Disappointed not to challenge in FinlandSebastien Loeb
and Daniel Elena could not match the pace of BP-Ford team in Finland with Loeb coming home a disappointed third. The Frenchman admits that it was always going to be a difficult task and is now looking forward to the
tarmac German Rally which should be better suited to his style.
"I tried my best all weekend and every stage was the same – I was always behind," Loeb explained. "To be faster we have to work a bit on the agility of the car. I couldn't really be flat out everywhere as I was not completely confident in the car and I was thinking in the rally here you need to be 100 per cent confident."
"Last year in the Xsara we were closer but this year we couldn't do anything.
So now we know that we have to work a bit and, okay, we are slower behind the Finnish drivers with good cars so what can you do! You have to accept that you cannot win. For sure we are not very happy, and we have lost another four points to Marcus, so we just have to hope that we are better in Germany...
Heading to Germany, Loeb trails Gronholm by 13 points. "It is a rally where I have always had some very good results. There is always a good fight there with tricky conditions and we will try to do it again but it will not be easy."