"I don't have the words to describe this feeling! I am very happy and I need to thank the team, Pirelli Tyres and all our mechanics. I enjoyed all the stages and our tyres were very, very good in this rally."
"Considering where we were 12 months ago, MRF has made a really big step. We are part of a great team and we are developing so quickly."
"We tried our best. Now, I am really happy for Yoann - he is a really good guy. I think we are really happy with our performance here."
"We tried! We pushed as maximum as possible with some little mistakes, but we didn't lose much time. It was okay - we have to wait for Llarena's time and if it's faster than us, it's good for him. If not, it's good for us!
"Every year we are so close to winning this rally. I like this event a lot, but maybe next year. I want to say thanks to the team, for fixing the car before the last loop. We tried to enjoy the stages and Pirelli gave us very reliably tyres. I can be pleased with my weekend."
"It was okay - it was a really nice rally. We enjoyed a lot but yesterday was much better than today."
"A very good rally for us and the whole team. It was the perfect weekend and I want to thank everybody who made this possible."
"I have driven more than 300 rallies - and this is for sure in the top 10! It was really tough for us, but we are happy. I hope that I can come to this rally next year."
"Basically, we had fun the whole weekend. It's clear that we don't have enough mileage with these tyres - they were all okay - but I couldn't find a good set-up for them. Everybidy worked hard and I want to thank the team and my engineer - he was working on a solution all weekend."
"For sure, we need to be happy. Thanks to the team for fixing the car and we managed today. We need to be happy and let's see at the next event."
"It was okay, I think. I should concentrate more and avoid these errors that could cost me a lot more. I was lucky this weekend, but overall IO think I improved on Tarmac. I am happy - I didn't drive well in here, but that's it."
"Amazing! It was just an amazing day - that long stage was just incredible and it's a dream to drive these stages. I think we went wrong with the set-up this weekend, but it's a good learning curve."
"For sure, we are very happy that we beat the Italian guys in some stages. I tried mty best in this stage - I was maybe sliding in a few corners, but we will see. As a team, we can be proud of our performance on this rally."
"This was a really difficult rally for us, but thanks to everyone who believed in us - MRF, RaceSeven and all the other sponsors. I am so grateful to be here and it meant a lot for the future to know that we have a lot of work to do on Tarmac."
"I like this stage - it's short but beautiful. The car was okay and the tyres are working well."
"We have some throttle issue - it is not responding and I have to drive with like five or 10 per cent of throttle. I can't remember how many years in a row we lost the rally, but it's like this. I hope we can fix it in service."
"My tyres were a bit destroyed after the long stage but they were okay here and I pushed hard. The time is not so bad... maybe I will change my nationality next year when I come to Rome."
"It was a really clean loop for us and we are running at a good pace. We are just missing a stage win, but we are quite consistent."
"I am trying to be clean and not do any mistakes. In this stage we didn't push. I am very comfortable in the car and everything. Mareš did a really good time here."
"The car is not driving well and I think we have something loose on the back. We also have to do some changes to the set-up because the car is too nervous."
"It was not the morning that we hoped for but we managed not to do any mistakes. Our pace was not perfect, but we will try to be faster in the next loop."
"We drove very carefully. In this loop, the second stage was most important and we needed to drive clean with no mistakes."
"Not perfect - I need to improve my lines in this stage but it's okay."
"I made some little mistakes on the first corner and also in the middle and end. We are here and our set-up was okay."
"I don't know. I am just driving. It seems things aren't working, but we just need to pick up the kilometres and it will get better."
"We don't know what it is yet. We had some issue, so we need to go now and see what the problem is. The car is not running well."
"For sure - it was really good for me. I tried to be clean and just stay in the line without any mistakes. I am happy."
"I made a big mistake. I went off the line in a long left and hit a tree on the side. I was being precise in my driving and this was the result. We haven't seen it from the outside but we have to assess the damage and see if we can continue."
"It was okay for us, but it's not easy for me to drive since the second loop yesterday. I don't understand why, but we have too much understeering in many places and we are losing time. We enjoyed it - until we saw the times."
"It's good - the secret is to push! I was very relaxed in this stage and it's very good."
"I enjoyed it. We changed the car and now again we learned about the tyres. Now, I think we are working in a good way and I hope by the end of the rally we can find a solution for the tarmac tyres."
"I couldn't rally get a rhythm. We are just driving - nothing special."
"It's a very difficult stage for me, but the time is okay."
"The stage was okay - no problems."
"I really enjoyed that stage. I was quite cautious in places when I realised the grip was not as good as I expected, but we had a nice rhythm."
"At the beginning I had a little moment on a fast and bumpy corner. I was not expecting to jump off the line! The stage was quite good but we are still struggling a bit with the grip. It's okay."
"No mistakes. A clean for us - it was all okay."
"It was quite okay. We changed the car a little bit and it's better, but it's not enough. In the big turns we couldn't turn well, so we have to work on that."
"I was just getting the feeling back. I think it's okay."
"A good stage for me, but I was not pushing hard."
"It was okay. For sure, I am learning and not feeling the best on the road. But we are here to learn."
