DTC: Jan Magnussen 2006 season summary

No title for Jan Magnussen despite 7 race wins Despite winning 7 races in this years Danish Touring Car Championship, DTC, there was no title for Jan Magnussen and Team Den Blaa Avis Fleggaard Racing. In the races Jan Magnussen, in his BMW...

No title for Jan Magnussen despite 7 race wins

Despite winning 7 races in this years Danish Touring Car Championship, DTC, there was no title for Jan Magnussen and Team Den Blaa Avis Fleggaard Racing. In the races Jan Magnussen, in his BMW 320si E90, had 10 points more than rival Casper Elgaard, who only claimed 5 race wins, but this year the rules had changed and DTC awarded points for the first three drivers after qualifying. And in this discipline Casper Elgaards Team Essex Invest had more experience with the rearwheel driven BMW than Jan Magnussens team, who had their first year of racing with the BMW. Therefore Casper Elgaard scored 17 point with Jan Magnussen scoring only 4 points in qualifying and in the end that was the deciding factor that meant the title did went to Casper Elgaard despite Jan Magnussen winning the finale race of the year at Jyllands Ringen. Only 3 points separated the two drivers.

"In the races we were better than Casper (Elgaard) but they had better knowledge of the car in the start of the season and I only scored point in qualifying in the last two races, and that was two late. But that is the rules and we have to accept that, but off course it is bitterly disappointing losing the title despite having won 7 races" Jan Magnussen said after the race.

Jan Magnussens win in the finale race of the year brings his total of race wins in DTC to 28, by far the most successful driver in the DTC.

-credit: www.magnussenracing.com

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Series General
Drivers Jan Magnussen , Casper Elgaard