49. Barum Czech Rally Zlín 2019
16. 8. – 18. 8. 2019, Zlín • asphalt 219.63 km • Other years
ERC #6 • ERC 2 #6 • ERC 3 #6 • ERC Ladies #6 • ERC 3 Junior #6 • ERC 1 Junior #6 • Czech Republic #6 • Abarth Rally Cup #5 • Peugeot Rally Cup (CZ) #6
"It was really really difficult event. Dangerous and tricky rally."
"We are happy. It was long rally and this stage was difficult after big delay."
"This was best weekend of my careeer. Fantastic fight, beautiful stages. Thanks to my team and my father and mother. My dream come true here and Top 10 result is fantastic."
"Really nice to see the crowds. Without their support it would be not easy. Really good feeling to win again."
"I got puncture, it was my mistake. We need to check result and calculate point for the championship."
"I did my best. Massive thanks to my team."
"I gave everything into it. I'm happy we are in finish, this is most important. Thanks to all fans fo suppport, I'm speechless now."
"I was not really on the pace all weekend. But good result, I remember Poland. I'm really happy. Thanks to the team and spectators for fantastic atmosphere!"
"Now the car working really fine. This stage was nice. We are in finish, super. Thanks to all fans."
"Barum rally is not easy. We tried hard now, but it's not enough. Congrats to Wagner. 7th place is good but not dream result here for us."
"Unbeliavable. Such a difficult weekend. Big thanks to team and sponsors. Amazing to finish Barum rally in R5 car."
"We did very positive step on setup."
"The stage is tricky especially in the forrest part. Small shadows under trees so I drove it very slowly. Still one to go."
"Much better than in the morning without slowing down. Car is working perfect, big thanks to my team. Now we have to push."
Just comfortable run. It's quicker.
"Quite good run. One stage to go so let's concentrate for this one."
"Now it was okay. I was bit careful some places because big gap around me."
"Clean run. Wagner is still faster than me. We try to do our best and just waiting what the others do."
"We want to finish the rally, it would be great result for us and team. Difficult stage front of us."
So difficult. I made small mistake but lost just one second. I'm looking forward for next two stages, they are incredible.
"After the puncture is it not in our hands. J-B is doing good job for team."
"I was too slow in some corners."
"We have to help Ken Torn, this is a job we got to do."
"I go more slowly. It is not simple."
It's all or nothing. We trying to attack. We are very confident. We try to be very fast on last two stages.
Much better than in the morning. I get used these stages and it's more dry.
"More less the same. We should be careful in forrest."
Nice little Sunday drive. I'm driving so slowly, but we have to finish.
"We changed setup a bit. Safe pace, still two difficult stages to go."
"I don't know. I hit some rock or something. (FR wheel damage)"
"We put hard tyres and thanks to the Lord, because I hit something and thought we have puncture, but not."
"Stage was okay. But when you lost a motivation and three minutes after puncture like this then it's really bad."
"Excellent we brake later and later. But then we went straight at junction."
"We try to be fast because German rally next week, but without risk. One strange thing, someone put big rock in one cut which we run through during first run."
"It's okay, I don't like this stage. Bring on the proper stages. I'm staying relaxed. No mistake now."
"This one was good. I did it without any crucial mistake. Medium hard tyres, one spare. The pace is fast, hope it will be okay."
"Little bit hot for tyres, but okay. We have medium hard compound. "
"Nothing to complain about, good stage. Maybe I can push little bit more, but no reason."
"Simon is faster with every stage. The conditions were better now. We hope we will do Pindula without mistake and enjoy it."
"Much more grip compare to the first run. Cuts are not so muddy."
"I got puncture 7 km before finish. (front right wheel)"
Now I know what is flat-out. I'm sorry for Ken. I did lot of small mistakes and I had big moment over the crest.
"Morning has been good. The other drivers are flat-out, I have to take more risk."
"I had brake problems in this stage for last kilometers."
"At the moment is all okay. No mistakes, I want continue like this. Car and setup are okay."
"This morning was not so good, we lost lot seconds. Now we try to get it back."
"This special stage is crazy fast."
"This stage was much easier than Pindula but still very hard."
Long stage, but I'm delighted.
