I think we are in a really good position and in a really good fight. We were really unlucky to get a puncture on the first stage [of the morning, SS2] and then we hit a rock quite hard at the beginning of the long one [SS3] so maybe we were a little too cautious through there.

“In fast places we can push a little bit more, but it is so twisty that if you push too hard and slide too much you end up losing time. We just need to find a good rhythm and have a smooth run. On the recce it always looks really nice and smooth, but once the rally starts and everyone is making cuts there are so many rocks and obstacles that you need to avoid.”