Tom Coronel, Gilles Magnus and Esteban Guerrieri attended the Jog 2 digital press convention at WTCR Jog of Slovakia. A transcript follows.
WTCR Jog of Slovakia, Slovakia Ring, October 9-11
WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup, rounds 5, 6 and 7 of 16
Circuit Lounge, Slovakia Ring, October 11, 2020
Tom Coronel, Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport, first plight
Gilles Magnus, Comtoyou Racing, 2nd plight
Esteban Guerrieri, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, third plight
Turning first to Tom Coronel, your first FIA World Touring Automobile decide since 2016, congratulations, how does that in actual fact feel?
Mama Mia! Now I endure in mind how it feels ensuing from it changed into a prolonged time in the past. It changed into correct, we knew we could maybe be stable right here and there changed into a risk, but I didn’t question it can maybe be love this. The proceed changed into in the launch. I had a correct launch up but then sooner than T2 I changed into in the grass ensuing from I changed into simplest having a sight at Girolami. Then I noticed Guerrieri had somewhat heaps of difficulties with the tyres and I thought I’d dive in and it worked out. It’s all about managing your tyres, that changed into my draw and it worked. P1, that’s excessive!
Appropriate focus on us by your proceed on Guerrieri for the lead?
I knew I had a risk, we hold got continuously been almost today right here. I noticed the hole and increase! It’s what we’re continuously combating for. I had a mega launch up, then I changed into on the grass
What manufacture you build this consequence all of the model down to?
Exhausting work. You work exhausting and at last we had the fleshy outfit, the group of workers, the making an attempt out, the preparation changed into all achieved well and the outcomes are there. I launch up P6, I didn’t question it. Then the proceed in the main corner after they had been combating changed into my luck.
Turning to Gilles Magnus, things didn’t somewhat inch your design at Zolder but right here that you’ll want to very well be on the podium in the WTCR. How correct does that in actual fact feel?
We deserved it already in Zolder, it didn’t happen after we had some unsuitable luck but as of late’s our day and right here we’re. Our first podium in the WTCR, the third round, I’m 21 years broken-down and I couldn’t hold dreamed of anything better.
How does this consequence compare with about a of your earlier achievements?
That is an FIA world championship and there will not be such a thing as a bigger level in this form of car. These kinds of fellows hold extra skills than me and you’ll want to maybe in actual fact feel that on the note. They know what to manufacture and this provides you some additional stress. But except now we hold got been managing it somewhat well.
The Audi has been stable there this weekend, how grand distinction did the auto draw?
In many ways we anticipated this ensuing from we hold got been making an attempt out right here and I mediate it’s no longer simplest the Audi is stable, but there could maybe even be the work we did in bettering the auto. That has paid off and we knew the mosey from the making an attempt out changed into correct so we had been having a sight forward a stable weekend.
Turning finally to Esteban Guerrieri, sooner than we launch up with Jog 2, what came about between you and your group of workers-mate Néstor Girolami in Jog 1?
We spoke about this and we proceed on. It changed into a misunderstanding among us.
Your launch up changed into inconceivable, but you couldn’t decide off the Audis presumably thanks to tyre administration.
Yes, I made a correct launch up, roughly widespread when put next to the comfort in front of me. But all of them bunched up on the interior and I went to the launch air to retract the wide line and all of a unexpected they outbraked themselves which changed into somewhat correct ensuing from I changed into already P1. Then the protection car changed into out, I attempted to make your mind up the hole to the Audis on the straights. They had been catching lots but nonetheless I didn’t hold a correct car in the corners, I didn’t hold a correct feeling, we went somewhat too aggressive on instruct-up and the rear tyres weren’t working very well. When Tom noticed me bustle wide he made an extraordinarily tremendous proceed and it changed into too slack for me to shut the door. But it absolutely changed into a correct consequence for me in P3, scoring correct parts so a long way for the championship.