Orlen Rally Poland 2017

Information

Date and time SS Information
29. 06. 2017 09:24 CET Shakedown Stage continue.
29. 06. 2017 09:10 CET Shakedown Stage stopped, ambulance on the road.
30. 06. 2017 18:47 CET 9 flash info (44 - Bonato Yoann / Boulloud Benjamin): My first time in conditions like this. Sometimes the ruts were so deep it felt like I was in a bobsleigh.
30. 06. 2017 18:47 CET 9 flash info (43 - Andolfi Fabio / Fenoli Manuel): I don't have a good set up for these conditions. I'm not satisfied.
30. 06. 2017 18:31 CET 9 flash info (42 - Chuchała Wojciech / Rozwadowski Sebastian): On the stage before we destroyed a bit the front of the car in the ruts and we have no proper engine protection. So here we were very careful - worried we might not get to the finish. All ok though.
30. 06. 2017 18:31 CET 9 flash info (40 - Gilbert Quentin / Jamoul Renaud): I hate this stage. The worst of the stages for me with lots of high-speed ruts. Ok, one more stage to go, I must drive, drive, drive.
30. 06. 2017 18:19 CET 9 flash info (32 - Guerra Benito / Cue Daniel): Alex, my engineer, has given me a good set-up this afternoon and I've enjoyed a lot. So difficult, but I'm having a good day. It looks like P4 tonight. We'll keep pushing tomorrow.
30. 06. 2017 18:19 CET 9 flash info (34 - Veiby Ole Christian / Skjærmoen Stig Rune): A really, really good day for us. One stage to go and hopefully I will lead at the end of day one. I like these stages. An enjoyable day.
30. 06. 2017 18:18 CET 9 flash info (31 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): Quite fun. The car is jumping about sideways. Just flat out. Hard to find the rhythm. A good fight with Ole Christian. I need to find the balance between fighting and safety.
30. 06. 2017 18:05 CET 9 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): In the end I missed a junction and needed to reverse. A small mistake in the muddy braking. The afternoon loop has been good. Tomorrow I need to continue our good work without mistakes.
30. 06. 2017 18:04 CET 9 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): A difficult day but we didn't do any big mistakes.
30. 06. 2017 18:04 CET 9 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Not better and not worse than this morning. A better day tomorrow - hopefully.
30. 06. 2017 18:04 CET 9 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Very deep ruts. And I noticed a puncture on the start so I was careful in every left-hand corner not to take the tyre off the rim.
30. 06. 2017 17:51 CET 9 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): This one went with the flow of the rest of them today - terrible. I just want to get back to service now and have a reset. My plan for tomorrow? Do better.
30. 06. 2017 17:48 CET 9 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): Not satisfied, we are losing quite a lot. We know what to do tomorrow - today I was too low on the second pass.
30. 06. 2017 17:45 CET 9 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): The conditions are more even this afternoon. I'm looking forward hopefully to some drier weather tomorrow so we can enjoy these stages.
30. 06. 2017 17:45 CET 9 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Not great, obviously. In this stage I don't think I've even been so far off the pace or had such big slides. We know it's just down to what we have available on the day. We have to get through it and wait for our day.
30. 06. 2017 17:44 CET 9 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): A little better than this morning. Still slippery but a more natural feeling.
30. 06. 2017 17:35 CET 9 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): The afternoon I'm struggling in the ruts. I can't get the car to turn in. I haven't tested this car enough in these conditions.
30. 06. 2017 17:35 CET 9 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It's still Friday so I'm not on the limit. Some extreme conditions this afternoon so no need to go all out for the moment. It's still very early, for sure we need to keep close. Tomorrow is a long day with new stages.
30. 06. 2017 17:34 CET 9 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Really, really tricky. We are suffering with our road position. Ok, we gained a bit in the morning but we lose in the afternoon. When I push the car behaves well. I've done a good stage.
30. 06. 2017 17:28 CET 9 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Like the whole afternoon I'm on the limit. I pushed as hard as I can. We have to analyse why, but I can't go faster. I was hoping for better today but the conditions in the afternoon didn't help me.
30. 06. 2017 15:31 CET 9 Stage will be delayed for 5 minutes.
30. 06. 2017 18:32 CET 8 retired (94 - Foulon Alain / Delarche Gilles): retired in SS 8
30. 06. 2017 17:38 CET 8 retired (35 - Greensmith Gus / Parry Craig): accident in SS 8
30. 06. 2017 17:28 CET 8 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): At the beginning it was good but later I was sliding a lot in the ruts. Still, quite an okay time. I'm feeling comfortable. Still learning.
30. 06. 2017 17:19 CET 8 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): The ride height was too low. I lose some seconds with this mistake.
30. 06. 2017 17:19 CET 8 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It feels a bit better. I'm sure everybody has said the conditions are difficult - and they are. It was horrible this morning and I would say horrible again this afternoon.
30. 06. 2017 17:19 CET 8 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): We've got the suspension working a bit better. When I don't get any surprises from the car, and the grip is more constant, then I get back to my normal driving again. I'm happy with the changes we've made.
30. 06. 2017 17:19 CET 8 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): A really terrible feeling, to be honest. I'm constantly, constantly afraid of crashing. Not nice on roads like this.
30. 06. 2017 17:18 CET 8 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): Quite rutted in here. We tried to raise the car before the stage but the dampers were covered in mud and we couldn't do it.
30. 06. 2017 17:18 CET 8 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): It's ok. A bit different. The stage was a bit rutted. Today is all about keeping it smooth."
30. 06. 2017 16:59 CET 8 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): These conditions are a bit better - you can drive and control the car. Here I have more feeling in the road.
30. 06. 2017 16:53 CET 8 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I was too much afraid of the slippy places because I had a moment on the previous stage. I was just too cautious.
30. 06. 2017 16:53 CET 8 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): Thierry was pushing. I tried not to take any risks. It's difficult to understand what's happening. I'm happy like this.
30. 06. 2017 16:53 CET 8 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I had a push. Not easy, there are no lines. I tried to follow Seb's lines in a couple of corners, but when I got off it was really slippery. For sure the road will be better for the cars behind.
30. 06. 2017 16:52 CET 8 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): I tried. The first one maybe I was too defensive, but here I tried everything. It's impossible. For sure I'm going to lose time but I pushed everything I could.
30. 06. 2017 15:30 CET 8 Stage will be delayed for 5 minutes.
30. 06. 2017 16:54 CET 7 retired (38 - Ptaszek Hubert / Szczepaniak Maciej): retired in SS 7
30. 06. 2017 16:26 CET 7 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): Really fastest? Ok, it was a clean run. The conditions are different to the first loop. That's good but we still have a lot of things to improve. It's just one stage and I want more.
