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90. Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2022

WRC #1WRC2 Open #1WRC2 Masters #1WRC3 Open #1WRC2 Junior #1RGT Cup #1
20. 1. – 23. 1. 2022, Monaco • Automobile Club de Monaco • asphalt - snow 296.03 km • total distance including road sections - 1511.47 km • Other years

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SS17
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
10 sec penalty for jumped start included in his stage time
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"I feel really happy! I didn't expect so much when I came here, but it was a great fight. Ogier was really fast and I struggled a bit yesterday and even this morning."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"There was a strange noise on the engine at the start and I was disturbed, maybe I released a little early. I can keep my head up. I did my job this weekend and that's the way it is. Well done to the team, it's been a good weekend for the first time with the hybrid."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"It feels amazing. This is the result of 18 months of incredibly hard work by a group of people all the way through Covid, and it's all worth it because this is an absolutely amazing machine."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I think it was not so hard to improve on! I am really happy with what we can do. It looked so bad in the beginning, but it was nice to be back on the pace. We lost the podium in the beginning of the rally, but the car is working so well."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"Relief! It's been a good weekend in terms of performance and I want to congratulate everyone at M-Sport and Ford Performance because this thing is a weapon and it's going to get better all through the year. Fingers crossed for Craig and Séb now because the team deserves this."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"I gave it everything..."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"I didn't expect so much, but I am so disappointed with myself and yesterday's mistake. It's part of the learning. This experience will only help my future, so I will try to learn from this kind of bad feeling."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"The beginning of the stage was good. It's hard to say, but that felt okay. It's always difficult braking into those hairpins and it's a very fine line with the grip. Everything is okay."
#28
flagMunster Grégoire - Louka Louis
"We just pushed to show what we were capable. The puncture was not planned, but that's the way it is and I can not come back."
#26
flagJohnston Sean - Kihurani Alexander
"We are so stoked. It's taken a while to get up to speed but I am really happy with that last stage. Fourth overall of all the Rally2 cars is honestly great and we're so happy."
#22
flagGryazin Nikolay - Aleksandrov Konstantin
"It's good to have a podium and to score the points because this year we are trying to work towards the championship. It's a really slippery place downhill, but I managed to stay on the road and for me it was important to finish."
#27
flagCais Erik - Těšínský Petr
"I am speechless. It's amazing. The car was working perfectly all weekend, so we managed it and we won the WRC2 Juniors also. It's our first Monte-Carlo and a podium, so thanks to the team."
#20
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Eriksen Torstein
"I couldn't have asked for a better start to the season. Torstein [Eriksen, co-driver] has done so well from the first stage and I am so happy. It can't be better. There were very tricky conditions still, but we managed it quite well."
SS16
SS15
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"I was really careful of punctures in this one, so I tried to stay away from every sharp cut. It was a clean stage, but still tricky in places."
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"The information was quite good, but the first part of the stage was a bit surprising in some places that were really slippery. I didn't take too many risks because the grip was changing all the time."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"For the first time in my career, I actually need championship points! Let's see. We've got a good gap to Kalle and I’m just wanting to bring it home now. A podium would be a great way to start the season."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I was just saving the tyres for this afternoon. It's quite a tricky power stage, so let's see if we can try something there or not."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"In my notes I have a lot of frost, but the grip was fine. I wasn't using the grip and there were a lot of places I was braking when I really didn't need to."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"I have a lot of diff slip. I have a problem with my rear diff and when it's flat it's okay, but as soon as there are some bumps I get a lot of wheel spin. Hopefully we can get some points from the power stage but it might not be easy."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"There was something on the inside of a corner, but nothing of any worth. We had nothing to lose to change it and obviously make sure we got through with no issue."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"It was definitely slippier than the first one this morning. It was tricky in braking and it's not so easy to guess. I just trusted my gravel crew and everything is fine."
SS14
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"A good start. It was a clean stage for me - I didn't push too much but it's fine."
