“It's not a problem of visibility. If someone turns into you on the straight, what can you do? It wasn't Mike's fault; it's simply a problem of the level [of ability]. The trouble is, clearly, that at those speeds, the track is unforgiving. Perhaps we need to wait for a catastrophe to get something done about it.
“The race is spoiled, but there's still an Audi in the fight. It's a shame, because the cars are quick, but bad luck seems to be on our side. These kinds of situation are definitely not due to driver error from our drivers, but that's racing.”
Kauffman was subsequently disqualified from the race for ten times failing to observe flashing blue lights to indicate that he was about to be lapped.