23 Mar 08
Suzuki World Rally Team
Toni Gardemeister: "I have been feeling quite ill the week before the event, so it's not been a perfect start. However, I like Argentina very much and I'm looking forward to going back there after a two-year gap. Many of the stages are quite similar, so I'm hoping that this will not be too much of a disadvantage. There are lots of things that can catch people out, so by driving carefully and keeping out of trouble there's a very good chance of scoring some useful points. Reliability is going to be the key, and there could be some surprises from the weather as well."
P G Andersson: "When I retired in Mexico I was running sixth overall and I aim to carry on where I left off - that's the plan. I've only been to Argentina once before, in 2005, so this will be another very big learning experience for me - although I'm getting used to that now. The surfaces are quite specialised, so one of our biggest challenges will be to adapt the car to them quickly. The other big challenge will be staying on the road, as it is a very fast and slippery event in places."
Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima, team principal: "Argentina is renowned as a very tough event, where the soft ground can often hide some big stones. Since Mexico we have improved the reliability of the engine, so we are aiming to get to the finish in Argentina in order to learn more about the car and what is needed to achieve success at the highest level. The priority for both drivers is to get to the end: if we can score some points as well it would be a very welcome bonus."