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Andreas Bäckman was ‘quite scared’ of getting late puncture in race two

Target Competition’s Andreas Bäckman admitted that he ‘isn’t used to being at the front’ after he stormed to the win in the second TCR Europe race in Barcelona.

Bäckman led the race from start to finish as his two teammates – sister Jessica and Jon Filippi – collided behind mid-way through the race and he ended up taking the win ahead of Sami Taoufik.

“It was a really tricky race because I was leading for the whole time and I’m not really used to being at the front and leading like that,” said the Swede.

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“In the end, the tyres were starting to go off and I was quite scared on the final lap because I thought I might get a puncture or something as this track is very hard on the front tyres.

“After my accident in Zolder, I was very happy to get back in the car; there isn’t any pain in my wrist anymore when I’m driving.

“The team had a really difficult first half of the season, so to come back and have this victory was really good for me and for them.”

The 25-year-old Swede, who won his only other TCR Europe race at the same circuit last season, added that it was a shame for the team to miss out on a more memorable result.

“It’s sad for Jessica and John because we could have had a 1-2-3, which would have been great for all of us.

“Barcelona is one of my favourite tracks, so I was looking forward to the weekend as I like the way the circuit flows and the fact that it’s quite technical, particularly in the final sector.”

The next rounds of the 2020 TCR Europe season takes place at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps between October 22-24.

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