Rally Catalunya 2016

Information

Date and time SS Information
16. 10. 2016 13:15 CET 19 flash info (63 - Andolfi Fabio / Fenoli Manuel): We had a good rally, did a good job and we win the class. Next week I will be driving the R5 Hyundai again.
16. 10. 2016 13:14 CET 19 flash info (42 - Turán Frigyes / Zsiros Gábor): Perfect. We are the happiest people in the world. To be third next to the two factory Skodas - it's a great result for us and I think for Hungary too.
16. 10. 2016 13:02 CET 19 flash info (34 - Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel): It's been great and thanks to the team, We have showed our speed on gravel too - and that's good. It's not confirmed yet but I hope to be in GB.
16. 10. 2016 13:02 CET 19 flash info (14 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): I was trying to avoid mistakes, and I think we handled the rally the right way. A lot of drama with the weather. but here we are. I'm not fully happy because of the problems for Kris and Craig.
16. 10. 2016 12:56 CET 19 (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Seb wins the rally and with it his fourth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship drivers' title.
16. 10. 2016 12:56 CET 19 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It's been a tough season but fantastic! Thank you so much to the team! We have had the perfect car all weekend. I had so much fun behind the steering wheel. I had to think a lot about this stage, after last year, but it's been fantastic.
16. 10. 2016 12:48 CET 19 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Really disappointed but I need to offer Seb my congratulations. I did my best, and I want to thank my fans for their support. I did my maximum.
16. 10. 2016 12:46 CET 19 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Hopefully this time is enough to get one more point here. A good weekend for us - we can be happy.
16. 10. 2016 12:42 CET 19 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): A positive weekend. Three Hyundais in the top four. Huge thanks to everyone. Now let's bring on the gravel.
16. 10. 2016 12:40 CET 19 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): I'm quite pleased to be at the end of a rally where I feel I'm pushing and doing the right thing. I felt I put everything together here on this stage, it even felt a bit natural. I think it was my best stage in the rally.
16. 10. 2016 12:39 CET 19 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): The result was nothing to do with our performance. Ok, we've done the job and competition is the only way to develop the tyres. Job done.
16. 10. 2016 12:39 CET 19 flash info (10 - Abbring Kevin / Marshall Sebastian): Before the event we hoped to have some road position advantage on the gravel but the rain stopped that. On the Tarmac we cannot expect to win stages with this car but a big thanks to the team - hopefully there's a lot more to come next year.
16. 10. 2016 12:29 CET 19 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): At the end I'm medium happy. Some good stages - and this was one of the best stages of my life. Some positives to have finished with.
16. 10. 2016 12:25 CET 19 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): I'm really pleased with how the weekend has gone - apart from the problems obviously. We've showed good speed and that's good for the future.
16. 10. 2016 12:23 CET 19 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It was a good stage, very good. The car, the brakes, everything is much better than last year here. My confidence is back. I have been lost for some rallies now I want a good finish to the season.
16. 10. 2016 12:20 CET 19 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): I'm happy, the confidence is good and I have gained a lot more experience in these conditions.
16. 10. 2016 11:56 CET 18 retired (112 - Patel Karan / Hall Phil): retired in SS 18
16. 10. 2016 11:55 CET 18 retired (115 - Nordgren Juuso / Korhonen Mikael): retired in SS 18
16. 10. 2016 11:26 CET 18 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): All good for us, just focused on being clean. We have a small gap which allows us to be a little bit relaxed before the end. For sure now we want to finish the job.
16. 10. 2016 11:25 CET 18 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Good, no problems. We try to drive well in the middle of the road.
16. 10. 2016 11:25 CET 18 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): No push for me. I tried to raise the car. I was careful in the cuts. I know I have to manage now - not take too many risks in the Power Stage. I just want the 15 points.
16. 10. 2016 11:25 CET 18 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): Not so bad. Over-driving in places but a nice steady pace with no big risks.
16. 10. 2016 11:25 CET 18 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Quite a good stage. A lot better on the hard tyre. I enjoyed it.
16. 10. 2016 11:24 CET 18 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): Quite a dry road now. The time is not so great, 20 seconds slower than here last year.
16. 10. 2016 11:24 CET 18 flash info (10 - Abbring Kevin / Marshall Sebastian): This stage has everything. All pretty nice. The grip was lower than the others.
16. 10. 2016 11:24 CET 18 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): Quite slippery, some dirt in the cuts. I was cautious.
16. 10. 2016 11:02 CET 18 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): The time is so, so. We made a setup change and I don't think I pushed enough. Not so bad.
16. 10. 2016 11:01 CET 18 flash info (14 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): Better than this morning. Still damp in places.
16. 10. 2016 11:01 CET 18 flash info (22 - Gorban Valeriy / Korsia Volodymyr): Difficult on the dirty roads. We had a spin.
16. 10. 2016 11:01 CET 18 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Fine for us but not easy. Even more damp patches than this morning I think. The first seven or eight kilometres were difficult. Better after. For the Power Stage I will try my best for the three points.
16. 10. 2016 11:01 CET 18 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): It was good but I heard a strange noise in second gear.
16. 10. 2016 11:32 CET 17 retired (111 - Ciamin Nicolas / De La Haye Thibault): retired after SS 17
16. 10. 2016 10:17 CET 17 retired (21 - Prokop Martin / Tománek Jan): broken wheel after SS 17
16. 10. 2016 10:14 CET 17 flash info (33 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): I have a good driving rhythm now with no risks. I'll keep going like this.
