SE­BASTIEN LOEB

Motor Sport News - - World Rallycross: Latvia -

SL: SL: MN: How hard is it driv­ing a Su­per­car in the change­able con­di­tions? SL: “It was more wet than dry (on Sun­day) for sure. It was tricky, not easy when you have to man­age the throt­tle and the bal­ance of the car, and try to be smooth. We worked a lot to have a car that was easy to drive and that worked for us to­day.”

MN: Did you think that you and your team-mate (Timmy Hansen) could both fin­ish on the podium af­ter you col­lided in Q3? SL: “The sit­u­a­tion was dif­fi­cult, but Timmy lost the car by aqua­plan­ing. He hit me but he did not want to do it. That’s life, we have to live with those kind of things but to end the week­end like this with both of us on the podium is a great re­sult.” Mn:you’ve won in thewrc, World Tour­ing Cars and now World RX. How does this com­pare to wins in other dis­ci­plines? SL: “It feels very nice, and when you have not won for a long time, be­cause this is the first vic­tory of the sea­son, it feels re­ally good. Things are look­ing good for the fea­ture.”

MN: Can you fight for the top three in the cham­pi­onship? SL: “(Jo­han) Kristof­fers­son and (An­dreas) Bakkerud scored big points in Latvia, so the gap is still sim­i­lar to how it was be­fore the week­end. I would pre­fer to be sec­ond or third than fifth if we can­not win the cham­pi­onship this year, but it’s a bit late in the year maybe. From this point we will fight to get a good re­sults in the last races and see where we end up, but the most im­por­tant thing is to im­prove the car for next year.”

MN: How does it feel to win your firstworld Ral­ly­cross event? MN: Did you ex­pect to win race in your firstworld RX sea­son?

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