The fast Falkenberg circuit in the south of Sweden is next up for the TTA – Racing Elite League. Fredrik Ebklom is on top of the championship table ahead of the weekend.
“Things have gone really well so far and I am really looking forward to Falkenberg. It is one of the best races of the year with lots of spectators and a challenging track. The goal is just as before, victory,” said Ekblom.
Falkenberg has got the highest average speed of the circuits in Sweden and provides close racing with a lap of only 1.8 kilometers. For BMW Dealer Team WCR-driver Fredrik Larsson, Falkenberg is the home event of the year.
“In some aspects, you could say that I have an advantage ahead of this race. I know the track inside out and I know the points where you have to be quick in order to set the perfect lap. I had a tough weekend last time in Gothenburg and the plan is to cooperate with team mate Göransson in order to get up on the top spots and stay there for the rest of the season,” said Larsson.
While Thed Björk made a strong comeback in the last race, claiming victory and jumping to second in the championship, Alx Danielsson continued to impress by taking pole position and a second place in his second ever TTA race. And the Citroën driver wants to improve second to first this weekend.
“I can’t be anything but pleased with the results so far. We have some problems with getting the rear tyres to last for a race distance and Falkenberg is extra tough on the tyres. But I managed to keep on to second in Gothenburg despite that an anti-roll bar came off during the race. The pace is there and I hope to improve by one position from Gothenburg,” said Danielsson.
The TTA – Racing Elite League has so far had three different drivers on pole position and three different race winners. Falkenberg is going to get the field even closer as qualifying sessions often are decided with hundredths of a second thanks to the short and fast nature of the track.
Ekblom leads on 60 points, with team mate Björk being closest on 39, Polestar Black R driver Robert Dahlgren in third on 37 points and Saab driver Linus Ohlsson just one point further behind in fourth. Ekblom is the hunted one in Falkenberg and WestCoast Racing boss Dick Jönsson-Wigroth is eager to get back from the poor results in Gothenburg in the team’s home race at Falkenberg.
“We are going to have quite an aggressive approach for Falkenberg. We need to get back in the very top unless this is going to slip away from us. We need to get ahead of Ekblom, he is the man on our target. Our drivers are ready for the weekend,” said Jönsson-Wigroth.
Action starts for the TTA drivers on Friday with two test sessions, followed by qualifying on Saturday at 11.40 CET and the race at 15.15. The race marks the mid-point of the TTA season with a following summer break coming up for the drivers and teams.