Q: Jost, you lead at the end of the day and what a battle it has been. What do you think about Jari-Matti Latvala’s performance?
JC: His performance was fantastic. He started at a sensible speed, improved throughout the day and did a fantastic job. I think it’s the same with Seb. Seb found his mind again and drove superbly.
Q: What’s the strategy for tomorrow and will there be team orders?
JC: The rally is so exciting and close that we will let them go. They both want to win the rally and we told them to do what they have to do to win. There are no team orders, they can go flat out.
Q: You’re battling for the manufacturers’ title but you are letting them take the risk?
JC: Yes, we will let them go flat out. Both deserve to win the rally, in fact all four of the top drivers deserve to win the rally. I think it will be a great showdown. It’s fantastic for the sport. I can’t remember a rally that has been so tight and so exciting so I think we should let the boys should go - and I think Yves will do the same!
Q: Yves, we have four drivers battling for the win, with five seconds separating them going into the final day. Dani Sordo is second, Sebastien Loeb is fourth, what is the plan from Citroen for tomorrow?
YM: There’s no real plan. The only one is to try to win. Four guys are separated by five seconds. As Jost said, any of the four drivers are able to win and they have done a great weekend. Nobody can tell any of those drivers they don’t deserve to win.
Q: Tomorrow is Sebastien Loeb’s last day in the WRC. Is there a bit of sadness seeing him for the last time in a rally car?
YM: No. He will continue with us and this will be his last rally as an official driver in WRC, but we can’t be sad after all he has done for us and Citroen. We can only enjoy his last day - and the other guys need to let him past to give him the victory!
Q: Malcolm, Thierry was leading going into the afternoon stages but sadly for him a puncture took away his lead. How disappointed were the team, especially after such a great performance?
MW: The first stage this morning was fantastic. He managed to pull time out of Dani and Jari-Matti. We really felt comfortable going into the afternoon but after about 7-8km he went a little wide at a hairpin right and maybe punctured the tyre. It seemed to go down slowly and then he went over a big yump and when he landed, it knocked the tyre off the rim. We didn’t know whether he would continue or stop and change it. He continued and only lost a minute, but we are out of the big fight.