“It's great to be in pole position and to have completed two free laps on the Nordschleife without traffic. A great experience. However, the starting position in a 24-hour race is not too crucial. We know that we have a strong vehicle and an equally strong team. Hopefully we can do that in the race and be just as successful there as in qualifying. ”
“Augusto has proven today that he is one of the fastest drivers on the Nordschleife. Congratulations on pole position. I am also very happy that I converted the speed of the car into a very good starting position in the top 30 qualifying. This is a very good starting point for the race because you can keep out of tight duels in the middle in the first corners. Nevertheless, a 24-hour race is of course very long - and we haven't won anything yet. ”
"I'm very satisfied. Fourth place on the grid is a fantastic result. Having two completely free laps on the Nordschleife is very rare. That's why I enjoyed qualifying in the BMW Z4 GT3. Many thanks to the team who provided me with a perfect car. Four BMWs in the top 6: This is a great basis for tomorrow's race. "
“Unfortunately, I lost some time in the second fast lap when overtaking a Porsche. Starting position six is still absolutely fine. We can be satisfied with that, after all, we have a 24-hour race here. A lot can happen there. And one thing is clear: the pace of our BMW Z4 GT3 is there. I am looking forward to the race. Everything can happen."
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