6. Rally di Roma Capitale 2018
ERC #5 • ERC 2 #5 • ERC 3 #5 • RGT Cup #3 • ERC Ladies #5 • ERC Junior U27 #3 • ERC Junior U28 #3 • Italy #6 (coef 1) • Italy 2WD #5 (coef 1)
20. 7. – 22. 7. 2018, Roma • asphalt 205.97 km - (cancelled 28.60 km) • Other years
"Today it was better, but in the afternoon we had little problem with handbrake. But it was fun, I liked this rally and I hope to be back next year."
"There are different ways how to make points. It was really complicated, we had overheating engine, punctures, problems with fuel pump, but my team after my crash on Monday test almost built new car, so they did great job."
I'm very happy, the position is very good. We are lucky guys, no punctures, no big technical problems, we are very happy.
I'm happy to finish, it's one of the toughest events in the calendar. I'm looking forward to Barum.
Terrible stage for the finish. Bad rally for us, we had a crash yesterday, but I hope next rally will be better. I'm looking forward to Zlín.
I'm happy because we made it to the end of this difficult races. Stages were very tough, we had many problems, but it was good experience, I'm happy.
Very difficult weekend, we had lot of problems yesterday with the engine. But we have more points than we expected, so it's good.
"This was good fun. Disappointing weekend, hopefully we will be back next year and with better result. The general pace is really high, guys are very competetive."
"Not easy, we had many technical problems. But thanks to my team, they prepared the car and we did the job and won the race. We won the Roma rally for the second time and we have a chance to win the ERC2 championship."
It feels like victory for us, we were fighting heavily for it, this is amazing, I'm really happy. This was really different rally.
"The rally was fantastic, yesterday very long day, today different characteristic, but amazing rally."
The rally is great. We didn't like the tarmac because we didn't do it well and had no experience.
It wasn't weekend like we wanted, but we are in the finish. We had a fun in this last stage. We enjoyed it, but the rest of the rally was not perfect.
The weekend was amazing, I was waiting for this moment quite long time, I'm rally happy. Thanks to everyone who supports us!
"We are really happy to be here, I want to thank to the whole team."
I'm not happy for the result, but it's racing. We had some problems during the weekend, that's it.
We had some problems with the car, but we won the RGT, so it's good.
Not happy, for us it wasn't good rally. Today many problems with the gears, lot of works on the car to improve.
We used to come here as kids, it's beautiful evening also today. We are happy where we are, we of course can improve, but we are happy.
"Nice time in the stage, good."
I turned here little earlier than expected. But I'm happy with the weekend, I tried my best and we showed good pace.
I don't know what to say, I will keep trying. It's bad luck, I believe that this experience will make our pace better. Maybe on Barum.
We were trying to do something. This stage was fun, although on cold tyres you can't do eveyrthing.
"We were worried before the stage because small mistake could ruin everything, but we managed it and had fun. Thanks to everyone in the team!"
"We made some donuts for people. It was amazing weekend, beautiful environment. Unfortunately we had problems yesterday, but we stayed competetive."
"We are happy, fantastic race. Thanks to my team, sponsors and rally organizers."
"It was very tough rally, the end was very funny and for spectators, we are now happy. We learned a lot. We loook forward to next tarmac challenge."
The feeling is great, we finished third on the podium. It was big battle with European and Italian drivers, before the rally we didn't expect this. It's like dream, thanks to everyone, who is with us.
"We could get some points, the rally was difficult with lot of good drivers. We tried to push and to be on the podium, unfortunately we had some issues yesterday."
Only experience, we had clean rally. On previous rallies we had unlucky and bad moments so I'm happy that we went clean and steadily here.
I'm happy, we showed really promising speed, thanks to the organizers to this incredible rally.
It was different experience, good fun. But I'm looking forward to gravel.
I think very good, it's first ERC rally for us and we are very close to the finish.
"This was my favourite stage, I loved it. Great rally, thanks to the team."
