34. Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras 2021
ERC #6 • ERC 2 #6 • ERC 3 #6 • ERC Ladies #6 • Portugal #6 • Portugal 2WD #4 • Portugal Júnior #4 • Peugeot Rally Cup Ibérica #5 • RC2N Cup #6
1. 10. – 3. 10. 2021, Fafe • Demoporto • gravel 197.04 km • total distance including road sections - 666.19 km • Other years
Portugal 2WD and Peugeot Rally Cup Ibérica only counts 1st leg
"It was really tough, especially yesterday, I thought Azores were difficult but this was the same or even harder. We had so many issues, tyres, gearbox, starter, we can't turn the engine off now."
"Difficult weekend, especially yesterday, the conditions were difficult and we were struggling, but today it was better and I'm happy to be in the end."
"We couldn't do anything more, we had some mechanic problems, now we focus on Hungary."
"Amazing rally, yesterday difficult rally, today different for us. This result is important for the championship, Franceschi did a good job."
"The last loop we used different tyres and it was better, I tried to push to understand where we are with our performance. I'm happy, maybe we could push more, but today we had nothing to gain. Thanks so much to everybody, we now know the tyres are competetive."
"Yesterday was probably one of the toughest day in my rallying, today we enjoyed that."
"I'm very happy."
"This afternoon was better, no issues. Great show for everyone, I hope people enjoyed it."
"It was something crazy, from conditions yesterday to today we tried many driving styles, I still have to improve and understand the driving in wet."
"Yesterday was crazy day, today it was fantastic. The car and team were fantastic, all perfect."
"We tried our best on the last stage, but the temperature was again around 130°C. I hoped to get some points from the powerstage. We had troubles with gearbox, pop-off, etc., it was a difficult weekend."
"Yesterday was horrible, but today it was relaxed with beautiful stages. Thanks to the team for the perfect car."
"We took a lot of information, we are quite happy with the tyres, they were strong on this surface. Really bad luck for us yesterday, it could be nice battle with Andreas, but I'm happy to be here today."
"I'm happy with the rally."
"We took a confidence and experience with the new stages, so it's good."
"It's looking really good, really happy with this weekend. The conditions were really tricky, but Elliott and the whole team did great job. We managed to stay out of troubles, great weekend."
"Today it was very big upset, but finally we managed to keep our postion so it's not so bad."
"Fantastic for me and our friend, we won the Portuguese championship, thank you very much, fantastic."
"Very good weekend for us. First of all we are in the finish with a new car. The weather was changing all the time, now we know what to change to be more competetive, I'm happy."
"Very very difficult rally for us, we learnerd a lot about the car and stages. We are here and have some points. I hope in Hungary we will be faster than the last year."
"We got it mabye 3 kilometers from the finish, I hope to keep the position. I'm happy to finish, it was a nice weekend, thanks to our partners and the team."
"It's difficult to find the correct line to the jump, small moment in there. Nice weekend, without the problems it would be better results, but it's still positive for everybody."
"It was an incredible weekend. Today it was definitely better than ysterday. We are here, we gained a lot of experience. Thanks to the team for managing everything in the very last minute."
"We managed to survive, we got a puncture and lost the steering so here we were struggling. I'm happy to finish the rally, it's not so bad."
"It was big fun, but the last part was after light rain. I'm happy that we are here, yesterday it was not easy to stay on the road. Thanks to all, we did big progress despite today's cleaning. We are here, not everyone is here."
"Difficult stage, it's a long day, I don't push."
"To be honest not interesting to drive as there is no fight, but I'm looking forward to the last stage."
"I want to say hello to everyone, all good."
"My feeling is very good, the car is perfect. I'm confident, I will push at the powerstage for the extra points."
"It was OK, we found a good compromise for these conditions. We are ready for the final stage, it's a powerstage for the national championship."
"We have a big fight with other two drivers, they are young and fast, we want to keep the position. The car is OK, we are pushing."
"It was good, lot of ruts so we needed to change the driving style a little bit."
"We are looking forward to the final stage."
"We got it in the beginning of the stage."
"That was good, we made a clen run without problems. We just tried to avoid the stones. I hope to have fun in the last stage."
"It was bit better, difficult stage, but it's OK."
"We did the whole stage with wipers on, it was distracting."
"The stage is much better than this morning, the feelnig with the car is better."
