Once again the day was typified by problems hitting crews throughout the field. After setting ninth fastest time on the opening stage, Janne was then slowed on the next when a pipe to the turbo was shaken loose by the battering from the rough...
Once again the day was typified by problems hitting crews throughout the field. After setting ninth fastest time on the opening stage, Janne was then slowed on the next when a pipe to the turbo was shaken loose by the battering from the rough roads. Armin had settled into a safe pace to stay clear of the dramas that hit other crews but left the road on SS11. He will restart tomorrow in 17th place overall.
Tomorrow's final leg features six more stages in the mountains to the north east of Lemesos. The leg includes 95.34kms of stages in a total route of 319.26kms.
Janne Tuohino: "We started well and today's roads were a bit smoother than yesterdays although that still means they are very rough. About 5kms into the second stage we lost power and at the end we found that the turbo pipe had been shaken off. It only took a few minutes to fix it and although we lost a lot of time it only cost us one place and weve since made that up this afternoon."
Armin Schwarz: "Today was all about trying to drive with caution, almost at cruise speed, to stay out of trouble. Unfortunately we ran over a big rock about 6kms into SS11 which kicked the car into the air from the impact with the sump guard. It was just before a corner and so we went off the road and couldnt get back on. The car isnt damaged and we should be back out again tomorrow."
Martin Muehlmeier (Head of Škoda Motorsport): "Janne is driving with the right amount of caution for this rally and is in a position to score points in both championships if he continues like this. When Armin left the road he was our second car in the manufacturers points so it is disappointing to lose that place but these things can happen on a tough event like this."