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Top driver quotes after Asian Winter Series Sepang final race

Top driver quotes after Asian Winter Series Sepang final race

24.02.2019: ASIAN WINTER SERIES Sepang International Circuit Sunday, February 24th 2019 Driver Quotes: Race 9 Eshan Pieris (Absolute Racing) – Winner Race 9 “I had a pretty good start and I managed to gain two positions at the start itself. T

ASIAN WINTER SERIES
Sepang International Circuit
Sunday, February 24th 2019




Driver Quotes: Race 9




Eshan Pieris (Absolute Racing) – Winner Race 9


“I had a pretty good start and I managed to gain two positions at the start itself. Then, somehow, I managed to gain one more into Turn 2 and was running P2 for a bit. Yifei was of course quicker than me, so he managed to get me after a couple of laps. After that, I did my thing – hit my markers, my braking points and everything and focused on my own race.


Once the collision happened, it was emergency mode straight away because I couldn’t see the cars and I think I almost had contact with Doohan. I avoided the incident and was leading the race, and just kept calm. It feels really good to win.”





Victor Martins (Pinnacle Motorsport) – 2nd Race 9


“At the beginning of the race I had big contact at the first corner. After that, the car was not really straight any more so it was tough to pull away from Ghiretti, who was really fast.


I struggled to keep him behind me. After that, I managed to focus on my race and not think about the others. I managed not to hit Doohan just before Turn 4 because it was really hard to see where he was. This has been a great experience for me come here.”





Rinus Veekay (Hitech GP) – 2018/19 Asian Winter Series Champion/3rd Race 9



“I had a good start. I went on the outside of Yifei at Turn 1 and he went in super deep and took a lot of risk. I could avoid an accident. He lost two positions, but I lost a lot of positions and was back in P7. I drove back to fifth place behind Victor [Martins] and then I saw the accident happen. I knew that I had to go quick to score some points for the championship, but it all worked. Even if Yifei didn’t crash out I was already going to be champion in the position I was in. I’m happy with the championship and I want to thank Hitech GP for the support and the car for the whole season.



“I expected to learn a lot in this winter championship which I did. I made a few mistakes, which you have to make to learn from them, so I’m happy that I could really learn in this learning season, and also win the championship as a bonus. It was super nice to be able to drive in this championship. I had a good team, Hitech GP, and they did their utmost to make me win. That worked out and I’m just super happy and I think I will be a better driver coming to the United States [Indy Lights) next month.”







- Nikki Kemp, photo ASM

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