FRIDAY, JUNE 6
INFO FROM SERVICE PARK, AFTER SPECIAL STAGE 9
Car #40 N. Al-Attiyah / G. Bernacchini: "A very long and tough day. I am second, but I could be first if the stewards gave us the time we asked for after the first loop at Loelle. Tomorrow will be hard anyway".

Car #6 E. Evans / D. Barritt: "It was a very tough day for us and not positive at all for M Sport because of what happened to Hirvonen. I have the same position as last year but I realize that things are getting better and better. I made a big step forward".

Car #10 R. Kubica / M. Szczepaniak: "It was a very positive day, my best on gravel. This afternoon is the first time I have really had fun in a World Rally Car. We have been improving our performance stage by stage and also we set a third time at the end. I had a lot of fun, but the race is still long. We have to see what we can reach".

Car #20 H. Paddon / J. Kennard: "Tomorrow will be even harder. However, I am happy with my race. I had a puncture in SS7 where I lost a bit".

Car #9 A. Mikkelsen / O. Floene: "I am 4 seconds far from podium. Car setup is really good, I think it is possible to fight back and give Volkswagen a 1-2-3".

Car #7 T. Neuville / N. Gilsoul: "We had a problem on SS5. Something happened on the suspension and I lost too much time. It was a pity, it could go a lot better, conditions are very difficult, we'll see what we can do now".

Car #4 M. Ostberg / J. Andersson: "Great fighting all day long. In the end I am happy with my third place and everything went really good. Tomorrow I have to try to defend my position from Mikkelsen".

Car #2 J.-M. Latvala / M. Anttila: "Frankly I didn't think to finish the first day ahead. On the contrary I believed to be somewhere in the top-five because I thought that Citroen and Ford, and at some point Hyundai also, would be ahead of us. Everything has changed at Loell, a very tough stage. Tomorrow we'll see what happen in the 60 kilometres stage: it is so easy to make mistakes in Sardinia and it will be easier this time".

Car #1 - S. Ogier / J. Ingrassia: "It was a very hard day, something like Mexico or Australia. It wasn't easy. At first loop pushing so hard without making good times was so frustrating. In the afternoon things went better. I took a good pace and now the second leg is here. I like it, it is my favorite Sardinia. It will be tough but I have to try to catch Jari-Matti".

Car #16 - H. Solberg / L. Minor: "I am happy. I did my race. I hope to do my best tomorrow, above all in the 60 kilometres stage. A good tire managing will be crucial".