ERC: Madeira start of day two notes

The 7th round of the European Rally Championships - The start of day 2 Thiry leads them into the second day The second day of the Rali Vinho da Madeira began in overcast conditions and all of the top drivers appeared satisfied with the result of...

The 7th round of the European Rally Championships - The start of day 2 Thiry leads them into the second day

The second day of the Rali Vinho da Madeira began in overcast conditions and all of the top drivers appeared satisfied with the result of the first stage which saw European Championship leader Bruno Thiry, take a slender 0.1 sec lead over his main rival Miguel Campos.

Drivers Comments...

Bruno Thiry - Peugeot 206 WRC

"It was nice to get a small psychological advantage from the first stage and I'm looking forward to today. We have customer tyres so I am a little afraid as to how they will wear."

Miguel Campos - Peugeot 206 WRC " Well...today the rally really starts...I have a good feeling about the car and apart from Thiry..I see Travaglia and Delecour as the drivers who could be pushing hard."

Henrik Lundgaard - Ford Focus WRC

"The suspension is a little hard but we will wait and see what happens on the first couple of stages before changing anything."

Manfred Stohl - Ford Focus WRC

"It may look like a sprint rally but the stages are very difficult so perhaps thats an over exageration. Its the second time I have been in Madeira...I was 5th here last year."

Renato Travaglia - Peugeot 206 WRC

"I had a small problem with the turbo at yesterdays Super Special so we are changing it now."

Francois Delecour - Peugeot 206 WRC

"We had intercom problems on the first stage."

Evgeny Vasin - Peugeot 206 WRC

"We took it easy on the first stage and we'll have to see how it goes on the first couple of stages."

Partick Snijers - Subaru Impreza WRC

"The car was not particularly suited to the Super Special but I am looking forward to when we get into the mountains."

Ten stages await the teams on this second day and the first car is expected back in Parc Ferme at 1921 hrs.

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Series Other rally
Drivers Miguel Campos , François Delecour , Henrik Lundgaard , Manfred Stohl , Renato Travaglia