Ireland’s Craig Breen started Saturday’s action at Wales Rally GB In sixth place overall for the Citroën Racing Abu Dhabi Total WRC Team and put on a fantastic display throughout the day to head into Sunday in fourth place overall just 1.7s off a podium place.

Speaking following Saturday’s action, Breen said:

I’m really pleased to be right in the mix for the podium after an incredible day. We just kept pushing. I can’t wait for tomorrow, I really enjoyed it today and I hope we can keep up the momentum on Sunday. Tomorrow’s leg will be pretty short, so we’ll need to be on it right from the word go. But one thing’s for sure, we’ll be going flat to the square right!

Breen’s team mate Mads Ostberg is in fifth place overall 20.6s behind the Irishman and speaking afterwards he said:

 “I really enjoyed driving my C3 WRC today, especially this morning. Although I had to contend with some understeer issues this afternoon, we are definitely in the running for a decent result. We’re going to keep on pushing to build on today’s good performance. Tomorrow’s final leg promises to be interesting, with the new sections and the stage held on tarmac.”

Citroën Racing Team Principal Pierre Budar said:

Given there was no proper midday service today, despite this being the longest leg of the weekend, the first challenge was about reliability and we did a superb job on that front. We also produced a very high level of performance, which means that we now go into the final day challenging at the front. We are going to do all we can to secure the best possible result.”

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