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In attendance:

Johan Kristoffersson, SLR Volkswagen, first dilemma, Crawl 3

Esteban Guerrieri, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, second dilemma, Crawl 3

Kevin Ceccon, Crew Mulsanne, third dilemma, Crawl 3

Norbert Michelisz, BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse, first dilemma, Crawl 2

Ryuichiro Tomita, Audi Crew Hitotsuyama

Q:

Johan, DHL Pole Situation and Crawl 3 victory for you, your second in WTCR / OSCARO. Advise your flee please.

JK:

It became quite an even flee by methodology of I had a truly horny automobile all the flee thru, however my bewitch-off from the line became no longer the most fantastic so Tiago got me there, however I became ready to salvage under him between T1 and T2. From there, the auto became the most fantastic all weekend so I could well horny ride my driving and there became quite a kindly gap at the support of me so I horny took care of the auto and the tyres during the entire flee and we carried out under the safety automobile. Most of all I became chuffed I became ready to build myself in the dilemma to battle for the victory at the present time with a large transfer to positioned on slick tyres early in Q1 on Friday.

Q:

Having build in so fundamental labor to salvage that pole dilemma, what goes thru your mind whenever you occur to lose the lead at the open? Is it a cosmopolitan area?

JK:

Yeah, for certain. I became horny observing thru the aspect window that Tiago got a better jump, so I believed per chance I could well arrangement one thing. Either you are trying to arrangement it in the first two laps or the final two laps, and I managed to arrangement it already after 400 metres, so I became chuffed with that.

Q:

Tiago is just not any longer here clearly, however he did direct there became some contact between you two. What came about at that second corner?

JK:

Yeah, there became some contact. I touched him in the door, however it became a diminutive love faucet.

Q:

Now we transfer to Macau, one more moderen circuit for you. What’s going to we build a query to from you there?

JK:

Macau shall be entirely thoroughly different to here. Right here is a truly short note, so it’s easy to be taught. Macau is clearly very thoroughly different and appears to be like to be sophisticated, however I no doubt maintain the lend a hand of having Expend as a crew-mate who’s very fleet there, so I’ll strive to bewitch the lend a hand of that and note what I will be capable to arrangement. But most of all I could strive to be taught for the long flee.

Q:

Norbert, it’s been a tussle with the man subsequent to you, Esteban, by methodology of the title battle. You led, misplaced the lead, led all once more and misplaced it all once more. How are you feeling about that?

NM:

I’m quite obvious to be correct because of we struggled a diminutive in qualifying and to attend an eye fixed on to salvage away with a flee opt is a kindly feeling. I became in the parts in all three races. While you are going for the championship you cannot build a query to to repeatedly maintain the most fantastic kit, even supposing I believe we managed to salvage the most out of it. I believe Esteban, Johan, Kevin, all of them did a beautiful job. It’s a stage where customarily you battle for a entire bunch [of a second] and I build a query to us to come support support stronger in Macau, so I’m no doubt taking a expect that flee. It doesn’t no doubt topic who leads now. My finest aim is to terminate within striking distance. OK, if I had a vary I’d maintain to manual by this couple of parts, however in the terminate I believe it’s a obvious weekend for us.

Q:

It’s a fourth victory for you this season, which is an efficient success.

NM:

Yeah, however final yr up till one level I became having a truly horny qualifying common and in direction of the terminate of the season I became no longer ready to battle for the championship. OK, winning four races is a kindly feeling, however at the terminate of the season if I had the selection to make a decision on the championship or to make a decision on a bunch of races pointless to claim I’d high-tail for the championship. Successful races is an efficient feeling, however I recount winning a championship is a affirm feeling. Don’t misunderstand me: every time you maintain the possibility it be predominant to bewitch the opt because of it’s the largest gap from P1 to P2, however you furthermore mght deserve to be colorful and organize your potentialities. Within the terminate I’m chuffed with four flee wins, I am hoping I will be capable to add one or two more till the terminate of the season, however for me the level of interest is to make a decision on the championship.

Q:

Esteban, a winner yesterday for Honda and a podium at the present time. Initially, demonstrate Crawl 2.