"Morning was perfect, but we have no experience with this car. We have to work more on this."
"Crazy. We had a spin and I had to restart the car. I took it carefuly, have to finish this rally. Still three stages to go."
"Very long stage, we had tyre overheating at the end, it was dangerous."
"Difficult day. We had nice run, but I made one mistake."
"New day, new life. We are experimenting with setup and it looks interesting. Times are not bad. But Jan is not pushing."
"Car is working really well. We try to enjoy it. Still three stages to go, we can't unestimate it."
changed a wheel
"I did spin on gravel, not far from the end. But the rest was okay, no problem. Just this little stupid mistake."
"This one was good for us. I'm quite angry because on previous one where I slowed down at Nikolay. Stewards decided not to sort that. So keep going and try to get back these seconds back on the road."
"Bit taking care about the tyres but at the end I was sliding so much. We preparing fo the afternoon."
"Quite okay. We are on the safe side, I want to finish on good position."
"I think it was good run. Nice stage, long. I know I was bit sleeping in the middle of the stage so it could be better. Finally it's more about racing than driving on the normal roads today."
"It's funny with R5. We drive to be safe and clean but maybe too safe. I feel I can push more."
"Terrible. We have hard tyres and had wait before start. It was tricky. I just want finish this rally. Everyone crashing."
"Difficult. Also we had cold tyres, it was so scary."
"There is lot of problems on stage. We had cold tyres and had to be cautious. We had not good feeling because this."
"We went off a bit on cold tyres."
"Beautiful stage, I enojy it. But so slippery in the forrest."
"I hit post in one corner, we slid on grass. We have lot of doors, no problem."
"Really pity that we cannot flat out, because this stage is beautifull. We have to go to finish and bring the title to Škoda."
"Really difficult stage. We had good rhythm on first one, now we were bit cautious. Proper stage is front of us."
"Tricky stage, absolutely no risk."
I'm not really satisfied with my performance. And we got info there is something in stage at start so I was bit nervous. I slowed down at Nikolay. But time is good.
"Quite okay, but there is crash so we stopped and check if the crew is fine. Then we took it easily."
"Some drops of rain. Nikolay had big crash, but they were out of car. I just slowed down. Tricky stage, quite slippery."
"It's my home stage but I didn't drive well. Mid part was so slippery and muddy. Time is nothing special."
"Tricky. To be honest I was not brave enough. In the forrest it was damp and slippery."
"We changed pads for this loop. Clean run. We have to find rhythm from yesterday."
"Quite difficult. Not good feeling on brakes, we lose some seconds."
"Narrow, very slippery, tricky. Very typical for the Barum rally."
"Time is bad, I don't know why."
"We have to think if we have to continue. I'm struggling with the handling."
"I think start was good. But in one corner I hit something and I thought we had puncture, but it just my feeling."
"Steady run, no big drama. We have to hard tyres for the long one."
"Perfect. We have stiffer setup and it was quite good."
"Like a new stage for me. We are unhappy as Březík was faster than we."
"This day will be long. We took this stage carefully."
"Last junction we had some mistake in pacenotes, we overshoot."
"It's difficult, but we trying go fast as possible. Taking no risk. There was lot of mud after cars front of use were cutting the corners. Pindula will be really tricky."
"That's fine. I don't like this Mickey-mouse stages. Really slippy. Looking for big push on next one."
"Plan is still the same. Win the battle. It will be tough of course. This one was quite good. Maybe just too wide in few corners."
"Our engine is stalling, it's bad. Problem with ECU."
"Hope it will goes better than yesterday. We will see."
"Quite slippery. You need big balls to push."
"Just relax. Looking forward to the next stage. This one was just warmup."
"It was really slippery. We were bit sliding. Not perfect but okay."
"Feeling is little bit better. But I think time on this stage is not good enough. Hope the next will be little bit better."
"Both guys made mistake, it's pity both guys made mistake. It was nice fight. There is one dangerous place after start, one bad fast left corner over crest, mud was anywhere. so dangerous. I hope nothing wrong will happened there."
Tricky, but enjoyable. I'm learning a lot.
"All the day we were not able to keep the pace with the others."
I was really careful because it's so dark and our lights are not good.
We did more kilometers, it's important.
"We had brake problems."
