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    STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by Eurostc on Wed Nov 04 2009, 00:17

    STCC: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship
    The Swedish Touring Car Championship and Danish Touring Car Championship are planning to join forces to a Scandinavian Touring Car Championship.
    "Our vision is to merge STCC and DTC to form a Scandinavian championship. We believe that it is something that would benefit all involved in the long run," said Bob Huzell, MD of STCC, to TouringCarTimes.com.
    By Johan Meissner Tuesday, 03 November 2009 14:49 CET
    The merger of the two series is planned to be done over a three year period and DTC MD Peter Elgaard shares Huzell's enthusiasm over the new plans.

    "We want to create the real feeling of national rivalry when the best Danish and Swedish teams and drivers fight together," said Elgaard.

    Next year STCC and DTC are going to run four races together. Both series will have an individual calendar, but a Scandinavian Cup will be formed for the merged four races that are included in the regular calendars of STCC and DTC.

    "This is the first step. Alongside the Swedish and Danish championships, a Scandinavian champion will be crowned in 2010 after the four races," said Huzell.

    All cars of both series will run in the same race and under the same regulations in the four merged races. But STCC drivers will, for example, not take points in the DTC, only in the STCC and the Scandinavian Cup.


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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by O-ZERO_Racing on Wed Nov 04 2009, 10:46

    Quite interesting, it's good that they will continue with the s2000 for at least 2 more years. I do not think that the idea of changing the DTC to V8 powered cars was the best idea.
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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by Jon on Sat Nov 07 2009, 14:21

    Makes much more sense - as I don't think the DTC teams were too happy with the V8s idea.

    At the moment there is a clash with the German ETCC round - but if that was moved potentially a few teams could decides to do ETCC and Scandinavian TCC next year, rather than DTCC or Swedish TCC.

    How come Jyllandsringen gets 2 races - does anyone know if Padborg Park and Ring Djurchland are too small??
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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by Eurostc on Sat Dec 12 2009, 16:36

    STCC: Rickard Rydell: "STCC is interesting"
    With SEAT expected to announce a significantly reduced World Touring Car Championship program for 2010, Rickard Rydell is going to be left without a drive. The Swede instead points his eyes at the Swedish Touring Car Championship.
    "With the right conditions, STCC is interesting for sure," said Rydell to STCC.se.
    By Johan Meissner Saturday, 12 December 2009 12:08 CET
    The official decision on the 2010 season from SEAT has not been revealed yet, but Rydell thinks that they will not be represented in the WTCC at all.

    "I think that they will most likely not have a manufacturer supported program next year," said Rydell.

    While rumors have pointed out Rydell for the third Volkswagen Scirocco of the EON-team in STCC, the Swede does not expect to be in STCC 2010.

    "I am pretty sure that it will not happen in 2010, I have been in touch with a couple of teams in STCC to see how things look, but it feels like if something is going to happen, it will be in 2011," said Rydell.

    Rydell is open for new cars to drive, even a rear wheel driven car.

    "If I was going to take part in the STCC, I would like the right conditions, a car that I could win with. But that varies from year to year and of course I could drive a BMW if I got enough test time," said Rydell.


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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by Eurostc on Wed Mar 10 2010, 01:32

    Flash Engineering reveals ETCC & DTC ambitions
    Swedish Touring Car Championship team Flash Engineering revealed their plans for the 2010 season today. Thed Björk and Jan "Flash" Nilsson are aiming for the titles of the STCC and the Scandinavian Cup.
    "Last season works as extraordinary motivation for the coming one! We know that the cars are quick, they are upgraded for this season and our goal is to finish at the very top," said Björk.

    The team has upgraded their BMW 320si's to 2010 specification along with a change of livery.

    "Our program something special this year and I feel extremely motivated for this season," said "Flash".

    The team has announced their plans to expand internationally and take part in both the European Touring Car Championship and the Danish Touring Car Championship.

    "The ETCC calendar was changed last week which enables us to take part in it. We are currently working on entering both series," said "Flash".

    Björk finished second in the championship last year on the same points as champion Tommy Rustad and "Flash" finished sixth.


