Ott Tänak joins title fight Photo: ADAC Rallye Deutschland
Ott Tänak joins title fight Photo: ADAC Rallye Deutschland

Quotes after St. Wendeler Land 2

Tänak: Obviously a great drive

What the drivers had to say after the 21st stage of ADAC Rallye Deutschland 2017.

OGIER Sébastien/INGRASSIA Julien, FRA/FRA, FORD FIESTA WRC: [Podium finish.] "That was the most important thing and what we worked for all weekend. It was not always easy - after Thierry wasn't there I didn't dare to push to the maximum. I missed some speed here, but it's a good result for the championship."

TÄNAK Ott/JÄRVEOJA Martin, EST/EST, FORD FIESTA WRC: [Winner ADAC Rallye Deutschland] "Obviously a great drive. Everything was done on Friday with the right tyre choice. After that we were controlling the weekend. Winning our first tarmac event feels cool. With 25 points here I don't see a reason why we shouldn't fight for the championship."

EVANS Elfyn/BARRITT Daniel, GBR/GBR, FORD FIESTA WRC: "It's not great but we did what we could with what we had. We didn't have the grip for the challenge. We still have work to do."

PADDON Hayden/MARSHALL Sebastian, NZL/GBR, HYUNDAI i20 WRC: "When the conditions weren't too bad we've been okay but I am looking forward to a month at home now. I'm hoping to finish the season with three strong finishes."

NEUVILLE Thierry/GILSOUL Nicolas, BEL/BEL, HYUNDAI i20 WRC: "Too many small mistakes probably. I didn't find the best set-up. I couldn't do me. For the championship let's see. I will give it everything."

SORDO Dani/MARTÍ Marc, ESP/ESP, HYUNDAI i20 WRC: "Disappointed about my mistake here. I could do without the long break now - I can't wait to get to the next round in Catalunya."

BREEN Craig/MARTIN Scott, IRL/GBR, CITROËN C3 WRC: "I couldn't go any harder over the jump - we cracked the windscreen and got an awful fright! I tried to push I had a good feeling with the car."

MIKKELSEN Andreas/JÆGER Anders, NOR/NOR, CITROËN C3 WRC: "A great weekend for myself, Anders and the whole Citroën team. A difficult rally, especially the conditions on the opening day. I really pushed to the limit. Yesterday and today were good drives, some small mistakes but we have to be happy with this. Will I be back in the C3 again? If it feels like this I would like to do more."

LATVALA Jari-Matti/ANTTILA Miikka, FIN/FIN, TOYOTA YARIS WRC: "I touched in a left-hand corner very early on. For a Iong time I thought I had a puncture. I was not pushing because I was so afraid. We overshot in one place. Not good. Not good."

HÄNNINEN Juho/LINDSTRÖM Kaj, FIN/FIN, TOYOTA YARIS WRC: "I'm happy. I lost a lot of time on the first day but after that it has been good. I'm happy for this - especially if you compare to the first part of the season."

LAPPI Esapekka/FERM Janne, FIN/FIN, TOYOTA YARIS WRC: "I think you can say I was lucky. Good to be here!"

KREMER Armin/WINKLHOFER Pirmin, DEU/DEU, FORD FIESTA WRC: "Really happy. My first time in the car was on Monday! We are happy for this day. A fantastic car. Maybe I'll get another drive - I don't know yet."

TIDEMAND Pontus/ANDERSSON Jonas, SWE/SWE, ŠKODA FABIA R5: [2017 WRC 2 World Champion] "It feels good! First, we need to get to the final finish but it feels amazing. Good for me, good for the team, it's been a perfect season. A big thanks to Jonas, the team, my engineers, I could not get better support."

CAMILLI Eric/VEILLAS Benjamin, FRA/FRA, FORD FIESTA R5: "I'm very, very happy - it's incredible! Thanks so much to the team for their efforts."

KOPECKÝ Jan/DRESLER Pavel, CZE/CZE, ŠKODA FABIA R5: "For sure I'm frustrated because I think I was the fastest one here. Just bad luck with the puncture. Thanks to the team for the opportunity to be here."

GRIEBEL Marijan/KOPCZYK Stefan, DEU/DEU, ŠKODA FABIA R5: "We have shown that we can compete in WRC 2. Unfortunately, we had two punctures - but this is not a request programme."

TANNERT Julius/HEIGL Jürgen, DEU/AUT, FORD FIESTA R2: [Winner Junior WRC] "A great, very emotional moment! We are very happy. All in all we have made the fewest mistakes and therefore we've won. That shouldn't be our last victory in the Junior WRC."

GASSNER Hermann/THANNHÄUSER Karin, DEU/DEU, MITSUBISHI EVO X: "We have finished - and we are very happy! On this stage, we had a big moment because of deer crossing. We had to brake heavily on a straight to avoid a collision."

GASSNER JR. Hermann/KRAMER Jasmin, DEU/DEU, TOYOTA GT86 R3: "This was a problem-free rally for us. We haven't made any mistakes and gained lots of experience in the 2017 spec. We've won our class and finished 2nd in the 2WD category. This is something to show for!"

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