30. 06. 2017 16:19 CET 7 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): The grip was better than I expected.
30. 06. 2017 16:18 CET 7 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It was ok. We made quite big changes in service and it seems to be working well. We changed something on the diff and it has helped with the turn-in.
30. 06. 2017 16:18 CET 7 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): The car feels better now. The team made some changes in service and now I have much more feeling for the grip. No surprises in the driving.
30. 06. 2017 16:11 CET 7 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Shocking. We made a couple of setup changes but we'll make a couple more now.
30. 06. 2017 16:11 CET 7 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): It's not easy on the car - deep ruts and so muddy. I don't know where we will end up.
30. 06. 2017 16:11 CET 7 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): We made some set up changes in service and they have transformed the car. I'm much more comfortable. What changes? Many changes...
30. 06. 2017 16:04 CET 7 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): I didn't think it was possible, but it was worse than this morning.
30. 06. 2017 16:04 CET 7 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): It's totally stupid to drive like this. You can't drive. It's like a lottery.
30. 06. 2017 15:58 CET 7 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Horrendous. Absolutely terrible. The grip is really, really low. The car is going from side to side. It's amazing that we are here.
30. 06. 2017 15:53 CET 7 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): The conditions are something crazy. It's difficult to understand what is happening - it's so slippery and rutted. Maybe the conditions are going to get better for those behind.
30. 06. 2017 15:51 CET 7 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): A lot of standing water in the ruts. I tried to avoid most of them. A good stage, but there is no line. We are cleaning the road to benefit the guys behind.
30. 06. 2017 15:49 CET 7 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Terrible. Undriveable. A lot of water in the ruts now. It's really, really hard.
30. 06. 2017 15:30 CET 7 Stage will be delayed for 5 minutes.
29. 06. 2017 08:38 CET 7 Stage is shortened from finish for 0,91 km.
30. 06. 2017 13:50 CET 6 Stage is cancelled due to spectators safety reasons.
30. 06. 2017 12:14 CET 5 flash info (44 - Bonato Yoann / Boulloud Benjamin): We are on the mountain of hell.
30. 06. 2017 12:13 CET 5 flash info (43 - Andolfi Fabio / Fenoli Manuel): Not so good for us. We have an electronic problem with the gearbox.
30. 06. 2017 12:05 CET 5 flash info (42 - Chuchała Wojciech / Rozwadowski Sebastian): A big problem because I could not see anything - the windscreen was completely steamed up. Very easy to hit rocks here.
30. 06. 2017 12:00 CET 5 flash info (38 - Ptaszek Hubert / Szczepaniak Maciej): This is only the morning of the first day so I am taking it carefully. I've never driven in conditions like this. This is a good warm up for GB.
30. 06. 2017 12:00 CET 5 flash info (36 - Heller Pedro / Olmos Pablo): We were doing a very good rally but here we hit a bale and lost a lot of time. We will continue.
30. 06. 2017 12:00 CET 5 flash info (35 - Greensmith Gus / Parry Craig): The boot opened. I couldn't hear a single thing and I overshot one corner. Terrible. A stupid mistake but ok, it's happened now.
30. 06. 2017 11:59 CET 5 flash info (32 - Guerra Benito / Cue Daniel): We were a bit confused in the pace notes at the beginning here.
30. 06. 2017 11:59 CET 5 flash info (34 - Veiby Ole Christian / Skjærmoen Stig Rune): For sure happy to be leading. This was the most difficult stage of the day so far. In some places I had no control - unbelievable.
30. 06. 2017 11:59 CET 5 flash info (31 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): It's been difficult and I've struggled to find a good rhythm. So much rain in there that the wipers couldn't go fast enough. Aquaplaning everywhere. The last time I drove in conditions like this was in Wales.
30. 06. 2017 11:31 CET 5 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): Getting muddier and muddier all the time. At least service now will give us a small break.
30. 06. 2017 11:30 CET 5 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): A horrible stage. I went off a bit. After that I just tried to keep the car on the road.
30. 06. 2017 11:30 CET 5 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): We tried to push a bit but in a right-hander we went out a bit and hit a tree stump. That's it basically.
30. 06. 2017 11:30 CET 5 (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): was out of road
30. 06. 2017 11:29 CET 5 (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): damaged wheel
30. 06. 2017 11:15 CET 5 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): Nothing special. Muddy sections and really fast. Sometimes my braking was on the limit.
30. 06. 2017 11:14 CET 5 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): The first section wasn't bad. The rain had almost stopped but then it started again and the surface was immediately more muddy and slippery. Conditions should be more consistent for all of us this afternoon.
30. 06. 2017 11:14 CET 5 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): I'm gutted, absolutely gutted. We wanted a good rally here. It's a shame it happened so early. The other guys will have the benefit of a high-speed pass this morning. We were in road mode.
30. 06. 2017 11:05 CET 5 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Tricky. Hard to know where the grip is. More of the same, really.
30. 06. 2017 11:05 CET 5 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): I spun. I arrived at a corner and there was no grip. When conditions are like this it is better to stay on the road. It is not very comfortable in there.
30. 06. 2017 11:02 CET 5 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): One wiper broke on stage four and is a little bit distracting. We changed them from side to side so my one is working.
30. 06. 2017 11:00 CET 5 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I stalled on the start line. The engine was weak on the start. What can we do?
30. 06. 2017 10:59 CET 5 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Yeah, it was better. I was quite committed apart from one or two corners when I got the braking wrong. Otherwise I pushed hard in places - especially when I knew I would only go off into fields.
30. 06. 2017 10:59 CET 5 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It's still quick here even if it's wet. A difficult morning for everyone I think but I expect the second loop will be harder. First on the road has been not such a bad position to be in, but it's still not been an easy morning.
30. 06. 2017 12:01 CET 4 retired (61 - Astier Raphaël / Vauclare Frédéric): retired in SS 4
30. 06. 2017 12:01 CET 4 retired (33 - Tempestini Simone / Bernacchini Giovanni): retired in SS 4
30. 06. 2017 11:04 CET 4 (33 - Tempestini Simone / Bernacchini Giovanni): stopped in stage
30. 06. 2017 10:44 CET 4 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): The feeling was better in here. Ok, there was no grip all but at least it was consistent. We try things on the car but it doesn't seem to change a lot.
30. 06. 2017 10:44 CET 4 retired (12 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): broken wheel in SS 4
30. 06. 2017 10:40 CET 4 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Yes, I saw a wheel was damaged - not in the right direction. For me it was very difficult stage. We made a very good set up for the dry but it looks like it isn't working in the wet.
30. 06. 2017 10:37 CET 4 (12 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): stopped in stage
30. 06. 2017 10:37 CET 4 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): A bit frustrating when you see the times of the top guys. I tried, but I'm losing quite a lot.
