2018 TCR Scandinavia Touring Car Championship

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2018 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship
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The 2018 TCR Scandinavia Touring Car Championship was the eighth and final Scandinavian Touring Car Championship season. This season was the second season since the introduction of the TCR regulations and the last under the promotion of STCC AB, which declared bankruptcy in early February 2019. The season started at Ring Knutstorp on 4 May and ended at Mantorp Park on 22 September, after six rounds.

Robert Dahlgren is the defending drivers' champion, while Volkswagen Dealer Team Sweden are the defending teams' champions.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Sweden PWR Racing – SEAT Dealer Team[1] CUPRA León TCR[1][2] 1 Sweden Robert Dahlgren[1] All
37 Sweden Daniel Haglöf[2] All
Sweden SEAT Dealer Team – PWR Racing[1][2] 19 Sweden Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky[2] All
86 Sweden Philip Morin[2] JTCC All
Sweden Racing For Charity[1][3] Audi RS3 LMS TCR[3] 59 Sweden Peter "Poker" Wallenberg[3] All
Sweden Volkswagen Dealer Team BAUHAUS[4] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[4] 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson[4] All
69 Sweden Hugo Nerman[4] JTCC All
81 Sweden Nicklas Oscarsson[5] JTCC All
Sweden Lestrup Racing Team[6] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[6] 4 Sweden Oliver Söderström[6] JTCC All
7 Sweden Andreas Wernersson[7] All
Sweden Experion Racing Team[8] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[8] 22 Sweden Albin Wärnelöv[8] All
Sweden WestCoast Racing[9] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[9] 14 Sweden Fredrik Ekblom[10] All
29 Sweden Andreas Bäckman[9] JTCC 1–4, 6
26 Sweden Jessica Bäckman[9] JTCC 1–4, 6
Sweden Micke Kågered Racing[11] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[11] 15 Sweden Oskar Krüger[11] JTCC 1–2
17 Sweden Tomas Engström 4, 6
21 Sweden Andreas Ahlberg[11] All
Sweden Honda Racing Sweden[12] Honda Civic TCR (FK2)[12] 20 Sweden Mattias Andersson[12] All
Sweden Brovallen Design[13] Audi RS3 LMS TCR[13] 23 Sweden Alex Andersson[13] 1–4, 6
91 Estonia Andre Kiil[14] 5–6
Estonia ALM Motorsport[14] CUPRA León TCR[14] 2
Sweden Brink Motorsport[15] Audi RS3 LMS TCR[15] 36 Sweden Micke Ohlsson[15] All
71 Sweden Tobias Brink[15] All
Finland LMS Racing[16] CUPRA León TCR[16] 44 Finland Olli Parhankangas[16] JTCC 1, 3–6
Icon Class
JTCC Junior

Calendar[edit]

On 16 November 2017, the calendar was announced which was reduced from seven events to six. The championship will host five rounds in Sweden and the series would make a return to Norway for the first time since 2008 when it was called Swedish Touring Car Championship with the event would be held at the Rudskogen circuit. The Solvalla Circuit in Stockholm and Alastaro Circuit in Finland were dropped.[17]

On 19 December 2017, it was announced that the series would revert to a two-race format after using a three-race format in the previous season. Reversed grids for Race 2 were also reintroduced after being absent from the previous season.[18]

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Location Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Race Winner Winning Team Supporting
1 R1 Sweden Ring Knutstorp Kågeröd, Skåne 4–5 May Sweden Philip Morin Sweden Daniel Haglöf Sweden Daniel Haglöf Sweden PWR Racing – SEAT Dealer Team Formula STCC Nordic
R2 Sweden Robert Dahlgren Sweden Andreas Wernersson Sweden Lestrup Racing Team
2 R1 Sweden Anderstorp Raceway Anderstorp, Jönköping 16–17 June Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Philip Morin Sweden Philip Morin Sweden SEAT Dealer Team – PWR Racing
R2 Sweden Fredrik Ekblom Sweden Tobias Brink Sweden Brink Motorsport
3 R1 Sweden Falkenbergs Motorbana Bergagård, Halland 7–8 July Sweden Robert Dahlgren Sweden Andreas Wernersson Sweden Robert Dahlgren Sweden PWR Racing – SEAT Dealer Team
R2 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Mattias Andersson Sweden Honda Racing Sweden
4 R1 Sweden Karlskoga Motorstadion Karlskoga, Örebro 18–19 August Sweden Philip Morin Sweden Daniel Haglöf Sweden Daniel Haglöf Sweden PWR Racing – SEAT Dealer Team stand-alone event
R2 Sweden Daniel Haglöf Sweden Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky Sweden SEAT Dealer Team – PWR Racing
5 R1 Norway Rudskogen Motorpark Rakkestad, Østfold 8–9 September Sweden Daniel Haglöf Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Volkswagen Dealer Team BAUHAUS Formula STCC Nordic
R2 Sweden Philip Morin Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Volkswagen Dealer Team BAUHAUS
6 R1 Sweden Mantorp Park Mantorp, Östergötland 21–22 September Sweden Andreas Wernersson Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Volkswagen Dealer Team BAUHAUS
R2 Sweden Daniel Haglöf Sweden Tobias Brink Sweden Brink Motorsport