16. 10. 2016 10:14 CET 17 flash info (34 - Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel): Damp in places. I try to do my best.
16. 10. 2016 10:14 CET 17 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): For sure it's good to be quicker again than Dani. I was little bit more cautious than normal after last year. For sure it's looking good. Two stages to go.
16. 10. 2016 10:13 CET 17 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): I tried really hard to catch Ogier. I promise everybody I'm doing my best - there are so many people in the stages I want to thank them for their support.
16. 10. 2016 10:13 CET 17 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Not so nice. A lot of dampness and understeer and I have to brake early and use the handbrake. Keeping my position is the goal.
16. 10. 2016 10:13 CET 17 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): We tried something completely different with the setup but it didn't work. It's ok, we have a big gap behind us. We're learning all the time. Making progress.
16. 10. 2016 10:12 CET 17 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): The soft tyre is absolutely not working. They overheated very, very quickly on the dry opening section. We destroyed them before the damp section at the end.
16. 10. 2016 10:12 CET 17 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): The conditions suited the tyres better in here, as it is cooler.
16. 10. 2016 10:12 CET 17 flash info (10 - Abbring Kevin / Marshall Sebastian): The road is very damp. I thought I had a puncture but it was the dampness.
16. 10. 2016 10:11 CET 17 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Tománek Jan): We were too fast on a corner, went wide and lost a wheel completely.
16. 10. 2016 10:11 CET 17 (21 - Prokop Martin / Tománek Jan): broken wheel
16. 10. 2016 10:09 CET 17 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): Tyres going off at the end of the stage, but happy. I hope to do better in the second pass.
16. 10. 2016 10:09 CET 17 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Not as good as the first stage. Struggled in the damp patches. Will be better on the repeat.
16. 10. 2016 10:08 CET 17 flash info (22 - Gorban Valeriy / Korsia Volodymyr): Slippery in places.
16. 10. 2016 10:08 CET 17 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): The grip levels were a surprise - more damp sections than I expected. I backed off in some places.
16. 10. 2016 10:07 CET 17 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): I enjoyed it but on the soft tyres it wasn't a great feeling. Lots of understeer.
16. 10. 2016 10:16 CET 16 retired (87 - Macias Felix / Alvarez Monica): retired after SS 16
16. 10. 2016 10:15 CET 16 retired (114 - De Mevius Guillaume / Louka Louis): retired after SS 16
16. 10. 2016 10:07 CET 16 retired (109 - Solberg Oscar / Barth Patrik): retired in SS 16
16. 10. 2016 10:06 CET 16 flash info (33 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): I had a good night's sleep and thought about my driving. A bit smoother today. No risks here but a good time.
16. 10. 2016 10:06 CET 16 flash info (34 - Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel): Tricky in places here with no gravel crew. We were lucky in some places.
16. 10. 2016 10:06 CET 16 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It's good. Once again, this stage was wetter than expected. And Kris crashed at one of those points. I'm happy to get through this one.
16. 10. 2016 10:06 CET 16 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): I try a little bit, I really push, I take some risks in the cuts, but it's difficult.
16. 10. 2016 10:05 CET 16 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): All I can do is keep the pressure on but I don't want a big battle. We'll keep going.
16. 10. 2016 10:05 CET 16 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): A bit more difficult in the dark. A tricky stage. My first on the soft tyres but the stage was so aggressive they couldn't keep up. We got through it.
16. 10. 2016 10:05 CET 16 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): It was not so bad, quite driveable. Some dirt in places, difficult to see in the dark. A smooth run. Nothing catastrophic.
16. 10. 2016 10:04 CET 16 flash info (10 - Abbring Kevin / Marshall Sebastian): Really hard to see where the damp places are in the dark. There were more than I had expected. After a few surprises I decided not to take risks.
16. 10. 2016 10:04 CET 16 retired (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): technical problem - engine in SS 16
16. 10. 2016 10:03 CET 16 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): Still lots of shadows, Tricky and hard conditions.
16. 10. 2016 10:03 CET 16 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Really, really enjoyable. We made a couple of setup improvements to the car overnight. Definitely going in the right direction.
16. 10. 2016 10:03 CET 16 flash info (14 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): I didn't enjoy that. Very difficult. A little bit of fog too.
16. 10. 2016 10:02 CET 16 flash info (22 - Gorban Valeriy / Korsia Volodymyr): So difficult on Tarmac in the dark. Very difficult to drive but ok.
16. 10. 2016 10:02 CET 16 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): In a way it's nice to be driving in the dark, there's a different atmosphere. On the road there are some damp patches, so I was not at full attack. I had something in reserve.
16. 10. 2016 10:02 CET 16 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): That was good but I am on the soft tyre and it was too soft for sure.
15. 10. 2016 18:44 CET 15 flash info (31 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): Some good times today but difficult stages too. Some bad driving also.
15. 10. 2016 18:43 CET 15 flash info (34 - Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel): It has been a great day. Four stages to go. Hopefully we can bring this car to the win tomorrow.
15. 10. 2016 18:43 CET 15 flash info (33 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): I feel like we've improved a lot today, and gained more experience. Hopefully it will help for the future. Maybe another drive with Skoda.
15. 10. 2016 18:43 CET 15 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): I spun in front of every Irishman in the country. I had to stop and reverse a few times. It wasn't planned.
