Who said that? WTCR’s three fastest in qualifying in France – .

Who said that? WTCR’s three fastest in qualifying in France – .

That’s what the three fastest had to say after qualifying for WTCR Race of France today.

Yvan Muller (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co, Lynk & Co 03 TCR)
“If there was only one pole position to do during the season, it would be this one. So that’s cool. Initially at the beginning of the year this race was not planned, we should be in Asia at the moment, because of all the complications we are here and that is a good thing. Of course, very happy with the pole position and very happy with the pace and the teamwork we all did. We deserve it. Because Race 1 will start in P10, so it is important to save the car to be safe for Race 2, which can be complicated with the first corner, the chicane, anything can happen. We saw last week in Most what happened, so I hope everyone stays calm and smart. But there is always one that disconnects! So I hope it’s not too strong. Jean-Karl Vernay (Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team)
” It’s a good day. Since this morning, I have a good feeling. I think we all worked pretty well together, all the Hyundai drivers, to prepare a very good car. From the first quarter the car was excellent. Tire degradation is pretty big on the rear tires for us as well, so that was sort of key to qualifying, just making sure we kept good tires for Q3, which we did. Yvan just beat us, he did a better job and that’s it. Of course I’m a little frustrated not to be on pole like we are in France and I think we had the potential. We had a good lap in Q2, just in Q3, I didn’t feel the same grip as before and we just missed a few tenths and it’s pole. But I think we can be proud of our performance. I am also happy that we are P2 and P3 for Hyundai with Norbi. Now let’s score some good points tomorrow, we really need it if we are to be back for the title fight. So yeah, it’s a good day right now.
Norbert Michelisz (BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse)
“Yeah, to be honest the goal was to be here. If you’re in Q3 the goal is still to get pole, but I’m not sure we could have done it because Yvan’s lap was very impressive. So of course I had a small, small margin but not enough to be on pole today. But in any case, happy for the team and congratulations to Yvan because it was a very good effort. And in the end, starting from P3, I still have all the possibilities, even to win a race tomorrow. So in the end, I’m confident in our pace for the long haul. Of course, the races will not be easy because it is a special circuit. But in the end, I’m happy with what happened today, happy with the points we scored and very happy with the baseline we have set for tomorrow.


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