Rally Liepāja 2015
6. 2. – 8. 2. 2015, Liepāja • snow - ice 207.13 km - (cancelled 1.40 km) • Other years
"Conditions are quite bad, there are some places where visibility is only 40 to 50 metres. When you see you have been beaten by 2 wheel drive car you know it is not good."
"Very difficult, nothing to see... Very easy to do a mistake and drive out."
"We went off on the stage and we got stuck. We struggled on the first stage and I tried to push a bit more and it was a big mistake."
"Now it is nice. In some places there is some quite deep snow. I am relaxed now, we do not have to do anything stupid."
"The same as first one but better. It was really slippy. Difficult to see the road, a little bit snow and foggy."
"Blind... really blind. The beginning was okay, but at the end it was really hard. We are cleaning, I think maybe the 20th position is the best position."
"I had a bit of a spin and we lost a bit of time, but no issues. No stress at all, we will be fine."
"Kajetanowicz is on a tight hairpin left, he has fallen into the apex. We had a perfect day. We lost all the studs, so we had a really hairy last 10 kilometres."
My position on the road wasn't good to be fast this morning. This afternoon, we had a bad tyre choice.
"We have one big moment, went sideways towards a tree! You go 10cm out of the line, you get a moment.."
"For me I am a tarmac driver so it was very hard for me. I was just trying to stay on the road."
"One of fthe most difficult stages of my life. In the snow, I do not see anything, my lamps are too low, I do not see anything."
"Now was really difficult, so long stage, all stage is snowing. It is difficult to drive with extra light. I am happy, but it was big fun. Hard work, but big fun."
"I take the narrow tyre and it is not a good choice."
"Like hell and heaven! Grip is fantastic! One big mistake, lost the braking, stalled and went out.."
"Something is wrong with the power steering. I have no much power to drive the car."
"Very bumpy at the beginning, at 3km in we lost turbo. Lost a lot here.."
We didn't brake early enough and we off road to avoid crashing into a tree.
"I went out off the road at the beginning of the stage. I don’t know how much time I lost."
"The start position is very bad for me. Very tricky stages."
"We are quite happy, we are taking it easy, we did not want to finish out of the road. It is new to me, so the pace notes are not always appropriate."
"I hope Alexey is okay. Stage is very difficult.. gets worse and worse every year here!"
"Perfect stage, incredible. So long, very different. Sometimes a good grip, sometimes very slippery."
"It’s very hard to stay on the road. I have no confidence with a lot of aquaplaning"
Big greeting to Estonian fans. Extremely difficult conditions, still can't see what gear we have..
"Now long stage, I am learning with the car. I went too much sidewys and bad brake points. Everything very different (to driving Mitsubishi last year)".
"The stage is really really nice, but conditions are extremely difficult.. no lines."
So tricky, you can't imagine. So much snow with water. I was twice off the road.
"It’s not a winter rally, it’s just slush. Incredible conditions. Not a bad time."
"Everything okay, perfect car, perfect tyres, but I drive very bad!"
"The grip was very very bad. Tried to be fast, but no confidence to go fast."
"Incredible. I push hard at the start of the stage and later I stayed in the line. Happy to be here."
"Learning, learning with the car! Conditions are really bad, raining.. not good for me."
off the road
"Very slippery, we clean the road, so time is not so good. It will be better 2nd time."
"Unfortunately the weather changing so completely different conditions. Really slippery."
"This is not a good feeling first in the road, very slipery."