Rally Liepāja 2019
ERC #3 • ERC 2 #3 • ERC 3 #3 • ERC Ladies #3 • ERC 3 Junior #3 • ERC 1 Junior #3 • Baltic Rally Trophy #1 • Abarth Rally Cup #2
23. 5. – 26. 5. 2019, Liepāja • gravel 205.96 km • Other years
It's better than to stop beside the road without a wheel.
I'm very happy, this is important results. I hope to continue in the ERC like this.
It's nice, first of all it's good we do not need the insurance company. We learned a lot about this ca, we enjoyed it a lot.
I'm happy for this victory, it's very important to me. Thanks to the whole team.
"The rally was really interesting for me. Quite hard weekend, but really nice stages."
"It was a great weekend. We had some mistakes, it was difficult with this car, but it was a perfect lesson."
I like every stage here. It's my first finish this year, I'm happy.
I'm really happy with the weekend. I did massive step in my development on gravel. I'm happy to be here.
"Very difficult weekend, we had a lot of work on the car all the weekend."
I went off the road in the previous stage, but anyway I'm happy and lucky to be here in the finish.
"I did some mistakes and my driving was not perfect, but we are here. I look forward to another rally."
I'm happy to be here in the finish of the rally. The car was new for me.
"On the previous stages we almost rolled in one rut, the car went on two wheels. But now we finished the Rally Liepaja, yes!"
"We drove through carefully, basically it was quite frustrating weekend for us. We look forward to Poland."
"Bad weekend for us because we had to retire yesterday, but it was fun to drive on these stages."
The car wasn't working well, I hope I'll be back stronger.
I think it's a good result, the championship is still on.
I'm really happy, it's good to get the podium here.
I'm quite happy, it was a good rally, we did a big development.
Good points. We were expecting something better for sure, but we did some mistakes. Still it's incredible and I'm happy with this.
"We hoped to win when we came to the rally and the team did everything for that."
"I had so much fun, with the muddy dirt it was like completely different rally."
I did a mistake in qualifying and didn't have good start position, but today it was better and I learned a lot about the car.
It's been quite tough learning experience. I hope in Poland we improve.
I have to say thanks to the whole team, it's good to be back. I need more training, hopefully we will be in Poland.
Comeback to the rally, great feeling. I'm happy about it.
"I lost the rally already on qualifying. But today was quite OK, better than nothing."
It's amazing, so perfect race. OK some stages weren't so good, I was too cautious, now I did what I was doing whole weekend, going flatout and winnig the stage. This is the biggest day of my life. I'm happy!
"Everybody can be happy we finally finished."
"The funny thing is that I made this rally every year since 2014 and never won it. But I hope it comes soon. It was really nice."
We fixed the radiator before the stage. I'm happy we made it to the last.
Last two stages I gave it everything. I'm happy, thanks for being here.
For the championsip it's really good, we scored our maximum. In general it was a good weekend for us, we didn't have any problems, I did one mistake yesterday, but I'm happy.
We have to be satisfied with ourselves. The stagetimes were good, generally it was good for us. Thanks to the whole team, it's their work.
We tried in this one, but I didn't enjoy it like yeterday. I'm happy to finish the rally, it's good for the future.
"It was not what we expected. We were pushing, but I need more kilometers in the car obviously. But in the end we are happy."
"We enjoyed the whole weekend, we learned a lot about the stages, car and tyres. The stages are absolutely perfect here."
My car is too low for the ruts. I took it easy, I'm feeling good.
"Everything OK except me. Too much pressure from people who want me to win the championship. Lot of things to improve and develop."
"It was quite steady. The surface is very very rough."
"There is a hole in the radiator, we were pushing hard"
"Second loop looked drier so I wanted to push more, but the surface was so bumpy, next stage I probably calm down."
"The tyres were working quite well. The middle part was quite destroyed so we took it easy."
