Post-race quotes from Spa
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Post-race quotes from Spa


Benoît Tréluyer – Audi Sport Team Joest

“When they told me that I was going to keep the tyres for a third stint at the end, I thought, oh no! But this was our chance to win and I was still able to take risks in traffic and push like hell. We did it and I am very happy for the team because we had a really strong weekend and it feels great to win in this fashion.”

Mark Webber – Porsche Team

“We had too many own goals today. We don’t want to be gifted results if we aren’t performing at the highest level. I’m surprised that we were able to get back as well as we did – our car speed was good and fortunately the races are long enough that you can make it back.”

Mike Conway – Toyota GAZOO Racing 

We did the best job we could and fifth was the maximum we could do. It’s a few more points for us but the next race is Le Mans, which is the big one. We just have to get our heads down and keep working away to prepare the most competitive package we can for Le Mans.”

Simon Dolan – JOTA Sport

“Harry and Mitch did a great job – it was just a matter of me managing the gap, saving the tyres and handing it back to them. This is a vital massive confidence boost for the team going into Le Mans – sometimes people consider the ELMS a poor relation but we’ve come into WEC again and we’ve smashed them!”

Pipo Derani – G-Drive Racing

"It was a tough race, compared to the winners, who were really at a level above us on this track, but we are now leaders, adding the first position of the points, as the JOTA not score in the FIA WEC. And then we go to Le Mans in the championship lead, which is really cool.”

Alex MacDowell – #99 Aston Martin Racing

“It was a great effort by the team today and we all raised our game from Silverstone. It feels excellent to take my first World Endurance Championship victory. It wasn’t easy in my stint as there was big pressure from the Ferrari and we struggled a bit with the tyres in the later stages. But in the end we made it and finally we can call ourselves winners.”

Mathias Lauda - #98 Aston Martin Racing

“Two wins from two starts is pretty good really considering the competition was really strong this weekend. It was tough in my stint because at first I had a big lead but it is always hard mentally because you are always telling yourself to keep a rhythm and not make a mistake when you are in the lead. We didn’t make any big mistakes and we came away with another class win so naturally we are super happy.”