"It was better than in the morning. Today was only about the leg points."
We had to start with cold tyres and it wasn't safe. I tried to improve my driving style mainly.
"In the beginning we had a big moment because of cold tyres, but then it was big attack."
Car blocking the road, stage stopped
"We tried to push hard, but we had to slow down at the accident. Now long way to Rome."
"I had to stop in the stage, I hope they correct our time because we had a good pace."
"We are having fun, we had the last spin now. We are almost finished, great experience."
Before the rally we expected more, I know the times are not good. I don't trust the pacenotes, I hope the Barum rally will be much better for us.
In the last stage we took it quite flatout, it was the team order to keep the ERC3. I'm very happy to work with this team.
"This stage was not so bad, we have some little problems, but not so bad."
"This stage was not so bad, we have some little problems, but not so bad."
"It was not a good weekend for us, the gearbox was sometimes stuck on third and fourth gear. I hope in Barum it will be better."
Amazing weekend, so exciting. I thought it would be easier going here second time, so I'm happy that we came through.
"Very good, we found a good setup for the car. Shame we had a spin on the long stage."
So far no mistakes, one more stage to go. We want to keep the peugeot behind, but he is fast. I'm happy with my pace.
"Not really good weekend, we had some problems yesterday which ruined the rally. Hard to find the motivation. I look forward for the Barum rally."
"Shame because we had good pace yesterday and were fighting with Luykanuk but we were excluded by ourselves."
Yesterday was not the best, but today is better and everything is good. We work with our mistakes for the future. I'm little bit satisfied.
"It seems we are in good position, we can be happy. But everything can happen, fingers crossed. The car is OK, it works."
"We are unlucky, two stages today were cancelled. I wanted to fight for the victory."
"Just one more stage left, only few hundred meters. In the end we were quite happy, although it was difficult weekend for us. We learned a lot."
"Good weekend for us, we had good speed and did not do big mistakes. The car and team worked well. Not long way for the short final stage."
"We know that Italian championship is on tarmac one of the best, we had to go flatout."
Quite tough learning, stages here are quite special. Sometimes it was frustrating to miss the speed. After previous rallies it's now better to back off and finish the rally.
"Really promising weekend for the whole team, we showed good pace. We were improving all the time."
It's getting better and better, there some ups and downs, we are learning step by step.
Accident, blocking the route
"Everything is OK. Not easy stage, but I like it, long stage."
I'm really happy with this stage, everything is fine.
"Unfortunately we have a problem with the handbrake. Start of this stage was very difficult, we had a spin."
"Very good stage, but everything is hot. It was a pleasure, now I just want to finish the rally."
"Zero spins. The tarmac is not demanding, but it needs practice."
"We have a problem with electronic transmission system, we just need to get to the finish."
"We have again problem with trasnimissions."
"We tried to push little bit, but after yesterday we have no speed which we would need. Difficult stage."
"It was quite hard, until the middle of the stage the pace was good, then the car started to slide."
"We have a problem with differential."
"We still miss two gears, we need to finish only."
"The stages is incredible, the grip is changing a lot. But incredible stage, so much fun."
"Good, we tried our best, time is not so bad."
"Really really great stage, tough for tyres and brakes. I was balancing on the edge with brakes in the end."
"To be honest I tried to push more, I enjoed it. This is the stage where you can really flow."
Difficult stage, I feel no confidence, no comfort, maybe it's because the tyres are overheated.
"First time for us in this stage. We did our best."
"Long stage for us, for the car and tyres."
Pretty good, we just need to manage it to the finish. I'm focused on U28 podium.
"OK, we tried, we are happy, two proper stages left to the finish."
"Clean stage, no problem with the gravel, only the temperature is high."
"The car is getting better, we will see what guys behind will do. We will go fast and wait."
"It was bad stage for us, we had a spin in a hairpin right after start and had to reverse."
"Really good fun. Still the tyres are too soft."
It's hard stage for sure. We did some setup changes, we take it like test, sometimes it was better, sometimes worse.
