Philip Morin and
Tobias Brink took their maiden victory in TCR Scandinavia as they
shared honours in the second event of the season at Anderstorp.
In Race 1, Morin led a PWR Racing Cupra cars 1-2-3 finish, with
Daniel Haglöf and Robert Dahlgren completing the podium. Johan
Kristoffersson started well from the pole in his Volkswagen Golf GTI,
but he was passed by Haglöf and Morin in the first lap. Dahlgren had
dropped to sixth behind the Golf cars of Fredrik Ekblom and Andreas
Wernersson, but was able to overtake them and climbed back to fourth.
Morin overtook Haglöf for the lead and then Dahlgren made it a 1-2-3
for PWR Racing after passing Kristoffersson.
Ekblom, Wernersson and Mattias Andersson’s Honda Civic were involved
in the battle for fifth; when the race resumed with four laps to go
after a safety car period, Ekblom tried to overtake Kristoffersson,
but ran wide; Andersson moved up to fifth and then overtook
Kristoffersson to finish fourth.
Brink won an eventful second race and scored Audi’s first success in
TCR Scandinavia. Dahlgren claimed an important second position in his
effort to retain the title and Ekblom completed the podium in third.
Andersson took a perfect start from the pole and led from the Brink
Motorsport’s Audi RS3 LMS cars of Brink and Micke Ohlsson. Ekblom
dropped from fourth to seventh during the first lap, as he was passed
by Dahlgren, Haglöf and Wernersson, but he keept Kristoffersson
behind. Morin went off, prompting the safety car into action; when
the race resumed, Andersson retired because of a puncture; Brink
inherited the lead and was closely followed by Ohlsson and Dahlgren.
In the fight for fourth Haglöf was chased by Ekblom, Wernersson and
Kristoffersson. On lap 8, Haglöf missed the braking point at the end
of the long straight and went wide, then pitted to change the front
With two laps to go, Ohlsonn slowed down and dropped from second to
sixth. Brink took the chequered flag with a margin of two seconds
ahead of Dahlgren who resisted the final assaults from Ekblom;
Kristoffersson and Wernersson were classified fourth and fifth.
Dahlgren has taken the lead in the standings with 73 points, 12 more
than Haglöf; Kristoffersson and Wernersson moved on to third and
fourth, 16 and 21 points behind the leader.
The series will resume at Falkenberg on July 7th and 8th.