WRC – S. Ogier: “Mexico is a gigantic advise of affairs whenever.”


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Transcript of the submit-tournament press convention organised by the FIA for the 2020 Rally Mexico.

2020 WRC - Rally Mexico - S. Ogier & J. Ingrassia

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Contemporary:

1st – Sébastien Ogier (FRA), Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team

1st – Julien Ingrassia (FRA), Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team

2nd – Ott Tänak (EST), Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team

2nd – Martin Järveoja (EST), Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team

third – Teemu Suninen (FIN), M-Sport Ford World Rally Team

third – Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), M-Sport Ford World Rally Team

Kai Lindström, Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team

Q:

Sébastien, a purchase here but a purchase beneath very a quantity of circumstances. It’s been a advise of affairs available this weekend. I do know how you will want certain emotions about competing here. How are you feeling?

SO:

For certain, we would have preferred to have an even time our first purchase with Toyota in a a quantity of context and really in actuality have an even time it because this day is properly a irregular victory. I didn’t are attempting to dash typically. I really were jubilant to elevate out it and I really have performed my job but, for me, maintaining human lifestyles might maybe well well must head first. I’m hoping we didn’t elevate any harm here to our associates in México. We had a quantity of enhance, like always here. But with the total fans here, to not give them autographs, not give them photos, they didn’t in actuality understand… I was attempting to elevate out my most attention-grabbing to appreciate what everyone in the enviornment is attempting to elevate out for the time being. That’s the fashion it is a long way but composed I agree with now we have performed a true rally, two true days with none mistakes. México is a gigantic advise of affairs whenever and now we have some true aspects for the championship this day.

Q:

Six victories with four a quantity of manufacturers. How did you fetch your thoughts into it? We have considered some large depart from you this weekend.

SO:

In fact, I agree with some of us have considered that, on Thursday, I was not feeling in actuality true. Daily the likelihood in the enviornment is changing. I had some news on Wednesday evening and I didn’t sleep and then, on Thursday, I was in actuality scuffling with myself to be there. I was not in actuality doing the job I might maybe well well must elevate out. Then I told myself, okay we offer out the rally and we in actuality elevate out it, or not. I shouldn’t keep on with it this between because that won’t elevate anything. So I’m happy. I felt considerable better on Friday and the automobile used to be ideal all weekend. We did not have any considerations and we took the victory. One more time, Julien and myself felt true here in México. We no doubt have a a quantity of reference to this website.

 

Q:

Julien, it is a a quantity of connection. We need to search out out about motivate to the Junior years here the put all of it began for you guys. Expose us about your feelings on the consequence here?

JI:

Seb said most of it. I steady are attempting to congratulate first the team because now we have considered that none of our automobile had any advise of affairs and likewise true efficiency. Congratulations to Kai and the team. That is three true performances produced with Toyota. That can maybe well additionally very properly be a extremely true originate to the season for the team.

Q:

This rally always poses a advise of affairs. Every single year, there might maybe be drama alongside the fashion. How fulfilling is it?

JI:

In spite of every part, 12 years ago it used to be our first tournament outside of France. I take note that many things took website. I take note we had a gas sample in the Provider Park and on this gas sample, the dates written were inappropriate. And steady there, I had a gas sample and the date used to be inappropriate. You behold, some irregular things are always taking place here in México and it be crucial to be focused. Now the times are rather prolonged. Now now we need to work lots from seven to 11. It is mostly in actuality large for the ambiance.

Q:

Ott, 2nd website and now we have considered an unlimited fight between you and Teemu Suninen. You made a intellectual originate on Friday but it absolutely regarded on the 2nd stage as if any podium likelihood used to be out of the window. What used to be your feeling when that point used to be misplaced?

OT:

I imagine every part started from the moment I made the error. We misplaced roughly the rear corner and the suspension used to be rather broken. It used to be a fancy danger but by some capacity I persisted and it used to be composed driveable. It used to be a not easy morning. We tried to repair and we tried to elevate thru the loop. We misplaced rather a quantity of time but a little bit not as a lot as we expected.

Q:

You had an unlimited fight this day but, on one stage, you said the sensation used to be inappropriate available. That didn’t translate into the stage time?

OT:

It has been a extremely tense weekend. I’d impart I haven’t felt completely assured to push in the phases. I really were attempting to intention in a technique to take care of out of danger. Friday morning proved already that there might maybe be not any intention we were going to compose it thru by pushing. The automobile is properly swiftly. It has a quantity of skill but there are many things which I need to learn and some things rather explicit. I’m certain now we have a quantity of work to elevate out and, at final, now we have some journey on gravel.

