Rally Liepāja 2021
ERC #2 • ERC2 #2 • ERC3 #2 • ERC Junior #2 • ERC Ladies #2 • ERC3 Junior #2 • Abarth Rally Cup #2 • Clio Trophy by Toksport WRT #2 (coef 1)
1. 7. – 3. 7. 2021, Liepāja • RA EVENTS • gravel 183.02 km - (cancelled 4.00 km) • total distance including road sections - 669.05 km • Other years
Tibor Erdi has been unable to score points in ERC & ERC2 due to stewards decision (illegal recce by a member of the team).
"It was very difficult for us, today it was about more pushing, I'm very happy now for the team and the family, it's amazing."
"It was amazing weekend for us, I don't know what to say, I'm quite emotional now. It was wonderful weekend, beautiful stages, wonderful car and competition against identical cars."
"Very happy for this weekend, very fast and beautiful stages, I'm happy to be here."
"Not the best weekend for us, yesterday was not my day. Today it was very better, we felt very good and that's why we are happy, the pace was good, little bit better than in Poland."
"We are very happy to be in finish, thanks to the organizers, super rally!"
"The rally was good for us, we gained a lot of experience on gravel and we made a good result on ERC2. I'm quite happy."
"It was a difficult weekend, but all good because we are on the finish. Our team did great job."
"I learned a lot, it was really demanding and challenging weekend to judge the grip on gravel. But really nice stages, no big mistakes, thanks to my co-drivers and my team."
"Nice weekend, we learned a lot on these fast stages."
"We are in the finish, we have to be happy. I hope next rally we will be closer to the top."
"The first day was tough for us to get used to everything, today we really could push for the podium."
"For the current time it was rally of my life. Hard race, Erdi was fast, but I really enjoyed it."
"Not the way I wanted to finish the rally, but we are here so we must be happy. Thanks to M-Sport Poalnd for getting the car in one piece. I hope to come back stronger."
"The performance was very good, we were in fight with local guys. Only negative thing is the penalty. Now we will see on tarmac."
"It wasn't the best rally for me."
"We gained a lot of experience, it was unbeliavable speed."
"Great weekend, great rally, great weather."
"Good rally for us, unfortunately we had some problems. But we are happy to finish."
"Let's have a pint of beer now!"
"Not the best rally for us. We can't do anything about this, but we learned a lot and today we had a good pace."
"It was quite nice weekend, I little bit missed competition when you have to fight for every meter, so hopefully next time there will be more of them."
"This weekend was very succesffulf to us interms of learning. After the qualifying we were cleaning and were down on speed but today the pace was absolutely OK."
"Good weekend, we had a good day today except the stage where we tackled the wheel off, but overall a good weekend."
"Difficult weekend for us, mainly because of the start position yesterday and the puncture today. But the car was really perfect thanks to the team, so we are happy."
"A lot of learning, we found different conditions from Poland, we learned a lot. I'm really happy to be here in the end."
"Absolutely happy, we had a great weekend, really enjoyable."
"Today was good, on stages I tried to keep the pace, thanks to my team, they prepared the car perfectly. Today there was a good improvement. Now let's go on tarmac."
"Long weekend, but nice rally and stages, we enjoyed it a lot, we learned new things for us. We are happy to be here."
"Pretty happy, we learned a lot of new stages, it was OK."
"Incredible weekend, we are finally here, it wasn't easy job, but in the last part I was relaxed, just getting through. I'm satisfied with all our team, it's like home rally for us, so it's time to celebrate."
"Finally we managed the podium for the MRF, tough rally but with progress from the previous year."
"It was a tough weekend, hard to understand the roads, really challenging. Like in Finland for the first time."
"We are really happy, I think we did a perfect rally, I want to say thank you to all our team, mechanics, sponsors and supporters."
"Fantastic weekend, nice and enjoyable rally. We are happy to finish it, hopefully we are on the podium, in general we shall be happy, we scored some points so let's celebrate."
"I would say we are happy, after some progress on Rajd Polski we had good qualification, good strategy and good fight from yesterday. We are happy to be here using the experince from previous year, thanks to our supporters and fans."
