Day: 3 Flash N°: 13
Special stage:SS11 – Karoutes 1 Distance: 28.49 km
Weather: 20ο C, Sunny
Road conditions: Dry and loose gravel
#69 Kalle ROVANPERÄ / Jonne HALTTUNEN
“It’s not so nice to drive against ‘Seb’. He has nothing to lose and he is going to push for the win. But I also have to think about the Championship”.
#33 Elfyn EVANS / Scott MARTIN
“It’s not easy to protect everything in this conditions”. Front left tyre off the rim.
#8 Ott TÄNAK / Martin JÄRVEOJA
“The second loop is sometimes worse than the first one. But we have no other option”.
#17 Sebástien OGIER / Vincent LANDAIS
“This stage is clean and I focus to drive well”.
#4 Esapekka LAPPI / Janne FERM
“The transmission is broken and alternator is broken”.
#18 Takamoto KATSUTA / Aaron JOHNSTON
“We had two punctures and we have to stop and change the wheels”.
#6 Daniel SORDO / Cándido CARRERA
“I don’t know how the tyre is. We try to manage. Stage is cleaning all the time”.
#9 Jourdan SERDERIDIS / Frederic MICLOTTE
“We improve our stage time from before. The cleaning is less. It’s not my favorite stage and we took it easy”.
Kalle Rovanpera wins the stage, but Sebastien Ogier sets almost the same time. The French driver is leading the Rally and Rovanpera is 12.4 seconds adrift. Despite a puncture, Elfyn Evans is now 3rd, ahead of Dani Sordo. Takamoto Katsuta had two punctures and Esapekka Lappi finishes the stage with broken transmission and a problem to the alternator.