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71. Secto Rally Finland 2022

WRC #8WRC2 Open #8WRC2 Junior #8WRC3 Open #8WRC2 Masters #8
4. 8. – 7. 8. 2022, Jyväskylä • AKK Sports Ltd. • gravel 322.61 km - (cancelled 21.69 km) • total distance including road sections - 1427.47 km • Other years

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SS22
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"The Toyota guys gave me some hope on Friday in the beginning and since then we saw our chance. We were pushing from there, but all I want to say in these difficult times is that it's really all down to my wife. She has been supporting me so much and I am really proud of here - I love her so much."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"Of course it was a nice weekend. I would have wanted to win at home of course but when you look at the situation I think we did pretty well after opening the road on Friday. We fought back and we are still quite close, so I think we can be proud of what we did."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"Not the best weekend - a bit up and down. Of course it was nice to be in the early fight but it got a bit frustrating after Saturday. It's like that - not the weekend we wanted but at least we are here."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"It was a tough weekend but we already knew it coming here. Like in Estonia, it's two rallies in a row with a similar profile where I have always struggled a bit. Now we are heading to Ypres and we will try to do a good job over there."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"It was a good rally. I made so many mistakes yesterday and unfortunately I couldn't catch Thierry, but I will try to improve. I am really hoping that our team-mates are doing well."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"It seemed to be better this morning for sure. I've really enjoyed it - the stages have been mega. I'm not sure what's wrong with Pierre but he seems to have had a problem."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"It was a tough weekend but we already knew it coming here. Like in Estonia, it's two rallies in a row with a similar profile where I have always struggled a bit. Now we are heading to Ypres and we will try to do a good job over there."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"Not the best weekend - a bit up and down. Of course it was nice to be in the early fight but it got a bit frustrating after Saturday. It's like that - not the weekend we wanted but at least we are here."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"Wow. That's nice! There was a rut [in the previous stage] and we hit it and immediately started to roll. I saw from the video that we went over three times. I don't know what to say - I am sorry to the team for breaking the car but it's good to be here."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"It seemed to be better this morning for sure. I've really enjoyed it - the stages have been mega. I'm not sure what's wrong with Pierre but he seems to have had a problem."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"It was a good rally. I made so many mistakes yesterday and unfortunately I couldn't catch Thierry, but I will try to improve. I am really hoping that our team-mates are doing well."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
Mechanical on road section
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It's a nice feeling to finish the rally and with this car it's really amazing. It was not exactly what we wanted but I am really happy and I have to thank all my sponsors and the team."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"It's been quite frustrating on the first day. We can be happy with some interesting times and it's also been good for experience to open the road. It was not the rally we wanted but there are some positives."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"Can I swear?! It's been a tricky weekend. I've enjoyed the parts where we were on the road, but I am disappointed about what happened yesterday. I am trying to squeeze everything out of this car, like everybody else on the team, but the level here is so high and you have to be on your A game in every rally."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"It was a really good rally for us and we are feeling great. I think we have done a very good job of developing the car and now it's on the winning pace, so that's the most important thing."
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"It was quite something. It seems like Friday was the day where we basically lost it. We need to think about that. I am not over the moon, but anyhow, second place after a proper fight is a good rally for us."
#22
flagKaur Egon - Simm Silver
"The feeling is good. One goal was to make it through the whole rally without mistakes - we definitely achieved that. We also wanted to keep up with the frontrunners, but that needs a little bit of work for the future."
#25
flagPaddon Hayden - Kennard John
"I really enjoyed being back over here. We haven't quite hit the pace we wanted but I have loved every second of it. We've got lots more to come as a team but the car is in one piece, so we can put it on the plane next week and take it back home."
SS21
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It's been a good weekend. This one was quite stressful because it was so rough in the middle. We had a clean run."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I think there is no chance to catch Ott. Like I said before, I can try to push one or two seconds faster with big risks, but that's it and it won't be enough."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"Let's see. The next one is a great stage and we'll just try to give it our best shot."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"Let's go and see. If we can get three points from the Power Stage it would be a nice end to the rally, but if it's less it would be disappointing."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"The narrow road has some small ruts but it wasn't as bad as I expected. I tried a few things during this run and it wasn't so perfect."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"On the penultimate corner it really dug out and snapped the car to turn it into a field. We made it."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"It was very rutted - I was surprised. In the middle, I had a big compression and I was thinking I had a puncture on the front left. We want to finish and we need to be careful."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It's not nice to drive like this. We are taking it easy and it's going quite okay but sometimes it surprises you."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"I just want to enjoy my day and my driving. For sure, there is a lot of sweeping so it's not really easy."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"It was a little bit cleaner and more enjoyable. In some parts I got completely out of the ruts and dropped time in the forest section, but apart from that it was okay."
SS20
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It was okay but nothing special really. We were just trying to get our eye in for the Power Stage - nothing crazy."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"There are a lot of junctions, so it's really no place to take a risk. You just need to be clean on the junctions and we did exactly that - it's all good."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I can go quicker if I take the risks, but I am not willing to take it. It does not make any difference for me - if I take a crazy risk to be a few seconds faster then I can have the same time as Ott. It's not worth it."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"The car is a bit on the soft side to gain some grip. Maybe it looked scary but to be honest it was all under control. I am starting to get scared now that I am getting a bit older!"
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"The grip was quite low in some of the braking areas so I was careful there, but we had a clean run through and we are happy with the pace notes for the second pass."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"I tried to find the rhythm and the feeling and maybe two corners in I went a bit too much. I'll try to push on the Power Stage and take some points from who is in front of me now."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"I don't know why this year, but the jumps earlier in the stage felt massive compared to last year. Last year they were all flat but this year I was almost jumping into the next one!"
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"It's a fantastic stage - really something special. I lost a lot of time in the first stage so now I am trying to take it carefully. We are trying to go through now and finish this rally."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It's a nice stage with this car but I can't really enjoy because I have to be really careful with my steering."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"We probably jumped a bit less with this car, but it will still a good jump! The plan is not to be the biggest but it was a nice stage and I had a good feeling."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"Nice. I enjoyed it - I bet the 0 cars so that's always a good sign!"
SS19
#28
flagPietarinen Eerik - Linnaketo Antti
"It was a great stage, let's try to enjoy the last bits."
