75. Wales Rally GB 2019
3. 10. – 6. 10. 2019, Llandudno • gravel 309,76 km - (cancelled 4,74 km) • Other years
"It was a long weekend and there was a lot of pressure. The gap was never bigger than ten seconds and I can say every stage I was on the limit. It was a hard one but it feels good at the moment. We still have two rallies to go and we have seen plenty of drama in the past, so we need to keep going." / "Byl to dlouhý víkend a tlak byl velký. Náskok nebyl nikdy větší než 10 sekund a musel jsem jen stále naplno. Stále jsou ale ještě dvě soutěže do konce."
"I probably wanted a bit more this weekend - our pace was good on Friday but we fell back a bit on Saturday. Hopefully Ott can bring it home and we can get a nice chunk of manufacturers' points." / "Chtěl jsem dojet o něco lépe, pátek byl dobrý, ale sobota moc ne. Snad Ott vyhraje a získáme zajímavé týmové body."
"There is no room for these what ifs in rallying at this level. A big shame, the pace was good all weekend which is nice, nonetheless it would have been nice to be higher up." / "Škoda té chyby v pátek, na takové úrovni na to není prostor. Jinak jsme ale měli dobrou rychlost."
rolled / šel přes střechu
"It's a bit more inconsistent but we had a very clean stage. Let's see - we want to continue the same rhythm that we have had all weekend." / "Musíme pokračovat stále ve stejném tempu."
"It's not possible. Everybody knows the stage well and it is very difficult to make any time." / "Všichni tu zkoušku dobře znají, takže se těžko něco najíždí."
"I am not sure if I can do more but I will give it my everything." / "Nejsem si jist, zda mohu jet rychleji."
"Very polished - especially under braking. Sometimes it's just so narrow that there is no room!" / "Je to hodně uklouzané, hlavně na brzdách."
"In a hairpin right I couldn't get the car turned. I had to try and I gave it everything. At this speed it's easier to make mistakes so I can't do anything more." / "V jedné zatáčce jsem měl problém auto vůbec zatočit."
"Properly slippery in here - really difficult so let's see." / "Opravu hodně to klouže."
"I don't know if I had the right tyre choice on this stage now but it is nice to drive." / "Nevím, zda mám na tohle nejlepší pneu, ale byla to hezká jízda."
"I have a lead but I am not driving very well this morning I must say - it's maybe because of the whole situation. It's a fantastic situation to be in at this weekend."
"We are trying to experiment a little bit and it doesn't feel so nice but maybe it is! I had to give Petter a hug this morning because it is so emotional - I even asked him for a selfie actually!"
"We're using it as a test session and today we have made another good step forward - we're feeling much more comfortable." / "V podstatě testujeme a teď je to dobré."
"In the first run this morning the grip was changing a lot, but the car feels good. Let's just get to the end." / "Hodně se mění grip."
"It's nice to see that a tarmac stage is coming." / "Už se těším na asfalt."
"I think we just need to enjoy the stages. There is a lot of spectators so it looks nice." / "Teď si to musíme hlavně užít."
"I am just focused on finishing the rally. Of course we need to keep the pace, but the feeling is good in the car so I feel confident." / "Soustředím se na dojetí."
"We are going to see..." / "Uvidíme."
"Let's try to finish as fast as we can but the pace is not so great at the moment." / "Naše rychlost není nejlepší, hlavní je dojet do cíle."
"These stages are tricky in their own way and it is very easy to make mistakes. The conditions this morning are very muddy so it is difficult to judge the braking." / "Na této zkoušce je jednoduché udělat chybu."
"I was flat out but the car was moving a lot. Let's see - I don't think my drive was the best but we will try for the next stage." / "Jel jsem naplno, ale nejsem si jist, zda moje volba pneu byla nejlepší."
"Let's see - we just need to keep doing our best. There was a bit more grip than I expected here." / "Musíme jet co nejlépe. Grip je lepší, než jsem čekal."
"It's starting to get better and better. I have broken the code for driving a world rally car. It's a big difference from what I was used to earlier so we will just keep going like this." / "Už jsem asi přišel, jak s tím autem jet."
