54. Azores Rallye 2019
21. 3. – 23. 3. 2019, Ponta Delgada • gravel 223,93 km • Other years
ERC #1 • ERC 2 #1 • ERC 3 #1 • ERC Ladies #1 • ERC 3 Junior #1 • ERC 1 Junior #1 • Portugal #2 • Portugal 2L/2WD #2 • Azores #1
Azores championship only counts leg 1
Due driving with broken wheel on previous stage it damaged brake hose so crew lost brakes on this stage and rolled. Crew was ok!
"On previous stage we got some problems with transmissions, and in this stage we heard some big noise from the gearbox so we just continued slowly. It's rally."
"We took some new expreience on gravel, but now the loop was OK and we had some time to feel the gravel."
"We have to work little bit on the traction and hopefully we will be stronger."
"What a weekend. We never give up, we were always fighting to be here. We had fantastic fight with Sergey on the first day. Thanks to my codriver, my team and my family."
"Breathtaking, there were splashes and corners where I coudln't see anything. I'm happy to be in the finish. Many thanks to the team, it was a great weekend."
"I want to thank to my family, my team and my co-driver!"
"I'm speechless, I think this is absoluely toughest event in my entire life. I'm really tired, but I'm happy and look forward to another rally. Thanks to everyone who supported me."
"We had a lot to learn. I was swimming in my car. Difficult rally, I'm happy to finish the rally, it was OK, but I'm not happy with my performance."
"I'm superhappy with being here. It was tough rally, my first rally in ERC and in this car. I'm happy."
"We had some technical problems in the last stage. I tried to go gently, we are happy to be in the finish. I'm happy with our performance over the weekend."
"It wasn't the best weekend, this morning was difficult, we couldn't push. Let's keep working to win in this championship."
"I'm really happy we are here. We lost ten minutes first day, but then we could try so many setup options, we learned new roads and of course we still have a lot to learn."
"I think we struggled yesterday and we tried to recover today. We did our best, it was tough day."
"It's great victory for me. It was hard to get here, we are really really happy."
"I keep my average - two spins every stage. Very difficult rally. But everything is good."
"We just finished the Azores rally, it was my second time here but I have never drove in such difficult rally. But the car is complete so we can send it directly to Canary Islands."
"Very tough weekend. We were stopped at Lukyanuk so we now just made it to the end."
"It was quite difficult to attack, I just wanted to keep it safe to the finish. We lost too much on the first loop today."
"This stage was crazy, so many rocks, I'm happy to be here. The car was great, I'm really happy."
"The most difficult weekend ever, so many mistakes, I'm really happy to be here. We were today on hard tyres, it wasn't the best idea. But today it went quite well."
"I'm in the finish so maybe the championship points will be better than nothig. It was really difficult weekend."
"Very difficult stage, lot of water and poor traction. We tried to defend Ricardo, but I don't know the time. It was quite positive weekend, we now know much more about the car."
"What a rally, I never thought it could be so difficult. I'm happy to be second on the podium. In the beginning ot was difficult for us, but we managed it, it was incredible to be here."
"Really hard, now it was very slippery, we got scared many times. But we are here. I don't know if we get in front of Bruno Magalhaes, but we are happy."
"We keep on going, I'm not pushing. I overshot few junctions and lost some time."
"I'm sorry for Lucas, we did proper stage and had more fun. We now need to finish the rally."
"It was a slow puncture maybe five kilometers after start. I don't know why. It's frustrating."
"It was survive only. Really tough, lot of water. We managed it more safe. I want to keep this pace and not to do any stupid mistake."
"I can't complain, so far so good. This time we had clean run, the car was this time much more enjoyable."
"I spun and stalled again. We have a hole in the car, water and mud inside the car, it was difficult."
"The wishbone wasn't working properly again. The was good, but it doesn't matter now."
"Very difficult, the first part had a lot of water like in river, lot of aquaplaning. I tried to push, we are in battle with Teodosio for the Portuguese championship."
