Esapekka Lappi had a very heavy landing on the jump Photo: ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Esapekka Lappi had a very heavy landing on the jump Photo: ADAC Rallye Deutschland

Quotes after Arena Panzerplatte 1

Statements of the participants of the ADAC Rallye Deutschland

What the drivers had to say after the 12th stage of 2019 ADAC Rallye Deutschland.

OGIER Sébastien/INGRASSIA Julien, FRA/FRA, CITROEN C3 WRC: "It's going to be difficult, we know that. I'm not saving anything, we are just trying to go fast."

SUNINEN Teemu/ LEHTINEN Jarmo, FIN/FIN, FORD Fiesta WRC: "Quite crazy. There is a lot of loose gravel and dust on the surface, so it was really slippery."

LAPPI Esapekka/FERM Janne, FIN/FIN, CITROEN C3 WRC: "We want to be sure that I have a chance to finish, if we start to get punctures. We had a very heavily landing on the jump - it was quite painful."

MEEKE Kris/MARSHALL Sebastian, GBR/GBR, TOYOTA Yaris WRC: "I misheard a note in a real fast place and I braked when I had nearly 200 metres to go. Not bad."

SORDO Dani/DEL BARRIO Carlos, ESP/ESP, HYUNDAI i20 Coupe WRC: "In some places it is really slippery with gravel on the top. At the beginning I didn't drive very well, as I could feel the car move a lot. Now we have a really long stage and we will see what happens."

TÄNAK Ott/JÄRVEOJA Martin, EST/EST, TOYOTA Yaris WRC: "It is a completely new rhythm. My brakes were really bad in the beginning - they were locking all the time."

LATVALA Jari-Matti/ANTTILA Miikka, FIN/FIN, TOYOTA Yaris WRC: "I didn't feel anything special, so I am surprised with my time"

NEUVILLE Thierry/GILSOUL Nicolas, BEL/BEL, HYUNDAI i20 Coupe WRC: "I had a good stage - we changed the set-up a little bit for this stage."

KATSUTA Takamoto/BARRITT Daniel, JPN/GBR, TOYOTA, Yaris WRC "Quite nervous after that, but now I understand how difficult this is. The next one is more tricky, so it is okay."

GREENSMITH Gus/EDMONDSON Elliott, GBR/GBR, FORD Fiesta WRC "As soon as we came into it, I couldn't get the car stopped at the first big braking point. That knocked the confidence, I really didn't how slippery it was going to be."

MIKKELSEN Andreas/JÆGER Anders, NOR/NOR, HYUNDAI i20 Coupe WRC: "It's very difficult to see the grip, because it is changing so much. We had a clean stage - the next one will be tough."

ROVANPERÄ Kalle/HALTTUNEN Jonne, FIN/FIN, SKODA Fabia R5 evo "It was quite okay. I think it is a quite slow time but otherwise it is okay. In some places the braking points could have been better."

ØSTBERG Mads/ERIKSEN Torstein, NOR/NOR, CITROËN C3 R5: "I am still a bit surprised by the change of character, to be honest. I didn't test on this surface and I have forgotten it in a year."

KOPECKÝ Jan/DRESLER Pavel, CZE/CZE, SKODA Fabia R5 Evo "Now we have a really challenging stage to go so hopefully we are not going to have a puncture."

2019 Season