"I had a big moment on a 90-left corner, we went on two wheels. We just need to go to the last stage and do our best."
It's not going well at this moment, the car is moving so much, it's hard.
"We treid to enjoy, nothing esle we can do. We did a bad thing, we put on the car harder tyres."
"Previous stage was quite slippery, this one had more grip."
"I stopped in this stage three years ago. Now little mistake in corner, we have to check the car."
"We are now in ERC2."
"It was enjoyable, the conditions were good, we enjoyed the grip, it was fast and flowing."
"Very very difficult to drive in these conditions."
"It was better than the last one, but I need more grip in slow corners,"
It's good, the car drives perfectly, we need to get used to it on wet.
It's really crazy and slippery. My second stage on wet gravel, I need more time with that.
Gorgeous stage, we had so much fun. I'm happy with the performance, it's superfun.
I don't have a confidence with my car.
Not raining hard, but it's quite wet. Let's see next time.
I'm enjoying the push, but the times are not OK.
Everything is OK now. We went slow in the beginning, I'm not trusting the grip.
"My Peugeot is not a lion, maybe a cat. I have no power."
We are trying everything, it's really hard.
"Nothing wrong, but there something stuck in the rear wheel."
"The tarmac section was slippery, the wheels blocked and I had to go straight to the field."
It's little bit slippery. But I'm happy, it goes well.
"Everything good, I try to push."
"Reasonably happy. We are little bit struggling with the tyres, they are little bit worn out already."
"Very very good, this is my favourite stage."
"Not good enough, I hope second time I can push more."
"The wipers are on but the rain is not so heavy. We change now the tyres from front to rear and go again."
This stage is quite good. It's raining, but it's not slippery so we can go fast.
"We have a lot of fun in these stages."
"I was very slow and clean in there."
"The time is bad, nothing special."
I had a moment at the start, it wasn't very nice so I slowed down then.
Good stage, I want to push more. The road position is a massive factor in this rally. It's so much fun to drive this car flatout on these stages.
"This stage is quite slimilar to Finland. Some places were really slippery, there was one corner slippery like on ice."
"No problem, the stage is exciting in the rain. But no problem, we had a clean run."
I'm quite happy with the stage. This one was nice, the car is working really well. I'm happy. I want to stay on the road and learn.
Not easy, it's really difficult. I hope it will be better in second run.
"We need more rain, we are really really pushing, some big slides, we can use the soft tyres now."
"Little bit difficult stage because of the stage, but the previous one was more slippery. I enjoy."
"Not so bad I think, I try to do my best only."
"The grip was changing, sometimes it was really slippery."
"Little bit more slipper so I took it more carefully."
"Very slippery maybe because of the rain, but it was much more grippy than we expected."
"We had some mist on the windscreen, but not so bad. The grip was changing little bit."
"I was little bit careful in narrow sections but in the fast the speed was OK."
I don't know. I think that we go flatout, but the times are not good.
"I had the heater on in the middle of the stage and lost the concentration little bit."
"It was good, sometimes in more tricky sections it was more slippery than I expected."
"We are little bit struggling with the grip in the corners."
Again absolutely new experience, I'm not confident. It's difficult to keep the car on the road, it's really slippery.
"It was good, but I think we made wrong choice of tyres."
I try to do my best, it's not easy with the rain to follow the lines. But it's good.
"It feels good, we try to do our best. Guys behind push really hard."
"We took wrong tyres and we are struggling little bit. There is not so much rain so we will see."
"Everything is good. We take no risk, but the time is OK."
"We made some mistakes, I slid out in tight corner."
It's better today, yesterday was like everything against us, today we can show we have the pace.
"Not so well, I drove too much careful because I thought it would be mores slippery."
We had a clean stage and it's OK.
Little bit slippery, I didn't hear the pacenotes very well.
"Fantastic stage. We went slowly, no risk."
We are relaxed, it's OK for us. We are just steady and enjoying the roads and learning.
