2 PRESS CONFERENCE
FIA WTCR RACE OF
Guia, 15-18 November 2018
WTCR – FIA World
Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO, Rounds 28-30 of 30
Frédéric Vervisch, Audi Sport Team Comtoyou, first position
Timo Scheider, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, second position
Yvan Muller, YMR, third position
Frédéric, you are now the 15th different winner of the
season and as a Macau rookie, too. Just explain your race.
We had a strong car on the straight. Our start was quite OK, I managed
to overtake Ceccon and then I was behind Timo, but on the first lap he
was pulling away so I thought it would be difficult. But on the second
lap his pace dropped a bit and I thought it was a possibility to
overtake. But it’s not easy, but I could just overtake before Mandarin.
I said it was now or never, thanks to my great car, and then I think it
was just about controlling the race and not making any mistakes because
they were fighting. I am very happy and it’s great to be in front of
these two legends. I am very happy for the team as well, for our first
Timo, it looked like we were going to have our first German winner in
WTCR OSCARO, but not quite. How was your race?
My target was to get down to Mandarin and Lisboa in the lead, and this
went well, then I tried to pull a gap as quickly as possible. This went
well, I have to say, my first lap was quite OK. But we knew after
yesterday that we would have some issues with the Audi top speed and he
passed me before Mandarin. After this I had a pretty nice fight with
Yvan. This is how I like racing and it was quite enjoyable, I have to
Yvan, you’ve cut the gap to Gabriele Tarquini to 18 points and your YMR
team is three points in front in the teams’ standings. But what an
incredible battle with Timo. How was that for you?
It was great, but very intense. When you are in Macau it is already
complicated. But when you are in Macau to play for the championship it
is even worse. And when you have to be on the podium, imagine how hard
it is. But it was a good fight. I enjoyed the race. But now I am more
focused on what I have to do to enjoy the moment.