05 Aug 08
There are three asphalt rallies in the second half of the year. Do you think your car and drivers will give you an advantage on this surface?
Of course. But it's a bit like the situation in Finland where we were not favourites to win; we were the challengers. But we won. That just proves anything can happen. We have to work a lot if we're to do well, and not feel too glad or get complacent. After Finland for sure we can be glad for a day or two, but then it's over. Back in France we have work to do.
What is your objective for the 2008 season now? Has this changed from January?
We want to win both championships. It's the same objective we have always had. Now, on paper at least, it doesn't look too bad.
Can you make a prediction - anything at all - about the second half of the WRC season?
Maybe Subaru will come in the fight for rally wins. Not every time, but I think it could happen.
What is the latest news regarding Citroen Manufacturer Teams for 2009?
Next year we will get two official cars for Sebastien and Dani and then I would like to have an M2 team as well. I hope to have a young driver in the M2 but I don't have any names for you at this time.
Can you give me a podium prediction for Rally Germany?
Seb, Dani and Urmo Aava!
Loeb's first win with a WRC Citroen came on his eighth event but Finland was Sordo's 41st without a victory. How much pressure is Sordo under to win his first rally?
I don't want to compare Dani to Seb. For me Seb is alone. I don't compare the two. Dani does his own job. It's okay to compare him to Atkinson and all the others but I tell him don't care about Seb - you don't have to think about it. Seb is doing his own job, there's only one of him on this planet, so you just drive. If he is first and you are second, that will be enough. There's no pressure on Dani but I hope one day something will happen for him.