"I hope to get as much rain as possible, we could improve then. We are trying something new now."
Happy to see the road mode on the dash now. Different kind of surface, not so bad. It's fun.
"Lot of lose gravel and wet, very strange feeling. But we had a clean run, in the middle section I took it really carefuly."
"I took it too much careful because of the rain. We are trying different tyres compound, we are learning for the future mainly."
"Bad stage for us, we have no boost."
"We took soft tyres and in the beginning we were really struggling, but then it was quite OK."
"More slippery with the rain. We pushed, but first we have to get known the stage."
In first corners I thought I lost my brakes. But I'm happy.
"The condition of the stage is perfect, I pushed and improved by 15 seconds from the first loop."
"Good special stage finally. OK, finally we enjoy."
"Quite OK, the balance of the car is good, I enjoy to drive."
"Everything OK, I enjoyed the stage a lot."
"This time it was better."
This time it was OK. No spin now, it's progress.
No big issues, fun stage. It's good performance, but it could be better.
Much way better. I don't know the times, but I have so much fine.
"I tried to push and we will see."
It was much better, I think the is good. We will improve the setup and push harder, that's the plan for the afternoon.
"The roads are even more destroyed. Yesterday the road was clean and more slippery, now there is 20 or more cars in front of us and there is a lot of ruts."
"We are trying to push."
"We are still having the problem. We are now going to service and I hope we fix it."
I went flatout all corners, no mistakes, but I don't know where to get the time. I don't know, I'm not happy.
"Really good stage, really enjoying."
"Really enjoyable. Happy with the loop."
"That was interesting, we were turning the wipers on and off every 30 seconds."
It's difficult, the grip level is higher, we have to keep pushing.
"Surprisingly we had some rain in the middle of the stage. I felt like I did much better job now, it was cleaner."
"It was a good run, quite happy. Looking forward to having some rest now."
I'm stupid, I drove with opened bonnet the whole stage. I forgot to lock it before the stage.
"The tyres are worn. We tried little bit now."
"It was quite fun, I like fast stages."
"It was pouring down so I was little distracted. We could do it much better."
"Very big moment, we went straight in one corner, luckily there was no ditch."
"Now I felt much better, we are going really fast. just need to find right braking points. It was raining quite heavy in the middle of the stage."
Now everything is fine. In service we will get new tyres. It's hard to slow down this car compared to R5, but OK.
It's raining, but I think the stage is not getting slower.
"We took it easy. I lost some time in one corner."
I try to push, but it doesn't work. It's in me.
"Now it was really really fast stage. Four more stages to go, we need to keep the confidence."
"We do everything we can. Maybe we were pushing too much here, I don't know."
It's feeling really good, I can push more. I enjoy it, anything can happen, we still have a chance.
"We just need to get through to the service, on the road section we have to keep low rews."
"It was very good for us, no problems. This stage was very very fast. We had some rain so we maybe were lucky compared to guys who go behind."
"Now it was enjoyable, in second pass we tried to push little bit more. We are quite satisfied with our performance."
"Not big issues, we tried to push in this one. There is nothing more to do, we are cleaning but we have so much fun."
"Second time here now, the feeling is much better."
Slippery, I'm not pushing. I changed my driving line and trying to get confidence.
Some kilometers it's good, some not.
"So far so good, the speed is OK. The Italian is pushing hard, but we enjoy."
"Very nice stages, this was narrow. I feel comfortable."
"Difficult stage to stay in line, I need to continue like this."
"I have to be happy, I feel comfortable on wide roads, but this was tight and twisty."
Now it's getting better and better. We can't complain.
Lot of rocks on the road. I tried to stay on the road only, I don't have the performance this weekend.
"stopped in the stage"
"Much better than in the first loop, we changed the setup and it was good."
I tried something different in style, but it wasn't working, the time is not good. But I need to stay calm, I don't want to destroy second car.
