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STCC heats up in penultimate race of 2016

Robert Dahlgren & Richard Göransson

The Scandinavian Touring Car Championship heats up in the penultimate race weekend of 2016 at Solvalla in the Swedish capital Stockholm where Polestar Cyan Racing team-mates Richard Göransson and Robert Dahlgren are entangled in a tough title fight.

There are just eleven points between the two ahead of this weekend with championship leader Göransson taking nothing for granted.

 

”It is going to be a hard fight. The key thing at Solvalla is to get the tyres working with the available grip level as the surface changes a lot. My plan is just to head there and do the best possible job, things can change really fast in the STCC as we have already seen this year,” said Göransson.

 

Dahlgren gained a lot of ground on team-mate Göransson in the previous race, reducing the gap from 47 to just eleven points.

”It is a special situation, we are working together during a race weekend to get the car as fast as possible at the same time as we race against each other. But we have both raced for a long time and I have no doubt that we can handle this professionally. I am really eager to head to Solvalla, despite carrying most weight of all, to get as many points as possible,” said Dahlgren.

 

Prince Carl Philip left the previous race at Karlskoga with two points finishes, something he hopes to repeat this weekend.

”Solvalla is really a unique challenge and my goal for the weekend is to score points in both races, as we did at Karlskoga three weeks ago,” said Prince Carl Philip.

 

While the current championship standings have Göransson and Dahlgren separated by eleven points, the real distance is likely to be closer as all drivers have to remove one race weekend before the final race weekend. As it currently stands, Dahlgren would be just five points behind his team-mate.

 

”We look forward to an exciting final stretch of the championship and there are another 150 points left to fight for, so we can by no means relax. Robert and Richard’s ultimate goal is to win both titles for Polestar Cyan Racing. Who comes out on top in between the two is a luxury item at this point. We care for them both equally and hopefully we can have them sort that part in a “may the best man win” finale at Knutstorp in a few weeks,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.

 

STCC races at the trotting track Solvalla this weekend that is prepared for racing each year uniquely for this event, measuring just 1250 meters.


Follow the team at: http://stcc.polestar.com

 

STCC Solvalla
Circuit: Solvalla
Length: 1250 m
Lap record (STCC): 0:43.262, Björk

Schedule
(Times in CET)
Friday 2/9
13:20 Test 1 (30 min)
15:35 Test 2 (30 min)
17:40 Qualifying Q1 (15 min)
18:00 Qualifying Q2 (20 min)

Saturday 3/9
12:30 Race 1
16:00 Race 2

TV Schedule
SVT1 17:00 4/9
Live online: http://bit.ly/29jLagV

Championship standings
Drivers – Top 5
1 Richard Göransson Volvo S60 250 points
2 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 239 (-11)
3 Johan Kristoffersson SEAT León 189 (-61)
4 Daniel Haglöf SEAT León 144 (-106)
5 Björn Wirdheim Saab 9-3 142 (-108)

10 Carl Philip Bernadotte Volvo S60 54 (-196)

Team – Top 5
1 Polestar Cyan Racing 496 points
2 SEAT Dealer Team 344 (-152)
3 Flash Engineering 289 (-207)
4 Dacia Dealer Team 150 (-346)
5 Brovallen Design 101 (-395)

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
Philip Morin – 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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Over Volvo Car Group

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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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