Casey Currie: “I don't look at it like we’re anywhere near safe”
January 15 th 2020 - 16:42 [GMT + 3]
The leader of the general standings is 45 minutes ahead of the second placed rider, Russian Sergei Kariakin, but is remaining cautious.
“Today’s stage was good. I thought Chaleco was going to push hard so I pushed hard. Twenty minutes going into the stage isn’t enough to win the rally, so we just pushed hard. We were by ourselves all day which was super weird. I normally would get caught because when a group of UTVs get together they can push really hard, but it didn’t happen. At 200 km when we did the refuelling, they cancelled the rest of the stage. I found out that Chaleco had a problem and its put him down a little bit. Overall, I think I lost a little bit of time compared to the guys driving in a group, but I feel good. The car’s great and we had no problems today. Sean’s doing a great job and we just have two more days. We’re going to do everything we can to analyse the car. We’re going to do the best job we can to prep it and make sure it’s ready for tomorrow. I’ve got two team-mates who both finished ahead of me today, so we’ll figure out what we need to do to make sure that I’m safe in the middle. We’re gong to do everything we can to be smart about this race. People don’t understand that twelve days of racing is insanely hard, so we’re going to play it just as smart as we can. I feel like the pressure is worse than ever. 45 minutes is nothing. One problem with that Can-Am and it could take 45 minutes, so I don't look at it like we’re anywhere near safe. We still have two more days of racing to get done”.