Monday, April 27, 2015

FIA WEC: A word from Marcel Fässler before 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Audi Press Release

Audi driver Marcel Fässler talks about the forthcoming WEC race at Spa and his outing in the new Audi R8 LMS at Nürburgring.

How does it feel to travel to Spa as WEC championship leader this coming weekend?
At the moment the position in the standings is secondary, it’s much too early in the season. It was more important that we were competitive at Silverstone. However, the points we scored in Great Britain can be decisive at the end of the season.

What do you expect at Spa?
Spa is my favorite track. I love driving there. However, it’s difficult to judge just how good we’ll be compared to the competition. Especially as the circuit characteristics are different to Silverstone. Our target is to fight for victory and to extend the championship lead.

You drove the new R8 LMS in the VLN at the weekend. What did you think?
The Audi R8 LMS is an uncompromising racecar, it’s great fun to drive. It’s great to know that we have a car that is also fast in difficult conditions, as we saw at the VLN where it won in the hands of Christopher Mies and Nico Müller. We were a little unlucky in the race with the refueling pump, but I was able to drive plenty of laps in the dry and wet and gain some important knowledge for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.

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