1998 Swedish Touring Car Championship

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1998 Swedish Touring Car Championship
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The 1998 Swedish Touring Car Championship season was the 3rd Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) season. It was decided over six race weekends (comprising twelve races) at five different circuits.

Fredrik Ekblom won his first championship for the BMW Dealer Team.

Entry list[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Flash Engineering Volvo S40 1 Sweden Jan Nilsson D All
12 Sweden Jens Edman D 3–6
Volvo 850 GLT 15 Sweden Patrick Ernstson D 6
Troberg-Rydell Junior Team Ford Mondeo Ghia 2 Sweden Mattias Ekström D All
Opel Motorsport Opel Vectra 16v 3 Sweden Thomas Johansson D All
6 Sweden Jan Brunstedt D All
37 Sweden Pontus Mörth S All
BMW Dealer Team BMW 320i 4 Sweden Peggen Andersson D All
11 Sweden Fredrik Ekblom D All
Mobil Ford Motorsport Ford Mondeo Ghia 5 Sweden Stig Blomqvist D All
38 Sweden Anders Söderberg D 1–5
Elgh Motorsport Nissan Primera GT 13 Sweden Carl Rosenblad D All
Team 13 Honda Accord 16 Sweden Stefan Lindberg D All
Euroracing AB Nissan Primera eGT 20 Finland Kari Makinen S All
Bakajev Motorsport BMW 318is 21 Sweden Georg Bakajev S All
Ikegami Motorsport BMW 318is 22 Sweden Niklas Danielsson S 1–4
Lennart Lindqvist Racing BMW 318is 23 Sweden Lennart Lindqvist S All
Kristoffersson Motorsport Audi A4 Quattro 25 Sweden Tommy Kristoffersson D All
26 Sweden Mats Lindén D All
Blue Jeans Powerdrink Ford Mondeo Ghia 27 Sweden Richard Göransson S 1–3
Ross Racing Ford Mondeo Ghia 28 Sweden Nettan Lindgren-Jansson S 1–4, 6
Nordic Miltronic Motorsport Opel Vectra GT 29 Sweden Rolf Uhr S All
Anders Svensson BMW 318is 30 Sweden Anders Svensson S All
Polaris Auto BMW 318is 31 Estonia Tönu Soomer S All
32 Estonia Anders Bergman S All
Kim Esbjug BMW 318is 33 Norway Kim Esbjug S All
Östfold Fina Olje BMW 318is 34 Norway Simen Tvete D 4
Tord Linnerud Opel Vectra GT 37 Norway Tord Linnerud S 1, 6
Icon Class
D Drivers' Championship
S Synsam Cup

Race calendar and winners[edit]

All rounds were held in Sweden.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Privateer
1 R1 Mantorp Park 10 May Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Mats Lindén Kristoffersson Motorsport Sweden Richard Göransson
R2 Sweden Peggen Andersson Sweden Fredrik Ekblom BMW Dealer Team Sweden Pontus Mörth
2 R3 Karlskoga-Gelleråsen 31 May Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering Sweden Pontus Mörth
R4 Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Peggen Andersson BMW Dealer Team Sweden Pontus Mörth
3 R5 Anderstorp 28 June Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering Sweden Pontus Mörth
R6 Sweden Peggen Andersson Sweden Peggen Andersson BMW Dealer Team Sweden Georg Bakajev
4 R7 Falkenberg 9 July Sweden Jens Edman Sweden Jens Edman Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering Sweden Pontus Mörth
R8 Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden Jens Edman Flash Engineering Sweden Pontus Mörth
5 R9 Ring Knutstorp 6 September Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Fredrik Ekblom BMW Dealer Team Sweden Pontus Mörth
R10 Sweden Mats Lindén Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering Sweden Georg Bakajev
6 R11 Mantorp Park 27 September Sweden Tommy Kristoffersson Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Fredrik Ekblom BMW Dealer Team Sweden Pontus Mörth
R12 Sweden Peggen Andersson Sweden Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering Sweden Pontus Mörth

Championship standings[edit]

