Thed Björk’s World Touring Car Championship aspirations are getting a step closer, thanks to the results that the Swede secured at the Race of Germany at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe this weekend.
The four-time STCC champion took a second win of the season at the 25.3-km circuit in the opening race, having make progress throughout the encounter to eventually take the lead from team mate Nestor Girolami at the Dottinger Höhe on the penultimate lap.
Björk, who has only suffered one retirement this year at the opening race at the Hungaroring, was involved in another highly-charged battle in the main race, as the 36-year-old fought the Citröen pair of Rob Huff and Tom Chilton, ending up fourth.
The Swede was able to pick up a good run of points over the weekend, which puts him in third in the standings, alongside new leader Nicky Catsburg and Tiago Monteiro, who was leading the championship coming into this round.
“I had a really good start and went from sixth to third before the first corner. I had a great race, was able to utilise the slipstream and score one of my best victories,” admitted Bjork, which underlined the hard work Polestar Cyan Racing have done for both road and racing divisions.
“I am very proud to add the Nürburgring to my list of victories after winning at classic Monza earlier this year.”
With the top three separated by just eight points after eight races, the fight for the 2017 FIA WTCC drivers’ title is one that is heating up, as the championship now heads to Vila Real, Portugal in four weeks’ time, with Björk one of the clear contenders.