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FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP (WRC 2015): M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM- MIDDAY QUOTES, RALLY DE PORTUGAL, SECTION TWO

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MIDDAY QUOTES, RALLY DE PORTUGAL, SECTION TWO.

Mads Ostberg (NOR) / Jonas Andersson - Ford Fiesta RS WRC. Day two, 2012 Rally Mexico

22 May 2015

Ott Tänak (5th) said:

“I was quite surprised at how good our times were because we weren’t pushing at all! In the middle of the first stage [SS2] I felt some instability as the tyres were going off so we just backed off and perfected our notes after that. I was really steady and just drove smoothly.

“The car has been absolutely perfect. The team have done a great job, and I’m just sorry for Elfyn [Evans] and Dan [Barritt] because it was such a small problem that they had and their pace was looking really good.”

Elfyn Evans (Rally 2) said:

“It was all going to plan but unfortunately we had an issue with the throttle towards the end of SS2 – with the fly-by-wire. The engineers talked us through various tests to get the car going and eventually we did manage to fix it but it took too long and we ran out of time.

“The really unfortunate thing is that it wasn’t a new part. It’s something that’s very much tried and tested but it’s just one of those things. It will be a relatively easy fix for the technicians and I’m sure we’ll be back tomorrow.

“We need to look at the positives and if you look at our pace – and also Ott’s [Tänak] pace – I think it’s clear to see that we have made a step forward in terms of performance. Looking at those with a similar road position to us, I think we were setting a pretty good pace.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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