Rallye Monte Carlo 2016

Information

Date and time SS Information
25. 01. 2016 01:01 CET 16 retired (82 - Rossetti Luca / Mori Eleonora): excluded after final scrutineering (turbo)
24. 01. 2016 13:38 CET 16 flash info (48 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): On Thursday and Friday we were position 10 so big progress through the weekend. I never drive on ice so I need to learn it. It has been good. Long year to go we have to perform in every race.
24. 01. 2016 13:38 CET 16 flash info (32 - Kremer Armin / Winklhofer Pirmin): Fantastic, I think we are second. the stage was really good for us and we are happy. We would like to drive seven runs in WRC2, for us it is very nice to start here.
24. 01. 2016 13:01 CET 16 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It's fantastic. This rally is the most important of the season for me. So emotional to be able to do it here in Monte Carlo. A fourth victory on such a difficult rally. I'm very happy. I have to thank my team and especially my gravel crew - they've done a great job. The car was perfect, I'm so happy to take this win for Volkswagen.
24. 01. 2016 12:55 CET 16 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Such a great rally - and I'm so proud of what Anders has delivered on his first rally. I always knew he was talented! This is a great start to our season. We just have to try and build on this.
24. 01. 2016 12:55 CET 16 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We have a problem - the car is in two-wheel drive and I had to change gear manually! But we are happy to be here, the first podium with the new car. Thanks to the team and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.
24. 01. 2016 12:47 CET 16 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): I'm very satisfied. It's been a challenging weekend for a number of reasons but a good foundation for the rest of the season. I'm looking forward to Sweden now.
24. 01. 2016 12:45 CET 16 flash info (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): It was a great weekend for us. I had some fun here for the spectators - very happy to finish.
24. 01. 2016 12:45 CET 16 (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): technical problems
24. 01. 2016 12:43 CET 16 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): From the beginning we knew we had a lot to learn about the new tyres. Perhaps I tried to compensate by pushing too hard. Now we have a lot of useful data. A big job to do before Germany.
24. 01. 2016 12:42 CET 16 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): My first rally with this car. I was not happy with it early but it's got better and better and now I am happier with with the balance.
24. 01. 2016 12:41 CET 16 flash info (35 - Evans Elfyn / Parry Craig): It's been a good weekend. A big weekend for M-Sport with this new car and it's been incredible.
24. 01. 2016 12:41 CET 16 flash info (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): In the braking for a hairpin we broke something in the differential. Looking forward to getting the new car now. A character building weekend. Our season starts in Sweden.
24. 01. 2016 12:25 CET 16 (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): technical problems with differential
24. 01. 2016 12:19 CET 16 Start of stage was finally delayed for 11 minutes.
24. 01. 2016 12:13 CET 16 Stage is delayed for 8 minutes.
24. 01. 2016 11:46 CET 16 Like in the morning, the stage is completely dry.
24. 01. 2016 11:49 CET 15 flash info (48 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It was quite ok, we had a good tyre choice for that one. The end is quite crazy, you have flat corners then you have fast corners, then quite tight corners. One stage to go, it has been pretty good. I was quite lost with my driving on Thursday. I learn a lot on Friday.
24. 01. 2016 11:46 CET 15 flash info (40 - Gilbert Quentin / Jamoul Renaud): It was good, good rhythm without problem. Not enough for take the second place. One stage to go. I am quite happy, I am happy about the car, the work from the team, quite good weekend.
24. 01. 2016 11:37 CET 15 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Was all fine, quite easy. Was just tidy to go through. Now lets go for the last one. I think 3 points will be difficult for me on the next power stage today as I do not have the right tyre. If it finish with this position it will be a perfect start to the season.
24. 01. 2016 11:37 CET 15 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): It was alright, it was very dry up to the top and I thought I might be on the wrong tyres, but on the last kms it was working really well.
24. 01. 2016 11:37 CET 15 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It wasn’t good.
24. 01. 2016 11:30 CET 15 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It was ok. For sure some tricky stage even now with no snow. But it is a beautiful day and just get to the end. We are very happy with the result. The speed has been a little bit up and down.
24. 01. 2016 11:29 CET 15 flash info (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): Not easy. Some part was very wet and it is easy to make a mistake. I did not push on this one. I make some good times. For the last one I try to push.
24. 01. 2016 11:28 CET 15 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): I drive very bad in this stage. No confidence. I lost a lot of time in the new section.
24. 01. 2016 11:28 CET 15 flash info (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): Very slippery, we have nothing to gain, so just check the notes for next year.
24. 01. 2016 10:55 CET 15 Road conditions are mixture of dry and wet, snow is only on some edges near the road.
24. 01. 2016 12:04 CET 14 retired (102 - Blanc Marco / Fappani Danilo): retired after SS 14
24. 01. 2016 10:59 CET 14 retired (114 - Jaussaud Bernard / Escartefigue Thomas): retired before SS 14
24. 01. 2016 09:47 CET 14 flash info (40 - Gilbert Quentin / Jamoul Renaud): We have lost power. It's difficult to attack with this problem.
24. 01. 2016 09:46 CET 14 flash info (48 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): More familiar condition for me, clean and dry. We will do this one again and the famous Turini, I think it is more easy today.
24. 01. 2016 09:45 CET 14 flash info (32 - Kremer Armin / Winklhofer Pirmin): We try a little bit hard. Really nice, so much narrow corners and the time is not so bad.
24. 01. 2016 09:44 CET 14 flash info (35 - Evans Elfyn / Parry Craig): It was good, no drama, just concentrate on being nice and clean. We are on the soft tyre which was right in here. Looking forward to Sweden now.