"Everytime I overheat brakes, after five km I had soft pedal. This stage was very tricky. But we are here."
This stage was little bit tougher. I wish do more rallying, I need experience. But it's better then at the beginning of this week.
"Bit more dry but we took it easy and steady."
We can't find out our pace, don't know why. But we are happy that we are in finish today.
"It was fine, but lot of mud. Very slippy. Tomorrow I want start from clean sheet."
"Quite difficult day. I tried to push here, but we had big moment."
Setup is better and better. I'm learning this rally. I'm looking for tomorrow, new rally.
We just keep our pace. Don't want to push too much, it's our maximum. Not over the limit.
"Not enjoyed. I have sh.. light. Very bad day for me. We will see tomorrow."
"I found it more muddy. I took it easy at the beginning."
It was so difficult day. I'm not happy with my driving in the night section.
"Very good day for first time here. We learn with every stage."
"What a long day! We drove last three stages with broken transmission."
This stage was really tricky. But I'm happy with this day, we scored points.
"We need to change brakes. We struggled."
"It was big fight with my healt today. Thanks to my team for support and great car. "
"We are looking forward to the bed. We had no real problems today, car was working well. Good night!"
"No powersteering. For last two stages."
Stage is completely muddy. So slippery. I'm happy to finish this leg.
"Lights was not working properly. I had no confidence. But definitely positive day."
"It's been a fantastic day. Massive thanks to team. We felt comfortable."
"I'm happy with the time. I compare it with Jakeš and Habaj only. We were cautious in the forrest. We just hit small stone limiting road border one km before finish. We are part of Walachian cup here in Moravia region without intention."
"This one was really good. I like driving in the night. But first part was terrible."
"Today was not best one for us. Optimistic element - the car is working well. We have to start again tomorrow."
" I don't have speed like last year, but don't know why. We have to find the speed tomorrow."
"The pace is high. We like this stage, but it's maximum what we can do here."
"Quite okay. Little bit tricky some places. I had small moment in the forrest. We survived it so we follow. It was close to the end."
"This one was very tricky. Full of mud in some corners, so I took it easy. Generally we can be happy with our performance today. But still lot of things we can improve for tomorrow. Big thanks to all supporters around the stages."
"For me it was day of Semetín. I really like this stage. It was day full of work, with long liasion like in WRC."
We have engine overheating. Transfer belt broken. It's shame. See you tomorrow.
"Quite okay. We are in the fight. We will see times of the other guys."
"It was a slow puncture, I decided to follow. Same like on Canary. Piece of sh.."
"Not as good as this morning but it's okay."
"This stage I like most today. We trying, but we don't want to do stupid mistake."
"Feeling was quite good but losing time to Kostka is not good."
"Car is running like before. Just difficult to get concentration after incident like this."
"We like it, nice stage. But time is bad."
This one was little bit tough. Some places like in the shadow and lights didn't worked properly.
"We improved our time from first pass. Really tricky some part. But same for everyone."
front left puncture
"Nice run. Really enjoying. Time is good, we do what we can."
"It's going fine. On next one we will need all lights. I switch the lightpod on one km into stage. It was better."
"I though we had a puncture few km into stage, stone on the road."
It's been alright. It was just tricky. Everything running perfectly.
"Not so bad. I lost a lot but I enjoy it."
"This one was really hard, I lost a lot. Previous one was good for me."
It's not better. Bit better than first loop, but still big gap.
"We are trying to improve pace."
I don't like Březová but Semetín is fantastic. Few moments but we are here.
"Tough. Stages are crazy. Driving is not great."
Little bit better but I don't know why the times not coming.
"We are starting find our pace. But these guys are crazy."
"Amazing stage, so atypical. So many crests."
"It was better for second time. But my time is not good. Tomorrow."
"Previous stage our time was just not good, nothing else."
"I think bad tyre choice, too soft on rear."
"I made one mistake in chicane on previous one. We are here and this is most important."
"The feeling is better. Setup is bit better, but this is crazy stage, not easy."
I struggle in the gravel after incident in Rome, I don't trust it.
I lost my brakes earlier. Now it's okay. I was on the limit here. Absolutelly crazy stage. I have to slow down, this was too much.