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"A good stage, but it's hard to keep a good rhythm."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I think by driving it's not possible [to catch Breen]. We have to keep some pressure on the others. This stage was tricky - my [tyre] pressures were way too high at the end and we were losing a lot of grip."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"I was comfortable in the car yesterday, we just had to make sure we got to service so we could get some points today. That stage is really slippery in places so we were quite cautious, but we need the points."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"It's all about saving tyres. I got the super-softs because it's a bit tricky on the next stage."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"There’s a lot of cutting in here, so I tried to save my tyres and that's it really."
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"I think I did something wrong with the notes, but we went through the video to double-check everything last night..."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"It's a nice stage, but a bit tricky. Some corners were more slippery than I expected so I just took it easy in the stage. It will be better on the next pass."
SS13
#23
flagRossel Yohan - Boulloud Benjamin
"I did a mistake on a slow corner on the ice. I was maybe 20km/h too fast. It's so bad, honestly. I think the championship is so long and the most important thing is to get some points tomorrow. It's my fault."
#20
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Eriksen Torstein
"There is so much dirt going into the road. I didn't feel that we hit anything, but the front right started to go down. It was 5km to the finish so we tried to carry on, but then it went down to the rim. It's a long rally and anything can still happen.
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"Now it's a bit far. We tried, but Ogier saw it and he changed at the last minute. It was really tricky with the slicks and very easy to make a mistake, but we are here."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"I was planning to go with the snow tyres because it was the safest option, but I saw that Séb was going for slicks, so I quickly changed at the last minute before the start. It was tricky to drive in places but fun on the dry bits.
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"What to say? I have no words. I could see some lines but there was a lot of ice on braking. I am sorry for that."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"The deterioration was far worse than expected in here. Quite crazy in there.:"
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"We were able to fix it before that stage, but it gave up on the last 3km. We are here, but I don't know what to say. We expected a better day than yesterday but unfortunately it was worse. We knew at this early stage that we were missing a bit of development, but we had hoped for better."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"I've no issues. I definitely dropped a couple of seconds with Taka, but apart from that no issues. It was definitely slippier that time, but we're still here."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"It has been quite a big change from two days ago. Now it's starting to be a bit enjoyable in the car and it's getting better all the time, so I can be happier. In this one we should have taken studded tyres."
SS12
#23
flagRossel Yohan - Boulloud Benjamin
"I had a puncture on the front right. I am so disappointed. We will see after - I think we can get a lot of time on the next stage."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"We've got to be careful with what we do, especially over the big bumps and stuff."
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"It's quite tight. The battle is quite intense, but I tried to push as much as possible. I can't do much more."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"I really enjoyed this stage. There were a lot of things happening in the car and a lot of action, but it's really good fun."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"We are carrying a damper problem with us since this morning. We are trying to carry on - we can still get some good points and there is only one stage to go. But a few kilometres into the stage, the damper came through the bonnet. We are going to see if we are able to fix it."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"He was good to get out the way, so fair play to him. Pretty clumsy mistake [in SS11] where the grip was high and everything."
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"I am trying to keep focussed with this smoke, so it's not so easy."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"Obviously we're just trying to make it to the end. It's a weird position to be in: okay, the speed hasn't been amazing, but we're just trying to get more comfortable on every stage. We went on used tyres to try and save our new ones for tomorrow, so I'm not surprised at the time."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"It's easier than the first pass, but some corners are more nasty with gravel coming from the inside. We were just driving safely through this stage, so it's all fine."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"Of course, when I am feeling a bit more comfortable in the car I can drive faster. This one is a really nice stage - it's the best stage of the rally for me, it's so nice."
SS11
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"It's not easy to drive with two studs and two slicks. It's not easy to keep the car straight. I tried to push, but Ogier was much faster."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"It's never easy to go through this stage. It's just about surviving, but we are here. Unfortunately Elfyn is out on the corner - it's a shame for the team."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"I think it would have been the best [tyre choice] without the problem. I was driving 75% all the way.
