SS9: Tänak back in front!
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SS9: Tänak back in front!

30/03/2019

Despite finishing second in this stage behind Dani Sordo, Ott Tänak retook the lead in the CORSICA linea – Tour de Corse by 2.3 seconds! Elfyn Evans is still in the fight for victory. Sébastien Ogier put on a great show in the stage setting the third-fastest time and has moved up to fifth to the detriment of Teemu Suninen. Sébastien Loeb was on the pace at the start of the special and then had a slight off without damage to his Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.

Saturday 30th March
SS9 (Castagniccia 1)
Distance: 47,18 km
Weather: Sunny
Road conditions: Dry, change of surface towards the end (gravel)

#5. KRIS MEEKE & SEBASTIAN MARSHALL
“It was incredibly slippery in places – one hell of a challenge. We did what we could. The damper settings aren’t perfect.”

#10. JARI-MATTI LATVALA & MIKKA ANTTILA
“I was surprised as it was very slippery and the surface changed often with gravel at the end. Overall, it’s going okay.”

#19. SÉBASTIEN LOEB & DANIEL ELENA
“I understeered in a left-hander. I wasn’t able to turn and I had to manoeuvre to restart. Car’s ok.”

#4. ESAPEKKA LAPPI & JANNE FERM
“It’s simply not possible to like this stage. It’s the worst.”

#1. SÉBASTIEN OGIER & JULIEN INGRASSIA
“Let’s wait and see what the others behind will do. I don’t really understand as my driving hasn’t changed since the start, but the time’s better.”

#3. TEEMU SUNINEN & MARKO SALMINEN
“It was a good stage for us even if we weren’t quick enough. We were too cautious in some places.”

#6. DANI SORDO & CARLOS DEL BARRIO
“I’m surprised as I set a good time. It’s difficult to know how to drive. We weren’t pushing in certain places. I’m happy with my time and that’s the most important thing.”

#11. THIERRY NEUVILLE & NICOLAS GILSOUL
“To be quite honest I don’t really know where I’m losing time. Maybe I was too cautious in places. It was tricky and there was a lot of gravel.”

#8. OTT TÄNAK & MARTIN JÄRVEOJA
“It was a difficult stage. Nobody was really on the ragged edge in this new special. My notes were good so no problems.”

#33. ELFYN EVANS & SCOTT MARTIN
“I touched something at the rear. We pushed really hard, but the road was very dirty.”

#22. LUKASZ PIENIAZEK & KAMIL HELLER
“It was very difficult. I was very careful. We have to finish the rally.”

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