"It was fine, we didn't push really. Shame for Lukyanuk."
"We have no front driveshaft."
"More grip, but more rocks. But good speed, nice fight with Magalhaes."
"Quite OK, conditions are better for sure."
"The rhytm was OK, we changed some things in the car and the feeling is much better than the last loop."
"The car is working pretty good so I'm happy to drive."
"Good, good. Enjoying, driving, flowing, good grip."
"It was OK, we had some ruts, but clean stage for us."
"It's drier and it's much different from the morning. There are ruts and rocks, it's easy to do a puncture."
"It's big difference, in the morning we were cleaning, now we had big ruts. But I try to drive constantly."
"We started carefully, but the stage was fun, slippery in the beginning but the rest was fine."
"Conditions are much better than yesterday, much more enjoyable. The car is perfect today."
"The stages are better than yesterday, it's better also for the car. It's OK, but difficult rally."
"We had a problem with power yesterday and we gave up, but we continue to get experience today and to prove the tyres in different conditions."
"Lot of adrenaline, here we are first time, but it was fine."
"Gravel is good, everything OK, we try to finish. The stages are OK."
"It was better than yesterday for sure, the grip is better so I try to understand and do better and better. I'm happy."
"I did 10 kilometers on the puncture, but it's on rear so it was no problem."
"From yesterday we have a problem with water circuit, since then we have alarm every stage, we have to switch to road mode."
"Very difficult for me."
"It's OK, our tyres are working well, but maybe we would need different compound for these conditions, it was quite slippery."
"The stage is beautiful, incredible, I'm happy."
"It was fine, clean stage without any risk, we are enjoying."
"In Estonia it's jump after jump, here the jump is one but it's a legendary place, it went well."
"Everything was OK, in the previous stage I little bit destroyed the front on the jump, but it's good. The fight in our championship is going good, we are leading."
"I won the first stage but lost in next two, we were mising the traction, here the car was moving a lot, I had to correct it in every corner."
"In the first loop I was maby too careful. The car and tyres are OK, here I was careful on the biggest jump. We are here and it's important."
"It's such a pleasure to be on these stages. I'm trying to focus, but I probably need to cool down little bit."
"Today we are out of grip, but we enjoy it a lot, the stages are amazing."
"I maybe lost my back on the jump. It was quite slippery, but it was fun."
"It was nice, we were losing time in some corners. On the jump I was flying quite high, I do the jump different everytime."
"Maybe second time we can fight here for better results. We have to think about my yesterday's performance on the mud. Today we have more cleaning, but the drive is better. "
"Not good, we have a problem with high temperature, water and oil as well. We just want to finish the rally, but it's getting worse and worse."
"Very happy, the stages are lovely. I want to reach the finish line without mistake."
"Very very difficult stage, I had heavy landing on a jump."
"The car is not working very well, but it's OK."
"Nice stage, but I touched very hard with bumper so I don't know if we have a problem."
"Going with no risk. For sure we can go faster, but it's OK for now."
"All good so far."
"Difficult, we are fighting with Magalhaes, but we lost a lot."
"We changed the setup, unfortunately we lost the balance of the car so we go back."
"Everything was OK, we did some little mistake, but I absolutely enjoyed this stage."
"It was a short stage, but very beautiful. I lost few secondsin one corner, but no big drama."
"Good, I had a lot of confidence I here, sliding and enjoying a lot. Today is brilliant."
"This one was more slippery I think, but it was OK without stones, completely clean. Real pleasure to drive here."
"I think the stage was much better, But I think we are still cleaning the road. But the stage was nice, let's try to push."
"It was good, but here was more cleaning I think, it was drier. But I'm happy, we go faster and faster."
"It's beautiful, we go slow without mistakes, compared to yesterday it's a beautiful rally."
"The stage is good, but it's difficult for me on gravel."
"We lost the bumper in the previous stage and also we lack the traction on the rear."
"First stage was not very good fur us, not the right feeling with the pacenotes, this one was bit better."
"Very difficult, we just drive careful. The day is long."
"The team did a joke, we need to get back to the service to fix. It's internal."
"Sometimes we hit the barrier, we survive."
"Completely different condition, anyway it's slippery, lot of lose gravel, but no compare with yesterday."
"Everything was OK, much better than the last one. Everything is OK, tyres also."
