Stage 8 in Sweden notes and driver quotes

Stage 8 in Sweden notes and driver quotes

16.02.2018: WRC Rallyes 2018 SWEDEN RALLY Friday, February 16th 2018

WRC Rallyes 2018
Friday, February 16th 2018

Fri 17:46 - Sweden WRC2 after SS8

1.Katsuta 1h20m21.5s, 2.Tidemand +4.0s, 3.Veiby +7.2s, 4.Huttunen +12.6s, 5. Tuohino +32.2s

Fri 17:44 - Sweden after SS8

1.Neuville 1h16m13.1s, 2.Mikkelsen +4.9s, 3.Paddon +12.1s, 4.Breen +12.6s, 5.Østberg +13.2s. Stage winner Paddon moves up to third position

Fri 17:41 - SS8: WRC 2 Arai

"The surface was polished and we went off close to the start. Today the throttle on my car has not been so happy, we stopped in Rojden twice. Quite a tough day for us but getting better and better."

Fri 17:40 - SS8: WRC 2 Katsuta

Third quickest and that's an overnight lead of 4sec for the Japanese youngster. "Today was quite a good one. A few mistakes but otherwise it went well. Tomorrow I need to calm down and stay on the road. I have more to learn but I want a good result too."

Fri 17:37 - SS8: WRC 2 Huttunen

"Quite nice, slippery and very funny to drive. My first time here and I need to learn."

Fri 17:36 - SS8: WRC 2 Veiby

2.7sec slower than Tidemand here, keeping him 3.2sec adrift in the standings. "Disappointing to lose time here, the stage was very messy, but overall pleased with the day."

Fri 17:34 - SS8: WRC 2 Tidemand

"It will be a good fight tomorrow. I was pushing in here. The fight is on. We continue like this."

Fri 17:33 - SS8: Al Rajhi

"A good day. A small problem maybe, we go to the service to see."

Fri 17:30 - SS8: Solberg

"It's not been my best day but I'm happy. I am improving but I need to find out how much I can push this car."

Fri 17:27 - SS8: Ostberg

"Wow. Lines on the road off in every direction, I don't understand how anyone got to the end of this one. Considering I've had just over half a day of testing in this car I am very pleased to be here on this pace."

Fri 17:25 - SS8: Paddon

Fastest so far for Hayden. Delight and surprise from the Kiwi who he thought he had worn out his studs on the previous stage.

Fri 17:23 - SS8: Suninen

"Not really good. We lost our light pod in here. Today would have been okay, but I was hoping for more. I need more kilometres to find a good rhythm."

Fri 17:22 - SS8: Breen

His car has a damaged front splitter. "I followed some lines near the start, went into a bank and nearly fell off the road. A very tricky stage. Not a bad day. I can't wait to get my teeth into it again tomorrow."

Fri 17:18 - SS8: Mikkelsen

One-tenth slower than Neuville. "Okay, I'm pretty happy with the day. Clean driving and a good pace. Looks like we have a job on tomorrow, to fight for the win."

Fri 17:16 - SS8: Lappi

Second quickest. "Quite messy. Very messy. A lot of lose snow and the guys ahead have gone everywhere. I'm impressed they have not got stuck in the ditches. This is going to be an interesting Power Stage."

Fri 17:14 - SS8: Evans

"Glad to get it over with. A tough day for sure. We need to have a rethink tonight and come out fighting tomorrow."

Fri 17:13 - SS8: Neuville

Quickest so far for the rally leader. "I try to give my best, the car is working well. It's not easy, I'm fighting with the guys behind. I try to get the speed without taking risks."

Fri 17:11 - SS8: Meeke

"These are not the conditions in which to build confidence. We're not too far behind the pace Latvala, but I don't have the confidence to push hard."

Fri 17:09 - SS8: Latvala

Another driver unable to overcome the effect of his road position. "I was hoping to be stronger but there is no chance. Even here I tried but it was very messy."

Fri 17:08 - SS8: Tanak

6.1sec quicker than Ogier here and it looks like ninth overnight for Ott. "A very difficult day, I'm not sure I've had anything like this for a long time. Looking at the times, I've had no ability to drive at all. It's not nice, but we need to accept it. There will be a next rally. The car is nice but the road position is not in our favour."

Fri 17:05 - SS8: Ogier

6m47.2s. 11th place tonight and that's the end of a very difficult day for Seb. "Not much I could do today, for sure," he says.

Darkness falling now and Ogier is underway with full lights on.

Fri 16:47 - Stage info: SS8

Torsby 1, 9.56km. A mix of new roads and some last used three years ago, before a popular spectator area into the finish. Although the roads are narrow and bumpy, they are fast and tricky and among those to have fallen foul of this stage are Sébastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala and Ott Tänak. The final 3km run alongside Torsby airfield service park, and before the last section near a ski centre is a rallycross-style arena with plenty of fast bends and a jump.




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