24. 01. 2016 09:43 CET 14 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): At the end we have to do our job get to the end and get the victory. Very nice (stage), technical, I am surprised to be the fastest as we do not have the best tyre choice for this one. It is a good start of the day.
24. 01. 2016 09:42 CET 14 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I really felt it here I was on super soft and Neuville was on soft. The next should be damp and this should work better for me. I am happy I didnt loose more.
24. 01. 2016 09:36 CET 14 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We'll try and keep the pressure up but it's more important to secure the podium. We had a good stage but there was a problem with the car before the stage - something touching - we fixed it on the road section. Nothing major.
24. 01. 2016 09:35 CET 14 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It was ok. Quite a nice stage. The sun is shining and there's no snow. Not bad. We are in this position now and there's not much we can do about that except build experience.
24. 01. 2016 09:33 CET 14 flash info (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): Ok, but I lost two or three seconds in the narrow parts, they're difficult for me.
24. 01. 2016 09:29 CET 14 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): I push as hard as I can but the performance is not there at the moment. We have to keep pushing and develop for the next rally.
24. 01. 2016 09:23 CET 14 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): I quite happy with the car now, the stage is omcpletely dry. I will try to catch Tanak and improve the car. I am happy.
24. 01. 2016 09:21 CET 14 flash info (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): Dry conditions which makes it more enjoyable to drive. Quite slippy under the trees.
24. 01. 2016 09:08 CET 14 Stage is completely dry.
24. 01. 2016 01:23 CET 13 retired (110 - Turk Rok / Ložnar Enej): technical problem - gearbox in SS 13
24. 01. 2016 01:22 CET 13 retired (97 - Baffoun Philippe / Chariot René): accident in SS 13
24. 01. 2016 01:21 CET 13 retired (58 - Hahn Reiner / Schork Stefan): retired in SS 13
24. 01. 2016 01:20 CET 13 retired (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): technical problem after SS 13
23. 01. 2016 16:41 CET 13 (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): standing after stage and trying to fix the car
23. 01. 2016 16:40 CET 13 flash info (42 - Suárez José António / Carrera Cándido): A good time here, but we had a spin in one tight corner.
23. 01. 2016 16:40 CET 13 flash info (41 - Bonato Yoann / Giraudet Denis): The rally ended for us on the last stage when we lost 10 minutes. A stupid mistake at 2 kph maximum - it's difficult to accept.
23. 01. 2016 16:39 CET 13 (42 - Suárez José António / Carrera Cándido): spun
23. 01. 2016 16:36 CET 13 flash info (40 - Gilbert Quentin / Jamoul Renaud): We have temperature but I do not think it is a big problem. I need to drive.
23. 01. 2016 16:35 CET 13 flash info (32 - Kremer Armin / Winklhofer Pirmin): The time is not so bad. We are happy and tomorrow we go a little bit.
23. 01. 2016 16:35 CET 13 flash info (35 - Evans Elfyn / Parry Craig): It’s been good. This stage is a really fantastic stage. I was really careful on the ice on the top, but the stage is such a fantastic stage.
23. 01. 2016 16:34 CET 13 flash info (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): Apart from the ice in the middle it is the first stage I have enjoyed this weekend. I enjoyed that, having fun.
23. 01. 2016 16:34 CET 13 flash info (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): I went too wide in a long right and hit something, maybe it was a stone, I don't know. We'll have a look now.
23. 01. 2016 16:31 CET 13 (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): hit something, damaged wheel
23. 01. 2016 16:27 CET 13 flash info (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): I try to push on this one. The stage was very clean, it was really good inside.
23. 01. 2016 16:26 CET 13 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): Bouncing around in there a bit like a rubber ball. Just try to do our best, learn the rally.
23. 01. 2016 16:24 CET 13 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Very nice, I really enjoy, first stage I enjoy in the rally. Small part in the middle I think we lose a little time. The downhill was really good performance. This stage I enjoy a lot.
23. 01. 2016 16:20 CET 13 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I really enjoyed driving and the car was working perfectly. We want to keep the position for the team. We continue learning the car, making improvement. I could really push on the last downhill. We did so much mileage with the car, many on the dry. The car has a lot of potential.
23. 01. 2016 16:20 CET 13 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It was tricky, it is always tricky with a slick on the ice. On the icy part you need to be very careful with the slick. Big improvement since lunch today, just trying to make things better all the time.
23. 01. 2016 16:19 CET 13 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Really difficult. I took it very carefully, I hope I did not take it too carefully. Ok, quicker than Seb but he doesn't need to push any more.
23. 01. 2016 16:18 CET 13 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It's a shame for Kris. He deserves better than that. It would have been better to carry on - it was an exciting fight. Well done to him. Now it is a different race for me - just to get to the end.
23. 01. 2016 16:01 CET 12 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Something in the middle of the road touched the underneath of the car and ripped off the sump guard. This also damaged the gearbox.
23. 01. 2016 15:06 CET 12 flash info (48 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): It was ok but we caught Tempestini and he didn't give any space so we lost maybe 10-15 seconds.
23. 01. 2016 15:01 CET 12 retired (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): technical problem - gearbox after SS 12
23. 01. 2016 14:49 CET 12 flash info (41 - Bonato Yoann / Giraudet Denis): Very difficult, I stopped in a hairpin and we lost a lot of time.
23. 01. 2016 14:35 CET 12 (41 - Bonato Yoann / Giraudet Denis): was out of road
23. 01. 2016 14:34 CET 12 (41 - Bonato Yoann / Giraudet Denis): stopped
23. 01. 2016 14:34 CET 12 flash info (42 - Suárez José António / Carrera Cándido): When we have the confidence we can go fast. These conditions are difficult but I hope to use this experience.