EG:

Initially congratulations to Johan and all the guys here. My Crawl 2 at the present time became dazzling unfriendly. I would direct high-tail because of we struggled quite a diminutive basically in the second a part of the flee, so I became quite apprehensive. But I’m very snug with this turnaround that we’d arrangement in about a minutes, thought what became occurring there changing entirely the auto behaviour. In Crawl 3 I became very fleet, I could well organize an even plug following the leaders and, in the terminate, overtaking Tiago as he let me by. Sadly, he is just not any longer here with us because of of a silly mistake interestingly. He deserved to be second, however it became very helpful of him for the championship which at this stage every diminutive level helps. Total, very chuffed. We scored a opt, a podium and a good deal of parts here in Japan, it couldn’t be better.

Q:

And it’s a large turnaround to your make after a cosmopolitan time in China.

EG:

Yeah, in China we maintain been aggressive however we didn’t maintain fundamental success. Right here became the varied, I would direct because of in Crawl 2 I became about to maintain a puncture, so I became fortunate to arrangement. As soon as in some time you wish this diminutive bit of success. China we didn’t salvage in any respect and here I scored more than 50. The predominant thing is to terminate there in the battle for the title and we’re doing this to this level. Now we’re coming to Macau which is even handed one of the most most moments for me as a driver, so I’m taking a expect that.

Q:

Kevin, you mentioned after Crawl 2 how badly you wished a podium, however demonstrate the situations in Crawl 3 because of it became quite confusing.

KC:

I are looking to open by congratulating each person here. It is horny to be here, support on the podium. It became a irregular feeling at the final corner. I saw Tiago going very slowly gathering rubber [on his tyres] and I became end to him awaiting the terminate of the flee. Then he entered the pitlane, so I horny overtook him. I mean, I horny went to the open and arrangement line. I’m sorry for him because of he’s a large driver and final yr he got here support here after a large accident and this yr he is battling for the opt and the podium. I am sorry for him because of we’re in the Japan and it Is Honda’s home nation. He gave me this, however I are looking to recollect I started P7 in this flee. I got this as a fresh, however before that I overtook a bunch of fellows and it became a protracted flee in particular on a circuit luxuriate in this where it is highly sophisticated to overhaul. After Crawl 2 I became a diminutive upset because of I battle hard with an Italian story Tarquini and it became no longer easy for me to high-tail by. But in this flee I am on the podium so I am chuffed for myself and the crew.

Q:

Tomita-san, your first weekend in WTCR / OSCARO. Merely demonstrate Races 2 and 3 please.

RT:

A terribly sophisticated weekend for me because of we don’t maintain ride of WTCR, however I no doubt enjoyed Races 2 and 3. I believe it is the strongest racing class in the area and there are some legendary drivers. But if I had a subsequent likelihood I would hope for an even consequence. Thank you to each person at WTCR and congratulations to all the podium drivers.

Q:

So, in case you had the possibility to arrangement more races in WTCR / OSCARO, would you direct yes?

RT:

I am hoping yes.

QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR:

Q (Ima Liana Binti Esa, TV3, Malaysia):

This ask is for Esteban and Norbert, what arrangement you build a query to for the final spherical in Malaysia.

EG:

I perceive it is the rainy season in the interim. I also perceive it’s repeatedly very sizzling and the rain can come and high-tail. The note has a truly effective structure, very broad, thoroughly different forms of corners and long straights. I believe it’s the supreme area to arrangement up the championship with very open broad potentialities for each person to battle and bewitch positions. Confidently we are in a position to salvage there in the battle, which is taking a look quite likely. It’s horny that in racing you maintain surprises customarily, with the climate basically luxuriate in came about on Friday here because of it be predominant to salvage every thing exact. The entire skills of the drivers, mechanics and engineers and maintain a diminutive of smartness. It’s a supreme methodology to arrangement in Malaysia.

NM:

Yeah, more or less the identical. I build a query to a terribly sophisticated leisure of the season and in particular in Malaysia if I am in a dilemma to battle for the championship. It’s no longer customarily that you salvage the possibility and I’m no doubt chuffed that I will be capable to battle with of us luxuriate in Esteban. We shared a crew, I know him quite smartly. He’s a cosmopolitan opponent, (No, he’s no longer an even guy! He’s horny pretending) however here’s more or less what we’re residing for. I’ve labored quite hard to salvage to this stage and clearly I’m no doubt taking a expect the the relaxation of the season because of it is horny the dilemma and horny the dilemma every racing automobile driver desires to be in.

KC:

They repeatedly high-tail to dinner together every night…

NM:

We piece a room no doubt!

EG:

We’ve no doubt considered each other bare because of we spend to swap after we maintain been crew-mates. K, we’ll terminate there before we high-tail too a long way!


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