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Double victory for Volvo Polestar at Falkenberg

 

Heat and drama when Dahlgren and Rustad claimed one victory each to regain the lead in the team championship

See film clip from the weekend's STCC race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjQ4I8lxODk

 

With the temperature needle pointing at 30 degrees Centigrade and sunshine, things heated up considerably at Falkenberg Raceway. Although struggling with temperatures of up to 70 degrees in the cockpit, there were only happy faces from Volvos drivers Robert Dahlgren and Tommy Rustad.  

 

After a flawless qualifying, Dahlgren won the first heat from pole position.

 

"It was a little tricky with the restart after the safety car and but I had a good pace throughout and I'm very happy for the points" said Robert Dahlgren.

 

Dramatic second heat

Rustad finished eighth in heat one which meant a valuable pole position start in heat two. A heat that was not short on incidents. With another safety car and restart half-way in, Rustad could cool his tires and so managed to defend his lead and win the second heat, but not without frequent battles with Richard Göransson in BMW.

 

Dahlgren's race ended after 14 laps with a crash into the tire-wall at over 200 kilometers per hour, after being hit by junior driver Roger Eriksson. Dahlgren walked away unharmed but will need a completely new car for the next race. This was still overshadowed by Rustad's gratifying win which gave the team enough points to regain the lead in the team championship.

 

- I have had a tough time since the victory at the premiere at Jyllandsringen. This win feels really sweet and I am happy for what it also means for the team championship" said Rustad.

 

 The next race takes place at Karlskoga Motor Stadium on August 14.  

 

 

STCC DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 (after 5 of 9 rounds)

 

1. Robert Dahlgren

Volvo Polestar

158

2. Richard Göransson

WestCoast Racing

155

3. Fredrik Ekblom

Team Biogas.se

121

4. Dick Sahlén

Ekström Junior Team

99

5. Mattias Andersson

MA:GP/IPS

95

6. Patrik Olsson

Team Biogas.se

84

7. Thed Björk

Flash Engineering

69

8. Tommy Rustad

Volvo Polestar

59

9. Johan Stureson

MA:GP/IPS

56

10. Jan Nilsson

Flash Engineering

52

 

 

STCC TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 (after 5 of 9 rounds)

 

1. Polestar Racing

220

2. Team Biogas.se

205

3. WestCoast Racing

155

4. MA:GP/IPS

151

5. Flash Engineering

123

6. Ekström Junior Team

121

7. Chevrolet Motorsport Sweden

31

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