"It's nice. I'd love to be in the heat of a battle because every time I press the brake a metre or two early I can feel it. This rally is very much what could have been but it's given me so much motivation." / "Tak raději bych byl někde v souboji, na druhou stranu tahle soutěž mně dala obrovskou motivaci."
"It's quite okay to be first on the road, for sure there was more grip. I wanted to be sure that I would not go off under braking so I could have been much faster but it's fine." / "Jsem docela rád, že jedu první, je lepší grip."
"The car is great to drive. I have really good balance and I am just enjoying it. There was a really clean line in there." / "Auto se skvěle řídí a já si to užívám."
"I have to try. It looks good compared to Seb but Ott will be fast so let's see." / "Musím to zkusit. Čas je dobrý oproti Sebovi, ale Ott asi bude rychlejší."
"Let's try to finish the rally. I don't think there is chance the guys in front." / "Nemyslím, že je šance dojet ty před námi."
"The gap is going to be difficult to close in 30kms. It's a very narrow stage with lots of overhanging ruts." / "Těžko tu ztrátu smažu na 30 km."
"He was very fast. We are on different tyres as well so let's see who is right at the end. I had a clean stage and I have more to give - feeling confident." / "Elfyn jede jiné pneu, tak uvidíme."
"Let's see how it goes. I had a bit of a moment on the last corner - there was a massive boulder on the line just as I turned in. We just glanced it and I think we got away with it." / "V poslední zatáčce mě překvapila velká boule."
"It's good. I think the feeling is better than yesterday as I have got used to the car. I am looking forward to the next stage, it's tricky conditions but it's fun." / "Už jsem si na auto zvykl, tak je to dobré."
"Obviously after making the mistake yesterday it's hard to be flat out again. It's nice to be able to see the road again finally!" / "Po té včerejší chybě je těžké jet naplno. Ale alespoň zase něco vidíme!"
"I hit a straw bale. It was a very fast downhill into a long right and the bale was on the inside so I touched it. No drama!" / "Trefil jsem balík slámy, ale žádné drama."
puncture / defekt
puncture / defekt
transmission problem / transmise
"Very sorry to the team because we rolled the car on the stage!" / "Omlouvám se týmu, šli jsme přes střechu."
"Same as we lost the championship with last year in Australia. We lost a bumper and now I can't hear anything that Martin is saying. One more stage to go - let's see what we can do but I would really like to hear something!" / "Zase jsme ztratili zadní nárazník jako loni v Austrálii. Teď je v autě hluk a já neslyším rozpis."
rolled / šel přes střechu
"I can not do more - I am on the limit! It has been a good stage but I can't do more." / "Jedu na limitu."
"It was raining quite heavily towards the end of the stage but the time isn't brilliant." / "Ke konci dost pršelo, čas není nic moc."
"The stage was really terrible because there was rain and mud on the screen for about 10kms and I couldn't get rid of it." / "Byl to očistec, protože nějakých 10 km jsem měl bahno na okně a nemohl jsem to dostat pryč."
"That driving was good fun! Elfyn is driving very well and he was very quick this morning. We had a good run." / "Elfyn dnes jede dobře, teď jsme mu to trochu vrátili."
"I just had a really bad rhythm and the car does not work when I don't use it properly." / "Jel jsem špatně a auto pak nefunguje."
"I had a little it of a scare with a really big stone on the line and I was convinced it would have caused a puncture. Otherwise it was quite okay." / "Měl jsem strach, že jeden velký kámen ve stopě nám způsobil defekt. Ale jinak ok."
"It's completely different from this morning but it is the same for everyone." / "Je to úplně jiné než ráno, ale stejné pro všechny."
"It's very polished and the grip levels are very low. There was a lot of understeer for me so I was having to wait a long time before the car started to turn." / "Je to hrozně uklouzané, grip je malý a trvá strašně dlouho, než auto zatočí."
"I tried to do well but at the beginning I was understeering a lot and struggling to find the confidence." / "Na začátku jsem měl problém si věřit, auto bylo nedotáčivé."
"We are pushing as hard as we can, all is okay." / "Jedeme naplno."
