Some pictures from shakedown,  where Ott Tanak (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC) and Elfyn Evans (Toyota Yaris Wrc) set the same time of 2’13.6.  after the outs of Kalle Rovampera , Martin Prokop and Oliver Solberg, (in the photos)

Driver’s comments after shakedown

Car #33 E. Evans – S. Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC): It was ok, quite dry and loose but overall feeling was ok

Car #17 S. Ogier – J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC): Very hard to win here, this was shorter than usual, this stage is very different than usual, we have to adapt quickly. We need to push to win

Car #8 O. Tänak – M. Järveoja (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC): It is a Sardinian weekend, that’s it.

Car #69 K. Rovanpera – J. Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC): -They rolled on the outside of the first right hander after the finish line after setting the fastest time of the first loop in 2’18”5. Crew OK-

Car #11 T. Neuville – N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): (about Rovampera) They went off after the finish, but they seemed ok. We are flat out, we fought in Turkey and we need to fight here.

Car #4 E. Lappi – J. Ferm (Ford Fiesta WRC): Actually it is quite ok, a good grip, it is cleaning a lot.

Car #3 T. Suninen – J. Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta WRC): Nice rally again, very tricky, first stage tomorrow it is very difficult and narrow. I am happy to be here but we need to get a good rhythm.

Car #44 G. Greensmith – E. Edmondson (Ford Fiesta WRC): We can work to improve, we can push, this stage quite narrow.

Car #18 T. Katsuta – D. Barritt (Toyota Yaris WRC): I don’t know what it is going to happen, I will try to survive, we will see tomorrow.

Car #6 D. Sordo – C. Del Barrio (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC): It is good, I am really happy with the balance, I am happy with the car, I am enjoying it a lot.

Car #21 A. Mikkelsen (Citroen C3 WRC / “Pirelli car”): It will be a very nice weekend with the new Pirelli tires and we will enjoy it a lot.