"The visibility was maybe 20 meters, I never drove in anything like this. We want to finish mainly, we need to manage one more stage."
"The grip is quite good, but we had quite a lot of fog and heavy rain in there."
"Really difficult conditions. No point to try to push, we only want to finish."
"Very very tricky and slippery, we only want to finish the rally. We drive like in recce, lot of fog in the car, we had to turn on the heater and it's hot in here."
"Pretty cool, this stage had much more grip than the previous one. Yesterday the problem was really stupid, it was in fuse box."
"Alex hes been co-driving for sixteen years and he said he never saw such conditions."
"Amazing, very hard stage."
"Horrible conditions. I don't know what to say, it's crazy."
"Incredible conditions, I never drive in something like this. Today no sunshine, just lot of rain, we will see, but it is really difficult. I want to finish the rally."
"This stage was the hardest one I have ever driven. Lot of standing water, it was only aquaplaning, no stage."
"It's quite good now, but in the stage it was absolutely insane. I wasn't off, but sometimes it was close. So scary."
"In previous stage we hit a wall and the car is sliding a lot in right corners. We also can't close the door."
"I think this should be cancelled, it's dangerous. The conditions are very very difficult, too much water."
"I can't see anything, too much fog, we hit a wall. Complete disaster but we are hapyp because we are here."
"The most difficult stage I have ever driven in my life. We are driving very slowly, if you go faster, you go immediately off."
"Really really difficult, it's raining a lot. The wipers are not able to clean the window. Very difficult and dangerous."
"Very difficult, we have a problem with turbo."
"I will remeber this stage my entire life, it was so difficult. The water got in the heating system and it was going in the car."
"We are becoming kamikadze, this is getting dangerous. Really really bad conditions."
"Incredible, absolutely incredible. We did stupid misake, went straight in one junction and stalled the engine."
"Incredibly difficult, I think I have never run in stage like this before. We had a lot of fog, I now want only to survive."
"I took some risk, we had few scary moments. It's really difficult, I have never driven in conditions like this. We wanted to defence our position in the morning but our main goal now is to finish the rally."
"Oh my God, so much standing water on hard tyres, we had few moments. "
"I think we have problem with everything this weekend. The only positive thing will be if we finish the rally."
"Heavy rain, lot of fog. Tricky conditions, easy to make a mistake. We have lack of traction."
"We went in the fog almost off the cliff, we are really happy to be here. We are second in the juniors, we need to keep the pace."
"It's slippery like hell, we lost a rear bumper few hundred meters from here. But the confidence is better."
"I couldn't get better experience fro rally than this. I enjoyed it."
"Really tricky out there, we want to finish, that's the main thing."
"Very hard stage, but the car is OK."
"We hit a little tree, we were little bit too fast. But no serious damage. Crazy stage."
"On start we had big rain, it was like in Jurassic park. But we really enoyed it. I think it is the most beautiful stage of the rally."
"Very tricky conditions. I had no grip. I tried to push, but no traction."
"Not very confident with the car, we have to change the setup now."
"Really tough, really low grip level. Not good at all, worse than yesterday."
"In one corner the rear part of the car went off and we hit a wall. In previous stage we stalled the engine and lost a lot of time."
"This stage was technical and demanding. I don't know the time, but it was good."
"Very tricky, but it was OK. I think the car is too soft. We are learning."
"Small touch in the end of the stage, I don't know how it happened. I think it's over."
"I had a spin, not happy with this stage."
"We are still learning, we have to understand how to drive here. But we had a clean run, no drama."
"We spun two times. It's incredibly slippery, in some parts it's foggy. We spun and had to reverse, we lost a lot of time."
"We survived, this stage was incredible. We went like when my mum goes shopping. We hit a straw bale, we also hit a tree, we are happy to be here."
"Not easy to see anything, it was really slippery. Sometimes it's quite dangerous, the final part with big trees is little bit too much."