"Distaster rally, we struggled a lot of with issues both days."
"I enjoyed it a lot, we came here to make some kilometers and to finish the rally, so we can be happy."
"Disaster to do the whole rally like this just because of qualifying. It could be completely different rally. Not good for us, but we want to be more competetive next time."
"So slow, completely no push, it was so slippery. I just went through to save the tyres for the next one."
"I remember this stage from when we ran it on ice, it's completely different this time."
"Quite a lot of cleaning, we made a couple of mistakes, missing the right gear."
"It was crazy, lot of dirt in the road, very slippery and narrow."
"How can I be happy, with this starting position it's impossible to do anything."
"It's really tough, the grip on our road position is changing all the time, Sometimes it's like on ice. I really need more experience, but we are happy to be here."
"I overshot one braking into junction, all OK, but I'm still losing a lot of time."
"Especially this stage was very tight, we also have a problem with gear selector."
"Tyres are working well, but there is a lot of gravel. This stage was a disaster, the grip was zero, the worst stage of the rally, I'm happy to be here."
"Really enjoyable, really well stage, our pacenotes were OK. Now I realized how to drive on this type of roads."
"We are gathering experience all the time."
"He had a puncture here in the first loop so now we could drive fast. I'm happy with my drive."
"It was a good stage, I didn't do any mistakes, I brake early, I learn and I'm happy."
"Now I drive more clean, we made some progress, really enjoyable."
"I tried to push, 2019 I had a big crash here so I wanted to get know that I can push even here."
"We like this kind of stages, we also made some changes on the setup and the feeling is better. It's hard rally."
"I don't know."
"It's good, but it's so slippery, I don't know why. We are going in safe mode. We had a lot of pop-off openings in slow corners."
"There was nothing left to give from us."
"We did our best, I changed the notes a bit, I'm very happy with that."
"Really good now, the time is not so bad, we are fighting, but we are not taking any risk. Last stages will be difficult."
"Thanks to the team, the car is like now, goes very well. There were some rocks, we tried to avoided them, but generally all good. In the previous stage I was too fast in one corner, had to cut the next one and there was an anticut post."
"Clean stage for us, we are happy. We are going through this loop watchung Efren and Andreas and we keep pushing."
"I thought in the beginnig the car was fixed but now in the end it appeared again, I don't know what to say. We are losing boost."
"It was definitely lot more grip and we also made some changes in the pacenotes, we are familiar with the roads so we are more confident."
"The grip was changing a lot, it's still the cleaning, cleaning, cleaning."
"We went outside the lines sometimes, it was slippery in there. But I'm happy."
"The car is OK today, but I have no confidence to push."
"No drama, today we just trying to learn with every kilometer."
"It's good, very fast stage, very nice. But the time is bad."
"Today it's very good for us, no problem from the morning, we keep the pace."
"Everything OK, the first stage was fine, in the second we made a little mistake and now I had a spin in the last corner."
"We have issue with gearbox all the morning, impossible to fight with that."
"I overshoot several juctions today."
"First two stages were really good, in this one we struggled a little bit. But we enjoy and try to keep the position."
"For us perfect, lot of fun today."
"We like this, it's little bit harder for us today. Three more stages, hopefully we finish the rally."
"We are pushing hard, we want to gain some positions. Let's see what happens, the feeling is good."
"We are quite calm and try to drive safe. All OK so far."
"Today everything is OK, my driving is not so fast, I'm not brave enough on this type of stages. But for sure the second loop will be better."
"Getting experience, this stage was great for fun."
"We have to go fast but also carefully not to damage anything."
"I think the morning was OK, but in this stage we had a problem with brakes."
"It was quite OK, I think we improved in the driving and got the confidence."
"The stage was OK, this one was quite slippery. We are not used to such fast rallies from Portugal."
"For me this is incredible. I don't understand how it can be fast on these stages. Very very hard rally."
"I spun in this stage, but the rally goes quite good."
"Not fun, I don't know what I did. Let's continue and we will see."
