I can probably explain more after the test next week, but they have worked on the balance of the car and on addressing all of the problems we had last year. It is heading in a good direction.
Looking at your rivals, what did you make of Citroen
and the performance of Sebastien Loeb
and Daniel Sordo
in the new C4? Were you surprised by the pace of the C4 and the fact Seb and Dani managed a 1-2 finish?
It is not surprising - given the amount of testing they have done with that car. They have had enough time to develop it; that is for sure. They have done it well, they have done it properly and that is why they get the results.
Is that daunting for you and Subaru?
It's not [daunting] - its life. That is what we have got to do. We have got to get to that level and get the whole package working as well. That is what we are working on.
Will the new Impreza be able to match the C4?
I think it is hard to say at the moment, until I drive it more and have more of an understanding with it. We won't know until Mexico or even a bit later in the year, once we have done some development on it.