23. 01. 2016 14:33 CET 12 flash info (32 - Kremer Armin / Winklhofer Pirmin): We had a puncture, eight kilometres we must drive with a puncture.
23. 01. 2016 14:32 CET 12 flash info (35 - Evans Elfyn / Parry Craig): I did not take any risk. There was a lot more grip on offer but if you go off line there is none.
23. 01. 2016 14:32 CET 12 (32 - Kremer Armin / Winklhofer Pirmin): puncture
23. 01. 2016 14:27 CET 12 flash info (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): We got the tyre choice wrong for the loop but it was right for this stage. All this information will help when we come back next year.
23. 01. 2016 14:26 CET 12 flash info (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): Very hard for sure. I stop my engine in a hairpin, for a few seconds, not that bad. The snow is melting in some part so the grip is worse as you cannot put the stud in the ice.
23. 01. 2016 14:24 CET 12 flash info (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): One more time is very difficult. I make one spin and I lose 20-seconds. Incredible conditions. Some time it is really nice.
23. 01. 2016 14:23 CET 12 (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): spun
23. 01. 2016 14:23 CET 12 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): It was a big push, maximum attack. We do our best, we go as fast as we can.
23. 01. 2016 14:20 CET 12 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): We had the good tyres for this stage. The time was good. The stage before was more dirty and not dry. Still a little bit better and better.
23. 01. 2016 14:17 CET 12 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): The tyres were not bad. We can be pleased with that and we did not lose any time to Andreas (Mikkelsen). I did not push too much as I wanted to keep it on the road. The car is working good, the balance is nice.
23. 01. 2016 14:15 CET 12 (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): checking car after finish, doenst want to talk
23. 01. 2016 14:15 CET 12 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Never feels good in Monte but it feels good to have a good time. Things are working better now after service. We changed a little bit the way we do things with pace notes and it helps.
23. 01. 2016 14:12 CET 12 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): It was so tricky on the downhill now. It is worse now. It is more tricky than full snow. You have the grip then suddenly you lose it.
23. 01. 2016 14:09 CET 12 retired (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): retired before SS 12
23. 01. 2016 14:07 CET 12 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It is a bit better some section but still very tricky. Even when the snow is melting it is tricky with the slick tyre. We have to finish the day. It is not a big gap with this condition. We are not in a position to take all the risk.
23. 01. 2016 13:54 CET 12 (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): didnt start into stage
23. 01. 2016 14:54 CET 11 retired (55 - Gecchele Tiziano / Peruzzi Mauro): retired after SS 11
23. 01. 2016 14:11 CET 11 retired (111 - Chareyre Hugues / Vattier Bruno): retired in SS 11
23. 01. 2016 14:05 CET 11 retired (90 - Ressegaire Nicolas / Giraud Thierry): retired in SS 11
23. 01. 2016 14:05 CET 11 retired (95 - Joly Florent / Declerck Loïc): retired in SS 11
23. 01. 2016 13:15 CET 11 flash info (42 - Suárez José António / Carrera Cándido): I had a puncture in the rear. When we don't have problems we are improving and we can do times like we did on the previous stage. This is not a rally - it's like a jungle out there.
23. 01. 2016 13:14 CET 11 (42 - Suárez José António / Carrera Cándido): puncture
23. 01. 2016 13:10 CET 11 (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): finished repair, continue to next stage
23. 01. 2016 13:00 CET 11 flash info (35 - Evans Elfyn / Parry Craig): Pretty difficult. I took it pretty careful as there are a lot of dirty places in there. It’s been great fun, the car has been a pleasure to drive.
23. 01. 2016 13:00 CET 11 flash info (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): The conditions are much better on this repeat run than it was this morning. We should have been on this tyre choice this morning.
23. 01. 2016 12:56 CET 11 flash info (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): It was not that bad. We were a bit careful but not so bad.
23. 01. 2016 12:55 CET 11 (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): still standing after finish with damaged suspension arm
23. 01. 2016 12:53 CET 11 flash info (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): It was really nice. The road was better, less ice. This one this morning was completely crazy.
23. 01. 2016 12:53 CET 11 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): It was a lot better than expected. A lot of mud on the road. Loads of sideways, enjoyed the sideways action.
23. 01. 2016 12:51 CET 11 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): I don’t think it is better. Difficult, we are trying a different setup with the tyres.
23. 01. 2016 12:48 CET 11 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Maybe not the best tyre choice for this stage but for the next maybe we get some benefit. Could be a good option. I am quite happy.
23. 01. 2016 12:47 CET 11 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): I'm doing my own thing. It's hard to read the road here, there's a lot of black ice around. This is a tricky Monte Carlo but we're here - still fighting.
23. 01. 2016 12:43 CET 11 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Some really nice section in the stage. It is always a bit up and down when you are trying to work things out. I feel more confident, also the adjustments we are making in the car. We are getting there.
23. 01. 2016 12:42 CET 11 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): My tyre choice for this stage was not optimal. Not possible for this stage, but should be possible having the slicks for the next stage.
23. 01. 2016 12:42 CET 11 (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): damaged front left suspension, doesnt want to talk
23. 01. 2016 12:38 CET 11 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): The conditions were very different to earlier. It has been drying a bit more. A little bit too cautious but not a bad stage.
23. 01. 2016 12:30 CET 11 (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): was out of road
23. 01. 2016 10:48 CET 10 flash info (47 - Athanassoulas Lambros / Zakcheos Nikolaos): Our first time driving on crossed tyres and we had a spin in a tight section. It took us about a minute to turn around.
