Driver / co-driver: Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm (Skoda Fabia R5).

Press conference

Q:
Congratulations, a fabulous win in Poland. How do you feel?

Esapekka Lappi:
Perfect thank you. It was quite important for me and the team to get the first victory in the R5 in WRC 2 and it was a Skoda one-two as well. The team deserves it with the car. It was totally perfect and we showed some speed on Friday that set us up for a good weekend.

Q:
You had a 50-second lead on Friday?

Esapekka Lappi:
Yes that was a good start. I decided if I push more do the times get better or worse. Some corners you gain time and others you lose. We were safe. We will see in the future, but I was not happy with my tyre choice on Saturday. This win means a lot. We made a small mistake in Sardinia and now we are back in business.

Q:
Did you make any mistakes?

Esapekka Lappi:
One small one. It was only on a jump and we landed to the side of the road and there was only grass, so all was fine. I can push more. These fast stages are like home for me. It is easier than Sardinia. You can rest your mind on the straights and also in some corners when you are flat in fifth. Next week I go to the Czech Republic for the Bohemia Rally, Skoda's home rally, and then I can look forward to Finland. On these fast rallies I need the pace notes quite early. The notes need to be quite precise. I was in a good mood on the recce and the rally was enjoyable.

Q:
A great win. A perfect weekend?

Janne Ferm:
Prettty good. It went well. To be honest, the car was perfect and all the team did a brilliant job. This is the result. What can we say?

Q:
Skodas first and second. That must give the whole team a confidence boost?

Janne Ferm:
Yes, I said to Esapekka that we can do this on the test. He showed some speed and we were comfortable with the car. I also expect we can do quite well in Finland. In the next press conference you will have more information!!

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