Car #2 E. Evans / D. Barritt (Ford Fiesta WRC): “It feels even more slippy to be honest and quite a few nasty stones sticking up waiting for some big impacts. But overall, all OK”.
Car #11 C. Breen / S. Martin (Citroën C3 WRC): “I knew it was a straight road through the dust but when you can’t see anything at all I just backed off a little bit.I dropped a second or two there. But better than this morning definitely anyway”.
Car #6 H. Paddon / S. Marshall (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): “Mixture of tyres? I think it is OK for this loop, hey, you have to try things sometimes. We have to see what happens in the next one. I will tell you at the end of the loop if it worked or not”.
Car #12 M. Ostberg / T. Eriksen (Citroën C3 WRC): “1.5s quicker? You are not lying? I hope you are not. I am trying for sure, we took some safety with 2 spares. This means I can up the risk a little bit on the driving. ”
Car #9 E. Lappi / J. Ferm (Toyota Yaris WRC): “It was quite OK, but just when I finished the motocross track I faced my dust, I drove in the ditch in the straight line because could not see. Funny moment, we maybe lost one second. Otherwise good push”.
Car #7 J.M. Latvala / M. Anttila (Toyota Yaris WRC): “The battle is going on, this stage was not great for me in the morning and this was quite hard. Big rocks in the beginning A bit too cautious in the beginning then I pushed more, but I am quite satisfied with the time”.
Car #5 T. Neuville / N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): “I have no idea how it happened, I punctured like 3-4 km to the end, I was still able to drive but was losing turning, but it is part of the game. I will not be more cautious now!”. [puncture, front right]
Car #1 S. Ogier / J. Ingrassia (Ford Fiesta WRC): “It’s a big push for me, I was so angry with the last stages this morning. I also stalled on the start line in the previous one. I need to push now”.
Car #8 O. Tanak / M. Jarveoia (Toyota Yaris WRC): “Obviously, it’s a very different story a lot more grip. I am sure there are also rocks and tyre management to do, but on this one we had a good run”.
Car #3 T. Suninen / M. Markkula (Ford Fiesta WRC): “Stage was OK, small mistakes here and there and difficult to push on the limit now”.
Car #4 A. Mikkelsen / A. Jaeger-Synnevaag (Hyundai i20 Coupè WRC): “It was fine, we are not really fighting for anything huge but we are trying to have a good pace and learn the stage. When you really fighting for the win you have this extra spirit and go even faster, but it is very fast this stage and you have to be very committed. I had a good stage but I can go a bit faster”.