30. 06. 2017 10:36 CET 4 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): It's getting more slippery with every single car. You can't fight physics. Full credit to Esapekka behind, he's doing a better job than we are here.
30. 06. 2017 10:36 CET 4 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): I've managed to make myself dirty, that's all. Two wheel drive, but at the wrong end. I have front-wheel-drive. It's an absolute disaster.
30. 06. 2017 10:36 CET 4 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Tough for us. We have to keep doing what we can. It's really risky for us, we have okay grip at one point and then nothing. It's hard to know how much to commit.
30. 06. 2017 10:35 CET 4 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): I can't manage the grip. For me it's difficult to go fast because the grip is not consistent and I don't like that. This stage was a little more constant. A tricky rally for the moment, but I'm still on the road so I'm happy.
30. 06. 2017 10:35 CET 4 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I have a good feeling with the car. The conditions are difficult. Some sections good grip, some sections slippery. You have to think ahead.
30. 06. 2017 10:35 CET 4 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): A tricky, tricky stage but normally I go quite okay in here. I drove a bit faster.
30. 06. 2017 10:11 CET 4 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Nothing special. I just tried to control. There are places I can be faster but at the moment I don't need to. I don't want to make any stupid mistakes.
30. 06. 2017 10:09 CET 4 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): This is all about daring to take risks. I'm happy with my drive but it's hard to be on the limit.
30. 06. 2017 09:55 CET 3 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): This time the driving was good, I can be happy with that. I know where I can go faster. I think the stages are getting more and more muddy. A lot of wheel spin.
30. 06. 2017 09:55 CET 3 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): I didn't take any risks in here and the time is not so bad. I struggled for traction.
30. 06. 2017 09:54 CET 3 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): The rain is increasing a lot now. It's very difficult with water in the lines and mud everywhere. Like on Tarmac, there is no grip left.
30. 06. 2017 09:54 CET 3 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I find it very hard. The car is understeering in some corners and oversteering in others.
30. 06. 2017 09:40 CET 3 flash info (12 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): A small error with the pace note reading. Janne jumped one line and I didn't know where to go for a moment. It's ok - we are still here.
30. 06. 2017 09:40 CET 3 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): This was better than the first one, but it's still difficult to guess what the grip will be like in any corner.
30. 06. 2017 09:39 CET 3 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): I'm struggling for any confidence. You can't read the grip levels here. I'm not doing a very good job in these conditions.
30. 06. 2017 09:39 CET 3 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): There is nothing I can do to fix it. We took out the driveshaft but couldn't get it back in. We've locked the diff and are just checking our notes before the repeat pass.
30. 06. 2017 09:27 CET 3 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Really hard for us. I was surprised at the amount of grip in the first half but in the second half, when the road turns black, I was getting caught out in the mud.
30. 06. 2017 09:26 CET 3 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): You can imagine it is very difficult. I don't have mechanical feeling when it is so wet and muddy. I'm trying all I can.
30. 06. 2017 09:20 CET 3 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): So fast time is surprising because I didn't think I was driving so well. The grip is changing so much
30. 06. 2017 09:17 CET 3 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It went a bit better than the first stage. A bit of a better feeling but still tricky.
30. 06. 2017 09:17 CET 3 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Much more grip than I expected on the first part and less at the end. I struggled to find a good rhythm. I was too slow at the start.
30. 06. 2017 09:16 CET 3 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Tricky. It's going to be a long day I think. A lot of grip changes and the road is hard to read. You cannot be on the limit. At the end I was too careful.
29. 06. 2017 08:37 CET 3 Stage is shortened from finish for 0,91 km.
02. 07. 2017 13:29 CET 23 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I'm really happy. We've been strong in the last couple of rallies. Our main goal was to catch points on Ogier and we've done two events in a row. Closing up the gap is a good achievement. He's still the man to beat. For the last five rallies we've had to battle until the very last part of event stage. It was really, really tough. Here I was happy to finish the last stage a bit more relaxed with a bigger margin. The end of the championship will be really interesting and tough.
02. 07. 2017 13:15 CET 23 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): A big relief. It feels like a win. You have no idea how hard this year has been. Huge thanks to the team, they've been really patient. This takes a lot of pressure off.
02. 07. 2017 13:10 CET 23 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): The front splitter lip was damaged so the car is not at the optimum. I'm just happy to finish. Not a deserved podium, but that's how it is sometimes and you have to take it. I'm sorry for Ott, he did a fantastic job, super quick. Such as shame it ended like this for him.
02. 07. 2017 13:04 CET 23 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): I can be positive, fourth place is good and I'm happy to score good manufacturers and drivers points. But for me, fourth is not what I expected. I want more, for next rally I will try to do my best.
02. 07. 2017 13:00 CET 23 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): I don't know what happened, I lost the rear - in the same place as Tanak I think - but I was able to keep the car on the road. Very disappointing to make a mistake in the last stage.
02. 07. 2017 12:57 CET 23 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): I think this has been the best rally of my career so far! Thanks to my team and my engineer. I'm very happy. I have a good confidence with the car.
02. 07. 2017 12:54 CET 23 (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): spun
02. 07. 2017 12:53 CET 23 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Not a perfect stage but I enjoyed the jumps at the end.
02. 07. 2017 12:53 CET 23 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): We wanted to stay in front if we could for the manufacturers points. That's good, but this has been a tough and long weekend. Hopefully there is some sunshine on its way and we can look forward to the next rally.
02. 07. 2017 12:46 CET 23 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I had good focus for this stage, but there was a little rain at the beginning and it was more slippery than I though. I went wide and lost some speed there. If the rain keeps going maybe it will be more difficult for the guys behind. Despite the retirement it has been a great weekend in many ways. The car and the speed have been good.
02. 07. 2017 12:40 CET 23 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): We gave it a go. This stage is much more enjoyable with better grip. A clean stage and I'm happy to end the rally like this.
02. 07. 2017 12:39 CET 23 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): No big fight here. It's tenth or eleventh place.
02. 07. 2017 12:39 CET 23 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): This rally has been one of the most difficult of my life. We all worked hard but it's been tough. This rally has knocked my confidence. I have a big test now before Finland - I must remember the podium we got there last year.
02. 07. 2017 12:11 CET 23 The first nine cars will start at four-minute intervals. Ogier, Paddon and Neuville at five-minute intervals.