#23
flagAsunmaa Teemu - Mannisenmäki Ville
"We are mainly in major key today. Just driving through and checking places for the future as I think these stages will be used again some day. We're also trying out some things."
#25
flagPaddon Hayden - Kennard John
"Enjoyed the stage, we're struggling a bit with some changes we did to the car. I was not expecting the result of the changes. But it's OK, It's not every day that you're here in Finland so we enjoy it."
#22
flagKaur Egon - Simm Silver
"It was OK. I'm trying to find the balance between pushing and staying out of trouble. Our rally ended here last time so not too good memories from here."
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"Oittila is a nice and fast stage. The gap was not big but in the wrong direction, though. Well, three more to go now. Our run was OK, but I should have pushed a bit more from the beginning."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"Not bad. The road is great, really enjoyable to drive."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"That was definitely full gas! Happy to be here and that was much-needed this morning. We need to keep a good pace but it was a nice feeling."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"There is not much more I can do. We had a pretty clean stage and the small road is cleaning quite a lot. I tried to be fast but for sure it was not a perfect stage from me. I think Ott knows how to do it well."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"When I sat in the car in parc fermé I realised now I can see again! It's better like this."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"I'm not taking any chances. We're trying to keep the rhythm but we aren't doing anything crazy this morning."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"We had a clean run. It's very slippery in some places and there is a lot of cleaning as well."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"We changed something on the car last night and my engineer was pushing me to change it, and he did a great job. I wasn't sure about it but now the car feels great."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"No grip! I felt like I was stopped in most places, it was like we were not moving forward and not going anywhere. It must be the same for everybody."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"I don't know why, but I have no grip at all. It's really strange. I think the car is too stiff."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It feels nice but the power steering is almost like yesterday in some places. Not good."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"The plan is just to enjoy and try things on the car. There is still a lot of cleaning to do, but it's nice to have at least one car in front."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"Very loose. Quite okay - obviously hesitant in a couple of places, but other than that it was good."
SS18
#46
flagBurger Kees - Arminen Teemu
"I really enjoyed the afternoon stages. The grip in the afternoon was good. This last one was a bit tricky with stones but we did OK.
#45
flagRytkönen Anssi - Koskela Juho-Ville
"It has been fun! It's nice to be part of this. There has been incidents all right, and the steering wheel is a bit skewed. We hit something on the previous stage. Now we'll head to service to have a look at it."
#39
flagČerný Jan - Tománek Jan
"It's better and better. This stage was so rough and I was very cautious. I just drove through - happy to be here."
#38
flagJoona Lauri - Shemeikka Tuukka
"It was a successful day. We gained more experience of rainy conditions. The rest of the day was OK even though it was a bit rough. We managed without punctures or any major trouble. It was nice to get to drive these nice stages also in dry conditions and it's great to see so many specators there. We will try to continue the same way tomorrow."
#32
flagGill Gaurav - Morales Gabriel
"I think it's one of those jumps on the last two stages. We just landed flat on the belly. Anyway, I'm quite happy with my day, it's all been progressive and learning the roads so I'm happy."
#37
flagLoix Freddy - Tsjoen Pieter
"A nice day, no problems, we had a lot of fun. Everything is OK."
#31
flagProkop Martin - Ernst Michal
"A good day but I didn't like this stage so much. We did some changes for the car and it's more stable so we could enjoy even the rough parts. We enjoyed the day as a whole. A beautiful day!"
#29
flagMarczyk Mikołaj - Gospodarczyk Szymon
"We had difficulties in the rain this morning. The second loop was better. We are happy to be here because that's not obvious in Finland."
#23
flagAsunmaa Teemu - Mannisenmäki Ville
"The sun was dazzling me at the beginning, but elsewhere it was not so bright. We have been just driving through; nothing special."
#28
flagPietarinen Eerik - Linnaketo Antti
"The morning went better but we had a puncture in the afternoon and after that we haven't been able to push."
#22
flagKaur Egon - Simm Silver
"I think overall quite a good saturday for us. In the past the Saturday hasn't been very good for us so getting through without any punctures was crucial for us."
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"I have to say, Teemu has been really on it and maybe I'm not so confident with the car in these conditions, I was better in the morning. I don't know, I'm quite happy with the day."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"In the morning we had some challenges. We managed them quite well. Overall a good day"
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It was something on the damper. It's a shame because I feel like I could have gone faster, but at the same time if we did it might not have held together."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"It was the worst. When the sun is very low then sometimes there is really no visibility. We were not brave enough to even clean the windscreen in case we broke it more, so it's also very dirty. It was a nightmare, but we are here."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It's still a bit of a surprise where we are at the moment, but definitely it's been a good day considering the conditions that we had. We really thought we would lose a lot more and actually we are doing good."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"We lost quite a lot of time yesterday, but today we have been trying our best to catch it. It's not easy because the gaps are so small but the main thing is that we are at the end of the day. We have good points coming and tomorrow we have to finish the job."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"The rear just snapped at quite high speed. It was stupid, but nothing really to say."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"In general, the car was behaving much better today than yesterday. We have no reason to push and I know that in this rally I can't fight with the guys at the front. We are in a constant rhythm, driving through and still having fun."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"I enjoyed it. Gus is faster than me, so it's not so good to feel that but that's how it is. For me everything is fine, but I need a bit more commitment everywhere to try and catch a bit of time."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
Damaged suspension from SS17
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"The afternoon has been really enjoyable - I just need to improve my mornings. Maybe I need to have more coffee!"
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"When you check the times it's not okay, but if you ignore the times then it's a nice feeling in the car."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"It was okay and a clean stage for us. We will see."
SS17
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It was perfect for me - no worries. I had a good feeling in this stage and the car is working okay."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"t's surprisingly okay, but I can not see enough to put the car in the line on the junctions. It's the same with the crests - I am just guessing all the time."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"We felt a bit of an impact there at the end so we need to have a look."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"Not so confident. Ott is fast and there is a limit with these cars - I can not do much more. I was already a bit more sensible in this one because there is a lot of loose stones."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"It feels like we are touching the sump on the gravel a lot and it was very rough. It wasn't so comfortable driving here and it's very hard to find the right pace."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"We had another clean stage and I really enjoyed the last section. We are here with one more to go."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"Gus is doing very well. I was thinking my own driving was not so bad, so congrats to him - it's a good time."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"The last left-hander is not flat, but you can carry a hell of a lot of speed through there. I hooked it up and I could just see trees out of the windscreen and the road through the side window! It was fun."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It was a really difficult stage for me because this morning I had no power steering, so it was like driving here for the first time."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"I was enjoying this stage but it's tricky with the lines. There is nothing I can really do, I am just enjoying and not pushing."