"Couldn't have done much more! I think the times are going to be very very close." / "Nešlo jet o moc lépe."
"I had a good stage but again I got caught out a little bit beginning - the tyres were cold. Other than that I had a perfect stage." / "Pouze začátek, když byly studené pneu, nebyl ideální, pak už ano."
"I had a good stage with some small mistakes in there. We will continue to fight." / "Zajel jsem dobře, jen několik drobných chybiček."
"I can see the outline of the road but I can't see the grip on the surface. Sometimes we are getting mud on the screen and I can't clear it away with the wipers." / "Přes rozbité sklo sice vidím okolí, ale nevidím grip na trati."
"It's just a mental effect - the car is fine so it is okay to push." / "Auto má jen kosmetické poškození, takže mohu jet naplno."
"It's changed a lot - it's pretty slippy out there now. It's difficult to say whether we had a good run, in some places we were a bit careful and in others we were sliding a lot. It's a difficult balance to find now that the surface is polished." / "Hodně se to změnilo, dost to teď klouže."
"I think everyone will be slower - it's more slippery and polished. There is a lot of understeer and a lot of sliding for sure." / "Mám pocit, že se to bude zpomalovat, hodně to je uklouzané."
changed a puncture / měnil kolo
"This new part at the end was quite interesting to drive! When there is no competition I am not going so fast anymore, I'm just enjoying the stages." / "Ta nová část na konci je moc zajímavá."
stopped / stojí
"This one was okay The previous stage we were not able to do anything. We are trying to enjoy and just doing our own thing." / "Tady to bylo dobré, na té předchozí s tím nešlo nic dělat."
"It's tight and I must say it is slippery. It's definitely not easy but we are trying our best. You can measure a lot like this if you have 30kms and one second!" / "Všechno je to těsné, přitom to tak klouže."
"We had a big moment in the middle of the stage where I didn't understand a note and we hit a bank. I lost concentration before because we had a big impact earlier on and I thought we had a broken damper. The car is okay but it was a very strange impact." / "Měli jsme velkou krizi, když jsem nepochopil rozpis a trefili jsme břeh. Ztratil jsem v tom místě koncentraci, protože předtím auto dostalo velkou ránu a myslel jsem, že to odnesl tlumič."
"We're a fraction away this morning and it's slipping away. The car feels a bit different to day, a bit more lazy, but unfortunately we have no service today so we can't do anything." / "Auto je pocitově línější, ale nemáme dnes servis, takže s tím nic neuděláme."
"I tried hard but I made a small mistake in Sweet Lamb and lost a few seconds there." / "Zkoušel jsem tlačit, ale udělal jsem chybu a nechal tam pár vteřin."
"I was really pushing to the maximum and I had nothing more to give." / "Jel jsem opravdu naplno."
"Mechanically it's not so bad but I can't see out of the windscreen - it's cracked in front of me and I can't clean it either." / "Mechanicky auto funguje dobře, ale špatně vidím přes rozbité přední okno."
puncture / defekt
"I went wide at the beginning and couldn't keep the car on the stage so we got a puncture. Not very good." / "Byl jsem moc široký, neudržel auto na cestě a udělal defekt."
"The previous 2 were really good. I didn't have as good of a run in here and I struggled in a few places because the grip was worse than I expected." / "Ty předchozí zkoušky se mně povedly, ale tedy byl horší grip."
"The car feels very good so I am really enjoying the driving." / "Auto je dobré a moc si to užívám."
"The grip is much better but there is still some muddy places. There was two big surprises as well - luckily I had some margin under braking so I didn't overshoot or anything." / "Grip je mnohem lepší, ale stále jsou místa s bahnem. Dvakrát mě to překvapilo."
rolled / šel přes střechu
changed a puncture / měnil kolo
"We had to overtake Jan and I don't know what happened to him so I hope everything is okay. We have a big gap now and we can't take any risks."
"It was demanding. The grip was changing and it was not so easy. So far, so good."
"It's a good stage and we are trying. For me, it was not really possible to go faster."
"Quite good. The grip was inconsistent but very very slippery at the start. The road position is not perfect today but I'd rather be where I am."
