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In attendance:

Gilles Magnus (Comtoyou Workforce Audi Spoer), first space

Mikel Azcona (Zengő Motorsport), 2nd space

Yann Ehrlacher (Cyan Racing), third space

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RACE 1 REPORT:

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Q:

Gilles, what a plod and what a blueprint end. Talk us via it.

GM:

A substantial relief, I even need to snort. As soon as I knew I became once starting on pole I had a factual feeling on fable of right here is a track the put you’d like downforce and starting in front is a substantial advantage needless to claim. Nonetheless it is doubtless you should always have mute obtained to nail the open on fable of it’s a protracted system to the first corner, so for me that became once the necessary 2nd. We did that very properly and afterwards it became once factual managing. I became once lucky to have Fred factual on the encourage of me, he defended for me very properly so I even need to thank him for that, factual team work. I’ indubitably so entirely glad on fable of sooner or later, we deserved this for a truly very long time. I’ve been 2nd about a instances, so I’m indubitably entirely glad with this blueprint end.

Q:

Your first WTCR blueprint end and you’ve jumped up to P3 in the standings. I wager you didn’t search data from that this weekend.

GM:

No, needless to claim. Now we have had a fancy open to the season, to be able to be third in the championship is beefy.

Q:

Unhappy used Fred. Old to the open he instantaneous us he had a indubitably injurious feeling about this one and unfortunately he did get swallowed up on the remaining lap. Nonetheless till then it became once such factual team work.

GM:

Precisely, yeah. I don’t know what took position in the discontinuance, but it’s a disgrace for him. It would perhaps perchance had been fine to be 1-2, it would perhaps perchance had been worthy. Similar colours as properly. That’s how it is but I indubitably need to thank him. He made my plod and made me blueprint end on the present time, so thanks to him and as a result of team.

Q:

Mikel, congratulations on 2nd position. Talk us via your plod.

MA:

Initially, congrats to Gilles and Yann. It became once a indubitably unheard of plod, that’s correct. From the open I didn’t know what Muller did, he went left as I became once going straight going to a correct corner, so I became once very taken aback by this switch. And from this point I had indubitably factual gallop, I became once moderately glad in the auto. I tried to push [Yann] on the first laps beut I would perhaps perchance also peer he became once moreover very sturdy so I fantastic to retain going all together. I seen he had several track limits so I said OK, now is the 2nd to assault. I did it, I would perhaps perchance also overtake factual forward of the safety automobile. And after the safety automobile with three laps remaining I said I even need to enact it. Within the first laps, I said oof, perhaps it’s now not so uncomplicated, [Fred] is pushing very laborious, closing the doorways very properly. I tried some strikes but I couldn’t articulate up it, so I went once more on the encourage of Vervisch and on the remaining lap I seen he became once doing a mistake on the chicane and became once faster on the exit, so I fantastic to stagger in that corner. I went to the internal and unfortunately when he closed the door I became once on the internal. So I’m very sorry for him, but they were very end battles. I’m entirely glad to be P2 right here on the Hungaroring at my team’s home track, so there’s worthy pleasure for this and I’ll preserve going.

Q:

On the incident with Yvan, what enact you dwell awake for is going to approach encourage out of that?

MA:

For me it is indubitably obvious. I became once faster on the straight and I affirm OK, I’m going to the left, we’re three broad. Nonetheless obviously I didn’t want to stagger on the commence air on the first corner on fable of you appreciate whilst you is seemingly to be three broad and you is seemingly to be the remaining automobile on the left you don’t have a risk. I went to the left, to brake and have a bigger performance than him. Nonetheless on braking I seen him going to the left and that’s why we had a contact, on fable of he went to the left on a correct corner, so I didn’t realize that. For me it is indubitably obvious.

Q:

So the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader jacket you truly liked loads remaining 365 days, so that you just made the decision to purchase it encourage, yes?

YE:

Yes, it feels factual to be main despite the proven truth that we’re easiest on the fourth plod weekend. There might be mute a protracted system, there are loads of races won in about a hours, the total gaps are indubitably end. It doesn’t mean anything, I would affirm for the time being, it factual feels factual. We factual need to purchase it plod by plod on fable of when we peer how the races are so eventful we need to purchase primarily the most out of every little thing.

Q:

Talk us via that plod out of your standpoint.

YE:

The open became once now not injurious, I went on the internal on fable of I reviewed loads of races and it’s worthy more actual to be on the internal. Then I tried to push but I hadn’t the gallop to retain that third position in front of Mikel. So he passed me, I judged it became once better for my plod if I don’t form his life too subtle. After which after the safety automobile restart I seen that Frédéric and him were having moderately a fine battle, so I even need to preserve end and perhaps I’m in a position to have a stagger. And that’s precisely what took position.

Q:

You were factual looking ahead to a mistake to occur so that it is doubtless you’ll perchance also natty up…

YE:

Precisely, precisely. I seen it coming, there became once a substantial chance so I factual wanted to be right here to purchase the exchange and that’s what we did. So it’s factual points, for me, for the team especially. We lead the team championship as properly, which is famous for Lynk & Co and Cyan. We are in a position to preserve working that system.

Q:

Quiz from Máté Jámbor from Racingline.hu: You took the lead in the championship, so no having a be taught about encourage now, especially as we are going to your position turf soon.

YE:

Merely, it’s a factual order. As I said we’re indubitably early in the championship. It’s a factual space to be in. Of us affirm don’t be in the lead too early, then you definately would perhaps perchance need to protect blah, blah, blah. That’s bullshit on fable of if you occur to is seemingly to be in the lead you is seemingly to be in the lead and there might be now not one of these thing as a more strain of this. It’s even better to be in the lead of the championship for the groups on fable of it plan loads and that’s what we would prefer especially. So now we can stagger to France and I’m indubitably entirely glad there could be a plod in my home country. It didn’t occur since I’ve been racing on the world stage. So I’m indubitably glad for this and we’re in a factual space, so I’m having a be taught about forward.

Q:

Succor to Mikel. A place apart an order to from Máté Jámbor from Racingline.hu. You’ve managed to get on the rostrum at your team’s home plod and you’ve already said how you feel. Discontinue these more or much less emotions strengthen your performance?

MA:

Yes, obviously, repeatedly. Whenever you occur to get factual outcomes it’s repeatedly better to your performance. You is seemingly to be feeling mercurial, you feel sturdy. I indubitably contemplate so, but on the same time you want to retain coaching, to retain going and don’t give up. We seen that every weekend every little thing can occur. In some unspecified time in the future you is seemingly to be right here, one other day you is seemingly to be down. It is most essential to retain pushing and that’s the purpose I contemplate. Nonetheless obviously it is serving to.


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