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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by Eurostc on Wed Mar 10 2010, 01:34

    Stureson abandons Peugeot for BMW
    Johan Stureson has decided to switch to BMW after racing Peugeot for the last six year in the Swedish Touring Car Championship.
    "Peugeot did not want to be in the project and for us it is not interesting to keep driving with a car that we are alone on developing," said Stureson to Kristiandstadsbladet.
    IPS Motorsport wanted to run the new Peugeot 308 RCZ but did not get dispensation from the STCC AB to run it as it did not conform with the S2000 rules.

    "As we did not get dispensation from STCC to run it, there was not much more to do," said Stureson.

    The team has instead acquired a BMW 320si E90 from a Danish team, for Stureson to compete with in the STCC 2010.

    "It is a car that has been in it for a while and is ready. Simplified you could say that you can buy it over the counter and then head on to race," said Stureson.


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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by Jon on Sat Mar 20 2010, 12:11

    Well here's the STCC entry list, was expecting 3 or 4 more cars than that. Brandt will only probably be out for a few rounds, so even with the Brovallen entry - they're going to be doing well to have 15 cars per round.

    The DTC entry list is probably going to be smaller as well - so guess the Scandinavian entry list is going to be about 25/ 26

    The entry list for STCC 2010 is released
    The official entry list for the Swedish Touring Car Championship 2010 has been released. The list features 15 cars with 11 teams and 7 different car models.
    Four of the entries are independents, fighting for the Semcon Cup title: Robin Appelqvist, Claes Hoffsten, Andreas Ebbesson and Ronnie Brandt.

    The list has shrunk considerably compared to last year when the list featured 24 cars of which 11 were privateers.

    One more entry is expected for the list this year: Brovallen Motorsport. The team is reported to present at least one car, a petrol SEAT Léon with Roger Eriksson, in short time. A previous top independent STCC driver could be in for a second SEAT.

    Stay tuned for more news on the subject!

    Official STCC 2010 Entry list

    1 - Tommy Rustad - Polestar Racing - Volvo C30
    2 - Thed Björk - Flash Engineering - BMW 320si
    4 - Richard Göransson - WestCoast Racing - BMW 320si
    6 - Jan "Flash" Nilsson - Flash Engineering - BMW 320si
    7 - Robert Dahlgren - Polestar Racing - Volvo C30
    11 - Viktor Hallrup - Chevrolet Sweden - Chevrolet Cruze
    12 - Viktor Huggare - Huggare Racing - Opel Astra
    14 - Fredrik Ekblom - Team Biogas.se - Volkswagen Scirocco
    15 - Patrik Olsson - Team Biogas.se - Volkswagen Scirocco
    20 - Mattias Andersson - MA:GP/IPS/Bilsport & MC - Alfa Romeo 156
    21 - Johan Stureson - MA:GP/IPS/Bilsport & MC - BMW 320si
    88 - Robin Appelqvist - Appelqvist Racing - Alfa Romeo 156
    89 - Claes Hoffsten - MECA - Alfa Romeo 156
    96 - Andreas Ebbesson - Ebbesson Motorsport - BMW 320si
    99 - Ronnie Brandt - Mälarpower Motorsport - Volvo S60

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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by Eurostc on Mon Mar 29 2010, 13:39

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    some nice paint jobs this year !


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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by TiagoF on Wed Mar 31 2010, 17:27

    Good looking car, it's a shame that we can't have it on Evo Sad
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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by Jon on Thu Jun 03 2010, 10:33

    Beena busy few days for the Danish teams:

    The Telesikring car of Elgaard is now being run by Alternative Engineering rather than Perfection Racing who have had troubles with both their BMWs so far this year.

    Magnussen has swapped from the other BMW to the Lacetti that Nykjaer ran with last year as Perfection Racing don't seem to be getting anywhere with the BMW problems.

    Hartmann Honda won't be out at Gothenberg - Hartmann crashed one car heavily at Padborg Park and it's not ready and they don't want to risk the second car as they think it will be a crash-fest.