23. 01. 2016 10:48 CET 10 (47 - Athanassoulas Lambros / Zakcheos Nikolaos): spun
23. 01. 2016 10:40 CET 10 flash info (34 - Giordano Quentin / Sarreaud Valentin): The Spanish man (Suarez) pass me in the icy section because he couldn't slow down! He pushed my car off into a hole. My co-driver is hurt. He is crazy!
23. 01. 2016 10:39 CET 10 (32 - Kremer Armin / Winklhofer Pirmin): spun
23. 01. 2016 10:38 CET 10 flash info (35 - Evans Elfyn / Parry Craig): I just tried to be very, very neat. I carried speed where I could. I hope to get the lead back.
23. 01. 2016 10:30 CET 10 flash info (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): A lot of moments. We're trying different tyre strategies and this didn't work. We spun three times.
23. 01. 2016 10:29 CET 10 flash info (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): We got stuck in a hairpin. Fortunately there were spectators there to get us moving again.
23. 01. 2016 10:29 CET 10 flash info (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): Incredible for me. I made one spin on the climb just before the top. I lost maybe 20 seconds there.
23. 01. 2016 10:28 CET 10 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): No grip. We can't do anything. These are the conditions we have. Our only chance is to survive and learn the rally. No good performance at the moment.
23. 01. 2016 10:28 CET 10 (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): was out of road
23. 01. 2016 10:27 CET 10 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): At the moment is good, we have a problem with the gearshift from the beginning of the stage, we have a manual gearshift. Very very slippery, really bad.
23. 01. 2016 10:25 CET 10 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Tricky, very tricky. You are driving on third gear and the engine is pushing, you cannot do anything on the snow. Some occasions you think you should switch off the car and just roll down the hill. Once you are sliding you are finished. Mikkelsen's tyre choice got him a lot of time here.
23. 01. 2016 10:22 CET 10 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): We slid wide and hit something on the outside. This was an incredibly difficult stage. After the slide we lost a bit of confidence.
23. 01. 2016 10:16 CET 10 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Quite scary that stage. You have to take it slowly. Some places it is a little bit terrifying. I had to slow down.
23. 01. 2016 10:13 CET 10 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Of course we had the best tyres on this one. It looks like we gained some time back on that downhill section - I really pushed. Overall I'm not sure it was the right choice.
23. 01. 2016 10:11 CET 10 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Not sure I've ever driven in such difficult, slippery conditions. Every hairpin was so polished. It was very difficult, I have to say.
23. 01. 2016 10:09 CET 10 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Very difficult with the tyres we have. The downhill especially was very slippery. The grip was so low it affected my driving rhythm.
23. 01. 2016 08:15 CET 10 On the stage, there is much more snow and ice than on previous stage.
23. 01. 2016 14:54 CET 9 retired (50 - Covi Carlo / Campesan Giorgio): retired after SS 9
23. 01. 2016 10:46 CET 9 retired (116 - Paolucci Alain / Therry Patrick): retired in SS 9
23. 01. 2016 10:31 CET 9 retired (91 - Berard Christophe / Bernabo Christophe): accident in SS 9
23. 01. 2016 09:53 CET 9 retired (104 - Haut Labourdette Romain / Renchet Marion): accident in SS 9
23. 01. 2016 09:52 CET 9 flash info (57 - Delecour François / De Castelli Sabrina): I was doing well, pushing hard, and had overtaken three cars when I went off in a slippery corner at maybe 40kph. I lost two minutes while spectators pushed us back on. We're here okay but the car no longer has power steering.
23. 01. 2016 09:52 CET 9 (57 - Delecour François / De Castelli Sabrina): was out of road
23. 01. 2016 09:19 CET 9 flash info (42 - Suárez José António / Carrera Cándido): We went off at a right-hand corner and got stuck. Thanks to the fans who helped us back on. The car is ok.
23. 01. 2016 09:18 CET 9 (42 - Suárez José António / Carrera Cándido): was out of road
23. 01. 2016 09:18 CET 9 flash info (46 - Ptaszek Hubert / Kozdroń Kamil): A long way to arrive but we are here. We survived. Ok, the time is not so perfect but we saw a lot of drivers off the road.
23. 01. 2016 09:17 CET 9 flash info (61 - Veiby Ole Christian / Andersson Jonas): A really difficult, long stage with very variable conditions. It's hard to know what grip you have. In my position I have it all to lose. I have to keep concentrated.
23. 01. 2016 09:17 CET 9 (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): broken suspension arm, trying to fix it
23. 01. 2016 09:08 CET 9 flash info (34 - Giordano Quentin / Sarreaud Valentin): Not fun in these conditions. I lost the car under braking and spun. Still, better luck that Gilbert.
23. 01. 2016 09:07 CET 9 (40 - Gilbert Quentin / Jamoul Renaud): puncture
23. 01. 2016 09:06 CET 9 flash info (35 - Evans Elfyn / Parry Craig): Not a good stage. We had a puncture and we had to stop to change it. Can we make up the time lost? Yes of course.
23. 01. 2016 09:04 CET 9 flash info (32 - Kremer Armin / Winklhofer Pirmin): I think Evans has a puncture but we had a big moment too - a spin and impact with a pole on the rear-right. We must go and check.
23. 01. 2016 09:01 CET 9 flash info (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): I'm taking it very easy after yesterday, trying to get the mileage to learn. There seems to be a lot more ice here than our gravel note crew found when they came through before dawn.
