WTCR – Race of Hungary Race 3 digital press convention
2020 WTCR Race of Hungary – Race 3 digital press convention transcript
Esteban Guerrieri, Tiago Monteiro and Néstor Girolami attended the Race 3 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
Tiago Monteiro, ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport, second place
Néstor Girolami, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, third place
Esteban, your third win of the season and second of the day, but it surely wasn’t straightforward regardless of having your battalion of Hondas round you.
Undoubtedly very pleased with the win. To start with thanks to my team-mates but in addition mates beside me for this massive assist for the factors, for the consequence. I’m so glad to share the rostrum with them. Relating to the race, now I can look again, I keep in mind in Race 2 I went on the grass as a result of there was a multitude within the second nook and since then I may sort of sense one thing small, however truly then Tiago instructed me there was one thing vibrating when he was behind me in Race 2, however the automobiles have been in parc fermé so there was no likelihood to check out it in depth. So to the mechanics I insisted after I did the formation laps that one thing was flawed and I had some situation after I was braking. They checked the ground and splitter and every little thing appeared OK, but it surely was getting worse and worse after I was gaining velocity. Then from lap one [of Race 3] onwards it began to interrupt utterly. It was the duvet of the wheel arch on the prime, that half began to disintegrate and likewise the splitter began to maneuver as a result of there was no help there. It was actually troublesome to brake, I had no acceleration, clearly the aero stability was utterly disturbed, so it was laborious. The automotive was slightly bit everywhere. However they supported me so properly, I may push as laborious as I may, not defending after all which was nice, in any other case I’d have been a lot slower. And we managed to cease the opposite guys behind get a giant alternative. Néstor, he was the one who was principally defending for the rostrum. So once more, actually glad for this, due to the boys and likewise to the mechanics who did a very nice job. And Attila, who shouldn’t be right here. An ideal job by the entire ALL-INKL workforce and Honda after all.
Tiago, wonderful defending work. What was the explanation behind not swapping you and ‘Bebu’ on the finish?
Nicely, to start with congratulations to Esteban, Bebu and Attila as properly. I believe the entire workforce was good this weekend, the teamwork was actually the way it ought to be and I’m very pleased with that, to be trustworthy. There are some guidelines and we tried to make clear the principles as a lot as potential. A victory is all the time a victory, and is sort of sacred and a podium can be fairly necessary. So until there’s a particular, particular motive… in that case it was determined we wouldn’t swap for a podium place. So I believe that’s what occurred. In fact, we’re serious about the groups’ championship and the drivers’ championship, however I suppose that the workforce determined that third place for Néstor was ok to get better some locations and the distinction between second and third was not that massive. So from a private facet, after all I glad of that. I did an excellent begin, took the place from Attila after which I used to be following the rhythm of Esteban. He was in bother, as he mentioned, and our objective was to guard him, and we may see the opposite opponents coming robust behind Néstor, so it was a matter of retaining an excellent rhythm with out pushing too laborious, however not too sluggish. An enormous congratulations to the workforce, the mechanics did an excellent job, actually they have been beneath strain between each race. There was numerous work, it was a reasonably eventful race with numerous contact, so there was lots of work through the parc fermé. Now you see how folks work beneath strain, beneath stress and it was stunning to see.
Bebu, you’ve gotten had a very troublesome run to date and it should really feel good to be on the rostrum.
Sure, principally in Slovakia we had a giant crash and principally right here the contact in Race 2 was actually troublesome, particularly for the mechanics. I’m so pleased with my workforce, the workforce did a unbelievable job. This podium and this one-two-three I need to dedicate to them as a result of in laborious moments, in troublesome conditions they put in 100 per cent, or 110 per cent, to arrange my automotive. They deserve this. I apologise for my mistake once more, I’ll attempt to be robust subsequent time to be extra good in some conditions. However however, we by no means hand over, right here we’re, exhibiting we’re robust as a workforce and it was nice to help Esteban, he did a terrific weekend. He deserved to be on pole after which profitable two races was our most and I’m so glad for the workforce.
Esteban, we transfer subsequent to Aragón. How a lot expertise do you all have of it and the way do you assume the automotive goes to be there?
I’ve to be trustworthy, we’ve got expertise of Aragón but it surely was moist on a regular basis, a bit combined generally It was our first check with the Goodyears, the brand new tyres this 12 months. It was fairly helpful, however I believe it’s going to be troublesome to be as aggressive because the Lynk & Cos that are principally our essential rivals from now till the tip of the season. A bit extra rain could be good, I’d say. If not the compensation weight will likely be slightly bit in opposition to us for Aragón. Let’s see. For the time being we haven’t sat down and considered Aragón but, however we are going to do for certain within the subsequent days to plan our greatest technique and attempt to extract our greatest potential. However as I say, it’s not going to be straightforward, so let’s attempt to make it the absolute best.