Mikko (3rd) said:

“It was really slippery and tricky for us out there, but I have a really good feeling with the car and the pace has been good. The more time I have behind the wheel, the better it’s getting. I don’t have to think so much about the driving any more, it just works.

“The most difficult thing from this morning was that although the surface looks similar from one corner to the next, the grip level is changing all the time. It’s really tricky to find a consistent rhythm.

“Now, we just need to continue with the good job we’ve done so far – continue to match the pace of the Volkswagens and stay in the fight.”