Q and A with Craig Breen following his fantastic second overall on Rally Sardina

Q and A with Craig Breen following his fantastic second overall on Rally Sardina

Craig, second position and it feels like a different Craig Breen here. How are you feeling to take second away?

Craig:

Good, tired. It’s been a long weekend but I feel more relaxed. Honestly, come what may of the result this weekend, whatever would have happened, I felt better with myself and my driving. I would say I got slightly lost on the last couple of rallies, trying to chase something that I probably didn’t need to be chasing. Just tried to resort back to the car doing the work and enjoy the weekend. The speed was a lot better and I was really happy with the pace of the car. It’s the first time that I have felt confident on these type of roads and these type of stages. I think the pace was quite strong and there was a margin there where I could push a little bit more. It was important that we had a result like this and a podium.

Q:

You extended your lead over Dani on the first stage this morning. He was running behind you. How much did you risk in that first stage?

CB:

Honestly, it wasn’t so nice at all to be honest. Normally, Sunday morning, first stage, is a bit nervous because you never really know what someone is going to do.  I was a bit nervous from the flying finish to the stop control what the time was. I felt like I was really slow, but the time was not too bad and I was really happy with that. It was nice to be in a race with Dani because for the last few years when I have been driving, he wasn’t. We never really got to come together in the same rallies. It was nice.

Q:

Does this renewed confidence help heading towards a really tough event next?

CB:

For sure, it won’t make the situation any worse. It will definitely make us feel better. Safari will be completely new for me. I have never been there. I am looking forward to it. I have heard it will be a big challenge and I’ve heard how the guys got on there last year. I would say it will be a proper challenge, an adventure nonetheless. I am all about the adventure of running in the World Championship.  I am looking forward to going and discovering somewhere new. Let’s try and bring the speed forward that we had here

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