56. RallyRACC Catalunya - Costa Daurada 2021
WRC #11 • WRC 2 #11 • JWRC #5 • WRC 3 #11 • RGT Cup #5 • Peugeot Rally Cup Ibérica #6 • Suzuki Swift Cup (E) #7 • Beca Júnior R2 RFEdA #4 • Suzuki Swift Júnior Cup (E) #7
14. 10. – 17. 10. 2021, Salou • Real Automóvil Club Cataluña • asphalt 280.37 km • total distance including road sections - 1413.54 km • Other years
For crew #40, Reeta Hämäläinen appears as Driver on official documents.
SS12 El Montmell 2 - 24.40 km
- 16. 10. 16:08
- Sanjuan de Eusebio R.
|Citroën C3 Rally2||Accident|
"It's been good. We took two spares [wheels] this afternoon and the feeling is different. We took care too much in the last stage to try and avoid punctures so I tried to push hard in here."
"It has been a good day so far. I am a little bit afraid of the cuts, so I was careful in some places. Generally I was enjoying the drive."
"It's been a frustrating afternoon. We gambled to try and change some stuff to improve the car for the afternoon, but it didn't work unfortunately and we've gone in the opposite direction."
"Better late than never! It was a tough first half of the rally for us. We have been working a lot on the car and now I am starting to feel better. I have never changed so much on a car during a rally, but at least we have finally found better pace."
"It's a little bit hard this afternoon. We started to have 'Sébastien Ogier mode' - he is pushing! We tried to push as well, but this afternoon he is taking a little bit of time. For me, in this stage I did my maximum so I am quite happy."
"Quite okay. I was quite slow on the previous stage when I saw Adrien stopped. He was the only guy close to us, so I am not pushing anymore. I'm just trying to learn the stages and see how the condition is."
"I was too close to the barrier, so the tyre touched the inside. We had a puncture, but the car couldn't move. I had to lock the diffs and then we had to do some mechanics on the road section. It's a shame because it's a really small mistake, but it's part of the game."
"Something with one of the sensors. It's not controlling the cooling package so I was having to monitor the temperatures during the stage."
"We had a big slide on the previous stage. There was a long right with full gravel and I didn't have it in my notes. On this one I pushed at the end, but I think I overheated my tyres. Something I have to learn is tyre management."
"The car was working perfect and I was enjoying quite a lot. It's amazing."
"It's a massive difference, especially at the beginning with the gravel. I am missing a lot of my confidence so I will try to find it. It's not easy."