Craig Breen quickest in SS20 Photo: ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Craig Breen quickest in SS20 Photo: ADAC Rallye Deutschland

Quotes after Losheim am See 2

Breen: I don't want to give it up.

What the drivers had to say after the 20th stage of ADAC Rallye Deutschland 2017.

OGIER Sébastien/INGRASSIA Julien, FRA/FRA, FORD FIESTA WRC: "There's no reason not to smile. Now it's time for the last push. We saved the tyres and have one more new tyre left. Every point counts, no matter what Thierry does."

TÄNAK Ott/JÄRVEOJA Martin, EST/EST, FORD FIESTA WRC: "For sure it's very important to bring it home. There are a lot of manufacturer points available now against Hyundai."

EVANS Elfyn/BARRITT Daniel, GBR/GBR, FORD FIESTA WRC: "It was a really good, clean stage. The time is not great but I did what I could."

PADDON Hayden/MARSHALL Sebastian, NZL/GBR, HYUNDAI i20 WRC: "Better grip on the second pass."

NEUVILLE Thierry/GILSOUL Nicolas, BEL/BEL, HYUNDAI i20 WRC: "It's really difficult. I struggled this morning. I'm fighting a bit with the handling and the confidence."

SORDO Dani/MARTÍ Marc, ESP/ESP, HYUNDAI i20 WRC: "I tried to do my best. But it's difficult. We'll try something in the next stage."

BREEN Craig/MARTIN Scott, IRL/GBR, CITROËN C3 WRC: "Just trying to push. I don't want to give it up. We'll pull the choke out and see what happens."

MIKKELSEN Andreas/JÆGER Anders, NOR/NOR, CITROËN C3 WRC: "We managed to open a good gap to Sébastien. We're quite far from Ott and Séb. Let's keep it steady and drive cleverly."

LATVALA Jari-Matti/ANTTILA Miikka, FIN/FIN, TOYOTA YARIS WRC: "We improved the notes on this stage from the first pass. Now we go the Power Stage and try and get some points. That would be really nice for the championship."

HÄNNINEN Juho/LINDSTRÖM Kaj, FIN/FIN, TOYOTA YARIS WRC: "I took it a bit more steadily under braking here. Backed off a bit. Let's see what Elfyn does here, then we will know what to do in the Power Stage."

LAPPI Esapekka/FERM Janne, FIN/FIN, TOYOTA YARIS WRC: "On the first pass, I had a hit under braking. This time I was avoiding that bump, I braked too late and went into a field. The engine stalled and it took a long time to get running again."

KREMER Armin/WINKLHOFER Pirmin, DEU/DEU, FORD FIESTA WRC: "A great moment for me. The car is working well. We work on the speed and we have had a lot of fun here. If you think about how big the adjustment was for me to a current World Rally Car I'm happy with the 9th place. Hopefully, I'll bring it home."

TIDEMAND Pontus/ANDERSSON Jonas, SWE/SWE, ŠKODA FABIA R5: "I like this rally. Everything is good so far. We just keep going."

SUNINEN Teemu/MARKKULA Mikko, FIN/FIN, FORD FIESTA R5: "It was okay. Nothing special, just trying to learn this rally. I need to improve on tarmac, learn how to read the road and the grip level."

CAMILLI Eric/VEILLAS Benjamin, FRA/FRA, FORD FIESTA R5: "We need to continue like this. That's all."

KOPECKÝ Jan/DRESLER Pavel, CZE/CZE, ŠKODA FABIA R5: "Apart from the puncture it's been a good rally. Still one more stage to go."

GRIEBEL Marijan/KOPCZYK Stefan, DEU/DEU, ŠKODA FABIA R5: "A good one. Close to the fastest time, so I am happy."

TANNERT Julius/HEIGL Jürgen, DEU/AUT, FORD FIESTA R2: "All good until now."

GASSNER Hermann/THANNHÄUSER Karin, DEU/DEU, MITSUBISHI EVO X: "Generally speaking, we're quite happy. We had a puncture yesterday, and two days ago we caught a competitor on the Super Special Stage, which cost us much time. But all in all, this event was fun. And you know what? We won't become world champions anyway."

GASSNER JR. Hermann/KRAMER Jasmin, DEU/DEU, TOYOTA GT86 R3: "Although we're not in the finish yet but up until now everything's fine. You have to work a bit more in this rear-wheel drive car than in an all-wheel drive."

2018 Season