"All good, stages are so beautiful. The grip is changing, but I enjoyed it."
"Second test was good, we enjoy it. It feels like Finland but in slow mode."
"This one was bit harder than the previous one, there is a lot of stones. It's not easy with the pacenotes, but OK for us."
"This stage is really fun to drive, I'm enjoying it a lot. We need to be more precise in pacenotes, we will try to push in the second loop."
"I'm making quite a lot of mistakes, but I'm trying my best. The grip without lines is not perfect, but I'm having fun."
"The bumper went out probably in the watersplash, I don't know."
"I was very careful, in the end the grip was really good. I'm sure we lost a lot of time, but it will be a long day."
"No mistakes, but not 100% confident. But the grip was good."
"Enjoyable stage, for sure much better conditions than yesterday. We willl see if the time is good or not."
"It was little tricky, before the stage I thought it would be more slippery, but actually the grip was quite good. Unfortunately we did a small mistake, but we are here."
"The stage is pretty nice, but I could be much faster, I did few mistakes. Not good, I need to focus more."
"I did a stupid mistake in a junction, had to reverse. The first part of the stage is destroyed by the rain, the rest is good. I'm happy."
Rolled -> Rally2
"The whole day was really difficult, this one was also tough. I will do my best tomorrow, for today we are happy that we are here, we cooled down in many places just to get here today."
"We hit something in the end and got a puncture, I don't know where. Tomorrow I probably take a trailer with extra tyres, two spares are not enough."
"This rally is quite different than ususal, it's just mud, mud, mud. But with the new car I think we did a good job."
"We had high water temperature with dust in the cooler."
"We tried but we got a puncture in the end so we lost some seconds."
"Very difficult, hard to adapt to the grip, now it was very rough, but we managed it today, it was OK."
"Problems with water temperature, the alarm went on. We slowed down."
"We survived the day, this stage was competely dry and it needed completely different technics of driving."
"This one was completely different from the previous ones, now it was enjoyable. I tried to change the rhythm and setup, now I feel good in the car."
"It was good to see some dry roads, overall it went well today in such difficult conditions."
"The conditions are very difficult and dangerous, so just going through to the finish of the stage."
"This is crazy."
"Very difficult, I'm just trying to get to the end of the stage, you can everytime go out of the road."
"Impossible to compete in these conditions, you can't enjoy, it's just about surviving."
"I think I have never seen this before, it's just surviving, keeping the car on the road. But we are here and that's the most important."
"It's very slippery, but I don't like this, it's just surviving."
"Very slippery, we have a problem with tyres or setup, I don't know."
"It's survival for us, the last stage was extremely slippery, we made some mistakes. Many places with good grip, many places with no grip at all."
"Bit of rain in the beginning, but lot of mud everywhere. We got out of the road, but the time is not bad overall."
"That was very tough, it was hard for me to understand the grip."
"It was getting worse and worse, I can do nothing just stay on the road."
"I stalled the engine two times in slow corners, I lost a lot of time."
"Not good, we missed the brake point in the beginning and lost a lot of time."
"Usual story in these conditions."
"It's a hell, the stages are so slippery. The grip is changing all the time, it's unpredictable."
"Really terrible econditions, I did my best, but it's not easy."
"Really bad also, really slippery, difficult to calculate the speed in the corners."
"I did a small spin mid stage, really a difficult challenge but it's the same for everybody."
"I stalled the engine in the mud, really difficult, so glad i reached the finish."
"There is a lot of mud in the forest, the grip is a little better in the last part."
"Really bad, lot of fog, rain, mud everywhere. Now it was better but in the beginning it was impossible."
"It's dangerous, it's a big adventure. I can't drive harder because then we get out of the lines and there is a lot of stones. Very tough, I'm happy to be here."
"Very very difficult, I think the time is not good, it was getting worse and worse, lot of mud, I just tried to survive."
"I don't know what hapened, I touched nothing, we got the puncture on tarmac section."
"It was OK, we got through without any risk."
"Amazingly slippery, we had a log of fog, undrivable, I couldn't focus on the pacenostes, just driving slowly."
"I tried to see how the grip is, but not easy."
"So difficult, very slippery, I don't have grip at all. I just passed through the stage."
"It's really slippery, we were sliding all the time, we were losing time, it's really challenging."