Much better than in the first loop. I'm improving. This stage is amazing.
"Much more better. I feel comfortable. I enjoy it really much."
We have noise in back of the car, I don't know. We want reach finish today.
"This stage is incredible. More bumpy, really narrow sections. But no mistakes."
This stage is quite hard, it's realy broken. We are happy we passed through without problem.
I need to learn about the brakes and tyres. It's about me, not the car.
"Time is not so good. But this stage is incredible, great to drive R5 car here."
"Everything fine. Hyundai works well, I think times are better now."
"Terrible stage for us. Late on brake at one place and I had moment. "
"Time is not good for me."
It's really cool. We had really good rhythm. It's incredible how you can work with pacenotes.
Difficult. This stage was dangerous, water at some places but I don't know why.
"Still nice stage, no problem there."
I'm happy, but could be better.
I'm happy with time. Car feels bit better. We changed something on rear to avoid understeering.
"Car is tired. Now I have some vibration in the car, I feel not comfortable."
"We had big moment and hit the tree. But car is okay. (huge bodyshell damage on co-drivers side)"
"Everything is okay with car, but my speed is not like last year."
"It's worse and worse. Maybe something mechanical. Turbo or wastegate."
"This stage is really hard. I want make no mistake and we were quite fast."
"It's better than in the morning. But fight with Chris is tight, we need to push on the limit and keep the car on the road. Nothing else to do."
Now it's much better, car is less moving.
"What can you do. We can't risk too much."
"This stage is incredible. Onboard should be really fun. Really difficult and big jumps."
"Now it was better but still some places where you can gain time if you crazy."
So dissapointing. We catch that Hyundai and he didn't let us pass.
We made changes on the car and it's much better. Maybe we make it even harder.
"Beautiful stage, because I live 2 km away."
"Two times we hit big rock in the middle of the road. Hope car will be okay. One stone on circiut, one in normal part."
"Nothing to fight in fact but we really like this stage."
Quite couple of holes, it's tricky. Really bumping in high speed.
"We have good run now. Next three stages we must take little bit careful. Norbert stopped in the first part."
So far good day. I probably need push more, but I'm comfortable at the moment.
"I saw big stone in the line on first lap, but marshall removed it."
"We hit something with rear wheel and we broke something on suspension. I have to check it now."
"We had very good run. But I made huge mistake and stall the engine, lost about 10 seconds."
"We don't have power, it's like the road mode. I don't know where is the problem."
"It's good, everything is allright. We are happy, it goes well for us."
"Now I have good tyre compound so I hope to be faster. In the morning I made the mistake with tyre choice."
"I'm afraid of puncture. There are many dangerous places for tyres. I'm trying to improve my performance, feeling is better."
"I don't know. Pacenotes were okay but time is strange."
"Everything okay. 90 per cent speed, I try to enjoy it."
"We did just small changes. Now let's see on Semetín, the grip will be better than morning. And it's still new car, we have to learn."
"I had small excursion into the field towards to finish. I missed braking point."
I can't choose better rally for comeback. But we are very slow. But anyway, we wil see, still long way to go.
"First part was very slippery and I took it carefuly, but the end was pretty good."
"The SOS appeared and we went into the road mode. So we have to ask organisers for notional time."
"Car is too soft and we had to pass Sean."
"Car is quite soft. Stage was tricky."
"Not much happy. We had SOS warning but nothing happened. First part of stage was slippy."
"This stage is really difficult, first part full of mud and narrow in the forrest."
"We have little problem with brakes, but okay. The other guys are crazy."
"After start it was very slippery, but stage was good and I enjoy it."
"It was difficult. Very slippy, lot of big cuts, lot of mud."
"I had GPS warning and stopped. "
"This stage was quite difficult in high speed, lot of mud."
"Quite slippy, especially the first part."
"I made stupid mistake in important junction."
"I had no confidence. It was very hard stage."
"We have bit problem with dirt and missing anti-cuts. Lot of punctures and problems. Probably spectators want to have fun."
"Bit better but I missing energy to fight."
"I have now idea where we got the puncture . Somewhere at the beginning. Just was just about stop or not. (FL wheel on rim)"
"Very dangerous. Dirty, slippery, crazy. Car is working well but my time is not good."
