The race on Australian east coast in Coffs Harbour was a Sebastien Ogier show. He won glamorously. One more point and he is the world champion of this season. My job in Australia was to hunt points for our team because of the aim to win the manufacture’s title. It was difficult at first because I could not find the right speed and I drove to slowly in the qualification. I ended up being the third car on the road and with all the loose gravel I was only eighth at first. I span on stage one but I finally managed to find the suitable pace and after day one I found myself on the fifth place. On day two I had a chance to take the third position but on stage 12 (Valla) I was surprised by the first corner which was very slippery and my car’s rear end hit a bank braking the right rear tyre. I drove the stage with an empty tyre and lost about 20 seconds. After that I only concentrated on keeping my position. On the next stage Kris Meeke drove off which gave me the position number four. Meeke was driving for the team points for team Citroen so making to the finish was extremely important for me. On the last day of the rally I drove calmly trying a new braking technique. I had been too aggressive in braking and now I tried a more progressive way which was better for the tyres. On the last stage of the rally (power stage) I tried to get extra points which could give me a possibility to be second in the series in the end (Thierry Neuville is now holding that position) but for some unknown reason the surface of my left tyre was torn off making the driving of course difficult. The same happened to Mikko Hirvonen. In the rally I was fourth (with no extra points), Neuville was second and Hirvonen third. I kept my position in the series (third) but Neuville took some lead.
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