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Qualifying quotes: Macau

I want to thank the medical staff, because they were very efficient and professional. And I also wish to thank Stefano D'Aste, who stayed with me all the time. I appreciated it a lot especially because after the crash I momentarily lost my sight. Having Stefano with me when I was transported to the hospital was very reassuring.

Mark Busfield, Chevrolet team manager:
Once again a day of mixed emotions. Rob on pole is a fantastic start to Chevrolet's weekend, while both Alain and Nicola were victims of others on track activity and incidents, as they should normally be up with Rob. The team will have to give Alain's car a new front end before Sunday as it took a heavy knock with the Q2 accident that happened in front of him. The team worked well today to ensure we have the pace to give us a pole and to try and get Alain's car back on track to set a time in Q2.

Mario Theissen, BMW Motorsport Director:
As expected today's qualifying turned out to be a gamble with loads of yellow flags, red flags and accidents. I hope none of the drivers involved is seriously injured. From our teams Augusto, Andy and Jorg managed to make it into the second part of qualifying. We are satisfied with second and third. Jorg finished sixth after he was caught in traffic, but this still is a good starting point as conditions for Sunday's races are again unpredictable.

Benoit Bagur, SEAT Sport technical director:
Gabriele's car was not so bad. It was a head-on impact and we are used to it. On the other hand, Yvan's car had suffered more substantial damage, especially at the rear. We had to take out the roll cage to repair the chassis. But in the end both cars are like new now.



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