Car #6 / D. Sordo / M. Marti (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): “I enjoyed this stage more. I was a little bit angry after the stage before. The paddle-shift now works well. I lost a bit of time in this time because in some places I did not have the confidence to push hard. The balance of the car is good. It is easy to play with the car so and I am very happy”.
Car #9 / A. Mikkelsen / A. Jaeger-Synnevaag (Citroen C3 WRC): “We had a puncture on the rear right after 5km the car felt strange. But it is strange because we did not hit something with the rear right”. [stopped to change a puncture]
Car #12 E. Lappi / J. Ferm (Toyota Yaris WRC): “Yeah, it [Mikkelsen dust] was affecting me. It is part of the game, it is frustrating that you cannot see. But it is like this”.
Car #1 S. Ogier / J. Ingrassia (Ford Fiesta WRC): “It was a puncture, we tried to carry on a bit at the beginning but it was too long. Unfortunately we picked it up too early. There was an impact on the previous stage, on this one I did not feel I touched anything. Maybe the damage in the previous stage was too much”. [front left puncture, rubber marks on the wheel]
Car #11 / J. Hanninen / K. Lindstrom (Toyota Yaris WRC): “I haven’t checked the results yet. We had some issues, there was some dust in the final part but otherwise it was OK. Nice stage, really nice”
Car #14 M. Ostberg / O. Floene (Ford Fiesta Rs WRC): “We had a puncture and had to stop to change it. It was on the front it was very early on.”
Car #10 / J.M. Latvala / M. Anttila (Toyota Yaris WRC): “Now if I don’t get time back, because I have been driving in Ostberg dust when fighting for the rally I stop rally driving. I need to get in back, that is the way it is. Thierry got it back in Portugal and I need to get it that as well”.
Car #2 / O. Tanak / M.Jarveoia (Ford Fiesta WRC): “No drama. We were losing the brakes, I do not know why. Temperatures are very low, we had the same issue yesterday. I am sorry to hear what happened.This is Sardinia there is something happening all the time, you never know”.
Car #5 / T. Neuville / N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): “No brakes since the start, I lost them in the last 200mts of the last stage and I do not know what is wrong”
Car #4 / H. Paddon / S. Marshall (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): “The first half of the stage was very good, we made a couple of small changes to the car. And I was feeling good again. Towards the end I had no tyres and the car was trying to put me into the trees a couple of times”.
Car #8 / C. Breen / S. Martin (Citroen C3 WRC): “What we felt on the previous stage was just the start of the problem. The car was doing all sorts of things in there. Something transmission related I think. Very very strange. I drove this one at more or less road speed. I hope for this afternoon”.
Car #3 / E. Evans / D. Barritt (Ford Fiesta WRC): “It has been difficult, I am a bit hesitating to be honest, I am not driving well. Let’s work it out for this afternoon”.
Car #21 M. Prokop / J. Tomanek (Ford Fiesta Rs WRC): “We had to change the tyres in the previous stage and after this stage again. The car was not working straight, steering always to the left. It was difficult to manage the corners. Now we have another puncture in the rear left. These last two stages it was difficult to control the car because of the tyres. This rally is tough but really nice, sometimes you get a fantastic rally, sometimes you have problems”
Car #20 Y. Al Rajhi / M. Orr (Ford Fiesta Rs WRC): “It has been good, I remember the place and everything is OK. We enjoy it and see what happens. Good feeling with the car, we try to get more experience and learn”.
Car #22 J.M. Raoux / L. Magat (Citroen Ds3 WRC): ”We had a rear left puncture we changed the wheel but there was no space to do that”.
Car #81 E. Camilli / B. Veillas (Ford Fiesta R5): “This morning it went ok but in this one I had too much oversteer, I thought I had a puncture and then a second puncture. I was a bit lost in this one so I was careful in this. We will see this afternoon. I need to check what happened to the rear”.
Car #34 J. Kopecky / P. Dresler (Skoda Fabia R5): “Honestly I am doing both [watching behind and Camilli]. I would like to catch him. In this stage I thought I had a puncture in the rear so I drove carefully for 3-4kms. Then I realized there was no puncture. Quite crazy”.
Car #32 O.C. Veiby / S.R. Skjaermoen (Skoda Fabia R5): “A little dust towards the end of the stage I could not see anything at places so for sure I lost some time. I am very happy with the day so far, we are improving all the time.”
Car #38 T. Katsuta / M. Salminen (Ford Fiesta R5): “Today was a very challenging day. In the previous stage the engine stopped. We could not immediately start it again, I do not know why. But we are still going.”
Car #35 Y.Rossel / B. Fulcrand (Citroen Ds3 R5): “Not good. I dont have the feeling with the car, it is very soft and there are a lot of rocks around. During service park we will try and make some changes”.
Car #36 P.L. Loubet / V. Landais (Ford Fiesta R5): “Difficult morning and difficult stage. We lost the brakes at the end and it was very difficult”.
Car #99 S.Romagna / M.Bosi ((Ford Fiesta WRC): “Hi everyone, we are at the third SS of today, very happy as our times show good progress. We are careful not to make mistakes and we are happy”.
Car #83 G. Dettori / C.Pisano (Skoda Fabia R5) : “Good race, very tough but happy to be here”.
Car #61 N.Solans/ M.Ibanez ( Ford Fiesta R2): “We are trying to take care in some places. We made a mistake in a junction and lost something like 10s. Turned left instead of right. The car is OK” .
Car #63 T.Folb / C.Guieu (Ford Fiesta R2) “Very bad morning, a lot of mistakes no feeling with the car I do not know why. Need to check with the guys, not sure if something is broken or maybe I just did not drive well”.
Car #62 N.Ciamin / T.De La Haye (Ford Fiesta R2) “I am really surprised, it was close all yesterday and I was not very fast yesterday especially in the morning. No grip at all, a really tough stage, but I am happy for this time”.
Car #64 J.Tannert / J.Heigl (Ford Fiesta R2) “In the first stage of the loop we lost the left dumper. And now we also lost the right dumper, so the last three kms we went slowly. But we made it to the end of the stage. I am very happy to be here”.
Car #65 D.Radstrom / J.Johansonn (Ford Fiesta R2) “ We had a puncture so not good”.
Car #84 K.Burger / M.Lukka (Skoda Fabia R5) “ We landed in the nose at the jump and then hit the side
Not my best jump here. The good new is that it has been spectacular though” [front of the car damaged]