"Yeah we're okay. We were a little too optimistic - this stage has given me some amazing memories and some fairly shocking ones too."
"The first stage went okay but I don't know how this was now. I had to stop when I saw Craig off the road but okay, we tried."
"That was a beautiful stage. It is a long day and we are trying to push as fast as we can."
stopped / stojí
"I think it was a bit better and I was pushing a bit more. I was too careful in some places so unfortunately I lost time."
"The first one was pretty good. In here it was slippery in some places and so we ended up a little bit more sideways than we wanted to be in some places. All okay."
"The feeling is very good and I am enjoying the drive. The car is working very well so we will just keep going like this."
"Quite nice. There was some light clouds out there but it wasn't really disturbing the visibility. Ten times better than the opener and I have more grip now!"
broken suspension / poškozené zavěšení
"That was quite a nice stage. I drove without any risk but I had a nice rhythm and enjoyed the driving."
"We have to stay on the road and bring the car to the finish. I know that you can go fast on these stages but on this one I don't have enough experience." / "Musíme zůstat na trati a dojet do cíle. Určitě jde jet rychleji."
"That's nice. Generally the grip was quite okay, we couldn't go to the limit but the car feels good." / "Grip je dobrý, ale nemůže jet úplně na limitu."
"We have to try. The conditions are good - I was not as sharp as I would have liked but it was not a bad stage. I have to try harder." / "Podmínky byly dobré, musím ale ještě přidat."
"I didn't explore the grip enough - there was more of it than I expected. We have to try everything, Thierry is driving a Hyundai and we want to finish in front so we have work to do." / "Grip byl lepší, než jsem čekal a nevyužil jsem toho. Chceme dojet před Thierrym."
"I struggled in the beginning and I was too careful in the first part of the stage. It was a long day yesterday and a short night, but I should have done better." / "Na začátku jsem byl moc opatrný. Je to ještě dlouhý den."
"Everything was working fine. The grip was better than I expected and we could really push in here." / "Grip byl lepší, než jsem čekal."
"Quite reasonable. I thought I would lose a lot more to be honest with you. It's polishing a bit but it's just very hard to stick your neck out 100% when you are not getting much seat time in the car." / "Čekal jsem, že tu ztratím víc. Trochu se to obrušuje a asi zrychluje."
"Problem is just the driver!" / "Problém je jen v jezdci."
"We have to focus stage by stage and do the best we can on each one. The grip was a bit changeable in here - unlike yesterday where you could read the grip a little bit more." / "Jdeme zkoušku od zkoušky a uvidíme. Grip se tady docela měnil."
"It is good to have some sleep last night and think about my driving. What we did just now was fantastic and I really enjoyed it." / "Teď jsme zajeli moc dobře."
"I was expecting to have good grip but it's quite far away from that to be honest. It was difficult to find any rhythm because the grip was so low, I am quite surprised to be honest." / "Čekal jsem dobrý grip, ale k tomu je daleko."
"I have been trying to make some good times. In the morning I made a mistake and lost 15-seconds so it wasn't easy. The conditions have also been changing a lot so it was difficult to be fast."
"I had a big slide and aquaplaned on some mud with the rear so I was a little cautious after that! It's not over yet - there will be a few time differences tonight I hope." / "Měl jsem tam jednu krizovku, takže pak jsem byl opatrnější."
"That was not good enough. I was struggling to see because I changed my lights before the stage and they were pointing too far down, so I couldn't see everything in the distance." / "Nastavil jsem si rampu moc dolů. takže na brzdách jsem nic neviděl."
"The driving was good but we have to investigate. I was not on the pace that I wanted this afternoon. Still, we are here and we have to make the most of this situation." / "Nebylo to špatné, ale chtěli jsme být odpoledne rychlejší."
"It was a good day, we are in the fight for the win so that's what we want. It's never easy at night but we are happy to be here." / "Jsme stále v boji o vítězství, takže dobré. V noci to není nikdy lehké."
"It was quite stressful in there. In the previous stage we lost the lights and the wires were damaged so we had a lot of work to do on the road section! Luckily we had some lights in there." / "Na předchozí RZ jsme poškodili připojení rampy, takže jsme měli na přejezdu co opravovat, nakonec něco svítilo."
