Mikko Hirvonen [BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT]:

"This has been the best rally of the season so far. The roads here are fast and narrow and the crowds provided a superb atmosphere. It's the first time I have won two consecutive rallies and it has put me into the lead of the championship ahead of my home rally in Finland. The weekend was perfect from start to finish. After Loeb's mistake on Friday, I thought I might have an easy drive but it wasn't to be. I had to drive flat out yesterday to stay ahead and it's a fantastic feeling to win after such a great fight. I started this morning determined to go flat out through the first loop of stages. When I saw the split times of the guys behind me I knew they weren't pushing so hard, so I was able to drive more cautiously. Everything is possible now regarding the championship. I'm in the lead, so it's in my own hands over the final four rounds."

Daniel Sordo [Citroen Total WRT]:

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"Seb's problem on Day 1 put me in a difficult situation because it meant I really had to make sure I finished at least third to be sure of finishing in the big points. Even so, I still managed to post some top times at a time when the two Ford drivers were both going flat out. I am sincerely sorry for Jari-Matti; I know how disappointing it can be to go off on the last stage of a rally."

Henning Solberg [Stobart VK M-Sport Ford WRT]:

"Wow, what an end to the rally, it's very sad for Ford but the podium is fantastic for me. We have come a long way since Thursday when the feeling after Shakedown wasn't very good and today the car has been much better. I've been driving as fast as I can on this rally and really been pushing hard in the battle with Petter; the fastest stage times we had today prove just that. We have had a learning weekend and this rally has some fantastic stages but it's also been very difficult. I've got the result I wanted, and that helps me maintain my position as the best non-factory driver in the championship."

Petter Solberg [PSWRT Citroen Xsara WRC]:

"This has been an unbelievable fast rally. We have been absolutely flat out all the time and totally on the limit, but it was never enough. Our old car is lacking power, compared to the new ones and it is almost impossible to keep up with them on the fast sections. And the oil leak [this morning] costs us a lot of seconds, without it I'm sure we could have kept Henning behind us."

Matthew Wilson [Stobart VK M-Sport Ford WRT]:

"The stages here have been amazing and the number of people here spectating has just been incredible; they really like their rallying here in Poland. One of the biggest challenges has been adjusting my brain to the speed of the stages here and trying to maintain the rhythm when the type of road changes. It's been really good preparation for Finland from that respect and it will be a help to have had three days driving at these speeds. We have taken a lot from this weekend and I need to just get my notes more consistent to be able to push harder."

Krzysztof Holowczyc [Stobart VK M-Sport Ford WRT]:

"It's been a fantastic rally and I'm very happy with the result. I have become the first Polish driver to score a drivers' point and to do it here on my home rally is a very special feeling; we've also scored our best WRC finish ever which was a big surprise at the end. I have to thank the fans, I have never seen so many people and flags and their energy and the atmosphere has really helped me along. It's five years since I have driven a WRC car and they have improved so much, this Focus is incredible and it's helped me to drive in a very clean and precise way."

Sebastien Loeb [Citroen Total WRT]:

"I obviously can't be satisfied with seventh place, but we did succeed in salvaging something from the weekend. Given the way things stand after this rally, I think the points we managed to secure here could turn out to be very valuable at the end of the year. I am now more fired up than ever for the next rounds."

Conrad Rautenbach [Citroen Junior Team]:

"The gaps both in front and behind us were large. I built up confidence with the Citro?n C4 WRC on these very quick roads this weekend. It is really valuable to gain more experience with the car under these conditions."

Kevin Abbring [Renault Clio RS R3]: [JWRC event winner]

"We tried to push very hard all the way through this rally. It was important to be fast, but it was more important to be clever. I was really happy to be leading on Day 1, but nobody would remember this if we crashed on Day 2, so I drove hard but did not take any risks. I really felt good and the car was working well, even though we were on the rev-limiter on the long straights and losing time to Kosciuszko. I was really sorry to hear that Kosciuszko had stopped, because I would have preferred to have a fight to the end."

Martin Prokop [Citroen C2 S1600]: [JWRC runner-up]

"It was very important for me to finish this rally, far more important than winning it, and we drove with that in mind. The final two rounds of the J-WRC will be very close now, but for sure after Kosciuszko retired and didn't score any points in Poland, it makes things a lot easier for me. Now I don't need to win both rallies to take the title, so I'm looking forward to Finland and Spain now."

Yoann Bonato [Suzuki Swift S1600]: [Third in JWRC]

"I was really expecting to finish fourth in Poland, but I am very happy to be on the podium. It is a very good result for the team and our sponsors and it was important for us to put in a good performance and reach the finish. This rally has been very fast and difficult, and very good
training for Rally Finland."