02. 07. 2017 12:00 CET 23 Running order: 1.Breen, 2.Hänninen, 3.Mikkelsen, 4.Latvala, 5.Evans, 6.Østberg, 7.Lefebvre, 8.Suninen, 9.Sordo, 10.Ogier, 11.Paddon, 12.Neuville
02. 07. 2017 12:13 CET 22 (72 - Folb Terry / Guieu Christopher): puncture
02. 07. 2017 12:10 CET 22 (71 - Solans Nil / Ibañez Miquel): puncture
02. 07. 2017 11:38 CET 22 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): One more stage to go. I took it quite calm in here compared to this morning. I felt well. I won't push on the Power Stage. There is no need to take risks. After previous stage I congratulated to Ott for the job he did before the crash. He is one driver that is hard to beat.
02. 07. 2017 11:37 CET 22 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): I'm sorry for Ott, it was a big battle there. He's obviously got the speed and it's going to be a big fight in Finland. We're just tying to have a clean rally. One more stage to go.
02. 07. 2017 11:37 CET 22 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Yeah, into a field. Really strange, in a fast corner the rear just snapped and kicked me off into a field. I have to go.
02. 07. 2017 11:37 CET 22 (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): was out of road
02. 07. 2017 11:37 CET 22 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Like yesterday it happened in the ruts, 3 km from the end.
02. 07. 2017 11:36 CET 22 (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): puncture
02. 07. 2017 11:36 CET 22 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): An ok time. Not the best, but in the ruts our sump guard was touching the ground a lot.
02. 07. 2017 11:36 CET 22 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): Better, but the ride height was wrong - we touched the sump guard a lot. Now we focus on the last stage. I think points are possible.
02. 07. 2017 11:35 CET 22 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It's drying up. Cleaning quite a lot now.
02. 07. 2017 11:35 CET 22 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Quite rough but drier than I expected. All in all not so bad.
02. 07. 2017 11:35 CET 22 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): We pushed hard now. Let's see what the other guys can do but that's pretty much the maximum for the moment.
02. 07. 2017 11:35 CET 22 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): Quite deeps ruts, no big surprise. Maybe the next one will be the same?
02. 07. 2017 11:34 CET 22 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): A hell of a lot easier than the first pass. It's dried up a lot.
02. 07. 2017 10:19 CET 21 flash info (40 - Gilbert Quentin / Jamoul Renaud): We did a mistake. We hit something, stopped the engine and had to reverse. Ok though, no damage to the car I think.
02. 07. 2017 10:12 CET 21 flash info (91 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): I missed two braking points and had to reverse twice.
02. 07. 2017 10:11 CET 21 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): Martin Järveoja: Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win.
02. 07. 2017 10:10 CET 21 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It happened in the only muddy place in the forest. I hit a bank with the rear and it pulled the front into a tree. That's it. You need to push hard if you want to win.
02. 07. 2017 10:10 CET 21 retired (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): retired after SS 21
02. 07. 2017 10:10 CET 21 retired (23 - Raoux Jean-Michel / Magat Laurent): accident in SS 21
02. 07. 2017 09:58 CET 21 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I'm sorry for him. He did an unbelievable rally. Many people in here told me he was going to go off so I took it steady in here and I managed. It feels good.
02. 07. 2017 09:50 CET 21 (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): He completes and is out of the car. The engine stops and Ott and his co-driver Martin have to push the car out of the time control.
02. 07. 2017 09:50 CET 21 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): A nice Sunday drive. Managing the gap.
02. 07. 2017 09:50 CET 21 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): For sure we are not pushing. The only place we will is the Power Stage.
02. 07. 2017 09:49 CET 21 (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): was out of road
02. 07. 2017 09:47 CET 21 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): There is a big tree on the outside of a very slippery right-hander near the start.
02. 07. 2017 09:47 CET 21 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): I stalled. I don't know what happened. Pretty good otherwise.
02. 07. 2017 09:46 CET 21 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): My fault - we worked on the car before the stage. The tools were under my feet - I lost my concentration.
02. 07. 2017 09:46 CET 21 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): I liked the jump! Difficult conditions though. Some big moments - even though I was on the safe side. I'm glad I'm not pushing to the limit.
02. 07. 2017 09:46 CET 21 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): A bit better overall, more sandy but still treacherous.
02. 07. 2017 09:46 CET 21 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): No grip in a braking [zone] and I just went straight. It was so slippery. I thought I braked early but I was just sliding.
02. 07. 2017 09:45 CET 21 (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): missed junction
02. 07. 2017 09:45 CET 21 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): The grip is changing a lot.
02. 07. 2017 09:45 CET 21 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): That's actually not so bad. I made a few changes beforehand. I don't know if it was those or the road conditions that made the difference but I had a bit more confidence.
02. 07. 2017 09:48 CET 20 retired (45 - Jeets Raul / Sikk Kuldar): retired in SS 20
02. 07. 2017 09:05 CET 20 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Very demanding at the start. An amazing job from Ott - I take my hat off to him. We are in a different position - only the Power Stage to fight for.
02. 07. 2017 09:05 CET 20 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It's ok. I didn't take any risks in this one. Fast and smooth. I could have done more but in these conditions I didn't want to go off. I will continue in my rhythm and let's see where it gets us.
02. 07. 2017 09:04 CET 20 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): I tried my best but it was so slippery. In many places I was lucky to get back in the lines just in time. I'm sure it will be close.
02. 07. 2017 09:04 CET 20 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): I'm taking it really easy, almost like a recce. Keeping it neat and tidy. Those guys behind are in for an exciting ride. It will be interesting see what happens.
02. 07. 2017 09:04 CET 20 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): So much fun. Super tricky, some corners absolutely no grip. Not the best conditions to be fighting for the win. And I'm pushing too, I'm not completely safe, Dani is close behind.
02. 07. 2017 09:03 CET 20 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): It was difficult and I lost a bit of time. It was very slippery and muddy, very easy to make a mistake.
02. 07. 2017 09:03 CET 20 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): Crazy stage. No grip at all. The last part was better. The time was ok.
02. 07. 2017 09:03 CET 20 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): Very slippy. I tried to push but nearly went off in the second corner. After that I was more calm.
02. 07. 2017 09:03 CET 20 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Quite nice, a clean dry line, I enjoyed it.
02. 07. 2017 09:02 CET 20 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Completely undriveable at the beginning. I just had to get it through.
02. 07. 2017 09:02 CET 20 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): We had a moment near the start and we nearly slipped off. After that I lost the confidence - I was too cautious.
02. 07. 2017 09:02 CET 20 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): It's difficult to describe. The first part is nothing like driving a rally. So slippery - oy oy! It will be interesting on the second pass through. On Friday we thought it couldn't get any worse.
02. 07. 2017 09:01 CET 20 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Horrific. Really, really slippery. Worse even than we saw on Friday. I had a couple of moments early on and they really knocked my confidence.
02. 07. 2017 09:01 CET 20 Weather in Mikolajki is cloudy and rainy, temperature around 13˚C.
