I have no more studs."
#9
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Fløene Ola
"Not a good stage - the rhythm was terrible, but okay, we tried to save some studs for the next stage."
#2
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"I feel more comfortable now. Certainly a lot better than the first one."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
It was difficult because I didn't manage to keep the studs.
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"Yeah, okay. That was icy and tricky"
SS3
#4
flagLoeb Sébastien - Elena Daniel
A lot of fog, so you have to trust your notes 100 per cent - and on a new stage that's tricky.
#6
flagTänak Ott - Mõlder Raigo
Really. really crazy conditions. I'm keeping my own rhythm so all good for us.
#21
flagProkop Martin - Tománek Jan
"Okay - no problems for us. The fog at the beginning knocked my confidence at bit. Happy to get through."
#5
flagEvans Elfyn - Barritt Daniel
It was okay. It didn't feel too wild - I just tried to be neat and tidy. The right tyre choice too, I think.
#3
flagMeeke Kris - Nagle Paul
"Quite difficult to find my rhythm with such a fog!"
#9
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Fløene Ola
"What a stage! I thought today would be easier than last night - but no. There was more ice than I expected and in the fog there was no visibility at all - not ideal when you are trying to see where the grip is."
#2
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
I took it very steady. Very demanding conditions and it's a long rally. Lots of black ice and fog here. No reason to take any kind of risk. There are good stages to come.
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
All okay but very slippery. We didn't have full studs because our gravel crew said there was only 4km ice. It was more like 10km. And fog too. We took it cautiously.
#18
flagChardonnet Sébastien - de la Haye Thibault
Very difficult. I didn't take any risks. Very slippery at beginning and some thick fog too. After yesterday I decided to build experience and confidence.
SS2
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"We spun, and when we were in reverse we lost the lights and the alternator I think. First I lost all lights then the car was switching on and off. We managed to reset it and get going - which is the main thing - but we lost a lot of time."
#4
flagLoeb Sébastien - Elena Daniel
It was okay but a lot of gravel everywhere in every corner. I had a good tyre choice for the first stage but it wasn't the best for the second. I passed two cars in there - I'm not sure who they were.
#15
flagBouffier Bryan - Panseri Xavier
Has been off the road
#21
flagProkop Martin - Tománek Jan
Okay for us. Quite clear, no problems. It was my aim to be here ready for day two, so I'm happy with that
#7
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
The stage is very dangerous, so I had to keep a safe pace. Still, it feels good to be here, it's the first time I have reached the end of the opening day of the Monte!
#12
flagØstberg Mads - Andersson Jonas
"Difficult to find a rhythm. Not a good stage."
#9
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Fløene Ola
It was okay. I'm playing it very carefully. Lots of black ice so I'm taking no risks. I have fitted two snow tyres and two with studs. I think it was the right choice.
#2
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"Not a good stage. We have a problem with the boot - it was opening and that was distracting."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
I'm very happy to be here because the stage was difficult. I was surprised by my time on the first one. First on the road is very difficult and I have done a wrong tyre choice for this one. Studs were the correct choice for the first stage - but not this one.
SS1
#18
flagChardonnet Sébastien - de la Haye Thibault
After four or five corners I found some snow and hit a big stone on the right rear. It was difficult to get the car through the stage. I don't know if we can continue tonight.
#32
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Prévot Stéphane
"We had a big moment a couple of kilometers before the finish."
#4
flagLoeb Sébastien - Elena Daniel
So much ice around. It didn't feel like we were going fast at all. Three kilometres before the end I told [my co-driver] Daniel 'That's it, I've stopped - completely stopped' That's really how it felt. And then we saw the time!
#16
flagKubica Robert - Szczepaniak Maciej
"One moment, we went straight on in a braking zone. We have a lot of understeer"
#6
flagTänak Ott - Mõlder Raigo
So difficult, but we didn't have any moments - and we saw that many people did. I feel so good to be back in a factory team. I'm doing my best and trying to be as relaxed as possible.
#15
flagBouffier Bryan - Panseri Xavier
I didn't expect it would be this slippery. I had two moments and I'm happy to be here. For a first stage it was very difficult!
#8
flagSordo Dani - Martí Marc
"I lost time in the first split. I braked too late, went off and stalled the engine. My co-driver Marc had to get out to help push us out of the ditch."
#21
flagProkop Martin - Tománek Jan
When you try to go fast it's impossible
#3
flagMeeke Kris - Nagle Paul
Conditions are really tricky, but I'm happy!
#7
flagNeuville Thierry - Gilsoul Nicolas
"I struggled a lot but I tried to be very smooth with this difficult conditions."
#12
flagØstberg Mads - Andersson Jonas
"We have no word to describe this stage. I tried to avoid mistakes."
#9
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Fløene Ola
"Very tricky stage. I did go with no risk. Not easy at all. It will be better and better for each driver."
#2
flagLatvala Jari-Matti - Anttila Miikka
"It’s only 12s gap but this conditions are so demanding that u can loose minutes if you make a mistake"
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Ingrassia Julien
"Almost full ice everywhere, little grip. I tried to drive very carefully. Not an easy one to start the rally"
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