M-Sport press release
Elsewhere, End Of Day Quotes, Rally Mexico, Day 1
Mads Østberg, Adapta Motorsport World Rally Team (3rd) said:
“I think this afternoon has been quite ok. We have tried to push but I am still not one hundred per cent happy with the car. We just have to try and make some changes and see if we go in the right direction. The car is drivable, but it’s not perfect and we still have some places where we can improve.
“I’m still getting used to the gravel and still learning the rally. It’s only our second time here so I think we’re doing ok and hopefully we can push a little bit more tomorrow.”
Chris Atkinson, Monster World Rally Team (8th) said:
“We had no problems all afternoon but we’re still not where we need to be. We tried to push a bit harder this afternoon but the times didn’t really come so we’ll try some different set-ups in service and hopefully tomorrow we can go a lot faster.”
Ken Block, Monster World Rally Team (15th) said:
“This afternoon has been a little bit frustrating. We tried a couple of different driving styles to see if it is any quicker, but I can’t necessarily figure out what I’m doing wrong and right.
“The stages went well, although I had the tracker come out from underneath my feet and it was bouncing around in the foot well and getting under the pedals. We just hit a rock and it popped all the zip-ties off so that was a bit frustrating for a couple of kilometres.
“Other than that it was just trying to have a good clean run this afternoon because this morning was so frustrating. Tomorrow, it’s flat out.”
Ricardo Triviño (13th) said:
“This afternoon has been much better than this morning. The feeling with the car was a lot better and there was much more grip than we saw earlier.
“Tomorrow the stages are much better suited to my driving style. I know the stages pretty well and I really like driving Ibarrilla and Comanjilla – they’re very good, really good fun to drive!
“The car is perfect so hopefully tomorrow we can go out there with more attack and make up some places.”