Oschersleben: Post-race quotes

Andy PRIAULX BMW Team UK, 1st in Race 1, 10th in Race 2 "It's great that I'm in joint lead of the championship but it doesn't mean much at this point in the season because just like last year, I predict the championship will be decided in the last...

Andy PRIAULX BMW Team UK, 1st in Race 1, 10th in Race 2
"It's great that I'm in joint lead of the championship but it doesn't mean much at this point in the season because just like last year, I predict the championship will be decided in the last race. Leading as I did in the first race is definitely easier than being in the middle of the pack but I wouldn't call it easy. I struggled a little bit this weekend so I knew that I had to make a break at the beginning of Race 1 which I did. I thought that with the reverse grid it would be difficult and unfortunately I missed a gear coming into the chicane which lost me two places and one point. I am looking forward to the end of the year because that is when it gets really fun."

Jorg MÜLLER BMW Team Germany, 7th in Race 1, 1st in Race 2
"We changed the set-up between the races because the car wasn't right in the first race due to the fact we hadn't had enough dry testing here at Oschersleben. In the second race it felt much better and it was a question of not making any mistakes. The championship is sure to stay this close for the whole season and it'll probably come down to who has the best package in Macau; hopefully it's me."

Dirk MÜLLER BMW Team Germany, 2nd in Race 1, 3rd in Race 2
"Being just 1 point behind the championship lead is pretty encouraging. I feel really great about this weekend because the car was brilliant. I had some bad luck when I lost time in qualifying after Huff made a mistake and went wide. From my starting position in the first race it took me a while to work my way to the front and then I tried to close the gap between Andy and myself. I managed to do it but needed a few more laps to overtake! In the second race I had an incredible start; I anticipated the lights and it was perfect. From 7th position I was up with Farfus on the first corner and at that stage I was so excited. Farfus was much quicker on the straight which is probably a result of his lack of ballast. I decided to drop back and stick with third position focusing on the points."

Augusto FARFUS N.technology, 6th in Race 1, 2nd in Race 2
"After some disappointing results in Magny-Cours and Brands Hatch we worked on the car a lot. Here I had a brilliant start in the second race and at the beginning I was fast enough to attack Jorg. I was not able to overtake him because the tyres deteriorated. I'm happy and 2nd place is very important to the team. The next race is at my home track but I have actually never raced there before. I hope to have success there as I had here."

Rickard RYDELL SEAT Sport Sverige, 3rd in Race 1, 5th in Race 2
"The championship is so close I am very pleased to have scored 10 points here today. Things could have gone better for SEAT because we qualified 2nd, 3rd and 4th and I was the only one who made it onto the podium. The starts are a big problem for us so we have to do some work on that."

Yvan MULLER SEAT Sport France, 11th in Race 1, 8th in Race 2
"I have a mixture of feelings because I only scored 1 point but I am still in the championship lead. I had the pace to finish 8th in Race 1 which would have equated to pole in Race 2. However, the manner of Zanardi cost me this and therefore a lot of points. I fear that at the end of the season this loss of points will be a key factor and this is why I am particularly upset."

Tom CORONEL GR Asia, 10th in Race 1, 12th in Race 2
"I think my lead in the championship and my wins today are partially a result of others making mistakes. Rangoni got taken out which helped me a lot and other than that I didn't have much to do because I didn't want to battle with the people in front of me. I had a great front row VIP seat to watch everyone ahead of me fighting!"

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