Q:

Martin you will were on the rostrum twice with the contemporary team. How has the journey been for you?

MJ:

New rally again with a contemporary team. Overall, it used to be a extremely not easy weekend. I agree with we made it ourselves more subtle. Friday regarded very depraved but in the tip, 2nd website shouldn’t be so depraved, pondering what took website then. With that perspective, I agree with we might maybe well well must be snug.

Q:

What were your impressions of Rally México? Obviously this year is rather a quantity of with every part that is taking place.

 

MJ:

In spite of every part, as a lot as now for me México events were very prolonged and subtle days, starting from the recce and likewise on Thursday. We were rather busy. We had no genuine time between Shakedown and going to the rostrum. Lengthy days but that is special in México.

Q:

Teemu Suninen, first podium of the season and an yarn fight this day. Consult with us about your journey. Are you snug to be on the rostrum?

TS:

I’m in actuality snug for the outcomes. The total rally used to be tense and not easy for us. I was by no technique in a happy zone because I saw a quantity of technical points with other autos. That used to be not easy to take care of watch over the automobile, the brakes and the tyres. Within the tip, we did it rather properly.

Q:

Having a get out about at the important thing stage after carrier this afternoon, you doubtlessly did an out of the ordinary job to fend him off?

TS:

Scamper, it used to be dry and I went flat out. Ott took most attention-grabbing not as a lot as one 2nd despite the truth that I stalled the automobile. Within the tip, he used to be swiftly but I’m able to be snug.

Q:

All week, you said you needed a true consequence here. Were you feeling stress after Monte and Sweden? Did what took website to Esapekka put more stress on you to fetch a produce for the team?

TS:

In spite of every part, when the team is asking me for some upright outcomes. Scamper, that’s appropriate.  

Q:

Did what took website to Esapekka put more stress on you to fetch a produce for the team?

TS:

Scamper, that’s appropriate.

Q:

Jarmo, you will were sitting with Teemu since Sardinia final year might maybe well well must you were on the rostrum. Support on the rostrum again. Expose us in regards to the development you will want considered with him.

JL:

Well, he used to be making development already after I joined him. Obviously, test after test and rally after rally, he is mostly taking a step forward and getting more journey. The stage is getting higher and higher. In opposition to those guys, it be crucial to be on the brink each and every single corner of the rally. There are a pair of additional steps to settle composed. We tried for certain, most likely not in each and every corner (this week) but nearly.

Q:

Jarmo, a quantity of circumstances here with the rally ending in come. What’s your journey of Rally México as an tournament?

JL:

I really were here since 2004, first time. I’ve always cherished it. It’s in actuality not easy. Things happen in each and every stage. It proved to be Rally México over again. I enjoyed it and now we’re on the rostrum.

Q:

Kai, Seb and Julien have secured their first purchase with the team. What’s your feeling at the tip of the tournament?

 

KL:

I’m very snug for Sébastien and Julien to purchase their first rally with us. Right here’s the important thing purchase in México for Toyota. Since 2017, after the fight – we’re very snug.

Q:

It’s a huge team effort to compose it happen since the important thing year here for the team used to be not an unlimited one? 

KL:

It’s the total fashion down to the total work and effort and discovering out from the total mistakes. Closing year we were finish. Studying from the mistakes is the important thing.

Q:

Consult with us about Elfyn Evans. He mentioned some points available. Brake points? 

KL:

The total drivers impart they rather hit the monetary institution. I agree with he hit it a little little bit of bit more and, after that, the automobile used to be feeling a little bit apprehensive and not 100%…then it used to be steady to offer the rally.

Q:

The decision used to be taken to remain the tournament tonight. What used to be that decision task like?

KL:

First of all, it is a fancy danger might maybe well well must you originate speaking about stopping the rally in some unspecified time in the future too early. But, beneath these circumstances and the likelihood across the enviornment with Europe closing their borders, the largest thing is to head home to our households whereas we composed can.

QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR

Daniel Ahumada (CHL) – Mega, Chile

Q:

Ott, are you able to give us your thoughts on the truth that we won’t have Chile or Argentina in the championship this season at this stage?

OT:

That is one thing that is out of our fingers. These are circumstances which can be taking place across the enviornment and Chile is also a a quantity of danger. But as opposed to that, it is a long way subtle to comment.

