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Esteban Guerrieri (ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, Honda Civic Form R TCR):

“The supreme fragment of Macau is to make a correct qualifying and to make this we must always aloof be competitive and have a correct baseline from final year when we may well salvage. To qualify properly it’s a must-have to make Mandarin flat out. It’s a giant-balls nook and this would possibly give you previous licensed time for free whereas it’s seemingly you’ll possibly even salvage a device to scamper stout throttle in that nook in qualifying. It’s also a must-have to nail the second sector, the mountain. It’s indubitably one of many nicest emotions as a driver to power that sector in qualifying to the restrict on story of it’s ethical extremely no longer easy and I truly luxuriate in to provide to the most efficient and give all the pieces potential. There is repeatedly giant dangers but I attempt to be accurate and make the most efficient I will.”

Norbert Michelisz (BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse, Hyundai i30 N TCR):

“Macau for me is possibly or the most no longer easy circuit on this planet moreover the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Good ample, it’s shorter than the Nürburgring, but it’s seemingly you’ll possibly also have corners the set it’s seemingly you’ll possibly even be doing 230kph with concrete partitions on the exit and it be vital to purchase a good deal of risk to be snappy. I repeatedly revel in being there, it’s a extremely positive map, very positive setting, inconceivable music and it’s an intense title battle. I quiz Macau to be a must-have for the championship fight.”

Yvan Muller (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co, Lynk & Co 03 TCR):

“The topic is 100 occasions higher in Macau than wherever else. But Macau is Macau and we are in a position to never predict what goes to occur. In 2007 my vehicle stopped on the final lap after I used to be in the lead and used to be the virtual champion. But in 2008 I claimed my first world title in Macau.”

Jean-Karl Vernay (Leopard Racing Physique of workers Audi Sport, Audi RS 3 LMS):

“I deem we’re going to have a extremely correct vehicle, no longer too heavy, which on the total makes a giant incompatibility in Macau. Final year we did an limitless qualifying with a good deal of ballast and obtained a bustle. I desire to make the identical this year, that’s the focal point at the conclude of the season. I verbalize assured and I’m assured my team will give me the most efficient Audi RS 3 LMS, but now we have to search what the other guys make, even supposing the long straights are correct for our vehicle as we don’t have too worthy crawl. All I will make is power at 100 per cent.”

Rob Huff (SLR VW Motorsport, Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR):

“I’m truly obsessed with the Macau weekend, repeatedly, but the inaugurate air strain will get more and more after I used to be given the King of Macau title. I’ve had 9 wins and individuals quiz you to blitz all and sundry again. But yearly it will get more challenging and more challenging. You would prefer to rethink the set I will salvage that extra little bit of time [that] I appear to have had all my lifestyles in Macau. The WTCR is an authority championship and the stage is extremely excessive, but it’s a document I desire to lengthen. We didn’t have the starts we wanted in the races [last year]. The wander used to be there and I had an limitless battle with Esteban [Guerrieri in Race 3]. The Audis may well with out wretchedness overtake on the straights even supposing. That’s no longer ideal but it be vital to invent the most of it. But I truly luxuriate in avenue circuits, Macau is the avenue circuit and it appears to be like to had been my child for higher than 10 years and I’m hoping that continues.”

Ma Qinghua (Physique of workers Mulsanne, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris):

“It’s a second house bustle for me. It’s repeatedly been thrilling to bustle in Macau as a consequence of the music, what is spherical and the individuals. It’s going to be a correct bustle and a no longer easy bustle. We now have gotten a vehicle with the aptitude to be competitive and we’ve made a good deal of development in the final few races. I used to be no longer doing a stout season after I raced at Macau final year so this year I will seemingly be better prepared. In 2017 I did the quickest lap in the bustle, but in the previous after I raced in Macau there is something repeatedly no longer going too supreme. I never had a risk to set all the pieces collectively in Macau so fingers crossed for this year.”

Tom Coronel (Comtoyou DHL Physique of workers CUPRA Racing, CUPRA TCR):

“In the occasion you jabber a avenue circuit already a racing driver starts to secure enraged. You have Monaco but then it’s seemingly you’ll possibly also have the next circulate and it’s Macau. You have the excessive bustle, it’s so tight and it’s simple for any individual in entrance of you to invent a mistake and that can give you a giant handicap whereas you crash into them. When you’ve touched the barrier and had hurt to your vehicle it on the total is a handicap all weekend. Your self perception will seemingly be one step down and you obtained’t ever secure it back, never. When it’s seemingly you’ll possibly also have an map back you’ll be in a position to carry it luxuriate in a backpack stout with led for the relaxation of the weekend. You would prefer to secure in the Macau mode, feel the ambiance and model the music, the bumpiness, to purchase in the stress of the total command of affairs at Macau. Here’s such a particular feeling you never have that at a licensed bustle music.”


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