AHLIN-KOTTULINSKY FOR MORE RX150 RUNS
Photos: Ivan Sansom, Colin Casserley and Hal Ridge
Swedish GT driver Mikaela Ahlin-kottulinsky is targeting more outings in the RX150 category of the British Rallycross Championship following her debut in the series at Maasmechelen in Belgium last weekend.
Ahlin-kottulinsky, who usually races an Audi R8 in the German ADAC GT Masters series, was fourth fastest in the event’s opening free practice but retired from Q1 when her RX150 lost a right-rear wheel.
Starting on the back row of the grid for the final, the Swede jumped to third at the first corner but out-braked herself on the third lap and dropped to fourth, where she finished.
“The weekend started off quite bad, we had some problems but I was so amazed by my start in the final and I drove really well apart from one mistake,” she said.
“It’s very different to a circuit race car but it was a really good experience and good for me to change driving style.
“I think it really develops you as a driver and I would love to race an RX150 again. Overall I’m so happy and next time if I do another event, I think I can be on the podium.”
RX150 championship leader, former Formula Ford Festival winner Chrissy Palmer, won the final ahead of Marc Scott.