Driver Quotes: Penultimate Day

Car no. 3 Ian Duncan/Amaar Slatch Ford Capri V8 Perana

Last time we won (2009) we were leading on the last day by 9 minutes, this time it was 9 seconds so today was stressful! Just because of that pressure it was much more challenging this year.

Car no. 6 Gérard Marcy/Stéphané Prevot Porsche 911

Every time we have done this event it is a different rally. It was tough two years ago because of the rain and this year it was really rough because there was no rain! We tried to keep to the same pace throughout and maybe we went a bit slower these last two days to save the car. We choose the sections where we know we can perform and push on those and then take it easier on the others. We’d be happy with sixth with the competitiveness of the field so third is a great result.

Car no. 7 Steve Perez/John Millington Datsun 260Z

I enjoyed today more than the whole of the rally. I pushed much harder today because those two Porsches were behind me and then I caught another Porsche on the last section. It’s been long and rough and I’m glad I’m here and very happy with fourth place.

Car no. 11 John Lloyd / Gavin Laurence Ford Escort RS1800

I’m knackered and too old for this! Today we took it gently-gently. With the competition in this event I’m really pleased with how we did. It was a very, very strong competitive entry and a really good event.

Car no. 29 Manvir Baryan / Jaswinder Chana Porsche 911

I’m very relieved to be here with the car immaculate – no bashes or dents – and we have had no problems today. In fact we’ve had very few problems all the way through. The only thing I feel about the rally is that it is perhaps a bit long – a sevenday event might be better and not keep us away from our families and businesses for so long!

Car no. 21 Patrick van Heurck / Alain Lopez Porsche 911

Today was fantastic, beautiful. We really enjoyed the drive down here but it was very hot! And the closer you got to the sea the hotter it got. The car is perfect and we had no problems today.