"It was so tricky on cold tyres."
"I had not good feeling, not a good time."
"It was very very slippery on first section. It was not perfect but good."
"The first part is behind us. This stage was little bit more careful, but okay."
"Not too bad. We were careful because cold tyres but not so bad."
"We started on cold tyres, had two big slides."
"Now I know how to improve."
"Tyres and brakes were cold so I took it really really easy."
"This stage was not good because we had to wait before start and my tyres were cold."
"For sure, it was demanding. I took really careful the first part, but the rest was good."
"Not so good we stopped because crash of car front of us and switched to the road mode. Hopefuly they fine."
"We just bent suspension link, now it's okay."
"This one was most tricky of this loop because slippy tarmac. We had soft tyres on rear. So far everything is good. We are enjoy it."
"We are in figt, but I'm quite dissapointed by my performance. Our target is fight with Chris."
"Not fantastic, something was not working on the stage. Me maybe. Strange feeling in the car again."
"We changed tyre after start, it was on the rim. We hit nothing."
changed a wheel
"First loop was not perfect for us as we lost lot of time on Semetín. Honestly im not sure the first postiion was the best one. Let's see the second loop."
"I have rear left tyre puncture for last two km."
"We had no problem but it was really difficult stage. We are trying to get closer to Nucita."
"We enjoy the car now."
"We had a puncture before and had to put different tire on the rear."
"I have no energy. I will try to improve, still a long day."
"Car is working well. Maybe we reach limit of the tyres. So far superb ride."
"Last part is full of mud and I made one big mistake."
"I made a spin. Pace was good, but I lost bit of time."
"Difficult stage. First time I did it because my crash last year. Sometimes it was slippy."
"Everything fine. One small moment before finish at very muddy place. But we had luck and can continue."
"Very good stage. Next one will be difficult for us."
"Bit worst than previous one. Tricky on the gravel."
"Not too good but not too bad, fortunately. Some places quite slippery and I was careful there."
"Nothing, just the brakes on fire. We had a good fun. I'm pleased with time."
It's okay. I pushed for the first time, but don't know how much I can improve.
"On Semetín I was too cautious. I pushed now. We hit right front wheel, apart from that okay."
"Probably bit better than previous one, but still space for improvement. Not taking too much risk."
"I was bit fast on brakes and there was some mud and I spun."
"This stage is pretty nice for us. I had a proper feeling. One moment I thought we have a puncture."
"I hit the curb and broke rear wheel."
"I'm just driving through the first section. It could be faster, but as I told, step by step."
"Honestly I can't be happy with my performance today. My driving is full of small mistakes. If I want to be champion I have to push little bit more."
"Big push. Some close calls, but fantastic time. On gravel it was tricky with tarmac tyres."
"Jan is fast. I think Lukyanuk will push. This stage is tricky. On gravel in the middle section I had one big slide and was near go to the ditch. I'm trying to remember from last year."
"This one was okay. On previous one I was not comparing with Russian guys. We will see now."
First one is nice, I know it from past. But I did mistake on brakes. This one is terrible, although it's best stage in the Czech republic. I was slow, hope will be faster on next one.
"First stage was okay. This one is particularly tricky. I had respect from bumps."
"The first stage I made lot of stupid mistakes, but this was okay."
I don't know. I'm pushing but time is not there.
I can't feel the power in the uphill. We have to check the car in service.
Special experience, first time driving this kind of road. I took it carefuly but it's better than I expect.
First stage was quite good, just mistake in hairpin. And this one I'm happy to be here, tricky.
Semetín is unbeliavable, lot of crests. Really nice. I'm happy.
It's crazy, no room for slightest mistake. Try to manage it.
"Quite fast, but bit better."
"My co-driver did mistake on first stage, we made one more loop."
"What a crazy stage! But such a lovely. Crazy stage, crazy fans, I love it!" "Krásná a šílená zkouška."
"This stage is very hard. I had not good pacenotes so I can't go faster. Maybe next run."
"This stage is good, but very difficult."
One of hardest stages of my life. Lot of gravel, very bumpy. I'm happy but it's too hard.
"Not very good. No big attack. "
"Quite bumpy, but we enjoy. We were bit careful and checked the pacenotes because first time here."
