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PWRC: Argentina - Post-event press conference

Drivers: Nasser Al-Attiyah/Giovanni Bernacchini (Subaru)


Q:
Nasser, let's start with you because it's been quite some time since we've seen you on the top step of the podium. 2006 was the last time you won a PWRC event. It must feel good to be here on top now.

Nasser Al-Attiyah:
Yes, actually. You know, I feel great and I am really happy about this win here in Argentina and the team was working very hard for this win. Yes, I am really happy and also I say a thank you to Giovanni because he helped me a lot. And when we came here to Argentina we had this feeling, you know, for a win, and it was fantastic.

Q:
Some dramas on Friday? What happened?

NA:
Actually, on Friday we had a few problems, you know, with the steering. And it's not quite safe for when we push. That was a danger. But I hope to fix this problem for the next race. We didn't push a lot, we saved the car and it was a great win.

Q:
As you say, it's all about preserving the car here. And you've won twice in the past, so you know what it takes to win this event.

NA:
Yes. But you know, it was not easy. I am really so happy.

Q:
Giovanni, it's your first win alongside Nasser in the PWRC. Is it a good feeling?

Giovanni Bernacchini:
The feeling is fantastic. Yes, it was our first victory and our first rally together. It's like we've run together for a lot of years. The feeling is perfect and since we arrive here in Argentina our goal was to do our best, but of course, to win, and we did it. We are very, very happy. My feeling with Nasser is perfect so I think we can keep going like this in the future.

Q:
Nasser, you moved into second in the Championship in PWRC, an important win here in Argentina, but there are so many strong drivers competing for the title this year. It seems it is going to be a good fight to the finish.

NA:
Actually, when we started from Cyprus, we showed our speed. But we got some problems in Portugal, we were leading from the beginning we had also problems. This year it will be very tough, not easy because most of the drivers are strong. Now there are four drivers very close in the Championship, but you know, we have still three rallies and it will be good for us in Sardegna and the Acropolis. You know, it's our fifth rally and we'll try to do a good job in the next two races and then we will see what happens.

Q:
You have claimed the title before; how much do you want to claim it this year?

NA:
A lot, and really. We started this year and we want to win the PWRC like in 2006.


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