15. 10. 2016 18:42 CET 15 (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): spun
15. 10. 2016 18:42 CET 15 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Generally a good day. I have been pleased with the performance overall. Ok, the puncture was a disappointment, but I have found the speed and confidence that I have been missing for a few events.
15. 10. 2016 18:42 CET 15 flash info (14 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): There have been a few small moments today when you find rocks and cuts you never knew about. That can knock your confidence.
15. 10. 2016 18:41 CET 15 flash info (22 - Gorban Valeriy / Korsia Volodymyr): Everything is ok for us. A good day. We are happy because we had no problems and that's a big achievement.
15. 10. 2016 18:41 CET 15 flash info (10 - Abbring Kevin / Marshall Sebastian): Wide everywhere, I used all the road I could - awesome. It feels so good to be here in a WRC car. I'm looking forward to getting out there again tomorrow.
15. 10. 2016 18:40 CET 15 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): Improved consistency today without mistakes and we learn something. Tomorrow we have nice stages - and driving from the front. I'm looking forward to it.
15. 10. 2016 18:40 CET 15 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Tománek Jan): It was good fun. Better and better today. Let's try and start from this point again tomorrow.
15. 10. 2016 18:40 CET 15 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): Job done. Not so bad.
15. 10. 2016 18:39 CET 15 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): We need to tidy up our rallying. Last year we were fifth here with no problems. This time we've had a roll, a spin and a puncture and we're still fifth.
15. 10. 2016 18:39 CET 15 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): I'm quite happy. It's difficult to work on [set-up] things during a rally but it seems like it's paying off.
15. 10. 2016 18:38 CET 15 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): I do a little bit for the fans - sliding all the time. It's important.
15. 10. 2016 18:38 CET 15 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): Who would have thought it on a Super Special? Jesus Christ, that's the surprise of the century! I've been working on Super Specials with my engineer it worked in Barcelona on Thursday and it worked here.
15. 10. 2016 18:38 CET 15 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Very happy to be honest. It was a good day. Of course we struggled with understeer but we kept a good rhythm, keeping Andreas under pressure, and of course I'm sorry for him. Tomorrow is still long. A lot can happen.
15. 10. 2016 18:37 CET 15 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): The end of a long day with some good times so I'm happy with that. Dani was very strong but we managed to come back so I'm happy with that. Sunday will be exciting as well.
15. 10. 2016 17:32 CET 14 retired (94 - Andersson Mats / Jonsson Jörgen): retired in SS 14
15. 10. 2016 17:05 CET 14 flash info (31 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): The engine is down on power again. A different problem to the turbo-related one we had earlier.
15. 10. 2016 17:05 CET 14 flash info (34 - Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel): I'm surprised to be leading after the previous stage when we drove 7km on a puncture. This one I drove fast but without risk. It's important we get both cars to the finish.
15. 10. 2016 17:05 CET 14 flash info (33 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): It's getting close. Everything can happen. It feels like I find a better rhythm here. Smoother, and better for the tyre temperatures.
15. 10. 2016 17:05 CET 14 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): We found a compromise and the car feels better. It's difficult to commit on your first high-speed pass when everyone else is on their second.
15. 10. 2016 17:04 CET 14 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It was a good one, I have to say, but in my mind I remembered my puncture on the first stage so I was careful in the cuts - not too deep.
15. 10. 2016 16:50 CET 14 flash info (10 - Abbring Kevin / Marshall Sebastian): Really enjoyable and now I have some ideas for tomorrow. We can go stiffer with the dampers I think.
15. 10. 2016 16:49 CET 14 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): Definitely better than this morning but I struggled with my pace notes here. Sometimes too fast, sometimes too slow. I'm not happy with them.
15. 10. 2016 16:49 CET 14 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Tománek Jan): I didn't push hard enough early on, so I increased my speed and I really enjoyed the faster sections. I'm happy with my pace there.
15. 10. 2016 16:49 CET 14 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): A smooth day. That's been the most important.
15. 10. 2016 16:48 CET 14 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): On the high speed sections we have a lot of understeer and it's hard to commit. When you lose the front aero you lose the confidence.
15. 10. 2016 16:48 CET 14 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It was ok. Trying to adjust my driving a bit. It's working quite well. Not so easy. We did what we wanted to here.
15. 10. 2016 16:47 CET 14 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): We still have understeer. We tried to drive a little slower to see if that improved the grip but we made a small mistake in the last split. I tried to do my best and I am happy with my driving but ok, I am very disappointed to lose the time.
15. 10. 2016 16:47 CET 14 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): Doing what we can. Trying to looks for quite small margins. Neuville gave us a sniff of the podium on the first stage after lunch, but he's picked up since then.
15. 10. 2016 16:47 CET 14 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): That went quite well. The car was working at 95 per cent I'd say. It's a pity. Without the understeer we could be really, really fast.
15. 10. 2016 16:30 CET 14 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It's a nice battle with Dani. I'm happy with the job we have done. It's been a good loop. A clean drive. Ok, we have not so much pressure in the drivers' championship now, but there's still the manufacturers' championship and I don't want to do anything bad for the team.
15. 10. 2016 16:29 CET 13 flash info (34 - Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel): I don't know where it happened. I was on the line and got a slow puncture - the same as Germany. It keeps it interesting.
15. 10. 2016 16:29 CET 13 (34 - Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel): puncture
15. 10. 2016 16:28 CET 13 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): I have a really bad feeling with the car. It feels very soft, bouncing around. Not at all like the setup in Corsica. Not good.