30. 06. 2017 09:15 CET 2 retired (46 - Pryce Osian / Furniss Dale): accident in SS 2
30. 06. 2017 08:00 CET 2 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): I stalled the engine in the first junction. The rest of the stage was better. I enjoy the car but I need to improve my driving and avoid mistakes.
30. 06. 2017 07:59 CET 2 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): Everything is ok. I touched one bale on the front right, but I think it's ok.
30. 06. 2017 07:58 CET 2 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It's horrible.
30. 06. 2017 07:53 CET 2 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Very, very hard. So slippery - especially under braking.
30. 06. 2017 07:53 CET 2 flash info (12 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): The engine problem was fine - just a mapping issue. It's going to be a tough day - it's so slippery in places. All the braking and entries are mainly completely mud. The car is like a boat - I'm just sailing and hoping. I have to be cautious, put it a lot sideways and try to survice.
30. 06. 2017 07:50 CET 2 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): Slippy. Really difficult and muddy.
30. 06. 2017 07:50 CET 2 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): We have absolutely no chance with this road position. It's so slippery, like ice, no grip. I can't worry about the guys ahead, we'll just do the best job we can.
30. 06. 2017 07:50 CET 2 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): It feels like two-wheel-drive. Something is broken in the transmission.
30. 06. 2017 07:49 CET 2 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): A few mistakes here and there but generally it's just impossible to drive. Am I dreading the rest of the day? If the weather stays like this then yes.
30. 06. 2017 07:49 CET 2 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): I missed the first junction. It was very slippery and I didn't have a lot of confidence.
30. 06. 2017 07:48 CET 2 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It's not much better. Ok, you can see a little bit of the braking lines, but in the small roads under the trees it is very difficult. In the open areas the grip is more consistent.
30. 06. 2017 07:48 CET 2 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It's getting very muddy and I missed a bit one junction on the tarmac - I went straight on.
30. 06. 2017 07:48 CET 2 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): So many surprises! The braking is so slippy, I went against the bank a coupe of times. There's no grip at all. It will be difficult for the guys behind.
30. 06. 2017 07:47 CET 2 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It's tricky, really slippery in some sections. The same for all of us though. We expected these conditions. The grip is low.
30. 06. 2017 07:47 CET 2 Weather in Mikolajki is cloudy and rainy, temperature around 17˚C.
01. 07. 2017 19:39 CET 19 Stage will be delayed for 11 minutes.
01. 07. 2017 18:43 CET 18 flash info (31 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): No drama. With just one spare tyre I'm being careful to avoid punctures. The fight with Veiby is over now, we just need to get through. If we can manage to take second place here it would be good for the championship.
01. 07. 2017 18:43 CET 18 flash info (34 - Veiby Ole Christian / Skjærmoen Stig Rune): For sure a good day. A shame that me and Pontus both got punctures on the previous stage. On this one it's just about driving around every stone and avoiding any punctures. It's been a good fight, and to be beating Pontus is something I am very proud of.
01. 07. 2017 18:27 CET 18 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I got a lot of rain in the last 5km and before that the asphalt section was wet. I struggled like hell. I pushed very hard but the rain was unnecessary and I was very unlucky. Can I hold Tanak off tomorrow? We will see.
01. 07. 2017 18:27 CET 18 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It was difficult on the big jump. I tired to be very very clean with no mistakes. That's the best I can do. Tomorrow anything is possible.
01. 07. 2017 18:26 CET 18 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): There is some kind of engine thing we are working on. It is not stable, let's say, but it's working more often than it's not.
01. 07. 2017 18:26 CET 18 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): I took it a bit easy here - especially at the start. A very enjoyable day. I'm happy with what we've done. The podium is more than we expected. Sorry for Jari-Matti but now we will do everything we can to protect the position.
01. 07. 2017 18:26 CET 18 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): It happened near the end, I was lucky. A big rock in the line.
01. 07. 2017 18:26 CET 18 (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): puncture
01. 07. 2017 18:25 CET 18 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): We are not fast in the ruts. I need to think about how I can be faster in them tomorrow.
01. 07. 2017 18:25 CET 18 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): Nothing special. In the deep ruts it's really difficult to keep the same speed. We lose quite a lot of energy there.
01. 07. 2017 18:25 CET 18 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): Something is not working well with the rear diff. I do not take big risks.
01. 07. 2017 18:24 CET 18 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): A bit of a distraction, but I think it's just noisy and nothing serious.
01. 07. 2017 18:24 CET 18 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Still not ideal for us in here - too sandy. It is what it is.
01. 07. 2017 18:24 CET 18 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Generally the feeling is getting better and better, but I have destroyed my front splitter here so it's more difficult to drive.
01. 07. 2017 18:23 CET 18 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): It's hard to get the confidence back again. I'm trying to build it stage-by-stage but it's not easy opening the road. Still a lot of room for improvement. I don't feel I'm at 50 per cent of what I can do.
01. 07. 2017 14:04 CET 18 Start will be delayed for 11 minutes.
01. 07. 2017 19:39 CET 17 retired (33 - Tempestini Simone / Bernacchini Giovanni): retired after SS 17
01. 07. 2017 17:46 CET 17 flash info (31 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): It exploded in a corner 10km before the end. Maybe something I hit. That's life.
01. 07. 2017 17:45 CET 17 (31 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): puncture
01. 07. 2017 17:45 CET 17 flash info (34 - Veiby Ole Christian / Skjærmoen Stig Rune): I don't believe it. I didn't hit anything. It happened after 7 km. I pushed on and had a few moments.
01. 07. 2017 17:45 CET 17 (34 - Veiby Ole Christian / Skjærmoen Stig Rune): puncture
01. 07. 2017 17:33 CET 17 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I need to keep it on the road. We saw Ogier with problems too so we need to keep up the push - a win is possible.
01. 07. 2017 17:30 CET 17 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It's very risky. It's very difficult. What can we do without wing? It just came off on a straight on previous stage.
01. 07. 2017 17:28 CET 17 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): We are fighting a little bit. There is something wrong on the engine. We had to do some work. Now all is fine I hope.
01. 07. 2017 17:27 CET 17 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): It didn't feel so good here. Trying to make too many corrections in the ruts.
01. 07. 2017 17:27 CET 17 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): I make a big mistake in a hairpin - I arrived flat out! I knew the place very well - I just tried to brake later.
01. 07. 2017 17:27 CET 17 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): I was too careful in the ruts. Last year I was here in an R5 car. In this car I can go much faster in them.
01. 07. 2017 17:27 CET 17 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): Better now.
01. 07. 2017 17:26 CET 17 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): I tried to keep the maximum right to the end - I touched some grass in the last corner. It's ok. A strong day.
01. 07. 2017 17:26 CET 17 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Not rough but a lot of deep lines. You are not really driving. It's a bit dodgy.
