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Tough weekend for Volvo Polestar at Karlskoga

 

Failing drive shafts stall Dahlgren and Rustad

 

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


Volvo Polestar came to Karlskoga with a lead in both the driver and team championship after a fantastic effort at Falkenberg in July with two wins. It would however prove difficult for the Volvo Polestar team to capitalize on its pace at Karlskoga following drive shaft failure on both cars.

 

Dahlgren started heat one from third place but slipped down a position and finished fourth.
"I was quick until the usual tire wear kicks you off pace on this track" he says.


Tommy Rustad finished tenth in the first heat and ninth in the second after a failing drive shaft ruined the day already in the first qualifying session.

 

Same problem would force Dahlgren to retire in the second heat and consequently to lose his lead in the driver championship to Richard Göransson in BMW.


"Sometimes you face a setback, but you just need to keep pushing ahead" concludes Dahlgren.

 

Next race is on September 5 at Jyllandsringen in Denmark where both Tommy Rustad and Robert Dahlgren won a heat each in the season premiere.

 

 

 

STCC DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 (after 6 of 9 rounds)

 

1. Richard Göransson

WestCoast Racing

177

2. Robert Dahlgren

Volvo Polestar

170

3. Fredrik Ekblom

Team Biogas.se

156

4. Dick Sahlén

Ekström Junior Team

128

5. Mattias Andersson

MA:GP/IPS

121

6. Patrik Olsson

Team Biogas.se

110

7. Thed Björk

Flash Engineering

99

8. Tommy Rustad

Volvo Polestar

62

9. Johan Stureson

MA:GP/IPS

62

10. Jan Nilsson

Flash Engineering

53

 

 

 

STCC TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 (after 6 of 9 rounds)

 

 

1. Team Biogas.se

256

2. Polestar Racing

235

3. MA:GP/IPS

181

4. WestCoast Racing

177

5. Flash Engineering

168

6. Ekström Junior Team

156

7. Chevrolet Motorsport Sweden

37

 

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