STCC: JAS Falkenberg race notes

NO SMILES FOR ENGSTROM IN FALKENBERG The fourth round of the STCC Championship took place at Falkenberg Motorbana circuit. Unluckily, this race week-end proved to be equally as difficult as the one of Mantorp for Engstrom Motorsport.

NO SMILES FOR ENGSTROM IN FALKENBERG

The fourth round of the STCC Championship took place at Falkenberg Motorbana circuit.

Unluckily, this race week-end proved to be equally as difficult as the one of Mantorp for Engstrom Motorsport. Some problems cropped at right at the start due to changes in the testing program. In open practice 1, the team also had to replace an engine and suffered from readjusting all the settings just before qualifying.

"We started the qualifying session with only 11 minutes remaining !"said Tomas " In such conditions, it was a real challenge to qualify for Super Pole, but we succeeded ! I was very happy for my team considering the amazing job they did.

I felt I had the opportunity to reach top 4, but I made a mistake and I qualified in 8th position"

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"I started 8th on the grid. I immediately overtook a BMW to reach position 7th."Engstrom comments "I could see that my car was in good shape as I was faster than the ones in front and Huisman behind me. I was passing an Audi when I got a first puncture on the left front wheel. I came into the pit to replace the flat tire. I faced the fact that the day was over! Nevertheless, I came back in the race with the hope of scoring some points. What a disappointment when I felt the second puncture! Very strange!

Unfortunately, I could not do better than P 15th crossing the line "

In spite of this poor week-end for the Honda Team, the consolation is that Tomas Engstrom is still in P 5th in the Championship classification.

Also, there was a great feeling of satisfaction for the effort the Team put in, they were very effective and professional.

-jas

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Drivers Tomas Engstrom