SS16
#25
flagPaddon Hayden - Kennard John
"Most amazing stages to drive on, even though it was a little bit rough, pure joy, a rollercoaster. We struggled a bit on the rough stuff, the car is kicking around all over the place. Even though it's like that, we're here in Finland what more can you ask for?"
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"It was quite tricky trying to understand where the ruts have been forming and avoid any unecessary suprises but I think it was ok."
#27
flagPajari Sami - Mälkönen Enni
"I think it's nice to do some parts of the legendary Ouninpohja so for sure it's really nice. The pace is quite OK and I think that Emil and Teemu are pushing quite hard and so I'm happy with the time."
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"It was a good stage for us. The grip is much higher than in the morning. It looks like we are not as strong in these conditions, let's see if we can work something out."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"The pressure is high. We have a gap of 5 seconds and we are pushing flat out and can make only a few tenths differences. We're pushing hard, it's interesting."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"I definitely will try to stay in front. I am not comfortable with the car, but I will keep pushing. I will fight."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"I am not in the mood to talk now. Sorry."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"I am struggling. I don't have the feeling I want in these drier conditions and the car is moving a lot. Not easy."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"At the moment, it's working in some places and some places it's not. We will see how it plays out when we do all the stages."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"A lot of bedrocks are coming up from the ground and I hit them many times. It's quite horrible to feel it but luckily we didn't have punctures."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"I think it was the first clean and smooth stage we've had all weekend. No big push, just consistent and the conditions were quite nice. I enjoyed it."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"In the forest, I hit a big rock in the line. It was a big impact and after that I was a bit careful, but nothing happened."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"That felt like a really good stage, but I missed my braking coming into a junction onto some Tarmac. It's disappointing because it felt really good until that."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"I think everything is okay. My driving in this stage was okay - not a full push but all good."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"It's really tricky with the rear because we don't have a good line in front of us. It's fun to drive, but in terms of the times it's difficult."
SS15
#46
flagBurger Kees - Arminen Teemu
"It was very good. I'm happy, the grip was much better. This morning I was a bit more scared but these are more like the roads that I can do at 62."
#45
flagRytkönen Anssi - Koskela Juho-Ville
"We try to get through. The road is quite rough in some places. We made it although it was impossible to avoid all the rocks."
#39
flagČerný Jan - Tománek Jan
"The narrow section was quite rough but the rest of it was OK. A really nice stage."
#38
flagJoona Lauri - Shemeikka Tuukka
"We tried to speed it up not to be left behind and we really enjoyed. The small section is rough; some big stones have appeared but nothing too crazy. We try to take the final loop so that we don't break the car or too many tires."
#32
flagGill Gaurav - Morales Gabriel
"The road is completely destroyed and there are boulders. In the narrow section I packed off because there's too much risk of a puncture. I still try to find the rhythm"
#37
flagLoix Freddy - Tsjoen Pieter
"It was quite rough in some places especially on the small final part but we managed to get to the end without punctures."
#31
flagProkop Martin - Ernst Michal
"The feeling is good and this stage is beautiful with sunshine and the conditions are good, we enjoyed it a lot. Rough in some places but that's always the way it is in Finland on the second loop."
#29
flagMarczyk Mikołaj - Gospodarczyk Szymon
"The last part was rough but all the rest was nice."
#28
flagPietarinen Eerik - Linnaketo Antti
"There were one or two quite rough bumps and I feared we had a puncture. It wasn't really a spot-on run."
#25
flagPaddon Hayden - Kennard John
"I enjoyed it a lot but we struggle a lot with the car in the rough but it was a good run."
#22
flagKaur Egon - Simm Silver
"It was OK. The narrow part was quite rough so it's good that we took two spares."
#27
flagPajari Sami - Mälkönen Enni
"It felt quite nice, but the others are still fast. The road was in a surprisingly rough condition, but that didn't play a big role. Everything is OK."
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"Lots of stones out there. The smaller road was very rough on the tyres, car and us, but we came through without damages. An OK run."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"It was a good stage. The grip is getting good and the road is in good condition."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"For the moment it's definitely enough. We need to continue the same rhythm."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"Under braking, the front end threw a rock up and it came back into the windscreen. It's straight in my view, so it's not lucky."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"Under braking, the front end threw a rock up and it came back into the windscreen. It's straight in my view, so it's not lucky."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"I had a big moment, but otherwise it was okay but really rough. It felt okay but really aggressive."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"The ruts are quite rough, so maybe it happened somewhere there. I had nothing special. It's tricky to be honest - we changed the car quite a bit and one area is better and the other one is not."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"I was a bit careful in the narrow sections to avoid punctures. I also had a big impact near the start but everything is okay."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"It's very rutted in there and quite destroyed in the last section. I didn't feel good at all, but we are here. It's easy to get a puncture or damage - we just drove cleanly through."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"It wasn't the cleanest drive - I didn't use the grip enough. It was possible to go a bit faster but it's fine."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"It was the best 9min 41.4sec of my life. I don't know what it is, but there's something about that stage. It's something else."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"I don't know [what it is] - it's something at the end of the stage."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"The grip is quite high, so it's nice to drive and enjoy. I had a nice feeling but for sure we are in the lines of the national cars, so it's quite tricky."
SS14
#54
flagKaisanlahti Raimo - Temonen Kristian
"I think the grip is better when it's a bit wet with these front wheel drives. The last three have gone really well, as far as I'm concerned."
#53
flagHytönen Kari - Nisula Suvi
"We had some big issues and lost half an hour. We'll try to get to the service and let's see if we'll continue from there or not. Technical problems."
#51
flagThomson Peter - Haapala Antti
"I'm still working on with the wet roads and different kinds of surfaces. I'm learning on the fly. Huge variance of grip from one section to another but it's good, nice roads."
#48
flagMcCormack Enda - McCormack Liam
"Not too good this Saturday's loop. We had a half roll and we lost three minutes trying to get back again."
#43
flagTimonen Henri - Kärpijoki Jussi
"You could leave the braking for later. There have been no technical problems."