Carolina Figueroa (MEX) – Puesta a Punto, México

Q:

Sébastien, what are your feelings on the final minute modifications to the rally?

SO:

I agree with I mentioned it lots already. I’m no doubt concerned by the enviornment danger for the time being. I mentioned it used to be subtle to fetch a spotlight when of us might maybe well be in a fight for their lifestyles. There are intention more crucial things. With the likelihood not bettering for the time being, it used to be the moral call to cling up the rally tonight. I agree with we’ve composed had some true motion across two days. I’m certain the fans composed enjoyed it and we took a step in the moral route.

Q:

And when elevate out you question of the next dash?

SO:

I agree with I want a crystal ball and I don’t have it.

FIA WRC 2 CHAMPIONSHIP

Contemporary:

1st – Pontus Tidemand (SWE), Toksport WRT

1st – Patrik Barth (SWE), Toksport WRT

Q:

Pontus, you will want file here with three wins. It has been a true job from you available with the FIA WRC2 purchase?

PT:

I’d impart it’s a rally I admire. It is for sure one of my well-liked rallies. The phases and the condition of the phases and the ambiance from the of us.

Q:

It didn’t seem as if you made a single mistake available. Used to be that the case?

PT:

One moment we had. But we were a little bit lucky and it be crucial to be lucky in rally. It used to be not easy. That is how rally might maybe well well must be. I’m very snug to be here and grateful to my team and my co-driver. Let’s hope we are able to compose some more rallies this year.  

Q:

What would you impart used to be the most not easy half of the weekend?

PT:

Every thing, I’d impart. For certain, the 2nd trip is by no technique easy and the grip is changing so considerable.

Q:

Unquestionably you are taking a get out about across at the opposite guys (FIA WRC3) and comparing against them as properly, sure?

PT:

You typically compare your depart with the R5 autos and the World Rally Cars. On such rough rallies, it be crucial to be more cautious. 

Q:

Patrik, how has the weekend been out of your perspective?

PB:

It’s been a true rally. First time here for me in México and I in actuality enjoyed the ambiance. Me and Pontus had a extremely true dash on each and every single stage in actuality.

Q:

It is a outlandish ambiance. What vastly shocked you the most in regards to the tournament?

PB:

It’s laborious to impart. It’s a contemporary rally and… that claims all of it.


FIA WRC 3 CHAMPIONSHIP

Contemporary:

Marco Bulacia Wilkinson (BOL)

Giovanni Bernacchini (ITA)

Q:

Marco, FIA WRC3 winner. Closing year we saw a intellectual efficiency and that is even better. How are you feeling?

MB:

Right here’s my first purchase ever so I’m in actuality snug. I enjoyed the rally lots despite the truth that I purchased the stress. I was main the total time by minutes so it used to be very subtle to take care of the concentration and all these items. We in actuality enjoyed it.

Q:

We heard you dedicating the purchase to your dad. How gigantic a element has your father played in your profession as a rally driver?

MB:

He is like my mentor. He is mostly with me and, after I started, he used to be always instructing me. He used to be doing my depart notes at the muse. This victory, as I said, is devoted to him.

Q:

What elevate out you imagine you discovered from final year that helped you this year?

MB:

I agree with, since it is a long way my third time here, I really have more journey. I made an sparkling rally to purchase my class, I didn’t elevate out any gigantic mistakes. We have a contemporary automobile and a contemporary co-driver, so now we need to fetch frail to the things. Giovanni is a good. I agree with he has been here eight times and has more journey than me, for certain. It’s large to have him on my aspect.

Q:

What have you thought to be the total weekend and the journey in FIA WRC3?

GB

For me, it used to be a irregular feeling to realize motivate motivate after two years after stopping rallying. To realize motivate motivate with a victory is out of the ordinary. I attempted to share my journey from the muse with Marco. I behold that every part for the moment is working completely. I’m hoping that we are able to elevate out more rallies this season. Marco used to be running very true and intensely sparkling. He is proficient. To realize motivate motivate and purchase is an out of the ordinary feeling.

Q:

So no co-riding for two years?

GB:

In fact, three weeks ago, I made the Rally Oman with the cousin of Nasser Al-Attiyah, who’s often referred to as Nasser Al-Attiyah. It used to be steady one rally before México. I was attempting to elevate out a job composed in motor sport but the job at the desk shouldn’t be mine. The seat of the rally automobile is for me after 25 years. I’m nearly finish to 50-year-historical. I feel true.

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