"It's nice to be the ALMS driver with the most wins but honestly, I just think from race to race. It's nice to come here week in and week out and to compete in the P1 class and now with Rebellion we have some very, very strong competitors with Nick (Heidfeld) and Neel (Jani).
"It's sports car racing, some people don't get it, it's not always about who has the quickest car, it's who has the quickest car under all circumstances like in traffic. I have to pay a big compliment to the team for the strategy. We had a discussion on the radio at the end as I wanted to take tires and the team said no, so that I would be able to stay close to Jani.
"Laguna is a special race. It will be a little different this year because it's a four-hour race instead of six hours but it won't take away how great it is to go there. Both the track and the area are very nice and it is close to the CytoSport (Muscle Milk) headquarters, so a lot of friends and family from the company show up.
"We went down the wrong road a little bit yesterday but today within five laps of the start we went half of a second quicker than in qualifying so I knew from the start that we had a really good car. I was confident we could find some speed but with Rebellion and Dyson being so strong, we didn't know how close we'd be.
"It wasn't a good qualifying session for us, being that far behind. I can't really explain why, maybe our car didn't respond well to the Indy car rubber on the track, we've experienced that in the past. That said, I'm confident that we will be more competitive tomorrow in the race. I pushed as much as I could but we had a little too much understeer and on a street circuit that isn't very good."
"It's very disappointing how the race ended because we had them (Rebellion) covered in outright speed. The first penalty was sort of objective, depending on how you looked at it, but the second one is a joke. It gives a message to the slower drivers that they can do whatever they want. If they get hit, it's the other guy's fault, and it can be very dangerous.
"I'm very happy with the result in qualifying today. We didn't really focus on qualifying too much throughout the week because for a 12-hour race it doesn't really matter. Klaus did a very good job and I have to say thanks to all the crew because they have worked really hard the whole week.
"It will be nice to finally get the season started. It's always great to head to Sebring and after our performance there last year, I'm really looking forward to it. We didn't get the result we had hoped for last year but we ran strong and we now have a full year of experience with our HPD prototype so it's promising."
"First I have to say I'm very happy to come back and race the last year in the ALMS with a P1 car which is for me still the best category.
"Driving again with Klaus (Graf) is just great and to have Romain (Dumas) with us for the longer races is perfect.
"(About winning the Championship.) I'm happy for myself but to be honest, I'm more happy for Klaus that he finally gets his first, long-deserved sports car Championship and I'm very proud to share this with him.
"All week long we've had a very good car but we were not quite there yet, however, this morning the car was already better and we made some more changes and adjustments that Brandon (Fry) our engineer came up with and I have to say that was the best car I've driven all week long.
"Petit Le Mans is always a difficult race with so many cars on track and to drive there for the Championship is not easy at all. However, that said, Road Atlanta is one of my favorite tracks in the United States.
"It will be important for us to stay focused and 'cool' for at least 70% of the race, after that, we can attack!
"It was a good day. Especially when you are always the quickest car on track. The last two races we were as quick as we were today with our Muscle Milk HPD ARX-03a but we had some issues that ended up having a big influence in the race.
"I can't wait to get back on track at Virginia International Raceway. It's a really nice track and the layout is just great. It has something for everyone and it is very quick.
"It was not the result we were going for. It's really a shame. Lately we always seem to have issues and it's not acceptable. It's endurance racing so the car must have endurance reliability. We need to work on that, it's very simple.
Lucas captures 20th career pole
"My first impression of the track this morning was when I saw a picture of Simon Pagenaud in his Indy car getting airborne! I was like 'wow!'.
"Overall, I think the track is very good and its great for the drivers and the series to be able to race in front of the Baltimore fans. "I like street circuits a lot and I think Baltimore is one of the best ones I've driven so far, except for the front straight of course!
"I generally like street circuits so I'm looking forward to discovering the Baltimore circuit. I wasn't at the race last year with Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, so this will be my first visit. "It will be important to walk the track before and to look at some data from last year.
"Once again our HPD ARX-03a was super, super quick and Klaus did a brilliant job at the beginning. But it's just a little frustrating for Muscle Milk Pickett Racing because we are all working so hard and to have a small piece fail like that and cost us a possible victory is disappointing.
