Under a more and more torrid heat, Antony Warmbold and Gemma Price appreciably increased the rhythm at the beginning of the second leg of the Rally of Turkey. Even if the crew of the Ford Focus WRC ...
Under a more and more torrid heat, Antony Warmbold and Gemma Price appreciably increased the rhythm at the beginning of the second leg of the Rally of Turkey. Even if the crew of the Ford Focus WRC #12 made a bad tyre choice in the first special of the day, they approached the tenth position of the Turkish driver, Yasici. But already a problem on the breaks occurred. This problem will be worst on SS10, Perge2 and on Kumluca2 (36 kilometers)! Without brakes after about fifteen kilometers, Antony fights as much as he can in order to sign a correct time, which put him in 10th position. During the service, the M-Sport team decided to change all the brake system, including the master cylinder. After a 20 minutes intervention promptly carried out by all the team, Antony Warmbold and Gemma Price could leave the service park on time. Then Antony and Gemma had a perfect car during the last two stages of the day and it was finally into 9th position that the crew went back into the "parc ferme".
Antony Warmbold " The differential problem is now fixed, but today the brakes were not working! After nearly 15 kilometers, the break pedal became completely soft and the car did not brake any more. In SS 11 I really push hard in order to go to the end without losing too much time. I asked Gemma to sprinkle me water on the face during the special because I was really exhausted. Our mechanics were fantastic, in 20 minutes they did an incredible work. I hope that tomorrow we will be able to finally know a day without any problems!"