23. 01. 2016 09:00 CET 9 retired (33 - Maurin Julien / Veillas Benjamin): technical problem - steering in SS 9
23. 01. 2016 08:58 CET 9 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Very slippery under braking in a village, we spun and hit the rear wheel on a bank. It's moving about now. We'll go any have a look.
23. 01. 2016 08:57 CET 9 (35 - Evans Elfyn / Parry Craig): puncture
23. 01. 2016 08:56 CET 9 flash info (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): I passed Dani in stage. Very difficult in the icy conditions.
23. 01. 2016 08:56 CET 9 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): Very tricky. In many places I had nothing in the notes and it was full ice.
23. 01. 2016 08:50 CET 9 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It was ok actually. Tricky towards the end because the road has changed a lot since the recce. The suspension is improved. We tried a new setting to feel more comfortable in the slippery sections.
23. 01. 2016 08:49 CET 9 (33 - Maurin Julien / Veillas Benjamin): stopped
23. 01. 2016 08:47 CET 9 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): There is some snow being pulled on to the road now. Very dirty too. I did the best job I could on the road I had.
23. 01. 2016 08:46 CET 9 (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): puncture
23. 01. 2016 08:45 CET 9 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Absolutely horrible. Nothing really worked in this stage. We need to adjust a bit more in the car. I was not happy with this.
23. 01. 2016 08:44 CET 9 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Not so perfect tyre choice. We tried something different here but the road dried up more than we thought. Ok, at least it should be better for the next stage.
23. 01. 2016 08:42 CET 9 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It was difficult and Seb's time shows how well he is driving. I took no risks and had no moments. I'm happy with what I've done. For sure the time difference is big but this is Monte Carlo.
23. 01. 2016 08:42 CET 9 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): That's good news because I have no idea what was going on. Very slippery and more icy than I expected. Let's try and keep it like this.
23. 01. 2016 08:40 CET 9 (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): stopped, continue
23. 01. 2016 08:09 CET 9 Stage is mostly dry with some ice patches. Temperature around -2.
22. 01. 2016 17:03 CET 8 flash info (35 - Evans Elfyn / Parry Craig): It's been really really good. Great to get back to an R5 and see the improvements they've made to the car. I don't want to stay in it for too long, but they've done a great job.
22. 01. 2016 16:59 CET 8 flash info (33 - Maurin Julien / Veillas Benjamin): A tough day. I just want to finish it. No risks.
22. 01. 2016 16:58 CET 8 flash info (40 - Gilbert Quentin / Jamoul Renaud): A difficult day. Lots of ice and not so easy for me on slick tyres.
22. 01. 2016 16:58 CET 8 flash info (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): Was better on the second loop, it is nice to quick. The feeling is better now.
22. 01. 2016 16:56 CET 8 (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): was out of road
22. 01. 2016 16:55 CET 8 (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): problems with anti roll bar
22. 01. 2016 16:51 CET 8 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): On SS6, it happened after a high speed cut. I just lost the rear of the car. We spun, went into a ditch and rolled. There's a window missing, but that's not too bad. It's worse that we lost the rear spoiler and that's upset the handling.
22. 01. 2016 16:48 CET 8 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): We need to try and change something to improve the car. Now we have soft tyre the feeling is not good.
22. 01. 2016 16:45 CET 8 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): This stage was terrible for traction. We took the wrong tyre choice this afternoon. Importantly we are still here.
22. 01. 2016 16:44 CET 8 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): There must me something in this stage that Seb knows! I think he lives about 3km from here, so I'm happy to give him this one. I have no answer to his time. Still a long way to go on this rally.
22. 01. 2016 16:44 CET 8 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It's been a good day. We have worked a lot inside the car to make it work. We have to get used to it. I'm pleased to have run with no problems. It's all about finding a setup that suits and a pacenote system that works. We like a challenge.
22. 01. 2016 16:40 CET 8 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): We are just trying to build on something, it was a high speed spin. A little bit nervous here and there but we through this day. An okay day. You need the confidence to go fast in these conditions. I lost it a little bit after the spin on the previous stage.
22. 01. 2016 16:38 CET 8 (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): spun
22. 01. 2016 16:38 CET 8 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I know how strong Seb is here, as long I can get to the top 3, then that is okay. It is more difficult to concentrate, but here you have so many things on the road, you have to really concentrate. I have to raise up to his level to drive like that.
22. 01. 2016 16:35 CET 8 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Exciting, Kris is driving very well, very fast. It is nice battle. Some small mistakes here and there and now I think I have a slow puncture on the left rear. I'm happy though. A good day.
22. 01. 2016 16:23 CET 7 flash info (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): I went straight in a snowy part and I hit a tree. But I think the car is ok, it is a strong car. It is better in some parts, it is coming.
22. 01. 2016 16:22 CET 7 (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): was out of road
22. 01. 2016 16:18 CET 7 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): We had a bit of moment on the last one. But ok.
22. 01. 2016 16:18 CET 7 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Soft tyres, so no grip at all. Nothing new. I will try to do something for tomorrow.
22. 01. 2016 16:17 CET 7 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I have to adjust a bit, but I am pleased. Mads is on the same tyre as me and I took 15-seconds.
22. 01. 2016 16:10 CET 7 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): I just keep trusting my instinct, that is all I can do.
22. 01. 2016 16:09 CET 7 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Quite difficult conditions. It was tricky. We are through at least with no problems. I am not pushing at all.
22. 01. 2016 16:07 CET 7 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I had a spin, I had to turn around and lost a lot of time. Not a very stage by us. It started very well but after the spin, tried to get in the rhythm. We just had a spin, nothing to worry about.
