With a pole position, a fastest race lap and his first DTM victory, Miguel Molina had a brilliant day at the Nürburgring. The Catalonian in an interview.
Miguel Molina, winner of the DTM race at the Nürburgring – how does that sound? It sounds fantastic. Winning in the DTM is very special because it’s a highly professional racing series with a strong field. I worked for a long time for this moment, always believed in myself and never gave up. All this makes this day so sweet that I’ll certainly never forget it.
With your tears on seeing the checkered flag, you didn’t hide your feelings. What thoughts were crossing your mind during these seconds? Seeing the checkered flag was a huge relief. “You did it, you finally did it” – that’s what I kept telling myself. But I wasn’t just thinking about myself then, but of the many people around me who supported me: Audi, my team, my family and the fans of course. The trophy belongs to all of them a little bit.
In three weeks from now, you’ll be traveling to Hockenheim. Actually, you can go there with a big sense of relief now, can’t you? It’s exactly the other way around. Once you’ve clinched a victory, you want more of the same. But I really enjoy this kind of pressure because it’s simply part of my job as a professional race driver. I’m looking forward to Hockenheim. The track suits me and I’ve always handled it well, so why not again this year?
And before the event: a big party at home? I’m definitely going to arrange a big dinner with my people to celebrate my victory a little. Afterwards, I’m going to relax a bit and then fully concentrate on the finale. We’ve still got plans for the weekend at Hockenheim.
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