Car #18 T. Katsuta – D. Barritt (Toyota Yaris WRC): [rolled, crew OK out of the car]
Car #44 G. Greensmith – E. Edmondson (Ford Fiesta WRC): “[Opening the road for most of the stage. How was it?] Faster than expected. The first stage there was cleaning but it was not terrible. But here it is so loose, in some places I went sideways and was losing time”
Car #7 P.L. Loubet – V. Landais (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): “It was nice. We were being too careful because we have to finish and we will try to go through”
Car #8 O. Tänak – M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): “Very low grip, it is completely dry so not so much grip. I tried to do a good run. For the moment I cannot do much more, but the second loop will be different”
Car #3 T. Suninen – J. Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta WRC): “Nothing wrong really. We tried our best and it wasn’t enough” [knocked one door mirror off]
Car #33 E. Evans – S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): “All OK. Obviously now is just the case of getting through cleanly. All OK in the end.”
Car #11 T. Neuville – N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): “I gave it everything. I do not know how I could do more to be honest. It was a tricky stage, but I kept it flat out, hopefully it is enough”
Car #17 S. Ogier – J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC): “It is a good stage, a little mistake in the end where I did not have a perfect line. It is always challenging in there” [still second but by 0.1s, dropped 1.6s]
Car #6 D. Sordo – C. Del Barrio (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): “This one was OK. We were really bad in the previous stage. If we make a mistake, it is a mistake, but we cannot sleep.” [0.8s slower than Neuville leading by 16.1s]
Car #23 P. Tidemand – P.Barth (Skoda Fabia Evo): “We will see. Just checking the pace notes in the first pass through. We will see what happens in the second pass”
Car #28 E. Brynildsen – I. Minor (Skoda Fabia Evo): “It’s a tough fight. According to the plan, we are spot on and I enjoy it as much as I can. It is an exciting feeling to be here on Sunday and fight for the podium. I just enjoy it because you never know when it is the last rally”
Car #27 O.C. Veiby – J. Andersson (Hyundai NG i20): ”It is Ok, probably a bit too safe in the previous one I had the possibility to catch Pontus. I tried here to be fast”.
Car #24 M. Ostberg – T. Eriksen (Citroen C3): [Happy birthday! A birthday speech for your fans?] “They should give me a birthday speech. The best thing of these days is my birthday, all the rest is difficult”.