22. 01. 2016 16:07 CET 7 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Not easy but I think we had good run I think. It is how you feel on the ice. I have had more confidence.
22. 01. 2016 16:06 CET 7 (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): spun
22. 01. 2016 16:04 CET 7 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Ok, this one is a bit more tricky, so I was a little more cautious than on the previous one.
22. 01. 2016 17:56 CET 6 retired (45 - Raoux Jean-Michel / Magat Laurent): retired after SS 6
22. 01. 2016 17:40 CET 6 (45 - Raoux Jean-Michel / Magat Laurent): was out of road
22. 01. 2016 15:54 CET 6 retired (6 - Camilli Eric / Klinger Nicolas): accident in SS 6
22. 01. 2016 15:54 CET 6 retired (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): accident in SS 6
22. 01. 2016 15:34 CET 6 (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): out of the road
22. 01. 2016 15:34 CET 6 (6 - Camilli Eric / Klinger Nicolas): out of the road
22. 01. 2016 15:33 CET 6 (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): was out of road
22. 01. 2016 15:25 CET 6 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): We did a big change but the car still move the same way. It is not the tyres, we need more grip in the front.
22. 01. 2016 15:22 CET 6 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We changed dampers and brakes in service, a lot of things. Much better, but on the soft tyres it was quite tricky. They worked well on the downhill, but were tricky on the rest.
22. 01. 2016 15:22 CET 6 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Happy. Trickier like normal on the second pass. Very cautious on the real bad ice where Robert Kubica went off this morning. I am here to enjoy it and we’ll see how we go.
22. 01. 2016 15:18 CET 6 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It felt quite nice in there. It felt better. Stiffen up the car a bit for the higher grip, it is going in a good way.
22. 01. 2016 15:16 CET 6 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): It was a tricky enough stage, I took it careful in the icy part, in the rest of the places we drive fast.
22. 01. 2016 15:15 CET 6 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): We ran wide in one of the places. In the beginning it was a very good feeling.
22. 01. 2016 15:13 CET 6 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Really similar to this morning not so much different. It is a bit more messy, a bit more humidity. After 100 cars it was already covered with mud.
22. 01. 2016 15:03 CET 6 Same conditions like in first run, only warmer. Temperature around +6.
22. 01. 2016 17:54 CET 5 retired (106 - Picchioni Florian / Isnard Patrick): technical problem after SS 5
22. 01. 2016 13:57 CET 5 retired (108 - Dessi Marc / Dessi Vanessa): retired in SS 5
22. 01. 2016 13:57 CET 5 retired (115 - Palmero Jean-Paul / Perlino Silvio): accident in SS 5
22. 01. 2016 12:46 CET 5 retired (39 - Serderidis Jourdan / Miclotte Fréderic): accident in SS 5
22. 01. 2016 12:32 CET 5 retired (36 - Tempestini Simone / Chiarcossi Matteo): accident in SS 5
22. 01. 2016 12:28 CET 5 flash info (35 - Evans Elfyn / Parry Craig): It's been alright. Quite good fun. The first time to really get stuck into this car on tarmac. We can make some improvements but it's good.
22. 01. 2016 12:24 CET 5 flash info (40 - Gilbert Quentin / Jamoul Renaud): It's going well. My car is perhaps too soft but I'm feeling ok.
22. 01. 2016 12:20 CET 5 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Klinger Nicolas): To be honest, I sleep not very good this night as it was very difficult. It is really difficult and I wanted to be very cautious. Now this morning is better, I am happy.
22. 01. 2016 12:19 CET 5 flash info (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): We try to do our best but I am really struggling, we have to adapt ourself. It is not the proper way to drive. It is really not easy.
22. 01. 2016 12:19 CET 5 flash info (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): For the moment not so bad. I am pushing a little bit more on this but I want to push more.
22. 01. 2016 12:09 CET 5 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): There is no problem, we are on different tyres. We expected to struggle a bit on tarmac and it is more dirty. The car is perfect.
22. 01. 2016 12:05 CET 5 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): We need to try to find something. We are driving like the recce.
22. 01. 2016 12:05 CET 5 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We are bottoming a lot, we are jumping a lot. We try to do our best. Sometimes my pace notes are far too careful. I think we are going to make some changes on the dampers. The feeling of the car is getting better.
22. 01. 2016 12:05 CET 5 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): I had a good rhythm. You can always say you could go a bit more, but I drove my rhythm.
22. 01. 2016 11:58 CET 5 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): We did a little bit on the previous one. In sections it was good on this one. Both the car and co-driver it is quite a big step. On a rally like this, it is quite difficult, you need to learn the hard way.
22. 01. 2016 11:57 CET 5 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Very good informations. Really happy with the job the gravel crew is doing. Just trying to keep a good rhythm. It is very encouraging.
22. 01. 2016 11:55 CET 5 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Last night we had mostly damp wet places, today it is either dry or ice patches and little ice sections. The grip is very good. I am happy with the conditions. I am happy with the time. On stage four I was too careful.
22. 01. 2016 11:54 CET 5 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Not so bad, it’s ok, it is not a bad loop.
22. 01. 2016 11:48 CET 4 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Klinger Nicolas): We have pushed. Condition is not easy, the road is completely destroyed. The time is good, I am happy. This morning and yesterday I did not sleep very well.
22. 01. 2016 11:48 CET 4 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): We stop in the ice part. Thats ok. Off the road just.
22. 01. 2016 11:41 CET 4 flash info (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): I make one spin on the last part, I think I lose 5 or 6 seconds. It was difficult but ok.
