The reigning World Champion of touring car racing, Thed Björk, is going to join Prince Carl Philip at Lotus Cyan Racing for this weekend’s Swedish GT round at the former F1 circuit Anderstorp in Sweden.
The race takes place exactly 40 years since the last Formula 1 race was held at Anderstorp when Swedish racing legend Ronnie Peterson clinched a podium finish for the official Lotus F1 team.
“I am delighted to be back racing in Sweden this year and to continue helping Prince Carl Philip with his strong progress in the Swedish GT. The Lotus Evora GT4 is a new experience for me, I have tested it and my impressions were positive. The car is well-balanced and inspiring to drive,” said Thed Björk.
Prince Carl Philip started the season strongly with a victory in the first race at Knutstorp in May and is keen to improve further at Anderstorp.
“We had an encouraging start to the new season and Lotus programme that I look forward to continue building on this weekend. Anderstorp is a classic Swedish racing circuit with a lot of history and it is one of my favourites,” said Prince Carl Philip.
The duo will face a boosted field at Anderstorp with additional entries. Prince Carl Philip is currently placed fifth in the championship, a mere eleven points from the championship lead.
The Swedish GT weekend at Anderstorp starts on Saturday with practice and qualifying, followed by two races on Sunday.
Schedule – Anderstorp
(Times in CEST)
11:45 – Test
16:07 – Qualifying
09:42 – Race 1
13:20 – Race 2
14:00-16:00 – Sportkanalen/www.cmore.se
Championship standings GTB – Top 5
1 Gullberg/Mörner 36 points
2 Mäkinen/Lilja 35 (-1)
3 Söderström/Ricknäs 27 (-9)
3 Palma/Nilsson 27 (-9)
5 Bernadotte/Göransson 25 (-11)
2018 Swedish GT Calendar
21-22/9 Mantorp Park
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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.