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STCC hits halftime at the fastest circuit in Sweden

 

The Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) hits halftime at Falkenberg, the fastest circuit in Sweden with an average speed of over 150 km/h, this weekend.

  

”I love coming to this circuit as it’s fast and produces extremely close qualifying sessions. My speciality is qualifying and although I have a lot of penalty weight, I feel really confident ahead of the weekend,” said Robert Dahlgren who leads the championship.

  

A mere ten points behind Dahlgren in the drivers’ championship is Polestar Cyan Racing team mate Richard Göransson.

  

”I was a bit concerned after Anderstorp where I lacked some pace, but we found a technical error that hindered me. I got two podiums despite that and the issue has been fixed, so I do of course aim even higher for Falkenberg,” said Richard Göransson.

  

Prince Carl Philip heads to Falkenberg with fond memories, having secured his maiden STCC victory in the second race there last year.

  

”Falkenberg is one of my favourite tracks and I am really proud over my win here last year. We are slowly moving forward after missing the first race weekend of the year and I hope to claim my best results of 2016 this weekend,” said Prince Carl Philip.

  

Falkenberg is an overall successful circuit for Polestar Cyan Racing with more STCC victories, fastest laps and pole positions than any other team.

  

”Falkenberg has historically proven to be a track that suits our team very well, even to the extent that if we don’t win we are asked what happened. This of course puts a lot of pressure on our team but we come well prepared, we will work harder than everyone else and deliver,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.

  

The STCC weekend at Falkenberg starts on Saturday with testing and qualifying, followed by two races on Sunday. Watch the races live on svtplay.se and follow the team behind the scenes via: stcc.polestar.com  

  

STCC Falkenberg

Circuit: Falkenbergs Motorbana

Length: 1843 m

Lap record (STCC): 0:43.283, Ekblom

 

Schedule

(Times in CET)

Saturday 9/7

10:50 Test 1 (30 min)

13:40 Test 2 (30 min) 

16:05 Qualifying Q1 (15 min) 

16:25 Qualifying Q2 (20 min) 

 

Sunday 10/7 

12:45 Race 1 

15:45 Race 2 

 

TV Schedule 

Sweden: SVT2 – 18:10 11/7 

Live online: http://bit.ly/29jLagV 

 

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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Volvo Car Group in 2015 

Voor het boekjaar 2015 liet Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) een bedrijfswinst optekenen van SEK 6.620 miljoen (EUR 706 miljoen), tegenover SEK 2.128 miljoen (EUR 229 miljoen) in 2014. De omzet voor dit boekjaar bedroeg SEK 164.043 miljoen (EUR 17,5 miljard), tegenover SEK 137.590 miljoen (EUR 14,7 miljard) in 2014. In 2015 verkocht Volvo Car Group wereldwijd 503.127 auto's, ofwel 8% meer dan in 2014. Deze recordcijfers qua omzet en bedrijfswinst betekenen dat Volvo Car Group kan blijven investeren in het wereldwijde transformatieplan.  

  

Over Volvo Car Group 

Volvo is actief sinds 1927. Vandaag is Volvo Cars een van de bekendste en meest gerespecteerde automerken ter wereld. In 2015 werden 503 127  Volvo's verkocht in ongeveer 100 landen. Sinds 2010 is Volvo Cars eigendom van Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) uit China. Het bedrijf maakte deel uit van de Zweeds Volvo Group tot 1999, wanneer het werd gekocht door het Amerikaanse Ford Motor Company. In 2010 werd Volvo Cars uiteindelijk overgenomen door Geely Holding.  

 

In december 2015 stelde Volvo Cars wereldwijd meer dan 29.000 medewerkers tewerk. De hoofdzetel, productontwikkeling, marketing en administratie van Volvo Cars zijn grotendeels gevestigd in Göteborg, Zweden. Het hoofdkantoor van Volvo Cars voor China is gevestigd in Shanghai. De grootste autofabrieken van het bedrijf zijn gevestigd in Göteborg (Zweden), Gent (België) en Chengdu (China), terwijl de motoren worden gemaakt in Skövde (Zweden) en Zhangjiakou (China) en de carrosserie-onderdelen in Olofström (Zweden).  

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Motorsport, Polestar
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