22. 01. 2016 11:37 CET 4 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): Same as before, when it is dry, it is pretty difficult for us to find the grip. It’s okay, the feeling is good, the car perfect.
22. 01. 2016 11:36 CET 4 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It is getting a bit better through understanding, we have to learn. I test 3 days on snow for this rally and I am far too soft.
22. 01. 2016 11:36 CET 4 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Same problem from the beginning. It is not a good feeling between the car and the driver. The car is moving everywhere. The car is moving a lot.
22. 01. 2016 11:31 CET 4 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Quite a tricky stage, a lot more patchy than before. Different surface under the trees and difficult to read the grip. Just a good feeling so we keep going.
22. 01. 2016 11:30 CET 4 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It was Monte stage. It was ok for us, no problem. We just try to be as fast as possible.
22. 01. 2016 11:27 CET 4 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Very tricky, so mixed conditions, you have ice here and there. No big attack, trying to get a good rhythm. Quite tricky but I am enjoying at the same time.
22. 01. 2016 11:22 CET 4 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Alright for us but I was losing time on the icy sections. Maybe I took it too steady. That's where Seb was very quick.
22. 01. 2016 11:19 CET 4 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): We did a small mistake, we slid on ice, touched a bridge and got a slow puncture.
22. 01. 2016 11:15 CET 4 Weather temperature down at -12°C. Ice patches at 13th km.
22. 01. 2016 12:34 CET 3 retired (93 - Mairesse Damien / Moyson Alain): accident in SS 3
22. 01. 2016 11:39 CET 3 retired (44 - Triviño Ricardo / Salom Checo): accident in SS 3
22. 01. 2016 10:45 CET 3 retired (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): accident - hit a tree in SS 3
22. 01. 2016 10:45 CET 3 retired (16 - Kubica Robert / Szczepaniak Maciej): accident in SS 3
22. 01. 2016 10:43 CET 3 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): I don't feel good with the car. It's moving about. That's it.
22. 01. 2016 10:43 CET 3 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): The car is moving a lot.
22. 01. 2016 10:39 CET 3 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): The full ice section was slippery. I'm expecting intermittent ice throughout the loop. The ice note crews are our saviours - we couldn't do it without them. We did the recce three or four days ago and everything changed since then.
22. 01. 2016 10:36 CET 3 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Not fast enough. That's all. We need to make everything work smoothly.
22. 01. 2016 10:34 CET 3 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): The car is moving quite a lot on these tyres. It was a clean stage, just trying to get into the rhythm.
22. 01. 2016 10:33 CET 3 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Good. I'm happy with my time. Seb is very fast here. I'm not out to beat him. My target here is top five.
22. 01. 2016 10:30 CET 3 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): There is one kilometer of ice. With the slick tyres we had to be really cautious. I'm not at the maximum yet. I want to take time to find my rhythm.
22. 01. 2016 10:28 CET 3 Sunshine with clear sky, temperature around -2°C. The road is dry with few ice patches in the middle section.
21. 01. 2016 22:50 CET 2 flash info (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): Difficult start, it is not easy but we are doing our best. Compared to last year it is a good start...
21. 01. 2016 22:48 CET 2 flash info (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): We make a mistake on this one. I enjoy it. The car was very good today.
21. 01. 2016 22:47 CET 2 flash info (16 - Kubica Robert / Szczepaniak Maciej): Generally the feeling is okay but since shakedown I have had some doubts about the power of our car. To be honest, this stage in the beginning, I was driving very well and I do not know where I lost.
21. 01. 2016 22:46 CET 2 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): Quite tricky, I have difficulty to find the feeling. Struggling a bit with the snow. I think the first stage was ok and the feeling was promising. I think the tyre choice was good.
21. 01. 2016 22:43 CET 2 flash info (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): My no stud tyre choice helped us in the first part and I knew I would have to take it carefully on the descent. No regrets over my decision. I need to work more on my asphalt technique tomorrow.
21. 01. 2016 22:41 CET 2 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): On the first stage I wasn't really happy with the handling. This stage was difficult too. Tomorrow is another day.
21. 01. 2016 22:39 CET 2 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I was very careful, too careful for sure. I don’t want to break anything. The other tarmac section I could have gone faster. But I didn't want to finish the rally on the first day. I feel like I am sometimes learning the car.
21. 01. 2016 22:37 CET 2 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Feeling really good. This was good for us last year too.
21. 01. 2016 22:34 CET 2 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Like Monte-Carlo, not so much to say. Everyone knows it is really difficult. You find some grip some where and in the next corner… The car is behaving really well. I am not 100% happy with what we are doing at the moment.We need to take a bit of time. I think it will be better in the daylight.
21. 01. 2016 22:31 CET 2 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): It was alright, I took it a bit too careful in the down hill. The gravel crew is doing a good job and I can really trust my pace notes. Good conditions but you have some ice to take you out.
21. 01. 2016 22:30 CET 2 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): We hit something on the first proper icy place. Suddenly we started to slide and we hit a stone or something. I thought we had damaged the suspension so I backed off. We'll get back to service.
21. 01. 2016 22:28 CET 2 (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): hit something and damaged suspension
21. 01. 2016 22:28 CET 2 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Happy to be here. Those were nice stages. The first one was fine, good grip. But this one a bit different. The last part is very slippery and icy. We just did the very beginning of the rally, I am pleased to be there.
21. 01. 2016 22:11 CET 2 Start of stage is again dry, but there are big parts of snow and ice on stage.
