The TTA – Racing Elite League is going to race at the streets of Gothenburg this weekend, a track which recently got a new first section.
“I have been at the track to see the new section and it looks really good. It should be easier to overtake and I can’t wait to get going,” said Linus Ohlsson, currently placed second in the championship for Team Tidö/PWR Racing.
This year marks the fifth year of racing at the Gothenburg City Arena, four years with STCC and the first year for TTA. Richard Göransson is the most victorious driver at the track and the BMW man is hoping to extend his record this weekend with his first TTA victory.
“While it isn’t a normal, big circuit, it is the best race of the season. It is a unique track, narrow, tricky and really close to the barriers. While I am not pleased with the last race at Anderstorp, we are still in the top three of the championship and it is time to deliver top results. The focus is primarily to gain points on Ekblom and secure the first win of the season,” said Göransson.
Volvo driver Fredrik Ekblom has taken the lead of the championship after a solid start of the season with second at Karlskoga and victory at Anderstorp.
“The goal is of course set on a new victory and to pull away in the championship,” said Ekblom.
Ekblom is far from alone on having the aim set on victory. Another driver is Saab man Robin Rudholm who qualified third but was penalized for a jump start in the race and later retired.
“I am really eager to get back in the top after the retired race last time out. But we showed in qualifying that we have pace for top three and there is our aim for the weekend,” said Rudholm.
Not to forget is Citroën and team Brovallen Design. Both Stefan Söderberg and Alx Danielsson showed promising form at Anderstorp after a rather modest start of the season at Karlskoga. While not confirmed yet, rumors indicate that Danielsson could be back behind the wheel of Brovallen’s Citroën C5 TTA in Gothenburg.
The race weekend in Gothenburg starts with testing on Friday, followed by qualifying on Saturday at 11.40 and the race at 15.15 CET.