"We overtook one car and before that we we driving in the dust."
"It was a nice stage, I think the pace was good but I lost the pacenotes on two places and slowed down."
"I'm trying to be quick all the time, but we are sliding a lot. "
"Little bit late braking and I hit something."
"Just getting through to get experience. We only wanna to stay on the road."
"It's OK, but these stages are not for old men, too fast!"
"It's a lot of learning in these conditions, it's great opportunity to drive on these roads."
"I think the morning was quite OK, the car works well and we enjoy every stage. No need to drive 110%."
"Quite OK, this stage is extremely fast for me. But everything was OK, in some places we were careful."
"The last stage we went wide and hit a rock. Disappointment for sure, now we go to service and we will see."
"It's perfect, very quick one. We are bit slow but we had a ot of fun here."
"The pacenotes were not good, but nice stage, I enjoy it a lot."
"Absolutely one of the top stages, very enjoyable."
"We learn how to be fast and how to push harder. I don't know why we have so much dust in the car. But quite a good stage."
"OK, quite fast stage, but we enjoyed it."
"Good, really nice stage, really fast."
"All is good."
"Not pushing at all, just trying to save the tyres, anyway I think we did a good job. Still we have a good pace, but no rush, no risk."
"We can be happy, it's still OK, we keep managing the margin."
"It was good, I'm pushing really hard, but I don't know the corners, sometimes I'm going fast, sometimes it's not enough. It's one of the toughest rally I have ever done."
"Some parts needed a lot of cleaning, what a stage. We are happy with our time."
"We are fourth car on the road and it was really slippy, in some places I had situations which I didn't want to have. But we are pushing."
"Really nice and flowing stage, it's enjoyable, but on every straight we are losing power, no boost."
"It's very lose, the car moves around."
"A lot a lot of gravel for me in some places. This stage was worse regarding the grip than the previous ones."
"This stage is flatout, the guys on the front are crazy, I don't know how to do this."
"We are on the finish, everything is good."
"I have pop-off opening in every corner, I'm getting tired of that."
"The morning goes quite well, we are OK."
"Some places were tricky, but everything is OK."
"Quite OK, I made a little mistake and in the last fast kilometers I was not very brave."
"The tyres are quite worn, I have to drive carefully because I have only one spare."
"More difficult than the previous, but we had a good pace. Today the roads are wider."
"Very good, we had some corrections, but it's getting better and better with every kilometer. It was very nice stage."
"It was not an easy one, in some corners I overflight to the lose gravel, we are happy to finish the stage, the car is OK."
"All OK for us, I'm trying to go as fast as I can having it under control."
"Really nice, the car is very good. We had some moments in fast corners, but all OK."
"The grip is better than yesterday, but I made some silly mistakes."
"We just decided to not to risk, nothing special, everything fine. We were losing the line in some places, but all OK."
"We ran normally, all OK."
"It was OK, so many difficult corners, not easy to be here for the first time, but I did my best."
"Not bad, we are cleaning the road today, but OK, we are fighting, the time was not bad. This stage has quite narrow sections. We are happy."
"We took some risk, but in proper way. I did my best."
"It was a good stage for us, lot of cleaning but I did my best. It's still good development for us."
"Still the same issue. It's frustrating, not my weekend for sure."
"Same as the last one - slippery, but fun."
"The narrow sections have little more grip than the wide. We are enjoying the day, just learning and getting experience."
"Nothing special, the grip was good, for the next I have to manage the pace. I was enjoying the stage, very nice."
"Quite OK, let's see today."
"The feeling in the car was really awesome, very nice."
"I tried to be fast, Lukyanuk is not so far, OK, we will see."
"Happy with the pace, the stage is amazing. We had a good run. We are eager on Breen and Llarena to run on proper pace."
"The stage was really nice for us, good strategy on tyres and setup. It will be a long day but we will push."
"It was not the best start, lot of lose gravel."
"Same problem as yesterday, it's really frustrating. I hoped to fix it today to maybe catch some drivers, but we are losing lots of time. I have to go on low revs, it's maybe not just the pop-off but also something else."
