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Special stage: 5 (Thiva)
Distance: 23.27 km
Weather: 24 °C
Road conditions: Smooth gravel
1 SEBASTIEN OGIER/JULIEN INGRASSIA
“There was moister only in the shadow places. Now it’s dry. The grip was inconstant and I didn’t enjoy it”.
33 ELFYN EVANS/SCOTT MARTIN
“Difficult situation”. They are still struggling with gearbox issues.
11 THIERRY NEUVILLE/MARTIJN WYDAEGHE
“Fixing is a big word. At least it’s better. The pipe was broken and we tried to glue it. We also have an electrical issue”.
69 KALLE ROVANPERÄ/JONNE HALTTUNEN
“I’m not surprised with the time. In the hard compound it was difficult under these conditions. The grip was very high in some places”.
8 OTT TÄNAK/MARTIN JÄRVEOJA
“We had the same tyre choice as Sebastien (Ogier). I am really struggling with the car. I’m doing my best. But it’s not enjoyable”.
44 GUS GREENSMITH/CHRIS PATTERSON
“We span in a corner. Not a good stage for us”.
6 DANI SORDO/CANDIDO CARRERA
“Some places are a little bit wet. But it’s not like this everywhere. Not so happy. In some places it’s difficult to read the grip on the road”.
16 ADRIEN FOURMAUX/RENAUD JAMOUL
“It was not so bad. We had some understeer in the dirty parts. At the end it was really fast. It’s difficult to keep the rear. But for sure it was a really nice stage”.
7 PIERRE-LOUIS LOUBET/FLORIAN HAUT-LABOURDETTE
“We had two slow punctures and no spare wheels”.
Thiva was the longest stage of the day. Sebastien Ogier made the right tyre choice, drove really fast and set the fastest time. Thierry Neuville managed to fix the power steering and was second fastest. Dani Sordo was third, while Kalle Rovanepra remains the rally leader.
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