Top driver quotes after Australian GT Phillip Island races

Top driver quotes after Australian GT Phillip Island races

11.06.2019: Rnd#1 CAMS Australian Endurance Championship Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria 7-9 June, 2019 What the drivers had to say; 1. 1. Geoff Emery (Valvoline Audi R8 LMS GT3)

Rnd#1 CAMS Australian Endurance Championship
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria
7-9 June, 2019




What the drivers had to say;




1. 1. Geoff Emery (Valvoline Audi R8 LMS GT3)


“I guess when everything goes right it goes right. The team were just faultless in everything they did this weekend, so it makes our life really easy on the track. We came here Thursday, set everything up, did our practice, worked out where the car needed to be, then we didn’t really practice on Friday, so that preparation I feel was the foundation for the result.

“It would be nice to win an endurance championship, but we haven’t enjoyed the same luck as we do in the sprint series, like I say when everything goes right it goes right, but when things go wrong.. Today the Safety Car went our way and other things fell into place and that’s where you end up I guess.



“Our car launches out of the box pretty hard because of the centripetal clutch system so we thought we were pretty good to go [pit-stop] but it took a little while to hook up because it was a green tyre on the car, so we copped the 15-second penalty for that and that’s fair enough.



“We did that whole last hour on those tyres and a tank of fuel. Not many people know but we actually came home on our reserve tank on the last lap. We thought there might be a Safety Car towards the end, but we had just two litres left when we crossed the line!”





2. 59. Fraser Ross (59Racing McLaren 720S GT3)


“It was unknown territory for us in the 720, this is the first endurance race with it for us, so to bring a brand new car here and finish P2 was fantastic. The outright speed over a qualifying run was excellent, to be on pole at such a big event - we knew we had our work cut out with the change to the driver seedingz, but that’s part of the game, but we just got stuck into it as a team, and what a great job the 59Racing Team did - faultless. To give me the car at the end able to chase down someone of Tony D’Alberto’s calibre was really nice for me to do, so we’re really happy with that and really good points.



“To be honest I think that stoppage had a massive impact. When that Safety Car came out we were about nine and a half seconds ahead of Emery. That was the plan for us, for me to gap the field as much as I could, but look the car is excellent, I’m enjoying driving it, especially around here, and P2 - you can’t complain about that!”




2. 59. Ryan Simpson (59Racing McLaren 720S GT3)


“I probably didn’t expect to be faster than Jamie Whincup [qualifying], but I knew that a 26 was possible, so I pushed for it - the conditions weren’t ideal but we managed to just sneak in there and just pip Jamie, but the car was awesome, and the tyres around here just give it so much grip. You have to compare yourself against the others and what the pace is in the track and the car, and judging by what they were doing, I knew the car had it in it, so I just kept pushing.”




3. 8. Max Twigg (WM Waste, Mercedes-AMG GT3)



“Our car was good all week, we’re not complaining. We suffered a bit from tyre degradation today, that was our biggest issue - I think other than that our pace was fine, but the Audi just stayed solid, and the McLaren is fast, so we’ll take third. When we get over to the Bend I think we’ll be fast over there and we won’t suffer so much with the rears, but third here is fine. Last year we finished on the podium at every round and we won the Endurance Championship.



“Friday was good for me - I found the sweet spot in the tyre, I just nailed it with a good clean fast lap, but the car was set up well for here but we used a lot of the tyre, and that’s detrimental at the end of the race.”




1. 48. Glen Wood (M-Motorsport, KTM X-Bow GT4) [GT4]



“The buzz for me was during qualifying with Trent [Harrison] we were out their juking times within half a second of each other, so I checked in with the boys and they told me Trent actually had me by half a tenth, so I settled things down for a bit then jumped back into it and managed to just go quicker in the closing stages.



“We’re here to have fun and to work with the amateur drivers and I love nothing more than seeing those guys progress, go well and hone their skills out on track. At the end of the day they tip a lot of money into their cars, a lot of money into the racing - we’re here because of them, so it’s up to us to make sure they’re doing well and they’re enjoying themselves.”





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