"No probems, we are enjoying the experience to start on the front. It was slippery, but really good fun."
"Lot of gravel, it's slippery, but we really enjoyed it. It will be all day about enjoying."
"This loop was better, we had a big loss so now we were palying with the car and trying new things."
"We are not in the rhythm, I'm missing the confidence."
"We are quite happy for today, we didn't have any incident. We wait what happens tomorrow."
"We pushed a little bit more now, we enjoyed it. Really fast stages, we are happy, tomorrow will be another day."
"Tough stages and in the last one we had a problem with intercom."
"The feeling was better now, I hope to continue like this tomorrow."
"Not good, but we are happy to be here in one piece. It was a tough day."
"We changed the setup and it's getting better, but still it feels I'm not there."
"I'm actually quite happy, but I feel that I'm missing something, hopefully tomorrow will be better."
"It was going right direction, we are on the fight. I'm happy with that. In this stage I made some misakes, but I'm happy, we keep pushing tomorrow."
"Very difficult day, let's see tomorrow."
"Difficult, in the beginning it was slippery."
"We are here, so it's OK. We are learning."
"We were trying to save tyres, on the previous loop they completely blowed. Now we have some hard ones for tomorrow."
"We had some problems today, we damaged a wheel on the previous one, so we drove carefully now. But really nice stages."
"I'm feeling much better now."
"Everything is OK, first stages of the day we won, now we go step by step keeping the speed."
"Good, in some places it was slippery. I'm happy from 90%."
"We were trying to catch some time back. Our position was in the beginning a slight advantage, now it was much more rough."
"The stages were good, car was good and tyres also. We are happy to be here."
"I think this was my best stage today, I'm happy to be here."
"I'm learning, I broke the steering wheel. But it's fun."
"Now I feel better in the car, but I did 3 or 4 big mistakes. I hope tomorrow we can be faster."
"We hit a post in the corner in the morning, but the day was good and we enjoyed it."
"It was OK, we now go to service, we need to do some work with the car."
"Not so good pace, we lost a lot of time in the beginning, there was a lot of time and lose gravel. Really good day for us, we will see tomorrow."
"Quite nice day, really enjoyable and trouble free."
"Beautiful weather, nice roads, it's great to be here."
"It was tough stage. But so far so good, we are here. We are learning, improving the pacenotes."
"I have a lot of dust in the car, but overall I'm satisfied. Tomorrow will be another story, we will go together with fastest guys."
"Little bit tricky, lot of lose stuff. BUt we are through allright."
"Enjoyable stages, very fast but also technical."
"We made a good exprience today, I'm happy."
"Everything was good, this rally is funny."
"I'm happy because we are on the finish of the day. Not perfect stage from my side, bude the day was good, we made some progress, we are developing and ready for attack tomorrow."
"The strategy is working now, overall I'm happy to be on this position even with lacking of the grip so tomorrow it will be easier. And we will see the real pace of other drivers"
"I overshot one corner and went off, after that I lost a confidence. But generally I'm quite happy."
"Terrible, I just couldn't be focused on co-driver, I'm lacking confidence, it's just surviving now."
"The day was good, it's all very fast, let's see tomorrow, there will be again a lot of cleaning so the start position will be important."
"The stage is fantastic, the road is interesting to drive, but it was so slippery in the beginning, we are still losing time. I think we did a good job with the position we had."
"Quite OK day, I'm happy with the driving. Unfortunately we had problems with the pop-off, we will see tomorrow."
"In the beginning it was OK, but then sometimes the car felt little bit strange, maybe we have to work more with the setup."
"I can say we enjoyed it. We hade some problems of course, but in some places we pushed a lot and we are looking forward for tomorrow."
"I stalled the engine and we lost a lot of time."
"The first part was terrible for me, lot of cleaning, I was driving like for shopping. The rest was quite OK. "
"It was very slippery stage, but we are here."
"Not bad, first part was clean, second was completely new, but OK."
"Everything was OK, many places were full of dust. I hope we will have better position for tomorrow."
