Toyota Gazoo Racing head into Sunday’s final day of rally Italy with Sebastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans are leading the event and speaking following Saturday’s action he commented saying:

“So far it’s been a perfect weekend for us. We were really strong yesterday and then today we did everything we had to do. We had good consistent pace this morning and a bit of a different tyre choice, which I think paid off. The chance to take the lead was not solely in my hands, but we took it, and then we had a strong afternoon where we could increase the gap. Now we can try to drive even more safely tomorrow. We have some more new stages tomorrow, so we’ll have to stay focused until the end and finish the job.”

Elfyn Evans commented on his day saying:

“Today has been a good step forward from where we were yesterday. We really had to work hard to overcome the difficulties that we had, and now we’ve managed to find a place where I’m very very happy in the car. The stages have been difficult and our rivals have had some incidents, and our better pace has meant we’ve moved up to second place. Tomorrow we will still need to be on our best: It will be challenging with the new stages but I’m looking forward to it.”

Kalle Rovanpera commented saying:

“It’s always good to get straight back into the car like we did this morning, and it was good learning for us to experience the conditions as the second car on the road. The morning was actually quite nice: It was a bit damp, so there was not so much road cleaning and I really enjoyed it. The afternoon was more difficult, with tricky stages and a lot of cleaning. Tomorrow we will be aiming for the Power Stage and trying to score some points there. It’s a new stage and a tricky stage, but let’s see what we can do.”

Jari-Matti Latvala (Team Principal) said

“Today there has been a lot of drama but we have come through it in the leading two positions, which is amazing for us. That six of the 10 World Rally Cars have retired so far tells us how demanding an event this is: It’s not all about speed, it’s also about reliability and consistency. That said, today we could see that our performance has been really good as well. Seb has been doing a really good job and so has Elfyn, who found his confidence again this morning. We also have Takamoto in a great position again in fourth. Tomorrow we need to keep our focus on what we have been doing, and if we do that we could have a very good result at the end.”

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