Retired Touring Car driver Anders Olofsson died on Tuesday night. The Swedish former driver died in his sleep, aged only 55. Olofsson had several successes in Touring Car racing in his carreer, as well as in GT racing.
Olofsson won the Japanese Touring Car Championship three consecutive times as a Nissan works driver. In 1991 he won the 24H race of Spa Francorchamps in a Nissan Skyline.
Olofsson started his carreer in single seaters, claiming second position in the 1978 European Formula 3 championship, behind Jan Lammers. As he never broke through, he moved to Japan and raced there for several years.
After his successes in Japan he raced with Volvo in the European Touring Car Championship, in which he had severall successes as well.
His last success was at Le Mans, when he won the GT1 class in 1997. After his driving carreer he guided the ETCC and WTCC campaign of his fellow countryman Carl Rosenblad.