15. 10. 2016 16:28 CET 13 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): We cut a right-hand corner, damaged the wheel and that gave us a flat tyre. The kerbs are very sharp here.
15. 10. 2016 16:27 CET 13 flash info (14 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): Very slippery. A lot of mud in places and we slid into a rock. All part of rallying.
15. 10. 2016 16:27 CET 13 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): This morning we were far away but now we are getting closer. I think the rear-left wheel is out of line. It doesn't feel straight, something with the tracking maybe.
15. 10. 2016 16:27 CET 13 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Tománek Jan): We made some changes to the setup, it's easier to understand the car. Now we have good grip. Nice driving.
15. 10. 2016 16:00 CET 13 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): A good stage. It is how it is.
15. 10. 2016 16:00 CET 13 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): On previous stage I spun in 5th gear up the middle of the road. I thought I'd got away with it until we lost the bumper. Too many silly mistakes this rally, I need to eliminate them.
15. 10. 2016 15:55 CET 13 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): The previous stage was quite good. Still trying the new setup, which wasn't so great here. It should be better on the next one.
15. 10. 2016 15:54 CET 13 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): It's impossible to catch him. I am on the limit - too much. It's ok, it's like this. A bit frustrated, but that's life.
15. 10. 2016 15:54 CET 13 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): The setup this afternoon is an improvement. The driving felt better here but perhaps I'm pushing a little too much.
15. 10. 2016 15:53 CET 13 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It's about holding position and keeping concentration. The setup is better, but we still struggle with the balance of the car. I know I can go faster but I need more confidence at the front.
15. 10. 2016 15:53 CET 13 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): A clean stage at least. A little understeer but not a bad stage.
15. 10. 2016 17:20 CET 12 retired (47 - Foulon Alain / Delarche Gilles): retired after SS 12
15. 10. 2016 17:18 CET 12 retired (50 - Triviño Ricardo / González Mario): retired after SS 12
15. 10. 2016 15:21 CET 12 retired (35 - Aasen Marius / Engan Veronica): retired in SS 12
15. 10. 2016 14:38 CET 12 retired (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): technical problem - transmission after SS 12
15. 10. 2016 14:33 CET 12 (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): problems with transmissions
15. 10. 2016 14:28 CET 12 (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): spun
15. 10. 2016 14:16 CET 12 retired (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): accident in SS 12
15. 10. 2016 14:03 CET 12 (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): rolled
15. 10. 2016 12:09 CET 11 retired (46 - Ten Brinke Bernhard / Thierie Davy): accident in SS 11
15. 10. 2016 12:09 CET 11 (46 - Ten Brinke Bernhard / Thierie Davy): rolled
15. 10. 2016 12:09 CET 11 flash info (35 - Aasen Marius / Engan Veronica): A problem with the pop-off valve. We are losing power from time to time.
15. 10. 2016 12:08 CET 11 flash info (31 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): That's good. This stage was tricky, a lot of cuts, here at the end it was clean and nice Tarmac so I gave it a bit of a push.
15. 10. 2016 12:08 CET 11 flash info (34 - Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel): That's good. This stage was tricky, a lot of cuts, here at the end it was clean and nice Tarmac so I gave it a bit of a push.
15. 10. 2016 12:07 CET 11 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): We lost time early in the stage where it was surprisingly wet and dirty. I had to be careful there and did what I could to make up time near the end.
15. 10. 2016 12:07 CET 11 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): We lost time early in the stage where it was surprisingly wet and dirty. I had to be careful there and did what I could to make up time near the end.
15. 10. 2016 12:07 CET 11 flash info (14 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): A problems here, a few notes weren't right and dirt in the cuts.
15. 10. 2016 12:06 CET 11 flash info (22 - Gorban Valeriy / Korsia Volodymyr): Some mud on the road but our gravel grew are doing their job. All good.
15. 10. 2016 12:06 CET 11 flash info (10 - Abbring Kevin / Marshall Sebastian): Quite okay, we improved the set-up and the pace notes. The rhythm was better. I;m looking forward to the afternoon.
15. 10. 2016 12:06 CET 11 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): Quite a frustrating stage.
15. 10. 2016 12:06 CET 11 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): All okay. A few changes to my notes.
15. 10. 2016 12:05 CET 11 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): If I was on holiday here it would be nice - the conditions would be fine - but it's not much fun performance-wise. We've been here before.
15. 10. 2016 12:05 CET 11 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): The soft tyre on the rear was sliding around a bit. A lot of mud on the road too - it wasn't possible to do much against Ogier here.
15. 10. 2016 11:36 CET 11 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): I keep trying with the new driving technique. The time is not great but it felt better. Now we have to speak to the team and see if we are going in the right direction.
15. 10. 2016 11:35 CET 11 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Understeering a lot. It's down to the balance of the car. It's impossible. I can't do more. Of course I will not give up - I'll fight until the end.
15. 10. 2016 11:34 CET 11 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): A lot of muddy cuts in here, especially near the start. We had some understeer. A different character of stage to the others. We should have made changes.
15. 10. 2016 11:34 CET 11 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I lost my concentration after a pace note mistake. It was called wrong I think.
15. 10. 2016 11:34 CET 11 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Struggling with the feeling here under turn-in. A lot of understeer - and sometimes I'm having to use the handbrake.
15. 10. 2016 11:34 CET 11 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It hasn't been such a long loop, so tyre wear is not such an issue and I tried a bit harder here. I was surprised by how slippery it was in the cuts near the beginning. It will be worse for the guys behind. I'm happy but I know I could be a little bit better.
