Takamoto Katsuta knows he must improve his driving after crashing three times in the past two WRC events. The Japanese driver has shown some great speed this season, but will need to continue to show reliability. “This is a hard time for me but I hope that it will make me stronger,” he said. “The car is so fast and the level of the other drivers is so high so I need to improve many things, such as my pace-notes and my concentration. I will try to do my best to improve.” His small off on Friday of Rally Sardegna did not do much damage to the car. “There was a narrow and tricky part, I was slightly off-line in a left-hand corner so I was on the loose gravel and couldn’t stop the car for the next tight-right corner, and we went wide into the ditch. “On Sunday in a very narrow section I went slightly wide and hit the bank on the outside. On the next left-hander there was a rock or something on the inside that we hit, and after that the car rolled,” he added. The 27-year-old pointed to the positives of opening the road. “It was my first experience of that on a rally like this. It was very slippery and I had no lines to follow, but it was a good learning experience for me for the future,” he said.

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