You can’t win a World Championship by keeping a safety margin. To reach that goal, you have to take risks all the time, go flat out, play with the limits. This edition of Wales Rally GB was no exception. We were driving 100% from the very first stage despite our road position.
Conditions were especially tricky: slippery stages, a really high rythm and difficult tyre choices. Everything was going fine and we were second overall after the tenth stage… But in Sweet Lamb Hafren –and for the first time in a long while– we went off.
In a long right curve, our Hyundai went wide to end up in a ditch. Consequence: 50 seconds lost (… thanks again to the spectators! 💛) and our hopes to fight for the podium gone. But we all know that’s also part of rallying.
From that moment, we had to stay focus on our main target and score as many points as possible to stay in lead of the championship. Together, we managed that rally end perfectly with 2 bonus points in the Power Stage and a fifth place overall.
We have 2 rounds left to keep our position in the Championship… and reach our final goal.
So the least we can say is that we can’t wait to be in Catalunya and that we will need your support for this season end more than ever!