Richard Göransson

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Göransson at Flash Engineering in the STCC.

Richard Göransson (born 8 August 1978 in Örebro) is a Swedish auto racing driver, who currently competes in the Swedish Touring Car Championship for West Coast Racing in a BMW 320si, alongside team-mate Robin Rudholm.

Career[edit]

He started racing in karting from 1989 through to 1993. In 1996 he was Swedish Formula Ford Champion. He also competed in both the British and European Formula Ford Championships. He won the European Formula Ford Championship in 2001. In 2002 he raced in some rounds of the British Formula Renault, before moving to the STCC in 2003 where he finished fifth in his first season.

His time in the STCC has been very successful. After winning back to back titles for West Coast Racing in 2004 and 2005, he switched to Flash Engineering in 2006 and drove alongside team owner Jan "Flash" Nilsson for three years. In 2008 he was champion for the third time. In 2009 he returned to WCR and regained the drivers title in 2010.

He was winner of the European Touring Car Cup held at Vallelunga in 2005.

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points
2011 Richard Göransson Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X SWE
17
MEX POR JOR ITA ARG GRE FIN GER AUS FRA ESP GBR NC 0
2012 Richard Göransson Mini John Cooper Works WRC MON SWE
38
MEX POR ARG GRE NZL FIN GER GBR FRA ITA ESP NC* 0*

* Season in progress.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Fredrik Ekblom
Swedish Touring Car Champion
2004-2005
Succeeded by
Thed Bjork
Preceded by
None
European Touring Car Cup Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Ryan Sharp
Preceded by
Fredrik Ekblom
Swedish Touring Car Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Tommy Rustad
Preceded by
Tommy Rustad
Swedish Touring Car Champion
2010
Succeeded by
Rickard Rydell