"Nice and iteresting, but the ruts are challenge now, some corners are already destroyed."
OK, we tried to push, let's see.
"Enjoying, I did some mistakes in there, but OK."
Maybe we have no speed like the others, but we are happy. I'm trying to be better, but I can't.
"It was crazy. We were trying."
"We went flatout in the end to get back to the rhythm. It went well."
"It was OK, but drifting a lot. We use old tyres from yesterday."
Nice stage, I'm happy, I enjoy it more than I thought. Everytime we try anything new with this car.
"The last part was little more tricky, we had few moments in there, but we feel good."
"I made a mistake, I was out of the line. But i enjoy it a lot."
"It was difficult, very tight part in the end. Lot of stones, quite bumpy, lot different. But we had fun."
"I pushed hard, but our pacenotes are little bit safe today, we loose time with that."
"This time I was pushing. It was good."
I'm doing too many mistakes. It takes time to get to it. But I'm very happy with the grip.
"Not so good, we made a mistake in junction and went straight. But everything is OK."
"Maybe I was too careful. But no problems at all."
"Unbeliavable. I just drive in nice rhythm."
We changed the setup a bit, it feels OK. I like to push on roads like this, it's narrow and technical.
Not good really, it was really slippery. We hit two bales, this wasn't our stage.
So much fun, I enjoyed it so much. I wanted to push more, it's OK.
It's electric problem.
"The new part is very slippery, but OK, we had a clean run."
I'm still more and more happy with my driving today. But it's difficult when the grip is changing, hard to understand. Something new for me, I'm still learning.
It's really narrow and many rocks on the road. We tried very careful at this one.
"We are driving like with RWD car, no grip and we are sliding all the time. We are pushing and doing everything we can."
"Very slippery, but we learned about this stage and the next time it will be better."
"The feeling is much better. We try to enjoy but also to fight with competitors."
"Good time, clean stage. Today we are really pushing hard."
"All was good."
We don't know, the car stopped, we changed something but the car started to cut again.
It's quite OK, but we spun OK in the beginning of the stage. But we have fun.
"Not as consistent like in the first stage, but I enjoyed it for sure."
Little bit better, the traction is better than yesterday. But I don't know. We have problem with the grip but don't have a solution.
"For the feeling it was not so bad but the time is not good."
"We had a really good stage, I think the time is good."
Today it's quite good, but I'm braking too much in corners and losing time.
"We go as fast as we can. We are happy."
"We did some mistakes."
"Lot of dust in the car, but fantastic stage, really enjoyable."
I was pushing as hard as I could. Sometimes big slides and it wasn't good for the time.
"We want to stay on the road. Nice stage."
"Pretty steady, now we are just cruising having some fun."
Good stage, quite fast, I'm learning a lot.
Nice stage, we tried to push, the time is good. I was too slow in some corners, but I'm happy.
"Everything super, really incredible stage. We miss confidence in pacenotes in fast sections."
"I think I made it too careful."
"Lot of fun, this stage was beautiful. We really enjoy it."
Much better than yesterday, it's OK.
"Really tricky, I think it was better than the first one."
Lot of small mistakes, obviously we are not far away. We can do pretty good speed, I'm happy.
"Now everything is nice, I think good run."
Clean run, it's much better to run in the back of the field.
We had some minor mistakes. We are learning the R5 car kilometer by kilometer. Could be better, but it's good.
"I was pushing. Nice and clean in narrow sections. I was pushing, but no risk."
Not bad, but I have a lot of pressure from the team and it's not good.
"This was quite good. In few places I was too careful."
"Amazaing, so fast. Really enjoyable, I absolutely love it."
I can't switch the car to the road mode. We are trying.
"We are having pretty nice morning with smooth driving. We do what we can, enjoyable drive."
"The feeling is now better, but the time is not so good as I wanted."
"Our pacenotes are not ready for going fast, also there are no lines on the road."