#52
flagRäikkönen Justus - Korhonen Mikael
"The day has come off nicely. I'm trying to find more confidence, let's enjoy and have fun. I'm getting quite confident on the smaller roads but would like to be confident also on the bigger ones."
#49
flagFrisiero Fabio - Agnese Giovanni
"The morning loop was good; I enjoyed it too much!"
#50
flagColney Thierry - Zingle Florian
"The first two stages were not so good but the last two were OK. We have to be careful to finish the rally."
#47
flagTuuri Jari - Kapanen Arto
"The conditions are good and we have done quite well. We had a puncture on the previous one and we were lucky it wasn't anything serious. There are some stones in Patajoki."
#46
flagBurger Kees - Arminen Teemu
"It was a bit tricky, in some places was grip and in others less."
#45
flagRytkönen Anssi - Koskela Juho-Ville
"All kinds of issues. We haven't had a single clean run. In Rapsula we were in a ditch and then we spun, and the car was restless. Let's see if we're going to continue."
#39
flagČerný Jan - Tománek Jan
"I'm starting to be more confident with the car and the pacenotes. It's getting better."
#40
flagHerranen Toni - Virtanen Sebastian
"A load of problems. In a junction on the previous stage we went just a little bit wide but the rear wheel hit a rock and we lost our brakes. Let's hope we can continue."
#38
flagJoona Lauri - Shemeikka Tuukka
"Quite OK, and the grip improved towards the last stages. We're thinking about new ways to stick us to the road better. There might a lot of stones on the second pass."
#35
flagMcErlean Josh - Fulton James
"The morning loop was OK. It's nice to get back to the rhythm of yesterday. These guys are one day ahead of us in terms of pace. It's getting better and better."
#37
flagLoix Freddy - Tsjoen Pieter
"It's good, fantastic stages. I'm enjoying a lot - happy to be here!"
#31
flagProkop Martin - Ernst Michal
"The morning loop was OK, but this last stage I didn't like much. We changed the setup for the car. Conditions are strange - high grip although it's raining. It's not easy in this speed."
#34
flagZaldivar Fabrizio - Der Ohannesian Marcelo
"The grip was very inconsistent. This was very tricky. I'm enjoying, I like the rally."
#36
flagTahko Riku - Ryynänen Sami
"The feeling is good. It has been a struggle the whole morning, and rain is not for us. We also had the same problem with the note as Kalle in that place. There is still also a slight technical problem with the car. I hope mother has prepared something nice for us at the service!"
#23
flagAsunmaa Teemu - Mannisenmäki Ville
"It was the same as the previous ones. I'm having some kind of a horrible mental lock. A few corners I'm doing OK but then I'm struggling again. We have tried all kinds of tricks to improve. The feeling is high but then it goes down when you see the result on the flipboard."
#28
flagPietarinen Eerik - Linnaketo Antti
"[The rear bumper is hanging loose.] This thing flew at me! [Appears to be something from the dashboard.]"
#25
flagPaddon Hayden - Kennard John
"You have to be committed. Nice and flowing stages like all the Finland stages - they're good fun."
#22
flagKaur Egon - Simm Silver
"There was a spectator walking on the road and that took us by surpise."
#27
flagPajari Sami - Mälkönen Enni
"Our VIP event was near the start - greetings to them! That maybe gave us some extra boost. The end was great and the feeling was good."
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"I had a feeling it would be a good stage. Usually it's better for me to drive a new stage than one that's been done before. I hope tomorrow will be exciting as well."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"It was a good stage for us. Nothing special. I like the battle, it's quite tight so I have to be on the limit all the time."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It was a good stage with no real moments. I was in a very good rhythm and it was all we could do."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"We had some nice moments at least. It's not an easy stage - the grip is changing here and there. It all went well, but there were some slides."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"The issue is, you have to be 100 per cent everywhere and that wasn't quite the case. On the long blind corners at the end it's difficult to judge then limit and not go over it."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"It's a new stage, so you can always try to make something. We are lucky to be here - I had one note a bit too fast and I we were completely off the road. That's rally sometimes! We are here, so it's all good."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"It's a very tricky stage. The guys behind will be going much quicker because I was so careful. I am not happy at all with my driving, but the conditions are so tricky. It's better to stay on the road."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"It was an okay morning for us. We've had a clean run through so far. It is what it is - it's not a secret that we can not fight with the guys at the front anymore, and that's not our target either."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"I did a mistake in a long straight - I braked because I misheard a note. It's tricky."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"They were way too slow - especially at the end of the stage. I was hesitating a lot, so it wasn't very good."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It's not nice to drive when you have this kind of issue. Sometimes it's working quite okay, but then other times it's stuck. You have to be really careful."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"It's a brand new stage for everybody but the grip is so inconsistent. It wasn't really easy but we are happy - it was a big challenge to open the road this morning with a lot of big stones out of the line."
SS13
#27
flagPajari Sami - Mälkönen Enni
"It was quite OK and maybe I should be more pleased. I'm not really aiming to win but I've come here to race, though. If the rain stopped it would be better for us. I fixed the notes in a few places to be a bit faster."
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"Getting closer. Some of these roads we haven't driven before so we're taking some caution there. It's looking pretty good and the feeling is good."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"When we are trying flat out, it's pretty much equal splits. It was an OK stage for me, no issues."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"We are definitely trying. Let's see - we will keep trying."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"I didn't do such a big mistake like I did in the last one - I was really disappointed at the end of that one. This was a bit better."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"I couldn't really find the confidence needed to take that last bit of risk. I was maybe too careful on some of the notes as well in the first part. Just not full on it."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"Let's see how the other guys come. Not a good stage for me - I don't like it so much and there are some seconds I could take off."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"It's hard to find the confidence in the grip, so I am struggling. I didn't do this stage last year, but it should be okay now."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"All okay - I was just a bit surprised by the grip and I had to put the car sideways. It's much better now than this morning, but we have to try and keep Taka behind."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"It's okay. I was a bit careful here because I didn't do this one last year. The rally is still long and we need to stay on the road."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"It was pretty bad, but more because of the driver than anything else. I can't drive at the moment."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"Power steering. There is nothing we can do here, so I am just driving."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"We had heavy rain before the start. It was humid and damp, but there was no standing water and for sure it was a bit better. There's a lot of sweeping, but it's a good experience."