"We are missing something in the setup of the car in these conditions."
"Very bad, not good. Slippery like I have never see this before. Really difficult."
"Really difficult, very slippery. Hard to keep concentration for 20 minutes in these conditions."
"I gave everything to it, this morning is going pretty well. Lot of standing water, I have never seen such wet stage. But it's OK."
"Lot better, no problem. But the time is bad, my confidence is below zero."
"No traction, I tried to drive clean, if I pushed I would crash. Really slippery stage."
"Quite difficult, I went safe in some places, but it's OK."
"I don't know, maybe the time will be good."
"It was a tricky stage, very slippery, but we did what we could. We are recovering from yesterday crash and getting to the rhythm."
"Really difficult, in these conditions, especially in the fog I was struggling with the pacenotes, sometimes I completely forgot where I was. In some places I was braking too early, but the time is not so bad."
"Like yesterday - twisty, narrow and slippery. And today it's even rainy like hell."
"Very wet, the weather is not good."
"The brakes are dead, on the downhill I had to push the pedal hard. It's difficult."
"I'm just laughing, but it's instead of crying. We can't see anything."
"Learning the tyres, we are really going out of pace. Backing off a lot, but OK, no drama."
"It's difficult to meausre the grip, the grip level was changing very often. But it was a clean run for us."
"I'm speechles after the stage, so much happened in there. We had few moments, we also hit a rock with front right tyre. Very difficult stage for us."
"We have a problem with water pressure."
"I thought I had a puncture, I hit a rock. But it's OK."
"We got it maybe 7 kilometers before the finish."
"I had clean run, but it's difficult to see through the window. The communiation in the car stopped for a while, I don't know why. We have to be clever, it's our first time with Hyundai in such conditions. Little bit difficult but we are here."
"First time in the rain. We had two spins, the road is crazy slippery."
"We spun. We changed the setup from yesterday and it's better. But we spun and I have to fint back the confidence. It was quite slippery."
Car didn't start -> Rally2
"It's good to be here, I tried to push but I thing there was low grip. It was pleasure in the car, but the time is not so good. We will see tomorrow, lot of kilometers, I will try to push."
"Difficult morning with no brakes, but we improved the car and we do more changes for tomorrow. Let's see what we can do in the next day."
"It will be cmpletely rally tomorrow. I hope to continue like today."
"I'm happy with today, we tried to attack, big push. We are happy to beat Sindre Furuseth."
"It started really bad, but step by step we tried to improve. Tomorrow we want to keep pushing."
"Completely different rally, we are learning and trying to enjoy it. We are lucky to be here. We improved with every kilometer, I'm happy."
"It's amazing when you think everyhing is lost, suddenly you are back in the race. We are very happy with today."
"I think I have nothing to complain, I was only struggling because the roads were new to me. But so far it was good today."
"We have nothing to lose, we are ten minutes back, so we wanted to enjoy and had a big show and fun here."
"The car was perfect today."
"The grip was great, driving this car is always pleasure. I have to improve my driving a lot, I'm trying."
"We had it all today, rolled, three punctures, powersteering, so many things. But I'm happy we are third in our championship."
"Really enjoying our driving, things worked really well today."
"I'm happy with my pace, no big problems today."
"I'm little bit surprised. Our position is good not because of problems of other drivers but because of our pace. We did good tyre management today, the setup was also working well. Really really good day."
"Not everything can be perfect. We are looking forward for tomorrow."
"The first loop today was very difficult. We have some options for tomorrow, but the differences are to big now."
"Frustrating day, it's all I have to say."
"This stage was amazing, very nice. Little bit slippery, but we are happy."
"Very slippery, I don't know why. We changed tyres, adjusted setup, but... It's usually very funny stage. Maybe next time."
"These stages are so difficult to me, I always try to find the rhythm, we keep on working."
"My time is not good. Tomorrow is another day."
