Tough weekend at Barcelona for WestCoast Racing

Publicerad 22 september 2019, 18.08 av WestCoast Racing.

Qualifying once again set the tone for WestCoast Racing’s chances as lowly qualifying positions made for two challenging races at the Barcelona circuit. The high-light was Gianni Morbidellis charge from 21st to 10th in the first race followed by another charge up to 13th position in the second race bagging some points in the process.

Qualifying was tricky for many teams as heavy showers hit the track in the morning leaving teams and drivers to fight on a drying track as qualifying progressed. A lot of drivers were caught out including the WestCoast Racing pair with Gianni Morbidelli ending up 21st and Olli Kangas 23rd on the grid for the two races.

While Gianni Morbidelli made use of all the racing pace in the WestCoast Racing VW Golf GTI TCR to climb up to 10th place, team mate Olli Kangas got tangled up in the first corner and had to retire the car. In the second race Morbidelli finished 13th again starting from 21st position while Olli Kangas finished 21nd.
”Obviously not the results we came here for,” summarized team manager Dick Jönsson Wigroth afterwards. ”We as many others were caught out by the drying conditions in qualifying and made life very difficult for ourselves in the races. Olli was unfortunate in the first race but Gianni could show we had some genuine race pace in the cars. We put this weekend behind us now and recharge for the season finale at Monza and a final chance to fight for the podium spots.”

TCR Europe concludes the 2019 season at Monza in Italy in three weeks time, on the weekend of 12-13th of October.

Results from TCR Europe penultimate round at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona:

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