SS12
#27
flagPajari Sami - Mälkönen Enni
"It was quite difficult and the early part was very slippy. Then again, in some places I think we did OK. I saw that Mikko was out but apparently they were OK."
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"Not really a big push but quite tricky to read the conditions. It's not really a push, it's more of a survival game."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"This is what I've got. I'm doing my best and let's see how far we can get."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"We are trying our best. I don't know if it's struggling, but it's just difficult. The conditions are actually quite consistent but something else makes it inconsistent."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"It's not easy. It's very slippery and I made many mistakes. I thought I was early on this junction but no - it's too slippery!"
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
Hit a rock, damaged suspension
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"I probably focused too much on being tidy and in the clean line. I could sort of sense it, but it's hard to know in conditions like that. In can go one of two ways."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I just try to do the best I can. This was a cleaner stage than the one before, so hopefully the time is good. I don't mind the rain."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"It's very slippery - I don't know why we stalled the engine there under braking. It's not nice."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"I am not comfortable to be honest. The car set-up is better now, but I am missing the precision. I tried to drive fast and enjoy as well, but you can feel while you are driving that it's not enough."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"It was very, very difficult. There are some places at the end where you have no grip and I was aquaplaning in two or three places. It's very easy to go a mistake."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"I was aquaplaning absolutely everywhere and having massive snaps at 190kph! We were just about keeping it on the road."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"There was heavy rain, so it was difficult to see and also hard to keep the car on the road - even in the straight lines."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"It was really tricky. The only grip I could get was in the line of the recce but we started to have some standing water and I was aquaplaning a lot. At 180kph, the wipers don't go quick enough!"
SS11
#45
flagRytkönen Anssi - Koskela Juho-Ville
"It's great to be here and to be able to drive. We hit the rock yesterday in SS3 and had to retire for the Friday."
#39
flagČerný Jan - Tománek Jan
"It was quite difficult for the first time.It was slippery. Time isn't as bad as I thought."
#40
flagHerranen Toni - Virtanen Sebastian
"What a great stage but tricky. That little road at the end is especially difficult. Some stones have appeared."
#38
flagJoona Lauri - Shemeikka Tuukka
"It was really slippery but a great stage. Not much grip. Next time we'll be faster."
#35
flagMcErlean Josh - Fulton James
"It's quite difficult to judge the grip with this much rain - in some places it's actually quite good. We are back again."
#32
flagGill Gaurav - Morales Gabriel
"We had some issue with the fuel pump yesterday. Now there's so much rain that I can't see. We are doing the best we can."
#31
flagProkop Martin - Ernst Michal
"Conditions are quite difficult; hard to see, a fast stage. Heavy rain but the grip was good, not easy."
#34
flagZaldivar Fabrizio - Der Ohannesian Marcelo
"Quite good, a lot of rain and quite slippery."
#29
flagMarczyk Mikołaj - Gospodarczyk Szymon
"It was tough. We are waiting for the next stages - we have three new to go. [Gear selection problems]"
#23
flagAsunmaa Teemu - Mannisenmäki Ville
"It was just shite. There's something wrong big time. Just driving through and marking stones."
#28
flagPietarinen Eerik - Linnaketo Antti
"Surprisingly good grip considering the amount of rain. There was quite a shower at the beginning. I just wasn't able to make use of it."
#25
flagPaddon Hayden - Kennard John
"Very tricky with the rain. The grip is changing a lot, very inconsistant. I can't trust the grip on this stage."
#22
flagKaur Egon - Simm Silver
"Quite tricky. It was raining the whole stage and the grip was changing all the time. I'll try to get used to that so let's see."
#27
flagPajari Sami - Mälkönen Enni
"Not bad. The grip was better than what I expected. I was a bit too cautious in fast places but I don't wan't to take stupid risks."
#24
flagHeikkilä Mikko - Vaaleri Samu
"Timewise didn't go so well. I overtried. Really slippery."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"Saturday has started now.. A good and wild stage. That was really demanding but a clean run."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"Quite challenging, but OK conditions out there. Felt good."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"The conditions are not so difficult, but this thing is a nightmare to drive. We'll keep fighting."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"I don't know. I believe it's just down to lack of grip - it's quite slippery. We did what we could."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It's a great stage and we had a pretty good run. Of course, there are always things you can do better, but it was all okay."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"Pretty okay. Not so easy conditions and I was not having the perfect pace all the time. Let's see how the others come."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"Let's see. I enjoyed it and had a nice rhythm. For sure, there was a bit of cleaning and maybe the rain was worse for the guys in front."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"It's quite okay grip and I was very careful because I did not know how slip it is. I have never been on this stage in a rally car - usually before this day I have crashed or retired! It was enjoyable."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"It's difficult again for me to drive. We had to change the diffs yesterday and I don't feel so comfortable, but we are going to work on it. It's like this."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"In a junction I got back on the throttle too early and I touched something. It's nothing."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"The best stage in the world didn't have very much grip! It was slippery but enjoyable, but for sure we were a long way from the limit in there."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It's an amazing stage with this car. It's coming quite okay but I was not driving so good. We can improve."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"It's really nice to drive. In some places we have a lot of grip but in others it's like ice. We had a good feelign with the car."
SS10
#37
flagLoix Freddy - Tsjoen Pieter
"On the second stage I had a flat tire. The rim was damaged, so I had to change the tire and we lost about four minutes. Other than that it's a fantastic experience to drive here again after 19 years."
#31
flagProkop Martin - Ernst Michal
"Something special, always crazy fast. The speed is incredible. Driving here is so different from all the other rallies. I enjoy it, it's amazing"
#36
flagTahko Riku - Ryynänen Sami
"No big problem. In Lankamaa, there was some dust. It's been a really nice day, maybe the best ever. For the first time, I can do what I want, it's nice to drive."
#29
flagMarczyk Mikołaj - Gospodarczyk Szymon
"Perfect day. We try to keep up the pace and maintain the same concentration for tomorrow. This is our debut."
#39
flagČerný Jan - Tománek Jan
"In the morning I found it so difficult to trust the pace notes. I didn't really have the confidence. You have to be absolutely sure about the upcoming corners. Still I'm really enjoying this event. It's fun and good experience."
#34
flagZaldivar Fabrizio - Der Ohannesian Marcelo
"I'm really happy with the day one. Sadly on the second stage we had a puncture. Tomorrow there will be a lot of stages."
