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Tobias Brink keeps close after double-podium at Jyllandsringen

Tobias Brink has kept in touch with Robert Dahlgren in the championship after a strong weekend in Denmark, with two second places seeing the 29-year-old drop just six points to Dahlgren over the course of the weekend.

Brink qualified in third position, with the Audis seemingly struggling compared to Dahlgren’s PWR Racing Cupra, despite the beneficial change in compensation weight ahead of the weekend handing them back 40kg.

However, it was a weekend of damage control for Brink, moving up one spot in Race 1 thanks in part to a jump start penalty for the Honda of Casper Elgaard, while he made up two places at the start of Race 2, passing both his team-mates to move into second place again, finishing behind Andreas Ahlberg’s Kågered Racing Volkswagen.

Asked if the start, with Brink’s team-mates Hannes Morin and Andreas Wernersson falling behind him was coordinated, Brink said no.

“We have a gentlemen’s agreement, if we are overtaking, we will do it safe and clear, but apart from that it’s all about racing,” said Brink to TouringCarTimes.

“We knew anything could happen at the start, so Andreas and I said let’s just go for it but also leave room for each other.

Brink was up to second, but felt he could have even challenged for the lead, if it wasn’t for the dangerously wet inside line at Turn 1.

“I made a really good start, and I think if it had been dry on the inside I could have attacked (Andreas) Ahlberg for the lead; but after that the race was quite calm.”

Brink is now 21 points behind Dahlgren heading to the season finale next month.

“The goal was to take a few points off Robert (Dahlgren) coming here, but with that speed, it wasn’t possible and he really deserves it. Bring on Mantorp Park, and we’ll go for it.”