Volvo Polestar Racing and Thed Björk head to the STCC season finale at Mantorp Park with a strong chance at claiming the 2014 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship title, the 19th since the start of the championship in 1996. ”It looks very good, but I take nothing for granted, the season finales during the years have proved to be extremely eventful. I am as usual driving for victory and to claim the title,” said Björk.
Björk heads the championship on 31 points ahead of main title rival and BMW driver Fredrik Larsson with 75 points left to fight for. The reigning champion can become the first driver in nine years to score a second straight title, as well as his third STCC title overall.
”I am of course going to drive smart and stay out of trouble. But the points are on my side, as is the speed so far in the races. I won’t give Larsson anything for free and he needs to step his game up if he is going to catch me,” said Björk.
Prince Carl Philip has turned around a tough season start to scoring points in the last seven races, as well as securing personal best with sixth postion.
”We have definitely made progress and I am glad with that. Mantorp Park is a track that I have scored strongly on in the past, so I hope to finish the season on a high,” said Bernadotte.
The STCC Grande Finale at Mantorp Park in Sweden starts with testing and qualifying on Friday, followed by the last two races of 2014 on Saturday where the 2014 STCC champion is going to be crowned.
STCC Yokohama Grande Finale Mantorp Park
Circuit: Mantorp Park
Length: 3 125 m
Lap record (STCC): 1:17.034, Richard Göransson (2013)
12:15 – Test 1 (30 min)
13:45 – Test 2 (30 min)
16:20 – Q1 (15 min)
16:45 – Q2 (20 min)
13:00 – Race 1 (25 min)
15:50 – Race 2 (25 min)
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Highlights in SVT2 18:00 Saturday 20/9
Calendar 2014 STCC
20/09 Mantorp Park
Championship positions - Top 10
1 Thed Björk Volvo S60 231 points
2 Fredrik Larsson BMW SR 200 (-31)
3 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 170 (-61)
4 Mattias Andersson Dacia SE 140 (-91)
5 Richard Göransson Saab 9-3 135 (-96)
6 Philip Forsman BMW SR 132 (-99)
7 Linus Ohlsson Kia Optima 112 (-119)
8 Mattias Lindberg Kia Optima 108 (-123)
9 Andreas Wernersson Kia Optima 89 (-142)
10 Erik Jonsson BMW SR 79 (-152)
12 Carl Philip Bernadotte Volvo S60 22 (-209)
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