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver KNU
Sweden
AND
Sweden
FAL
Sweden
GEL
Sweden
RUD
Norway
MAN
Sweden
Pts
1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson 43 3 51 4 23 16 34 3 1 1 1 5 195
2 Sweden Robert Dahlgren 24 2 34 2 11 6 53 7 22 3 33 Ret 185
3 Sweden Daniel Haglöf 12 5 22 19 3 10 12 5 31 5 54 2 176
4 Sweden Andreas Wernersson 6 1 65 5 42 4 4 4 6 2 21 4 167
5 Sweden Philip Morin 31 17 13 Ret 7 7 21 11 43 4 10 Ret 111
6 Sweden Fredrik Ekblom 5 4 7 3 54 2 7 16 75 8 45 6 111
7 Sweden Tobias Brink 175 6 17 1 9 3 65 6 11 11 11 1 93
8 Sweden Mattias Andersson 10 10 4 Ret 6 1 10 2 13 6 8 3 93
9 Sweden Hugo Nerman 7 7 11 9 13 5 11 19 54 13 Ret2 8 44
10 Sweden Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky 11 18 8 7 12 9 Ret 1 15 16 9 12 39
11 Sweden Oliver Söderström 8 15 10 10 Ret 8 8 8 9 9 6 Ret 30
12 Sweden Andreas Ahlberg 9 8 17 12 115 Ret 12 10 10 7 7 7 27
13 Sweden Micke Ohlsson Ret 9 16 6 8 Ret 9 9 8 10 13 16 23
14 Sweden Andreas Bäckman Ret 16 9 8 10 11 15 14 14 10 8
15 Sweden Nicklas Oscarsson 12 11 Ret 16 14 17 17 12 12 12 Ret 9 2
16 Sweden Alex Andersson 16 12 19 18 Ret 13 19 18 19 11 0
17 Estonia Andre Kiil 15 11 14 14 20 18 0
18 Sweden Jessica Bäckman 13 Ret 14 14 Ret 12 14 13 17 15 0
19 Sweden Tomas Engström 13 Ret 12 13 0
20 Sweden Albin Wärnelöv Ret DNS 13 13 15 14 18 15 Ret 17 16 17 0
21 Finland Olli Kangas 18 13 Ret DNS 16 Ret 16 15 15 Ret 0
22 Sweden "Poker" 15 14 18 17 16 15 20 17 18 14 0
23 Sweden Oskar Krüger 14 Ret Ret 15 0

Championship points were awarded on the results of each race at each event as follows:

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Race 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Qualifying (Race 1) 5 4 3 2 1

Junior Class[edit]

Pos Driver Pts
1 Sweden Philip Morin 212
2 Sweden Hugo Nerman 191
3 Sweden Oliver Söderström 173
4 Sweden Andreas Bäckman 137
5 Sweden Nicklas Oscarsson 124
6 Sweden Jessica Bäckman 88
7 Finland Olli Kangas 61
8 Sweden Oskar Krüger 18

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team Pts
1 Sweden PWR Racing – SEAT Dealer Team 358
2 Sweden Volkswagen Dealer Team BAUHAUS 239
3 Sweden Lestrup Racing Team 196
4 Sweden WestCoast Racing 124
5 Sweden Brink Motorsport 123
6 Sweden SEAT Dealer Team – PWR Racing 120
7 Sweden Honda Racing Sweden 95
8 Sweden Micke Kågered Racing 31
9 Sweden Brovallen Design 1
NC Sweden Experion Racing Team 0
NC Finland LMS Racing 0
NC Sweden Racing For Charity 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Brunsdon, Stephen (7 September 2017). "Robert Dahlgren set to remain with PWR for 2018 STCC season". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Hudson, Neil (2 March 2018). "PWR Racing confirm full STCC line-up with four Cupras in 2018". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Poker Wallenberg switches from SEAT to Audi - TouringCarTimes". TouringCarTimes. 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-30.
  4. ^ a b c d Brunsdon, Stephen (14 February 2018). "Johan Kristoffersson and Hugo Nerman to lead KMS charge in 2018". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Nicklas Oscarsson completes Kristoffersson Motorsport line-up for 2018 - TouringCarTimes". TouringCarTimes. 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  6. ^ a b c "Oliver Söderström joins Lestrup Racing Team for 2018 STCC - TouringCarTimes". TouringCarTimes. 2018-02-06. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  7. ^ Hudson, Neil (21 March 2018). "Andreas Wernersson returns with the Lestrup Racing Team for 2018". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "Albin Wärnelöv and Experion Racing back for the 2018 STCC season". TouringCarTimes. 30 March 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d "Andreas and Jessica Bäckman confirm 2018 STCC campaign with WestCoast Racing - TouringCarTimes". TouringCarTimes. 2018-04-05. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  10. ^ "Fredrik Ekblom returns with WestCoast Racing for 2018 STCC season - TouringCarTimes". TouringCarTimes. 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  11. ^ a b c d "Micke Kågered Racing expand to two cars for Oscar Krüger and Andreas Ahlberg". TouringCarTimes. 30 March 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Mattias Andersson confirms 2018 STCC programme with Honda Racing Sweden". TouringCarTimes. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  13. ^ a b c "Alex Andersson joins Brovallen Design for 2018 STCC campaign". TouringCarTimes. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  14. ^ a b c "Can anyone beat the Cupras at Anderstorp? - TouringCarTimes". TouringCarTimes. 2018-06-14. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  15. ^ a b c d Hudson, Neil (22 February 2018). "Brink Motorsport confirm two-car Audi assault in the 2018 STCC". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  16. ^ a b c "Olli Kangas returns for a second year in the STCC with LMS Racing - TouringCarTimes". TouringCarTimes. 2018-04-11. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  17. ^ "Norway in, Solvalla and Finland out as 2018 STCC calendar announced - TouringCarTimes". TouringCarTimes. 2017-11-16. Retrieved 2017-11-16.
  18. ^ "STCC reverts to two-race weekends for 2018, reversed grids return - TouringCarTimes". TouringCarTimes. 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2017-12-19.

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