Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky claims first win of scandinavian TCR
Swede Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky converted a pole position into victory in the first round of TCR Scandinavia.
What a weekend it was for women in motorsport.
Exciting news started to come on Friday, as Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky had conquered her first ever pole position, in the inaugural race of the TCR Scandinavia in Knutstorp, Sweden.
But it was just the beginning, as the the young Swede was then able to convert her qualifying result into race 1 victory after a masterful drive on very difficult track conditions.
Light snow, rain then a drying track: those were just some of the challenges Kottulinsky had to face in her pursuit of the top step of the podium.
After a good start, she was able to gradually pull away from her experienced teammate Robert Dahlgren and, without missteps on the damp circuit, she took her Seat Cupra to the finish line completing a 1-2 for PWR Racing.
The second race was won by Andreas Wernersson and saw Åhlin-Kottulinsky forced to retire in the early stages following contact with Brink.
It was nonetheless a memorable weekend for the 26-year old, who now sits third in the standings, just 6 points behind the leader Wernersson.
In her words:
“ Race one was a good one 🤩 🤜🤛 From pole to win, and a P1 and P2 finish for the team! Race 2 didn’t play out well, but all in all happy with our speed this weekend, can’t wait til Anderstorp! Rock on 💥 ”
Ph credits: PWR Racing-Joakim Åström