How team work won the day for Vernay in WTCR
Jean-Karl Vernay has praised the work of his Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team for helping him to his second victory in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO at Zandvoort on Monday.
The win in The Netherlands, which follows Vernay’s reverse-grid triumph in Morocco at the start of the season, was only possible after his team completed an overnight engine change following an issue in Race 1.
“Changing engines is not always nice, we knew we would have one race down and I was the only driver until this morning to score points in every race,” said the French Audi RS 3 LMS drive, who had to start Race 2 from the back of the grid. “But I said to my crew ‘don’t worry, we’re going to make pole and we’re going to win’ and we made it and this is pretty cool.
“The team did a great effort all night to rebuild the car, to have a good car ready for qualifying. After that I just did my job, I was pretty confident, the balance of the car was good and I just tried to push and drive well as I learned to do.”