Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky critical of Tobias Brink contact in Falkenberg Race 2
PWR Racing Cupra driver Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky was unhappy with Falkenberg Race 1 winner Tobias Brink after contact at the start of the second race between the two drivers broke her steering, resulting in her losing pace and finishing the race in seventh, fighting to keep back Hannes Morin’s Audi.
After qualifying and finishing third in Race 1, Åhlin-Kottulinsky started fourth for Race 2, but after contact with Brink’s Audi RS 3 LMS at the second turn, she was soon battle damaged and falling down the order.
“I’m happy with the qualifying, and I was happy with the first race. I had a good start and then the pace was OK, but it’s hard to get past on this track,” said Åhlin-Kottulinsky to TouringCarTimes.
“Then in Race 2, I had contact just like Robert (Dahlgren) and (Tobias) Brink had in the first race, so basically what Robert did to him in the first race, he did to me, but it was a bit tougher and so my steering wheel was completely to the left,” she said.
“It was a real struggle after that for the whole race, but that’s how it is. I’m happy with the pace, but this is track is tough and it’s tight, and contact sometimes happens, but maybe this was a bit too much.”
Brink had been critical of Dahlgren’s move in Race 1, which upon review saw the stewards hand the PWR Racing driver a three-second penalty, demoting him to second.
When asked about the contact with Åhlin-Kottulinsky, Brink was generally unaware of the incident, remarking: ““There was a contact but I’ve not checked the video to see what happened.”
There was no action taken by the stewards on the Race 2 contact.