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Stage Flash 17

Date: Sunday, September 15th
Day: 4 Flash N°: 17
Special stage: Marmaris 2 (Power Stage) Distance: 7.22 km
Weather: Hot and sunny, 32°C
Road conditions: Dry – asphalt leading into gravel and water splash at finish

Car 1. OGIER/INGRASSIA
“That was the plan this weekend. It was really needed. It was our only chance to get back in the championship. It was very rough here. Some places it was a bit of a lottery. We had all the bad luck in Germany. Happy for the team. Good motivation. It has been good this weekend but we still have a lot of things to do for the rest of the season.”

Car 3. SUNINEN/LEHTINEN
“This was a consistent rally for us. We were able to balance the pace with the conditions. A big thanks to the team. The mechanics had a lot of work to fix at all the services.”

Car 4. LAPPI/FERM
“We got a puncture on the last one. I was just following the lines. Luckily we were just fast enough to be second. Really good.”

Car 5. MEEKE/MARSHALL
“Maybe sixth (could have been possible). We did not have the pace to compete at the sharp end. We had a bad position on the road and we went backwards from there.”

Car 6. SORDO/DEL BARRIO
“This was the target for today to take the points. We did. Let’s hope Mikkelsen has no problems and we can take some nice points from Toyota.”

Car 7. TIDEMAND/FLOENE
“To be honest I am happy. I get more and more used to the car with the lines. We learn the hard way with being first on the road. I thank everyone who has supported me. We need to analyze this rally and see what has been going on.”

Car 8. TÄNAK/JÄRVEOJA
“We did what we could. Let’s see if it gives us anything. We had to use medium tyres because we knew hard tyre was not working for us.”

Car 10. LATVALA/ANTTILA
“It has been a bad weekend. The main thing was that we finished the race and we didn’t suffer. The car was strong but we were missing a bit of performance this weekend. Maybe I did a mistake in a test and we came here with a wrong set-up. Wales will be very different with the conditions and I am sure we will be better there.”

Car 11. NEUVILLE/GILSOUL
“I give it everything. I could not do more. That’s like it is. It was a difficult weekend. There are three more rallies to go. Let’s see what happens there.”

Car 89. MIKKELSEN/JAEGER
“It’s been a good rally for us. We tried to stay away from drama and trouble. Happy with the rally. In here now we went very safe.”

Car 22. GREENSMITH/EDMONDSON
After the flying finish on SS16, he left the road and the car landed on its side in the bushes. Sporting heavy rear body work damage, Greensmith managed to finish the Power Stage and conserve his lead and the win in WRC 2 Pro. “Why can’t I do it easy for Once? What a morning…!

Car 23. KOPECKÝ/DRESLER
“I don’t know. I don’t know how much damage Gus has on the car. We will know soon.”

Car 41. KAJETANOWICZ/SZCZEPANIAK
“It’s nice feeling. This is our best result. This is amazing. We lost a drive shaft on the last stage. But we are here. I thank all the Lotos Rally Team and BBR.”

MARMARIS WEATHER

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