01. 07. 2017 17:26 CET 17 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Definitely better. Probably the best stage of the loop for us. The most abrasive.
01. 07. 2017 17:26 CET 17 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Everything was fine. All good.
01. 07. 2017 17:25 CET 17 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Not so bad. The car was fine in this stage no cutting out. I'm getting good experience of being first on the road for the future. Big ruts but no rocks.
01. 07. 2017 14:04 CET 17 Start will be delayed for 11 minutes.
01. 07. 2017 17:02 CET 16 retired (80 - Lindholm Emil / Tuominen Tomi): retired in SS 16
01. 07. 2017 16:39 CET 16 retired (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): retired in SS 16
01. 07. 2017 16:10 CET 16 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It happened 2 km in.
01. 07. 2017 16:10 CET 16 (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): puncture
01. 07. 2017 16:07 CET 16 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It just flew off. I saw Jari-Matti parked on the road side.
01. 07. 2017 16:06 CET 16 (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): missing rear wing
01. 07. 2017 16:03 CET 16 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): No punctures this time. A nice stage, not so rough as the first one.
01. 07. 2017 16:02 CET 16 (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): stopped in SS
01. 07. 2017 16:02 CET 16 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Unbelievable stage. Flat out everywhere. A big push.
01. 07. 2017 16:01 CET 16 (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): was out of road
01. 07. 2017 16:00 CET 16 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): I had a slow puncture halfway in the previous stage. This was okay, not as rough as I expected. Engine is ok now.
01. 07. 2017 16:00 CET 16 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): I was a bit surprised in a places.
01. 07. 2017 16:00 CET 16 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Beautiful stage. I enjoyed it. Dark clouds now, a few drops of rain on the windscreen.
01. 07. 2017 16:00 CET 16 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Not so bad. A lot more enjoyable to drive in the afternoon. A few spots of rain in there.
01. 07. 2017 15:59 CET 16 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Better. We raised the car so the ride height was correct. I have to say I'm happy - a clean stage for us.
01. 07. 2017 15:59 CET 16 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): A small electrical problem, the car cut out and I had to restart it. Very strange.
01. 07. 2017 14:04 CET 16 Start will be delayed for 11 minutes.
29. 06. 2017 08:36 CET 16 Stage is shortened from finish for 3,04 km.
01. 07. 2017 17:11 CET 15 retired (36 - Heller Pedro / Olmos Pablo): retired after SS 15
01. 07. 2017 14:59 CET 15 (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): puncture
01. 07. 2017 14:58 CET 15 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I tried to push a bit in here. The car felt good, the road is very rough but I feel comfortable. Now I have to continue.
01. 07. 2017 14:58 CET 15 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): The fight with Neuville is enjoyable but the roads are extremely difficult. It's so hard to understand where the rough places are. The grip is consistently high.
01. 07. 2017 14:58 CET 15 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): The car feels better but I can't tell you what I've done. A scary moment less than 1km before the finish when I went sideways in a rut - I thought it was going to roll.
01. 07. 2017 14:58 CET 15 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Certainly better than this morning. Well done to the team, they have done fantastic job and now we are back to normal speed.
01. 07. 2017 14:57 CET 15 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): Just trying to enjoy it. There's quite a big gap ahead and behind us. No point trying be a hero.
01. 07. 2017 14:57 CET 15 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): That's a good thing. It was clean, but difficult to drive flat out in the ruts - you can lose it really easily.
01. 07. 2017 14:57 CET 15 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Exactly the same same set-up as before. We were a bit afraid of the rain. The car felt quite soft in here.
01. 07. 2017 14:56 CET 15 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): A lot better than the morning. We are a lot closer to where we want to be. All okay. We're going to keep on getting the car round, and hoping for some dry conditions later.
01. 07. 2017 14:56 CET 15 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Conditions are much better now. There are lots of ruts that we can use to our advantage. We could have used them more but I didn't want to risk a puncture. A little bit give and take.
01. 07. 2017 14:56 CET 15 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): The stage looks okay, manky dry but some of the ruts and bits and bobs were tricky. We made a couple of small changes in service. I was a bit lost before.
01. 07. 2017 14:04 CET 15 Start will be delayed for 11 minutes.
01. 07. 2017 13:26 CET 14 flash info (32 - Guerra Benito / Cue Daniel): Now we hope the team can fix it and give us a good car for the afternoon.
01. 07. 2017 13:26 CET 14 flash info (40 - Gilbert Quentin / Jamoul Renaud): Everything is working well. We work hard. This was the worst stage in the loop.
01. 07. 2017 13:26 CET 14 flash info (92 - Loubet Pierre-Louis / Landais Vincent): We lose the podium - maybe five minutes. We have broken suspension from previous stage.
01. 07. 2017 13:25 CET 14 flash info (31 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): It felt like a good stage but okay, he was very quick. We need to check in service what we can do.
01. 07. 2017 13:25 CET 14 flash info (34 - Veiby Ole Christian / Skjærmoen Stig Rune): Definitely the most difficult stage of the day. A lot of sand. I lost my car out of the ruts in a couple of places. I'm really, really trying. We'll see how Pontus does.
01. 07. 2017 12:53 CET 14 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Now I start pushing a bit more. I get the feeling Ott wont give up. The time is great. In the car it's ok but you have to be brave in places. I hope it stays dry this afternoon, If it's wet it will be a disaster.
01. 07. 2017 12:52 CET 14 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): Pushing to the maximum. The last split was extreme. Using all of the road and a lot more.
01. 07. 2017 12:52 CET 14 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I had a big, big attack here because the ruts are not so bad.
01. 07. 2017 12:43 CET 14 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It's really bad to drive without the aero. In a couple of jumps we were completely flying with no control - that's when you realise how important it is.
01. 07. 2017 12:42 CET 14 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): Seb's struggling a bit without the front aero, and that's a chance for us to pull ahead. I'm enjoying throwing the car around a bit.
01. 07. 2017 12:42 CET 14 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): Better. A clean run without mistakes. Better than earlier. Still a few things we can improve.
01. 07. 2017 12:34 CET 14 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): I tried but it's not clear at the moment. I have to stay on the high revs, that makes it pretty difficult.
01. 07. 2017 12:34 CET 14 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): Difficult to find a good rhythm. I did the stage without risk and the time is good.
01. 07. 2017 12:28 CET 14 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): A lot more mud in here than the previous stages. A bit of time loss with a stall in a chicane.
01. 07. 2017 12:27 CET 14 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I lifted in a section I had been practicing on video so much! I missed a junction, went into a field and through an electric fence.
01. 07. 2017 12:27 CET 14 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Mediocre. An overshoot into a couple of light hay bales - we knocked them down the road like skittles - and a couple of dopey slides. Probably the trickiest stage of the loop.