"We try to save the brakes, these stages are not good for this car."
"We have some problem with the engine power, we will discuss with the team and will see."
Last stage was horrible, but we changed the setup on the road section and it's much better now. I did stupid mistake yesterday, small mistake in the pacenotes, the car is absolutely OK.
"The previous one was not so good, this one was better. But my rhythm is not the best, we had some problems with the car in the road section."
Quite bad, we try to improve our driving style, I don't drive very well.
This stage is very nice, very fast. We were always flatout, I don't know the times but I'm happy to be here.
"Everything is OK."
Really really fast special stages. We try to do every stage clean and fast. It's fun for me and my co-driver.
The brakes are now better. It feels OK right now, I'm happy so far.
"We are getting experience and taking it easy."
The car is perfect, but I don't have the right speed. It's getting better, but it's not perfect.
"We are feeling quite good, no risk today."
"No gearbox, we are stuck on the second from the beginning of the stage."
"Good stage for me."
Little mistake on this one, we didn't lost much time. Very exciting stages. We are making steps forward.
"This stage was a lot better than the previous one."
It's OK, I was slighty cautious, it could be better, but it's like it is. We maybe change the car in service.
"Little bit too technial for me, we lost some time. I like faster stages. But we had clean morning."
"This stage was joy to drive. But after yesterday we are bit sad."
Just trying to get some points to the championship. Sometimes we try to push, but it's difficult for me. Some places are tricky, but it's fun.
It's OK, I don't want to get any risk, I just want to finish the rally.
"Difficult, but everything OK, I pushed."
I don't know, the feeling with the car is not perfect, I have no confidence with my pacenotes.
I tried to fight with Andreucci, but I don't know the times now. Very nice stage.
It's OK, we have done good stage. No big push.
This stage was quite different, we needed to adapt the setup little bit. We improve it step by step because we don't have so much tests.
"Tarmac experience is so limited for me so I just want to get through steadily. The competition is now not so important for me."
Last two stages weren't so good, hopefully the afternoon will be better.
"We are taking it easy, just to get to the finish and go home."
It was much better than yesterday, but I'm not happy with my pacenotes. We changed the setup and it's much better.
"We have some electrical problem."
It wasn't bad, it wasn't good, just getting through. We passed one car in the last corner.
We have some mechanical issue, I don't know what it is.
Yesterday we got stuck and couldn't get back. There was nothing happened to the car. Not the setup is not OK on the car, we have to change it.
"Incredible stage, the speed, corners, grip, so amazing to drive on this stage, difficult to put it in words."
Good, I'm happy. Very fast stage.
Could be better, but it's all right.
"We would like to continue and get the right feeling. But when you are out of the battle you see it different."
"Good, clean run, no cuts, no ruts on the road. Enjoyable one."
"Shame the first stage was cancelled. This stage we were quite nervous, braking early. I hit a wall in tunnel, but no damage. The car is OK, so we will see."
"I was too careful here. Not bad, no mistakes, just safely through."
I push, but for me and my co-driver it's very difficult special stage.
Like yesterday, I'm not really confident, hard to get the pace in some corners, no faith in the pacenotes.
Everything working well, I tried to go fast, but this stage wasn't good for me. I did many mistakes, I have to drive much better in the next loop.
It was a pitty they cancelled that long stage. This one was OK, the car was moving a lot, because it's different than the other stages, but OK.
"Quite nice, this is like Monte Carlo stage style, nice road. Surprisingly challenging, more than it looked like in the recce."
"Really nice stage, beautiful. But the car is way too soft to these conditions."
"Really hard, difficult roads. We did some setup changes and the car was moving around like a boat."
Gearbox issues -> Rally2
"Pretty good fun, lots of spectators, we had a great time."
"We had a lot problems during the day, the morning was good, but then we got puncture, it was difficult."
"We lose power and we have to be careful because there is broken manifold so it can catch fire."
"It was difficult day for us, we will see tomorrow."
