Esteban Guerrieri, Yann Ehrlacher, Néstor Girolami and Norbert Michelisz attended the Bolt 1 virtual press convention at WTCR Bolt of Hungary. A transcript follows.
Press Convention Room, Hungaroring, October 18, 2020
Esteban Guerrieri, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, first topic
Yann Ehrlacher, Cyan Racing Lynk & Co, 2d topic
Néstor Girolami, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, third topic
Norbert Michelisz, BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse
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Esteban, nowadays the prerequisites possess been very diversified to the day long gone by, which will must possess been stressful. Focus on us via your bustle.
Certain, it was as soon as as intense because it was as soon as the day long gone by when clearly it was as soon as wet prerequisites after which nowadays it was as soon as a dry track having by no scheme pushed this weekend within the dry. I true tried to regulate the first laps which was as soon as in actuality exhausting in such frigid prerequisites since the rear tyres possess been in actuality frigid, so I used to be as soon as true dancing round – however I maintain all of us possess been. After two or three laps I might perchance also realise what was as soon as Yann’s shuffle, wherein corners he was as soon as right, and I true tried to duvet that. Our car labored reasonably noteworthy. We’re going to attain some tricks here and there for Races 2 and 3, however clearly I’m in actuality chuffed with the 25 parts. A one-three with Néstor is massive for Honda and ALL-INKL, so sure, very overjoyed, however there remains to be a lengthy manner to whisk for the length of this lengthy Sunday. Nonetheless it has started thoroughly.
You possess jumped up to 2d within the parts, so with the DHL Pole Get 22 situation for Bolt 3 you presumably shall be in a in actuality factual topic by the finish of the day.
Yeah, smartly in Bolt 2 Yann furthermore earnings from the reverse grid and I maintain he starts 2d. I don’t understand how this might perchance also be, however he has a factual probability and I in actuality possess a factual probability as smartly. We’ll true try to attain the job in basically the most productive likely manner, nonetheless it is some distance a factual shock to acquire myself 2d within the standings after this kind of wicked originate at Zolder. So yep, let’s do away with digging.
Yann, you seem to possess found some shuffle nowadays. The dry seems to swimsuit the Lynk & Co.
Certain, clearly. To begin with, smartly performed to those guys, it was as soon as a factual bustle. Needless to affirm after FP2 we possess been one and a half of seconds off and didn’t in actuality know why, so being on the podium now, now we possess come quite a lengthy manner. The shuffle was as soon as no longer wicked, firstly I used to be as soon as a bit faster, after which my performance started to fall. We soundless possess two races to attain, I would possibly prefer extra possibility now. This one, we mandatory to possess something within the earn, and now it is some distance performed for this weekend and now I would possibly birth to push.
After qualifying Yvan [Muller] stated that was as soon as the total shuffle you had, however going into Bolt 2 you might perchance presumably also merely possess noteworthy extra probability to manipulate issues now.
Certain, now we possess a factual shuffle and will originate the reverse grid bustle in a factual topic to fight for the expend and that’s what we can attain. Nonetheless you are aware of it is some distance racing and there remains to be Flip 1, 2 and 3 to evaluate and there is masses to regulate.
Bebu, it regarded admire Yvan was as soon as going to resolve that P3 living, however you made a excellent overtake. Focus on us via that bustle out of your perspective.
To begin with, congratulations to Esteban, he did an handsome job the day long gone by, unbelievable performance and furthermore nowadays. Congratulations to Yann furthermore, he performed in actuality smartly. As for myself, I belief on my out lap after we possess been doing the out and in, I used to be as soon as no longer feeling assured with the rear axle, so we did some changes before the originate on the grid. And I maintain it labored reasonably factual due to the I belief there was as soon as an different within the first laps due to the no person had pushed before in these prerequisites. If I had the conceitedness I might perchance also use it and it labored with Yvan. He slid in Flip 3 and he went very unhurried up the hill after which I had the different and the probability to whisk deeper into Flip 4 and acquired this P3 which was as soon as in actuality was as soon as our easiest starting from P6. Getting a podium is de facto factual, we soundless possess a probability for the championship, so we do away with going. For Bolt 2 now we possess a factual starting topic and furthermore for Bolt 3, so now we possess to set this momentum to attain the maximum parts we can.
After this kind of sophisticated Slovakia Ring assembly it’s factual to acquire you on the podium.
Thanks very noteworthy. Furthermore, I’d prefer to dedicate this podium to Julianna, it’s Mother’s Day nowadays and to her congratulations and I am hoping you revel within the day with the little one.
Turning lastly to Norbert Michelisz, are you able to summarise your bustle please?
The originate was as soon as reasonably k and I managed to abolish one or two positions. After which the car felt in actuality factual and I used to be as soon as ready to attack and overtake any other folks till I maintain it was as soon as lap three as soon as I had a topic with the engine so I mandatory to drag aside and I used to be as soon as in actuality struggling to acquire support to the pits. After all it’s a large shame since the car for me nowadays was as soon as factual enough to attain some extra overtakes and to attain parts. Sadly, it’s no longer my weekend up to now.
Is it the same topic we possess been seeing via free educate?
We don’t know yet. We struggled a bit with the engine however to be merely I don’t know what the issue was as soon as.