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Revenge and weights on the table as STCC resumes

 

The Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) is back after the summer break this weekend at Karlskoga and Polestar Cyan Racing drivers Richard Göransson and Robert Dahlgren have weights and revenge on their table.

 

Four-time STCC champion Göransson had a perfect weekend in the last race at Falkenberg with pole position, double victory and a massive 75 points to claim the championship lead.

 

”It’s great to be back racing again on my home circuit Karlskoga. We had an awesome weekend in Falkenberg and while that means I will carry maximum penalty weight for this race, I am just going to get on with it and do a solid weekend. I am not ruling out a victory from one of the races,” said Richard Göransson.

 

Team mate Dahlgren had an opposite weekend to Göransson in Falkenberg where he was forced to retire from both races and dropped to second place in the championship.

 

”I am going for revenge this weekend and my goal is to use the frustration and disappointment from Falkenberg to get a great weekend at Karlskoga with as many points as possible. I’ve been longing all summer to get back racing in Sweden again,” said Robert Dahlgren.

 

Prince Carl Philip secured his so far best result of the season in the last race with fourth position and is hoping to claim even more points this weekend.

 

”I have had many good results at Karlskoga in the past and I hope that we get a weekend with plenty of points. I can’t wait for the race weekend to start,” said Prince Carl Philip.

 

There are three race weekends left of the 2016 STCC season and Göransson’s lead is 47 points over team-mate Dahlgren. But new for this year is that the regulations require for each driver to remove the points of one race weekend. As it currently stands, Dahlgren would be only 25 points behind Göransson with the reduction of their worst weekend so far.

 

”The STCC race at Karlskoga is always special with a rich history behind it and things are really close within our own team. The new rules means that the point-gap isn’t as big as it looks and Göransson will have more weight than Dahlgren, meaning that we have an exciting weekend ahead of us,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.

 

Watch the races live on svtplay.se and follow the team behind the scenes via: stcc.polestar.com 

 

STCC Karlskoga

Circuit: Karlskoga Motorstadion

Length: 2400 m

Lap record (STCC): 1:04.560, Björk

 

Schedule

(Times in CET)

Saturday 13/8

09:50 Test 1 (30 min)

13:45 Test 2 (30 min)

16:30 Qualifying Q1 (15 min)

16:50 Qualifying Q2 (20 min)

 

Sunday 14/8

13:50 Race 1

15:55 Race 2

 

TV Schedule

Sweden: SVT1 Live 13:30 14/8 & SVT2 – 18:10 15/8

Live online: http://bit.ly/29jLagV

 

Championship standings

Drivers – Top 5

1 Richard Göransson Volvo S60 226 points

2 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 179 (-47)

3 Johan Kristoffersson SEAT León 167 (-59)

4 Daniel Haglöf SEAT León 106 (-120)

5 Björn Wirdheim Saab 9-3 101 (-125)

10 Carl Philip Bernadotte Volvo S60 47 (-179)

 

Team – Top 5

1 Polestar Cyan Racing 410 points

2 SEAT Dealer Team 282 (-128)

3 Flash Engineering 217 (-193)

4 Dacia Dealer Team 112 (-198)

5 Brovallen Design 73 (-337)

 

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

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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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