Post-match quotes from all the FIA European Rally Championship class winners on Rally Liepāja appear below. The ERC1 Junior and ERC3 Junior quote sheet will likely be in the market individually.


“It’s astonishing, right here’s a rally I luxuriate in and I luxuriate in the Latvian roads. Coming back right here all but again is merely astonishing on the change hand it used to be no longer a easy rally I can uncover you. The auto went on three cylinders earlier than stage eight and I believed if I set the ALS on perhaps this could maybe even sure. I drove perhaps six kilometres on three cylinders and I was luxuriate in ‘no, no, no’ nonetheless then in went k all but again, fortunately. Then I pushed very laborious and fortuitously I simplest lost six seconds so I was moderately surprised. We had been lucky the engine started working all but again because I was very insecure. I will most definitely attain extra ERC races, perhaps Azores, so I’m inflamed to proceed my ERC programme.”


“We had an distress with the engine, same luxuriate in in Poland three years ago. We stopped twice on the stage nonetheless we had been very cosy to be at the originate. But it with out a doubt used to be moderately k because had a lead in the category that we had tried to protect a watch on. We very great luxuriate in this rally and earlier than the rally I was basically taking a learn ahead to the phases. We are very cosy, we smile and we are cosy for the championship.”

KEN TORN (FIA ERC3, FIA ERC3 Junior winner)

“Whenever you don’t delight in any stress on you it’s more sturdy to pressure and it used to be luxuriate in this [when Mārtiņš Sesks retired]. On the present time started with the inducement that at the present time is no longer our day on the change hand it used to be coming dinky by dinky and right here we are with the victory all but again. Within the morning Mārtiņš took some time from us nonetheless he’s at home and we knew it can in all probability maybe well be luxuriate in this. We had some tiny errors, some issues with the tyre set on nonetheless I don’t deem we could maybe well attain better.”

MARTIN RADA (Abarth Rally Cup winner)

“We are very cosy. We are right here in the originate and thank you very great for the organisers. It is the first time for us on this flee, the first time in the gravel with this automobile. We try to be taught daily, every time. I was playing the riding on gravel. It’s my first launch on gravel with a rear-wheel-pressure automobile, I simplest did one gravel rally earlier than nonetheless with entrance-wheel pressure. It used to be no longer so easy and the grip used to be change in locations, nonetheless I enjoyed and even when I came right here simplest to be taught.”

ALEXEY LUKYANUK (FIA European Rally Championship leader)

“I could maybe well no longer delight in carried out extra. Oliver is extraordinarily rapidly right here with plenty of checking out and be conscious. However the background work they attain is extraordinarily change. For us it used to be one day of checking out, for Mads [Østberg] also, and we had been roughly on the same tempo as Mads. We can’t attain any better because we had been fully on the restrict. That it’s doubtless you’ll maybe well perhaps no longer decide everything. I was cosy with my decide in Rome and cushty with my third set right here. It’s the maximum we could maybe well hand over and I originate no longer delight in any complaints. It is in all likelihood even worse because in qualifying two days ago I was in ninth set nonetheless now we are on the podium. I was no longer waiting for to be on the podium to be factual so I’m cosy with my efficiency, with the automobile and with the tyres so attributable to everybody. It used to be a merely weekend all in all.”


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