15. 10. 2016 11:09 CET 10 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): The first stage was okay, completely clean, this one was dirty at the beginning and I need to work on my confidence there.
15. 10. 2016 11:09 CET 10 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Tománek Jan): The rhythm is good but I don't know what speed to choose for the corners. I'm not sure about the grip. Braking too much I think.
15. 10. 2016 11:09 CET 10 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): I was really pushing hard here. And just on the notes, no video. We are making progress, stage-by-stage.
15. 10. 2016 11:08 CET 10 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): There is a lot of mud on the road in places but it is still quite manageable.
15. 10. 2016 11:08 CET 10 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): We had a puncture in the stage before so we have three hards and a soft compound here. We'll we okay. We'll get this loop done and try again.
15. 10. 2016 11:08 CET 10 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): I tried something new here but it hasn't worked.
15. 10. 2016 11:07 CET 10 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): The feeling with the car was good but there were some very dirty places - it's better to be first on the road.
15. 10. 2016 11:07 CET 10 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): We made some small changes. We're trying to find the grip and the confidence. This one was better. On these roads I wanted to be closer. I know where I can improve.
15. 10. 2016 11:07 CET 10 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Ok, but still some understeer in the tight sections.
15. 10. 2016 11:06 CET 10 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): My first time to drive this stage at full speed and my pace notes were a bit too careful at the beginning. In general, not good.
15. 10. 2016 11:06 CET 10 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Ok, still a little bit of dampness. A nice stage. Good fun. Dani is going well. I'm not ready to go for full risk yet - I'm not at the limit.
15. 10. 2016 12:28 CET 9 retired (87 - Macias Felix / Alvarez Monica): retired after SS 9
15. 10. 2016 09:39 CET 9 (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): problems with driveshaft
15. 10. 2016 09:17 CET 9 (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): puncture
15. 10. 2016 09:18 CET 8 flash info (31 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): Yesterday was a big disappointment for us. This morning was difficult too - we had no engine power on the road section. We repaired it, but we had no time to warm the tyres before the stage.
15. 10. 2016 08:51 CET 8 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): The car is fantastic. I have a very good feeling to drive it. I was very disappointed yesterday - I turned too early in a corner and hit the armco. I can be angry but that doesn't help. What can I do today? Some good times.
15. 10. 2016 08:51 CET 8 flash info (10 - Abbring Kevin / Marshall Sebastian): Fantastic. We really enjoyed the Tarmac in Corsica in the R5 car, and now in this car it feels great.
15. 10. 2016 08:40 CET 8 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Tománek Jan): Difficult, because I haven't driven the Tarmac spec car since this time last year. Generally a good feeling, but it's difficult to see with the sun so low in the sky.
15. 10. 2016 08:39 CET 8 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): My pacenotes are not so fast. I have to manage it. I did not take risks. I continue.
15. 10. 2016 08:39 CET 8 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): A broken driveshaft. Exactly the same thing as last year. I had a huge spin half way round a four-gear corner. I have only rear-wheel drive now.
15. 10. 2016 08:39 CET 8 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): Not such a bad feeling. I tried to push a bit. We know what the conditions are and we tried to do our best - trying to find places for improvement next year.
15. 10. 2016 08:38 CET 8 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Good. Not as tricky as I thought it would be - the dampness wasn't a problem. Ok, a short test to start the morning. I'm hoping to get some more time back later.
15. 10. 2016 08:27 CET 8 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It felt not so bad. Quite a big step from yesterday. Just trying to get used to it.
15. 10. 2016 08:26 CET 8 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): A little bit of understeer. Not perfect, but it's like this. I try to do my best. We need to adjust it a bit now.
15. 10. 2016 08:26 CET 8 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): It's strange, in the first braking section we locked up the wheels and there was a strong smell of burning plastic. Maybe it's just new parts bedding in. We'll have to check.
15. 10. 2016 08:26 CET 8 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Not good, I have a lot of wheelspin on the diff and understeer under throttle. It's undriveable. It's terrible.
15. 10. 2016 08:26 CET 8 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): A little cautious but a good rhythm, a good start to the day and something to build on.
15. 10. 2016 08:26 CET 8 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): No cuts in here, it's like a race circuit. A bit damp and humid in places. Not so easy to get a feeling. The next one should be better.
14. 10. 2016 18:56 CET 7 retired (115 - Nordgren Juuso / Korhonen Mikael): retired in SS 7
14. 10. 2016 17:26 CET 7 flash info (43 - Maurin Julien / Sarreaud Valentin): A tough day on gravel. We tried two hard tyres on the front here and the feeling was okay. Now I'm looking forward to getting onto the Tarmac tomorrow.
14. 10. 2016 17:26 CET 7 flash info (35 - Aasen Marius / Engan Veronica): It's going better and better. I haven't been in the car since Finland but this stage was ok. I'm still losing time in the braking. Maybe being too aggressive.
14. 10. 2016 17:25 CET 7 flash info (33 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): That's ok, but it's not been a completely smooth day. I haven't been perfect, neither has the car. All good experience. Ok, rally can be complicated sometimes.
14. 10. 2016 17:25 CET 7 flash info (34 - Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel): It happened right in the last hairpin, I slid wide and 'bump'. Hopefully I can get back ok. It's a good battle with Pontus. We are much closer to him this year.
