Devin Jones, BimmerWorld driver quotes after Daytona 4 hour race

Devin Jones, BimmerWorld driver quotes after Daytona 4 hour race

25.01.2020: Devin Jones, driver of the No. 82 OPTIMA Batteries/Veristor BMW M4 GT4. DEVIN JONES: How did you feel the race went overall? "Overall it was a pretty good race, and we executed things pretty well. We had a little problem the first run; the

Devin Jones, driver of the No. 82 OPTIMA Batteries/Veristor BMW M4 GT4.



DEVIN JONES:

How did you feel the race went overall?


"Overall it was a pretty good race, and we executed things pretty well. We had a little problem the first run; the tire pressure was a little bit off to start, which kind of hurt our first run. But once we got that fixed the car was pretty fast. We were able to kind of pick off people a little bit.



We were hoping to go green again towards the end there to maybe gain a few more spots, but we'll take sixth and move on. Not a bad start to the year."

 

You passed several cars early in your stint, were you looking to be aggressive out of the box?


"For the start of the stint I was able to gain a few positions. The car was pretty good right out of the gate, so that was encouraging. Our car isn't as good in the infield, but through the 'bus stop' it's really good. So, we were able to kind of set people up and get big runs coming out of the 'bus stop,' which works well here to pass cars.


Our car is pretty good through the high-speed sections of the track. We struggle a little bit in the infield trying to put the power down compared to some of the other cars, but we were pretty competitive. We didn't have that last little bit to kind of get up there and contend with some of the guys that were really fast.



Some of the Mercedes were really fast this weekend-we couldn't quite hold pace with them. But we were quite equal with everyone else throughout the field, so that's encouraging, and hopefully we can keep building off what we had here. It's a long way to Sebring, but it's good to start the year off not in a hole at least.

 

 

 - Barbara Burns, photo BimmerWorld






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