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Three podiums from heavy STCC weekend at Anderstorp

 

Polestar Cyan Racing left the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) weekend in Anderstorp with three podium finishes and a maintained double championship lead, despite drivers Robert Dahlgren and Richard Göransson carrying 50 kilos of penalty weight.

 

The Polestar Cyan Racing duo secured a double podium in the first race with Dahlgren crossing the line in second place and Göransson in third. That result and a fifth place in the second race means that Dahlgren extends his lead by three points over team mate Göransson.

”This has been an okay weekend, not far from as good as it could get with 50 kilos onboard. But what I am most proud of is that I qualified second, just one tenth from pole, despite the extra weight. I have extended my championship lead which was my goal for this weekend,” said Robert Dahlgren.

Four-time STCC champion Göransson secured two podium finishes after fighting his way from sixth to second place in the final race of the weekend.

”I am quite pleased with the races at Anderstorp and that I just lost three points to Dahlgren. I wasn’t happy with the car after the first race, but we made some changes for the second that worked really well and I’m looking forward to the next race with confidence,” said Richard Göransson.

Prince Carl Philip had a tough weekend with ninth position in the second race as best result.

”I am not happy with the weekend. We moved in the right direction with the setup of the car, but we never really got where we wanted. I am looking forward to the next race in Falkenberg where I scored my maiden win last year,” said Prince Carl Philip.

Dahlgren heads the drivers’ championship on 161 points, with Göransson second on 151 points after three of the seven race weekends completed of the 2016 season.

”To claim two podiums at Anderstorp Raceway, holy motorsport grounds in Sweden, is a special feeling. Unfortunately we could not get around the fact of 50 kilos of penalty weight. But two second place finishes is probably an optimum result considering the circumstances,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.

STCC continues in three weeks at Falkenberg.

 

STCC Anderstorp

Circuit: Anderstorp

Length: 4025 m Lap record (STCC): 1:35.470, Göransson

 

Results

Race 1 – Top 5

1 Johan Kristoffersson SEAT León 12 laps

2 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +2.444

3 Richard Göransson Volvo S60 +10.539

4 Mattias Andersson Dacia SE +12.268

5 Björn Wirdheim Saab 9-3 +13.121

10 Carl Philip Bernadotte Volvo S60 +2 laps

 

Race 2 – Top 5

1 Daniel Haglöf SEAT León 12 laps

2 Richard Göransson Volvo S60 +0.726

3 Johan Kristoffersson SEAT León +3.385

4 Björn Wirdheim Saab 9-3 +7.870

5 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +8.493

9 Carl Philip Bernadotte Volvo S60 +44.740

 

Q1 – Top 5

1 Johan Kristoffersson SEAT León 1:33.288

2 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +0.420

3 Emma Kimiläinen SEAT León +0.852

4 Björn Wirdheim Saab 9-3 +0.891

5 Richard Göransson Volvo S60 +1.042

8 Carl Philip Bernadotte Volvo S60 +2.532

 

Q2 – Top 5

1 Johan Kristoffersson SEAT León 1:33.718

2 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +0.128

3 Richard Göransson Volvo S60 +0.273

4 Björn Wirdheim Saab 9-3 +0.548

5 Emma Kimiläinen SEAT León +1.127

 

TV Schedule

Sweden: SVT2 – 18:00 20/6

Live online: http://bit.ly/1XUFq0h

 

Championship standings

Drivers – Top 5

1 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 161 points

2 Richard Göransson Volvo S60 151 (-10)

3 Johan Kristoffersson SEAT León 124 (-37)

4 Daniel Haglöf SEAT León 96 (-65)

5 Björn Wirdheim Saab 9-3 79 (-82)

10 Carl Philip Bernadotte Volvo S60 23 (-138)

 

Team – Top 5

1 Polestar Cyan Racing 317 points

2 SEAT Dealer Team 223 (-94)

3 Flash Engineering 168 (-149)

4 Dacia Dealer Team 88 (-229)

5 Brovallen Design 42 (-275)

 

2016 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship Entry List

Driver – Team – Car

Robert Dahlgren – Polestar Cyan Racing – Volvo S60

Richard Göransson – Polestar Cyan Racing – Volvo S60

Carl Philip Bernadotte – Polestar Cyan Racing – Volvo S60

Johan Kristoffersson – PWR Racing – SEAT León

Emma Kimiläinen – PWR Racing – SEAT León

Daniel Haglöf – PWR Racing – SEAT León

Björn Wirdheim – Flash Engineering – Saab 9-3

Reuben Kressner – Flash Engineering – Saab 9-3

Linus Ohlsson – Flash Engineering – Saab 9-3

Mattias Andersson – Dacia Dealer Team – Dacia SE

Rasmus Mårthen – Brovallen Design – Ford Mondeo

 

Scandinavian Touring Car Championship 2016 Calendar

31-1/5 Skövde Airport Race

26/5 Mantorp Park

18-19/6 Anderstorp

09-10/7 Falkenberg

13-14/8 Karlskoga

02-03/9 Solvalla

23-24/9 Knutstorp

  

About Polestar

Polestar is the performance brand of Volvo Cars. The company was founded as a motorsport team in 1996 and has been successful in numerous championships, racing with various Volvo models. In 2009, Polestar started to offer performance related products and thereby intensified the business relations with Volvo Cars. The first performance cars, based on Volvo’s S60 and V60, were launched in 2014. In 2015, Volvo Cars acquired the performance unit of Polestar, as a strong commitment towards a credible performance offer and with the mission to define future premium performance.

 

About Cyan Racing

Cyan Racing is the motorsport partner to Polestar. The company is owned by Christian Dahl and handles all motorsport operations of Polestar. Cyan Racing, formerly named Polestar Racing, has claimed five STCC drivers’ titles and seven STCC teams’ titles with the Volvo 850, S40, C30 and S60.

 

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