14. 10. 2016 17:24 CET 7 flash info (22 - Gorban Valeriy / Korsia Volodymyr): We are just surviving. So many stones on the road.
14. 10. 2016 17:24 CET 7 flash info (10 - Abbring Kevin / Marshall Sebastian): It's awful indeed. No power at all. It seems there's always something. Still, I think we did well in the afternoon. And hopefully we can come back fighting tomorrow.
14. 10. 2016 17:24 CET 7 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): We were doing ok but on the Tarmac section I lost time because I was being too cautious - trying to preserve the tyres for the gravel afterwards. I threw away the time I had gained.
14. 10. 2016 17:23 CET 7 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Tománek Jan): I can tell that I haven't been in the car for a long time and I'm glad to be at the finish of this tricky day. I hoped my times would be better but this stage is always bad for me. Overall good. I'm happy to be driving again.
14. 10. 2016 16:23 CET 7 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): It was a good afternoon, we are happy. We need to learn more about the setup of the car and how to drive in the conditions.
14. 10. 2016 16:23 CET 7 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): We altered the suspension here and it was too low. The car was bashing on the sump guard everywhere. I'm happy just to make it out of the day. You'd be amazed how much difference a couple of millimeters makes.
14. 10. 2016 16:22 CET 7 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): The surface here is dry and I've never ever felt anything that soft. It was properly cooking up everything. It was a big challenge to get through. We've had a long list of dramas today.
14. 10. 2016 16:14 CET 7 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Ok, this morning wasn't a great start, but that had a lot to do with the conditions. On these gravel stages I've never had a good rhythm and now I feel I have made progress. I can leave this day satisfied with the afternoon. Hey, not every day can be a good one.
14. 10. 2016 16:10 CET 7 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): A tricky but enjoyable day. Of course I'm a little disappointed to have started the day with a [transmission] problem but the more I've driven with it the more used to it I have got.
14. 10. 2016 16:09 CET 7 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Really a dream for me. I have to say thanks to the team, they've done a great job on the car. Tomorrow we need to continue, to see what we can do. Ok, two long days still to go, but today - unbelievable.
14. 10. 2016 16:00 CET 7 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): No problems in the stage but it's been a difficult day. Without the earlier problems it could have been really good. I can take some personal confidence from that.
14. 10. 2016 15:59 CET 7 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I tried to do my best. Compared to Mikkelsen we didn't lose too much. The spin earlier was very unlucky.
14. 10. 2016 15:58 CET 7 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): We ran the car a little too low. And that didn't give me confidence. I was backing off over the rough parts. Then I thought I got two punctures. Finally I lost the brakes at the end. That's a lot to cope with in one stage.
14. 10. 2016 15:58 CET 7 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): This stage was a bit like the second one in the loop. The beginning was still a bit wet. I tried everything. Not much more I could do.
14. 10. 2016 17:30 CET 6 retired (32 - Kremer Armin / Winklhofer Pirmin): retired after SS 6
14. 10. 2016 15:34 CET 6 flash info (10 - Abbring Kevin / Marshall Sebastian): For me it's the first time to see these stages. This morning wasn't the time to try and be on the pace. Now it's more enjoyable. I mustn't get over confident.
14. 10. 2016 15:30 CET 6 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): For sure we are more confident now in these drying conditions. I hope our tyre choice will be right for the long stage.
14. 10. 2016 15:26 CET 6 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): Better than this morning. The road is drying.
14. 10. 2016 15:20 CET 6 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): Here we had no mud and a hard base. So I know we can do it, we just need the right conditions. Can we do it again on the next stage? That depends. We'll find out soon.
14. 10. 2016 15:20 CET 6 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): The grip was quite good. It's nice to find a bit of a rhythm but the conditions are still all over the place. My objective is to find a good rhythm for the next stage.
14. 10. 2016 15:20 CET 6 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Ok, the road is cleaning a bit, but I have a good rhythm now and I am able to attack on all the right-hand corners.
14. 10. 2016 15:20 CET 6 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): The car was unbelievable. It feels really nice to drive, the balance is perfect. Incredible. I really enjoy.
14. 10. 2016 15:18 CET 6 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): It's amazing how much the conditions have dried compared to the previous stage. I'm doing what I can.
14. 10. 2016 15:18 CET 6 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): All ok but I had no anti-lag at the beginning of the stage. We need to go and have a look.
14. 10. 2016 15:17 CET 6 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): It's still tricky and hard to commit to the conditions. We are clearing away a thin layer of mud on the surface which will benefit the drivers behind.
14. 10. 2016 15:17 CET 6 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Much tougher than this morning. It's not dry at all. The ruts are deeper and full of water which I'm clearing out for the cars behind.
14. 10. 2016 17:31 CET 5 retired (82 - López José Maria / Rozada Borja): retired after SS 5
14. 10. 2016 15:21 CET 5 retired (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): retired in SS 5
14. 10. 2016 15:16 CET 5 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): It's a lot better when you don't roll. Very tricky. In these conditions you have to be so careful in the ruts.
14. 10. 2016 15:16 CET 5 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It's quite difficult. The sun is shining but it doesn't feel like it in the car. Also something feels very strange with the car. Something with the transmission. It's pulling in different directions when I accelerate and when I brake.
14. 10. 2016 15:16 CET 5 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Very very tricky and slippery - unbelievable. The time is so good I am very happy. The car is perfect. That was good.
