Focused on Knutstorp

Postad av Mediaempire 2011-05-04 10:24

WestCoast Racing reloads. It’s time for the second round in the Scandinavian Touringcar championship, this time at Ring Knutstorp in the southern parts of Sweden. Martin Öhlins is prepared for another challenge.
– It’s sad that Richard Göransson won’t be here, he is a good mentor to me and has helped me a lot in understanding this car. I will do the best of this situation and work hard to find the speed myself. I’m the only driver in the team now but I have complete support from the team, but I will obviously miss not being able to compare myself with Richard.

Martin never had any pre-season testdays at Jyllandsringen before the one official testday there. But he feels more prepared coming to Knutstorp, a favourite track for the team and a track where Martin had several days of testing pre-season.
– This is a track where I’ve driven with the BMW before so I feel much better prepared now. It will be fun to drive again, the goal is just simply to have fun and have as good a weekend as possible. Last time we showed we have good race pace, now we need to get to grips with qualifying.

Team manager Dick Jönsson Wigroth feels this will be a different race weekend. The season premiere in Denmark became both dramatic and traumatic for the team but the focus is now on a good weekend in Knutstorp.
– Of course it’s a different kind of weekend for us, he admits. Richard will not be there and we are back to being a one car team again. We must adjust to that and it’s a little bit like back to the basics for us now. Knutstorp is like a home track for us, the mood is great and we will have guests visiting the team this weekend so all in all very different compared to Denmark. We will give Martin our full support and make sure we will have a good weekend together.

The weekend starts on Friday with free practice and qualifying followed by the two races on Saturday. Time schedule and weight information will be published tomorrow.