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FIESTA R5 QUOTES, 2018 RALLY DE PORTUGAL, SECTION SEVEN

Gus Greensmith (8th WRC 2) said:

“It’s been a rollercoaster – that’s the only way I can describe this rally.

“Friday was really good and we were able to control the lead, but on Saturday we got a puncture. It’s just one of those things that you have to deal with, but then we also had a suspension part fail on the road section to the final stage and, after that, the podium was out of reach.

“Today there was nothing left to do other than go for it and have some fun, which is exactly what we did.

“The speed is there, and the performance is there – we just need to pull it all together. If we can do that, I’m sure the first win won’t be far away.”

Nil Solans (9th WRC 2) said:

“This was a much better event for us. The car was working really well – we just suffered a little with the high temperatures which weren’t suited to our package. I feel as though I improved my driving a lot this weekend – with good lines and a good feeling behind the wheel. We’re learning a lot, but we also know that there are still many more things to learn.”

Pedro Heller (10th WRC 2) said:

“The event started really well for us and we were fighting in fourth place. Unfortunately we had a puncture on Saturday’s first loop and that cost us a lot of time. Then, in the last stage of the day, we went off the road and had to take a penalty.

“That dropped us down to tenth place and we fought to keep it today. But overall I was really pleased with our pace. Compared to last year it’s a big improvement and it was great to see that we could fight with the European drivers.”