22. 01. 2016 00:35 CET 1 (108 - Dessi Marc / Dessi Vanessa): problems with engine
22. 01. 2016 00:34 CET 1 flash info (49 - Margaillan Matthieu / Degout Jérôme): I went off road in a field and lost 15 to 20 seconds.
22. 01. 2016 00:33 CET 1 (38 - Foulon Alain / Ferro Bernard): puncture
21. 01. 2016 21:47 CET 1 flash info (57 - Delecour François / De Castelli Sabrina): No problem but we are starting very far down the order and that's a big disadvantage in the dirty conditions. We caught the car ahead so we lost more and more time.
21. 01. 2016 21:29 CET 1 (65 - Koči Martin / Kostka Lukáš): puncture
21. 01. 2016 21:13 CET 1 flash info (41 - Bonato Yoann / Giraudet Denis): No problems but our choice of snow tyres for this one wasn't the best. Perhaps they will be better suited to the next stage.
21. 01. 2016 21:12 CET 1 flash info (46 - Ptaszek Hubert / Kozdroń Kamil): A crazy start - we caught the car in front of us.
21. 01. 2016 21:11 CET 1 flash info (42 - Suárez José António / Carrera Cándido): I don't know where it happened. I noticed it in the last 4 or 5 km.
21. 01. 2016 21:10 CET 1 (42 - Suárez José António / Carrera Cándido): puncture
21. 01. 2016 21:08 CET 1 (36 - Tempestini Simone / Chiarcossi Matteo): puncture
21. 01. 2016 21:07 CET 1 flash info (35 - Evans Elfyn / Parry Craig): I don't know what happened. There were no cuts but it went down straightaway and I've driven 15 km on it.
21. 01. 2016 21:06 CET 1 (35 - Evans Elfyn / Parry Craig): puncture
21. 01. 2016 21:04 CET 1 flash info (32 - Kremer Armin / Winklhofer Pirmin): Not bad. Some dirt, ice and mud in the road. Not easy but fun.
21. 01. 2016 21:04 CET 1 flash info (34 - Giordano Quentin / Sarreaud Valentin): The car is good, I lose at the middle of the stage, we have some ice in the middle of the road. Difficult with soft now on the ice.
21. 01. 2016 21:03 CET 1 flash info (33 - Maurin Julien / Veillas Benjamin): The stage was good, the first for us. The cars, the tyre. The road is clean but there is come part with the cut and some ice on the road.
21. 01. 2016 21:00 CET 1 flash info (6 - Camilli Eric / Klinger Nicolas): It was really hard. The car is really good, but I just have the problem with the downshift. It was not really so difficult.
21. 01. 2016 20:59 CET 1 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Scattolin Simone): It was not so bad, it was the grip, I lost more at the end.
21. 01. 2016 20:56 CET 1 flash info (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): It’s ok, we have to take a bit safe. Not bad start. I had four supersoft. Not bad, good.
21. 01. 2016 20:53 CET 1 flash info (8 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): It was not so bad, but after 5 kms I touch a big rock and I think I have a puncture with this. But for the first stage, not bad.
21. 01. 2016 20:52 CET 1 flash info (16 - Kubica Robert / Szczepaniak Maciej): It was good, no big drama’s, struggling with the grip but that is how it is. We are just driving and trying to enjoy. The conditions are not easy and struggling with the grip.
21. 01. 2016 20:49 CET 1 flash info (12 - Tänak Ott / Mõlder Raigo): Actually beginning was not so bad but at the end there was a lot of snow pulled on the road, really tricky. But I think we have a good rhythm, so not so bad.
21. 01. 2016 20:47 CET 1 flash info (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): Just taking it very easy, trying to feel our way into the conditions. One corner in 6 or 7 just throws you off.
21. 01. 2016 20:45 CET 1 flash info (4 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Just confidence, in some places, was very slippery but I did not attack too much. I feel in the car we did not drive very well. Everything is different and it is really difficult.
21. 01. 2016 20:45 CET 1 flash info (5 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): The conditions were quite tricky. My gravel notes were perfect but I struggled a bit. Now in stage mode I struggle a bit to understand my pace notes. It's going to take some time to get used to that.
21. 01. 2016 20:43 CET 1 flash info (3 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I got a lot of fog on the windscreen from the mid-stage so it was difficult to see. Dirty, the mud is coming onto the road so it is very slippery.
21. 01. 2016 20:42 CET 1 flash info (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): The car is really good, really good feeling, but I had a spin near the start of the stage, on a hairpin. I dug in on the inside and I maybe lost 7 or 8 seconds. 7 or 8 seconds is not going to lose this rally so I am happy.
21. 01. 2016 20:37 CET 1 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): It was an good start, considering I was 50 seconds behind on this stage last year, it is a big improvement. Some black ice in places and some really tricky conditions.
21. 01. 2016 20:35 CET 1 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Seb had a great stage, he had been driving really well. I did not take any risk. I would have been able to push more, it was not as slippery as I was afraid. I am happy for the start of the rally.
21. 01. 2016 20:34 CET 1 (7 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): spun
21. 01. 2016 20:33 CET 1 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): I was very cautious, The conditions are not too bad but some places are very slippery. For sure I could go faster, but I am here.
21. 01. 2016 20:18 CET 1 First part of stage is dry, then conditions are mixture of wet and damp. With temperature below zero, lot of chances for ice.
23. 01. 2016 10:29 CET (10 - Paddon Hayden / Kennard John): spun
22. 01. 2016 11:47 CET flash info (17 - Bouffier Bryan / Bellotto Victor): Tricky for sure, not easy to find the proper pace. We try to improve. The beginning is quite okay with quite good grip. The end is a fast high speed part.