1 May 2013
Rally Argentina - Pre-event press conference
Rally Argentina pre-event press conference with Sebastien Loeb, Sebastien Ogier, Gabriel Pozzo and Dani Sordo
Drivers: Sebastien Loeb (Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT), Sebastien Ogier (Volkswagen Motorsport), Gabriel Pozzo (Qatar World Rally Team) and Dani Sordo (Abu Dhabi Citroen Total World Rally Team).
Sebastien, it's been a couple of rallies since we saw you; Rally Sweden. We've missed you; have you missed us?
No! I enjoy my new life. I haven't got a lot of time to think. I've done a lot of testing, driving, racing, everything, so it was okay.
We thought you were taking a step away from WRC to relax a little bit, but you seem to be doing more work than normal.
Yes at the moment, but I will relax soon, maybe, but for sure I decided to enter the GT Championship plus the test, I do some Super Car races, also I'll do Pikes Peak plus some rallies. A lot of things but okay at the moment I enjoy it, I will be busy these months now but after I will be more quiet at the end of the season.
We have all been wondering how you would adapt getting back into the rally car; we heard you say to the press that you could be a little bit rusty, but on the Qualifying stage this morning it was business as usual. How did it feel getting back in the car?
It was okay. I didn't do everything to prepare as well as possible to come here because I did only one test since Catalunya last year on gravel. It's not a lot of driving so I didn't know really how I would be or feel in the car. The first pass was a little bit strange, I had to think more than usual. It was not completely natural but then the feeling came back, the feeling of the car was good, so until now it's okay.
How are you feeling about the event itself? I know you've said in the past you only compete to win, so I'm guessing that is the objective this weekend?
No. I compete because we planned that since the start of the season that I will come here. For sure I don't like to lose, I prefer to win and if I feel well in the car, I will push and I will try my best. For the rest, I don't have really the pressure to win. It will not change my life if I win or not here, so we will see.
So that's not really yes or no, is it?
I am here to have fun so I will just try to take the feeling with the car. Today was okay. If it is the same tomorrow and we are in the fight that's great, if not, it's not a drama.
You tell me that you have been busy and have not much time to see what's happening in the WRC. But what have you thought about your team-mates performance since you've been away?
Tagged as: m-sport , Abu Dhabi , Sordo , Sebastien Ogier , press conference , Dani Sordo , Argentina , Sébastien Loeb , Citroën , Qatar , Ogier , volkswagen , Pozzo , Gabriel Pozzo
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