Flash N°: 10
Special stage:SS9 – Eleftherohori 1
Distance: 18.02 km
Weather: 23οC, Sunny
Road conditions: Damp conditions and mud in places
#69 Kalle ROVANPERÄ / Jonne HALTTUNEN
“Straight away I see it was not fully dry. These conditions are suiting my driving style and the car is better with the soft compound. There were some surprises in places”.
#33 Elfyn EVANS / Scott MARTIN
“Ι don’t know what happened”. Oil temperature is high and he finishes the stage in hybrid mode.
#11 Thierry NEUVILLE / Martijn WYDAEGHE
“We had a good stage. The stage is getting very rough. It’s difficult to survive. The second passage would be even harder”.
#8 Ott TÄNAK / Martin JÄRVEOJA
“Quite rough. High speed and rocky stage. Difficult, but we came through”.
#17 Sebástien OGIER / Vincent LANDAIS
“Rough stage, we didn’t take risks”.
#4 Esapekka LAPPI / Janne FERM
“Let’s go to service, try to fix the car and enjoy the afternoon stages. I still feel it was a good choice to take one spare”.
#18 Takamoto KATSUTA / Aaron JOHNSTON
“I didn’t feel comfortable; the car was sliding a lot. I expected better grip”.
#6 Daniel SORDO / Cándido CARRERA
“I tried to do my best, but we lost time in some parts of the stage. It was better than the Recce, but we didn’t have a lot of information. But it’s OK”.
#9 Jourdan SERDERIDIS / Frederic MICLOTTE
“This is so nice! It’s dry, from my point of view it is a clean stage. I really enjoyed this one”.
Kalle Rovanpera sets another fastest time and closes the gap with the cars in front. Thierry Neuville is still in the lead, but now he has a 10.2 sec gap from Sebastien Ogier. Elfyn Evans finished the stage in hybrid mode and lost time.