"It's very tricky conditions after the heavy rain. There was one section where there was a big puddle and we couldn't see where we were!" / "V jedno místě jsem vůbec nic neviděl."
"It came at the beginning of the stage from nowhere - we were on a big smooth road so I have no idea." / "Defekt přišel hned na začátku z ničeho nic."
rear-right puncture / defekt pravé zadní
"It's really really tricky in some places - it would have been better if it was fully dark!"
"It was difficult. I feel like I am getting more and more confident and this stage I enjoyed driving." / "Začínám si víc a víc věřit."
"What can you do? When somebody at the front gets full daylight and you have to try and judge the grip in the dark, it's impossible." / "Co mám dělat? Někdo před námi má ještě denní světlo a my máme sledovat grip ve tmě, tak to je nemožné."
"That was extremely challenging. In the dark, it is so difficult to see so hopefully I didn't lose too much time." / "V té tmě je to opravdu náročné."
"Let's see. That was quite good and there is a lot more consistent grip this evening. The roads seem to be a bit better on the second pass but we still have to keep our guard."
"It was very difficult as predicted, but we had an okay run. I was a bit careful in the slippery part but it could sometimes catch you out. I thought I had grip but then I would lose it." / "V těch kluzkých místech jsem byl opatrnější."
"It's a tricky stage and it is getting quite dark. Ott is six-minutes in front on the road and I guess the visibility for him was much better. It is difficult to judge how much to push in there, I was also on three soft tyres and it may have been a bit rough for them." / "Už je docela tma a Ott měl 6 minut předtím lepší viditelnost."
"It was okay but I didn't trust the grip enough. It's always a tricky stage in the dark so we will have to survive the next one." / "Nevěřil jsem gripu. Zvláště ve tmě je to zdárná zkouška."
"I tried to have a good run..." / "Snažil jsem se zajet dobře."
"There was some marshals slowing me down and I couldn't see anything." / "Pořadatelé mě zbrzdili, ale nic jsem neviděl."
"It's starting to get rough now but the grip is more consistent this afternoon."
"It was a bit more predictable."
"I can't really attack. I have to be very clean to go fast and in these conditions you have to push very hard. We are trying to find grip that we are missing, but on the other hand I need some protection." / "Nejde útočit, musím jet čistě a to pak nejde útočit."
"Another good stage. I am happy but it is more difficult than this morning! The grip is higher but there are some ruts and bumps, so it is not easy." / "Grip je lepší než ráno, ale zase je to víc rozbité, není to lehké."
oil leak on the road section / ztráta oleje na přejezdu
"We have been on the stage and I feel like stopping in some places because I couldn't see anything! The road is just coming up from the road." / "Místy jsem vůbec nic neviděl."
"I don't know if I have a rear-left puncture. The rear feels very strange and I hit a stone, so I think we have a slow puncture." / "Mám pocit, že máme na zadku pomalý defekt, auto se chová divně."
"There are six of us with ten seconds so for sure, everybody will be in the same mode this afternoon. It was a more consistent second pass so let's see how the rest of the roads develop - every stage is different." / "Je nás 6 v 10 vteřinách, takže to bude odpoledne boj."
off road / mimo trať
"I really struggled to see in there to be honest. I was holding the wipers on until the water was coming but there was very little water spraying out." / "Měl jsem problém vidět, ostřikovače stříkaly málo vody."
"It feels okay but we had a puncture on the rear and I tried to manage it a little bit. I could have gone better but we were unlucky." / "Mohlo to být lepší, ale dojíždíme s defektem na zadku."
"It's good - the first time during the day that we are in front of him. It's tough to be honest, it's rough and we had quite a few impacts so I was not completely comfortable." / "Poprvé jsme dnes před Ottem. Je to rozbité a auto dostává dost ran."
"The conditions are quite consistent but it's quite rough in places and the visibility is quite difficult with the mud and sun." / "Podmínky jsou docela stálé, ale je to dost rozbité."
"Towards the start of the stage there is so much water and a lot of aquaplaning."
"We are happy to be in the fight - the conditions are really difficult but it will be harder this afternoon."
