The good: “We’ve shown a lot of pace from the very start, winning the Qualifying stage. When things go well, they go very well. We’ve never had a better start to the season and there’s still a long way to go on this rally so I’m not giving up: we can do well here.”
The bad: “The bad luck we’ve had with the punctures has just been unbelievable. Two punctures in the morning was bad enough but then a third one in the afternoon - who would have thought that? There were rocks everywhere: I tried my best to avoid them but obviously it was not enough.”
The ugly: As if a puncture robbing him of his overnight lead on stage two wasn’t bad enough, Solberg then suffered a spin later in the run as he pressed on with a deflated tyre in an effort to minimise the time he was losing.