ETCC: Dubai: Driver practice, qualifying quotes

Free Practice, Qualifying Quotes Andy PRIAULX -- BMW Team Great Britain, pole position "Brilliant! After this morning's practice I thought that it would be possible to be on pole; it was just a question of putting everything together. I can't ...

Free Practice, Qualifying Quotes

Andy PRIAULX -- BMW Team Great Britain, pole position
"Brilliant! After this morning's practice I thought that it would be possible to be on pole; it was just a question of putting everything together. I can't really explain why I've been so much faster than anyone else in qualifying. The only thing I can say is that we experimented a lot with the set-up. We knew the potential of the car, and we tried to take the performance further. I didn't know what time I could do, but I knew I'd be quick. I'm not worrying about the Championship, I'm just trying to win as many races as I can. I'm just going to do the best I can now, like I've done all year. I'll try to be clean and fast and then we'll see what happens in the Championship. This year I've had a great year already, so whatever happens tomorrow is a bonus."

Luca RANGONI -- Oregon Team, 2nd
"This was a totally unexpected result, because yesterday and this morning I was struggling to learn the track. I couldn't find the limit and basically didn't know where to put the wheels. Besides this, I am sick, with a cold and fever; and this doesn't help in this terrible heat. We used three sets of tyres, and with the third one I set an amazing lap time. I took a lot of risks in the fast corners, and this made all the difference. This morning I was already very fast in the second sector, but I had to improve in the first one. I managed to do it, and it was a fantastic lap."

Gabriele TARQUINI -- AutoDelta Squadra Corse, 3rd
"Unfortunately, this will be my last race in the nr 1 car, and I'll miss that! But I lost my chance to play for the Championship in Oschersleben. It's a shame, but that's racing. Tomorrow I want to make a great race; unfortunately I'm not starting from the pole position. This morning the car was very good, but we didn't find a good set-up with new tyres, and that's how I lost the chance of going for the pole. But the races are fifty kilometers long, and since there's only one line you can use, it will be very hard for anyone to make it through the whole distance without making mistakes."

Rickard RYDELL -- SEAT Sport, 7th
"I have to say that I'm happier now than I was a little earlier. I've been struggling with understeer in the slower corners all day, but we think we know where the problem is and we should be able to fix it before the races. I also came across traffic on one of my quick laps, so I'm actually quite happy with seventh. Grip is going to be a big problem tomorrow -- one lap is good and then the next one is not. My aim is to take points in both races, which I know will be very exciting!"

Jorg MÜLLER -- BMW Team Deutschland, 9th
"The bad thing is that I don't know where to start solving our problems. My car is not that bad, it's just that the grip level is very low. That's the biggest problem. I don't know where we have to start working on at the moment."

Dirk MÜLLER -- BMW Team Deutschland, 10th
"So far I had a really bad weekend. I'm struggling to get to know the track, and this really disturbs me at the moment. In my first outing during the qualifying session I don't know what the matter was, but I was driving very slowly. On my second set of tyres I made a mistake, and I had another problem at the last corner. But I'm sure that this did not cost me more than one tenth. Obviously the tenth place on the grid is not where I wanted to be."

Jordi GENE -- SEAT Sport, 11th
"I had a bad qualifying; it was really my mistake. The track is very difficult and slippery. There is only one line, and when you push a little bit and go out the line, you are also out of the track. I knew this, but it didn't stop me from making the mistake!"

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