SEAT SUNRED driver, Michel Nykjaer, had a great weekend, adding another top five finish to his resume. Over the weekend, the fifth round of the WTCC took place at Brno. Nykjaer / SUNRED also won the independents class.
“Today, I feel happy. We have got speed in the car, and it has been a great Sunday after a Saturday with bad preparations. Even though we finished tenth in the first race, it was an acceptable result on the basis of the trouble that we have had,” Michel Nykjaer says.
Nykjaer’s SEAT Leon is equipped with the new 1.6L turbocharged petrol engine that was first run in Hungary.
Both Fredy Barth and Tiago Monteiro had troubles with their 1.6L Leons.
“I made a very good first start, where I overtook a couple of drivers in front of me, but then I was hit by my team mate Tarquini, which cost me a couple of positions,” Michel Nykjaer explains. “I managed to cross the finishing line as number 10, and that was an okay result.”
“For the second heat I was going to start from pole position. I got a good start and was running very even with Tom Coronel.”
Gabriele Tarquini finished in 6th.