WestCoast Racing Team Manager Dick Jönsson-Wigroth was unhappy with the performance of the Volkswagen Golfs in Hungary, admitting that the team must ‘find more pace’ for the next event.
Gianni Morbidelli was the only one of the team’s to drivers to break into the top ten, with the Italian finishing race one in eighth position after a determined drive from 16th on the grid.
However, Morbidelli had to retire from race two following contact with another driver. Finn Olli Kangas was 22nd in race one, followed by 16th in race two after making up ground in changeable conditions.
Team Manager Dick Jönsson-Wigroth was frustrated that the Volkswagen Golf GTi cars had not been closer to the top of the results, with Morbidelli’s eighth being the car’s best result in the series all weekend, as Hyundai cars scooped 11 of the 20 top ten results at the Hungaroring.
”This was not the season opener we had hoped for,” said Jönsson Wigroth. “It’s enough to have a quick glance at the results to see that none of the Volkswagen cars had the pace this weekend and with such a large starting grid that makes everything even more difficult.
“Gianni and Olli did everything they could, given the circumstances they were given. Gianni had a great race through the field in the first race and could have had at least just a good result in the second race if he wasn’t forced into retirement.
“Olli just missed out on a point in the second race but both of them did all they could. We just weren’t good enough and now we need to find more pace for the next weekend.”