On Saturday, he lost one position, but on the second pass the stages dried up, Nikolay set fastest times on the two stages of the reduced section – SS11 was canceled. On the final morning, Nikolay won one more stage and finished 4th after Stephane Sarrazin gets the puncture.
Nikolay Gryazin: "I have a twofold impression of Rallye du Var. It's a shame that most of the stages were dirty and wet because we were faster in dry conditions. Those few dry stages, where we managed to push, showed that the final result could have been better.
In any case, all this will count as a valuable experience, because the race showed us what we need to work on. The lack of testing on the dirty and wet tarmac resulted in flawed set-ups, and I had to experiment, carefully adjusting the settings during the rally.