Car #6 / D. Sordo / M. Marti (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): “After one kilometer I punctured it. Don’t know what happened” [touched a bank with the left rear early into the stage, rear left puncture]
Car #9 / A. Mikkelsen / A. Jaeger-Synnevaag (Citroen C3 WRC): “We did some good steps in service. Small steps in different areas. It is getting better and better, suiting my driving style. I still found it a bit difficult in the Mickey Mouse section. Changes are going in the right direction”
Car #12 E. Lappi / J. Ferm (Toyota Yaris WRC): “It has been a couple of good stages. Maybe I did the wrong call, I should have saved the tyres more. We will see how bad they are this afternoon”.
Car #1 S. Ogier / J. Ingrassia (Ford Fiesta WRC): “There is something wrong in the car again. We changed something at service and we have to check now. Massive understeer”.
Car #11 / J. Hanninen / K. Lindstrom (Toyota Yaris WRC): “I enjoyed it very much it is a nice day. Big question now is about the tyres I tried to save them but these next two stages are hard on tyres so I try to manage. We will see this after”.
Car #14 M. Ostberg / O. Floene (Ford Fiesta Rs WRC): “We did some changes: suspension, springs, roll bar… everything. We need to learn from this. Now It is much better and it is giving me much more confidence.”
Car #10 / J.M. Latvala / M. Anttila (Toyota Yaris WRC): “We have done a good work, we improved a lot the car and it is going very well at the moment. I know that the boys behind are pushing very hard but I’m a little bit here and there. I have to keep up the concentration, we need to be careful here as it is so easy to make mistakes. I was not late into the stage they gave us five minutes board, normally they give four”
Car #2 / O. Tanak / M.Jarveoja (Ford Fiesta WRC): “The car feels good much better today, we took some camber off to get the balance of the car and it feels good. We have only one spare so yes it is a gamble but it is working for now.”
Car #5 / T. Neuville / N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): “The car is working really well I have to say and the mechanics did a great job. We would be in the lead probably, but that is the race. I continue fighting, maybe a podium is possible”.
Car #4 / H. Paddon / S. Marshall (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): “Absolutely a stupid mistake. Turned in too early, clipped the bank in the inside and I think I broke the drive shaft or something, now I just let everybody down”. [wheel is off, Paddon devastated and inconsolable, also flames were coming out while he was continuing to end the stage]