It was really really good, I'm happy. The times look really good.
Last year I was doing only recce here and I wouldn't imagine that now I could compete here with Opel Motorsport and lead the rally.
"Tricky, we had cold tyres so it was sliding a lot. But it was fun."
"This stage was quite OK, the engine was not overheating now."
"Everything good, the car is good now. We won the ERC2 in the first leg, we are happy."
"We are really happy, it was a tough day."
"I was trying to take it easy, but we also wanted to take as many seconds as possibe from guys."
"It was a tricky day, not easy. Very tricky, very slippery. We tried to push in the afternoon, I have confidence for tomorrow."
"Super, nice, good."
"Our speed is really not good, I did lot of mistakes, had two punctures. I just wanted to stay on the road. I hope tomorrow will be better."
"Good good, we are happy. We will see tomorrow."
"It was quite nice to drive in the dark with spectators around. Nice atmosphere in here."
"It was good fun sliding around. Tomorrow it will be a new day."
"It was really good fun going through the crowds of fans, great atmosphere."
It's OK. Not a perfect day, I'm not happy with our pace on tarmac, I have never done anything like this, but we are learning step by step.
"Lot of positives for me. Tough day for us, but nice stages and it was getting better and better for us."
It's really good, I'm happy. We have good lead for tomorrow. We lost some time with the antiroll bar, but no drama.
"That was clean run for us. We tried to push, but the stage is very short, not many chances where to push."
The engine is cutting off, I don't kow why. It's a pitty, because we were fighting for the podium and now we lost a lot of time.
"Many spectators, lot of fun for us and also for them. Beautiful stage, lot of hairpins."
Double puncture in SS6 -> Rally2
"We had lot of problems today."
At this moment we don't have power, we just want to survive.
I'm trying my best, but this is not our rally. The engine is after rebuild but it's now running on three cylinders.
"The engine is down of power."
"We have broken exhaust. The stages are dirty in this loop."
I don't know whether to smile or cry, but afterall I'm happy with our position, I'm surprised.
It was a good day, I'm happy. Now in the second loop we had really good setup.
"This is not our weekend."
"Perfect stage, no risks."
"Now everything is OK."
"We are learning to drive and to repair the car. Škoda is so strong car!"
"I tried to push little bit and the time was better. Now the city stage, we have to be careful there."
"We had another spin on this one."
We clipped a little wall on the inside which we didn't have in the pacenotes, we were quite lucky.
Good fun, I think the stage time wasn't bad either.
I'm out of the confidence, out of the rhythm, after the punctures we only hope to finish today's leg.
"Everything OK, we are happy. Times are tight, we push."
When we saw the others had so much troubles we decided to keep steady, pushing in these conditions wouldn't be good.
It was a good fun now, we look forward for tomorrow after today's disappointing day.
"We are getting closer, we improve step by step. No spares, we had to be careful."
It's getting better and better, we are more confident with the car now. We did some setup changes, not perfect but it's going better.
"In the first stage of this loop we found the rear antirollbar was broken. We did not tell anyone so they could start to push. We did it carefully and lost some time, but OK."
We can't push, something in the gearbox.
"I like this stage, in my opinion it is the best stage of the day. The car is working well, we try to make no mistakes and it is going well."
The engine stopped in the stage, I had to stop the car and restart it. I don't know why.
Good, like on the previous one we had a lot of gravel, but no problem. I'm happy.
"On the previous stage we caught one Mitsubishi, in this one we had a spin in one hairpin and lost few seconds."
This stage was OK, we did the previous one without brakes, we keep on trying. I'm really surprised here.
"We needed to stop at the beginning of the stage to change the puncture, and few kilometers before the finish another puncture. Incredible."
"We took this one quite easy and steady."
"Very good, in the first run the car was understeering, now it is much better. Very good stages, we enjoy it."
It's OK, but in the previous stage the car was overheating. We have no spares no, we are careful.
"Now the diff OK, but the brakes are not perfect. We try."
