WTCR – Race of Hungary Race 3 digital press convention
2020 WTCR Race of Hungary – Race 3 digital press convention transcript
Esteban Guerrieri, Tiago Monteiro and Néstor Girolami attended the Race 3 digital press convention at WTCR Race of Hungary. A transcript follows.
Press Convention Room, Hungaroring, October 18, 2020
Esteban Guerrieri, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, first place
Tiago Monteiro, ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport, second place
Néstor Girolami, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, third place
Esteban, your third win of the season and second of the day, however it wasn’t straightforward regardless of having your battalion of Hondas round you.
Positively very proud of the win. To start with thanks to my team-mates but in addition mates beside me for this huge assist for the factors, for the end result. I’m so comfortable to Share the rostrum with them. Relating to the race, now I can look again, I keep in mind in Race 2 I went on the grass as a result of there was a multitude within the second nook and since then I might type of sense one thing small, however truly then Tiago informed me there was one thing vibrating when he was behind me in Race 2, however the vehicles have been in parc fermé so there was no likelihood to check out it in depth. So to the mechanics I insisted after I did the formation laps that one thing was flawed and I had some concern after I was braking. They checked the ground and splitter and every part appeared OK, however it was getting worse and worse after I was gaining pace. Then from lap one [of Race 3] onwards it began to interrupt utterly. It was the quilt of the wheel arch on the prime, that half began to disintegrate and likewise the splitter began to maneuver as a result of there was no help there. It was actually troublesome to brake, I had no acceleration, clearly the aero stability was utterly disturbed, so it was laborious. The automotive was slightly bit all over. However they supported me so nicely, I might push as laborious as I might, not defending in fact which was nice, in any other case I’d have been a lot slower. And we managed to cease the opposite guys behind get an enormous alternative. Néstor, he was the one who was mainly defending for the rostrum. So once more, actually comfortable for this, because of the boys and likewise to the mechanics who did a very nice job. And Attila, who isn’t right here. A terrific job by the entire ALL-INKL group and Honda in fact.
Tiago, wonderful defending work. What was the explanation behind not swapping you and ‘Bebu’ on the finish?
Properly, to start with congratulations to Esteban, Bebu and Attila as nicely. I believe the entire group was good this weekend, the teamwork was actually the way it needs to be and I’m very pleased with that, to be sincere. There are some guidelines and we tried to make clear the foundations as a lot as potential. A victory is at all times a victory, and is kind of sacred and a podium can also be fairly vital. So except there’s a particular, particular cause… in that case it was determined we wouldn’t swap for a podium place. So I believe that’s what occurred. In fact, we’re occupied with the groups’ championship and the drivers’ championship, however I assume that the group determined that third place for Néstor was adequate to recuperate some locations and the distinction between second and third was not that huge. So from a private facet, in fact I glad of that. I did a very good begin, took the place from Attila after which I used to be following the rhythm of Esteban. He was in bother, as he mentioned, and our objective was to guard him, and we might see the opposite rivals coming robust behind Néstor, so it was a matter of conserving a very good rhythm with out pushing too laborious, however not too sluggish. An enormous congratulations to the group, the mechanics did a superb job, actually they have been beneath stress between each race. There was various work, it was a reasonably eventful race with various contact, so there was numerous work through the parc fermé. Now you see how individuals work beneath stress, beneath stress and it was stunning to see.
Bebu, you may have had a very troublesome run so far and it should really feel good to be on the rostrum.
Sure, mainly in Slovakia we had an enormous crash and mainly right here the contact in Race 2 was actually troublesome, particularly for the mechanics. I’m so pleased with my group, the group did a incredible job. This podium and this one-two-three I wish to dedicate to them as a result of in laborious moments, in troublesome conditions they put in 100 per cent, or 110 per cent, to arrange my automotive. They deserve this. I apologise for my mistake once more, I’ll attempt to be robust subsequent time to be extra good in some conditions. However however, we by no means hand over, right here we’re, displaying we’re robust as a group and it was nice to help Esteban, he did a fantastic weekend. He deserved to be on pole after which successful two races was our most and I’m so comfortable for the group.
Esteban, we transfer subsequent to Aragón. How a lot expertise do you all have of it and the way do you assume the automotive goes to be there?
I’ve to be sincere, we’ve expertise of Aragón however it was moist on a regular basis, a bit blended generally It was our first check with the Goodyears, the brand new tyres this 12 months. It was fairly helpful, however I believe it’s going to be troublesome to be as aggressive because the Lynk & Cos that are mainly our major rivals from now till the top of the season. A bit extra rain can be good, I’d say. If not the compensation weight might be slightly bit towards us for Aragón. Let’s see. In the intervening time we haven’t sat down and thought of Aragón but, however we’ll do for positive within the subsequent days to plan our greatest technique and attempt to extract our greatest potential. However as I say, it’s not going to be straightforward, so let’s attempt to make it the very best.