"That said, coming back from four laps down here at Road America is just unreal, we did it at Lime Rock but this track is the longest on the schedule, it's unbelievable!
"Winning five in a row is very special and we would like nothing more than to keep it going. That said, the pressure is on, but that is nothing new in racing!"
"The start worked out great today. As the pole-sitting car you have the right to accelerate first, that's the pleasure of being on pole, so fortunately that went well.
"Afterwards, I was able to pull away a little bit, but the track today was a little tricky. I think with the INDYCAR guys putting a different rubber down it doesn't match really well with ours. So it was difficult throughout the stint and then obviously if you went off line there was a huge amount of pick up. After the safety car there was a lot of gravel and dirt and even carbon fiber parts on the track so that wasn't easy.
"It's always nice to be on pole even if it doesn't really matter that much in a long distance race. It's very satisfying to be the quickest car on track and theoretically if no one jumps the start you should be leading going into the first corner!
"Mid-Ohio is one of my favorite tracks in the United States, it has a very good flow to it. With the INDYCAR Series there on the same weekend there is always a very good crowd and it's a great place to race.
"(Start of the race) I don't know what happened there. I didn't see the green and didn't hear it on the radio. I was just about to accelerate and I looked to the left and (Chris) Dyson was by me. We've seen it before in the past, that he is a little optimistic on the starting procedure but it worked out for us in the end.
"Mosport (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) is one of the best but also most dangerous tracks on the ALMS schedule. It is very quick and has a lot of blind corners that make it very challenging.
As I say each year, it's a track that separates the men from the boys and I look forward to going on track with our Muscle Milk HPD ARX-03a for the first time, it should be very exciting. "After our three wins in the last three races, we have good momentum going and that is always very nice.
"Klaus and I like the track very much and I think we should do very well there."
"We had a good start and everything went to plan. I was able to pull a gap on the 16 car but unfortunately I then felt something was wrong with the car. So I entered pit lane and the team fixed the problem and I was able to go back out. "Honestly, at that point I thought it was over because we were four laps down. I thought we were going to lose the race so I just put the hammer down and in traffic I didn't take a second guess and just dove in and pushed real hard and by the end of my stint we were only one lap down.
"It was exciting! We could have gone quicker if we didn't catch traffic, which was very unfortunate because it's hard to catch traffic with such a small number of cars on track in our qualifying session.
"I can't wait to go back racing with Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, it has been a long break and I'm looking forward to getting back on track in the ALMS. We took advantage of the break to test at VIR with our Muscle Milk HPD ARX-03a and we were really happy with what we learned and it will certainly help us throughout the season.
"We had a really good race and we now have two wins, both in California, in front of the home crowd. I think that is very important for everyone at Muscle Milk Pickett Racing.
"It will be important this weekend to keep the momentum from Long Beach going. It's our second 'home' race and this one is even closer to the Muscle Milk, CytoSport headquarters so we would really like to make the company proud.
"I had a good start but since we didn't have any running in the dry until today, I didn't want to risk anything at the start and Guy (Smith) was quite aggressive going into the first corner so I just let him go, but I had no problems following him.
"We had a good car this morning in the wet. We were quickest and I was looking forward to a wet qualifying but we didn't get that opportunity. I don't agree with the decision to cancel the session because the sun came out right after, they could have waited a little bit, but that's the way it is.
"I absolutely love Long Beach because of its history and the track itself. It's always a very special event with a good crowd. "Driving on a street circuit is never easy because you have to find the limit without going over it, otherwise you find yourself in the wall and they are not very far away at Long Beach!
"I have to say, I'm really proud of everyone on the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing team. What the boys achieved in the last few weeks, it's amazing. Even if everybody is down and disappointed right now with today's result, they can be very proud of themselves, truly from the bottom of my heart, I'm really thankful to be with this team.
We had some ups and downs today. On the one hand its good though because we get to try a lot of things. Overall, I think we are heading in the right direction and at the end of the day we made the car better.
"I'm very happy that the season is finally starting. We had two great tests with the HPD ARX-03a and learned a lot of different things but putting in one fast lap is one thing, nothing beats being in a race situation because at the end of the day that's where it counts and that's where you truly measure up to the competition.