"I really enjoy it, but this stage is crazy, with many stones and rocks it's not easy with this small car."
"It was quite good, now we are going to have fun in the super special and then sleep."
"Getting better and better. More confidence with the car, the feeling is good. Tomorrow will be tough day, I think the weather will change, it will be interesting."
"It was tough, we keep on going, staying focused."
"The car is good, I try to avoid hitting the rocks and keep the pace."
"I have a puncture on the front right, all OK with the car, but the time is not good."
"Big battle, now we have to push hard. It's good. Tomorrow it will be still a long rally."
"It's amaziong, good fun. I completely lost brakes in Sete Cidades. But now in the uphill we could go flatout."
"We pushed hard in the previous stage and I think it's good now."
"I'm sorry for Sergey, it's not the right way of racing. But it's unbeliavable."
"Luckily we have one more spare."
"I think we have little advantage as this stage is new for everyone. So the gap to the regulars is not so big."
"I enjoy it more and more, but now we had a small error in the pacenotes and we made a mistake and went very wide."
"We enjoyed it, very very good."
"In the middle of the stage we went through of lot of rocks. So maybe we got the puncture there."
"We missed a hairpin, we spun and the engine stalled. We'll see how it goes."
"We improve stage by stage little bit. We now need to get the car to the finish."
"Thanks to the organizers for this stage, five stars, really enjoyable. I'm happy."
"I did some little mistakes. Not bad, unfortunately we lost a lot of time in the morning."
"Incredibly difficult rally for me, mentally. Everyone behind is pushing me, I need to stay positive."
"It went smoothly, but three kilometers before the finish we hit a rock and I thought we had a puncture. Luckily we made it through without problem."
"Some problems in the back, no brakes."
"It was OK, no big mistakes. The feeling is getting better with the car, the time as well so we want to continue like this."
"It was good, we have two new tyres in the back and we will change it now."
"We have quite big problem, we hit something on the previous stage and got a puncture."
"Much better now, but lot of rocks in the stage."
"I tried to push, but I think we have no grip on the wheels."
"One of my favouŕite stage. The time is not bad, we are happy to be here. We wanted to save brakes."
"In narrow section I touched the bank. In the end in the donhill it was slippery but it's the same for everyone."
"We lost a lot of time with finding the place where to change the tyre. The time we had to Alonso is now gone. But we found the problem with the powersteering, it's in connector. It will be fixed."
"We have two more stages today and tomorrow will be also tough."
"Now it was much better, not so slippery. We were pushing hard."
"It's better, we made little setup changes before the stage. But I hit a stone on the right in the stage and thought I had slow puncture. So in the end I drove carefully."
"I just enjoy it. I don't push, I just drive the car. It's quite OK, I'm happy to be back with the confidence."
"We survived, it's really difficult. But very nice rally. No problem, only the pop-off opened two or three times."
"It was difficult, but not bad. It's getting better."
"It was really narrow, some corners were really tricky."
"It's getting confident with every kilometer. I'm really happy, not bad."
"There were some stones in the final part, we propbably got it there."
"We feel really good now, the car is working good. No reason to back off, we are keeping the pace."
"It was bit easier now, much more grip and clean lines. Some moments I went down with the rhythm, but I'm happy."
"We had a puncture in the last stage so we had to get carefuly through this one."
"I enjoyed it as in the furst run, but now I could give more push. No problems, this stage is extremely difficult. We did some tyre management today, tomorrow will be tough day."
"We had some issue with the car between the stages. But I'm happy with the driving."
"It was much better, we changed the car's height and the time is little bit better."
"I think the grip is OK, but outside the lines it's more slippery."
"I hit something and the car is strange when I turn to the right. The stage was fine but I need to get more confidence in the car."
"I think we drove with the puncture maybe half of the stage. It was difficult, but I think it was only slow puncture."
"It was OK, but we have lot of dust in the car."
"I had again strange feeling in this stage."
