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In attendance:

Craig Breen, Crew MRF Tyres

Erik Cais, Yacco ACCR Crew

Callum Devine, Motorsport Eire Rally Academy

András Hadik, DVTK SE

Norbert Herczig, MOL Racing Crew

Andreas Mikkelsen, Topp-Vehicles Rally Crew

Frigyes Turán, Turán Motorsport SE

Ferenc Vincze, Pilis Racing Kft. / Dani Fischer Crew

Q:

You’ve carried out the recce Craig so how expansive is the problem you’ll face on Rally Hungary?

CB:

It’s a yelp positively. I’m no longer in actuality sure what we’re going to obtain this weekend for the reason that stages are one thing esteem I’ve never viewed before. Some parts are in actuality good with a good profile, good roads and the weather has positively been taking half in in a good formula so expectantly for the leisure of the weekend we can accept as true with some good emotions on those roads however the leisure of the weekend is going to be extra hard.

Q:

Cease any of the stages resemble what you’ve got gotten help dwelling in Eire and also are you able to make expend of that to your profit?

CB:

About a of the roads help dwelling are broken but a minimal of it’s Tarmac. Right here it’s elephantine gravel in some areas. We’ve some Tarmac sections in Valais but I’ve never carried out a Tarmac rally with so well-known gravel before. It used to be clearly esteem this closing year, it’s one other yelp and we’ll perfect deserve to seek how it goes but when when put next with help dwelling, to supply some credit score to the council of us making the roads help dwelling it’s Tarmac many of the time in Eire. Nonetheless pointless to relate the commonplace, wider roads are bumpy in areas so we’ll bag pleasure from that.

Q:

We’ve viewed for your social media that you just’ve been doing quite about a karting in the disappear-up to this match. Is that your commonplace preparation for a Tarmac match?

CB:

Finally the karting is one thing I carried out incorrectly is the lawful formula to connect it. After I stopped karting about 10 years ago I did it in the unhealthy formula and repeatedly felt I had some unfinished enterprise there. Finally my opinion is to strive to construct one thing at European or world stage again in the next while if I will squeeze it in. At any time when I bag help in the kart again it repeatedly is accessible in actuality hasty and in actuality naturally to me and I repeatedly bag pleasure from it. I grunt it’s lawful practicing and for me it’s the most bodily annoying yelp I’ve carried out and I repeatedly expend it to hone my abilities on Tarmac and retain myself strong but truthfully it’s a part of a long, long opinion to supply it a correct shot again.

Q:

From Alasdair Lindsay (DirtFish.com) by electronic mail: Which stage construct you personal will develop the first-payment difference to the tip results of the rally and why?

CB:

It’s miles depending on what the weather is doing. It’s dried up lots since we did the recce however the first two stages of the rally on the Saturday morning are the ones with the most amount of gravel on it, the most hard ones, I grunt unknown due to we’ve recced them in the worst stipulations and I judge that’s the attach we’ll gape the most amount of difficulties. Sunday is a slightly ‘easy’ day when when put next with that but there are composed some gravel parts, however the predominant a part of the action deserve to be on Saturday.

Q:

Turning to Erik Cais, two wins on nationwide rallies since we closing saw you on Rally Fafe Montelongo in Portugal. How accept as true with they helped you and how well-known self belief accept as true with they given you?

EC:

It used to be my first overall desire and it used to be twice in Italy and in Poland and it used to be a extremely lawful feeling before Hungary. Nonetheless it absolutely used to be for checking out and the expansive battle will likely be right here.

Q:

Given your mountain bike racing background you’ve commented before that you just quite bag pleasure from the slippery stipulations. Is it the same with a roof over your head and also are you able to bag pleasure from those stipulations?

EC:

I esteem mostly when the weather is changing lots but I in actuality feel esteem a gentleman due to I’m no longer dirty and I’m in a automobile inner. Nonetheless I additionally esteem the mud and the feeling of the auto when it’s going sideways at high tempo. I hope for rain however the weather forecast is taking a seek esteem it’d be sunny but that can additionally be okay due to in Hungary there is terribly about a mud in the road.

Q:

There used to be clearly quite about a mud and water in the road closing year must you won in ERC3. How can that abet you progress forward this year?

EC:

Obviously the abilities of the roads and what they seek esteem with the mud in the road and all the things is helping however the variation between the Fiesta R2 and R5 is totally expansive. This is in a position to perhaps well be one thing assorted when when put next with closing year, among the crucial stages are identical but possibly even quicker due to there is possibly no longer so well-known mud and water in the road so for me it would additionally be about getting abilities of riding this automobile in these stipulations.

Q:

Your co-driver Jindřiška Žáková injured her finger on Rally Fafe Montelongo and needed to desire a rally off but how is she doing now?

EC:

She composed has one thing on the finger but expectantly she’s going to likely be okay. We tried to construct some puncture practicing and it used to be rather bit assorted but I judge she’s going to likely be okay to construct it.

Q:

From Alasdair Lindsay (DirtFish.com) by electronic mail: How did the stipulations on the recce when when put next with closing year’s match – are they better or worse?

