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Germany - Post-event press conference.

Drivers / co-drivers: Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena (Citroen Total WRT), Dani Sordo and Marc Marti (Citroen Total WRT) and Francois Duval and Patrick Pivato (Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team).

Team principal: Olivier Quesnel (Citroen Total WRT).



Press conference.


Q:
A seventh consecutive win here in Germany for you Seb, which means you now take the lead in the Drivers' Championship. You also equal Marcus Grönholm's record of seven wins at an event. You made it look easy this weekend; was it the easiest win of the six you have had previously?

Sebastien Loeb:
This question comes back every time. It is difficult to tell. It is true that it went well from the very beginning. Fortunately, we didn't have too much rain, which made it a little bit easier. I found my rhythm quite quickly and early on, I took some risks. It was a battle throughout the weekend anyway.

Q:
Was there any point during the weekend where you felt pressure from any other driver?

Daniel Elena:
The pressure is always there. When you arrive here as the favourites, it is not easy, because everyone expects a good result from you. But when you start the first stage, you forget everything and you just go for it.

Q:
A Citroën one-two here bodes well for the other tarmac events this season - and of course for the Manufacturers Championship.

SL:
This is the best position for the rest of the season. New Zealand will be difficult as there is always a lot of gravel on the road there. We saw what happened in Turkey and that could happen in New Zealand as well. But I am happy to be in the lead of the Championship, we are four points clear so that is good.

Q:
The organisers have changed the route slightly this year, with not so many of the military stages. Has it been a good route this year in comparison with other years?

DE:
It is not really different, because the new stage was the opposite direction from last year, so you know the places where it can be slippery etc. At Baumholder, the stages are familiar.

Q:
A great result for you this weekend, equalling your best result so far this year in Jordan. Are you pleased with your performance this weekend?

Dani Sordo:


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