Flash Engineering – The 2011 season in pictures

Postat av Johan Meissner kl 11:52

The 2011 Swedish racing season ended over two months ago. The season was mixed for Flash Engineering with some misfortunes and bad luck, mixed with success and victories. Colin Turkington ended up as best Flash Engineering with fifth overall in STCC.

Join us for a look back on the past season with a picture special, starting in the first test of the year at Knutstorp in early April.

Flash Engineering took part with two cars in STCC and three in Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia and the season started with a chilly test at Knutstorp in the south of Sweden.

The test also meant the premiere for newly signed Flash Engineering driver Colin Turkington, a BTCC champion and WTCC race winner.

Flash Engineering faced one of the toughest season for a good while with a strong field.

2011 also meant debut for Matte Karlsson in Carrera Cup, here speaking with Prince Carl Philip who made his fourth season for Flash Engineering.

The season started rough for Karlsson who got a taste of the tough competition early on.

The premiere became a success for Colin Turkington with a strong second place.

The expectations in the team for the second race of the year at Kntustorp were high after the strong season opening.

Both Flash Engineering cars were in the top of the qualifying at Knutstorp.

And Colin Turkington continued to impress with yet another podium finish.

Moving on to Mantorp Park where Prince Carl Philip had his best race weekend ever with a strong fifth in the first race.

Colin Turkington had a tough Mantorp Park weekend with a retired first race after a strong qualifying session.

But Jan ”Flash” Nilsson performed a strong drive in the first race from last to fourth. The second race saw him claiming his first victory!

Big celebrations in the team!

Jan ”Flash” Nilsson on the top of the podium and new leader of the most number of victories in the history of the championship.

From Mantorp Park to Gothenburg City Race Arena.

And the races in Gothenburg became a wet story with modest results.

Karlsson impressed by taking his best result of the season, eighth in the second race.

Straight from a wet Gothenburg to an even wetter Nürburgring Nordschleife for the Porsche Carrera World Cup.

Porsche Carrera World Cup also ment debut for Flash Engineering on legendary Nordschleife, a track considered the toughest in the world.

The three Flash Engineering Porsche drivers had a lot to discuss ahead of the World Cup race where they faced close to 200 Porsche drivers from all over the world.

From Nürburgring to Sweden again and high expectations ahead of the very warm race in Falkenberg.

Things looked promising after a challenging qualifying session and a tough first race with both Flash Engineering drivers in the top in the start of the second race.

Finish and victory number two for Jan ”Flash” Nilsson!

The joy was double with the first double podium finish of the season, victory for ”Flash” and third for Turkington.

Straight on to Karlskoga where the KTM Scandinavia team and their driver Vesa Kallio raced for Flash Engineering in Pro Superbike.

The Karlskoga race turned out to be tough for Colin Turkington who had to retire after contact with Mattias Andersson.

Flash Engineering’s Norwegian Carrera Cup driver Roar Lindland on the other hand had his best race of the year at Karlskoga with a podium finish.

On to Denmark and Jyllandsringen with ”Flash” and Turkington discussing tactics for qualifying.

Colin Turkington had his best qualifying session of the year with second on the grid.

And the Northern Irishman kept second throughout the race and secured yet another podium in Denmark.

On to the scenic Knutstorp for the penultimate round of the season.

A hard fight in Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia for the Flash Engineering trio.

The race ended early for Jan ”Flash” Nilsson who became a victim of a first-corner incident.

Colin Turkington on the other hand secured the fifth podium of the year with a new second place at Knutstorp.

On to the finale at Mantorp Park with a busy autograph session.

Also a busy time in the kitchen of Flash Engineering’s VIP lounge where a couple of hundred guests and partners were served.

Daniel Roos made his debut for Flash Engineering in the finale, racing in the privateers cup.

Young Roos performed a strong couple of races, fighting for the privateers victory.

A grand visit from Northern Ireland with a couple of Turkington generations on site, here with Turkington’s engineer John Morton.

The final race meant mixed results for Flash Engineering, but Turkington finished the season on a high with a strong drive to fifth from the back of the start grid.

Virtually everyone in Flash Engineering gathered on the main straight of Mantorp Park.

As an end to this picture special, we take a look on the future and TTA. Flash Engineering tested young talent Sebastian Hohenthal at Anderstorp, follow the exciting development for 2012 at www.flashengineering.se!

The pictures are taken by Flash Engineering media partner Mediaempire STHLM AB – www.mediaempire.se

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