STAGE FLASH – SS15 Asahi Kougen


Date: 13/11/2022
Day: 4
Flash No: 11
Special Stage: SS15 Asahi Kougen
Distance: 7.52 km
Weather: Cloudy, 15ºC
Road Conditions: Asphalt

#42 Craig BREEN / James FULTON

“For us, it was an easy choice. We’re just looking towards the Power Stage which should be full wets. It’s not so much fun with the wets on the car now though.”


“We are using this day for testing for next year. We will hopefully get the car a bit better and find some new things for the balance of the car.”


“It was okay. It’s just about managing the tyres for the morning and making it to the end of the day to see how much of this rain comes.”

#1 Sébastien OGIER / Vincent LANDAIS

“I think the meteo guys are sweating in both camps! Maybe we have different information, I’m not sure. We’ll have to find out when the rain is coming.”

#18 Takamoto KATSUTA / Aaron JOHNSTON

“It’s okay – nothing special. A little bit damp in some sections but it was not as bad as I expected.”

#8 Ott TÄNAK / Martin JÄRVEOJA

“We made the final decision and let’s see. The information we had seemed like the best one so let’s see if the rain is coming. At the moment we need to try and save the tyres for the later stages.”

#33 Elfyn EVANS / Scott MARTIN

“A bit hairy in that first part! It’s so fast and pretty patchy damp, so hard to judge the grip. Otherwise, it was fine.”

#11 Thierry NEUVILLE / Martijn WYDAEGHE

“I’m not surprised. With the two softs on the rear, we know we’re going to lose some time in the upcoming stages.
Once the rain comes, with the wet tyres we should be much quicker. I am relying on the information of the team and according to that there will be a lot of rain.”


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