Driver / co-driver: Karl Kruuda and Martin Jarveoja.

Press conference

Q:
This is your second win of the season and more importantly, it's a Rally Finland win. How does that feel?

Karl Kruuda:
It's fantastic. It's really an amazing feeling. When we came here we were hoping for a podium, but this is better.

Q:
What did you think of your performance?

Karl Kruuda:
Personally, I wasn't completely happy with my speed. On Friday it was more or less okay. Then on Saturday, we were given first place on a silver platter. After that we had to hold on - we couldn't keep building the speed. I had to take it carefully. I'm not completely happy because I couldn't drive 100 per cent, but the result is more than expected. I'm happy for that.

Q:
How tough was it to hold on to that win?

Karl Kruuda:
It was tough because this was the first time in my life that I had to keep the comfortable lead like this and driving to the start of the stage in this position is not easy. I knew I had the lead and I knew I had to keep the car on the road.

Q:
Did you have any moments?

Karl Kruuda:
Yes I think on the second pass of P?ij?l?, we jumped wide and on the next corner the steering wheel threw me off to the left and I went into some barrier. Then I broke the radiator and we had some drama for that, then we had a big hit on Lankamaa and broke the air intake, and a sensor failed - we kept it slow. I couldn't imagine if we were pushing what might have happened - the stages were very rough second time through.

Q:
Martin, this is good for the championship...

Martin Jarveoja:
Sure it is. Now I think we are in third place. We have still two rallies where we can collect points. Our position right now is okay.

Q:
Did you enjoy today?

Martin Jarveoja:
Today was not so enjoyable. You know you can go faster, but somebody stops you - it's not easy, but we are satisfied.

Q:
A relief to be at the finish?

Martin Jarveoja:
For sure!

Q:
Karl how do you feel about the championship now?

Karl Kruuda:
I feel positive. It has shown, even if you are not the fastest driver, that you can be intelligent and know how to drive - and if you keep the car on the road, everything is possible.

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