WRC » 25 October 2009
PWRC: Rally GB - Post-event press conference
I know where I want to be but I know where I have to be and that's on my machine to mail more companies to get more money, but I'd really like to be in the Skoda next year in the S2000 World Cup. But we will see, it depends on the budget so I really need to work hard. With Spain, the first time on tarmac with this type of car, we won and first time on gravel in GB we won again and I think we have done a good job, the whole team. It's the first time the team is in the World Championship in Spain and we were so happy with the victory and we won here against I will say the top level in group N, all the best guys. Around me all the PWRC Champions, you can mention all the guys around and Prokop in the Juniors too. For me, I'm only 21 years old and really happy I can beat those guys.
How much will this win help to be able to secure something for next year do you think?
In the old days you just went flat out and hopefully you won the rally and someone picked you up and you could do a test for any team. The sport has changed and now you spend more money, but I think it's really, really good and I think I've bought a ticket for next year with those results so we'll just see, I just have to work really hard to find money, I think that's the key at the moment.
It is all about money these days isn't it and it is about sponsorship, but with the talent that Eyvind has got at his age, surely teams will be looking for something like that?
As you understand he is not a dreamer, he knows that if he was a talented football player he could buy a pair of boots and be successful in a great team, but with a rally car it a bit difficult so we will see what it will bring, but it would be ideal to get back in the World Rally Championship in S2000 in 2010.
And what about you, we've seen you competing with many drivers, are we still going to see you competing next year?
I hope so yes, if you are not fed up with me!
We're never fed up with you Mr Giraudet, we would like you back! Eyvind, tell me how it felt to go across the flying finish knowing that you had sealed the deal. Was that a special moment?
It was a really, really good feeling, but I enjoyed the stage. Normally when you go into the stage and know that you have the job to win the rally, normally you are a bit nervous, but I was just enjoying it and we did the same as normal, we did the same with the tyre pressure before the stage. We went out and did a normal start and actually I need to push to be able to drive safe, so I went out with a normal pace, just took it a bit easy in some places and ok I was really, really happy when I could see the yellow board also the red one of course and I had a big, big smile when I crossed the finish line and I knew that I had won the rally and the next car is 1 minute 56 seconds behind. It's a good feeling.
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