"Lot of dirt on the road, it was difficult day for us, but all good."
"It's difficult, I didn't push because I thought I had a puncture after the start. But the car is good, the setup is perfect."
"All OK, really nice stage again, really enjoyable drive."
"It's very hot, it's great."
"I think all OK, some places were crucial but I'm happy."
"All good, in some places I made the pacenotes with WRC on my mind."
"Stage was clean, we enjoyed it. Happy to get through."
"Good stage for me, I made some mistakes, but generally good rally."
"Everything is good, lot of fun."
"That was OK, I was trying to push, but sometimes it was too much on approach. In some placed there were many stones."
"I'm using different tyre strategy now, we need to keep the pace and position for tomorrow."
"All OK, I was struggling a bit with the dust, low visibility. But it's like it is. The car is perfect."
"Good fun, still not feeling 100% but we got through in one piece."
"For us it was good, clean run."
"It was OK stage, in some corners I backed off to avoid punctures."
"OK, I struggled with the pop-off before the service, now we had also few opening, but overall I'm quite happy. It always opens in slow corners and I have to go one gear lower."
"Not like we want it, we are still missing the grip and better feeling."
"Better and better, in some sections for the second time it was enjoyable, but we were still sliding a lot."
"We are cleaning again, some part are already cleaned, but it's a disaster for us."
"Good one, better than the previous stages."
"I was too careful in some places, that's the reason why the time is like that. I don't know why. But enjoyable stage, still the grip is changing a lot."
"One more stage for today, everything is OK, I enjoy these conditions."
"It's not bad, I was trying to my best. We are happy to be here, we have some good knowledge after this loop."
"I'm not enjoying, we try to manage to get the grip. I think we have no grip, no tryes. We will see in second loop."
"I hit the anticut, I hope all is OK with the car. The stage was good, I'm quite happy."
"We were taking it easy, the tyres are already quite gone."
"We started one minute late because we didn't have the time on card. So I didn't have the right rhytm in this one."
"Not bad, the grip is getting better with every car behind, we try to push."
"I'm struggling a lot with the pop-off valve."
"Everything OK, I'm just trying to understand the grip, for me it's impossible to keep clean in the lines."
"We missed some junction, on tarmac part we stopped the car and stolled the engine. But it's big rally, we keep going."
"It's full of gravel and we are losing all the time. It's shame we didn't do the qualifying better."
"I thinkg the beginning was good but then maybe in pacenotes was some mistake and I lost the confidence. In the last part there was lot of gravel and it was really slippery, I'm happy to be here."
"It's OK, sometimes there is more gravel, but the speed was OK."
"I think it was OK, of course little bit slippery, but everything is good, car is OK, tyres are OK."
"This one was harder than the first one, we had to clean the road and it was not easy, but it's a good experience."
"I wasn't happy, especially on braking I should be more confident."
"I'm happy with the driving, but I'm not happy with the grip. We had some strategy but I'm not sure if we can keep the pace and the tyres in condition."
"To be honest I'm not quite satisfied, in some places there was some lose gravel."
"So much cleaning, guys starting behind have advantage. But I did my best, I was pushing. I don't now the rally at all, I think this will be our biggest challenge of this year's ERC."
"The setup works well, but we missed a junction, lost maybe 5 seconds."
"We had a lot of cleaning out there, I did couple of mistakes and struggled in the brakng points."
"Quite slippery, I think we need to adapt the setup little bit. It was more slippery than I expected."
"Not so good starting position, but what we can. But everything is going OK."
"The feeling from inside was well, but the road was very slippery and we were sliding a lot."
"Quite good, but I was braking too early in some places."
"The grip was really bad, I expected much more grip, I was surprised how slippery it was. I tried to be as smooth as possible on these roads. But I'm not very experienced on this so let's see."
"The car is very good, but it's much slippery, there is a lot of gravel, but that's rally."
"It's very slippery today, difficult stage for us, but good experience. But we are sliding a lot."
"It was quite OK, we tried to do our best, we cleaned the road bud in some places it was already quite clean, I didn't expect that. The car is OK."