The word to the winners

Quotes from Yvan Muller and Michel Nykjær who shared victories at Moscow Raceway.

Yvan Muller (winner of Race 1): “Of course I’m very pleased. A great weekend, with pole position, one victory and one second place. I am especially happy for our partner Lukoil, as this is their home race. I don’t think the red flag helped me, because it came very early in the race. Instead I was surprised because my tyres remained performing for longer than expected. Only in the last three laps I had to fight hard to keep Tom (Coronel) behind. I did not expect to have nearly twice the points of my competitors after the first half of the season. It is quite amazing. But now we have to stay focused and keep on like this until the end.”


Michel Nykjær (winner of Race 2): “Three victories so far, this seems to be a very good year for me. Obviously I could not beat Bennani at the standing start, but then I was catching up and put a lot of pressure on him. It seemed that I was able to overtake him on lap 4, but he took the inside line and managed to resist. Then I said myself that was better to wait one more lap before making another move. The second try was the good one and after that I tried to create a gap. The final laps made me nervous, because I saw Yvan closing in on me very quickly. But I pushed at the maximum and was able to beat him on the finish line.”