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.
SS16 Santa Marina 2 - 9.10 km
- 17. 10. 10:29
"No concerns for us. We have a good gap now and I was quite careful in there. We don't need to push for power stage points because it doesn't change anything in the championship for us."
"I think the car is working a bit better now, but there are so many horrible cuts in here that we're airing on the side of caution. They all count, so we need to try [in the power stage].
"We will keep on doing what we can. We had a good drive in this stage but we can see that we are missing a bit of speed anyway."
"In some places I think I lost a little bit but I did my best. It was okay. A nice stage - maybe two corners I could go a little bit more."
"It has been like this. A lot of learning for us. We changed the set-up of the car to try to gain something for the power stage. There was a lot of gravel here so I was quite careful."
Patterson: "We're very privileged to be doing the best stages in the world at the minute. The car is fantastic on these roads and the stages are in beautiful condition."
"It was not dark, so that helps. I struggled a lot with understeer - it's using the tyres only and the feeling is starting to go already. I did some changes which was better, but also some other changes which were not better."
"I am not focussing on the times really. I just want to enjoy it. We have some changes on the car now and it's quite different - it's like a go-kart."
"It's just a really nice stage to drive. I was enjoying so much and I am happy with my pace."
"The feeling was good and we are trying to make some changes for the second loop. It seems to be working well. I didn't take risks but still it was okay."