"I was flatout, pushing really hard. The problem today is the grip level."
"The stage was very slippery, but quite OK."
"Little bit slow."
"Good, opening stage, we did it in a good rhythm, nice stage."
The feeling is better, we changed a lot of things on the car and it's bit better.
"It was good, but we can do it better."
"Really nice stage, but I did one small mistake losing some time."
Sliding too much, the car is sliding and it's fun, but not good for time. In the next stage I try to be smoother.
The first stage went well. I think I'm going to improve. We try to improve how to drive the car, then we will change the setup.
All good, not opening the stage. Yesterday was a challenger, today you find the lines and it's much more clean.
"I want to thank the team for fixing the car so we can be here today."
"We had to retired yesterday due to sheared wheel studs, now we are back happy to get some experience."
"I think we made a good stage. We tried to be clean and the time is not bad. The next one will be critical for the time."
"Few corners we could go faster, but it was good."
Good stage, it's OK start.
"It was rear diff yesterday. Now I think it will be a great day."
Again lot nervous, in the middle I couldn't concetrante on pacenotes. But nice stage.
"Quite fast section in the end, but enjoyable."
"Very good, we had a clean run. Now will be the long one, big push."
"I think it was not so good, I made some mistakes."
Amazing, good wake up stage. It's smooth and very good grip.
"Much much better."
"It was nervous again in the morning. The grip is very different."
For sure it's much better, now I realize what is it the right grip. Now I do in the car what I want to do.
"The start position is very good. But I forgot to start the right program for the gearbox so it took few corners when I realized the car is not working properly."
"Better than ayesterday, but we have to check something on the rear of the car, some strange noise there."
"Not bad at all. Big calm and no risk today."
Not easy, yesterday we went over limit, the package wasn't working well, we will see today.
"Not quite good, we were warming up new brakes so we were braking early in places."
It's OK. Thinking of the championship we need to be clever, it will be a long day and we have to do our best.
"We completely changed the setup from yesterday and it looks like it works pretty well."
"This one was really nice stage, but our starting position is not the best and there was a lot of lose gravel. But we had a good run."
"The plany is to be on the road firstly, we are one of the first on the road and the lines were terrible in some places."
Lot different today, starting early in the morning, there are no lines on the road. But it's good.
"Pushing like hell. We have really bad start position, so we can only push all the day."
"Unfortunately we have a new name - the cleaner. It was very slippery."
Really difficult, I was driving slowly. But I'm happy.
"Almost everything broke up on the last stage, we had to pump up the brake pedal. But we enjoy."
Here in Latvia it's just amazing, every kilometer is an experience.
The afternoon was quite OK. Let's see what we can do tomorrow.
"This stage is OK, lot of lose gravel before the chicane from R5s. Good day, we enjoyed it."
"We are happy, we started the day well, but I was sleeping in stage 2 and lost some time."
We missed a chicane, it's not my day.
"I enjoyed it a lot. Nice stages. We did few mistakes but we need to keep pushing."
"Braking too late, we hit a chicane."
"Good stage, absolutely flatout. I tried different style, but the time is not good."
The stages are very nice, but lot of rocks on the road. I was trying hard, but I don't know where is the problem.
"We hit a chicane, the braking was too short. But the time is OK."
"I overshot a chicane, I lost a lot of seconds. I tried to push hard, we will see tomorrow."
"Quite fast and good grip, I enjoyed it. I like fast stages and here it is very fast."
It's better stage by stage, but we tried to be careful here. It was a good day, the pace was very good, I'm happy.
"I overshot a junction, I stalled the engine on braking."
I have to push much more tomorrow. I'm happy to be in the finish, we enjoyed it.
Big fun, very nice stage. Again we had some problems but we are happy to be in the finish of the first day. We couldn't stop to the chicane but it was already destroyed.
"I have problem with brakes and we hit a chicane."
