Colin Turkington eight in Mantorp Park qualifying

Postat av Johan Meissner kl 17:54

After two strong test sessions, things did not turn out as well in qualifying at Mantorp Park for the two Flash Engineering drivers. Colin Turkington is going to start eighth in the first race of tomorrow.
”We had a tough qualifying session. But I am aiming for the second race and a strong result there again,” said Turkington.

Team mate Jan ”Flash” Nilsson had to park his car before completing a full lap due to a broken throttle cable.
”What to say… I am of course disappointed, the car was great but I was unable to set a lap time,” said ”Flash”.

Turkington was sixth fastest in the first qualifying session, Q1, but dropped in the second qualifying session, Q2, just like at Knutstorp.
”It is hard to get that pace on used tyres in Q2, so eighth is a bit of a disappointment. But at the end of the day, not too bad, and the car is much stronger in the race than in qualifying,” said Turkington.

”Flash” is going to start 19th and last tomorrow, the double STCC champion has got a tough job ahead of him.
”Just as Colin said, our cars are really strong in the races. I will be back tomorrow,” said ”Flash”.

The first race of the weekend starts at 13.05 CET tomorrow.

Mantorp Park – Qualifying – Dry track

1 Fredrik Ekblom Volkswagen Scirocco 1:21.664
2 Rickard Rydell Chevrolet Cruze +0.015
3 Tommy Rustad Volvo C30 +0.081
4 Tomas Engström Honda Accord +0.236
5 Patrik Olsson Volkswagen Scirocco +0.267

8 Colin Turkington BMW 320si +0.714
19 Jan ”Flash” Nilsson BMW 320si no time

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