WTCR – Race of Hungary Race 1 digital press convention
2020 WTCR Race of Hungary – Race 1 digital press convention transcript
Esteban Guerrieri, Yann Ehrlacher, Néstor Girolami and Norbert Michelisz attended the Race 1 digital press convention at WTCR Race of Hungary. A transcript follows.
Press Convention Room, Hungaroring, October 18, 2020
Esteban Guerrieri, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, first place
Yann Ehrlacher, Cyan Racing Lynk & Co, second place
Néstor Girolami, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, third place
Norbert Michelisz, BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse
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Esteban, at the moment the situations had been very completely different to yesterday, which will need to have been difficult. Speak us by means of your race.
Sure, it was as intense because it was yesterday when clearly it was moist situations after which at the moment it was a dry monitor having by no means pushed this weekend within the dry. I simply tried to handle the primary laps which was actually laborious in such chilly situations as a result of the rear tyres had been actually chilly, so I used to be simply dancing round – however I feel all of us had been. After two or three laps I might realise what was Yann’s tempo, during which corners he was sturdy, and I simply tried to cowl that. Our automotive labored fairly properly. We will do some methods right here and there for Races 2 and three, however clearly I’m actually happy with the 25 factors. A one-three with Néstor is nice for Honda and ALL-INKL, so sure, very blissful, however there’s nonetheless a protracted solution to go throughout this lengthy Sunday. But it surely has began very properly.
You’ve jumped as much as second within the factors, so with the DHL Pole Place for Race 3 you may be in an excellent place by the top of the day.
Yeah, properly in Race 2 Yann additionally income from the reverse grid and I feel he begins second. I don’t understand how will probably be, however he has a superb probability and I’ve a superb probability as properly. We’ll simply attempt to end the job in the very best approach, however it’s a good shock to seek out myself second within the standings after such a foul begin at Zolder. So yep, let’s maintain digging.
Yann, you appear to have discovered some tempo at the moment. The dry appears to swimsuit the Lynk & Co.
Sure, for certain. To begin with, properly performed to these guys, it was a superb race. After all after FP2 we had been one and a half seconds off and didn’t actually know why, so being on the rostrum now, we’ve got come fairly a great distance. The tempo was not dangerous, at the start I used to be a bit faster, after which my efficiency began to drop. We nonetheless have two races to do, I’ll take extra threat now. This one, we would have liked to have one thing within the bag, and now it’s performed for this weekend and now I’ll begin to push.
After qualifying Yvan [Muller] stated that was all of the tempo you had, however going into Race 2 you’ve rather more probability to regulate issues now.
Positive, we’ve got a superb tempo and can begin the reverse grid race in a superb place to battle for the win and that’s what we are going to do. However it’s racing and there’s nonetheless Flip 1, 2 and three to consider and there’s loads to handle.
Bebu, it regarded like Yvan was going to steal that P3 spot, however you made a pleasant overtake. Speak us by means of that race out of your perspective.
To begin with, congratulations to Esteban, he did a implausible job yesterday, wonderful efficiency and likewise at the moment. Congratulations to Yann additionally, he carried out rather well. As for myself, I assumed on my out lap once we had been doing the in and out, I used to be not feeling assured with the rear axle, so we did some modifications earlier than the beginning on the grid. And I feel it labored fairly good as a result of I assumed there was a chance within the first laps as a result of no one had pushed earlier than in these situations. If I had the boldness I might use it and it labored with Yvan. He slid in Flip 3 and he went very gradual up the hill after which I had the chance and the prospect to go deeper into Flip 4 and bought this P3 which was truly was our greatest ranging from P6. Getting a podium is de facto good, we nonetheless have an opportunity for the championship, so we maintain going. For Race 2 we’ve got a superb beginning place and likewise for Race 3, so we’ve got to maintain this momentum to attain the utmost factors we are able to.
After such a tough Slovakia Ring assembly it’s good to see you on the rostrum.
Thanks very a lot. Additionally, I wish to dedicate this podium to Julianna, it’s Mom’s Day at the moment and to her congratulations and I hope you benefit from the day with the infant.
Turning lastly to Norbert Michelisz, are you able to summarise your race please?
The beginning was moderately okay and I managed to realize one or two positions. After which the automotive felt actually good and I used to be capable of assault and overtake some individuals till I feel it was lap three after I had a difficulty with the engine so I wanted to drag apart and I used to be actually struggling to get again to the pits. Actually it’s a giant disgrace as a result of the automotive for me at the moment was ok to do some extra overtakes and to attain factors. Sadly, it’s not my weekend to date.
Is it the identical concern we had been seeing by means of free apply?
We don’t know but. We struggled a bit with the engine however to be sincere I don’t know what the issue was.