THURSDAY, JUNE 5
INFO FROM SERVICE PARK AFTER THE SHAKEDOWN
Car #1 - S. Ogier: Despite Latvala's win in Argentina I am not feeling extra pressure. The route has slightly changed and it is slower in some places. Basically it is more technical. The longest Special Stage will be very important, above all if it will be very hot. I am confident with the championship, I have a good advantage in the standings although this rally will be a tough one, especially during the first day because we will open the starting order. Both M Sport and Citroen drivers have better starting positions, and also a bit Jari-Matti. By the way, I am not worried about tyres management. We have as many as 29 tyres available for the whole race.

Car #2 - J.-M. Latvala: In the Shakedown our car was good. We feel ok even if we are awaiting a tougher and more technical race than in the past. First leg will be crucial for the standings because our opponents will start in better positions and stages will be very clean. After Argentina I feel very confident. My mental trainer, Christopher Treyer, is being very important also here.

Car #3 - K. Meeke: I know Sardinia's gravel roads but specifically not the ones of this edition. I have to say that each rally is different behind the wheel of a WRC car. I really like service park's atmosphere. I've seen a lot of enthusiasm here in Alghero and I think it will be the same in Cagliari.

Car #4 - M. Ostberg: Now my hand is ok. It will be a very tough race, as usual. Concentration will be very important from the first stage. It will be as tough as in Portugal. We have to manege everything well and, on second loop, be careful as the stages could be dirty and so more difficult. Podium is my target but this time I hope to put more pressure on Volkswagen cars.

Car #6 - E. Evans: It will be the first time I can take part in a rally for the second time with a WRC car. My target is to try to set good times and finish the race in the best possible position.

Car #7 - T. Neuville: It will be hard for me to repeat last year's second place. As usual, I'll try to do my best. The race has a very difficult first leg, especially in the two Terranova stages. Managing tyres will not be easy for us. Volkswagen cars are favorite but Fiesta could be very competitive.

Car #8 - H. Hanninen: Rally Italia Sardegna is one of my favorite races and this one will be my fifth time. However, I do not know Sunday's stages. I like a lot the Harbor Area of Alghero. It is very spectacular and there is a very good atmosphere in the thecnical zone.

Car #9 - A. Mikkelsen: I had some issues with fuel pressure on the first loop this morning during the Shakedown. That is why I was back in service park. Then everything was fine and new we are ready for Cagliari. I feel confident for the race and listening to notes in my mother tongue is quite better..

Car #10 - R. Kubica: There are new special stages. Honestly, I remembered them to be more easy. Sardinia has shown to be the most difficult race on the calendar again. I am happy of my time in the Shakedown.