"Everything was clean now, we had no problem. Tomorrow new stages and day."
It's amazing feeling. We were driving slowly in the end because of tomorrow starting position.
Everything is so fast, we had a big moment in a chicane. We try to push as much as possible. I'm little worried about tomorrow starting position.
"It was great. I missed one junction, but it was nice. We learned a lot today."
This stage is my favourite, I progressed a lot here. I'm really looking forward for tomorrow, the stages will be more like this one.
I'm so happy, I'm shaking, unbeliavable. So happy.
"I overshot a braking point before one chicane, overall it was a good day, we were improving. We will see tomorrow."
"At the start I was struggling all the time, then it was getting better. But on the previous stage we destroyed the tyres too much and here were sliding a lot."
"On last stage we did quite big mistake, we probably lost one position for tomorrow which is stressing. But the car is good."
I'm happy, I was trying hard all the day. I know where to find the time and I look forward for tomoorow. I will give it everything.
"We enjoyed the whole day. The last stage was quite OK, but I pushed too much. "
"I think the tyres are worn out, but it was fun."
I'm really surprised. I had one big moment, but it was really good fun.
I'm enjoying today. Although we couldn't go flatout all the time we need to accept it and enjoy.
"I hope we can grab some time for the championship tomorrow."
Maybe a good day. We didn't make big mistakes, maybe we will be faster in the morning.
Another fast one, really exciting. I'm happy to finish the first day without any big problems. I hope tomorrow it will be easier for us.
"Like in the morning - really slippery and funny."
"Really really difficult, we are struggling."
"Really really good stage, clean. Just one small moment, I lost maybe two seconds."
"We have some brake issue."
Quite OK I think. Few places weren't so good, but OK.
"I made a lot of mistakes, bad braking to junctions and chicanes."
We tried to push hard, but I don't know. I do what I can.
"Another mistake by me, I missed the brakepoint and went straight."
"We went straight in a junction again. We had to reverse and lost a lot of time."
"I made a mistake and lost little bit of time."
"I was slow in the beginning, but the car is working, we are going step by step."
I enjoyed it, but the time is very bad. I don't know.
"Good battle, the frontrunners are really fast. Still we want to fight."
"Everything is OK, the grip level is better. Really good stage, only we did one small mistake, missing the junction."
I think OK, let's see what other guys do.
Very nice, I enjoyed it a lot. I'm happy.
I'm waken up now. We need to finish.
The car couldn't start leaving the service.
"Not good, we had a spin in very sharp corner, it was difficult tom me how to react to that. But everytime I look forward to the next stage."
"I hope to keep my category."
"We have so much fun. Our pacenotes are not as good as at others. But I have never been so flatout in corners."
We made some changes to the suspension, but I can't drive as I want to drive. We save new tyres for tomorrow so we just need to get through today.
"This time no mistakes, we had a good run."
"I pushed really hard, I think the Russian rocked pushed too. I really enjoy it, asbolutely great satge."
"All the time on the road."
I can't be satisfied with my performance, I was quite nervous. But we are here.
It's very nic, I start to feel the car. It's a new practice and it's going in good way.
"We had a pretty good stage, but we missed a junction and stalled the engine. We lost maybe ten seconds."
It's so much fun. I have to stop thinking about fun and start to think about what is fast.
"We enjoyed the stage, but I made a mistake on a junction, went straight and had to reverse. But the feeling was absolutely great."
"Really fast, lot of fun, good fun. I just need to keep pushing."
"Now it was good, the grip was much different, it was so enjoyable. We are doing outr best."
It was much better than earlier today, but it's difficult. Still so much lose gravel, but we had a good satge, there are also lots of spectators, we enjoyed it.
We had a clean stage, no mistakes, for me it's OK. The ruts are not so big.
"We were sliding a lot, big slides."
"Lot of ruts, but also better grip. I prefer these ruts because lose stones are more slippery."