01. 07. 2017 08:24 CET 14 Start will be delayed for 31 minutes.
01. 07. 2017 12:53 CET 13 retired (93 - Pipiras Jonas / Paliukėnas Aisvydas): retired in SS 13
01. 07. 2017 12:16 CET 13 (32 - Guerra Benito / Cue Daniel): problems with damper
01. 07. 2017 12:16 CET 13 (92 - Loubet Pierre-Louis / Landais Vincent): puncture
01. 07. 2017 12:00 CET 13 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): I lost time on the previous stage with a small moment where Mikkelsen went off. Here I pushed well, but the road is getting more and more dirty and slippery on the Tarmac section.
01. 07. 2017 12:00 CET 13 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): Very clean but the road is getting extremely soft now - hard to find the line.
01. 07. 2017 12:00 CET 13 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I don't know why. There is no problem at the moment, but I don't understand why we are losing a lot of time.
01. 07. 2017 11:59 CET 13 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): We were unlucky. We picked up a slow puncture in the first stage, then got another one 1 km into the next one. Then 1km before the end, when the tyre was off the rim, I spun and hit a step and lost even more. The car is not fine now. I miss the front bumper and lots of down force.
01. 07. 2017 11:59 CET 13 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): A better day when the conditions are more even. A bit more aggression in there - I thought I'd give co-driver Seb a good ride because the All Blacks just lost to the Lions.
01. 07. 2017 11:43 CET 13 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Not so bad. I felt good in the stage. Happy with the car. I enjoyed.
01. 07. 2017 11:43 CET 13 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): Not really happy. Small things that we hope we can change for the next loop.
01. 07. 2017 11:43 CET 13 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): I need to stay on the high revs with the engine, we know what to do.
01. 07. 2017 11:42 CET 13 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Not a perfect rhythm, but a decent stage.
01. 07. 2017 11:42 CET 13 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): A bit easier today but the slippy patches are still out there and they spring a surprise every now and then. It's ok.
01. 07. 2017 11:42 CET 13 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): A good stage. A clean run. We have made some changes to the car and it's getting better and better. I'm more and more happy. The stage is completely dry and cleaning a lot.
01. 07. 2017 11:41 CET 13 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): A couple of small silly mistakes in junctions but it's nice to have some consistency again. A good base to work from. We changed a lot of things on the car in service last night and it just works today.
01. 07. 2017 08:24 CET 13 Start will be delayed for 31 minutes.
01. 07. 2017 11:14 CET 12 (43 - Andolfi Fabio / Fenoli Manuel): was out of road
01. 07. 2017 10:59 CET 12 (92 - Loubet Pierre-Louis / Landais Vincent): A rock strike leaves his Fiesta with damaged right-rear suspension. He completes with the wheel running out of alignment.
01. 07. 2017 10:59 CET 12 flash info (34 - Veiby Ole Christian / Skjærmoen Stig Rune): Pretty good. I took some more seconds from Pontus in the first one. Here I made a small mistake in a junction but it's okay. We caught the car ahead here - it would be nice to have a three-minute gap.
01. 07. 2017 10:36 CET 12 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): Very slippery and we went off into a field. We were very lucky.
01. 07. 2017 10:36 CET 12 (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): was out of road
01. 07. 2017 10:35 CET 12 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): I hit a stone in the first corner.
01. 07. 2017 10:24 CET 12 (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): He's gone off in the final sector. The rear-left wheel is broken. The front bumper is missing, the splitter is hanging off. Ogier refuses to explain what happened. He parks up shortly after the control to change the broken wheel.
01. 07. 2017 10:24 CET 12 (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): was out of road
01. 07. 2017 10:24 CET 12 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): I'm enjoying it a lot more today. Difficult to gauge the right speed in the muddy sections but I enjoyed it. We're pushing on at a good speed.
01. 07. 2017 10:19 CET 12 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): This stage was really, really nice. I enjoy a lot with this car. I can go a little faster - I was a bit too careful in places. This is a proper stage. Get it right you can be very, very fast.
01. 07. 2017 10:18 CET 12 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): No mistakes. Quite clean driving. The plan is to continue like this and try to improve my driving. More stage wins? Hopefully.
01. 07. 2017 10:18 CET 12 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): Not happy. Nothing special. Difficult now but let's see. I try.
01. 07. 2017 10:18 CET 12 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): The car was too stiff. Otherwise a good stage with no risks.
01. 07. 2017 10:17 CET 12 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): It's difficult to say where the best place in the start order is - a bit further back I expect.
01. 07. 2017 10:17 CET 12 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): The grip seemed better for us now conditions are drying up. Clean enough.
01. 07. 2017 10:17 CET 12 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): I went off just after the beginning. There was a bank before a corner, I couldn't turn in and went off into a field. I'm surprised I didn't lose more time.
01. 07. 2017 10:17 CET 12 (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): was out of road
01. 07. 2017 10:05 CET 12 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): I struggled a bit now and then. Soft, slippery and wet in some places and sometimes I didn't have the confidence to push on.
01. 07. 2017 10:00 CET 12 flash info Michele Mouton: In a couple of places, spectators wanted be be in unsafe places where they are not permitted to be. They should respect what the organisers have done, and use only the safe zones. This cannot continue. Safety is the priority.
01. 07. 2017 09:54 CET 12 Stage was started with delay 31 minutes.
01. 07. 2017 09:50 CET 12 Stage will be delayed more due to spectators issues.
01. 07. 2017 08:23 CET 12 Start will be delayed for 15 minutes.
29. 06. 2017 08:35 CET 12 Stage is shortened from finish for 3,04 km.
01. 07. 2017 09:49 CET 11 retired (41 - Kołtun Jarosław / Pleskot Ireneusz): road accident before SS 11
01. 07. 2017 09:44 CET 11 retired (39 - Pieniążek Łukasz / Mazur Przemysław): technical problem - fuel pump in SS 11
01. 07. 2017 09:00 CET 11 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): A good feeling. The car is behaving nicely and stage conditions are ok. I hit a small rock on the inside and for a moment I was hoping we didn't puncture. We have to investigate but so far it looks ok.
01. 07. 2017 08:57 CET 11 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): It's close for sure. A lot better grip in here than I thought. The car is far too soft - we have to make it stiffer.
01. 07. 2017 08:55 CET 11 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): This stage I can tell you is a tricky one. Very fast and narrow between the trees. If you do a mistake it's the end of the game straightaway. You must be focused.
01. 07. 2017 08:51 CET 11 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): We tried. Not a bad stage for us but Hayden was fast.
01. 07. 2017 08:51 CET 11 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): The car feels good but I lost the feeling with the brake pedal about halfway through - I had to pump it a bit towards the end.
