Lotus Cyan Racing claims pole position for Swedish GT season opener

Lotus Cyan Racing drivers Richard Göransson and Prince Carl Philip secured two front row grid positions for the Swedish GT season opener at Knutstorp tomorrow with Göransson claiming the GTB class pole position for the first race.

”We had a great first qualifying session for our debut with the Lotus Cyan Racing programme. Things worked according to plan and it was rewarding that the times were so close with our competitors, I had to fight hard to claim pole. I feel confident for the races tomorrow,” said Göransson.

Team-mate Bernadotte was second fastest in the GTB class in the second qualifying session, a mere 0.291 seconds from pole position.

”I am quite happy with the result but I would of course like to have claimed pole. We are none the less in a good position for both races and we made strong progress with the car throughout the day,” said Bernadotte.

Göransson will start the first race from pole position, then handing over to Bernadotte during the mandatory pit stop while Bernadotte will start the second race from second position and then hand it over to Göransson.

The first race of the 2018 Swedish GT season starts tomorrow May 5th at 11:30 CET, more information at: https://www.geelygroupmotorsport.com/series/swedish-gt

Results
Q1 – Top 5
1 Karlsson/Carlström Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 59.260 GTA
2 Göransson/Bernadotte Lotus Evora GT4 +1.087 GTB
3 Lilja/Mäkinen Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4 +1.223 GTB
4 Jensen Porsche 911 GT3 Cup +1.337 GTA
5 Ricknäs/Söderholm Porsche Cayman GT4 +1.925 GTB

Q2 – Top 5
1 Carlström/Karlsson Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:00.774 GTA
2 Jensen Porsche 911 GT3 Cup +0.021 GTA
3 Gullberg/Mörner Ginetta G55 +0.654 GTB
4 Bernadotte/Göransson Lotus Evora GT4 +0.945 GTB
5 Mäkinen/Lilja Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4 +1.322 GTB

Schedule – Knutstorp
(Times in CEST)
May 4th
12:10 – Test
17:15 – Qualifying

May 5th
11:30 – Race 1
14:40 – Race 2

2018 Swedish GT Entry List
5 Otto Gullberg Ginetta G55
7 Kari Mäkinen Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4
8 Martin Sokolski Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
10 Simon Sjöö Porsche Cayman GT4
13 Carl Philip Bernadotte Lotus Evora GT4
13 Richard Göransson Lotus Evora GT4
13 Thed Björk Lotus Evora GT4
14 Johan Carlström Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
14 Joel Jakobsson Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
59 Robin Nilsson Lotus Exige
59 Robin Jensen Lotus Exige
72 Mats Ek Tidstrand Mercedes AMG GT4

2018 Swedish GT Calendar
04-05/5 Knutstorp
16-17/6 Anderstorp
18-19/8 Karlskoga
08-09/9 Rudskogen
21-22/9 Mantorp Park

TV Schedule
May 5th
13:30-15:55 – Sportkanalen/www.cmore.se

Contact Details
Johan Meissner
Press Manager
Geely Group Motorsport
+46 (0)70 241 3234
johan.meissner@geelygroupmotorsport.com

About Geely Group Motorsport
Geely Group Motorsport handles strategic alignment on motorsport activities for the brands within Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) and was formed in 2018 with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Hangzhou, China.

About Cyan Racing
Founded in 1996 and today known as Cyan Racing, the privately owned and operated company has been appointed Geely Group Motorsport’s official motorsport partner. Cyan Racing has previously been official motorsport partner to Volvo Cars and Polestar since its conception in 1996 and has claimed multiple titles, most recently the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship titles for driver and team.