Martin unhappy about tough weekend

Postad av Mediaempire 2011-06-18 18:30

Richard Göransson had a great weekend in Gothenburg but for Martin Öhlin this was a weekend to forget. He finished the second race in 13th position despite usually being strong in rainy conditions. He leaves Gothenburg without any points and dissapointed.
”I’m extremely dissapointed and angry with myself, there’s nothing more to say. Richard drove a fantastic race and I congratulated him immediately afterwards. He impressed in his comeback. I could say a lot of things about my race but in the end I just wasn’t good enough this weekend. Now I just want to go home, forget this weekend and start thinking about the next race instead,” Martin said.

Car # 1 is back winning again. Richard Göransson broke records when he returned after his injury to take an impressive victory. He only needed one heat to find his winning ways and the victory in Gothenburg City Race also means Richard once again has the record for number of STCC-victories. The victory also means he is the only driver having won twice in Gothenburg.
”Absolutely amazing, I’m so happy to be back and winning again. I honestly didn’t expect this, it felt like a victory just being able to be here and race.”

Richard won the race in tricky rainy conditions that is one of his strenghts. It started raining before the heat and the city track was bery slippery the whole race. Göransson admitted it was a mentally tough race to drive.
”I’m prefectly fine physically but mentally it was hard. I was very disapointed after qualifying where I pushed too much when it was dry. It was very slippery and I started thinking exactly what you’re not supposed to think in those circumstances – to avoid mistakes and of course that is when you start making them. I didn’t drive very well and Tomas Engström fought hard but I really wanted to win this one. I’m going for more victories now,” said a happy Göransson.

Team manager Dick Jönsson Wigroth felt this was one of the races he felt most nervous about.
”We have won a lot of race but I was more nervous than usually today. This victory means a lot to us and it feels fair we won. We have finally completed that last lap in Denmark. We never pushed Richard to return, we just told him we were ready when he was and we would give him the best possible conditions for his return. I’m happy we lived up to that today. Martin had a tough weekend and I know he is the first one to be dissapointed about that. We know he can much more than this and that he will return to the form he showed in the previous races. We look forward to our home race in Falkenberg now” he said.

Result, topp eight Göteborg City Race heat 2:
1: Richard Göransson, BWM 24 laps
2: Tomas Engström, Honda + 0,387
3: Fredrik Ekblom, Volkswagen + 4,827
4: Tommy Rustad, Volvo + 6,803
5: Rickard Rydell, Chevrolet + 7,506
6: James Thompson, Volvo + 13,988
7: Patrik Olsson, Volkswagen + 24,155
8: Jan Nilsson, BMW + 32,018

13: Martin Öhlin, BMW + 37,197

Resultat, race 2 Göteborg