New track, same approach says WTCC title chaser Björk

New track, same approach says WTCC title chaser Björk

27/09/2017 at 06:00Updated 27/09/2017 at 09:05

Thed Björk will have no time to waste when Free Practice 1 gets underway at FIA WTCC Race of China next month.

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That’s when Björk and his World Touring Car Championship rivals sample the all-new Ningbo International Speedpark for the first time in their TC1 machinery.

And with 12 points separating Björk from the WTCC title summit, the Polestar Cyan Racing driver can’t afford any slip-ups as he adapts to the venue located south of Shanghai.

“Because it’s completely new we have to be prepared for something unexpected,” said the Swede. “I am focused on doing what I can to learn the track as quickly as possible, together with my team-mates, but also to get the most speed out of the car as quickly as possible. It’s no different to any other track, because the focus is always the same. It just makes it more interesting when it’s something new.”

Asked about the prospects of Ningbo delivering two great races on 15 October, Björk responded. “It’s so difficult to say for a new track but considering the WTCC format and the number of drivers fighting for the championship we’ll see some great racing.”