DTM Loïc Duval: “Assen offers plenty of good overtaking opportunities”
Publié par Nicolas DURA - Catégories : #DTM
In the first eight ,DTM, races of the 2019 season, Loïc Duval experienced an upswing. The Frenchman shares his views in an interview before the DTM’s premiere on the tradition-steeped track at Assen in the Netherlands (Saturday and Sunday live on SAT.1 starting at 1 PM CEST).
We’ve already had four race weekends. How do you assess the season in terms of the new turbo engines introduced in 2019?
How have the adjusted regulations for DRS and the newly introduced Push-to-Pass system changed the DTM races?
There’s a lot of discussion this season about safety car deployments and the safety car rules. How do you feel about this?
What actions would you take to make the races even more attractive?
You’re contesting the DTM in your third season and for the third year for Audi Sport Team Phoenix. And things are going better for you than ever before: In 2019, you finished in the top five four times and are currently seventh in the drivers’ standings. What’s the reason behind this progress compared with 2017 and 2018?
How has working with Audi Sport Team Phoenix and your relationship with the squad changed in the last two and a half years?
And how has working with Mike Rockenfeller changed?
Have you ever raced at TT Circuit Assen that DTM is now visiting for the first time?
How does preparing for such a totally unfamiliar race track differ from preparations for other tracks?
You have plenty of other commitments between the DTM races, for instance you drive in LMP2 and work as a TV commentator covering Formula One. How do you manage all that?
Have you had any time yet for a vacation?
The DTM Show Event together with the Japanese Super GT at Fuji is coming closer. How excited are you about it?
Are you also keeping up to speed with Audi’s Formula E project?
According to a press release Audi