Rally New Zealand - Pre-event press conference

The plan is like everybody to push as hard as possible and try to be in front if it is possible and fighting for winning the stages and being as high as possible in the classification.

Do you think a podium is possible here?

Dani Sordo:
Why not, anything is possible. We are here for fighting and to do our best.

Talk to us about the pre-event test. How did that go and are you happy with the set-up?

Dani Sordo:
To be honest we did not change very much because we did not have many choices. The car is good. I have a good feeling with the car. I only tried a little with tyres but nothing very different but the car is overall very good.

Everyone seems to love the event. How much to you rate this rally in terms of the WRC calendar?

Dani Sordo:
I think everyone really loves it here because it is very fast and special roads with the camber. You do the pace notes and do the recce slowly but after when you are really really fast in the car it is difficult but at the same time very exciting. In some places you can lose a lot of time and you don't understand because you don't keep as good a speed in the corners. It is difficult but I think you have to have good pace notes and have a lot of confidence in the car.

Related Pictures

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Dani Sordo (ESP), Mini John Cooper Works, MINI WRC TEAM
Thierry Neuville (BEL), Citroen DS3 WRC
Petter Solberg (NOR),  Ford Fiesta WRC, Ford World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team

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