2 spare tyres, 3 punctures / dvě rezervy, ale tři defekty
off road / mimo trať
stopped / stojí
""Started okay and we were clawing back the gap to Kalle. We had a high speed spin early in that one and lost a lot of time - I think we got caught out on some moss or mud."" / "Udělali jsme hodiny ve velké rychlosti."
"We did three stages and every stage was completely different. It's a nice rally but we are going slow!" / "Každá z těch tří zkoušek dnes byla úplně jiná. Nejedeme moc rychle, ale chceme hlavně dojet do cíle."
"It's difficult to say. There is some grip available but it's difficult to take advantage of that. Quite a few times I ran out of the lines and struggled to get back in control so we lost some time."
"This one was really difficult, I have to say. I had a half-spin at one junction so we lost a bit of time there. I am trying to keep up a good pace without taking any big risks, but here you have to take some risks if you want to be fast." / "Udělal jsem poloviční hodiny na odbočení. Snažím se moc neriskovat, ale když chcete jet rychle, tak trochu riskovat musíte."
"I had a very big moment at the end of that stage on the grass! The grip is so much higher than it was in previous years so it's nice. I wasn't near the trees, I was amongst the trees!" / "Ke konci jsem měl velkou krizi."
"This one was slippy. We made a small change to the set up and now I feel like I am starting to drive the car properly!" / "Změnili jsme nastavení a konečně mám pocit, že to auto řídím."
"They were exceptionally difficult conditions, especially towards the end where the other guys have been cutting over the grass." / "Podmínky jsou mimořádně náročné, hlavně ke konci, kde se katuje v trávě."
"I softened the suspension a little bit to try and gain some grip but it is quite tricky. We had a huge moment as well! The end is really crazy so it's a good thing that we are here." / "Zkusil jsem změkčit auto a získat grip, ale je to zrádné a stejně jsme měli krizi."
"The conditions are extremely difficult. We had a crash and I had to stop and reverse in there." / "Byli jsme venku, musel jsem couvat a otáčet se."
"At one junction towards the end, I didn't expect it to be so slippery and I went into the ditch. The grip was changing very much in the stage!" / "V jednom odbočení to bylo strašně kluzké a byli jsme až v příkopu. Grip se hodně mění."
"I had a spin at a hairpin and lost around 3-seconds. A tricky stage - I don't know whether my soft tyres were the best choice for that." / "Udělal jsem hodiny a nechal tam asi 3 vteřiny."
"The last part was really incredible, even on the straights a low speed, the car wanted to go sideways. A big challenge!" / "Hlavně ta poslední část strašně klouže, i na rovině v malé rychlosti chce jet auto bokem."
"The car felt okay in the stage. The speed is higher so we have more energy to put the car sideways but it was a tricky stage. There were some really really slippery places towards the end and it was very easy to go off." / "Tahle zkouška je rychlejší, takže je víc energie poslat auto bokem. Ale také je lehké vyletět."
"A lot of standing water in there so there was a bit of aquaplaning in there!" / "Hodně tam stojí voda, samý aquaplaning."
"It was tricky with some muddy and slushy places. It's nice to get to the end of this one. The first stage was difficult but now we have managed to improve the car a bit. For sure, we can improve it further in service but for now it is okay." / "Je to hodně zrádné, samé bahno a kluzká místa."
lost wheel / ulomené kolo
suspension damage? / poškozené zavěšení?
broken driveshaft / zlomená poloosa
stopped, mechanical / stojí, technický problém
"It was good and I'm feeling happy with the car. Everything was okay - a busy stage but all good!" / "Jsem spokojen s autem."
"I lost the rear and oversteered. I turned the car the opposite way and managed to get it back and a little bit of the car was hanging in the ditch. No drama." / "Na odbočení nám utekl zadek a trochu jsme jeli příkopem, ale žádné drama."
"We're happy and the Yaris is working really well." / "Jsme spokojeni, auto je dobré."
"The car feels really good. I had a couple of moments at the beginning so we had to be cautious." / "Měli jsme několik krizí, musíme být opatrní."
