When Björk went from flames to fame in WTCR
Thed Björk proved he was the Real deal with the ultimate comeback performance in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO, winning Race 3 on the streets of Vila Real last Sunday.
Björk was involved in the multi-car accident in Race 1 on Saturday, his Hyundai i30 N TCR momentarily catching fire and requiring his YMR team to work through the night to repair it for Sunday’s Second Qualifying. Showing no ill effects from the crash, Björk landed the DHL Pole Position for Race 3, which he converted into win number two of 2018.
“The team did a fantastic job,” said the 2017 FIA World Touring Car champion. “They repaired the whole car all through the night and worked all night. The first lap I did this morning in Q1 they were cheering, it was so fantastic. I had a great feeling all day and forgot about the big accident. It was such a nice car, unbelievable. I had the speed. It was a tough weekend in many ways. I can only be happy to win.
“But many teams this weekend have been working really hard with the cars and getting them out on track, so it was not only us. So many cars were damaged, so everybody has done a fantastic job.”