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FORD FIESTA R5 QUOTES, 2017 WALES RALLY GB, SECTION SIX

Éric Camilli (3rd WRC 2) said:

“It’s been quite a good day. We tried to push but lost one place so we needed to come back and push again. The night stages were really good for us – we won one stage and reduced the gap by 15 seconds in the other.

“The car is working well and we have a good feeling, but it’s never easy at Rally GB. We’re still in third place with only 7 seconds to make up, so let’s see what we can do tomorrow.”

Gus Greensmith (7th WRC 2) said:

“It’s been an okay day and we’ve been sticking to the plan. We’ve had no problems and have been focused on making no mistakes and getting all the mileage under our belts. I’d like to be trying harder and pushing for a good result but that wasn’t the objective this weekend.”

Pierre-Louis Loubet (8th WRC 2) said:

“This morning was better than this afternoon. In the long stage [SS13] I made some mistakes and lost a lot of time. It was really slippery and I lost a lot of confidence after that. Then in the night stages it was really difficult in the fog. We wanted to be faster, and in the last stage we picked up a slow puncture about three kilometres from the end. But that’s just the way it is sometimes and tomorrow we will try to push.”

Matt Edwards (9th WRC 2) said:

“Today has mostly gone very well. I think we had the worst of the fog earlier, so that probably cost us a bit of time, but apart from that it has been a very good day. It’s a shorter day tomorrow, so we will run the car a little bit lighter and just try a few things with the set-up for next year.”

Pedro Heller (18th WRC 2 / Rally 2) said:

“It has been a really good day and we have completed all of the kilometres. That was our goal and we achieved it. This is a new car for us this year, and we’re focused on gaining confidence and experience. This is also a completely new rally for me, with really difficult conditions, but it has all gone to plan and we hope to have another good day tomorrow.”

Kalle Rovenpera (16th WRC 2 / Rally 2) said:

“Today has been a lot better than yesterday and it’s getting better and better all the time. The conditions have been really tricky and it’s hard to judge the grip on our first time here. This was also my first time driving in the fog so we are gaining a lot of new experiences. Tomorrow we plan to continue gaining knowledge on these roads.”

 

FURTHER
INFORMATION

Matthew Wilson:

Matthew Wilson and Stuart Loudon were forced to retire on the liaison to SS14 after suffering their second puncture whilst only carrying one spare tyre. The Brits will restart under Rally 2 regulations tomorrow.

Teemu Suninen:

Teemu Suninen and Mikko Markkula were forced to retire on the liaison to SS15 with an intermittent electrical issue. The pairing will restart tomorrow under Rally 2 regulations.