Yann Erhlacher, Yvan Muller, Santigo Urrutia and Tiago Monteiro attended the click conference following Hotfoot 1 at WTCR Hotfoot of Portugal. A transcript follows.
Press Convention Room, Circuito elevate out Estoril, June 27, 2021
Yann Erhlacher (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co), first method
Yvan Muller (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co), 2nd method
Santigo Urrutia (Cyan Performance Lynk & Co), third method
Tiago Monteiro (ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport)
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Yann, effectively done. Some precious aspects gained there.
Thanks, yes, it was a edifying speed attributable to the gents subsequent to me as effectively. It’s primarily edifying for the crew, attributable to them on story of we had moderately a laborious time I would shriek. We’ve struggled with performance however with the reverse grid we managed to salvage those aspects and this consequence. I would salvage preferred winning the most most indispensable speed however I will opt that. About the speed my handiest different to overtake primarily was at the launch. We nailed the launch after which I managed to overtake him on the within. The security vehicle didn’t manufacture my life straightforward, however the restart went effectively, I had to protect for about a laps on story of with their top speed it is now not straightforward to combat. But then he obtained the puncture after which we ended the speed esteem this.
And it was a tremendous comely speed for you.
Dash it was primarily, looking for to administer the tyres. There was particles in every single method, there were things to contend with. It was the most most indispensable time I raced here with the touring automobiles so with ride there are some things to toughen for speed two now. But it indisputably’s edifying aspects and I’m primarily happy about this crew podium.
Yvan, elevate out you endure in tips racing here now?
That was a in reality long time previously! It was a tremendous speed, a smooth launch. I was cautious at the most most indispensable nook, I didn’t desire to elevate out any errors and let Yann and Gabriele combat together. Sadly Gabriele did a tiny mistake that caused him a puncture and I took the 2nd method. A first fee consequence for us on the podium, we didn’t are looking ahead to that. Our tempo, especially on the straight whereas you happen to is doubtless to be 6kph slower than the others doesn’t wait on. It’s now not on story of our engine is melancholy, it is on story of the BoP is esteem that, however we elevate out our most inviting.
You had been doing a edifying job of holding the Hondas off, the three of you.
Yeah, however it is now not straightforward. When you don’t opt some margin into the last nook with the guys in the relieve of you they’ll circulation you on story of they manufacture three or four vehicle lengths on the straight, so it is terribly sophisticated. And in the corners we are succesful of’t plod sooner than what we elevate out.
Santi, you capitalised on Gabriele’s hassle too and did a edifying job of holding off the Hondas.
Dash, it was a edifying speed. First of all congratulations to the crew. One other 1-2-3 is mainly edifying for Cyan and Lynk & Co. It gave us a little bit of bit of vitality even though we had been struggling a little bit of bit and if it’s the reverse grid it’s edifying for us. Then thanks to Tiago on story of it was a edifying speed and he respected me thoroughly, it was a comely speed. It was challenging first and most most indispensable however I mediate as soon because the tyres began to transfer away he was struggling a little bit of bit extra in the last nook and shedding downforce. I tried to recall Yvan however the identical ingredient took method. It was a edifying speed, edifying aspects for the championship, for the teams’ championship as well to for the drivers’. Now we give consideration to the following one.
That moves you up to P3 in the standings and Yvan P2. And our unusual Goodyear #FollowTheLeader is Tiago Monteiro. Successfully done, however that sounded esteem moderately an involving speed for you.
Yeah, it was. It was a edifying launch, I was in the pack and sadly Néstor locked up and he pushed about a automobiles away which gave me a transparent path on the within, unbiased like what took method at the Nordschleife, so I was ready to transfer straight away in the relieve of Santiago. From there I tried to push laborious, clearly, however they did a edifying job so congratulations to the three of you. You capitalised on a edifying reverse speed. We also learnt a little bit of bit on the vehicle and the plot in which it is evolving in a speed, we now salvage got about a changes to elevate out. As Santiago talked about, I struggled a little bit of bit against the cease of the speed, even though we realize why, so we are succesful of manufacture about a swish tunings. It’s edifying for the championship with out a doubt and the combat is effectively launch with many races to transfer. We’ll thought what occurs now in the following one.
Will you deliver us about your conflab on the radio between your self and the crew almost about Esteban?
It occurs once in a whereas, we had totally different visions. The crew had a explore, I had another explore, I was preparing myself to assault Santiago and they believed that Esteban was sooner at that level. I knew I had margin in me so then I attacked another time, however I didn’t desire to fabricate too great of to take into accounta good quantity so I let Esteban circulation. We’re doing teamwork, so as that’s the model it is.
Were there any concerns that you just wouldn’t be ready to salvage the circulation relieve at the cease?
No, that was always obvious.