"Now we stalled the car in one hairpin, but it was good and the car is perfect."
"We tried to keep it clean and we had a clean run."
"Another spin, but we are starting to get the feeling of the car."
"Really tough for me. We try to be clean, but you have to be lucky also."
On the previous stage we had a puncture, on this one we tried to push but in cuts I'm so careful because we have no spare anymore. Sorry for Campedelli, he had good speed.
Good stage, good time, I'm happy.
I don't know where we got it, I can't believe it. Two punctures, we have to retire.
"In one slow corner I did a mistake and lost some time."
"Not good, but clean at least. Lot of problems for everyone this afternoon."
I'm disappointed with the previous stage losing all that time.
We just needed to get through, I'm absolutely gutted.
We had a good run, it's going better now. We are improving step by step, happy.
This stage was little bit better, it's getting better and better.
"We did it really carefully, actually we have quite a good margin so we took it easy."
We lost the clutch, it's hard to stay on the road. I'm disappointed.
The road was much worse, many stones on the road, I had to be careful and lost some time avoiding them, but I think it's the same for everyone.
"The car is improving, of course in the second pass the road is more dirty, but we have more confidence."
"Very hot in the car, at the beginning there was a lot of people, good stage."
"It was in one high speed corner, we almost rolled in one ditch. We are lucky to be here."
We don't have brakes, too hot, catastrophy.
"We hit a big rock and damaged a wheel."
"Difficult morning in this stage, this time I tried to be more clean."
We had a puncture and we had to changed it, because it came close after start. We couldn't find the right place to change it because it was narrow so we lost a lot of time.
In righthander, there was a stone in the line. It wasn't big, but we couldn't avoid it. Tough one.
"Lot of dirt compared to the morning, we took it easy."
I just went inside the corner where I had cut in the pacenotes, but there was a big stone in the middle. I'm happy it didn't damage engine or gearbox.
"Incredible, big stone on the road."
Another puncture, I'm so frustrated. But we're still going.
"Not good at all. We had to stop, there was a big rock in the middle of the road. We had to stop and go around."
"There was a rock in the middle of the road, we came over it on fifth gear."
We drove with the puncture maybe 7 kilometers. Shame, we had pretty good run, I don't know where picked it up.
I'm not very confident, that's the main problem.
It was quite good, we secured our pace, I'm just doing my job and enjoy it. We could go faster, but it would be crazy.
We didn't do big changes, only in my mind. Not pushing too much, we now are loosing lot of time, we just need to have the right rhythm and stay on the road.
I don't know, we have problems with intercom, we drive without it from the middle of the stage. The time is not bad, we lost maybe five or six seconds. But here every second is important.
"It is better, I think in next two it will be even better. This is very specific stage, very bumpy. There is lot of gravel, we try to improve step by step."
"Good, but there is lose gravel on the road."
Broken gearbox mounting -> Rally2
Good fight, I did one mistake in this one. It's unbeliavable I lost only few seconds. It was in one hairpin, I was flatout after that.
I'm just trying to stay on the road. I was quite happy with the second stage, now we had some rain.
"In previous one I did a lot mistakes, this one was better."
"We are lucky, we had a lot of rain on the start, then it stopped."
"We have a problem with engine. Bad rally."
The pace is really really good, if everything is working well, it's great.
"First two stages were quite specific, now this one was similar to Canarias so I know how to drive it, it was good. On bumpy sections the car was moving,we had to get used to it."
"We had a spin in last junction. We are improving, the car is good."
"Very good stage, unfortunately we were stopped before the stage for a long time so we had cold tyres."
From what I remember it's my worst rally. Everything is going in the way I didn't expect.
"The car was OK."
We have some problems, we don't have a pressure in the diff. We want to get to the service and then push again.
"We hit a front right end of the car. It happened in one chicane."
"We had a difficult morning, now the time was not so bad."
"It was first stage without any incident. This rally is a test for us."
