Michel Nykjaer starts from pole position for race one tomorrow and P3 in race two, and will be fighting for the Championship as he’s just 20 points behind points leader Kristoffersson with 100 remaining from the last two race weekends.
The Danish driver claimed pole position for the first race, setting a time of 1:00.539 in the first part of qualifying which remains the fastest time of the weekend. Following up with a time of 1:00.753 in Q2 put him third on the grid behind the two drivers which are ahead of him in the standings, Team Biogas.se’s Johan Kristoffersson and Nykjaer’s team-mate Rickard Rydell.
“It’s a very good start for the weekend, but I’m also a little bit disappointed because it’s always the same drivers at the top, so we end up scoring about the same points each weekend,” said Nykjaer to TouringCarTimes. “I lost a lot of points in the Spring when I had some problems with the car and a penalty, so I need some points now.”
“I have the speed as I’ve set the fastest lap of the whole day – my plan today was to qualify well in Q1, as the whole year I’ve struggled to set a good position in Q1, so when I set pole I was happy going into Q2, but then I was only P3.”
Although the two Chevrolet drivers are second and third in the standings, with Rydell eight points behind Kristoffersson and Nykjaer 20 points back, there’s no talk of team orders at the team as yet.
“There’s no rules in the team, I can do what I want,” said Nykjaer. “If I have a chance I’ll go for the Championship, I really want to win the Championship. I’ve won the European and the Danish Championships and I want to win the Scandinavian.”