WTCR Fast Talk

#11 Thed Björk - Self-funded self-belief: The Thed Björk Story - Part 1

June 24, 2020 FIA WTCR Season 1 Episode 21
WTCR Fast Talk
#11 Thed Björk - Self-funded self-belief: The Thed Björk Story - Part 1
Show Notes

When Thed Björk won his first FIA title in 2001, celebrations at the governing body’s gala in Monaco were somewhat low key.

After receiving a trophy for his FIA Sportscar Championship SR2 category triumph, identical in shape and size to the one Michael Schumacher was handed for becoming Formula One world champion, Björk couldn’t afford the price of a Coca-Cola, such were his early struggles.

It was a different story in 2017. Part of the factory Volvo Polestar line-up, Björk had beaten Nobert Michelisz to the FIA World Touring Car Championship in a tense finale in Qatar. He was in Paris a few weeks later to pick up his trophy at the FIA Prize Giving Ceremony.