Double STCC champion Jan “Flash” Nilsson today confirmed that he and team Flash Engineering are leaving STCC after the season finale this weekend at Mantorp Park and enters TTA for 2012.
“I am going to get out of my car with tears in my eyes at Mantorp, it has been an amazing journey in STCC since 1996. But I am not the one looking back, I am looking forward, seeing a brighter future,” said “Flash”.
“Flash”, who founded STCC in 1996, has claimed two titles and four runner-up positions for the past 15 seasons for Volvo and BMW under his own team Flash Engineering, the most victorious STCC team.
“We’ve had amazing success with Flash Engineering in STCC together with Volvo, BMW and drivers such as Richard Göransson, Mattias Ekström, Rickard Rydell, Robert Dahlgren and Colin Turkington. Next year will be the start of a new future and more success,” said “Flash”.
“Flash” is one of the founders of the new championship TTA next year together with Volvo Polestar Racing, WestCoast Racing and Brovallen Design.
“We are currently experiencing a cooperation between the teams that no one believed to be possible. We are together going to take the next important step forward for Swedish racing,” said “Flash”.
The BMW driver is currently placed seventh in the championship and is aiming to finish the season and STCC in style.
“The ambition is to end my last STCC race as I started my first STCC race 15 years ago, with a victory. We had a perfect car at Mantorp Park in May when I won and I am going to give the crowd a great show this weekend as well, that is for sure,” said “Flash”.