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Björk steps back to rise up in the WTCC

Björk steps back to rise up in the WTCC

09/09/2017 12:00

Thed Björk hopes going back in time will help him to go forward in the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

Björk, 12 points behind leader Tiago Monteiro in the WTCC title battle with eight races remaining, has been spending the summer break keeping ‘match’ fit by testing a 125cc gearbox kart – 20 years after stepping up from karting to single-seater racing.

“It’s been important to have kept busy [since Argentina] so I did not lose any momentum,” said the Polestar Cyan Racing-run Swede. “I did go-karting, GT driving and some testing. The go-karting is a fitness thing and also a reaction thing. I have a 125cc gearbox kart, which is really nice and fun to drive but it’s also fast. There is a track really close to where I live in Gothenburg and I go there to practice.”

The all-new Ningbo International Speedpark in China hosts the resumption of the WTCC title battle from 13-15 October. Björk claimed his maiden WTCC victory in China last September.

The 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship season heads to Qatar next for a thrilling showdown with three prestigious titles still up for grabs.

Rob Huff joined fellow winners Edoardo Mortara and Daniel Ticktum in celebrating their respective triumphs in Macau this afternoon.

A faultless display on his Macau debut has ensured that Thed Björk tops the FIA World Touring Car Championship for Manufacturers’ heading to the season-closing double-header in Qatar later this month.

Rob Huff made history by winning for a record-breaking ninth time around the Guia street track as he dominated a wet Main Race at FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau while Norbert Michelisz cut Thed Björk’s title lead to 6.5 points with two races left in Qatar next month.

Rob Huff claimed the TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy to cap a successful FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau weekend for the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport driver.

Former world champion Rob Huff has claimed a record-breaking ninth Guia Race win as he dominated a wet Main Race at FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau.