Sébastien Ogier (2nd) said:

“The morning has not been so bad. We weren’t so confident with the car through the bumpy sections on the first stage, but we enjoyed the second a lot more. We made some small changes but also the character of the stage was a lot smoother which helped. It’s still not perfect, so it’s good to be in this position and we’ll continue.”

Ott Tänak (4th) said:

“It’s been a nice morning. This is probably the first time that I have really enjoyed these stages and we’ve been able to push a little bit. The car feels really good, and we just need to fine tune the details to get everything just so.”

Elfyn Evans (16th) said:

“It’s not been the best of mornings. We had some issues with the hydraulics which cost us a lot of time. We just need to get through today, and then keep our heads down to see what we can achieve through the rest of the rally.”

Éric Camilli (2nd WRC2) said:

“It’s been a good morning. We’ve pushed hard and we’re really close to Andreas [Mikkelsen]. There were a few sections where we could have pushed harder and lost some time, but we have a good feeling with the car and just need to do a few small alterations for this afternoon.”

Teemu Suninen (3rd WRC2) said:

“The morning has been quite okay, just a few small mistakes in some slow corners which cost some time. We’re third in the class which is good, but still I’d like to be closer to the leaders so there is some work to do.”

Pierre-Louis Loubet (12th WRC2) said:

“We did a good time through the first stage and were feeling confident for the second. But between the two stages I felt something strange with the rear brakes. We bled them as normal but there was no change. It’s just one of those things. It’s disappointing for sure, but we just need to keep going.”