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Wales Rally GB: Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt - Q&A

Elfyn Evans: I was really hungry for the win and I hoped it would come earlier, but Robert Kubica was very fast on tarmac and a fair challenge. Nonetheless, it's been a great challenge all year, but the goal was to come home and win and it's a very special feeling to have achieved that.
Elfyn Evans and co-driver, Daniel Barritt reflect after taking the WRC2 win on Wales Rally GB, the season finale...


Q:
Elfyn, congratulations on your first win in WRC 2 and it has come at home! Happy with the result?

Elfyn Evans:
I was really hungry for the win and I hoped it would come earlier, but Robert Kubica was very fast on tarmac and a fair challenge. Nonetheless, it's been a great challenge all year, but the goal was to come home and win and it's a very special feeling to have achieved that.

Q:
How much were you on the limit?

Elfyn Evans:
Not for the whole rally. We weren't flat out on Thursday night. We had to extract something to keep our position on Friday, but when it came to the first stage on Saturday I was fairly confident. After that it was a matter of controlling it.

Q:
The conditions didn't seem too bad this year?

Elfyn Evans:
We've been very lucky! There hasn't been any fog or even much rain. Especially on Friday, the grip levels were the lowest I've competed on in Wales – I was very surprised at this.

Q:
It must have been great to see so many spectators out there?

Elfyn Evans:
I was so pleased to see so many cars parked at the side of the road and so many Welsh flags – you know there's a lot of people, but you don't always notice them in the forest stages. But I noticed them today!

Q:
What do you know about next year?

Elfyn Evans:
I don't know. I know what I'd like to do…

Q:
Which is?

Elfyn Evans:
Well, experience of all the rounds of the World Championship, this is where I want to be competing. The main thing is to secure a full programme for next year. It's a big ask, but it's what I want to try and do.

Q:
When will you find out?

Elfyn Evans:
I haven't a clue!

Q:
Dan, you must be pleased with this result?

Daniel Barritt:
Very happy. We've both worked really hard all year and it's all come together on this rally. The car and the team have been perfect – but Elfyn has driven the perfect rally here. And it wasn't easy, there was a lot of pressure on his home rally, but he hasn't put a wheel wrong.

Q:
That relationship between the two of you looks very strong?

Daniel Barritt:
It's good. It's developed and we've got on well as the season's progressed. I hope we can carry this on in the future.

Q:
These are difficult stages for the co-driver as well as the driver?

Daniel Barritt:
They are. They're fast and in places quite busy, there's a lot of sliding around as well. And the night stages make it quite difficult, but it's been a great rally.



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Elfyn Evans [Pic credit: worldrallypics.com / M-Sport]
Elfyn Evans [Pic credit: worldrallypics.com / M-Sport]
Elfyn Evans, Daniel Barrit (Ford Fiesta R5)
Elfyn Evans, Daniel Barrit (Ford Fiesta R5)
Elfyn Evans. Qatar M-Sport WRT. Wales Rally GB 2013 [Pic credit: WRGB]
Elfyn Evans, Daniel Barrit (Ford Fiesta R5)
Elfyn Evans, Daniel Barrit (Ford Fiesta R5)
Elfyn Evans, Daniel Barrit (Ford Fiesta R5)

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