#28
flagPietarinen Eerik - Linnaketo Antti
"A few changes were made to the car."
#27
flagPajari Sami - Mälkönen Enni
"It feels good after all. I think we lost some two seconds here, but there are still two days to go so it's nice to be driving on here."
#25
flagPaddon Hayden - Kennard John
"I love the stages, it's magic even a bit rough, the feeling in the car is all right, I'm probably too cautious especially as we have to get the car back on a boat to New Zealand soon. We'll push a bit more tomorrow."
#24
flagHeikkilä Mikko - Vaaleri Samu
"OK basic speed, but I made some mistakes on the previous one. I could have been faster here too."
#23
flagAsunmaa Teemu - Mannisenmäki Ville
"It feels like I am not able to drive this rally the way it should be driven. I'm really disappointed in myself since I can't perform at my own level. I know who it is to blame.I've done something wrong, let's see if I can think of something during the night. Others are going so far ahead."
#22
flagKaur Egon - Simm Silver
"I just make sure that I'm coming through cleanly. Except for one mistake I would say it's OK but our goal was to come through with no mistakes so we still have some work to do."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"It's been a good day, we've been pushing quite a lot and the other guys are giving some pressure. Tomorrow is quite a tough day with long stages and big crests but mainly we'll continue like today."
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"I knew the level would be high but it feels like we're really on the limit. you make a small mistake and you can see it right in the stage time. It's been a good day without any issues, without any troubles. We lost a second or two here and there but we'll see, there's a long way to go."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"It's been a difficult day, especially this morning. I had a really good stage in here but I am probably not enough in the lines of the others, so we need to understand that."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It's super nice to feel the grip level and power from the car. It's a shame we had the problem and we couldn't really push."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"It's been a good day. I did my best and it wasn't easy. The times don't look so nice but we will continue to push and see what we can do."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"It's been a very good day indeed. The car has been amazing and the driving has also been really good. We improved our speed a bit in the afternoon and it's a nice fight for tomorrow."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"I wouldn't be so happy with fifth place. I am trying, honestly, and that was a good stage. I don't really know."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"It was a better afternoon. The stages are just incredible and it's a pleasure to drive them."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"In this stage I tried to go a bit faster, but then the mistakes start to come. It's been a tiring day and my battery is quite flat. Bed is waiting!"
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"I had a big sideways moment and I pushed a button accidentally. We had no hybrid for a short section and it was a stupid mistake."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"I can't say I'm satisfied really. I haven't felt completely with it from the word go and we just haven't hit the mark. It got better this afternoon and hopefully we can carry that momentum into tomorrow."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"The second pass is a bit easier - you can be more confident and trust in the car. We are getting closer but we are still not there yet. We have to keep an eye on Katsuta and Breen tomorrow."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I have to be quite happy. I think we pushed quite hard all the time and we could not do much more. This one was quite slippery again."
SS9
#27
flagPajari Sami - Mälkönen Enni
"The others are just driving faster. With my current driving skills, this was the best I could do here. We're trying our best, though."
#25
flagPaddon Hayden - Kennard John
"Better than the first run. I try to avoid the rocks. The more we drive, the better."
#24
flagHeikkilä Mikko - Vaaleri Samu
"The early part was a total disaster. I almost lost control in a rut and for a while thought we're going to go off."
#23
flagAsunmaa Teemu - Mannisenmäki Ville
"We're just going nowhere. It's OK in places but the times are not there. My exits are not what they should be and I'm hesitating at the braking points. The guilty one is sitting between the seat and steering wheel."
#22
flagKaur Egon - Simm Silver
"I was testing a little bit of a different approach in my head. Trying to avoid the rocks that would cause a problem, a puncture or other issues. It was working OK."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"I thought that now it's time to push a bit more. It won't be easy tomorrow, you have to make as much of a difference now as you can."
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"I think we made a bit of a gamble with the tyre choice but if the rain comes then maybe it's not ideal. We're trying to manage, It's a long rally to go."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"I think I am having the same issue and I lost the power in some points."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"Everything is okay. We had a big impact with a rock on the chassis and I was quite worried that I damaged something. It's not a stage that I really like, but it's okay."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"I didn't feel like I had a very good run, so I'm a bit surprised at the time. It's okay."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"I made less mistakes and I drove better. I avoided the rocks to be fair, so I could have been even faster if I stayed on the line. We are driving very well at the moment."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"I didn't feel like I had a very good run, so I'm a bit surprised at the time. It's okay."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"They had a right good spot! I know what it takes to be fast here and I'm certainly trying everything I know. We've gone well here in the past but we're certainly missing something."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"I tried, but I made some really big mistakes and lost a lot of time. I carried a lot of speed a lot but in a tight corner I couldn't make it."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"The first loop was better. In this one it was a bit loose and softer than I expected and the car felt a bit lazy."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It felt like a good stage to be honest. There's always one or two areas you can be quicker, but that's how it is."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"I had a good stage. I felt okay in the car and in the ruts I could push a bit harder, so it was easier."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I tried. It was a bit more difficult than I was expecting with the lines of the small cars. In some corners I couldn't find a clean line and I lost a lot of time going wide on the loose gravel. It's like this.":
SS8
#38
flagJoona Lauri - Shemeikka Tuukka
"This is one of the finest stages and it went OK. This was the first stage we were able to drive without any issues. It's fun to continue from here, but we have to watch out for some new stones. Earlier on we had some problems with the power steering but after the first round we discovered where the problem was, and now everything is OK. SS8"
#40
flagHerranen Toni - Virtanen Sebastian
"This went well. I've always liked this stage and it seems to fit me. It felt really good. Everything is working well and the feeling and confidence of the car gets better."
#39
flagČerný Jan - Tománek Jan
"Not so good and on the previous one I was so slow. On this one I tried to push but still not enough. No technical problems."
#29
flagMarczyk Mikołaj - Gospodarczyk Szymon
"It's good. We are trying to be in the rhythm. It's not easy but we enjoy a lot."
#27
flagPajari Sami - Mälkönen Enni
"It felt good. It's a fast stage and I found the feeling there. The others are fast too. The margins are narrow and hard to evaluate when you are driving. There's still room for improvement on the second pass."