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"We had a lot of smoke in the car all day and I basically lost concentration. Somehow we got the car out again and luckily there was no damage on the car. In here we just took it very easy."
SS10
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"It's been bad all morning, but we didn't need this."
#23
flagRossel Yohan - Boulloud Benjamin
"I will continue to do my job. I don't know. It's a big surprise for me this morning after just one stage, but we will see. I think it's just an error, I'm not sure if it was the organisers or the team. It's a shame."
#20
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Eriksen Torstein
"It was okay. We tried to drive with an okay pace and we knew [Lefebvre] had a time penalty, so we didn't take any risks."
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"I had a good stage but this kind of stage is so slippery and rough which doesn't help. It seems this morning, the stages are not for me, so we will see in the next one."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"It was not a bad stage for us. We're still struggling a bit with our super-softs, but it will be even worse for him [Loeb]."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It's working okay. This stage is so different to the rest and it's a bit of a surprise how bumpy it is. There was a section in the middle where I was maybe a bit too careful where it was narrow, but otherwise it's all okay."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
We are fighting with some issues and now something has broken in the stage. The car is driving to one side and it's over."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"There are a lot of looses stones on this one and many cuts, so I was just driving through to keep four wheels on the car."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"The super-softs started to go off at the end. It's exactly like back home with all the jumps and crests and dips. It's so nice!"
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"I don't know. I had a problem at the start anyway and I think that's more of an issue than the puncture."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"I spun and stalled. It's frustrating, but it's okay. Quite stupid."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"Really nice stage - hopefully the time is good. I felt I was quite a lot better than yesterday, so hopefully the time is good."
SS9
#20
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Eriksen Torstein
"Everything is fine. We went at an okay pace, but it's hard to know if we should push or be careful. Let's see."
#54
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Malfoy Andy
"I think we did a good tyre choice. It was more humid than expected and I had four super-softs. I hope it's a good choice and let's see what Andreas can do."
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"It was more difficult today. The road is very dirty in our position and I think we pay a little bit with the super-soft tyres. There was a lot of movement and understeering and my drive was not perfect."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"I am not so happy with the car. I am fighting it a lot, especially the hybrid. I don't know, it's not so good."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It was okay. A bit hesitant in places still, but the grip is changing all the time. Not perfect."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"It's a bit like yesterday morning, I can't drive fast. It's impossible. I get a lot of slip and understeer and then I get the radio working in the stage, so I could hear the other drivers talking."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"Since the beginning, it was like a slow puncture or something. I don't know."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"We made some improvements to the car and I definitely feel more confident today. We'll just step it up stage by stage, but I'm definitely going in the right way."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"On a right-hander, I got too close to one of the barriers and it just touched the front. Not a great stage, I just didn't carry the speed in the right places."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"Let's say the stages are a bit more tricky compared to yesterday, so I will try to stay on the road. I was not so happy with my pace notes - they were not so accurate."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I think it was a bit better again with the changes we have done, but it was not a good stage for me. I still struggle with the first loop and driving to the pace notes - it's a bit tricky driving a stage for the first time."
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"I don't know why, and there is a lot of smoke in the car still. It's not an easy stage - I thought there was frost in many places but it's not frost so I was slowing down too much. I have no confidence at all this morning so I am just driving."
SS8
#54
flagLefebvre Stéphane - Malfoy Andy
"I love these tricky conditions - they are like my home conditions. I took some risks in this one and it's good to finish like this. I am happy to finish the day with this rhythm."
#20
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Eriksen Torstein
"It's been an okay day. Very low risk from our side and I am not really happy with the last stage. I had information in my notes that there was a lot of ice but in the end there was nothing and I braked too much in a lot of places."
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"I was really surprised when I was doing the best time in the shakedown in the first pass because usually in the shakedown I am not great, but since that we tried to push to get a feeling in the car. It's not a big gap, but we are happy to be leading after the first day."
