Arai/Hall: On the first two stages Arai couldn’t get best performance out of his driving because lack of grip and too soft suspension set ups. He handled that situation well and got better feeling and times after set up changes in service. He made a good solid driving and finished the day1 with class 6th and 13th overall. On day2, Arai continued driving on his comfortable speed and managed set many good stage times. Combination with Phil also got better after each stage. He set the second fastest on SS10 and the third fastest on SS8 and 12, and finally finished with the class 3rd and 5th overall.
Katsuta/Adachi: With his circuit race background, Katsuta enjoyed the day1's tarmac stages a lot. He controlled the car well and marked the second fastest on SS5 and SS7. On day2 he was continuing the good clean runs and dealing the various situations very well, however an accident happened on SS11. Unforthuately they ended up retiring one stage before the final. After the crash both crew got physical checks at the hospital and both of them were ok.