"It was a good start for us, but this stage is a proper 'racing' stage. It's not easy to take a proper pace but I tried and I hope the time will be competitive."
Damaged both wheels and steering on right side after off road moment
"We finished the day and we are happy for this, but I can not push like I want to. In many corners I am having to brake more because we have some understeering and I hope to enjoy the stages more tomorrow."
"I already said, the fight is very, very tight. Tomorrow we start almost from zero because we are very close with each other. The day has been good for me with no mistakes, but this morning I lost a bit of time because I was trying to manage the long stage too much this morning. I can be pleased about our day."
"It was a good stage for us and a good day. We tried our best and we are in the fight, so we will seee tomorrow."
"It's been a good day for us. Without the issue, the result would have been nice, but it's important that we have been on the pace in some stages. I can be satisfied."
"It was quite a successful day. I didn't have enough experience with the tarmac tyres before now but everything is working well. I think, step by step, we are getting closer and I am really happy that we finished the first day."
"On the first stage of the loop we felt really confident, and also in this one. We struggled a bit in the second, but you can not always be on top. It's not that bad!"
"It's a surprise for me! The rhythm is good and we know the Italians are very fast here. If we can fight for the podium with Mr. Campedelli it will be good, but we have a long way to go."
Accident after lost brakes
"I need to improve more, but it's much better than the first pass."
"The stage was good, but everything overheated. We just need to drink some water and go to the next stage."
"I tried to push but it's such a difficult stage. I didn't feel my rhythm and for sure I have overheated the tyres, but everybody has the same problem."
"Difficult. It feels like everything is overheating - including me! A beautiful stage, but I am not happy with my time. I enjoyed the stage anyway."
"This stage was not good for us, but okay. The rally is long. We didn't have any problems with the car but I just made a few mistakes."
"I was not driving well in the downhill section. I tried to push too much and when you do that, you actually go in reverse. I need to try not to overdo things."
"We had some understeering, but it's okay. In the previous loop, when the tyres get hot we start to miss the front. We will try to do some things to make today and tomorrow better."
"We just made some modifications at the service park and the car is better now. I have more feeling with the balance and I tried to push hard in here. The competition is very high and I am quite happy with my stage."
"It's not a good stage for me - I drove too aggressively. There's still a long way to go."
"I really enjoyed that stage. Maybe I am finally understanding the Italian style! I had a very good feeling so I am quite satisfied so far."
"It was actually much better. We changed something in the car and my confidence improves. We managed the tyres and brakes well, but I made some small mistakes."
"This is not my favourite one. There are some stages where you can go a bit better with the normal pace and in some places you struggle a bit more. This one is like that for me."
"For sure, it's a really difficult stage. Really demanding for the car and everything, but it's been a good day for us."
"This one is so difficult with the temperature! It was a clean stage for us and I am really happy with the set-up of the car. I think the time will be not so bad."
"Everything is okay. This stage is very wide and short, but I am very sorry for this morning. It's very hard."
"Quite nice. We did some changes on our suspension and we are getting closer. It's a really amazing stage and we will try to survive the next stage I think."
"I am not happy with the car at the moment, so let's see. It's still a bit the wrong set-up I think."
"I had a talk with the team and they told me just to enjoy. That's what we are trying to do. We will test out some new things for the rest of the rally."
"A really nice and short stage. The gaps are all very small and now we go to the most important stage. We must be faster this time - it was not good for us this morning."
"All good. We were a second faster than this morning and we tried to push like hell. It's a really nice stage."
"A good stage for us. It's very fast in some places and for me it's impossible to improve more. I am flat-out in most corners and I hope I can do the same in the second stage."
"A clean stage for us. Everything is okay and we are not changing anything on the car."
"Better than this morning, for sure. I enjoyed this stage and the next one will be tricky, so hopefully we can be better on that."
"It will be an interesting afternoon. The next stage is the one that's really important. We expected a bit better time on this one, but we'll see what we can do."
"It's going to be interesting in terms of temperatures in the car because it's getting hotter. The grip is surprisingly not getting better, so we were quite wide in some corners."
"I tried to push, but I wasn't able to improve my time a lot. I think the next one will be a challenge because there is probably some dirt coming onto the road, but we will see."
"This stage was better for me. I changed the set-up in service and I am happy."
"For sure, it's a good time, but it's so hot inside the car. You want to come inside? It's more than 50 degrees!"
"At a left hairpin, we spun and unfortunately lost some time. We are here, nothing happened and everything is okay."
"Compared to this morning, much better. When I arrived to the hairpin [where I spun], I said not this time! It's okay."
"It's a bit warmer than this morning, but the next one will be really difficult for everybody - the car, the tyres and the humans!"
"We have to check what happened on the onboards, but it's not the best feeling when you do something like this. Okay, now we have to improve ourselves and see what we can do."
"I am happy with this stage, but not for yesterday. Everything is OK and the car and tyres are good."
"It was a hard stage for me. It's so wide with corner after corner. I am finding it tricky at the moment, so I need to improve my driving on these roads."