I don't know why, but I was too slow. Yes, I was discovering this stage, but ...
"This stage is so crazy. Some balance between go fast and easy."
"This stage is bit crazy."
"Really tricky stage. Too fast and narrow, we are happy we are here."
"Looks like broken driveshaft, car not stay in the line."
"We just have bit soft suspension, we have make it bit harder as we were touching the ground."
"Time is quite good, but lot of dirt on the stages after twenty cars."
"Very difficult, more gravel, more bumps. I have to be focused for the championship."
"Very very difficult. Very bumpy, we were flying all the way. Not good for the rear wheel drive car."
"Beautiful stage. We have to be little bit more agressive for the Barum rally, but we have to find confidence after we crashed on test."
"This stage was quite hard, so we took it easy. "
"We lost some time at Paolo, because his car in the ditch. They were both out of the car."
It's good. I made few mistakes in fast part after start, but we are enjoy.
Car is okay, my healt is bit better now as well. But it's exhausting.
"Brilliant. First time in R5 on this stage, pacenotes are completely different."
Amazing. This stage is incredible. Car is working very well. I'm really happy.
"Fanstastic stage. Slippery tarmac, bumps. Time is good."
It's fine. We had to be little bit careful now.
"Quite okay. Some places we drove carefuly. I remember the rally from last year so step by step."
"I'm not really happy. Quite tricky stage, I took very easy. And we have to think about Czech championship. Our car is too low, touching the ground in the first part."
"Tricky stage, but first normal stage. Very difficult stage, we had clean run."
Bit too relaxed. I'm looking for the next one.
"Generally I really like this stage. But not completely happy with the performance."
"We still in the problem, car is rear wheel drive."
"Quite good. First part was really nice from my point of view, but second I was careful."
"Time is quite bad. But it's not easy to be for the first time on Semetín."
"This is really hard stage but beautiful. From jump to jump. I'm very happy."
"Take it easy, just learn what the car does. Step by step."
"Probably bit better, but I could go faster. Still lot of things to improve."
"Lot of slippery parts and our car is not working well on bumpy parts."
"Crazy stage. Sometimes really nice, but last part on smooth tarmac you have to be more confident."
"Little bit slippy tarmac on this stage, but okay."
jel o kolo víc
"Bit bumpy stage, but okay."
"Not bad. Things goes better and better. I hope we will find good setup because stages are different."
"Big fun. Totally different than the other rallies. We are happy, this is most important thing."
"Car is so much sliding. Brakes overheating, hope we manage it befor Semetín."
"Good stage, but few mistakes. Nothing special."
"Completely cooked the tires on the circuit."
"Not so bad. Time is not so bad, but could be better."
"Wonderful, great atmosphere. So many crowds on the stages. We try to stay on the road and score point."
"Another spin. Time is not good."
"Perfect morning for us. Better setup finally. Stage is bumpy."
The stage is a liberation for me. Balance of the car is great so I'm very happy.
"No problems on the stage. Just cold tyres at the beginning."
"Car is good. But we made a spin in the stage, we went on the grass and slid off."
"Time is not bad. I'm enjoying it. Sitting in the car after long time again."
"Everything good. We just bit hit a dog, but hope nothing serious."
"I'm sick, din't sleep last night. Stomach. I had a spin and had to reverse."
"Rally started. It will be nice to start this rally next year. Really difficult, narrow, broken tarmac, we have to be careful to finish this rally."
"Nice car to drive. Stage fantastic, I enjoyed every second."
Good wake up. It's fast. It's gonna be a tough rally. Top 15 is our goal.
"Everything is good. Bit difficult stage for brakes, bit monkey track after Slušovice, but okay."
"Good warmup for today. We have to follow step by step."
"We are fine. Clean run, I think everything is okay. We enjoy it."
"Still much better than in Rome. I know stages. We try to avoid puncture, we took these places which I know easily."
It's beautiful day for rally. It was dry over all the stage. Thanks to all the team and my family. We have to keep it on, long way to go.
"It was good run."
"It was not bad. We caught Mirek Jakeš, but he let us pass. Time is not so good, but we'll try our best."
"In first the circle I lost front wheel drive."
"Not the best, but but better than yesterday. First rally with glasses, it's better."
