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Stage Report 15

Date:    Sunday, September 15th

Day:   4

Flash N°:      15

Special stage:  Gökçe                                                     

Distance:    11.32 km

Weather:   Hot and sunny, 31°C                             

Road conditions:   Dry and dusty                                        

 

 

Car 1.    OGIER/INGRASSIA

“We drive very slowly. The plan is to save the tyres for the Power Stage. We need some points. It will be difficult to make the maximum. I am sure Ott and Thierry will go the full maximum because they have nothing to lose.”

 

Car 3.    SUNINEN/LEHTINEN

Lost rear diffuser. “He (Andreas) is in a good pace. I was just saving tyres.”

 

Car 4.    LAPPI/FERM

“It’s (pressure) not coming from the guys behind. It’s coming from the event itself. It’s the roughest of the season and you need to be safe. I am happy to be in this situation.”

 

Car 5.    MEEKE/MARSHALL

“Only objective (to finish). Six tyres. We don’t need anything stupid to happen with a couple of punctures.”

 

Car 6.    SORDO/DEL BARRIO

“I try to manage. I can feel the grip. It is so nice to drive but I do not want to see the face of (Andrea) Adamo when I make a mistake…”

 

Car 7.    TIDEMAND/FLOENE

“It’s good to follow Ott’s lines. Very good for me. We keep going like this.”

 

Car 8.    TÄNAK/JÄRVEOJA

Cruised through the stage at a canter to conserve tyres. “We are obviously closer to the weight limit (without spares), because we are normally quite heavy.”

 

Car 10.  LATVALA/ANTTILA

“We kept going. The fact is we have no chance to get Sordo. You never know if someone has a puncture. It is better to have a pressure, you never know. We discussed no risks, but keep it going with the rally speed. That is what we are targeting.”

 

Car 11.  NEUVILLE/GILSOUL

“I hope so (tyre choice). The temperature will increase a lot and the road will be more clean. We saw this morning that we only lost time at the first split when the tyres (hard) were cold. We should be fine.”

 

Car 89.  MIKKELSEN/JAEGER

“We are driving in an okay pace and have much more to give if we need. I kept it neat and tidy in the lines there. We are well in control.”

MARMARIS WEATHER

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