Driver quotes from Lamborghini Super Trofeo ASIA, Jerez de la Frontera

Driver quotes from Lamborghini Super Trofeo ASIA, Jerez de la Frontera

26.10.2019: LAMBORGHINI SUPER TROFEO ASIA Final Jerez de la Frontera, Spain Driver Quotes Chris van der Drift, #268, Gama Racing, Pro Champion “The start was all about Evan staying as close as he could to Puhakka. He got pushed wide into the g

LAMBORGHINI SUPER TROFEO ASIA
Final Jerez de la Frontera, Spain




Driver Quotes



Chris van der Drift, #268, Gama Racing, Pro Champion




“The start was all about Evan staying as close as he could to Puhakka. He got pushed wide into the gravel, so it was sort of tough from there. He dropped back 10 seconds and I thought oh this is going to be very interesting. All the traffic probably makes it more interesting than anything else so I knew that I just needed to push like hell. Kasai defended me well, he pushed me off so fair play to him but I just caught him up, had a lunge at another set of cars and then that was see you later.

Thanks to Evan for asking me to come and join him this year and having a Pro line-up is really nice to. My first time really having a driver having a similar speed to me so we had some cool racing. For me the first time in the Lamborghini too so great to come and win my first year out. It hasn’t been easy for us. I enjoy it and it’s getting better and better, the more I drive with it.”




Evan Chen, #268, Gama Racing, Pro Champion



“It was a mess at the start, I got pushed wide and then I just tried to play catch-up. Chris saved a bit of energy from Race 1, so I let the work go to Chris. Finally he got past Kasai; it was nail-biting. I was really nervous but eventually we have redemption. [This season] was quite similar to last year. We were down by two, but last year we weren’t as lucky. So this year was like a redemption.”




Afiq Yazid, #238 Hojust Racing, Pro Am Champion and Pro-Am winner, Round 6, Race 1:



“For today’s race we are happy, the team is happy with the performance. We struggled a lot this week, we struggled to find the set-up, but yesterday, the last session of testing, we sat down with the team and talked a lot about the car and today we managed to improve the car. We still need to work a little bit on the car for this afternoon and for the World Final.”




Alex Au, #266 Vincenzo Sospiri Racing and Pro-Am winner, Round 6, Race 2:


“The start was pretty messy. I had a clean start, but after Turn 1 the cars in front were fighting each other, there were bits on the road, so I was just avoiding things but then the two cars behind me took advantage and caught me in the first corner. I was stuck behind another car for five or six laps, and then after I got past, I built my pace. Yuki did a fantastic job, he did very clean laps. We are Pro-Am first so that’s a good feeling.”




Yuki Nemoto, #266 Vincenzo Sospiri Racing and Pro-Am winner, Round 6, Race 2:



“It feels great [to win]. I crashed the car in Korea and we had to miss the Shanghai round so I’m so happy to race here. The first race was not so good, but the second race was great. I’m very happy for the team.”




Huilin Han, #239 T Squared Racing, Am Champion



“[Race 2] was good, no pressure because the champion was closed in the last race so I could push all the way. It was fun. It’s been great, fantastic racing here this weekend. It’s a great season, so far the best I’ve ever done – the level of competition, you can see how far or how close you are to the Pro drivers which I think is important for any driver so you can see how you can improve.”



Takamichi Matsuda, #230, yh Racing Team, Round 6, Race 2 Lamborghini Cup winners:


“I knew that the car in second place behind us was quicker than us in qualifying so there was so much pressure. But I enjoyed the pressure and the feeling and to come ahead was a great feeling. It was a great partnership this season with Dai and Lamborghini gave us a great opportunity to meet each other.”



Dai Yoshihara, #230, yh Racing Team, Round 6, Race 2 Lamborghini Cup winner:



“I kind of had a mistake on the start and I got a little behind so I wanted to just get the same position back. I was able to overtake 2-3 cars and then passed it to Matsuda-san and he almost had an 18-second advantage and then he just kept the gap. It was a really nice.”






- Nikki Kemp, photos Lamborghini



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