It's so tricky, it wasn't easy in the recce and it's hard to do the stage in the race in much higher and proper speed. Difficult.
"We were really careful here, we had only one spare. Everything is hot and moving, really difficult, we need to save the car."
"I tried my best to push to the limit. This is special event for me. We had a difficult start, but now the things started going well."
"Very difficult, I pushed, the feeling with the car is getting better."
I don't have so many tarmac experience, so this is the most challenging tarmac rally. We don't enjoy it to be honest very much.
"We just want to be in the rhythm, and to increase the pace in the second loop."
"Good to be back, we are on the pace and getting closer all the time, which is promsing."
"We are truggling quite a lot to be honest. But I think we were closer to the others on this one. We are going step by step."
"Not the best. The car is very good, the main problem is in me and with my confidence."
"We hit in a slow corner the inside and lost the powersteering, so we had to stop and restart the car."
"Actually I was just trying to get through this morning."
"This stage was very nice, but when I go fast there many places are tricky."
The car is moving a lot, in fast corners it's impossible to drive flatout although I know that previous year I was going flatout there.
Good, it's not easy, but the car is OK. For us it's important to watch the Italian championship.
"Pretty good, really good stage. We had a spin in one corner and had to reverse. I lost maybe 20 seconds there."
On the first stage in the middle we lost the brakes and now I don't know what we touched but the rim is cracked.
It's OK for me, but we had a slow puncture in the first stage.
"We had a spin, we had to turn around. The road is really dirty."
OK, we don't have active differential. We try to push hard but it's not safe.
"Quite all right, no problems."
"There was a big rock on the road. We went off to the cliff and damaged a wheel. And I was going so well."
"OK, it was good. This time we had bigger spin than before, we had to reverse, go in oppostite direction and again turn around. We lost some time. Another experience."
"Better now, still such a difficult stage, but we get used to the high speed. Last part was difficult, there was some big crash."
"We had a spin."
We saw one fabia in the beginning of the stage and on peugeot crashed maybe one kilometer from the finish. We got a puncture, we hit some stone. Everything OK, but it's rally.
"This one was bit more tough for me, I did a small mistake."
"Everything OK, it was hard, but I pushed."
It's not easy, I'm surprised with the amount of gravel on the road.
"We had a puncture in the previous one, only the rim left, so now we tried mainly to get through."
"Not as well as I hoped, the car was moving around a lot to be honest."
"Not really getting in the mood, no confidence."
Quite difficult for us, I didn't find the right rhythm for this stage. Normally the stage is nice, but I lost time in there.
"Unfortunately our tyres are too soft for these conditions so the car was moving a lot. We had to back off little bit."
"No big push again, we just drive trying to keep the line and not to risk."
This stage was really difficult, I wanted to push but I was driving slowly. It was so slippery, I didn't expect that.
Very difficult start, the car is too soft. When you go left, right, left, right you just can't push. We have to adjust the antirollbars.
"It is OK, but not easy stage."
Off Road -> Rally2
Off Road -> Rally2
Off Road -> Rally2
A don't have the brakes. Going down the hill I was pushing maybe too hard. But it's the Group N.
"So tight so narrow stage, I love it."
"Really difficult, I was doing my best but no idea about the time."
"Bit cautious, braking early, but this stage was really tricky."
"We had a spin few kilometers from the finish and had to reverse. Big learning."
"We got the puncture maybe 10 kilometers from the stage end."
Very difficult stage, difficult opener, it's really tight, lot of dirt. But good for us.
We hit maybe two rocks, there was a lot of lose gravel on the road. Really difficult for the beginning, I'm happy to be here.
There was a big rock in the middle of the road, we couldn't avoid it, hit it and got a puncture.
"It was OK, in the first part of the stage, in the middle we lost the grip, but OK."
"I started really fast, I tried hard, but in the middle of sthe stage there were some pieces of rubber on the road."
"I thought we had a puncture, but it is OK. Very difficult for the first stage, my feeling for the car and co-driver is getting better."
