Drivers: Michelisz's happiest day

All the reaction after the World Touring Car Championship weekend at the Hungaroring.

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Yvan Muller (Race 1 winner): “I am pleased to win here. It is a great circuit with a nice atmosphere and a huge crowd. The race was tough, especially at the start, when I had to defend my pole position. The rolling start is easier for those who come from the back. Rob was on my side and I had to brake very late at the end of the straight to take the leadership. After that I tried to drive as best I could and take care of my tyres. I was pushing hard in the first laps to create a small gap and then the battle between Rob and Alain at mid race helped me to keep a safe distance.”

Norbert Michelisz (Race 2 winner): “Today is probably the happiest day of my life! And I am grateful to all who have helped me to achieve this result. I don’t know what happened at the start. I did not expect to find myself in the lead after the first corner. Then I pushed in the first two laps to create a gap and after that it was a matter of keeping concentration. Fortunately I couldn’t hear the crowd! Otherwise it would have been more difficult. Actually a couple of times I looked at the grandstands on the straight, but I said to myself: don’t think about it and stay focused on the race. Winning a WTCC race here in Hungary is an unbelievable feeling…”

Rob Huff: “The contact at the start of race one definitely bent my car a little bit, and during the closing stages Alain pushed me for second place. Thankfully I managed to keep a car length between us as I guided the Cruze home,” explained Huff. “I’ve had two strong weekends in a row, and hopefully I can get back on the top of the podium when we visit Austria in a fortnight.”

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