"I tried to be clean. But we went off, we jumped out of the road. The gravel is quite uncomfortable now. "
I don't have any power.
I didn't enjoy it very much, we had a lot of dust in the car.
"That was a lucky one, we went off in the middle of the stage but we managed to get back on the road."
That was awesome, so much fun. I'm looking for the fafternoon, I really enjoy the driving.
Good, but I thought I had a puncture. But it's OK.
"OK, we tried to push. The time is not so bad, we are still fighting."
"It was really crazy, but we lost one corner and lost maybe twenty seconds. In the middle of the stage I went straight on the wood."
"The car is really great, I enjoyed a lot. But this stage was difficult for me, different kind of gravel."
For me good, but not for my body. We will see tomorrow, I'm quite tired after everything.
"I think the time could be much better but in the end we lost som in the dust."
"We pushed too much and after 500 meters on brakes we got stuck in one soft place."
"The grip was little higher in this one, it was quite enjoyable."
"Our stage was quite clean and the time is OK."
"Amazing stage, we tried to made a good run, I think it was good stage."
"Little bit better, I like long special stages. It was fast one."
"We had a good stage now, the car was perfect and we really enjoy that. Some jumps, lot of slides."
It's so loud in the car, the codriver needs to shout.
There is some problem but I don't know what.
I'm sorry for Remmenik, but for me good stage, I will push more.
"This one is really crazy, fast and narrow."
In the end there was a lot of dust, it's not a good feeling when you go flatout in that to a corner.
I have never driven so fast before, it's aboslutely crazy, we just love every corner.
We spun in one corner, but we will try in another one. It's absolutely fast.
Unbeliavable, the grip is changing a lot. The car switched off in one tight hairpin. It is great but I'm waiting for service.
I did a small mistake, I had a spin and lost few seconds. But it's good.
It's bit better now.
Quite OK, nice stage, I enjoyed it. I'm happy so far, it's OK for us. I want to improve my driving style in next stages.
"I was trying to be quick in this stage. We had a clean run but it was quite difficult. We need to be quicker and smooth."
"We had a puncture in the beginning in very fast section and went off, we alomst crashed. We changed the tyre really long time."
"On a really fast section I missed the confidence. A lost a lot of time then."
"I enjoyed this stage, everything OK, the car is absolutely fantastic."
It's amazing, but we are struggling with the road position for sure. We will see in the next loop.
Amazing, we enjoyed it so much. I'm lucke to drive a rally car here.
Lot of fun here, unfortunately I'm too slow.
Little bit slippery. We tried to go with my own tempo and it's not too fast.
"I had two moments before the end. But everything is OK."
"Incredibly fast and very slippery. But really enjoyable, I really like it."
"The puncture must have come near the finish."
I'm trying to get experience and I'm happy so far.
Really good, I'm so happy to be here. Very fast and enjoyable.
"OK, we were too careful and too much sliding in slow corners."
"Very nice, but in narrow sections there is a lot of rocks."
I think it's not good time, not a good pace.
I'm really surprised with the road conditions, there are big rocks in the line.
It was OK, I'm getting used to these crazy stages, but I enjoy it a lot.
"Good stage, clean one. We hit a big rock but hopefully everything is fine."
Quite good, my feeling is better, but it's not good yet. The car is quite good but maybe we do some changes.
The stage was OK, but I don't have a grip and confidence on flatout and fast corners.
"We did some mistakes. I want to improve and push to get better times."
"Quite OK, now we had better feeling."
"We had a puncture on last three kilometers."
Car is OK. Maybe I don't trust my pacenotes in some places.
"Not easy to find the grip."
"We were pushing more now, we are getting used to the car."
"OK, the car is very good. The time is OK, I continue like this."
"I pushed more little bit now."
"Quite good, fast, narrow and twisty stage."
It's nice, it's fast car, of course R5 is better in narrow corners, but this still can be fast.
"Little bit tricky in some places."
