Rally Turkey | WRC
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Stage Flash 2

Date: Friday, September 13 th
Day: 2 Flash N°: 2
Special stage: Içmeler 1 Distance: 24.80 km
Weather: Warm and sun breaking, 25°C
Road conditions: Dry and dusty

Four-minute intervals
Car 1. OGIER/INGRASSIA
“When you run with the flat tyres it is not helping. We are missing a lot of luck at the
moment. It happened 6km from the end.”
Car 3. SUNINEN/LEHTINEN
Hard-compound tyres. “Middle of the stage I spun. It was a slow corner in the ruts.
Incredibly rough and smoke inside the car. That’s not ideal.”
Car 4. LAPPI/FERM
“It felt quite bad to be honest. I drive badly. The time will be better because it is cleaning.
We need to make it a bit stiffer and it will be fine.”
Car 5. MEEKE/MARSHALL
“Okay, I had a puncture warning light with 15km to go. I continued to push. Now it is okay,
but it disturbed me a bit.”
Car 6. SORDO/DEL BARRIO
Lost 47 seconds to Latvala because of a front-left puncture. “14km before the end.
Honestly it was nice grip at the beginning and then I start to feel under steer and I have a
puncture. I am so disappointed. I did nothing. To start the rally like this…”
Car 7. TIDEMAND/FLOENE
Right-rear puncture. “It was before the tarmac section. I get warning that we had a
puncture. I am sure it will not be the first puncture in the rally!”
Car 8. TÄNAK/JÄRVEOJA
“It was difficult and slow and no grip and hard. Beginning, the rhythm was not there and
then, in the middle, it was okay.”
Car 10. LATVALA/ANTTILA
“I didn’t expect that to be fair. I am surprised we had such a good time. The surface has
broken up and quite a few rocks are coming up. There was some tarmac. I am quite sure
the medium was not ideal on this stage.”
Car 11. NEUVILLE/GILSOUL
“Ott is on three medium and we are two medium and we are full hard on the next stage. I
was not happy to be honest. There was a lot of cleaning and less grip than I expected.
But, for the next one, it should be better for us.”

Car 89. MIKKELSEN/JAEGER
“The stage is cleaning. It will get faster and faster and I expect the guys at the back to go
faster than us. Nice conditions but still very dusty and even with four minutes (gap) it is
still on the limit.”
Car 21. ROVANPERÄ/HALTTUNEN
Rolled in the stage and damaged a tyre and windscreen. “Fine. We were having a
puncture and we were waiting to change the puncture and I lose concentration on this
narrow section. It was slow but a horrible stage for us. Not good.”
Car 22. GREENSMITH/EDMONDSON
“It’s pretty good but rougher than I expected. This afternoon will be a big challenge.
There’s rocks there. Sometimes you have to take a risk and drive over them.”
Car 23. KOPECKÝ/DRESLER
“Maybe I am too old for this. The car is working well and I am here.”
Car 41. KAJETANOWICZ/SZCZEPANIAK
“It’s good. We had no Monday test. This is our first real stage since Sardinia.”
Car 42. ANDOLFI/INGLESI
Lost over three minutes at the midway split in the stage.

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