11-05-19 - Next race: Mantorp

STCC heads to Mantorp Park this weekend for round five and six of the championship. Last time Rickard Rydell raced at Mantorp was in 2004 when he won a race in a one-off appearence in STCC, a result he hopes to repeat seven years later.

Of this year’s STCC circuits Mantorp Park is most international in its layout. Compared to Jyllandsringen and Knutstorp, Mantorp is much faster and Rickard Rydell hopes that will be an advantage for the Chevrolet Cruze.
”We believe Mantorp should be a good circuit for us, but then there are more fast cars like the Volvos and Volkswagens. Mantorp reminds me of some international circuits and I hope the Chevy Cruzes strong aeras, such as the aerodynamics and balance under braking, will give us an advantage”, said Rickard Rydell.
Rydell is currently fifth in the standings and two good results at Mantorp is his main objective for the weekend.
”We have had great pace in qualifying, I was fastest in both Q1s so far, but we have to transform that into better race pace and more championship points. Last time I raced at Mantorp, with Seat in 2004, I won a race and it would be great to win with Chevrolet on Saturday!