EC:

It looks to be better but closing year in cuts had been bushes and whenever you chop you entirely broken the auto. Now there are some things that whenever you chop you don’t entirely hurt the auto and heaps drivers will strive to prick the corners and additionally the mud from these corners will likely be in the road so strive to be careful to seek if the mud is coming or no longer. Nonetheless from the recce it looks to be better than closing year.

Q:

And which stage, from the recce, construct you suspect could be the most important stage that we all deserve to search out for?

EC:

For all individuals it’d be the longest one for the reason that stipulations on that stage commerce every metre.

Q:

Turning to Callum Devine, you famously had a podium right here closing year so what are the recollections from that weekend 12 months on?

CD:

It’s rather then closing year, that’s pointless to relate! It’s quite identical but we’re taking a seek forward to it and the recollections had been deciding on up for me doing the recce.

Q:

Are the stipulations we skilled closing year one thing to be enjoyed or persevered?

CD:

Somewhat of both. Closing year used to be rather success thanks to the punctures but I additionally esteem the slippery stipulations from help dwelling and it’s very slippery right here.

Q:

Can you summarise your season so a long way?

CD:

It’s presumably been the most annoying year for us. In Latvia we had our first expansive accident, we’ve additionally had rather contaminated success. Nonetheless we had a lawful lead to Portugal and we hope we can kick off from there and bag one other lawful result this weekend.

Q:

You’ve got a personnel-mate at the Motorsport Eire Rally Academy this weekend in Josh McErlean. How well-known can that abet you when discussing diagram and how well-known are you able to abet him with your abilities of closing year?

CD:

It’s advantageous and it’s radiant the Motorsport Eire Rally Academy is bringing Josh right here. They’re doing so well-known for the young drivers help dwelling. It’s lawful to accept as true with Josh right here and it’d be lawful abilities for him due to he’s presumably hasn’t tried the leisure esteem this before. I’ve been helping him to boot-known as I will, exhibiting him some onboards from closing year, which is additionally righteous. It’s good to accept as true with him right here, he’s a transient driver himself and it’d be lawful to seek him progress this weekend.

Q:

From Alasdair Lindsay (DirtFish.com) by electronic mail: 12 months on from closing year’s recce, what are you able to narrate us – better or worse from then to now?

CD:

The recce is composed quite the same, among the crucial cuts are composed there from closing year. There used to be quite about a rain closing year and that used to be actually cleaning the roads but now it’s well-known extra slippery due to there’s no rain cleaning the roads, well-known extra greasy. This is in a position to perhaps well be quite same to closing year with quite about a anti-prick devices in there too so it’s going to be a difficult rally.

Q:

Which stage construct you suspect could be the one who fans and journalists could perhaps well composed seek out for?

CD:

Sunday deserve to be lawful, it’s rather bit extra cleaner and all individuals will accept as true with bedded into it a bit extra and could perhaps well be ready to push on.

Q:

Turning to András Hadik, what does this match mean to you?

AH:

Two years ago I claimed my Hungarian title right here at a in actuality tantalizing disappear that used to be made up our minds only on the closing stage. It used to be a advanced disappear, dry, but foggy. Attributable to the pandemic yelp we started the season very unhurried this year. The focus is on the nationwide championship, I judge shall we composed no longer accept as true with any probability at the ERC disappear thanks to the top drivers coming to Rally Hungary, but we strive to desire pleasure in our experiences on the stages. This morning we realised that with regards to the total stages had been entirely dry, while we had moist take a look at on Wednesday, but we construct no longer dismay, due to we accept as true with the setup for dry weather as smartly. On the first day we strive to focal level on the Hungarian championship, and if we composed stand on Sunday, we can retain going and push as we can.

Q:

Turning to Norbert Herczig, how accept as true with your preparations long gone for the match and what’s it esteem to be competing on the same match as your son, Patrik?

NH:

The recce went smartly, and luckily, we accept as true with had some abilities from closing year, so we needed to alter our notes only a bit and now we are willing for the disappear. Closing year there had been many punctures, however the organizers took some sections out of the stages to develop our lives more straightforward. We’re a long way in the help of in the general standing, so there is just not any longer at all times a sense to decide on out any tactics, we deserve to easily push as we can and prepare for the 2021 season. A year ago, I never idea that I was going to compete at an ERC disappear with my very personal son, Patrik. I judge he’s well-known smarter, extra relaxed than me, he’s going minute by minute, so I construct no longer dismay about him, he’s right here to salvage kilometres.

Q:

Turning to Andreas Mikkelsen, what’s introduced you help to the European Rally Championship and additionally to Rally Hungary?

AM:

Smartly clearly I’m very overjoyed perfect to be competing again. It’s this kind of advantageous feeling to enter rally. I’ve been doing quite about a checking out this year but when Topp-Vehicles Rally Crew contacted me and requested me if I wished to construct Rally Hungary. Obviously I was very overjoyed and in actuality delighted to be help competing and I’m very overjoyed we made it happen. We had a advantageous take a look at this week and the personnel feels in actuality lawful, good of us and we’re willing to supply it a roam this weekend.

