Saab Automobile Sweden has confirmed that they will not back the Dealer Team’s STCC-program for 2009 with the Saab 93-model. The S2000 Saab was showed officially at the STCC-final at Mantorp earlier this year and the team announced that they are trying to get support from Saab officially.
“It will not be a factory team,” said Saab press manager Eric Geers to Eurosport.se.
Jens Edman has completed a couple of test days with the 93 since its first apperance. But despite the turn down from Saab, Dealer Team is still optimistic for the coming season.
“Our ambition is to be on track 2009. We have not finished the car yet, but it is still our goal,” said team manager Jan Warnestad.
The S2000 Saab was build with help from Saab in Trollhättan, Sweden. But any further assistance than that is not planned.
“There will be some support and we think it is a really interesting project. But it will not be more than that,” said Geers.
The STCC-project for Dealer Team still lacks a big partner for the financial side.
“The no from Saab does of course affect us. We will try to find another partner,” said Warnestad.
(Warnestad runs a large Saab and Opel-dealership in Sweden)