14. 10. 2016 15:15 CET 5 (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): stopped in stage
14. 10. 2016 15:15 CET 5 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): That's a surprise. We have the same throttle problem and we can't do anything about that until tonight. I have changed my driving style completely to try and compensate - to try to keep the turbo spinning. It was ok in here - but maybe not in the long stage though.
14. 10. 2016 15:14 CET 5 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It happened in a slow right-hand corner. I was on the inside and I spun. I stalled the engine and it took a long time to get going.
14. 10. 2016 15:14 CET 5 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Wow, that was tricky. In many places I was just a passenger. It's much more greasy and muddy compared to the first pass. You have the grip and then suddenly you don't. Ok, it was a bit like this earlier but now it's one hundred times worse.
14. 10. 2016 17:29 CET 4 retired (39 - De Mévius Ghislain / Jalet Johan): retired after SS 4
14. 10. 2016 15:29 CET 4 retired (98 - Castells Roger / Estalella Xavier): retired in SS 4
14. 10. 2016 14:04 CET 4 retired (93 - Wagemans Joachim / De Baeremaeker Andy): retired in SS 4
14. 10. 2016 13:26 CET 4 retired (48 - Pärn Sander / Morgan James): retired in SS 4
14. 10. 2016 13:03 CET 4 retired (47 - Foulon Alain / Delarche Gilles): retired in SS 4
14. 10. 2016 13:03 CET 4 retired (44 - Veiby Ole Christian / Skjærmoen Stig Rune): retired in SS 4
14. 10. 2016 12:35 CET 4 flash info (33 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): It's ok but very tricky. We are lucky to be here with no problems.
14. 10. 2016 12:34 CET 4 retired (31 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): retired in SS 4
14. 10. 2016 12:33 CET 4 flash info (34 - Kopecký Jan / Dresler Pavel): I don't know what happened to Suninen. He was just standing by the side of his car, I think I saw some smoke from his exhaust.
14. 10. 2016 12:25 CET 4 (31 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): stopped in stage
14. 10. 2016 12:19 CET 4 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): A lot of aquaplaning in ruts in the first stage, then I was too cautious in the second. The start of this stage was ok but after the Tarmac section the mud was getting worse and worse with every car.
14. 10. 2016 12:15 CET 4 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): I thought that the time was not so bad, but it is.
14. 10. 2016 12:09 CET 4 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Yeah, we were a little bit sluggish changing the tyres before the stage. The first stage today was a washout, conditions have been improving for us as the day has progressed.
14. 10. 2016 12:05 CET 4 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): It's getting very rough and very loose and muddy. Same as the stages before. No traction.
14. 10. 2016 12:04 CET 4 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): The car is fine, no drama, but it's impossible to do anything more in these conditions. It's just about survival. The further back you are, the deeper the ruts.
14. 10. 2016 12:03 CET 4 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): The noise is not there anymore, so that's a good thing. The grip is still difficult to judge. I went quite well in the slippery stuff but it's difficult to trust the grip in the faster sections.
14. 10. 2016 11:58 CET 4 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Very very slippery. In some places unbelievable. I think the second pass will be very difficult.
14. 10. 2016 11:56 CET 4 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): The beginning was a bit difficult, a lot of standing water, but on the Tarmac it was fantastic and after that I had better grip. I felt very.
14. 10. 2016 11:54 CET 4 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): Especially on the uphill asphalt section we've got no throttle response. I put my foot down to go and there's nobody home. I'm surprised not to have lost more time. There's not much more we can do about it. It is what it is.
14. 10. 2016 11:47 CET 4 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): My driving was good but the road condition were a real mix. The rear of the car is kicking me out of the lines from time to time.
14. 10. 2016 11:47 CET 4 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): In the last 10km I felt I had a front left puncture. Other than that an ok stage - and an okay morning.
14. 10. 2016 11:42 CET 4 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): That's good because it was difficult. There was a lot of standing water and I think these water splashes make my life difficult.
14. 10. 2016 11:28 CET 3 flash info (10 - Abbring Kevin / Marshall Sebastian): The first time for me in these conditions on gravel. It's hard to know where to push. The grip is really inconsistent. Like ice in places.
14. 10. 2016 11:20 CET 3 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): This one was better the previous one. The car setup is too stiff so we were cautious in places. It was ok.
14. 10. 2016 11:17 CET 3 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Tománek Jan): Not an easy morning. We caught a lot of rain right before the first stage and I think the guys ahead had a clearer run. We had so much aquaplaning.
14. 10. 2016 11:15 CET 3 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): No issues, just me and the conditions.
14. 10. 2016 11:12 CET 3 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Much better. That was a motorway compared to the first one.
14. 10. 2016 11:11 CET 3 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): This one was a bit better but it's still terrible to drive. Hopefully the rain will stop for the next stage.
14. 10. 2016 11:07 CET 3 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): A terrible stage. More and more slippery. The heavy rain has filled the ruts and we're aquaplaning everywhere. I came here to learn the stages but I'm not learning much today.
14. 10. 2016 11:03 CET 3 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): We are very unlucky with the weather. The thunderstorm hit us on the previous stage and we were caught out here too. I hope the storm will go another way and not follow us to Terra Alta. The rattling noise is still there but it doesn't seem like it's doing us any harm.
14. 10. 2016 11:00 CET 3 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Very tricky. I slide a lot off the line and lost a lot of time. We need to try and do something to get the feeling.
14. 10. 2016 10:55 CET 3 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): A good stage. Not as slippery as the first one and more consistent grip. More of the same on the next stage would be nice.
14. 10. 2016 10:55 CET 3 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): We couldn't do anything after the first stage but we've got a decent road section now to have a look at it.
14. 10. 2016 12:25 CET 2 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Not a great morning - a really stupid situation. I turned into a left-hander and ran into some ruts. I backed off and thought okay, we're going to spin, but the car slid, touched a bank and we went over. Really stupid.
14. 10. 2016 12:16 CET 2 retired (92 - Besoli Marcel / Carulla Xavier): retired before SS 2
14. 10. 2016 11:30 CET 2 retired (41 - Suárez José António / Carrera Cándido): retired in SS 2
14. 10. 2016 10:51 CET 2 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Not great conditions but we just have to drive to our best. It was hairy in places but I actually enjoyed it. I tried to drive cleanly and not make any mistakes.
14. 10. 2016 10:49 CET 2 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): The diff problem is still there but that's not the issue for now. The road is full of water and I can't go faster than third gear, even on the straights. No chance.
14. 10. 2016 10:44 CET 2 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): I rolled in a fourth-gear corner. I was in the middle of the the corner and the car dug in and turned us over. I thought I'd got away with it but the rain is filling the ruts now and it's hard to drive.
14. 10. 2016 10:41 CET 2 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It's raining a lot and the wipers have no chance to keep up with the water. I have a really bad noise in the car too. It feels like something to do with the handbrake. A proper rattling.
14. 10. 2016 10:37 CET 2 (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): rolled
14. 10. 2016 10:36 CET 2 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Everything is ok. The road is very slippery and it's difficult to find the grip - it's very inconsistent. I'm sure that's the same for all of us.
14. 10. 2016 10:36 CET 2 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Everything is ok. We could have been better, and we had a few moments, but overall I feel we are there in the race.
14. 10. 2016 10:30 CET 2 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): We've got an engine problem. I've lost the anti-lag and we're down on power and throttle response. It went flat in the second half of the stage. We'll take a look now.
14. 10. 2016 10:30 CET 2 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): The stage went ok. I thought I could go faster but the time is good. The rear of the car gave me some oversteer, but it was ok. The lines in the road show somebody was going pretty wide in places.
14. 10. 2016 10:24 CET 2 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I could see from Seb's lines that he's pushing. For me it was a clean stage, but the grip is very inconsistent. One minute you have it, and then it's gone. It's difficult to know where.
14. 10. 2016 10:22 CET 2 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Slippery for sure. Quite a bit of standing water around. I started a bit on the safe side, it's difficilt to find the limit. With more rain falling now for sure the first loop will be difficult. I'm not sure we'll see any dry out here today.
14. 10. 2016 10:11 CET 2 Weather on stage is rainy and foggy, temperature around 14.
13. 10. 2016 23:44 CET 1 retired (45 - Szczepaniak Maciej / Ptaszek Hubert): technical problem - transmission after SS 1
13. 10. 2016 19:10 CET 1 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Tománek Jan): Not a nice comeback because the weather conditions are so tricky. I'm looking forward to better weather and better stages tomorrow.
13. 10. 2016 19:10 CET 1 flash info (14 - Al Qassimi Khalid / Patterson Chris): In these conditions and on these tyres it's not easy. We took it carefully.
13. 10. 2016 18:58 CET 1 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): A good time but it's tough to start the rally in these conditions. The grip was a bit lower that I expected but still I enjoyed it. I knew it would be hard to match the times of the guys who ran earlier.
13. 10. 2016 18:53 CET 1 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Difficult, we were aquaplaning in places. A bit on the safe side but I'm happy with the run.
13. 10. 2016 18:51 CET 1 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): That was hell. It's raining very heavily and getting worse and worse. I aquaplaned near the start but managed to do a clean stage. I couldn't do much more in these conditions.
13. 10. 2016 18:45 CET 1 flash info (20 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): The rain seems to be getting harder. Not easy conditions. Tried to keep it clean, taking it slowly in places, overall a good way to start the rally.
13. 10. 2016 18:42 CET 1 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I thought the driving was ok but the time is bad. I don't understand it. Something is really wrong and I don't know what.
13. 10. 2016 18:37 CET 1 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): It was very slippery and you can make mistakes everywhere. I tried to be clean.
13. 10. 2016 18:34 CET 1 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Quite ok but I couldn't keep the engine running properly. It was dying in the hairpins and I had to use the clutch a bit. Despite that we managed quite a good stage. Tomorrow will be ok - the stages are faster.
13. 10. 2016 18:30 CET 1 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): The conditions here mean this one was just about getting through. I was very cautious. I know it's possible to lose a rally on a stage like this, so I'm happy to throw away a few seconds here.
13. 10. 2016 18:28 CET 1 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): A tricky stage but we have to check something now - the rear diff feels strange.
13. 10. 2016 18:21 CET 1 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Tricky. I had three soft tyres and one hard on - so it was tricky in places.
13. 10. 2016 18:18 CET 1 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): Not so bad but I don't like Super Specials. This was nothing special. The most important thing was not to make a mistake. I drove it almost like a road section at the end - it will be different tomorrow.
13. 10. 2016 18:16 CET 1 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): It was worse than I thought actually. Very slippery on the white lines. Tricky. We took it cautiously.
13. 10. 2016 17:57 CET 1 Crews will start with four minute intervals.
13. 10. 2016 17:56 CET 1 Weather in Salou is rainy, temperature around 19, wet road.