Everybody obviously always wants more manufacturers'. But I think when we do change the type of car and go to Super 2000 or Super 1600 with turbo that might be a different story and you might get some more manufacturers' back. That is what the sport needs. It is fantastic that Ford and Citroen
have both committed but everybody always wants more.
Returning to this year, after Australia just Spain and GB remain on the agenda. Have you considered what you want to achieve on those two rounds?
Spain is a real nice tarmac rally. But it is going to be quite strange. It is going to be the only full tarmac rally that we have done since Germany last year. Obviously we drove on tarmac in Cyprus. But that was with a gravel set-up and everything like that. It is not really something you can compare. It seems a hell of a long time since we have done a full tarmac event. Hopefully we can maybe get some testing time before we start that event. That would be quite good after such a long lay off. It is difficult to change disciplines when you have been on gravel all year. It is an event though that I enjoy and I am looking forward to it. It is a rally where if we can just pick up some more points I will be happy.
Then with GB the plan is to just go as quick as we can. We will try and really push and see how high we can finish. I think this year, with it being in October, the weather conditions and everything should be a lot better. The stages should be in fantastic condition, especially at that time of year. For the spectators out watching it should be better too. Just everything should be better. The potential is for a real good event in GB this year.
Will the title battle go right to the wire?
If you look at the rest of the year and how close they have been all year, I am sure it will. Also what the win will have done for Mikko in Finland is massive. We have seen a lot of people, once they have won Finland, become different drivers. That will give him so much confidence. But he just has to try and pick up as many points where he can, like for example in Australia, because Sebastien is going to be really strong in Spain. It definitely will go down to the wire. I have no doubt about it.
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