Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giovanni Bernacchini reflect after winning Rally Australia, their third WRC2 victory of the season...

Q:
Nasser, congratulations on the win here in Australia! Great points for the Championship, tell us about the weekend?

Nasser Al-Attiyah:
I am so happy to be here in this rally. This is my first time here. It was not easy. When we came for the recce, it was looking really difficult, but we started well and we found good pace. We kept that with no mistakes and after we started to plan every stage. I am really so happy, it helps our work with the championship.

Q:
Many of the Championship contenders were here this weekend and competition was very close, there were some great battles. Were you feeling any pressure to achieve the win?

Nasser Al-Attiyah:
Actually, when we came there is no pressure, but okay you know always it's so difficult when you come first time and make new notes. It's totally different from when you know the rally. But okay, we tried and the plan was really good. I am quite happy to win this race.

Q:
How much were you on the limit this morning in the battle with Yazeed Al Rajhi?

Nasser Al-Attiyah:
No actually, you know Yazeed did a good job and I feel sorry for him - he retired. But you cannot go maximum from the first time. In the morning we changed our work with the pace notes to at least have better notes for the second run. Really we were careful not to do any mistakes - if we stopped in this race it would be game over in the championship.

Q:
Which events do we see you on next, how are you feeling about the Championship itself?

Nasser Al-Attiyah:
I have good feeling. We have good experience in Spain, we have been there two or three times and I love the GB rally - this is a very special rally. We must be clever in Spain rally and finish in the top three; this will help our work in the championship.

Q:
Giovanni how do you feel coming here for the first time?

Giovanni Bernacchini:
I am very, very, very happy. For both of us, it's the first time here. We tried to make as many points as possible for the championship and to try to win. It was very difficult as there were many strong competitors here fighting at the top of the championship. But we won and that's a fantastic feeling. This is out third win and the chance for the championship is quite high, but we still have a big fight. We cross out fingers.

Q:
It's been a great fight, looks like it'll go down to Wales?

Giovanni Bernacchini:
Honestly this is the perfect season - four or five drivers can still win the championship, everything is open and possible. For the people and the spectators this is very exciting.

Q:
What do you think of this rally?

Giovanni Bernacchini:
I like this place very much. This is the second time I have competed here in Australia. The first time I competed in Perth, but that was totally different. The stages were very nice and the place and everything is fantastic.

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