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"It's good to end the year with an extra point. We got to the end of a really difficult event by driving consistently and not making any mistakes. It's a good result and I'm hoping for more of the same next season."


Eyvind Brynildsen [Skoda Fabia S2000]: [P-WRC winner]

"What a weekend! Finally! It has been the best weekend of all my life. Everything is just perfect and I am so so happy. I have no idea what 2010 brings but I hope this rally and my success in Spain proves my potential - but it all depends on the money."


Martin Prokop [Mitsubishi Lancer Evo]: [P-WRC runner-up]

"This year [the PWRC] has not been very good for us. I lost some motivation after Argentina but for sure I would like to stay in WRC in 2010. Oh, and the eggs haven't smashed in the back of the car!"


Steve Perez [Stobart VK M-Sport Ford WRT]:

"It has been a really exciting rally. We have been trying so hard the whole way around and on the penultimate stage we passed Aaron Burkart who had gone off, so then we really had to push on the last stage to hold him off. It's a good result, but a shame that we missed the top ten by 20 seconds. I am really happy with how it went. It's just a case of pushing yourself on a WRC event because you are competing against the best and they really make you raise your game."


Aaron Burkart [Citroen Junior Team]:

"It was good fun but on the second to last stage we were behind Ogier for 2km and we could not overtake. I was quite angry and I lost concentration. We got stuck off the road and lost four minutes trying to get the car out of the mud. I really enjoyed myself throughout this rally though and I'd like to thank Citroën for giving me the chance to drive the C4 WRC alongside the best drivers in the world. I've learnt a lot from all of the team during this great experience."


Toshi Arai [Subaru Impreza]: [P-WRC third placed finisher]

"We had difficult conditions but for us it was not easy to carry the speed. We find many problems with the car and I need to improve my driving style."


Khalid Al Qassimi [BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT]:

"I am very pleased with our form over the past two days in Wales. We were unlucky with the problem with our driveshaft on Friday but we battled hard over the past few days in what are the hardest conditions I have driven in. It has been a long season – we have performed well and improved a lot. It has been our best year yet and I'm really happy with our overall performance."





Notable retirements:

Sebastien Ogier [Citroen Junior Team]: [retired on day 3 in SS15 – suspension, had been running in a comfortable fifth]

"We went off about two kilometres into [the penultimate] stage. I think one of the cars in front may have hit a bank and bought some rocks onto the track. I couldn't go around them and that's it, rally over."





Team principals:

Frédéric Banzet [director of Automobiles Citroën]:

"Three weeks after winning the Manufacturers' title, we've rounded off this extraordinary season with the Drivers' title, too. We'd got it back to five titles each, but now Seb's slipped back ahead with his sixth! We're pleased to have the best team, and best driver and co-driver, in the WRC. Rallying is fits perfectly with Citroën' strategy; it's an integral part of the brand's DNA. Motor sport is important, and particularly when you win - and that's what we've achieved again this year."


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



Tagged as: Wales , Citroën , Sébastien Loeb , day 3

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