Lestrup Racing Team confirms Albin Wärnelöv in a Volkswagen

The Lestrup Racing Team has confirmed one Volkswagen Golf in the 2017 Scandinavian Touring Car Championshipfor for Albin Wärnelöv, becoming the fourth confirmed car for the season.

“It is of course going to be challenging but also fun to compete against the best. I am convinced that the speed is there for it but we have a huge task ahead of us and need to prepare well,” said Wärnelöv.

The 28-year-old finished fourth in the support class Clio Cup this year, his third season in the championship.

The programme will be run with cooperation from the Experion Racing Team, the family team that has run Wärnelöv’s car in Clio Cup.

“We could not have taken this step alone but needed a cooperation partner with the right knowledge and experience. We have got that in Lestrup Racing Team that will help us with the car and the team during the season,” said team manager Johnny Wärnelöv.

The Lestrup Racing Team is headed by former ADAC Procar champion and former STCC driver Fredrik Lestrup, who will not race himself next season.

“Not in the STCC at least. To maintain a team at this level requires a high level of involvement and a lot of time. I look forward to develop the team and take the step up to the STCC with Experion Racing Team,” said Lestrup.

The entry becomes number four so far ahead of the 2017 STCC season, alongside the three entries of SEAT Dealer Team PWR Racing.