STCC battle continues at F1 circuit Anderstorp

The Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) continues this weekend at former Formula 1 circuit Anderstorp. Polestar Cyan Racing drivers Robert Dahlgren and Richard Göransson are separated by just seven points in the championship lead ahead of the race.

”The fight with your team mate is always the toughest. But I have a good cooperation with Richard and our main goal is to secure the titles together, we have tough competitors that are closing in as well. I am very much pleased with the season start so far and my goal is no doubt to continue the flow this weekend,” said Robert Dahlgren.

While Dahlgren got the perfect season start in Skövde, team mate Göransson got back in the previous twilight race at Mantorp, reducing the gap in the points.

”I have a great feeling ahead of Anderstorp after claiming two victories so far and this is a circuit that I like with proper overtaking opportunities. While our main goal is to win the championship as a team, the fight with Robert will of course be hard and I expect the other teams to be even closer as the season progresses,” said Richard Göransson.

Prince Carl Philip landed two points finishes last year at Anderstorp and is keen to continue scoring points after missing the first race weekend of 2016.

”Anderstorp is a unique circuit that I always look forward to. The previous race at Mantorp was okay result wise, but I am hoping to improve this weekend,” said Prince Carl Philip.

While Polestar Cyan Racing has claimed four out of four wins this year, the other teams have moved closer and the fight is expected to be even tougher this weekend.

”Statistically we have always had somewhat of an upper hand in the beginning of the season, then it gets tougher as the season progresses. It is vital that we continue pushing and that we do not remain in a comfort zone, we are no doubt in for an interesting race weekend at Anderstorp,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.

The STCC weekend at Anderstorp starts on Saturday with testing and qualifying, while the two races, which are broadcasted live on svtplay.se, will be held on Sunday.

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STCC Anderstorp
Circuit: Anderstorp
Length: 4025 m
Lap record (STCC): 1:35.470, Göransson

Schedule
(Times in CET)
Saturday 17/6
10:40 Test 1 (30 min)
13:45 Test 2 (30 min)
16:05 Qualifying Q1 (15 min)
16:25 Qualifying Q2 (20 min)

Sunday 19/6
13:00 Race 1
16:00 Race 2

TV Schedule
Sweden: SVT2 – 18:00 27/5
Live online: http://bit.ly/1XUFq0h

Championship standings
Drivers – Top 5
1 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 115 points
2 Richard Göransson Volvo S60 108 (-7)
3 Johan Kristoffersson SEAT León 59 (-56)
4 Daniel Haglöf SEAT León 55 (-60)
5 Mattias Andersson Dacia SE 51 (-64)

10 Carl Philip Bernadotte Volvo S60 18 (-97)

Team – Top 5
1 Polestar Cyan Racing 226 points
2 SEAT Dealer Team 115 (-111)
3 Flash Engineering 111 (-115)
4 Dacia Dealer Team 62 (-164)
5 Brovallen Design 42 (-184)

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.