QUALIFYING -- DRIVERS' QUOTES Pierre-Yves Corthals "I am extremely pleased to be the fastest of the Independents, because Rangoni and I did exactly the same time but I got there first. I am also really proud because we are a completely new team...
QUALIFYING -- DRIVERS' QUOTES
"I am extremely pleased to be the fastest of the Independents, because Rangoni and I did exactly the same time but I got there first. I am also really proud because we are a completely new team and it's the first time we have come to the World Touring Car Championship."
"My best lap was THE lap. I really believe there was nothing else to give so I'm happy. Before my fast lap I attempted another one but I missed the apex of some corners and the set-up wasn't quite right. The set up I had for qualifying worked well for one lap but I wouldn't want to drive it for the whole race. Augusto [Farfus] has given me a very hard time over the testing weekends because he's difficult to beat."
"I'm happy to be on the front row in my first race with BMW. The team has given me fantastic support over the winter. I don't have a strategy for tomorrow other than to be conscious that the key to success in this championship is to be close to the front and score points. Sure, if I get the chance to fight for the win then I will. The pressure is huge when I am in front of my home crowd with expectations on my shoulders but when I get in the car and drive I forget all about it."
"I am disappointed to be third. However, I take my hat off to Jörg because he drove a fantastic lap; he found something really special. I am very much looking forward to this season because it's going to be highly competitive between Jörg, Augusto and myself. Last year the BMWs weren't as competitive in qualifying. I can only speak for myself and say that's because I had 65 kilos on board. I really think we need to go to a few more tracks before making assumptions about who is strong."