Thoughts from the Monte Carlo recce

Colin Clark caught up with the World Rally Championship drivers on Tuesday as they wrote their notes for this year's event

If there’s one thing Colin Clark does better than anybody else in the world it’s talking to World Rally Championship drivers.

As Craig Breen quite eloquently put it as he lined up for his second day of Monte Carlo Rally recce on Tuesday morning: “You broke the silence there a few minutes ago!”

Breen was just one of several drivers who wound down the window to allow the extendable DirtFish microphone in for an interview. And the one common theme between all the drivers was the dry weather – “it’s more like a Corsica or Catalunya recce” quipped Breen – and the consensus that that’s a positive given how much else they have to get to grips with learning hybrid rally.

But don’t just take our word for it, hit play and find out for yourselves! And we’re offering you two for the price of one as we shot one video from the queue onto the stages in the morning (click above to play) and grabbed all four Hyundai drivers during their lunch break.