"I'm really uncomfortable in the car and struggling with the balance." / "V autě se necítím dobře."
"We ran wide on the last corner of the stage and lost some time there." / "V poslední zatáčce jsme ztratili nějaký čas."
"Slippery and difficult, but we have to improve." / "Klouže to, musíme se zlepšit."
"It was a good start and I enjoyed it. Sometimes it is hard to see the road because there is a lot of strange corners, but it's not bad. See you tomorrow!"
"That was very slippery. Okay, I think this stage won't decide the rally and our main target is to make it to the finish." / "Tady se nerozhoduje o výsledku a naším cílem je hlavně dojet do cíle."
"That is so tricky! About a third of the way in we had some really heavy rain but that probably didn't make much of a difference."
"I think this is the toughest field WRC 2 has ever had. Whoever wins this weekend will definitely deserve it! It was a fun stage but wow, that was slippery." / "Mezi R5 je tu největší konkurence za poslední dobu, takže kdo vyhraje, určitě si to zaslouží."
"I have a nice experience here and you can drive quite fast. The stages have been changing a bit from last year so there are parts where I don't have experience, but it will be quite interesting."
"The engine stopped! I had no lights, they were pointing to the top of the trees and I just missed it." / "Na horizontu světla svítila nahoru a já minul zatáčku, motor zhasl."
"It's not an easy one! I tried to be steady and we could have been a little faster but this is no place to take any risks. Tomorrow, the plan is to drive flat out." / "Tady nemělo cenu riskovat, zítra pojedu naplno."
"I had a good stage. It was very tricky and there were some surprises. The softer tyres would have worked better before but we had to have a compromise. It's a very nice place and there are lots of spectators so it was a good reason to come here! We can only try: we have a good feeling with the car and we are going to try to improve the rhythm and setup tomorrow to be on the pace."
Very difficult but we already knew that it was going to be slippery. It's an important weekend for sure. Every rally is important but when we are getting to the end of the season we do not want to lose any points." / "Věděli jsme, že to tady bude klouzat. Čeká nás důležitý víkend."
"That was tricky - really tricky! In these conditions on a race circuit, it was like ice. There's no points for today, so let's try and have a good weekend." / "Bylo to jako na ledě."
"I forgot to push the screen heater on! At the watersplash I lost the visibility and went wide into the field - for sure we lost time." / "Zapomněl jsem zapnout vyhřívání předního okna a pak jsem nic neviděl."
"It was extremely slippery, especially as we had mediums. I made some mistakes and my tyre choice was terrible. Shakedown was pretty good and tomorrow the real rally starts so we need to find a good rhythm." / "Extrémně to klouže a ještě jsem špatně vybral pneu. Shakedown ale byl dobrý."
"I can't judge the car here - there is no grip! I just tried to be very slow and short distance but it feels horrible! There are a lot of surprises coming tomorrow but the stages are nice, so I think I will enjoy it." / "Není tu žádný grip, bylo to hrozné."
"It's been a difficult time to be off but it doesn't get much easier being back here tonight - it was tough! I'm definitely looking forward to tomorrow so let's see what we can do." / "Bylo snadné vyletět ven, těším se na zítra."
"It's difficult and definitely more slippery than I expected. It will be an exciting weekend so I am really looking forward to starting the real rally now!" / "Klouzalo to mnohem více, než jsem čekal."
"It's quite tricky in places so I just wanted to get through and not make any mistakes. There's a big weekend ahead and I'm looking forward to it." / "Je to hodně zrádné, takže jsme to jen projeli."
"That was a tricky one. It was mostly dry when we did the recce so it was all about how slippery it could be! Tomorrow is going to be a tricky day, especially the first stage."
"That was tricky but the handbrake, even when it was off it was still on! The car didn't work for the first 100m, but after that it was okay. It was good fun and tricky in the dark and the last section was especially tricky." / "Na začátku byla ruční brzda neustále zatažena, i když byla povolena."
"The whole windscreen has fogged! I didn't see anything so I almost stopped for the hairpin near the end! Ahhh - unbelievable! No no no..." / "Přes zamlžené okno jsem nic neviděl a v jedné zatáčce musel zastavit."