01. 07. 2017 08:50 CET 11 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): It's still slippery but not like yesterday. It's all about pace notes in here. I try to do my best.
01. 07. 2017 08:42 CET 11 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): I tried to push but I was too cautious. I lose some seconds.
01. 07. 2017 08:42 CET 11 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Nicer than yesterday.
01. 07. 2017 08:42 CET 11 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): We're closer for sure. The feeling is better but still not great.
01. 07. 2017 08:38 CET 11 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): Very different from yesterday. An ok stage. A new test, so I'm trying to discover it a bit. Happy enough. The car feels really nice in these conditions,
01. 07. 2017 08:35 CET 11 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): With the weather it looks better today. I feel a lot more comfortable with the car. Not such a nervous feeling all the time. It wiil take a while to build the speed but the confidence is starting to go in the right way.
01. 07. 2017 08:25 CET 11 Weather in Mikolajki is sunny, roads are drying, temperature around 18˚C.
01. 07. 2017 08:21 CET 11 Start was delayed for 15 minutes.
01. 07. 2017 08:10 CET 11 Stage will be delayed.
30. 06. 2017 19:46 CET 10 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): As the last World Rally Car the stages have been destroyed by the time I drive them, but ok, I can be happy with the fastest time. Let's try to have a better day tomorrow.
30. 06. 2017 19:44 CET 10 flash info (14 - Østberg Mads / Fløene Ola): Even now, the windscreen was completely sprayed with mud and of course my washers didn't work. It's rubbish. Probably more dangerous than the stages in the forest.
30. 06. 2017 19:44 CET 10 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): A difficult day but we didn't make any mistakes and the car was quite ok. A good day and some good times.
30. 06. 2017 19:44 CET 10 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): It has been difficult. This morning we hit a tree and lost over a minute. The afternoon has been better, I'm much more confident and comfortable now.
30. 06. 2017 19:43 CET 10 flash info (8 - Breen Craig / Martin Scott): Probably one of the worst days of my career in terms of driving and feeling. I really struggled. I'm absolutely petrified. I feel like I'm going to crash all the time. It's a horrible place to be right now.
30. 06. 2017 19:33 CET 10 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): A misfire I think, it's difficult to say. I had to play with the mapping to get it back. Luckily we go to service now.
30. 06. 2017 19:33 CET 10 flash info (4 - Paddon Hayden / Marshall Sebastian): Today has been all about keeping it clean. Tomorrow we'll look to put up a fight. I don't want to settle for fifth, so let's see.
30. 06. 2017 19:33 CET 10 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): The roads were better in the afternoon. The conditions were completely mad in the morning. The grip was more consistent on the repeats.
30. 06. 2017 19:32 CET 10 flash info (3 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Some sort of a consolation prize I guess after a tough day. Hopefully it will be a bit drier tomorrow but I'm not sure. We'll do what we can.
30. 06. 2017 19:21 CET 10 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Ott did very well. I thought I did, but I lost too much time. The morning was good but I couldn't get the best feeling with my driving in the afternoon.
30. 06. 2017 19:21 CET 10 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): Tomorrow is the key of the rally. Most of the stages are new, pretty long and tricky. If the weather is like this, it will be some day.
30. 06. 2017 19:21 CET 10 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): Tomorrow's road position will be very important so I try to stay in the lead tonight.
30. 06. 2017 19:21 CET 10 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Difficult stages today - even here I got a cracked widescreen from Neuville's mud and stones.
29. 06. 2017 20:23 CET 1 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): We will see how the weather affects things. For sure if its wet it's a different story for me.
29. 06. 2017 20:23 CET 1 flash info (5 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It was a close battle with Ogier here but we manage to do well. I'm pleased
29. 06. 2017 20:19 CET 1 flash info (10 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): A great atmosphere. There are Finnish supporters here as well as Estonians.
29. 06. 2017 20:16 CET 1 flash info (2 - Tänak Ott / Järveoja Martin): A fun weekend some fast stages tomorrow.
29. 06. 2017 20:13 CET 1 flash info (6 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): The balance of my car was really bad. A lot of understeer and then oversteer when I tried to control it.
29. 06. 2017 20:08 CET 1 flash info (11 - Hänninen Juho / Lindström Kaj): Everything with me is ok, a nice stage.
29. 06. 2017 20:07 CET 1 flash info (12 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): Something is wrong with the engine. I don't know what,...
29. 06. 2017 20:03 CET 1 flash info (7 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Jæger Anders): The feeling is good but some good weather would be nice. On this stage I struggled with understeer.
29. 06. 2017 20:01 CET 1 flash info (15 - Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko): It's difficult to find anything good to say. Mistakes, taking it too carefully and not good on the throttle.
29. 06. 2017 19:58 CET 1 flash info (9 - Lefebvre Stéphane / Moreau Gabin): The car set-up was too stiff in some corners, some understeer.
29. 06. 2017 19:55 CET 1 flash info (31 - Tidemand Pontus / Andersson Jonas): For sure this rally will not be easy. We need to keep up the concentration.
29. 06. 2017 19:54 CET 1 flash info (22 - Serderidis Jourdan / Vanneste Lara): Quite ok. I had a lot of fun.
29. 06. 2017 19:52 CET 1 flash info (34 - Veiby Ole Christian / Skjærmoen Stig Rune): I'm looking forward to this rally, it's really different to Sardinia. This is one of my favourite events.
29. 06. 2017 19:50 CET 1 flash info (39 - Pieniążek Łukasz / Mazur Przemysław): Really enjoyable but I went wide on the last corner and think I touched the barrier.
29. 06. 2017 19:47 CET 1 flash info (35 - Greensmith Gus / Parry Craig): Good until I got a puncture. I didn't hit anything.
29. 06. 2017 19:46 CET 1 flash info (38 - Ptaszek Hubert / Szczepaniak Maciej): The real fight starts tomorrow so not too much risk in here.
29. 06. 2017 19:44 CET 1 flash info (41 - Kołtun Jarosław / Pleskot Ireneusz): This is my home rally so it's very nice for us with so many spectators.
29. 06. 2017 19:39 CET 1 flash info (42 - Chuchała Wojciech / Rozwadowski Sebastian): It was very difficult because we were driving and at the same time thinking about the spectators. Maybe sliding too much, but we were there for the crowds!
29. 06. 2017 19:37 CET 1 flash info (91 - Camilli Eric / Veillas Benjamin): I managed just to finish the stage. That's all. There is something strange in the feeling of the car.
29. 06. 2017 19:35 CET 1 flash info (92 - Loubet Pierre-Louis / Landais Vincent): It was slippery. The grip was not so bad.
29. 06. 2017 16:31 CET 1 Ceremonial start is cancelled due to big storm.