1997 Swedish Touring Car Championship

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1997 Swedish Touring Car Championship
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The 1997 Swedish Touring Car Championship season was the 2nd season of the championship. It was decided over six race weekends (comprising twelve races) at six different circuits.

Jan Nilsson won the second championship of the STCC.

It was twice DTM champion Mattias Ekström's touring car debut year driving a black Volvo 850 GLT.

Teams and Drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Flash Engineering Volvo 850 GLT 1 Sweden Jan Nilsson All
Ford Mondeo Ghia 8 Sweden Elisabeth Nilsson 1-3, 5-6
18 Sweden Fredrik Larsson 5
BMW Mobil 1 Dealer Team BMW 320i 2 Sweden Thomas Johansson All
Troberg - Rydell Junior Team Volvo 850 GLT 3 Sweden Mattias Ekström All
Opel Super Touring Team Sweden Opel Vectra 16v 4 Sweden Jan Brunstedt All
Opel Vectra GT 9 Sweden Kari Mäkinen All
Team Becker Schauman Wood BMW 318is 5 Sweden Peggen Andersson All
Mobil Ford Motorsport Ford Mondeo Ghia 6 Sweden Stig Blomqvist All
7 Sweden Anders Söderberg All
Stenlund Motorsport Alfa Romeo 155 TS 10 Sweden Ulrik Gustavsson All
Ikegami Motorsport BMW M3 15 Sweden Niklas Danielsson 1-4, 6
Thenander Motorsport Volvo 850 GLT 16 Sweden Bengt Thenander 2
Team Bilbolaget Renault Laguna 17 Sweden Anders Larsson 4
Lennart Lindqvist Racing Ford Sierra 20 Sweden Lennart Lindqvist All
Bòrje Gustavsson BMW M3 22 Sweden Bòrje Gustavsson 1-2, 4-6
Bakajev Motorsport BMW 318is 55 Sweden Georg Bakajev 1-2, 4-5
Tryggve Enger BMW 318is 56 Norway Tryggve Enger 1, 4
Brosson Racing Volvo 850 GLT 99 Sweden Jens Edman 6

Race calendar and winners[edit]

All rounds were held in Sweden.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Mantorp Park 5 May Sweden Thomas Johansson Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Mattias Ekström Troberg - Rydell Junior Team
R2 Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden Mattias Ekström Troberg - Rydell Junior Team
2 R3 Kinnekulle 25 May Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
R4 Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
3 R5 Anderstorp 8 June Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden Mattias Ekström Troberg - Rydell Junior Team
R6 Sweden Thomas Johansson Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
4 R7 Falkenberg 13 July Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
R8 Sweden Jan Brunstedt Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
5 R9 Ring Knutstorp 3 August Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
R10 Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
6 R11 Karlskoga-Gelleråsen 31 August Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
R12 Sweden Thomas Johansson Sweden Mattias Ekström Troberg - Rydell Junior Team

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.
Classified finishers in Race 1 were reversed to decide the Race 2 grid.
The final meeting of the year saw double points awarded.

Pos. Driver MAN KIN AND FAL KNU KAR Pts
1 Sweden Jan Nilsson Ret DNS 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 249
2 Sweden Mattias Ekström 1 1 Ret 4 1 4 2 Ret Ret 2 6 1 192
3 Sweden Thomas Johansson Ret DNS 2 2 3 2 DSQ 3 DNS DNS 2 2 159
4 Sweden Peggen Andersson 9 Ret 3 3 4 3 6 2 2 10 4 5 151
5 Sweden Stig Blomqvist 3 Ret 4 Ret 5 7 3 4 3 3 3 6 146
6 Sweden Kari Mäkinen 4 2 Ret 6 Ret 6 7 6 7 4 7 8 105
7 Sweden Jan Brunstedt 2 Ret 7 Ret 8 5 DSQ 5 4 6 Ret 4 104
8 Sweden Anders Söderberg 5 DNS 6 7 7 Ret 4 Ret Ret 7 5 9 86
9 Sweden Ulrik Gustavsson Ret Ret 5 5 6 Ret 5 7 5 5 9 Ret 84
10 Sweden Georg Bakajev 8 3 10 Ret 8 Ret 6 Ret 45
11 Sweden Niklas Danielsson Ret 5 9 8 10 10 Ret 10 10 DNS 43
12 Sweden Börje Gustavsson 7 Ret 8 10 9 Ret 10 9 NC 10 40
13 Sweden Lennart Lindqvist Ret DNS Ret DNS Ret 9 10 9 9 8 NC DNS 40
14 Sweden Elisabeth Nilsson Ret 4 Ret DNS 9 8 DNS DNS Ret DNS 40
15 Sweden Jens Edman 8 7 19
16 Norway Tryggve Enger 6 Ret Ret 8 19
17 Sweden Fredrik Larsson 8 Ret 8
18 Sweden Bengt Thenander Ret 9 7
19 Sweden Anders Larsson Ret DNS 5
Pos. Driver MAN KIN AND FAL KNU KAR Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

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