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.
Top 6 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 KAR AND FAL KNU MAN Pts
1 Sweden Fredrik Ekblom 4 1 2 2 3 4 Ret 2 1 3 1 2 229
2 Sweden Jan Nilsson Ret Ret 1 4 1 2 1 Ret 5 1 3 1 207
3 Sweden Peggen Andersson Ret 4 4 1 Ret 1 Ret Ret 2 5 4 9 137
4 Sweden Tommy Kristoffersson 5 3 6 10 7 6 10 11 Ret 6 2 3 128
5 Sweden Mats Lindén 1 2 7 3 4 10 Ret 5 3 8 13 Ret 115
6 Sweden Jan Brunstedt 2 6 8 6 Ret Ret 3 4 7 16 6 5 114
7 Sweden Pontus Mörth 9 7 5 5 6 11 4 3 9 17 7 7 98
8 Sweden Mattias Ekström Ret 8 3 Ret 2 3 Ret Ret 4 2 Ret DNS 97
9 Sweden Jens Edman Ret 7 2 1 6 7 5 Ret 85
10 Sweden Carl Rosenblad 3 5 11 9 Ret 5 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 80
11 Sweden Stefan Lindberg Ret Ret 18 11 12 19 8 Ret 10 Ret 8 4 60
12 Sweden Thomas Johansson Ret Ret Ret 7 5 Ret Ret Ret 8 4 DNS DNS 55
13 Sweden Stig Blomqvist Ret DNS 10 8 8 Ret DNS 7 Ret Ret 9 8 51
14 Finland Kari Mäkinen 7 9 12 DNS 13 9 6 6 17 Ret Ret Ret 50
15 Sweden Georg Bakajev 8 10 Ret 15 17 8 7 Ret 16 9 10 10 47
16 Estonia Tönu Soomer 11 13 17 Ret 11 21 12 8 Ret 11 Ret Ret 33
17 Sweden Rolf Uhr 15 15 16 17 14 16 11 9 14 10 12 11 33
18 Sweden Anders Svensson 13 11 13 DNS Ret 13 Ret 10 12 14 15 12 31
19 Norway Kim Esbjug 12 Ret Ret 13 DNS 15 15 Ret 11 13 17 14 30
20 Estonia Anders Bergman 14 14 14 16 Ret 20 14 14 18 Ret 18 15 30
21 Sweden Lennart Lindqvist Ret DNS 15 DNS 16 18 13 13 15 15 16 13 30
22 Sweden Niklas Danielsson 10 Ret 9 Ret 9 12 9 Ret 27
23 Sweden Anders Söderberg Ret Ret Ret 14 10 14 Ret 12 13 12 26
24 Sweden Nettan Lindgren-Jansson Ret 12 Ret 12 15 17 DNS DNS 14 Ret 25
25 Sweden Richard Göransson 6 16 Ret Ret DNS DNS 21
26 Norway Tord Linnerud DNS DNS 11 Ret 5
27 Norway Simen Tvete Ret Ret 5
28 Sweden Patrick Ernstson Ret DNS 5
Pos. Driver MAN KAR AND FAL KNU MAN 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

Synsam Cup for Privateers[edit]

Pos. Driver MAN KAR AND FAL KNU MAN Pts
1 Sweden Pontus Mörth 9 7 5 5 6 11 4 3 9 17 7 7 247
2 Sweden Georg Bakajev 8 10 Ret 15 17 8 7 Ret 16 9 10 10 157
3 Sweden Rolf Uhr 15 15 16 17 14 16 11 9 14 10 12 11 110
4 Sweden Anders Svensson 13 11 13 DNS Ret 13 Ret 10 12 14 15 12 92
5 Finland Kari Mäkinen 7 9 12 DNS 13 9 6 6 17 Ret Ret Ret 71
6 Norway Kim Esbjug 12 Ret Ret 13 DNS 15 15 Ret 11 13 17 14 67
7 Sweden Niklas Danielsson 10 Ret 9 Ret 9 12 9 Ret 63
8 Estonia Tönu Soomer 11 13 17 Ret 11 21 12 8 Ret 11 Ret Ret 61
9 Sweden Anders Söderberg Ret Ret Ret 14 10 14 Ret 12 13 12 58
10 Sweden Nettan Lindgren-Jansson Ret 12 Ret 12 15 17 DNS DNS 14 Ret 57
11 Sweden Lennart Lindqvist Ret DNS 15 DNS 16 18 13 13 15 15 16 13 52
12 Estonia Anders Bergman 14 14 14 16 Ret 20 14 14 18 Ret 18 15 46
13 Norway Tord Linnerud 11 Ret 28
14 Sweden Richard Göransson 6 16 Ret Ret DNS DNS 25
Pos. Driver MAN KAR AND FAL KNU MAN 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)

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