Drivers’ quotes after the Qualifying session

Drivers’ quotes after the Qualifying session

07 October 2017

Rob Huff (pole position): "It's the first pole position of the year for the team and myself, so we are very pleased, of course, to take first row with our two cars. It wouldn't be so if the Hyundai cars would have been allowed to be in Q2 and I congratulate them for the impressive show on their debut. The car worked perfectly throughout the sessions and on a track that is tremendously demanding and slippery. It's almost impossible to avoid any mistake. For tomorrow, we'll see what strategy we need to apply. Clearly the main objective is to have Jean-Karl and Leopard Racing Team WRT securing the title. For me, it is just a pity that this will be my last TCR event this year."

Jean-Karl Vernay: "First row is a terrific result. I did a couple of very fast laps but eventually got beaten by Rob, which at least proved there are no team orders. I now have a 2-point advantage on Atila Tassi and we'll see what will happen tomorrow, but I stress: we are very competitive and I am very happy."

Pepe Oriola: "We struggled during all the sessions with the set-up, as the track is very slippery, and we made a lot of set-up changes, which are starting to pay-off. Tomorrow, I'll definitely go for a win as I have nothing to lose."


Alain Menu: "It's a shame we couldn't participate in Q2, but those are the rules, and it's great to be back racing at this level in touring cars. I am still learning the car, as I am a late addition to the project, and frankly, all the credit for the development and testing should be for Hyundai, the team and Gabriele, who have done a terrific work."


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