Fredrik Larsson was fastest in the first practice session at Karlskoga, held in drying conditions. WestCoast Racing dominated the session by claiming positions one to three with Martin Öhlin in second and Richard Göransson in third, all three covered within 0.043 seconds.
Thed Björk was best Volvo driver in fourth ahead of Citroën driver and TTA returnee Stefan Söderberg. The Citroën driver’s fastest lap was 0.191 seconds from Larsson’s time but had to end the session early due to technical problems.
Tommy Rustad claimed position six ahead of top Saab-driver in the form of Robin Rudholm in seventh. Linus Ohlsson, Mattias Andersson and Robert Dahlgren rounded off the top ten.
TTA newcomer Jocke Mangs was eleventh fastest and the Citroën driver reported to be pleased with his first run in the TTA car. Championship leader Fredrik Ekblom was second to last, 1.4 seconds from Larsson’s time but only completed a few laps in dry conditions.