Notable retirements:

Sebastien Loeb [Citroen Total WRT]: [retired from day 1 in SS4 - went off the road. Re-started under the SupeRally on Saturday]

[Speaking on Friday] "There was a tree stump on our line and we hit it. It wasn't in our pacenotes, and neither Dani Sordo nor S?bastien Ogier had noted it either. You can't see it on the video. It's just bad luck. It's often said in France that you never get two in a row, without a third, and today's incident is our third setback in succession. We will now rejoin tomorrow thanks to the SupeRally ruling, but with a 20-minute penalty. It's obviously not all that stimulating a prospect but we've still got a chance to pick up some Manufacturers' points. We had a seven point lead [coming into this event] and now we will maybe be three behind Mikko. That is it. It is still close. Everything is possible for the end of the championship."

Evgeny Novikov [Citroen Junior Team]: [retired from day 1 in SS4 - went off the road. Re-started under the SupeRally on Saturday]

[Speaking on Friday] "Three corners from the end of the stage, we went over a crest a little too quickly. We went off the road and broke the suspension. Then we tried to fix the problem but it wasn't possible. So we will start again tomorrow under the SupeRally system."

Sebastien Ogier [Citroen Junior Team]: [retired from event in SS16 - engine]

"We lost power and decided to stop in order not to damage the engine further. I am very disappointed that our rally has ended this way [especially as we were running fourth at the time], but I think we have shown our capabilities well over the last three days. Our learning curve continues and we are building up more and more experience with each rally. I believe we can draw a positive conclusion from this event."

Jari-Matti Latvala [BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT]: [retired from event in SS18 - crashed]

"It was my mistake. I wasn't driving too quickly but I turned into the bend too early and clipped an oil barrel which was full of sand. The impact broke the steering and I couldn't turn into the next bend and hit the barrier on the opposite side of the road. I've let down the team and damaged Ford's dream of winning the manufacturers' title this year."

Team principals:

Malcolm Wilson [BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT - team director]:

"Mikko has been fantastic throughout. He drove superbly all weekend and thoroughly deserved to take his second win in a row. But I never expected to see what I saw on the final stage. I went to watch the perfect end of a perfect weekend but I can't believe what happened right in front of my eyes. It was heartbreaking to see such an excellent result slip away after both drivers did such a superb job for three days."

Gerard Quinn [Ford of Europe - motorsport manager]:

"Three consecutive wins is a great reward for the efforts of the team over recent months. Mikko leads the championship going into his home rally and that will be a special moment for him. All our efforts are geared towards maintaining our momentum in Finland, one of the sport's great classics, next month."

Olivier Quesnel [Citroen Racing - team principal]:

"We asked Evgeny Novikov and Conrad Rautenbach to let S?bastien Loeb past so that the Citro?n Total World Rally Team could score points that may well become vital by the end of the season. We were very disappointed when S?bastien Ogier retired after such a perfect run. It's been a difficult weekend, but Citro?n is the team which has come away with the highest number of points. We have extended our cushion at the top of the Manufacturers' championship to 17 points, and S?bastien is now just one point clear of Mikko Hirvonen in the Drivers' standings."

Malcolm Wilson [Stobart VK M-Sport Ford WRT - team boss]:

"It has been a really strong performance by the team on the final day and another podium for Henning after a bizarre last stage. All cars and crews were in good shape when they needed to push to improve their position today and I'm especially pleased for Krzysztof to be the first Pole to score a point in the WRC; it's great that he has done that as a part of the Stobart team. The rally has been really good preparation for Finland so things are looking very positive for the next event."

Andrew Tinkler [Stobart Group - CEO]:

"It's a surprise, and well-deserved, podium for Henning and we've also reached 250 points for the Stobart team; I'm really proud of what we achieved against the best rally teams in the world. The guys have all done a fantastic job on this new rally and their ever-growing experience is shining through with more consistent results and stage wins. I must congratulate Krzysztof on his points and it's great that he's achieved this as part of our team."

Benoit Nogier [Citroen Junior Team - manager]:

"S?bastien Ogier managed to get past both the Solberg brothers before a turbo problem prevented him from finishing the rally and going for the third place that he deserved. Nonetheless, it was an excellent performance from him and a good confirmation of his pace in Greece. Evgeny enjoyed himself throughout the weekend and underlined his talent once more. His speed was clear to see. Conrad drove a fault-free event and scored a point [after Latvala's accident in SS18]."

Mario Isola [Pirelli - rally manager]:

"From our point of view it was a perfect rally. All we had to do was supply the teams with the tyres, and there were no other problems for us to deal with. The wear rate has been excellent, while providing everyone with plenty of grip, and there have been no punctures despite some tricky conditions. Our soft compound gravel tyre - which will be used again in Finland and Britain - is seeing much more use compared to last year, but it has shown itself capable of adapting to a very wide range of different conditions. There was a particularly good fight in the Junior World Rally Championship as well. Unlike the main series, competitors are allowed to cut their tyres in the Junior Championship - adding an extra tactical element."