Quotes from the drivers on Race 1 podium

Quotes from the drivers on Race 1 podium

Mat’o Homola (1st): “It’s perfect, I’m speechless. The key was the good start, I think. I didn’t practice at all before this race, so I was a little afraid, but I had some very good advice about the theoretical parts. I was able to make a good start and then I could try and control the race. I could see behind me that there were several battles. Files was very fast and also the Peugeot, but I was concentrating on my driving and not making any mistakes; I made two really small mistakes and Files was immediately right behind me. This was the perfect result for the team and the perfect result for Hyundai. Let’s try to finish the work today and get some more good points in Race 2.”

Josh Files (2nd): “That was good for me. I didn’t make a brilliant start, but the others made worse ones, which was nice. I managed to get second place at the first corner but Briché was very fast so he was hassling me; the Peugeot is really quick on the straight so it was hard to defend from him into Turn 1. I saw Homola was really struggling with the tyres, so I was definitely faster at the end, but going into Turn 11 he kicked up dirt every time and so I was losing four-tenths in one corner. Fair play to him, he did a good job and deserved the win. I’m happy with second and a 1-2 for Target on our debut is pretty decent.”

Nelson Panciatici (3rd): “I’m very happy with my first race in Touring Cars! I just have to work on my standing starts because it’s been about ten years since I last did one. I had a good pace, so I’m very happy with the first part of the weekend. It was a nice fight, a good race. I overtook Briché which was good but there wasn’t enough time left for me to try to pass the car in front, but I’m very happy to be on the podium.”

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