56. RallyRACC Catalunya - Costa Daurada 2021
WRC #11 • WRC2 #11 • WRC3 #11 • JWRC #5 • RGT Cup #5 • Peugeot Rally Cup Ibérica #6 • Suzuki Swift Cup (E) #7 • Suzuki Swift Júnior Cup (E) #7 • Beca Júnior R2 RFEdA #4
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.
SS17 Riudecanyes 2 [Power Stage] - 16.35 km
- 17. 10. 12:18
|#59||Castillo Fernández N.|
- Campos N.
|Ford Fiesta R5||Retired|
- Der Ohannesian Marcelo
|Škoda Fabia Rally2 evo||Accident|
"Relieved to be at the end. It was a tough weekend but we fought very hard. We had a good clean run and until near the end everything was perfect. Unfortunately lots of stress before the last stage - again. I am really disappointed about that because otherwise the weekend would have been perfect and nice, but now it isn't. I don't know what to say to be honest."
"I'm pleased in one sense but quite frustrated in another. It wasn't a perfect weekend. Still a pretty solid job, but of course we are fighting a bit of a cause here. Not what we wanted, but there we go."
"You can't imagine how happy I am. Seb was working us really hard and for me it was nice fight. Thanks to the team for giving me this car to fight with - I am so happy."
"It's points for the championship. Coming here I was targeting higher, but for some reason it didn't happen. In a hard time, we still took what we needed for the championship. Monza is a rally which we did last year, so let's see what kind of [championship] lead we have tonight."
"It's mainly because of the conditions. The last part is now drying up and I think the guys behind will come much faster all the time. I think we can not do much. We do some set-up changes in the last service and I was not enjoying it so much, but it was good to drive here."
"I pushed like hell at the end. I opened the clicks massively because I saw the rain. I want to say what an absolute gentleman Chris has been. It's been genuinely the privilege of a lifetime to work with him."
"It was a good fun weekend. I think we did some progress. It was raining a lot at the beginning of the stage, but the last bit was drying out. You never know how slippery it is and I just wanted to finish."
"It feels amazing to do this weekend. The car was working quite well and I am very happy for the job we have done. Thank you very much to Hyundai and everyone who was helping out."
"It will be really tricky for the guys behind us. It was really slippery at the end and the car was easily snapping. We did a clean drive and let's see. It was such an experience with the hard tyres in the wet."
"It's so tricky. If it started from the beginning then it's fine, but I did not get rain - just Tarmac which was fully wet. It was such a surprise."
"I put the rain set-up on and I was really struggling at the start of the stage because there was no rain, so I thought I made a mistake. At the end it was very slippery, but I took some risks and we are very happy."
"I was expecting the rain. I think I will lose time there but the guys behind maybe will have better conditions but it's rally tough. The first part is good but after that it's like full wet and it's like driving on ice."