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In attendance:

Yann Ehrlacher, Cyan Racing Lynk & Co, first space

Thed Björk, Cyan Efficiency Lynk & Co, second space

Attila Tassi, ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport, third space

Jean-Karl Vernay, Group Mulsanne, WTCR Trophy winner

Q:

Yann, you precise mentioned “that modified into the lap of my career”. Discuss us through it.

YE:

Hi there each person and smartly done to the gents with me on the rostrum. Surely it modified into a in point of fact appropriate swagger for us. The originate modified into now now not imperfect even though it modified into at the reduction of the protection car. I modified into a little bit cautious within the first few corners and the first share of the Nordschleife resulting from the necessities were changing rather fleet on this prolonged track, then I precise ready my spin on Bebu at the discontinue of lap one. And on lap two I pushed like hell to produce an amazing lap and positively that modified into one in every of the craziest laps of my career. Then on lap three I modified into precise managing the hole, and right here we’re main the championship and appropriate this swagger, which is one in every of the craziest I in point of fact possess ever done, so I’m in point of fact delighted about that.

Q:

Finest how hard were those prerequisites accessible?

YE:

Surely, the feeling we had accessible modified into fully insane, now now not even same to one thing we possess on utterly different tracks. It’s equivalent to you are driving on the threshold must you produce a 30cm mistake for your line or you are off for your braking. The necessities are changing corner after corner, drier, wetter and plenty others. It’s fully insane.

Q:

Thed, P2 for you and smartly deserved after an intense battle with Attila Tassi and a fine overtake of ‘Bebu’.

TB:

Yes, it modified into a in point of fact appropriate swagger for me. As Yann mentioned, we can even be grateful it modified into now now not storming even worse with significant more rain on the track, but soundless no mistakes resulting from it is a ways so slippery must you precise skedaddle away out the road. It’s an amazing plot and for me it modified into an well-known swagger. Attila modified into combating laborious and he didn’t are attempting to let me skedaddle. I feel a number of of my journey maybe [helped], but I’m now instructing him a number of of my methods so it’s now now not going to discontinue smartly later! But it indubitably modified into a obvious and appropriate fight. Bebu too modified into a obvious fight, though I modified into questioning why he modified into weaving at some level of the track. This doesn’t in point of fact feel OK, I don’t know if it is OK but I don’t like that. But otherwise a appropriate fight and I’m in point of fact delighted and delighted for the group. It modified into a in point of fact appropriate originate for us. But then in Slovakia it’s one other sport, but I feel it modified into very fine to lift the parts.

Q:

The Lynk & Cos are completely looking very stable this season. How lift out you in point of fact feel they’re going to pretty at the Slovakia Ring which is a in point of fact utterly different circuit to right here?

TB:

Such as you seen final yr, the Slovakia Ring modified into doubtlessly the toughest circuit for us on the calendar and I feel it’s going to be that as smartly. We now possess got been there practising but soundless, it’s a laborious circuit for us, so let’s stare what we can lift out when we opt up there. But I in point of fact feel with Yann and the group we’re working smartly together. Let’s hope we can also furthermore be faster than sooner than.

Q:

Attika, that modified into a appropriate swagger for you and you were also ready to capitalise on the error made by group-mate Néstor Girolami. Discuss us through the swagger out of your perspective.

AT:

We started the swagger at the reduction of the protection car, which I don’t know whether I clutch or now now not. Anyway on the first GP circuit lap I modified into laborious defending from Thed resulting from I knew the Lynk & Co modified into completely very rapid, especially within the moist. Then on the next lap I made a uninteresting mistake and went off line into Turn 1, so I locked the entrance and he would possibly well possibly cleave under me, so as that modified into job done for him unfortunately. After that I soundless tried to connect a little bit of strain on him, but as quickly as we went on to the Nordschleife he made a little bit of a hole at every corner. I modified into pushing at the utmost obviously, then I heard Néstor had a penalty which I don’t know soundless why. After that obviously if I knew he has a penalty at the reduction of me there modified into an amazing hole, I modified into now now not pushing him exact into a mistake so in my final lap I modified into cautious, in point of fact going for the optimum efficiency and now now not produce any mistakes.

Q:

The day gone by, the group obviously labored laborious to come to a decision on up that car reduction now heading within the exact route for Bustle 2.

AT:

Yeah, the day gone by modified into a difficult day, we lost loads of parts and what came about modified into now now not our mistake. It’s a disgrace but this podium is appropriate compensation. Two podiums in two swagger weekends when put next with final yr is an amazing growth, an amazing step. I’m delighted with this obviously, I’m now now not delighted that in each and each weekends one in every of the races I lost many precious parts. Perhaps at the discontinue this would possibly well perchance also count. But I assist my head down and check out to focal level on my job to toughen as significant as I will.

Q:

Jean-Karl, our WTCR Trophy winner. You started at the reduction of the grid with a brand new engine the day gone by so it’s fine to stare you right here. It looks to be like equivalent to you had some fine battles with Yvan Muller. There were a number of round you, weren’t there?

JKV:

Yeah, I’m delighted to be right here all as soon as more. In fact, I want subsequent time to be right here resulting from I won a swagger or I’m on the rostrum. But I feel it modified into a appropriate growth. Obviously we’re a little bit building when put next with the utterly different teams and our programme modified into in point of fact final minute so we’re discovering each and each utterly different day by day. But I feel we did appropriate. What I are attempting to bring to Alfa Romeo is a little bit bit of consistency when put next with what they did final yr after they are going to be gigantic and then recede for a number of weekends. I feel the delivery of the season has been rather OK. On the dry I modified into truthful-rapid and truthful-delighted regarding the auto, discovering moist prerequisites. The swagger modified into rather hard, I modified into defending plenty from Yann’s uncle and it modified into rather hard resulting from they positively possess a in point of fact generous car and the auto is basically incredible. I had to be at 250% to preserve Yvan at the reduction of me. But it indubitably modified into appropriate, I in point of fact enjoyed it and we scored appropriate parts. I feel my aim is to be between P5 and P10 within the championship, and if we can continue you like this… For clear I am ready plenty for the Slovakia Ring and the utterly different races. The significant two races were hard for us, I’m now now not truthful delighted with I’m very delighted with Romeo Ferraris, of the job we did this weekend and let’s assist pushing.

Q:

How lift out you in point of fact feel the auto will pretty at the Slovakia Ring?

JKV:

Obviously final yr they were truthful-rapid. We now possess got to preserve up for the compensation weight for the utterly different brands, but I’m positively eager for doing better than what we did within the first two events. I’m very motivated to catch out a appropriate season and like I mentioned, the biggest thing is consistency must you clutch to possess to be up right here someplace within the championship.


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