Flash N°: 12
Special stage:SS10 – Pavliani 2
Distance: 24.25 km
Weather: 19οC, Cloudy
Road conditions: Dry gravel with mud in places
#69 Kalle ROVANPERÄ / Jonne HALTTUNEN
“I am surprised about Thierry. The main thing is that they are OK. It’s not an easy stage. I had a lot of understeer. But we are here. All OK”.
#33 Elfyn EVANS / Scott MARTIN
“It’s a difficult stage. It should be better, quite tricky”.
#11 Thierry NEUVILLE / Martijn WYDAEGHE
Had an impact and broke the front right suspension.
#8 Ott TÄNAK / Martin JÄRVEOJA
“This one is the most damp of the stages. The hard compound is not the optimum choice, but it wasn’t a disaster”.
#17 Sebástien OGIER / Vincent LANDAIS
“It’s a shame for Thierry. We had a good fight. This stage is really rough”.
#18 Takamoto KATSUTA / Aaron JOHNSTON
“At least we didn’t span this time! Dani has better tyres for this stage, but in the next one it’s going to be better for us”.
#6 Daniel SORDO / Cándido CARRERA
“Ott is with hard tyres and he made a good time. It will be hard for us in the next one”.
#9 Jourdan SERDERIDIS / Frederic MICLOTTE
“The stage is clean and dry. We improve our stage time in comparison to the first passage. It was nice and I really enjoyed it”.
Rally leader Thierry Neuville had an impact and was forced to stop in the stage. Sebastien Ogier is now on the top of the classification, ahead of Kalle Rovanpera. The Finn managed to set the fastest stage time in SS10. Dani Sordo climbed 3rd, just 1.6 seconds ahead of Elfyn Evans.