"This is so different when it's wet, maybe it is the most difficult stage I have ever driven. Easy to go out. You have to be fully focused, I think I lost a lot of time."
"For me it was probably the most difficult stage I have ever done, it felt like on slicks. I couldn't see anythting because of the fog. Sometimes it was difficult to brake the car."
"It was a survival stage, the most tricky stage of my life."
"Nightmare, I made a spin. I'm lucky, it's very slippery, you never know what is the grip."
"No feeling, it's impossible to drive. But we survived."
"Very difficult, very slippery, it's difficult, but we finished."
"This one is absolutely dangerous, no grip at all. There is fog, rain, mud."
"Very tough, lot of mud, we were losing time in places, there are also lot of stones in the lines. I tried to survive."
"In the beginnig of the stage started heavy rain, hard to see anything, I lost a lot of time."
"I still have four wheels on the car, unbeliavable. I had so many contacts with stones and rocks."
"Now it's crazy, massive rocks and massive rocks. I think the time is not good."
"Really strange, the grip is not so bad in places, but sometimes it's completely disaster to judge it."
"We hit quite a big rock."
"We had a lot of hits in the ruts, it's just survival."
"So so slippery, maybe the slippiest stage I have ever done. Crazy, undrivable."
"So difficult, so slippery, but we managed it."
"We got a puncture at the beginning of the stage."
"I lost power, I have no power at all, just getting through the stage."
"Really bad, really slippery, more slippery than what I expected."
"Crazy, really crazy, this stage was full of mud and rocks, really difficult to keep the pace."
"Conditions are really slippery, it's not better for me, the rear is moving to much, hard to keep it on the lines."
"Crazy stage, I was searching for my confidence, it was tricky. Not good, but OK stage."
"I'm happy, I finished the stage, it was difficult."
"It was horrible, lot of ruts and rocks in the middle of the road, I just tried to avoid the punctures."
"Very difficult, very slippery and broken, I don't know how to drive on this."
"I got a puncture 2 kilometers before the end on the mud."
"I'm very happy. Very rough stages, but I love it."
"We got the puncture 6 kilometers from the finish, we took it carefully in the end."
"Lot of rocks, but I think it's good."
"Very difficult morning, the stages are broken, we are tryjng to maintain the pace to catch Franceschi."
"Morning was good overall, this one was difficult for 2WD, but I give my best."
"I think the stage was good, we enjoyed the driving."
"Quite good, this was the hardest stage for me, I had to find the right feeling on it."
"This stage was quite broken, but ideal for gaining the experience with gravel."
"Everything was OK, we did a little mistake in one hairpin, I had to reverse and lost few seconds, but we are here."
"It's very slippery on brakes, you need to keep in the lines. There is a light rain in the stage."
"The morning was not very good, we had a puncture, but we are here and trying our best."
"It was a good loop for us, it's difficult to come with a new car to such conditions, so I'm happy so far."
"It was funny because it was dry, better than the previous stages."
"Not so good, we don't have the pace, I also got a puncture."
"I don't know. It was nice morning, unfortunately we got the puncture, I don't know where."
"We have some problem with suspension, I think we broke the damper."
"We need to check the times. Overall the loop was not fantastic."
"Nice, good feeling, I really enjoyed this mornong."
"It happened probably after 6 kilometers, I don't know, I didn't touch anything. Strange."
"This stage was bad, the pacenotes on one crest were too optimistic."
"The morning was positive, for sure it's about balance of the compound, this stage was completely dry. We had some issue in the previous stage and I couldn't fix it before this one so I struggled a bit, but we recover in the service."
"The last stage was quite OK. Some issues here and there, we loose the time here and there but we are still driving."
"This stage was really nice, in the beginning I was careful in the forest."
"Completely different from the previous stages, there was so much dust. We still look for the right grip, but I enjoyed it."
"This stage was good, I was very careful because of two punctures, we have no spares."
"The loop was difficult. I don't like this stage."
"Stupid mistake in one corner on the first gear."
"It's OK, the car is fantastic. Stages are difficult, but it's OK."
"This stage was completely dry, it was easier to attack."
"technical problem after SS 3"
"We have a lot of fun, first stage had a lot of stones and rocks, on the second there was a fog, this one was pretty clear."
"Lot of mud, very bad stage."
