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Rally Sardinia: JWRC: Citroen first leg notes

Junior WRC - With the C2 Super 1600's drivers SS1 : second fastest time for Kris Meeke. A puncture for Dani Sordo on that stage : "Of course we lost some time when we stopped to change the wheel, but also just when we were about to restart, Luca...

Junior WRC - With the C2 Super 1600's drivers

SS1 : second fastest time for Kris Meeke. A puncture for Dani Sordo on that stage : "Of course we lost some time when we stopped to change the wheel, but also just when we were about to restart, Luca Betti arrived. We let him go first but then we had to drive in his dust for the last seventeen kilometres..."

SS2 : third fastest time for Dani Sordo. A puncture for Kris Meeke. "It's a pity because we had set a good time on the first stage. We first tried to drive with the wheel like that but stopped to change it in the end. On this terrain, it seems that the more you push, the less fast you go ! "

SS3 : fastest time for Kris Meeke. Third time for Dani Sordo

Service A : Daniel Sordo : " We changed the suspension on the car taking the same settings as Kris had for the first loop. We didn't chose it this morning as we never tested it before".

Leaving service, Andrea Dallavilla (C2 Super 1600 of the Vieffe Corse team) driving out of the JWRC classification, noticed a strange noise. The engine support was broken and he stopped before the start of stage 4 to restart tomorrow morning.

SS4 : fastest time for Dani Sordo. Third fastest time for Kris Meeke Kris Meeke : " One kilometre into stage 1, I broke the front bumper and the engine air intake. I slowed down so as not to damage the engine. "

Conrad Rautenbach (C2 Super 1600 P. H. Sport) : " The first loop was ok as we didn't have any punctures. But this afternoon was less lucky. We experienced a puncture on stage 4 and had to drive the last eight kilometres like this. We also had some misfire problems on the last two stages but we know where it comes from and my mechanics will fix it for tomorrow."

SS5 : Dani and Kris set the two fastest times

SS6 : fastest time for Dani Sordo. Fourth fastest for Kris Meeke. Dani : " After the refuelling just before the last stage, the marshals closed the back window but we didn't check it was done correctly. During the stage it opened and we had to drive like this with all the dust coming in the car !

Service B (end of leg 1).

Kris Meeke, third : " I find the second loop was cleaner and that terrain suited me better. Despite the problems we had with the broken bumper, I really enjoyed this group of stages. Tomorrow, it will be a difficult day again with a long, rough and tricky stage."

Dani Sordo, fifth : "We had a good second pass through the stages, and we're really happy that we set the three fastest times of that loop. I think our times and those of Kris definitely show the level of performance of the C2 Super 1600 ! "

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Series WRC
Drivers Andrea Dallavilla , Kris Meeke , Conrad Rautenbach , Daniel Sordo , Luca Betti
Teams Citroën World Rally Team