Top driver quotes after Australian GT Melbourne race 4

Top driver quotes after Australian GT Melbourne race 4

17.03.2019: What the drivers had to say; 75. Kenny Habul (SunEnergy1, Mercedes-AMG GT3) ďI love this place, itís fun, itís a beautiful track - itís always exciting for us to race with F1. Thanks to Sc

What the drivers had to say;



75. Kenny Habul (SunEnergy1, Mercedes-AMG GT3)



“I love this place, it’s fun, it’s a beautiful track - it’s always exciting for us to race with F1. Thanks to Scott Taylor Motorsport and thanks to AMG, I love this, I’m having so much fun. I drove well - there’s a little bit more in it, but I took it easy to make sure I didn't make any mistakes or get a puncture - the track was a little bit dirty. I’m excited to come back for Surfers Paradise where I grew up, and I raced that track a lot when I was younger in Formula Ford and Formula 3 and I’m doing Sandown because it was the first ever track I raced on when I was a kid.”





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


“Winning in Melbourne is everything, that’s what you race for. I like to think we had two race wins. We went all the way to the last lap against a McLaren that wasn’t homologated, then we were thwarted by a lapped car on the last lap whilst leading race three. I think we had speed, which was good and in the last lap I just had to finish well, stay out of trouble and that’s what we did. It probably wasn’t the most exciting race but it got the job done and I’ve got the champagne and the trophy to prove it!”




63. Peter Hackett (Eggleston Motorsport, Mercedes-AMG GT3)


“What a cross-section of a weekend where we started seventh after a bit of contact on the opening lap of qualifying to recover and have a really good race one, a great result for me which justified some of our decisions with the race car. Race two had the oil cooler issue which affected my vision, then yesterday we won the race which was fantastic so today was about consolidating. It was a shame we didn’t get to race with a rolling start because I think in the first couple of corners with the traffic we would have been strong, but third on the road today and second outright for the weekend is great considering where we were after one lap of qualifying and it bodes well for the championship.”




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


“The Mercedes was strong here, we’re strong at other tracks, you take the good with the bad - at the end of the day it’s the last round that counts. Every session is a test session for us at the moment with the new aero package, obviously they’re doing the new BoP testing this weekend, but till that makes any change to the car, we’re just working on the balance to make it work with the package we have. It’s a solid start to the championship and we’ve bagged some great points to be equal third with Habul and importantly we finished every race, that’s how you put a championship together.”




125. Ryan How (Bayswater/Hallam Truck Centre, Audi R8 LMS GT3) [TROPHY]


“To be honest we didn’t expect to get that result, we just came to experience a new track and wherever we finished we’d be happy. I didn’t think we’d have the pace we did, but we had really good straight line speed. It was interesting to see where the newer specification cars had an advantage over me, watching how they can turn in and get on the gas early whilst I have to wait for the car to turn and rotate, so that was a good experience as well.”





74. Ryan Simpson (59Racing McLaren 570S GT4) [GT4]


“I only raced here once before, ten years ago in a Formula Ford, so it was good to get back to Albert Park and drive a pretty cool car like the McLaren. The car is quick, but it’s a GT4 car racing against GT3 cars as well, so that was a bit interesting, but all in all, it was a lot of fun. It didn’t take me long to get my head around it and I think we extracted the best from the car.”




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