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"It's a good day for experience and a good day for me and the team to learn a lot. I tried to push a bit harder in here now and it felt good, but there were some other places I backed off. I can't say I'm happy with the day, but in a way I am still happy. We know what we have to do and everybody is motivated."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"I think, from what I've heard, my [stage win] celebration made it to TV. On this one I didn't want to undo all the good work, especially with the temperature dropping. I was far too cautious but we can go again tomorrow."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"I am getting comfortable and understanding how the car behaves and works. There are still some hybrid things I am not sure how to use the best way, but it's been a good day for me."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"The biggest progress has been the consistencies. It's running quite okay. In some stages the grip is very high and we don't have the tools to improve, but we are still running so that's positive."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"It has not been a good day. In the afternoon we were improving the car all the time and I could start to trust the car a bit and drive better. Let's see what we can do tomorrow - I will try to improve my driving also."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"The hybrid system was working again. Again, some changes - I think we are going to struggle to get there this weekend. I am on the limit of what we can do with what we have, but I am on the maximum now. There's not much we can do, we have to fight for it."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"I'm surprised to lose quite that much. We were probably too careful on the hairpins here towards the end, but I didn't expect to lose that much. It's been okay - a bit up and down - but it's frustrating to finish like this to be honest."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"This morning we were a little bit on the safe side. This afternoon I pushed but we can not go much faster - we are missing some stability with the car and some traction. At the moment it's not possible to go faster, but we can be happy with our afternoon loop."
SS7
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"My run was really good, but I had no hybrid. For sure we lost a lot of time, but we are pushing as hard as possible."
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"It's getting better. We don't have a gearbox issue now, but there's still a bit of smoke in the car. The second loop is always easier, but we need to find a better pace in the first loop."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"I doubt [Séb Loeb] will be on his phone, but I would send him a text and say 'can I have this one?'. It's hard to put into words how good the car is. Now I'm going to go sit in a corner and cry with anxiety..."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"I made some mistakes that I need to improve, but for sure it's going in the right direction and I need to continue like that."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"The set-up changes that we did before are helping quite a lot for me. Now we will just try to continue the same way."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"I had an EV error, so I couldn't get any extra power. I still managed quite well in this stage - I made some set-up changes and for the confidence it's better."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"Just didn't feel so fantastic. In the slippy places I didn't feel good."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"I think we can not do any more at the moment. We are struggling with traction coming out of some hairpins, but I am doing the best I can with what I have."
SS6
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"I am feeling really well in the car, so I know that I am on the limit. It was a perfect stage. At the moment everything is going well, so we will try to continue like that."
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"It's a bit better, but I am not pushing. I am trying some new electric stuff and everything to learn a little bit."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"I was a bit disappointed that we lost so much time with the hybrid in the last stage, but the feeling is still really good. We'll have a bit of a fight."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"All okay. It's a relatively dry stage and I enjoyed it, the balance is nice. Like I've been saying, there's a hell of a lot more to come."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"A good run, so no worries. Everything is okay."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"We did a small change in the regroup, but of course it's easier on the second pass when you know the roads a bit better. There's still a long way to go and I can't do much more than that at this point."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"It was definitely more enjoyable. When you don't have the balance you need and you don't know the road, it's tricky to drive. We have a lot of understeer, especially in the faster sections, and in the bumpy [parts] I can't get the line. I can't commit in there."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It was only flapping occasionally, so it's not the end of the world. It's quite a lot drier, but in the last part coming down the hill it's still exceptionally slippy."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"We pushed, but it's not easy. I tried my best in the stage."
SS5
#20
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Eriksen Torstein
"We had a clean stage - no dramas for us. We tried to be clever in there and keep a good pace, so I think we did a good job. If you want to win this rally then you have to drive fast in these conditions, so that comes with a little bit of a risk."
#24
flagCamilli Eric - Roche Yannick
Accident. damaged suspension
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"I was pushing really hard all morning and the car is great. I have a very good feeling with this car, so I continue to push. It was tricky with the ice, but my gravel crew made a very good job so I tried to push from the beginning to the end."
