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Stage Flash 9

Date: Saturday, September 14th
Day: 3 Flash N°: 9
Special stage: Datça 1 Distance: 8.75 km
Weather: Warm and sunny, 28°C
Road conditions: Dry and dusty

Three-minute intervals

Car 1. OGIER/INGRASSIA
“It is still a long day. I struggled a lot on this day last year. We count only at the end tomorrow.”

Car 3. SUNINEN/LEHTINEN
“That was quite bad driving for me. It is not too easy to change the rhythm from driving flat out to conserving re car. That’s it.”

Car 4. LAPPI/FERM
“I have better tyres than Seb and more tyres left. It is just because of that. I see Andreas is in good form as well.”

Car 6. SORDO/DEL BARRIO
“It was good. With six tyres. I tried to do a good job.”

Car 7. TIDEMAND/FLOENE
“Fantastic. It was very loose. Time-wise we are nowhere but I really enjoy it.”

Car 8. TÄNAK/JÄRVEOJA
Serious issue with the car on the road section to the start of the stage. The Yaris was parked with the bonnet up and the crew on the ‘phone to the team trying to get advice on reported electrical issues. The team eventually confirmed that the Estonian had retired for the day.

“Just came here and nothing happens. We cannot fire it up. Something electrical. No (indication). Five days ago we stop and start and nothing like this happened. There is no need to control everything now. It is back to the fight now in Wales. Difficult to fight for a championship if we have issues like that….!”

Car 10. LATVALA/ANTTILA
“I tried to soften it and it was a bit better. The car is not turning. I have to be very accurate and that is not ideal.”

Car 11. NEUVILLE/GILSOUL
“I don’t know what I can do. We are putting so much effort in. I did not see any metre in front of the car (SS8).”

Car 89. MIKKELSEN/JAEGER
“It was not a great start to the stage but it got better towards the end. It was okay.”

Car 21. ROVANPERÄ/HALTTUNEN
“Actually this one was quite nice if we could drive a bit faster. I have never driven a rally car this slow, like this morning.”

Car 22. GREENSMITH/EDMONDSON
“Taken time out of Jan every stage, but the gap is big. I will just do my thing.”

Car 23. KOPECKÝ/DRESLER
“This one is nice on the first pass. There are no big rocks and we can enjoy. I hope it will not be a big catastrophe, like yesterday.”

MARMARIS WEATHER

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