Tough race for Martin

Postad av Mediaempire 2011-05-21 14:24

Martin Öhlin had a tough start in the race as he was pushed off track at the start and rejoined last in the field. A drive through penalty shortly after meant he lost even more ground and he finished a distant 14th.
“A shitty race to be honest. It was over already at the start when Mattias Andersson pushed me off and I went out in the grass. There you are a passenger and I couldn’t do anything to prevent rejoining in the middle of the field. For some strange reason I also got a penalty and then my race was over”. Martin said.

He will now line up 14th for the next heat and will recharge for a tough challenge.
“I will have a long way to go in the next race but the goal is to score some points. I just hope I won’t be pushed off again.”

Team manager Dick Jönsson Wigroth feels the team was worth more and agrees with Martin that the race basically ended in the first corner.
“There was nothing Martin could do, he got pushed off in the start and our race was over. I have no idea why we also got a penalty but there’s nothing we can do about that anyway. We hope for a better second race, we have great race pace but we must start getting some points out of it now,” Dick summarizes.

Mantorp Park, race 1:
1: Fredrik Ekblom, Volkswagen 14 laps
2: Rickard Rydell, Chevrolet + 0,742
3: Tomas Engström, Honda + 4,376
4: Jan Nilsson, BMW + 6,324
5: Roger Eriksson, SEAT + 9,009
6: James Thompson, Volvo + 9,306
7: Tommy Rustad, Volvo + 12,039
8: Alx Danielsson, SEAT + 14,943
9: Viktor Hallrup, Chevrolet + 16,025
10: Patrik Olsson, Volkswagen + 16,230
11: Tobias Johansson, SEAT + 16,383
12: Thomas Faraas, SEAT + 16,721
13: Andreas Ebbesson, BMW + 27,276
14: Martin Öhlin, BMW + 36,112
15: Johan Sturesson, BMW + 2 varv
16: Joakim Ahlberg, BMW + 2 varv

DNF:
Robin Appelqvist, Mattias Andersson, Colin Turkington