Final half of STCC starts at Flash Engineering’s home track

Postat av Johan Meissner kl 11:25

He started STCC, he has turned 50, he runs one of the most successful racing teams in Scandinavia, he runs Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia, he is part owner of the breakaway organisation TTA, he is used to be in the spotlights and last but not least, he is the most victorious driver in STCC this season. His name is Jan ”Flash” Nilsson and he races at Karlskoga, the home track of Flash Engineering, this weekend.

”All this motivates me. I have had it like this since I decided to stop racing and sold the Volvo team when I turned 45. You could say that it is one of my biggest failures when I stopped, everything became twice the size after that,” said ”Flash”.

This weekend marks the start of the end of STCC 2011. Just four races remain of this season and ”Flash” is fifth in the championship.
”In the last six race weekends at Karlskoga, I have been on the podium in more than half of them with two victories. You can say that Karlskoga is one of my favorite tracks. As for my postion in the championship, I am not looking at the points, it is all about keeping the momentum that we have build up and keep scoring as much points as possible. A victory is within reach,” said ”Flash”.

Karlskoga is yet another new track for team mate Colin Turkington. As extra help ahead of the weekend, all STCC teams takes part in a test day on thursday.
”It is going to be a good possibility for me to learn everything about the track. I am looking forward to the weekend, especially as the track suits the BMW and that the team historically always has been in the top here,” said Turkington.

Turkington scored most points of all STCC drivers during the past race weekend in Falkenberg.
”Things worked really well in Falkenberg and the ambition for this weekend is to continue in the same style. As Jan says, focus is at each event, there is so much that can happen during a race weekend and we have got good speed in the car. With a couple of strong weekends, things could look really good,” said Turkington.

Schedule – Karlskoga

Thursday 11/8
09.00 – Test 1 – STCC
12.00 – Lunch
13.00 – Test 2 – STCC

Friday 12/8
10.00 – Test 1 – Carrera Cup
12.30 – Test 2 – Carrera Cup
14.05 – Test 3 – STCC
16.10 – Qualifying – Carrera Cup
17.20 – Qualifying – STCC

Saturday 13/8
09.40 – Warm up – STCC
11.05 – Race 1 – Carrera Cup
11.50 – Gridshow
13.05 – Race 1 – STCC
14.50 – Race 2 – Carrera Cup
15.35 – Race 2 – STCC

TV-schedule – STCC

Viasat Motor
Saturday 13/8
12.30 – Race 1, STCC
14.40 – Race 1, Carrera Cup
15.15 – Race 2, STCC

Sunday 14/8
16.00 – SVT2

Weight list – Karlskoga

+40 kilo = 1225 kilo – BMW 320si E90 [6 speed SQ-box]
+40 kilo = 1210 kilo – BMW 320si E90 [5 speed H-box]
+40 kilo = 1210 kilo – Volkswagen Scirocco
+40 kilo = 1205 kilo – Chevrolet Cruze
+40 kilo = 1199 kilo – Volvo C30
+40 kilo = 1190 kilo – Honda Accord
+10 kilo = 1160 kilo – SEAT León TFSi
-20 kilo = 1150 kilo – Volkswagen Scirocco [Kristoffersson]
+10 kilo = 1140 kilo – SEAT León TFSi [Jason Watt]
-10 kilo = 1140 kilo – Alfa Romeo 156
-20 kilo = 1120 kilo – BMW 320i E46

Further information

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

Karlskoga one year ago

Race 1:
1 Fredrik Ekblom
2 Patrik Olsson
3 Thed Björk

Race 2:
1 Dick Sahlén
2 Mattias Andersson
3 Thed Björk

Fastest lap:
Patrik Olsson – 1:08.020

Pole position:
Fredrik Ekblom – 1:07.176

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