Quotes from Alain Menu and Stefano D’Aste, who shared victories at Suzuka.
Alain Menu – Race 1 winner: “It was a good weekend. Once again the Chevrolet was the best car, and the key was pole position. Against people like Yvan and Rob you cannot afford to make mistakes as they are ready to overtake. On top of this I had to be gentle with my front tyres. Yvan and Rob never gave up and I had to push. It was very very tricky. It was a hard work. For the championship is going to very difficult. 38 points to recover are a lot with only four races left. But I won’t give up.”
Stefano D’Aste – Race 2 winner: “I am very surprised for this victory, because at the beginning of the weekend we were really struggling to find the right set up. We had meetings all the time to find a solution. And this paid off. In the races my car was really good. I could take a good start and in the first laps I really had to fight hard to keep Oriola behind. He was quicker than me in the
first part of the race. Then the rear-wheel drive of my car helped me to save the tyres and I was able to create a gap in the final laps.”