    As Hartmann pulled out so late Engstrom won't be on the grid as it hasn't left him with enough time to get one of his Hondas running so he'll be forced to miss the races this weekend.
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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by Jon on Mon Jul 12 2010, 20:13

    No more DTC this year for Perfection Racing - only have the budget for teh Scandinavian races (old news now)

    Seen this also:

    "Apart from the defence of the FIA European Touring Car Cup, Hartmann Honda Racing and James Thompson will also take part in other racing series, including the Scandinavian Touring Car Cup."

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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by Jon on Thu Aug 12 2010, 16:07

    Looks like the STCC could be switching to NGTC rules from 2012:

    New regulations confirmed for Scandinavian TC in 2012

    The Scandinavian Touring Car Championship is going to change regulations ahead of the 2012 season.
    "We have taken a concept that is based on requirements from the teams in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. We are creating new commercial conditions for Scandinavia to run motorsport on a high level," said STCC MD Bob Huzell.
    The previously announced merger of the Swedish and Danish Touring Car Championships is proceeding according to plan and the final races of this season is going to be the final races of the championships in its current state.

    2011 is going to mark the first year of the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship. The Swedish and Danish Motorsport associations are positive of the development.

    "We are wholeheartedly behind this initiative. We are going to work hard with the motorsport associations of the other countries included in the NEZ (FIA North European Zone) and the race organizers to get the championship successful," said Bo B. Nielsen of the Danish Motorsport association DASU.

    "The Swedish Motorsport Association supports the plans for a new STCC. A Scandinavian championship with the new technical regulations is going to give a positive effect for Swedish and Scandinavian motorsport," said Kåge Schildt of the Swedish Motorsport association SBF.

    The current S2000 regulations are going to be scrapped for new, yet to be confirmed, regulations. Information to TouringCarTimes.com suggests that the newly developed British Touring Car Championship regulations, NGTC, are on top of the list of the available touring car regulations for the STCC organization.

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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by Eurostc on Fri Aug 13 2010, 22:28

    Rickard Rydell tested for Chevrolet Team Sweden
    Rickard Rydell tested for Chevrolet Team Sweden at Knutstorp a few days ago.
    "It was really fun to be behind the wheel again, I have not driven a racing car since Macau in november last year," said Rydell.
    The Swede was there to help regular driver Viktor Hallrup for the final four races of the Swedish Touring Car Championship.
    "The purpose of the test was to help the team and Viktor to find the right settings and to get data to compare with as Viktor is the sole driver of the team," said Hallrup.

    Hallrup has struggled with the new Chevrolet Cruze this season and is 11th in the championship with sixth place as his best finish.
    "There has been a lot of new things for me this year and his [Rydell's] tips, coaching and analyzing of data has been very good for me. We have worked intensively with settings during the day and I am really looking forward to the races at Karlskoga this coming weekend," said Hallrup.

    Rydell enjoyed driving the Chevrolet Cruze and hopes the test work will improve the results for Hallrup.
    "The car is well balanced and good as a base, it responded well on the adjustments we made during the test. I hope it will help Viktor to better results in the coming STCC races," said Rydell.

    Rydell has previously driven for Chevrolet. The Swede made a one race-appearance for the WTCC Chevrolet team in 2007, driving the Lacetti at Anderstorp, winning one of the races, much to the discontent of team mate Nicola Larini who was on the way to his first WTCC victory.


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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

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    Images from James Thompson's huge accident between his Honda, a digger and a unimog from Ring Djusland yesterday:

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    Re: STCC and DTC forms Scandinavian Championship

    Post by Eurostc on Sun Oct 03 2010, 01:06

    Rickard Rydell confirmed for Chevrolet in 2011
    Touring car ace Rickard Rydell has been confirmed for Chevrolet Team Sweden for the Swedish Touring Car Championship 2011.
    "This feels right for me with a motivated team and a winning car in the Chevrolet Cruze," said Rydell.
    The team is going to run two Chevrolet Cruze next year with Rydell and current driver Viktor Hallrup.

    "It is going to be fantastic to drive together with an experienced driver such as Rydell. Next year we are not going to have the disadvantage of a one car team that we have this year," said Hallrup.

    Chevrolet Team Sweden team boss Nicklas Karlsson is more than pleased to get Rydell in to the team.


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