Co-driver Miikka Anttila.
There was 150 km of special stages. After second stage, we were eight seconds behind the leader. But on third stage problems began. Car started to be very hungry for fuel and we were afraid that we haven´t got enough fuel. Also engine had an air leak. Engine stopped many times on stage four. We believed already that we have to retire. And then suddenly engine started to get more fuel and we survived to service halt (46. overall). Service didn´t find the fault, but we decreased power, so fuel consumption would be smaller. It succeeded and so began the crazy chase, which was enough for finishing third in Subaru Cup.
11th overall, Subaru Cup 3rd
Car: Subaru WRX, four-wheel drive, group N.
Service team: Motoring Club
Engineer: Esko Reiners