Stage 14 in Sweden - notes and quotes

Stage 14 in Sweden - notes and quotes

17.02.2018: WRC RALLYES 2018 SWEDEN RALLY Saturday, February 17th, 2018 Sat 15:56 - Sweden after SS14

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Sat 15:56 - Sweden after SS14

1.     BEL T. NEUVILLE    
2.     IRL C. BREEN     +18.8
3.     NOR A. MIKKELSEN     +30.8
4.     NZL H. PADDON     +38.4
5.     NOR M. OSTBERG     +56.5
6.     FIN E. LAPPI     +1:04.9
7.     FIN J. LATVALA     +1:59.9
8.     FIN T. SUNINEN     +2:16.1
9.     EST O. TÄNAK     +3:41.1
10.     FRA S. OGIER     +4:22.1
11.     GBR E. EVANS     +4:49.0
12.     JPN T. KATSUTA     +7:33.5
13.     SWE P. TIDEMAND     +7:45.6
14.     NOR O. VEIBY     +7:57.8
15.     SWE M. ADIELSSON     +9:07.6

Sat 16:06 - Sweden WRC2 after SS14

1.Katsuta 2h26m49.1s, 2.Tidemand +12.1s, 3.Veiby +24.3s, 4.Adielsson +1m34.1s, 5.Tuohino +1m57.4s

Sat 15:53 - SS14: Neuville

Fastest by 4sec and lucky to emerge unscathed after a shocking corkscrew jump from Colin's Crest - the car landing on its two right wheels. "I touched the bank a bit over Colin's Crest. Last year I took it easy and went out. Now are in a fight so I'm pushing."

Sat 15:49 - SS14: Mikkelsen

Eight-tenths quicker than Breen. "I just tried to keep it clean. A very good run for me. I'm happy with that."

Sat 15:47 - SS14: Paddon

3.3sec slower than Breen. "Surprisingly slippery. Great to see a lot of fans out here enjoying it. It's fun to fight in these conditions."

Sat 15:44 - SS14: Breen

Quickest through. "More snow in there. With just one spare I think we made the right tyre choice for the loop. Two icy stages to come but I'm reasonably happy."

Sat 15:40 - SS14: Ostberg

Quickest so far and a 41 metre jump from Mads. "It was a nice feeling for sure. When I'm more confident the jump is less important. A good stage. I'm back to basics now with the set-up and I'll probably keep it like this until the end."

Sat 15:37 - SS14: Suninen

Third fastest. "Difficult stage. Just need to improve and do a better job."

Sat 15:34 - SS14: Lappi

A new quickest time for Lappi. "If I can catch Ostberg for sure I will try, but it's so equal. It's not easy to make big differences."

Sat 15:32 - SS14: Latvala

Quickest so far but deeply unhappy with his Yaris. "This car is not okay, there is something strange with the transmission system. It's oversteering and understeering, the engine almost stalls on the gear-change too. We have to see what the problem is. For tomorrow I will change the differential. It has been horrible to drive."

Sat 15:29 - SS14: Tanak

Quickest so far but still fuming after his previous stage collision. "How disappointed am I? I'm really happy."

Sat 15:25 - SS14: Evans

"A fair few studs missing from our tyres now. We'll asses the situation now but maybe two spare tyres could have been a better choice."

Sat 15:22 - SS14: Ogier

A massive 41metre jump over Colin's Crest and Ogier completes 30.1sec quicker than Solberg. "Maybe the jump was the only fun part of the stage. At least we enjoy on the first loop. Now, not much we can do. "

Sat 15:19 - SS14: Solberg

"That was a bad stage. Lots of snow and I had problems with the brakes from the start."

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