"Really nice stage, but we have to go through this rally without problem. So we did it like normal pace. It's important to be on the finish line."
"Everything fine, I think our pace was good. I'm satisfied."
"For this stage it was okay. I have to be careful on the next one. Good stage for wake up. Everything good."
"Quite careful. Okay, but still the beginning of long rally. We'll try to improve on the next one."
"We had mistake, I slide and almost made the spin. Feeling is good, car is better now. Thanks to the engineers."
"Happy, because in second part I was driving too slow. Maybe I made the pacenotes bit slower. Some corners I could be faster."
"Car is working very well. Huge crowds of the fans over stages, thanks to them for coming. It's good to be first on the road, tarmac is clean."
"I had some rumours about cobblestone, adjusted pressure, but overcooked tires. But atmosphere here is amazing."
"Amazing, I'm really happy. Enjoyable stage, everything was okay."
"I tried to be smooth and enjoy it. Tomorrow will be difficult. This is most challenging rally of season. I can't wait."
It was great actually. It's completely different experience with this car. I enjoyed it. And the great atmosphere here.
"We had some issue with pop-off. It could be even better."
"Everything was okay. I was bit careful, last year we had puncture here."
"Quite okay for us. Many spectators here."
"Quite okay, but we hit something little bit. We tried push and enjoy it."
"Everyhing was okay, really nice stage. It was bit slippery from beginning, but then the tyres were okay. We are happy with our performance."
"Easy run. First loop was bad, some places we were close to hit something. After that it was good, but I avoid to overheat the brakes."
"Fantastic. Fiesta is so great to drive. I'm so enjoyed now, do not care about the time."
"I just tried to be in line. It was quite okay."
"I don't like this kind of stages, but I understand this is important part of rally. But this year I love this stage, so nice."
"Actually I was sleeping for two hours before this stage. But after this stage I will not sleeping till the morning."
"Really nice to fight here. But it was quite tricky."
"I was quite cautious in one place. First lap was not good, but rest was okay."
"The car is okay now. But it's difficult to do the Barum in R5 car for the first time."
"I just taking care about cobbles. Take it easy."
"Little bit carefuly, bit it's same every year for me."
"Very slippery. I hit concrete block in one corner, I thought we have a puncture. Not good."
"I think it was good. We made good tire choice."
"We just wanted to do no mistake."
"Very difficult stage. But clean run."
"We tried to do clean run."
"We catch the car front of us, we lost one or two second. Otherwise it went well."
"Good, it's behind us. I don't like this city stage so much."
"It went well. Bit kicking. Sometimes were cobblestones out of the road."
"Car is nice to drive. We have to be bit careful with the brakes."
Okay, it's only first stage, we didn't lost too much seconds.
"Perfect stage, car worked perfect. We had lot of fun."
"Really fun on this stage."
"Actually like rally, we catch Bernardi. But luckilly he was little bit faster than we."
"So difficult, so tricky. Tires were cold. But no mistakes, we were cautious."
"We had little bit overheating of brakes."
"I had little problem, same like in Rome. Some mistake in the chicane, I stopped."
"Lot of small mistakes, not completely happy. I was little bit stressed as I saw lot of lights behind me. Hope tomorrow will be better."
"This stage is very nice, but big race tomorrow."
"Not easy, but lot of people. Lot of stones. We will see tomorrow, but this stage was not bad."
"Nice to start rally like this, but it was difficult with hard tyres."
Quite difficult, I had lot of understeering. I don't want to do anything stupid.
"Nice stage for supporters. Most important part of the rally starts tomorrow."
"Really nice, spectators everywhere."
"We had problem with battery, we had to switch off the lightpod. Hope we will fix it."
It's okay. Little bit overheating of the brakes. Incredible atmosphere, absolutely greatest of the world.
"Great, so many fans. Sometimes we were sideways, but I enjoyed."
"Quite okay, completely dry. We tried to push."
"In the beginning it was quite slippery, but last loop was great. Nice to see so many people here."
"Not so good. I overheated tires in third lap."
"Much more better than morning. Atmosphere here is fantastic. Nice stage, cannot be better. I enjoyed it."
"Tricky but enjoyable. Many people."
"It was very tricky, but good."