1996 Swedish Touring Car Championship season

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1996 Swedish Touring Car Championship season
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The 1996 Swedish Touring Car Championship season was the inaugural season of the championship. It was decided in twelve races over five race weekends held at five different circuits.

Jan Nilsson was the first championship winner of the STCC.

Teams and Drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Team Valvoline Mercedes 190E 4 Sweden Mikael Dahlgren All
Marksam Racing AB Mercedes 190E 6 Sweden Jonas Lundberg 1-4
Tomas Nyström BMW M3 7 Sweden Tomas Nyström 1-3
Bridgestone Sweden Volvo 900 8 Sweden Ulf Palm 1-3, 5
Anders Svensson BMW M3 9 Sweden Anders Svensson 1-2, 5
Håkan Malmborg Ford Sierra 10 Sweden Håkan Malmborg 2, 5
Etab Data AB BMW M3 21 Sweden Torbjörn Holmstedt 3
Bohlin Racing Vauxhall Cavaier GSi 25 United Kingdom Nigel Smith 1-2
Lejtorp Racing Mercedes 190E 26 Sweden Eric Persson All
Benjt Winqvist Mercedes 190E 32 Sweden Bengt Winqvist 3
Bakajev Motorsport BMW 318is 55 Sweden Georg Bakajev All
Anders Larsson Renault Laguna 71 Sweden Anders Larsson 2-3, 5
Matador Racing BMW M3 72 Sweden Hasse Berglund All
Thomas Hall BMW M3 74 Sweden Thomas Hall 3
Sällfors Racing Ford Sierra 75 Sweden Andreas Boström 3-4
BMW 318is 76 Sweden Torbjörn Sällfors 4
BMW Junior Team BMW 318is 77 Sweden Thomas Johansson All
Flash Engineering Volvo 850 GLT 79 Sweden Jan Nilsson All
Ford Mondeo Ghia 82 Sweden Elisabeth Nilsson All
Jan Brunstedt Motorsport Opel Vectra GT 81 Sweden Jan Brunstedt All

Race calendar and winners[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Sweden Mantorp Park 12 May Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
R2 United Kingdom Nigel Smith Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
2 R3 Sweden Karlskoga-Gelleråsen 9 June Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
3 R4 Sweden Falkenberg 7 July Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
R5 Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Thomas Johansson BMW Junior Team
4 R6 Sweden Ring Knutstorp 4 August Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
R7 Sweden Eric Persson Sweden Mikael Dahlgren Team Valvoline
5 R8 Sweden Kinnekulle 27 September Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Eric Persson Sweden Hasse Berglund Matador Racing
R9 Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering

Drivers Championship[edit]

Points were awarded to the top ten drivers in a race as follows: 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1.
5 points were awarded to any driver who took part in qualifying.
Results in Race 1 decide the Race 2 grid.
Only a driver's best seven results, prior to the final meeting, were valid for the championship - total points scored are shown in brackets.
The final meeting of the year saw double points awarded.

Pos. Driver MAN
Sweden
KAR
Sweden
FAL
Sweden
KNU
Sweden
KIN
Sweden
Pts
1 Sweden Jan Nilsson 1 1 1 1 9 1 5 9 1 169 (179)
2 Sweden Thomas Johansson Ret 3 4 3 1 2 2 4 3 143 (153)
3 Sweden Mikael Dahlgren 5 6 Ret 5 2 3 1 3 4 132 (138)
4 Sweden Jan Brunstedt 3 4 6 2 Ret Ret 3 6 2 122
5 Sweden Eric Persson 4 8 3 7 3 4 Ret 2 Ret 103 (106)
6 Sweden Hasse Berglund Ret DNS DSQ Ret 8 Ret DNS 1 5 84
7 Sweden Georg Bakajev Ret 9 8 4 4 DSQ DSQ 5 6 73
8 Sweden Elisabeth Nilsson Ret 5 2 Ret 7 Ret 4 Ret 7 70
9 Sweden Thomas Nyström 7 10 5 8 6 37
10 Sweden Jonas Lundberg 6 7 7 9 Ret Ret DNS 36
11 United Kingdom Nigel Smith 2 2 DNS 35
12 Sweden Ulf Palm 8 12 9 Ret Ret 10 9 27
13 Sweden Anders Svensson Ret 11 Ret 7 Ret 23
14 Sweden Håken Malmborg Ret 8 8 22
15 Sweden Bengt Winqvist 6 5 19
16 Sweden Torbjörn Sällfors 5 6 19
17 Sweden Anders Larsson DNS Ret Ret Ret DNS 15
18 Sweden Andreas Boström DNS Ret Ret Ret 10
19 Sweden Thomas Hall Ret 10 6
20 Sweden Torbjörn Holmstedt Ret 11 5
Pos. Driver MAN
Sweden
KAR
Sweden
FAL
Sweden
KNU
Sweden
KIN
Sweden
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Touring-cars.net

1996 Entry List