Q:

You’ve carried out the recce so what construct you personal? A expansive yelp forward or can it’s good?

AM:

It’s an wide yelp that lies before us. I don’t judge I’ve ever viewed a Tarmac rally with this amount of mud and gravel on the stages. Right here is intensely particular for this rally. I take into accout doing a rally in Hungary nearly 10 years ago now but it used to be in a obvious diagram in Pécs and right here is intensely assorted form of nature, assorted forms of stages. Nonetheless it absolutely’s a lawful yelp and the same for all individuals. We tested on entirely dry but some weeks ago I tested for Ypres after we additionally had quite about a mud and gravel in the road so I judge I must be confident riding in these sections. It’s in actuality arduous to dangle the grip stages and how arduous probabilities are you’ll perhaps well push. Obviously after we did the recce it used to be some days before after we arrived and among the crucial areas accept as true with dried up but to foretell these form of surface commerce for the reason that recce will likely be very sophisticated and I judge day one will in actuality narrate the tip results of the rally.

Q:

From Alasdair Lindsay (DirtFish.com) by electronic mail: What’s your purpose right here this weekend?

AM:

My purpose is intensely sure, I attain right here to strive to desire. I do know the opponents will likely be in actuality hard and it’s a brand new rally for us, which provides to the difficulties of coming right here. Nonetheless I in actuality feel in actuality lawful in the Škoda and I clearly accept as true with a long history with Škoda. Already on the take a look at the auto felt in actuality, in actuality good, I felt at ease and I was ready to push straight away. If I will accept as true with this sense all the draw by the rally then I will in actuality feel quite confident that I will battle at the top. If no longer I will likely be quite disappointed with myself. Nonetheless we can provide it a roam and let’s gape the attach we are.

Q:

Which stage will likely be key to the rally?

AM:

If there is a expansive gap to the front before the closing day, Sunday, it’s in actuality hard for the reason that Sunday stages are a bit extra easy. They’re in actuality like a flash and it’s arduous to develop a expansive difference. I construct personal Saturday’s stages will likely be critical and staying a long way from punctures will additionally be crucial must you seek closing year how well-known came about. Nonetheless stages two and three are edifying assorted due to you’ve got gotten quite about a muddy sections, namely stage three due to it’s quite a long stage as smartly. Stage four is new to all individuals and there probabilities are you’ll perhaps well develop a gap and construct one thing assorted. Stage 5 I grunt will likely be shut between all individuals so I will relate stages two, three and 4.

Q:

Finally, your mature co-driver Ola Fløene is help in the auto as an different of Anders. Can you give us an change on why that is?

AM:

It’s esteem going 10 years help to the ERC and IRC, help with Ola and help with the Škoda. Anders is having a kid or his wife is having a kid, fortunately, no longer him! So he desires to quit at dwelling which is intensely understandable and I’m sure that could be a special feeling. I’m very overjoyed to accept as true with Ola help on board. Every person knows one one more very smartly from before. Every person knows our programs and already on the first take a look at it used to be esteem we’d never been a long way from one one more. Issues are working smartly and I’m confident we can enlighten a lawful result together.

Q:

Turning to Frigyes Turán, the winner right here closing year. What had been your recollections of that day?

FT:

I judge shall we accept as true with deserved the 2d location closing year, and in a roundabout draw, we won attributable to the others’ yelp on the closing stage, which used to be a gift for us. It used to be an astounding feeling to desire the disappear, we learnt lots. Now we purpose for getting a lawful lead to the National Championship, and if we roam smartly on Saturday, we could perhaps well be delighted on Sunday, too. The disappear is long, very advanced, we need to desire the payment very neatly. We accept as true with got advantageous tyres, we did no longer actually accept as true with a puncture closing year, so I’m no longer in actuality delighted for the changes of the stages, due to I love sophisticated stipulations. Total I judge it’d be a bit more straightforward this year, but there are some critical sections. We accept as true with got a lawful automobile, a lawful personnel, we are absolutely willing for the disappear. The subject is strong, of World Rally Championship commonplace that offers extra motivation. I hope we can retain with the top drivers and shall we be in the top 5.

Q:

Turning to Ferenc Vincze, you led right here closing year but what are you able to construct this year?

FV:

We’re main the Hungarian nationwide championship by a single level, without a doubt, it makes me delighted, but closing year’s disappear used to be a bit extra relaxed, due to we had already won the title by Rally Hungary. We did no longer accept as true with any strain help then, we pushed as shall we. Now the Hungarian championship is the first precedence, we focal level on making an strive to defend our title. We strive to head bag, but absolutely like a flash. Two years ago we did no longer accept as true with the payment, closing year we had it, but we had technical problems and punctures, so I judge we deserve to obtain the steadiness between tempo and security for this year. The disappear will likely be more straightforward than it used to be closing year as it’d be dry, but we want to accept as true with a moist disappear, due to we stumbled on a lawful setup for moist surface all the draw by the take a look at. Every person knows the stages quite smartly, they’re tight and advanced, so we need to pressure very accurately, otherwise, we can accept as true with a likelihood to retire at any nook.


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