Hall: "I made a mistake but got championship points, and it's about the end of the year result. The plane is a lot differerent to last year and i haven't had as much time in it as I'd hoped."
Dolderer: "At least I made it on to the podium and it's working out. I can do it and I'll do it again."
OFFICIAL RESULT FROM FINAL 4 IN CHIBA:
Congratulations to Paul – great race!
This was not my best day. Now I have to get this out of my head, because the preparations for the races in Europe are starting already. The speed is here and with the support of my fans I will attack again! Thumbs up for the next 3 „home races“ :-)!
Some key quotes from the press conference...
How do you plan to keep momentum going?
Bonhomme: "I think we're basically going to just try to do what we've been doing. The most sensible thing to do is now ignore what's happen and treat the
next race in Croatia like its first. There's always a risk you'll sit
back on your laurels but we can't do that because the competition is
Bonhomme: If anyone is going to buy a beer tonight, they need to buy a beer for the guys who do the set up, who set everything up. On Wednesday they were told to do what you have to do in four days all this morning. So if I find one of those guys tonight, I'm going to buy them a beer."
Hall: It's a pleasure to be here racing in Japan and it's even nicer to finish race on the podium. That's te second in a row. I've got to knock this guy (Bonhomme) off the top sooner or later. It's not an individual effort, I've got a good team behind me. The team gave me the equipment I needed. I'm really happy with the result. I brought my family to the race because it's such a nice place so I'm very lucky to be on the podium in front of them as well.
Hall: Because there were not a lot of turns on this track our speeds were through the roof so with the G-limits on the turns, that was going to be a messy factor. It was a new aspect of the Red Bull Air Race, having high speeds and G-limited turns. It was a first.
Dolderer: My team did a great job preparing the airplane. I hope i can keep it continuing. it took a while to get here and hope we can stay up here. We saw 8 pilots within one second so a lot of the guys could be up here at this table. You need a little bit of luck. I didn't have a lot of luck in Abu Dhabi but the speed was there. I'm pretty confident for the rest of the season.
And that's a wrap for Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Chiba. Thanks Japan for having us, and a huge thank you to all the fans that turned up and tuned in for the first-ever Japanese stop in World Championship history.
Sayonara and see you in Rovinj!