What did the top five drivers say after Race 1?

What did the top five drivers say after Race 1?

24. 7. 2021 0 News

Read what the top five drivers from Race 1 of TCR Eastern Europe at Automotodrom Grobnik said at the finish.

Milovan Vesnić – 1st place

„It´s a strange season for me. Untill now, I have only bad luck. So I´m happy that I managed first win in the season. Finally, car is working perfect. I can manage great race with fantastic result.“

Bartosz Groszek – 2nd place

„It was really hot inside. It was really hard. The safety car helped us. I have almost seventy degrees in the car. I managed to overtake Carol at the start. But Cupra was so much faster on the straights so Carol was still behind him. It was really hard to defend my position. I´m very happy with my second place.“

Carol Wittke – 3rd place

„Race was very tough. It wasn´t easy to manage the tyres. We had a tactic, but the safety car was deployed and tactic wasn´t done. So I have to choose another strategy but I have luck and I finished third.“

Michal Makeš – 4th place

„With the extra weight of 60 kg that we had, it´s not bad. We couldn´t squeeze more from the car. I chased Wittke on the brakes and in the corners, but he was faster on the straights. And it was same for Tomáš (Pekař – editorial note). I managed to overtake Tomáš in the opening laps. It was our target to defeat Tomáš. We increased the championship lead by a few points. It was good. I hope we will achieve better result on Sunday. The main target is to beat Tomáš again.“

Michal Makeš increased his championship lead. Photo: Petr Frýba

Tomáš Pekař – 5th place

„My target was to finish in top five also in race. It was a shame that Michal overtook me. But his car worked a little bit better in some corners. I was in leading group of five drivers and I kept close to them. Despite that the gap between me and Michal is bigger now, I´m quite happy.“

Opening photo: Petr Frýba