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sábado, 13 de julho de 2013

Farfus is disappointed by qualifying, but never gives up

Augusto Farfus knows he has a lot to do in tomorrow’s race at the Norisring after coming 15th in a disappointing qualifying. He was never able to show his true potential on a street track where the times are so close that fractions of a second can drop a driver several places down the grid.

The Brazilian was honest about the situation when he said: “We could not find the right
set-up or balance for the car, and so it was very hard to drive. It was difficult to put a lap together and you need a perfect here one as the gaps between the cars are so small. You have to squeeze everything from the car and today I could not get into the right window.”

Prior to the start of the weekend he had been hopeful of another good qualifying performance for BMW Team RBM, as here last year he was third on the grid, and the highest placed BMW driver. As early as free practice he was struggling in his Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM, as the best he could manage was 12th quickest. Then he could only manage 14th in Q1 and in Q2 he was way below the top ten cut off.

However, he is always an optimist and knows just what he can achieve in his car with a win this year to his credit: “Tomorrow is a long race over 83 laps. This year we have seen the introduction of option tyres and the DRS can really mix things up, giving drivers starting further down the grid a fighting chance. I want to turn the page from today and look forward. If I have a good start and a good first lap then we shall see what happens.”

There is an added incentive for all the BMW drivers to do well on the 2.3 kilometre Norisring track in the City of Nurnberg. “BMW is a Bavarian company and this weekend we are racing in Bavaria just 160 kilometres away from the company’s HQ in Munich. I want to put on a good show for the fans, as I know lots of them are cheering for us and even work building these beautiful cars,” the driver from Curitiba said.

The race on Sunday will start at 13.30.  


For further information on Augusto Farfus, please visit his website at www.farfus.com. There you will find all news and background information on the racing driver from Curitiba.

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