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Stage Flash 9

Date:                                       Saturday, September 15th

Day:                                         2                                                                Flash N°:      9

Special stage:                       Datça 1                                                     Distance:    10.70 km

Weather:                                Hot and sunny                                       

Road conditions:                  Dry and dusty                                        

 

 

 

Car 1.  OGIER/INGRASSIA

He finished the stage with a front right wheel loose and hanging off. A potential steering

arm or a wishbone issue? The crew pulled to the side of the liaison after the stage finish

to make emergency repairs. “Something is broken…”

 

Car 3.  SUNINEN/MARKKULA

“It was okay stage for me. A lot of loose gravel and downhill braking.”

 

Car 4.  MIKKELSEN/JAEGER-SYNNEVAAG – fastest time

“I am trying to drive as I feel is fast within the limits. So many stones coming out. Second

pass will be really tough. Terrible news for Thierry. They were going at an incredible

speed. I guess this can happen.”

 

Car 5.  NEUVILLE/GILSOUL

Neuville and Gilsoul had worked at length on the car to carry out emergency repairs on

the road side. They switched the rear suspension strut to the front before the stage and

patched up as much damage as possible. But the decision was taken for the crew to

return to Asparan and retire for the day.

 

Car 6.  PADDON/MARSHALL

Stalled in the stage. “We stalled the car coming down on the hairpins. We could not turn in

and it stopped. I was struggling to get the car into the corners. It’s very loose. A lot

different to yesterday.”

 

Car 7.  LATVALA/ANTTILA

“The engine stalled on one of the hairpins and I lost at least four seconds. I don’t know

why. I came off the throttle and it stopped and it did not start so quickly. It was an

important stage for us to get a good stage time. That’s the way it is.”

 

Car 8.   TÄNAK/JARVEOJA

“We keep going. We are still nowhere. We need to keep working. I am fourth so I cannot

be happy.”

 

Car 9.  LAPPI/FERM

“Nice view close to the end. I don’t know. A lot of loose gravel and a very twisty stage. I

can only laugh. All the time something….”

 

Car 11.  BREEN/MARTIN

“I missed the hairpin and had to go and reverse. I tried my best. The car was a little bit

better in there.”

 

Car 40.  AVCI/ALKIR

Stopped near the end of SS8.

MARMARIS WEATHER

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