Thierry Neuville scored maximum points in the power stage Photo: ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Thierry Neuville scored maximum points in the power stage Photo: ADAC Rallye Deutschland

Quotes after Dhrontal 2

Statements of the participants of the ADAC Rallye Deutschland

What the drivers had to say after the 19th stage of 2019 ADAC Rallye Deutschland.

OGIER Sébastien/INGRASSIA Julien, FRA/FRA, CITROEN C3 WRC: "It was not the weekend we expected, but no one can say we didn't try. Let's wait and see."

SUNINEN Teemu/ LEHTINEN Jarmo, FIN/FIN, FORD Fiesta WRC: "The last two days have been really good and we have been able to show really good pace on tarmac. That was something we wanted to do"

LAPPI Esapekka/FERM Janne, FIN/FIN, CITROEN C3 WRC: "Very difficult weekend. It was quite challenging to find the speed and the confidence. We made some small steps, but it is not enough at the moment."

MEEKE Kris/MARSHALL Sebastian, GBR/GBR, TOYOTA Yaris WRC: "We could have been on the podium five or six times this year and, between punctures, different issues and my mistakes, we just hadn't got there. More of the same!"

SORDO Dani/DEL BARRIO Carlos, ESP/ESP, HYUNDAI i20 Coupe WRC: "Unfortunately, we can't do anything about mechanical problems. We need to take the positives and that we have a competitive car on tarmac now. I am sad for the result, but I am happy for the performance of all the team, because they are doing a very good job with the car."

TÄNAK Ott/JÄRVEOJA Martin, EST/EST, TOYOTA Yaris WRC: "Mixed feelings. We started to have some issue in the previous stage, so I couldn't push. I am not really happy about that, but OK, we are here and happy about that. We only had one brake at the front. The team have missed out on a one-two-three a few times, so it is good to do it finally."

LATVALA Jari-Matti/ANTTILA Miikka, FIN/FIN, TOYOTA Yaris WRC: "I can tell you that the pressure was very high in there! It was really good - a solid performance with no mistakes, so that is the most important thing."

NEUVILLE Thierry/GILSOUL Nicolas, BEL/BEL, HYUNDAI i20 Coupe WRC: "I tried very hard to be honest. I don't know if it's enough, but I did the most I could without taking big risks. We were able to match the speed with Ott all weekend: We probably could have won, but we got the puncture in Baumholder. Ott drove very well and he deserves the win - we are happy to be here."

KATSUTA Takamoto/BARRITT Daniel, JPN/GBR, TOYOTA, Yaris WRC "I am very happy. Our only target was to finish the rally and get experience. Thank you very much to the team for their support. It's my mum's birthday today, so happy birthday mum!"

GREENSMITH Gus/EDMONDSON Elliott, GBR/GBR, FORD Fiesta WRC "A bit mad! It has been brilliant and I have enjoyed every minute of it - the car is just incredible to drive. A massive thank you to M-Sport and Ford Performance for all of the opportunities that they have given me - it has been awesome."

MIKKELSEN Andreas/JÆGER Anders, NOR/NOR, HYUNDAI i20 Coupe WRC: "We are taking steps, but we are still not really perfect. It will be good in the end - we will just have to keep on working. I drove at an okay pace on this stage to keep Ogier behind."

KOPECKÝ Jan/DRESLER Pavel, CZE/CZE, SKODA Fabia R5 Evo "It has been a long weekend. We are very happy to be on the finish and to be in first place is a special bonus. I am looking forward to going home to my wife and my son! Thanks a lot to the team, Pavel and the Czech fans for making this very special."

CAMILLI Eric/VEILLAS Ben, FRA/FRA, FORD Fiesta R5 MkII "I don't know where I had the puncture, to be honest. I am happy - it was a good weekend for us compared to Finland. We were able to make some improvements on the car and make some good stage times."

2019 Season