- Cristian Bolton
First of all I’m really happy to be here in Japan, it’s an amazing location.
I’m really happy for the win, I didn’t have a very good race in Spielberg.. I’m back in the game and pushing very hard. In the Challenger Cup with us all flying the same planes, it’s all about the pilot skill and how you plan your lines and the race.. it’s difficult, everyone is racing very fast and it’s an incredible challenge to be at the top
The wind was really a factor during this week, especially for the Challengers. The wind was really pushing us towards the beach. We had a big problem between Gates 7 and 8 and that was a key factor in winning the race. The wind can be your best friend or your worst enemy.
We’ve been quite fast in each training flight so we knew we could fly at speed but unfortunately I do some stupid things in the past races and for example when I wasn’t faster than Nicolas in the Round of 14. Finally everything aligned and finally we got this beautiful result here.
We’ve made some changes on our team – it's not a single person effort. They worked tirelessly on the plane to make it faster but we had some issues here at this race; we had to work through these but I’m super stoked to have finished on the podium today.- Kirby Chambliss
My home race is great in the fact that I can set everything up in my home country, but at the same time there’s a lot of attention from home fans... However, today with the last race, Martin and I were only 0.1s apart and I think it’s the local fans that made that difference.
Sayōnara, Chiba, you've been good to us!