Nikolay Gryazin: "Of course, it's a pity that there was no serious competition: after the problems of Frank Tore Larsen, we did not have the opportunity to compare our results with him. So, we focused on other targets.
We managed to drive the rally in different conditions. We were first on the road in the morning and had run on the fresh snow, without having the other crews' lines in sight. On the second loop, we drove in the conditions most likely awaiting us in Sweden. We had the lines of other crews and had to go strictly within, even if such trajectory weren't the optimal one.
In addition, on the last two special stages of the rally we had run on worn tires, and this is another situation we can also expect in Sweden. We were very pleased with the race and once again were able to check our suspension settings."