I'm happy to start in this position. Everyone is flatout, it's just crazy.
"It was great, unfortunately we missed a chicane, we probably were braking too late."
"We are getting used to the car, not taking much risk. Still the road is quite slippery, we expected it to be more clean."
I don't undestand becaues I was really carefull with the tyres, braking early and driving clean.
"You need a lot of confidence on these roads and I lost the feeling. "
The feeeling is getting better and better. We are improving. We have the same time like Habaj so it's good.
It's getting better and better.
"It was very good, the car was working very good, the tyres as well."
I'm not very confident. There was a rock in one sharp corner, it wasn't there in the recce.
"The second was much better, my confidence is going up again."
"Very fast and very nice, but in the end it was really tricky. We are pushing."
"It was better in here. I was careful with the pacenotes in previous stage, now we adjusted the speed. But we had a problem with pop-off few times."
Not too bad, we are cleaning lot, but that's life. But the car is misfiring, it's the pop-off. I try my best.
I don't think the time is good.
"Much better than previous stage, we try step by step to push harder. But we drive safe."
Quite slippy, the grip is not so high, it's difficult. We need to keep cool head.
"Again very slippery and very narrow we had to be careful."
Very fast, incredible. To be first on the road is a challenge, but it's so much pleasure.
"In some parts really good. We had to slow down because Elias had a crash."
Absolutely horrible, I don't have the confidence on brakes. I had two moments and also went off. I hope it will be better and better.
"The feeling was good and the car was OK, but I had no grip."
"Little bit slippy, it needed some attention but everything is OK."
"For the warmup it was OK but we need to be faster. We have to push."
"In the beginning I though something was wrong like lack of power."
We pushed hard, I did some stupid mistakes in few corners but I'm happy.
It's very fast stage, I'm impressed. We made a good pacenoes so I'm happy.
It's hard today. We enjoyed it much, but we have to work more for better times.
The car is really cool. It's fast and we have a lot of fun with powerslides.
"Nice start, it was OK. It was not so easy as I expected so I took it carefully but I think it will come."
It's OK, really enjoy to drive in these conditions. For this moment it's all OK.
"Difficult for me, we look forward to another stage."
It's OK, we just try not to push from the first stage.
"Not so good for Group N going after R5s, I hope we can have more confidence on the long one."
For the first stage it's OK, in some places we were braking too early, but it's just a first stage.
"Everything is new for us, car si new, tyres are new."
For the first stage I'm happy. Fast stage for us, it will be tough rally for sure.
"Excellent, the grip was good. It was slippery in places but the feeling is great."
"I feel like a fighter jet pilot, unbeliavable feeling. We are getting used to the car, times are not important."
I have correct tyre compound, I'm happy with the choice. We had a clean run, I was pushing hard.
"Not bad, waking up. Could be better, but OK."
"In some places I was too carefull, but in some places quite good and I think we can push in another stages."
I'm braking in all corners too much, I have to get used to the car. I lost much time with that.
"First part of the stage was very good but since the half of the stage the car started to be strange, I had not the right feeling."
"It was OK. The line was terrible, but I tried to push, it was lose everywhere."
"Unfortunately I was surprised because the stage was slippery for me. Few kilometers after start we had a big moment and from there I was going carefully."
"It was very nervous morning. We had some moments, but we did it and now we can take it more easy."
"Very very slippery and I did one small mistake. The grip was different from the qualifying, I was cautoius with my pacenotes."
There is nowhere where I haven't been wide. I made a big push, but we have to clean a bit. I try to enjoy.
"The confidence is not the best. The road is not really cleaned. But I tried to enjoy it."
It's OK, we tried to show a good tempo.
Amazing, you just have to keep the foot down in the fast sections. Still it's quite slippery.
"Not so hard as we expected, it was bit slippy."
"Fantastic, so much pleasure, we enjoy. At this moment we are leading Rally Liepaja!"