"This stage was very difficult, we had some fog in the middle, not easy. Quite difficult to understand the grip."
"Very difficult conditions, difficult to keep the car on the road. Let's see the weather in the next stage."
"This one was very very hard, difficult to get the grip, sometimes we lost the rear."
"The engine is probably OK. This stage was crazy."
"Maybe our tyre choice was not so good and setup as well. Some places were OK, some not. We drove careful, but we are here, the rally is long."
"This stage was very very slippery, we went out of the road twice."
"This stage was OK, the previous also, unfortunately on the first one we got a puncture. We tried to avoid the them in next stages. Our start position is OK, I try my best, but it will be a long rally."
"Very nice to drive, but not easy to understand the car in these conditions, sometimes it's really slippery. "
"Really really slippery, especially in the forest, but we are here without puncture so it's OK."
"Not good, I don't have the confidence, sometimes there is grip, sometimes not."
"All good, we are enjoying the rally, we were expecting less grip this morning, but it was good."
"Very very slippery in the first part. I'm not happy."
"We are not on the optimal setup for these stages, we are loosing time."
"Good, we are checking pacenotes, just flowing through and enjoying the car."
"It's going good so far, nice fight with Dani as expected. Quite tricky this one, slippery in places. Not easy, but it was OK."
"OK, some places were really slippery, sometimes it was difficult to understand the grip."
"I think it was the most difficult stage so far, really muddy in the middle, very slippery, you can't push the throttle on the exit."
"This one was very slippery on the mud, I had a big spin and I'm lucky to be here."
"This stage is very difficult in the middle in the forrest, There are different types of mud, very tricky. We are not here with the correct type of tyres."
"We reached the finish without puncture and it's the most important thing. We tried to avoid stones, we need to adapt the pace, I also had a half spin in the previous stage, but nothing happened."
"We went wide and got a puncture on the previous stage, we had to stop and change it. This stage was OK, we just wanted to get through."
"Very difficult, lot of mud. I don't like this, we clean a little bit."
"In this stage it was very slippery and dangerous, lot of corners on third gear, it's very difficult. The car is perfect, no problem."
"We took it very easy because the road is quite rough already."
"Good stage, lot of rocks, but good."
"Good for the first stage, it was OK."
"The stage is so dirty, many stones on the raoad, difficult to avoid them and difficult to maintain the pace."
"I think it was quite a good stage, muddy in places. But OK, the car is nice. The visibility is OK but we already had quite big ruts."
"The car is not on the full power, I don't know."
"I think it's good start for us, we have fun."
"Very difficult for me, my first gravel rally, but it's good."
"Everything OK, I think we had quite clean road and the grip was OK."
"Unfortunately we got a puncture closely after start but we decided to finish the stage. I lost much time. I'm not happy but it's just the beginning of the rally."
"Quite slippery, but OK, I thought it would be worse."
"Difficult, lot of lose gravel, hard to find right brake points and the traction, but all OK for the moment."
"Tricky conditions, not easy to start in this, there are big ricks and ruts, but everything OK."
"Difficult, lot of rocks in there, I mainly tried to avoid the puncture."
"It was not like expected, slippery bit more. But it was not so bad about the grip."
"Very slippery, I lost a lot of time because I touched a big rock and I thought the wheel was damaged. I slowed for few kilometers but then pushed again."
"Very tricky, the car feels like something is broken, maybe antirollbar, we need to check."
"Good, just wanted to take the feeling. Let's see on the next stage."
"Not so bad, we found the grip quite high, enjoyable stage."
"There was fog in the middle. It was very slippery from the rear."
"It was OK, it's more muddy than expected, but last kilometers were clear. We lost a bit in the fog, I had less confidence there."
"Not good, I'm not using potential of the road, I can't reach the right speed."
"The stage was OK, in the beginning was a lot of fog, in the end it was better. Everything is OK."
"We have a problem, we had a big impact on the left front wheel, we stopped to check it and finished slowly."
"Good for us but in the middle of the stage we lost the rhythm little bit, in the end was better. The car is all OK."
"It's OK, it was fine. But no attack, we had less grip."
"Good, but I didn't know how much to push with the rain."
"The stage is OK but I had fog on the windscreen."
"There was rain, mud, fog, but I'm happy."
"The stage was good, unfortunately we hit a rock in the rut, I think the wheel is damaged, we need to check everything."