#25
flagPaddon Hayden - Kennard John
"The car feels a bit inconsistent but it's probably my preferred stage so far. Still some things to improve."
#24
flagHeikkilä Mikko - Vaaleri Samu
"The times are getting more where I like them to be. I tried to drive briskly and my hands are shaking now. I remembered the places where you can really drive like crazy. Humbly driving forward."
#23
flagAsunmaa Teemu - Mannisenmäki Ville
"A bit tricky on the small road and I made a couple of mistakes there. Starting to find the rhythm now. It's nice to drive these familiar roads."
#22
flagKaur Egon - Simm Silver
"We lost the rear in one right hander. Luckily it went as it went but we have to keep going."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
Could have been better, there was some marshals slowing us down. I don't know what was going on.
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"Jari is in the middle of the road a few km from the finish. It wasn't an easy stage. We lost some seconds there but what can you do. I was a little bit distracted by that."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It's some fuel pressure problem. When I put the stage mode on, there's not enough fuel going to the engine so it keeps stopping. I don't know what to do."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"The rally is over for us, so now it's about trying to enjoy and gaining the experience."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
Fuel pressure issue
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"I was feeling like I did a good stage. It was not so bad but the time is not amazing. It's like that and we will contnue."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"My braking in the junctions was really good - I got some nice boost from that. It was a nice stage, a really nice stage."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"All okay - we were having fun in that one. Serious!
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"She's not feeling perfect - we bent something in the previous one and we're just trying to manage it. That's a cracking time from Tänak."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"This stage seemed quite okay. It could be better, but it was an improvement on the last one. In Ässämäki I need to push a bit more, but the risk is if you get a puncture you can lose more time."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"In this stage things were feeling more comfortable and we had a good rhythm."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"There's a long way to go - of course we know it's close. I had a better feeling in here than I did in the previous one, but Kalle's clearly driving well."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"We had a good stage to be honest. I am driving at the speed I can at the moment. I am still not happy with the rear and I don't know how fast I can go without losing control. It's a fine line and I am not there yet."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"I've always liked this stage - it's a nice one. I was absolutely on the limit for the whole stage and being first on the road I can not do much more than that."
SS7
#27
flagPajari Sami - Mälkönen Enni
"The early part felt somehow difficult, and I think we lost some time there. We carried good speed on the straights towards the end. It has been mainly OK, but I'd like to drive better. I guess I'll have to have a look in the mirror."
#25
flagPaddon Hayden - Kennard John
"Too much on the side of cautions. The feeling is starting to be good. No problem, we need to be patient."
#24
flagHeikkilä Mikko - Vaaleri Samu
"Samu thought we did well but I'm not sure. I'm making some mistakes. It was bit slippy and some loose gravel. Is that our time? [Lost 0.1 sec to the fastest one in his group.]"
#23
flagAsunmaa Teemu - Mannisenmäki Ville
"More or less the same as all of the stages today. A bit more slippery than the stages in Laukaa this morning . I didn't know this from before. We haven't been racing for a while and the previous race didn't go so well. Something is missing and we are trying to find out what it is."
#22
flagKaur Egon - Simm Silver
"From the beginning we had some red lights on the dashboard and I couldn't see what is was at that speed. It was distracting me."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"It was a clean run. Surprisingly slippy so I was careful in some places. A good stage."
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"I was not feeling confident at he beginning of the stage but the rest was fine. I like these stages anyhow."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It was a really nice stage but there were a lot of rocks. I hit one of them and I felt like I had a puncture, but I did not."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"There is not so much grip in this one and I had a moment on the first corner. I was lucky, but I lose a bit of time because I thought I had a puncture."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"It's not a battle. I am losing all the time! Ott is doing a good job."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"I had a huge impact with a rock on the line on a right corner through a dip. I need to go and look at it now - there's something not quite right."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"Not very good. It's still tricky in some corners because of the bedrocks and I was being too careful not to get a puncture. Everything is fine."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"Obviously I am taking risks. In some places I feel okay, but in others you get surprises and you feel like you are slow. I would say overall we had a clean run - that's all we can do at the moment."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"I knew at the end that it wasn't going to be a good run. The time is not a surprise."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"I felt like I had a puncture at one point so I took it a bit more steady, but I felt a bit more confident in the car."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"Of course, we will try to stay in the fight. This was a pretty good stage for me - I feel I left nothing in there. I don't know what else we could do - hopefully the time is okay."
SS6
#27
flagPajari Sami - Mälkönen Enni
"It has been an OK morning and I guess I should be happy. On this one I stalled a bit in a tight corner. If you are not interested in getting a good result then it's better to join the spectators I guess!"
#25
flagPaddon Hayden - Kennard John
"We're in a steady pace for the moment, I feel I can push a bit more."
#23
flagAsunmaa Teemu - Mannisenmäki Ville
"We hit the chicane and that's where the scratches are from. It hasn't been a very good day, we can't push the way we should."
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"It was OK. We could spare the tires since the previous one was cancelled."
#20
flagLindholm Emil - Hämäläinen Reeta
"I think we've been doing OK. I've really tried to push, but the margins are small at this pace. One stage at a time. I'm hoping to have some kind of career in rallying."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"This one was OK as I don't have to rely on the aero here. I have to improve but let's see if that is possible on this rally."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"We have had a problem with the steering since the beginning of the loop. It's really stiff and very tiring so Alex was even driving on the road section to help me. We hope to fix it at service."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"I don't understand it; I had no grip here. Luckily it's OK in the forest. I tried to be more aggressive than yesterday. It's just so slippy here."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"Harju? It's still shit! The stages to come are beautiful."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"We pushed because yesterday we had a no push day. A bite on the rim? I hit a bit but no problems, we have rims at service!"
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"We need to drive otherwise it wouldn't be Finland. I enjoy it a lot, it's a great event. For sure, I want to win, but let's be realistic it's only the start of the rally."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"Some places come as a bit of a surprise. It was a bit more slippery than last night. It's always a shame to lose some time on stages like that."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"On straight lines it's difficult. Ott is taking crazy risks and I won't take the same."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"There was some sand on the asphalt and it slowed us down a bit."
SS4
#22
flagKaur Egon - Simm Silver
"I think it was OK as I didn't want to take too many risks. You take a little bit of a wrong line and you end up in problems and I didn't want to do that.
