Sardinia : After SS 9 - Quotes
Three stages are completed today and the drivers are now back at the Olbia service park before making a second run on the same speed tests. Time for some quotes from the drivers.
Mikko Hirvonen (Focus)
“I was lucky. I've touched
a bump damaging the rear suspension. It was the last stage of the first run. The race is very tough, here it's very easy to make some mistake.”Sebastien Loeb
“I've hit the same stone as Marcus, but fortunately I didn't close my line in that curve. Today I have putted pressure on him and it was the only way to push him making mistakes. Now I have only to control the race because I have a good advantage on Hirvonen. I must to say ‘I'm sorry' to all the spectators.”
Dani Sordo (Xsara)
“Galli pushes very hard. It's not easy to go faster then him. I will use the same tyres I used this morning. They have a harder compound.”
Xavier Pons (Xsara)
“It's good to be sixth, it should be an important result for Constructors' title. I'm very happy for the race. It's a very tough rally where you have to respect the car.”
Petter Solberg (Impreza)
“For us it's all about testing. This morning we've tried to keep a consistent pace in order to get a good performance benchmark. For this afternoon we're going to make a few changes to the set up and see how we get on.”
Chris Atkinson (Impreza)
“It was very loose and slippery on those three stages.
The pace was reasonable some of the time but unfortunately we blocked our radiator in a heavy landing after a jump on SS8. That cost us a bit of time but the team will fix the car in service and we'll get back on with it.”
Kristian Sohlberg (Lancer)
"I can hardly breathe! We had no problems but the dust! The car and the tyres are good"
Gigi Galli (307 WRC)
“I'm in a very good position, I'm virtually on the podium. By now we are in the middle of the race, but all is difficult with a route full of snares. We had to choose a compromise between speed and regularity. The duel with Sordo will continue. He is very quick.”
Hugo GIGUERE © CAPSIS International