”Flash” and Turkington ready for Swedish premiere

Postat av Johan Meissner kl 18:07

The Scandinavian Touring Car Championship runs the first race of the year on Swedish soil this weekend at Knutstorp. Colin Turkington and Jan ”Flash” Nilsson are ready.
”We had a strong start of the season in Denmark and the goal is to continue in the same style this weekend,” said Turkington.

Team mate ”Flash” scored ten points in the first race weekend and is aiming to continue to challenge the top drivers this weekend.
”I am not going to Knutstorp to give the other drivers an easy time. I had the speed to challenge Rydell and Thompson at Jyllandsringen, this weekend I am going to leave them behind me,” said ”Flash”.

Turkington is fourth in the championship after a strong first weekend at Jyllandsringen in Denmark with a second place in his second ever STCC race.
”At this point of the season it is very important to keep racking up the points. Things are working really well in the team and the conditions are there for us to stay in the top of the field,” said Turkington.

Both Flash Engineering drivers are on maximum penalty weight ahead of the race weekend at Knutstorp. The difference compared to some of the cars in the field is nearly 100 kilos, a difference that theoretically corresponds to almost a second per lap.
”The weight system currently puts us in a difficult spot to beat cars like the Volkswagens for example. But theory and practice are two different things. We are going to fight for every inch on the track,” said ”Flash”.

Knutstorp is a track that Flash Engineering and BMW have performed well on in the past. Last year Flash Engineering scored one pole position and one victory. Turkington underlined the strong performance during the pre-season test at Knutstorp earlier this year with being second fastest.
”Knutstorp is the track that I know best of the Scandinavian tracks and the car worked really well during the test here earlier this spring. I am looking forward to the race weekend and I am hoping for strong results both for me and Jan,” said Turkington.

Schedule – Knutstorp

Friday 6/5
14.15 – Test
16.20 – Qualifying, Q1
16.45 – Qualifying, Q2

Saturday 7/5
09.20 – Warm up
12.00 – Gridshow
13.05 – Race 1
15.35 – Race 2

TV schedule – STCC

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Saturday 7/5
12.30 – STCC-studio
13.05 – Race 1, STCC
15.25 – Race 2, STCC

Sunday 8/5
15.00 – 16.00 – SVT1

Weight list – Knutstorp

1225 kilo – BMW 320si E90 [5 & 6 speed SQ-box]
1210 kilo – BMW 320si E90 [5 speed H-box]
1205 kilo – Chevrolet Cruze
1199 kilo – Volvo C30
1190 kilo – SEAT León TFSi
1170 kilo – Alfa Romeo 156
1170 kilo – SEAT León TFSi [Jason Watt]
1150 kilo – Volkswagen Scirocco
1130 kilo – Honda Accord
1120 kilo – BMW 320i E46

Further information

Click here for tickets and information on Knutstorp.
Click here for information about drivers and teams of STCC 2011.

Knutstorp one year ago

Race 1:
1 Richard Göransson
2 Robert Dahlgren
3 Patrik Olsson

Race 2:
1 Mattias Andersson
2 Robert Dahlgren
3 Richard Göransson

Fastest lap:
Robert Dahlgren – 1:01.626

Pole position:
Thed Björk – 1:09.507

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