What the drivers said on Sunday at Jarama

8 October 2017

Here's what the top drivers had to say after the very last race of the season at Circuito del Jarama.

Race 3

Norbert Kiss – Team Tankpool24 Racing | Mercedes-Benz

“For us the whole day has been very good so fat – we were fastest in the warm up session, then in the qualifying and finally, the race was very good as well. I had a good start and I could go in front of [Adam]. When I realised that I’m faster on the first lap, I knew I was able to build a gap over him.

“Then I saw Jochen [Hahn] overtaking Adam and Jochen was faster then me in the second part of the race but it was OK because we prepared to be fast on the first couple of laps and it was normal that we lost some ground in the closing stages.

“It was OK, a very good performance, especially compared to yesterday. The team did a very good job and I’m really proud of them. The team really deserves this position.”

2nd Jochen Hahn – Team Hahn Racing | Iveco

“Third position at the start was not so bad I was able to hold it and fight with Adam [Lacko] for second place. On third lap he made a small mistake and I overtook him going into the firs corner. Then I closed the gap to ‘Norbi’ [Kiss] and from this side I’m very happy.

In qualifying I was third and it’s was very hard. It’s the best I’m able to do at the moment. Improving qualifying pace is something that we need to focus on before next season.”

3rd Adam Lacko – Buggyra International Racing System | Freightliner

“Jochen passed me but and I only controlled my position. If he wouldn’t pass me on this lap, he would have passed me on the next one because every lap it was getting worse and worse. It didn’t have problem with brakes as such but with the setup. Now we know what we have to do during the winter. We’re very good on acceleration but we must gain more advantage also under braking.”

Race 4

1st Antonio Albacete – Truck Sport Lutz Bernau | MAN

“The race was good. Jochen was very fast, he gave us a kick but we made if through the last corner without problems. Since then I just looked in the mirrors to see where Gerd is and took it easy with the tyres. It was very, very hot so it was very easy to overdrive and damage the tyres.”

2nd Jochen Hahn – Team Hahn Racing | Iveco

“From my point of view it was the best race this year. The overtaking for second place wasn’t simple but it was a clear move, so two times second today plus a one-two finish for Iveco and second place in the Teams’ Championship – it all adds up to make a perfect weekend.”

3rd Gerd Körber – Team Schwabentruck | Iveco

“For me it was very important to be on the podium. I helped Jochen a bit. I didn’t want to drive to hard otherwise we both could have ended going off track.

“It’s my last race of the full European Championship but maybe when I have a chance to drive race by race, maximum three rounds, I’ll be there for sure. I had a lot of ups and downs during my career, especially this year. It was a hard season for me. I wasn’t confident with the truck and I needed seven or eight rounds to learn how to drive. Now I have the key to drive fast but the season is over. I’m happy for the team and now I can say ‘bye bye’.”