"Better now, we have brakes. We are in the back so we have lot of rocks on the road and have to protect the car."
"Bit better, but we got a puncture. We will see on the next one."
"The road is now completely destroyed. We tried to push but also needed to drive carefuly."
"We didn't do great time, we try to push on the next one."
"We didn't do great time, we try to push on the next one."
"We fixed everything in the service, we have new car now. We had clean run for the first time now."
"No powersteering, already from the stage start."
"The guys in front are way ahead and they know the roads well. We have similar time Teodosio, it's OK."
"First af all the team did great job about the car. It's now harder and it's completely different car, the feeling is great now."
"Everything is OK, really good. I love all this."
"Everytime second loops are no surprise anymore, it's much much better. We have a lot of fun. Still it's very narrow and slippery, but the car behaves so good."
"It's getting better with every kilometer. Very narrow stage, very tricky for us."
"It's not easy with the broken window, but it's part of the game. This was the first proper stage without any problem."
"The stage is more clean and the grip is better. So we enjoed the car, the feeling was good."
"Bit better, but difficult. The most difficult stage for me, I don't like this one."
"Second time here so more knowledge in new sections and more grip, we could push little bit more."
"Three or four kilometers back we felt the tyre. We need to go flatout from now."
"No problem, we are keeping steady pace. This stage is tricky with many narrow corners. I was driving very careful."
"It was much much better now."
"It's better, we changed the setup of the car, it's higher now. Now we have new tyres and it's better. We will see if it the strategy works."
"It was little bit better, but there was a lot of small rocks in the middle of the stage."
"Not good, I pushed really hard, but it's very slippery."
"We have some problem with the engine."
"Everything is OK."
"I did little mistake on the volcano stage. We learn many things, but it's coming."
"Quite good, I really enjoyed it. The time is 50:50 good and not good, but I'm getting confident to the car. "
"We drive with damaged arm so it's not very easy. But we will repair it in the service and in the afternoon again maximum attack."
"We improved a lot, the feeling is better. But the grip was changeable. But it's OK."
"We were struggling with brakes all the morning. We will see in the afternoon. When I push the car the car doesn't go straight, something is wrong."
"I tried to push very hard, but the time is so bad."
"On the uphill I did little mistake, but all OK so now we will check the car in service."
"Completely new stage again. Couple of mistakes. Lots of understeer."
"We did a good time, but we are still in the fight. This stage was very slippery in the beginning, I couldn't find the right rhythm."
"It's not to possible to drive, we had to change the wheel in the previous stage."
"We hit a wall on the volcano stage. But the car works, we feel comfortable."
"This one was shorter so I wasn't so worried about the brakes overheating, I tried to push more. We will adjust the setup for the second loop."
"I'm struggling to brake the car, I don't know if it's my driving style. We are really pushing when we are feeling goog, but then we overshoot some junction again."
"Everything OK, but the time is not very good. But I'm happy."
"So far so good. Everytime we arrive to the finish we arre happy. This stage was really really twisty and narrow."
"Interesting morning, much better than yesterday. I'm happy with our times being first time here."
"Everything OK, but we stalled the engine and had to restart it twice. Learning the car. It's way different to Fiesta, we are changing the driving style little bit, but enjoy it."
"This one is new for everybody, we will see in the afternoon. We want to continue pushing. When you have such difficult morrning you have to stay focused."
"Not bad, really tough stage. We had no grip, this compound was good for the whole loop, but not for this stage."
"So frustrated, last year I went here so relaxed, now I only need to calm down as much as possible. I'm putting too much pressure on myself."
"It's something new for me, we are in new positions. It's special for me, I'm happy. The pace is good, no major problems."
"This one was quite hard. We learn every stage, I also don't want to do any stupid mistake."
"Very difficult, this is special stage that I love, but unfortunately in the beginning the stage was rough and the car was jumping. But we are here and we also have more tyre opritons for the rest of the rally than the others."
