STAGE FLASH – SS12 Lake Mikawako 2

NEWS & TOPICS

Date: 12/11/2022
Day: 3
Flash No: 10
Special Stage: SS12 Lake Mikawako 2
Distance: 14.74 km
Weather: Partly cloudy, 21ºC
Road Conditions: Asphalt

#42 Craig BREEN / James FULTON

“At the beginning of that stage it’s just hell for us – it’s so difficult to make the car turn in and get into a rhythm. I’m just trying to get more mileage with James and we’re working and making improvements, but it’s quite tricky.”

#1 Sébastien OGIER / Vincent LANDAIS

“The other guys are pushing so it’s not a guarantee. I struggled a bit towards the end – we made some set-up changes and it’s not all positive but we are still learning. It’s turned out to be a bit of a test now as we are not fighting for the win.”

#44 Gus GREENSMITH / Jonas ANDERSSON

“It was absolutely fine until the penultimate corner when it went again.”

#18 Takamoto KATSUTA / Aaron JOHNSTON

“I don’t know why but it’s not so natural driving. I had a moment here this morning so maybe I backed off too much. I don’t know but I am trying.”

#8 Ott TÄNAK / Martin JÄRVEOJA

“There is not much speed but that’s where we are at the moment.”

#69 Kalle ROVANPERÄ / Jonne HALTTUNEN

“We found some things which work but definitely on this stage it’s not working. In the beginning of the stage I could not do much more with the car and I am not on a crazy place, so of course we are not so fast.”

#11 Thierry NEUVILLE / Martijn WYDAEGHE

“It was actually not a very good run. I did a good stage but I had some real trouble with the diff spin. Luckily it was the last proper stage of the day and we only have two Mickey Mouse ones left.”

#33 Elfyn EVANS / Scott MARTIN

“There wasn’t a lot left but it wasn’t a good run either. I’ve lost the feeling with the front of the car a bit this afternoon. Let’s see.”

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