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"It was very difficult. I have no confidence at all - I am crying of tears at the start because all the smoke is going into your eyes. I'm just driving - I don't really care about the times any more because I have nothing to fight for."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"[The hybrid] wasn't working in the stage, so we'll have a look now."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"I'm discovering Monte Carlo conditions again after a few years. It was very middle of the road, just trying not to make mistakes. Okay, our pace hasn't been amazing, but we have to be quite happy."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"Honestly, I am still not so comfortable yet, but it's coming step by step. These were very tricky conditions and for us it was changing a lot. I just believed by gravel crew and they did a great job."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"The things are working a bit more consistently now. It's a bit more fun and for sure we are learning all the time. Today's it's not so bad."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"The conditions were quite tricky. We had proper ice and frost on the stage and with the slicks it's quite difficult. I was quite careful, so we have some work to do on the pace notes with how we mark the ice and stuff."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"No risk at all in this stage. We had a lot of ice in our notes, but the sun made it quite tricky. I just tried to understand the car to see where we can find the speed, because it's not so obvious."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"That's more like it, but it was very difficult and slippery in places. We were a bit wide in one hairpin and got caught out a bit by the brakes and we picked up a slow puncture, but it's okay."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"It's tricky and there is a lot of frost and a bit of black ice. The road will get faster now. Quite a difficult loop for us, but we will try again this afternoon."
SS4
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"I am feeling well with the car. I tried to push hard in these two stages but it’s quite tricky. In some places you have a lot of grip but in others you have nothing. The car is feeling good and we are going to push."
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"You see all the smoke in the car?! I am crying before the stage and I can't breathe on the stage! I lost full focus in the stage and then I had no gear shift at the end. I am just here to finish and get experience, and I'm trying as good as I can. It's how it is."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"Everything’s good. In just a few places I was making some mistakes, it wasn't a very good stage. I could have had a lot more pace than that, so we'll be better next time."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"Honestly, the potential is just bursting out of this thing. I was a little too cautious and I got it completely wrong. It's very encouraging because I feel like I'm at 60% of where we need to be and we can improve lots and lots."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"No drama. I drove very clean with no mistakes. I did not push, but on this kind of rally, no mistakes is a lot better."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"The hybrid is working at the moment, so it was a bit better."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"We are learning all the time how to drive it. After yesterday we did some set-up changes and it's better for me, so let's see what we can do."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"Nothing has changed. We made a few set-up changes which worked better, but it's scary. Chassis-wise, I have a lot of surprises and we need to improve that."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It's still changing all the time. It's tricky out there and it didn't feel so good in here to be honest, but it's okay."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"It's really quite slippery. There are a lot of hairpins near the end with very low traction to drive. I am on the safe side at the moment with these conditions."
SS3
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"I describe it as quite a tricky stage. It was much more wet and humid and even a bit icier than we had in the recce. The downhill is very fast and it was a bit surprising in some corners."
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"We have smoke in the car and it's misting up the screen. It's not easy - easy I didn't have the confidence so I just took it very easy."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"Average. There is so much potential in this car, you really have no idea. I just don't have the confidence to stick my neck out everywhere. There's a lot of time left to come."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"More power for sure, but I didn't expect it to be so slippery in that corner. I tried a 360, but there was no space so I could not do it."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"The drive was not so bad, but after second corner the hybrid was in error."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"Yesterday was really hard for us, so we're just trying to improve for that."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"Not better than yesterday to be honest, it's a nightmare. I have never been so scared while driving. There's a lot of work left."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"Really changeable. In some places there's really good grip, but in others not so much. It's very difficult to judge the grip in there."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"It's tricky to judge the grip in this one. It's very changeable. It's a bit of a compromise tyre-choice wise today, but let's see."
SS2
#24
flagCamilli Eric - Roche Yannick
"I was trying to be clean in the uphill sections, but on the downhills I pushed a bit more. The brakes are better, so it was a normal stage."