No problem for us. I think the most challenging stage in my career, it's quite narrow, you have to trust your pacenotes. I didn't know where the gravel would be with possible slides.
"It is disappointing, we decided to go ahead wih the puncture, we drove maybe nine kilometers with it."
It is OK, I was worried about the puncture, it's easy to get it here.
"Everything is fine now. Very difficult, proper tarmac stage. We are getting to the rhythm, we enjoy it."
Not so bad, but I'm not feeling so comfortable. The car is working well, so not so bad.
"We lost the brakes in last kilometers of the stage, I was over the limit in the last corner and we struggled to stop the car."
This stage is really difficult, not joy, I was pushing after start but then I saw it would be dangerous. I'm not feeling happy, but in some places it was easy to get a puncture so I took it easy.
"Difficult stage, very bumpy. Big part was downhill, we tried to drive good line, but I was driving slowly."
"Very difficult, the car was moving a lot in some places. I started to push on brakes then, difficult start."
"Everything OK, we are going slowly, no maximum attack. The car is OK."
It was a bit tight everywhere. But it's great to be here.
"I was too aggresive on cold tyres."
"It was pretty fun for spectators."
"This is just a little battle, the real war starts tomorrow."
"Very nice to drive here. Nothing special, only handbreak, handbreak, handbreak, the real rally starts tomorrow."
We didn't have fun on this one.
I don't want to say anything, it wasn't good.
"Only for fun, the rally starts tomorrow."
I don't like this stage, we have some mechanical problem.
"Well it was quite hard to do these hairpins with this car."
We were blocked by Emma, but it's not important, the proper rally starts tomorrow. It's my second ERC rally and I hope in good result.
I don't what happened, but the reverse gear wasn't working.
It wasn't bad stage, but we did some mistakes in few corners. Looking forward to tomorrow.
"Difficult for me, no grip."
I don't know, the engine is not running perfectly, maybe the hot air is not good for it.
"Really really tricky, so slippery in forst two corners. We took it easy, the rally starts tomorrow."
OK, we didn't do any mistake now, we tried to go fast and make a good position for tomorrow.
Not really perfect, I expected different behaviour from the car. I don't feel very comfortable now, but I know what to do.
It's nice, the handrebake is used here more than in the whole rest of the rally. It was good.
"Difficult with hard compound, in first two hairpins I almost spun. Difficult, but good."
"It was nice, bit trickier than I thought but we enjoyed it."
On the first corner I felt the tyres were cold so little bit powerslide, but I managed it, and then tried to keep the clean line and get through. Difficult day, I'm happy to be here and get ready for tomorrow.
It's fantastic, the fans are very nice with us. Good day for me.
"We broke the driveshaft or the rear diff. It looks like this car is falling down."
"Everything OK, it was fun."
OK, the car is OK. I don't know the times, but I'm happy.
"This stage was for spectators and we tried not to do any mistake. We tried to push, but many tight corners and hairpins. But we are happy that we are here. We are ready for tomorrow and we will push."
"Nice stage for spectators, we made some fun. Some places were really slippery."
It was very slippery for us. For me it was a bad stage, let's see tomorrow.
"Nice start of the rally, this superspecial is amazing. Nice opportunity to try the hairpins with handbrake ."
We didn't do many stages like this in this car, but really good fun. I think we hit some of the barriers.
"I think we have a driveshaft problem. I hope we fix it and the car will be ready for the morning."
"It was much more enjoyable than previous year. We had a clean run and we are through."
"It was fun, but the corners were really tight. We touched one of concrete blocks."
"It was slippery, we had to wait little bit so the tyres got cold. Bit tricky, but nice start here in Rome."
It's pretty funny, good fun, very hot.
"Good fun, we made some slides on cold tyres, it was good."
"Really slippery, we were thinking about the spectators. The proper rally starts tomorrow."
"Little bit slippery, but it was OK."
"It will be a long race, but the car is OK."
"The stage is good."