Damaged front right wheel
"All okay. The tyres and car are good, but I need to improve and push more like I did in the first stage of the morning."
"It's a new stage and it wasn't easy. It's tricky because there are a lot of changes in the speed, but it's a beautiful stage."
"The stage was beautiful. In many places we had slow corners and for me it's the best stage of the loop."
"It's hot, but it's not too bad inside the car. For sure, it's not easy with the tyres in the long stage. This was not perfect, but it was a clean stage with not too many mistakes."
"It was easier than the other two stages - a wide road and I am more used to it. We corrected a few pace notes and I hope we can do better in the afternoon."
"Everything was okay and the car is working very well. Let's see how we can go this afternoon."
"This morning was not good for us, but we are happy and it was the first time on this stage for me. It was a beautiful stage."
"It was okay. I probably managed the tyres too much in the previous long stage. I was expecting more grip, so for sure we need to change something to find more confidence in the car. We will see."
"At the beginning I was very fast, but I was talking to Sara at the end of the stage - we struggled a little bit with the pace notes. I made some little mistakes during the recce but it's not so bad."
"That one was without any problems for us. We are trying something different with the dampers and my driving style, but I am happy to be close to Efrén. I am not always strong on these types of stages, so I am satisfied so far."
"This stage is amazing. It's really important to have a good racing line and I think we did quite a good stage."
"It was a good loop. This stage was fun to drive and the car is really perfect - the tyres as well. My rhythm is not so bad, so we'll continue like that this afternoon."
"It was much better for us. Everything was okay and we changed the car a little bit - it was good."
"It was very difficult. Very long - I saw some gravel in the road, but everything is okay."
"The tyres overheated, but I never had such a stage before - it's amazing."
"I had a spin in the final part of the stage. I need to find a rhythm when there are a lot of kilometres."
"It's a beautiful stage. Maybe I was too careful, but we've always had bad luck here and I wanted to make sure we got through clean. I am happy with the set-up but the time could be better."
"I don't know about the time, but it was very difficult!"
"It's very difficult. I touched something at the start and I thought I had a puncture, so I drove very carefully for 5km. The tyres were also very hot and I had non-stop oversteering."
"It was a difficult stage, especially in the last part which is new for this year. We tried our best, but it's really hot."
"It was hard. Grip was changing a lot and the road goes from narrow to wide in some places. I am happy with my performance."
"This stage is difficult. I don't think it was very good for me."
"I thought I had a puncture - I clipped something. This stage was very beautiful."
"Everything is okay. I was just trying to manage the tyres because of the weather and we will see if our strategy works or not. We need to wait for the other guys - they are coming very fast."
"This stage was quite good, but I made a mistake in the first part and hit some concrete with the left rear wheel. I was quite afraid that we had a slow puncture. We are getting used to the Pirelli tyres, but it's good."
"It was a good stage for us. We tried our best, but at the beginning we lost the brakes a little bit."
"I think it's a demanding stage for everybody. In the last part we struggled a bit, but we had a clean run. It's the same for us all."
"It was okay - it's warmer than Canarias! There were some really slippery parts with some dust, but everything is okay with the tyres and the car."
"Unfortunately, I didn't believe in the brakes and I was too careful. The time was not okay - my brain was just a little bit strange."
"I was expecting more grip, so I actually struggled quite a lot on this stage. It's all about practice and it's okay."
"On a slow corner, we had a spin. We could not restart the engine and we lost a lot of time."
"It was quite okay. We struggled a bit with the understeer, so let's see - we will try to improve something."
"It's a beautiful stage - a fantastic way to start the day! I am looking forward to the next stage - it's going to be a tricky one."
"More pushing - all day! This was very good - short, but very intense. It's very good with the car and the tyres."
"This stage is really fast, but the time is good. Let's continue like this - the next stage is very long and it will be more difficult."
"It was a really nice stage. I had a very good warm-up before the long stage and we will try to push - let's see what happens."
"It was a short stage, but after an hour and a half on the road section it's nice to get into a stage! It was not perfect for us, but it's no problem. The rally is really long from now."
"On the first hairpin I spun and lost time. But overall, my driving apart from that was good. Let's hope we can keep it up."
"The pop-off valve opened two times, but it's very hot today. It's no problem."
"This stage is okay for me. Today will be long and the next one will be difficult."
"The plan is to try to stay on the pace with the other guys. I know it's not going to be easy and we will also have to take care of the tyres and the brakes, but we will try to do our best."
"This stage was quite okay for us. It's nice to start a proper day, but I was far from my proper pace. Last night, the wheel studs broke and we had to retire."
"We had a spin in a hairpin - it was really strange. It's okay. I lost a bit of time, but the rally is long."
"For sure, now it was a really good warm-up before the long stage. Last night I was having a Spanish siesta - so now I wake up."
"It was not so bad, but not a perfect one for me. Some parts are flat-out and it's not easy at nine o'clock in the morning! Maybe at 10 o'clock it will be better."
"I was maybe too optimistic with the tyres early in the stage - they were a little bit cold and it was slippery in some braking zones."