"Everything is OK. It's difficult to find a grip, but our team did a good job, we have a good setup."
"In this stage I was braking too late in one place and had to do 360 turn."
"Very slippery, but everything is OK. We are here, maybe next loop will be better because we will not clean the road."
"We had a quite a big moment at the volcano section."
"So much fun, but we also had few terryfying moments. Great expreience."
"I made a mistake on brakes and hit a wall. We changed the left puncture, but now in the finish we lost the right wheel."
"We had a damage on the first stage of the day so the steering wheel is not straight anymore."
"Really amazing, we tried to push. Not bad, but we have to improve in next stage."
"Everything is wrong, two punctures, broken driveshaft, no clutch, terrible morning for us."
"I think the rhytm was good, but I don't know. "
"It's my first time I do this stage in normal conditions and it's amazing."
"Just bit of optimism."
"I was little bit scared in the end because my brakes were overheated. I had to push one or two times to make it work. I drive too carefully."
"We spun few hundred meters from the finish line, we had some mistake in pacenotes. This stage is really really tricky."
"Very good, this stage is fantastic, very nice."
"This special stage is the hardest in the Azores rally. Last year we did it in deep fog and this year we can see how deep the volcano is."
"Big moment, I almost left the stage. It is difficult, very narrow, but lot of people. I hope in next pass we will make better time."
"After start of the stage I was too wide in one corner, it was a bit of roller coaster. But we are still there, we have no alarms in the car, it's OK."
"Amazing stage as always. We had a problem in one corner where the pacenotes were little bit too optimistic."
"A spun, I had to reverse. I lost a lot of time, maybe 20 seconds."
"It was nice, but I went little bit down on my rhythm at the end of the stage. Also the the donwhill was more slippery than previous times."
"We spun with the car and couldn't restart it for maybe 40 seconds. It went so well and now this."
"Crazy difficult stage. On the tarmac section we hit something on the straight. I lost a confidence, we had a clean run but I took it carefully on the volcano."
"Not good, I have annoying problem with the car. Something with the engine cut."
"I think there is some stone in the wheel. The beginning of the stage was a disaster, with old tyres on the rear the car was moving a lot. Normally I am fast on this stage."
"This stage is fantastic. Very difficult to open the road, it was very slippery, not any grip. It was fun, but not good for the time."
"Very slippery. We changed the setup and it was bit better, but not enough."
"The road is opened and clean. We had three bigger moments, but nothing serious."
"Lots of rocks, rough surface. But I think the next stage will be better."
"Not good at all, I have strange feeling with the car and I don't know why."
"There is a lot of rocks, we have to by careful with tyres and everything. Yesterday was not good for us, today we have problems with brakes. The car is strange, I don't know what it is."
"It was good, I tried to push, we will see on the next stage. It will be a great one."
"I think very good. We tried to attack and the time is very good. Difficul stage, very narrow, but we are happy. Big push."
"It was completely different from yesterday, we had a lot of lose gravel today."
"We went straight, couldn't turn and went off. We lost a lot of time."
"I hit a wall because of the puncture."
"Hell stage, I think there is no other rally like in Azores. Maybe in Ireland, but it's on tarmac. I was little bit cautios here, I was careful about brakes overheating." / Pekelná zkouška, Azorům se podobá snad jen Irsko, ale to je na asfaltu. Byl jsem moc opatrný."
"Really really narrow."
"The car is working, the team did good job. Unfortunately we lost ten minutes yesterday, but now we can now collect experience. Now it was good, we had to reverse once, we will make it little stiffer for the next stage."
"I like these difficult stages."
"When you think some stage is really narrow, you than find road which is even more narrow!"
"It was a good stage, I enjoy it a lot, we have fun."
"Really tight stage. Today we start later and have much more grip. We get used to the car as well, it's better than yesterday. We have more fun."
"There are too many rocks on the road. But it's part of the game."
