Q: First time at Rallye Monte-Carlo and you win your category and take eighth position overall! A good weekend for you!
Sepp: “I never expected such a great result. There were many firsts for me this year - my first rally with a new co-driver [Frank Christian] and a lot of new things. I am so, so happy. It was the most difficult terrain of my life and I never saw such difficult stages and conditions. I am really happy and proud of the whole team. We did a great job.”
Q: How did the new co-driver relationship work?
Sepp: “On the first stage it was our first practice in the rally car and it was a different voice. But after that, the second stage was perfect we had no problems at all on the stages. It was a nice feeling for this to be perfect.”
Q: How tough was Turini?
Sepp: “It was crazy. After one kilometre I see Jari-Matti Latvala and then we decide we don’t push – it wasn’t possible. We just had to stay in the line. If you go off the line then it’s difficult to control the car. You just had to wait for the car to do its thing. It was more slippery than ice. I was happy to finish the stage, maybe the toughest of the rally.”
Q: It was a great start and what about the next event?
Sepp: “I never drove in Sweden before and I’m really looking forward to it. I think it’s a really fast rally, completely different to here. I saw some ice here and now I’m really looking forward to this rally and I’m really happy to be sitting in an S2000 car.”