Chief of the final classification of the Rally of Spain with 16 “four of margin, Thierry Neuville had sufficient to show a broad smile this Saturday night. On the impetus of his superb afternoon of Friday, the Belgian left the knife between The enamel as we speak to pile up the very best occasions once more, stuffed with confidence within the i20 Coupe WRC, he solely dropped one scratch out of the seven potential for the second stage.
“We virtually had the proper day, we solely want a scratch”, rejoiced Neuville on the microphone of the RTBF.
Beginning with zero “7 forward of Elfyn Evans this morning, the Hyundai Motorsport driver was capable of categorical himself fully regardless of the highway circumstances typically removed from best, like these encountered on the finish of the afternoon within the final actual particular.
“This afternoon, I continued to assault very onerous, besides within the El Montmell stage. There have been two or three very deep ropes, I did not really feel them, I hesitated slightly and let go a short while “, he continued. “However all through the day, we had a giant rhythm, we launched the massive assault, with out making any errors. When the sensation is sweet, we’re assured, we all know that the time can’t be dangerous. “
After two lengthy days of over 110 km timed, Rally Spain ends this Sunday with the “little” a part of the weekend with 4 specials for a complete of 50.90 km. If on paper it solely appears to be a formality, the final stage nonetheless guarantees to be very full-bodied with particularly a primary timed sector (SS14 in Santa Marina) contested at evening. Though a stable chief, Neuville was logically cautious in view of the circumstances anticipated this Sunday.
“Loads of issues can nonetheless occur. Tomorrow morning, we begin the day with a particular at the hours of darkness, then the Riudecanyes particular could be very twisty, you possibly can overheat the brakes and find yourself understeering”, he concluded with the Belgian media. “Loads of issues can occur, together with punctures, it was slightly concern this afternoon. We preserve our fingers crossed for a day with out glitches.”