"The stage was fine, some big rocks on the road, but luckily the bottom of the car is strong."
"I drove too carefully, I was too slow. Not good."
"Very slippery, for everyone of course. Cleaning a lot, very narrow and very difficult. But we managed it without any big mistakes, we had to be precise in there."
"I feel much better today, overthinking many things over night. There were some massive rocks in there. It was the most narrow stage I have ever driven."
"At the beginning we hit some rock with front right. It distracted me little bit, but the time is not bad, we had a good run. I thought we had a puncture but the tyre seems to be all right."
"I overshoot one junction, I'm not very confident. The rest of the stage wasn't very good."
"Difficult, I made some changes to the car. I have a strategy for the tyres, I have older tyres on the rear because we will need new ones later."
"The road was very slippery, hard to drive."
"Very slippery, very hard. Our position today is not good, I hope to not loose very much."
"It was slippery and narrow, we had a big moment after 500 m from the start on fifth gear, the car went across the road. But everyting OK."
"We have some problems with the front of the car after what happened in the shakedown. The car is very difficult to drive."
"It is great to drive this car. We did a mistake when we had a puncture. It was strategic not to participate in the qualifying stage."
"Now we can relax a bit. The car had minor problems but I'm enjoying it a lot."
"I'm quite happy, but I did some mistakes it was possible to do better and the car is ok. "
"I don't like this stage. I did some mistake but is ok."
"The proper stages start tomorrow. I did a stupid mistake in the tarmac section in one of the previous stages. "
"We had a problem in the SS1 so it was impossible to do better. Tomorrow will be difficult because we will be the first car in the road."
"Very difficult first two stages, specially the first one but we are quite happy and we are in a good position for tomorrow."
"Very difficult and very slippery. The car is not 100%. This stage was very difficult, with a lot of rocks."
"Step by step and I have some ideas about what to change for tomorrow. I will try to change the setup of the car to improve tomorrow."
"New car and a puncture where we lost 18 secs. Tomorrow is another day and still a long way to go."
"The stages are very difficult, very slippery and my tires are destroyed."
"I think it was my mistake, but is just a puncture, no damage."
"Very slippery, but it was ok."
"A lot of stones so we did it carefuly."
"Not a good start at all, we choose the wrong option."
"The stage was nice and we had a clear run of problems."
"We are trying our best after the problems in SS1."
"I'm not feeling 100% confident in the car."
"Ok, the car is not so good but it was not so bad. The car is moving a lot. We are giving everything."
"I made a lot of mistakes mainly in the faster part of the stage. The car is fantastic."
"We had a front right puncture at km 1. It is part of the game. Still a long way to go."
"The car sttopped from nothing at km 3."
"We are learning the roads. I'm getting confidence from stage to stage. It's very slippery."
"The same as before. It was really difficult when we are one of the first cars in the road."
"It was very slippery i one of the last corners, we damaged the wheel."
"Learning the car, the beginning was really careful. Struggling with the feeling little bit, I don't know how the car would react yet."
"I clipped some barrier. Very messy stage, but the stage time is not too bad."
"Little mistake in the start, the engine stopped. But except this everything was OK."
"Crazy difficult stage. I think the car was little bit stiff. But we had clean run, no big mistakes, good fun."
"We hit a curb on the left. The rear arm is bent."
"Very dufficult, no grip at all. Something is wrong with the dampers."
"It was OK."
"Very slippery, but everything is OK."
"It's already full of ruts, it was also slippery like hell, all the time from one side to another. But first proper stage with this car, we are happy."
"We have some vibrations in the car, it was really really hard, I even couldn't hear my co-driver. I need to find my confidence."
"We were struggling with slippery road, we had two moments. We are learning how to drive on this." / "Bojujeme s kluzkou tratí, měli jsme dvě krizovky. Učíme se na tom jet."
"More or less difficult stage. We were third on the road, so we do what we can."
"First on the road, we are sweepeing. It was difficult, very slippery."