Yann Ehrlacher, Yvan Muller, Jean-Karl Vernay and Attila Tassi attended the Urge 2 digital press conference at WTCR Urge of Hungary. A transcript follows.
Press Conference Room, Hungaroring, October 18, 2020
Yann Ehrlacher, Cyan Racing Lynk & Co, first put
Yvan Muller, Cyan Racing Lynk & Co, 2d put
Jean-Karl Vernay, Group Mulsanne, third put
Attila Tassi, ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport
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RACE 2 REPORT:
Yann, you would contain got prolonged your facets lead to 40 and you had an suitable commence to a neatly-behaved flee for you.
Yes, first of a mountainous congratulations to the gents with my on the rostrum. We had a correct commence, Yvan and me. We managed to uncover by the CUPRA and then Yvan let me by and cowl my back your total flee, so that became a neatly-behaved crew effort. I’m if truth be told grateful for this. Then I factual had to manage my prance and don’t attain any errors, watch out with the tyres on fable of I knew if there became a security vehicle there would possibly per chance be no indicate compose a 10-2d gap, so I became managing it. A reverse-grid exhaust by no manner tastes the same as a neatly-behaved exhaust, nonetheless it’s correct facets and I favor them.
It’s turning out to be a genuine weekend provided that you simply guys felt you didn’t contain the prance sooner than qualifying. Moreover, in Urge 3 at the same time as you commence further back there is doable to climb up the instruct.
Or carry out in the barrier as neatly whenever you happen to survey the customary in the center and gradual the self-discipline, it appears to be like like a warfare. It’s going to be appealing and I would possibly are attempting and create my manner by the most catch manner. You by no manner know what can happen, but for me the weekend is already a correct 2d. After FP2 we had been one and a half of seconds off and now we’re back in the game with two podiums, so we’ll factual back going that manner.
Yvan, your commence became mega and you per chance did a gigantic job of keeping Jean-Karl Vernay back, nearly permitting Santiago Urrutia to create it a Lynk & Co one-two-three.
No, I became now no longer doing that for Santi, I became insecure for the explanation that Alfa is terribly gentle in phrases of weight and I became insecure about the front tyres for the discontinuance of the flee for us, for the explanation that wear on tyres is higher on our vehicle. That’s why I factual kept a gap mountainous ample to present some air to Yann in case JK would possibly per chance overtake me. And on the same time I wanted to contain a transparent note in front of me on fable of whenever you happen to prepare a vehicle too shut you would contain got mountainous understeer. There became no indicate stop gradual Yann on fable of I’d now no longer assault him and no much less than I became having a see after my tyres.
A huge consequence for Lynk & Co, isn’t it?
Yes, a gigantic consequence for Lynk & Co and Cyan Racing. We lead per chance a lot more the groups’ championship and Yann took yet every other profit on the drivers’ championship, so it’s a correct crew effort and I’d like to affix Thed Björk and Santi on this effort.
Jean-Karl, your commence became mega, but your commence after the safety vehicle can contain long gone a exiguous better. What went on there?
I became very joyful with my commence and likewise from gradual the safety vehicle, it became more about our technique, let’s utter. As Yvan acknowledged, he became managing… it became a family commercial, which is terribly acceptable, that is their technique. However I had to address that on fable of Yvan became slowing me down a exiguous bit and Santi became coming back so I had to address both of them. So, I acknowledged ‘OK, are attempting and stop clam, no errors, create a gap where you would, are attempting and unhurried down a exiguous bit while being obvious Santi will now no longer overtake you.’ And that became all. To overtake Yvan, it’s now no longer like I became like a flash ample to create a pass and I became jubilant with the rostrum. It’s a correct consequence for us, I’m gigantic-jubilant with the steadiness of the vehicle. It became now no longer the absolute best note for Alfa Romeos in the final two years and I contemplate to order the consistency we’re exhibiting for the explanation that commence of the year is a terribly correct level and we are going to review out to continue this style. I’m very jubilant with the work of the crew and now now we contain got yet every other flee to create yet every other correct commence. P6 is now no longer that a ways [from the front] and I’m hoping for correct facets.
Yes, you commence P6 and Azcona and Girolami would possibly per chance now no longer be back out, so you would contain got a correct likelihood to create up locations.
It is now no longer the manner we favor to flee, so hopefully they’ll be back heading in the correct direction. Now I contain if truth be told discovered the Alfa and know the blueprint it if truth be told works, I contain labored loads on my coordination and the final four starts had been if truth be told elegant, so… I know precisely what I contain to achieve and I will review out and establish the same and we’ll survey on the foremost nook. As Yann and Yvan acknowledged, the foremost lap is roughly a gigantic number, it is a ways a have to to be neatly-organized and be lucky also, and that’s all I favor.
Attila, how became that flee for you?
This became a exiguous bit more aloof than Urge 1. I had an OK commence, now no longer a absolute best one. In Turn 1 I went manner too wide, more than I wanted, so I misplaced available and then at Turn 2 I became on the exterior and there had been some collisions in front of me, so I could per chance come by correct profit with none contact on my vehicle. Obviously we had been caring for the vehicle for Urge 3 on fable of that is absolutely the very best for us. Afterwards I became attempting to overhaul Bence with the CUPRA, nonetheless it became factual now no longer doable for the explanation that straight-line prance they contain, we don’t contain a wager. I became combating the front tyres for two or three laps, to pass him in sector two nonetheless it became now no longer ample on fable of at any time when there became a straight he made a gap. After that I purchased a call from the crew to let Esteban by, which I did. Then he tried nonetheless it became the same lack of success for us. Afterwards I became factual following Esteban and made some very correct facets for Urge 2 as neatly.
What’s the crew technique for Urge 3? I’m able to’t factor in that you simply’ll seemingly be going to have to forestall gradual Esteban.
We are able to survey. The cease four is all Honda, so for obvious there’ll seemingly be some crew orders I guess, but we’ll survey how the commence and first lap whisk, then we are able to be life like.
Is that the blueprint it will seemingly be talked about, to notice the blueprint it is a ways after the foremost nook?
Yeah, the commence is now no longer always correct. Infrequently it’s very inappropriate, often it’s very correct, so everybody has to uncover away and then after lap one or two we are able to uncover a message or now no longer. We are able to survey the rankings between the four of us. We are able to survey. Obviously I’m pushing for a podium which will seemingly be a gigantic success here at dwelling in the WTCR. Obviously that is the plot, but I’m working on a correct commence and likewise I’m able to uncover Esteban and then manage the prance. However first we need an extraordinarily correct commence and then we are able to survey how this will seemingly seemingly happen.