Martin Öhlin fourth in the first race

Postad av Mediaempire 2011-05-07 15:01


Martin Öhlin put in a great effort at Ring Knutstorp to finish fourth, his best result in the STCC and with only one race weekend’s experience. Martin drove a flawless race and secured important points for himself and WestCoast Racing. He was also the best BMW driver in the race.
– I’m extremely pleased, I’m well and truly happy, says a satisfied Martin. Having a good race was important today. I lost a spot in the beginning but was able to dive down the outside and take it back. After that I chased Mattias and gained another spot when he spun off. Once again we proved that our speed during the races is good.

Martin will again start from fifth in the next race and he is looking forward to repeating his effort from the first race.
– Now I know how this works and I’m getting there slowly but surely. I just have to get a better start, but I’m sure we’ll work that out too. Having the inside line again in the next race feels perfect. It’s a good place to start, a happy Martin concludes.

Team manager Dick Jönsson Wigroth was relieved after the race and was also very satisfied with Martin’s result.
– Martin has done a really good job today and got important points in the championship. This was the effort the team needed and Martin did it for us. We were able to show that we have two strong cars in the team and Martin finished best of the BMWs. The conditions for race two are also very good.

Results, top 8, race 1 Ring Knutstorp:
1: Fredrik Ekblom, Volkswagen 19 varv
2: Tommy Rustad, Volvo + 0,466
3: Rickard Rydell, Chevrolet + 1,369
4: Martin Öhlin, BMW + 3,188
5: Patrik Olsson, Volkswagen + 5,351
6: Colin Turkington, BMW + 6,524
7: Johan Sturesson, BMW + 6,767
8: Mattias Andersson, Alfa Romeo + 13,969