I was so long in second with the limiter that I was almost at a standstill. I tried to come back but I made a few too many errors. I also had a couple of duelling Trofeos ahead of me and couldn’t get past them. I then damaged a tyre when braking and, after that, opted to be more cautious. This approach allowed me to cross the line and improve my position a little”.
Olivier Doeblin (Scuderia Jolly Club, 2nd in class, 8th overall): “I was not best pleased with the start: I could have done better, above all going into turn one where I got the racing line wrong. This meant that I lost ground and had to make a comeback but I didn’t think I would finish as highly as I did because I also had a problem with the steering wheel during the race. It was tough but I am pleased at the outcome”.
Lorenzo Casè (Swiss Team, 3rd in class, 16th overall): “I started from pole and this would justify my feeling that I could have finished higher. At the start I had a bit of trouble with the quick gear changes and then, at the end of the first lap, I started having problems with the EBD that saw me drop off the pace. I tried to make up ground but committed a few errors trying to come back too quickly; in the end I made things worse. This is only the first round and I still have the rest of the season to make amends”.