"Maybe today was a little harder as it was on a track that I didn't know. I noticed that I improved my lap times day after day from Friday. This makes me confident going into Race 2 where I will be on the front row just behind Zumerle. My tyres were wearing down a bit towards the end of the race, as they were for the front two. All three of us tried to keep the cars in good shape and cross the line with our positions intact. Emanuele Smurra tried to close in right at the end but he didn't really trouble me".