It’s time for Mantorp

Postad av Mediaempire 2011-05-18 10:16

After a good weekend at Ring Knutstorp where Martin Öhlin were the fastest BMW-driver both in qualifying and race it’s now time to get a grip of the third race weekend in STCC. This time Mantorp Park awaits and this is the third consecutive race weekend for Martin.
“There’s a lot of racing right now which is fun,” he says. “I’m looking forward to Mantorp, it’s another track where I’ve tested before the season with the BMW and it will be a lot of fun to drive the STCC-car again.”

Martin got a lot of attention at Knutstorp where he was the only driver in the team and impressed both in qualifying and in the races. But for Martin this makes little differenc for this weekend.
“We will just build on what we have started. I don’t feel any added pressure, the team gives me fantastic support and the only thing I care about right now is to follow the plan we did for the year and have fun at the race weekends”

WestCoast Racing team manager Dick Jönsson Wigroth is also looking forward to the weekend and aims for the team to have another effective race weekend.
“Martin exceeded all our expectations at Knutstorp but that doesn’t change anything for Mantorp”, he says. “We will continue to work in the same way and direction which is something we can see leads to results. We know we have a very good car but Mantorp with its´ long straight is tough for us. We will have to get everything right but I’m sure we will give the other a run for their money again.”

The weekend starts with an official testday for the STCC teams on Thursday followed by free practice and qualifying on Friday and with the two races on Saturday.

Time schedule Mantorp Park:

Thursday 19/5
09.00 Test
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Test

Friday 20/5
14.15 Test
16.20 Qualifying, Q1
16.45 Qualifying, Q2

Saturday 21/5
09.20 Warm up
12.00 Gridshow
13.05 Race 1
15.35 Race 2

Television schedule – STCC

Viasat Motor
Saturday 21/5
12.30 STCC-studio show
13.05 Race 1, STCC
15.25 Race 2, STCC

Sunday 22/5
17.00 SVT1. Weekend recap

Weight list – Mantorp Park

1225 kilo BMW 320si E90 [6 speed SQ-box]
1210 kilo BMW 320si E90 [5 speed H-box]
1210 kilo Volkswagen Scirocco
1205 kilo Chevrolet Cruze
1199 kilo Volvo C30
1190 kilo Alfa Romeo 156
1180 kilo SEAT León TFSi
1160 kilo SEAT León TFSi [Jason Watt]
1130 kilo Honda Accord
1120 kilo BMW 320i E46