STCC resumes at Sturup after a four-week break and Volkswagen is ready to hit Sturup Raceway as the championship hits the south-Swedish track for the first time since 2008.
“My goal is to try and keep the championship lead, but I know that it is going to be tough,” said championship leader Johan Kristoffersson.
Main title rival Richard Rydell, driving for Chevrolet, closed in on Kristoffersson in the previous race at Knutstorp.
“It is of course nice to be in the top, but it was at the same time frustrating at Knutstorp where we felt that Chevrolet had an advantage on us both in qualifying and race. We are going to try and take advantage of that we are four Volkswagen cars at Sturup to share and gather information. The track is difficult to pass on and that is why it is going to be extra important to get the car perfect in qualifying,” said Kristoffersson.
The Sturup track is just over 2 kilometers long and extremely twisty. The track is also the home circuit for Volkswagen IPS Team Biogas driver Johan Stureson.
“It is nice that Sturup is back on the calendar. We lost a bit too much at the end of both races at Knutstorp and we have got a lot to work on to get a race pace at Sturup where the tyres lasts better,” said Stureson.
Jordi Gené has had a tough start to the season with fourth as best race finish and sixth overall in the championship.
“Both we and Jordi had of course hoped for better results, but it hasn’t come so far and that is why there will be some changes for Sturup. I am together with Johan’s engineer Ronnie Bergström going to take care of Jordi’s car. We are going to work as a unit, just as last year,” said Team Manager Tommy Kristoffersson.