At the end of this stage, the Belgian was satisfied with his performance although he can still aim for victory in this event.
“It was a difficult day, but in the end we had a good rhythm with the car. I was very comfortable in the car and we did our best with our position on the road. There was a lot of dust this morning and we were a little worried because we knew it would be like this. We warned the organizers again and promoter, but nothing happened. It was a bit dangerous, but then in 4 minutes it was resolved and the conditions were better and equal for everyone.
Each stage looks like a different meeting here. The behavior is different, the level of grip is also different and it is difficult to have a car that works everywhere. We strengthened the car a bit during the day and drove well. I think to be 4th tonight and 16 seconds off the lead, and not behind the car ahead of us on the road, is a good place.”
Tomorrow will be a very long day. It is difficult to estimate the conditions that we will have in the stages and the tire choices that will have to be made. We want to remain in the fight for victory.”