#23
flagRossel Yohan - Boulloud Benjamin
"It was a little bit easier I think, but the feeling is very strange. We will see tomorrow - I think we need to work on the settings tonight."
#21
flagBulacia Marco - Der Ohannesian Marcelo
"Tomorrow we will try to be a little bit quicker. We struggled a little bit with oversteer but we can sort it very easily. It was quite a clean evening, so we're ready for tomorrow."
#20
flagMikkelsen Andreas - Eriksen Torstein
"Beautiful stage - really nice conditions. I tried to increase the speed a bit for this one, but there's still more to come. It's nice to get through these stages and let's go tomorrow."
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"We enjoyed it. It was very hard for the tyres, so I overheated my tyres before the middle of the stage and then I struggled to keep the car in position. We did a good stage."
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"It was not so good. It was more slippery than I thought and I had a spin. It doesn't matter, I can't hear my co-driver anyway..."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"I was enjoying so much. The car was just amazing - the power you get in the downhill is just something special. I lost the tyres a bit in the stage, but I am happy to have done this good night. Tomorrow we have the confidence now, so it's good."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"We've been waiting two years for this car! I did the run on shakedown today and I said to Jonas, I absolutely love this car. I think in the first stage [the tyre choice] worked, but maybe four softs would've been better in there."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"It's the first time I've been up there in five years, and I really struggled. I was trusting the notes and just having to drive like it was my first pass, but we got through it and the car feels good."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"It was better. I tried to be smooth without any drama, but it's not good. "
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"Quite a difficult start. From the start we had some engine issues and on this one we lost some hydraulics. Anyway, it's a big list. At least we are here."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I think the balance of the car is really tricky for me to drive. I tried to do my best to adapt for it, but if the balance is a bit more to the understeering in side then it's quite difficult for me."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"The brakes were a little bit better. It's a bit more bumpy and I had no trust in the car, so I had to keep it neat and tidy."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It was not so smooth everywhere. I am pushing on pretty hard, but it's just so hard to get used to it."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"It's a little bit better in there. Maybe the time will be not good, but I don't know. We are just trying little things in the car and we are happy to be through."
SS1
#25
flagIngram Chris - Whittock Ross
"We've got a gearbox problem - we're stuck in third gear. Hopefully we can fix it before the next stage, but we dropped loads of time."
#26
flagJohnston Sean - Kihurani Alexander
"Very enjoyable first stage. There were a few small hiccups, but I'm quite happy, and the car felt great. The feeling is okay and it's a good pace to start."
#19
flagLoeb Sébastien - Galmiche Isabelle
"We had a good start, but it was really tricky on the top with some wet and icy parts. I didn't want to make a mistake on the ice, so I was a bit too careful there. It feels really good - a lot of power and the feeling with this car is great."
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"I can't hear him! It's too loud from everything else. It's very annoying and I couldn't hear him in many places - I had to brake and go again so I lost the rhythm."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"It was really difficult to drive because we had a lot of frost. It was difficult to know if the grip was there or not, so I was quite careful. It's not too bad."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"It felt really good, but in the second half I struggled to find a rhythm. Let's see what the two Sébs do - they look pretty quick!"
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"Amazing! Everybody that’s been involved in this - you've done an amazing job! It was a very average stage from myself and I don't expect that I'll be very high in the standings because the other guys will be pushing as well."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"We have problems. I don't know..."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"It's quite tricky in the beginning, and we had a small spin at the start of the stage so we lost a bit of time. Anyway, losing a lot of time there. In the damp I was maybe a bit too careful in the conditions."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"It was difficult. I couldn't go fast and I lost the brakes and the tyres quite early in the stage. It's all a bit of a gamble because we only have 20 soft tyres for the weekend. We knew that today we would have to compromise, so hopefully it works out for the weekend."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It was a really bad run. I didn't have a very good feeling at all."
#1
flagOgier Sébastien - Veillas Benjamin
"It didn't feel so great in that stage, but we are through. It's never easy - there was a lot of humidity and some frost in some places."

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