#21
flagSuninen Teemu - Markkula Mikko
"It was good. We are a bit compromised in things now but hopefully later on things will be better for us."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"Lots of learning. It feels much better, but the time gap is quite big still."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"We have a leak with the power steering so we can not fix it during this loop. I need to do what I can, but the steering is so tight."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"I stalled on the start! The strategy was not working and I lifted [off the throttle] too fast."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"It feels okay. Ott is doing a really nice job, but we had a really clean run. In some places I was too slow, but you can not do every corner perfect."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"That felt better, but a long way from perfect. I made a couple of mistakes in there that cost a few seconds."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
Power steering issue
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"I got completely off-line very close to the finish. I was trying to make a bit of time back that we lost this morning."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"I don't know why, this stage is more slippery than the others and I didn't feel so comfortable. The next stage will be better and I'll try to push in that one."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"It's a bit tricky. My hands are shaking a bit after a run like this. I'm not enjoying it."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"Pretty okay. It doesn't feel 100 per cent right somehow, but it was a clean run with no real mistakes. We need to work on a few things."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"To be honest, I tried to push a bit more but I feel like it's not coming together yet. We are constantly working and it's not easy."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"All the lines are there now, but it's still quite clogged after the 0 cars and everything. I am still opening the road in places, but it's better than the morning."
SS3
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"Adrien touched a big rock. It's a nice stage, but it's my first time ever in this one and it's quite hard to drive fast. On this first pass I want to check things a little bit."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"I think we did a pretty good job in our preparations for this stage, but so did the others. When you have a new stage there's always a chance, but everybody knows it. The gaps are small anyway."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"The car's fine - it's me. I don't know what's up. I tried my best to make it work."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"It was a lot of fun. The average speed must be unbelievable in there, but it was more slippery than I expected. I was hesitating so many times, but I enjoyed it anyway."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"It's not too bad, but I was not so happy with my driving because I was hesitating in many places where I could have been flat-out. It's a very high-speed stage."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"It still could have been better. It's difficult coming here with brand-new notes and it's such a fast stage. The sand kind of holds you - it's quite a different surface to the previous one and you can carry more speed than you think."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"All fine, but the grip is changing for me all the time. I just can not do more. There are a lot of corners which I know are flat, but I don't have the confidence. We can change what we want, but we will not find a good setting. It's frustrating but it's like this."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"Quite slippery. I enjoyed the stage, but being the first car is not always the most enjoyable. When you try to push hard you get some surprises, but we are here and we don't want to take any stupid risks."
SS2
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"Lots of learning! In some places I am braking too early and in other places I am properly sideways. We will get there step-by-step."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"Oliver was really unfortunate - it was quite a slippery corner and I was surprised to see him. We had a clean stage and I had good confidence with the car. I tried to keep it within the lines, but it was a good start."
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"On an apex I touched a rock that wasn't there on the recce. I got lucky on it."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"I think the time is pretty okay and I am satisfied with it. I know where I can be better, so it's not a problem."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"It was not the easiest stage. I didn't feel like I had any grip, so it's pretty hard to push. Even when you've got no grip, it still feels pretty god-damn epic..."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"I have a small little problem with the intercom and I have only one earbud working. It's a little bit distracting, but quite an okay start."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"I spun at the end of the stage. I did a 360 because I spun the wrong way around. Maybe a few seconds I lost, but it's okay."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"No doubt it will be cleaning a lot for Kalle and Thierry, so we need to take the advantage at the moment. For sure, it's not comfortable in the car, but that's the only way we can go at the moment. We need to feel uncomfortable today."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"I'm not fully satisfied. It felt like there were certain areas I could have done better, but it's okay."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"My driving was good, but as soon as the road gets more flat, I have no grip. I am sliding and we just don't get any traction. We lost it all towards the end."
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"There was a bit more cleaning than I was expecting. A lot of loose - it's not easy, but I tried my best."
SS1
#69
flagRovanperä Kalle - Halttunen Jonne
"Of course, the feeling and expectations are there, but I think I put them on my own side anyway to try and win every rally. The situation is the same, we just have more support and it's a crazy atmosphere."
#11
flagNeuville Thierry - Wydaeghe Martijn
"I always like the super special stages and I had some great fun in there, but tomorrow is a whole different world. At the moment I do not feel comfortable. We made some set-up changes in shakedown and I'm crossing my fingers that tomorrow I will have a better feeling."
#33
flagEvans Elfyn - Martin Scott
"You just need to have that level of confidence with the car and notes where everything is working. We certainly hope to find that but there's no guarantee."
#8
flagTänak Ott - Järveoja Martin
"In this stage we were fighting so hard with the car... it's living its own life."
#18
flagKatsuta Takamoto - Johnston Aaron
"We have no hybrid boost... It's not nice to be like this at the start, but hopefully the team can fix it."
#42
flagBreen Craig - Nagle Paul
"I tried my best to get through without making too many mistakes, but it was a lot slippier than I expected."
#44
flagGreensmith Gus - Andersson Jonas
"It's a proper day tomorrow with some of the most beautiful stages we'll see all year. I hate this stage, so I'm always glad to see the end of it. We'll go tomorrow."
#4
flagLappi Esapekka - Ferm Janne
"I said let's go through this stage and then we will start to drive tomorrow. I have been trying for five years (to get a second Finland win) - you always like to!"
#7
flagLoubet Pierre-Louis - Landais Vincent
"It's always amazing to be on such a special rally. We will try to enjoy and take maximum pleasure."
#2
flagSolberg Oliver - Edmondson Elliott
"It's a dream come true to drive a WRC car in Finland. I took this one very easy - it's easy to make a mistake. The real rally starts tomorrow."
#16
flagFourmaux Adrien - Coria Alexandre
"It was the first stage and it's completely different to what we will find tomorrow. The key thing was not to make any mistakes and not to lose too much time."
#39
flagČerný Jan - Tománek Jan
"Amazing to be back in Finland, shakedown was amazing and this as well. Proper rally tomorrow, looking forward to that."
#68
flagHuttunen Jari - Lukka Mikko
"It was an amazing feeling! I am happy that I didn't hit anything, so for me I think it's going quite well! It's nice to feel the power when you open the throttle."
#46
flagBurger Kees - Arminen Teemu
"Much tighter than we are used to! Not so bad! Goal is to be inside top 20. For a 60 year old it will be tough, but we will go for it!"

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