Thed Björk laments lack of straight-line speed: “It’s so hard”

Cyan Racing driver Thed Björk had a difficult WTCR Race 1 at Motorland Aragon on Sunday, dropping from eighth to finish tenth.

“It was a very tough race for us,” the Swede said after the race. “We were fighting so hard and playing a defensive game.”

Björk started the race strongly, but after a couple of laps, the Lynk & Co 03 TCR driver couldn’t contain the attacks from Jean-Karl Vernay (Hyundai Elantra N TCR) and Frédéric Vervisch (Audi RS 3 LMS), dropping to tenth.

“We can be fast over one lap in qualifying, as we saw yesterday, but it’s so hard in the races because others are faster than us in a straight line. I went from eighth to tenth and there was nothing I could do,” added Björk.

The Swede starts Race 2 from second place on the grid.