Mattias Andersson confirms Honda switch for 2017

Mattias Andersson will be back for his 16th Scandinavian Touring Car Championship season in 2017, confirming a switch to a Honda Civic with some backing from Honda Sweden.

“It is an exciting new project that we start. The goal is obviously a podium finish,” said Andersson.

The 43-year-old has driven for Dacia Dealer Team since 2013 but was out of a drive following the withdrawal of Dacia, as the STCC switched from TTA to TCR regulations.

The set up for 2017 is in cooperation with Honda Sweden and Sportpromotion, a company headed by Greger Peterson that also holds the rights for TCR in Scandinavia.

“Mattias Andersson is one of the most merited names we have in the Swedish racing world. We are really happy to see him drive a Honda,” said Stefan Malmgren, head of Honda Sweden.

Confirmed entries for the 2017 STCC

Micke Ohlsson – Audi RS 3 – Brink Motorsport
Tobias Brink – Audi RS 3 – Brink Motorsport
Marcus Annervi – Honda Civic – Rent A Wreck Racing
Albin Wärnelöv – Volkswagen Golf – Lestrup Racing
Poker Wallenberg JR – SEAT León – PWR Racing
Robert Dahlgren – SEAT León – PWR Racing
Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky – Audi RS 3 LMS – PWR Racing
Fredrik Blomstedt – Volkswagen Golf – Kristoffersson Motorsport
Johan Kristoffersson – Volkswagen Golf – Kristoffersson Motorsport
Andreas Ahlberg – Volkswagen Golf – Micke Kågered Racing
Peter Möller – Volkswagen Golf – Micke Kågered Racing
Mattias Andersson – Honda Civic – Team Honda Racing
TBA – SEAT León – PWR Racing
TBA – Audi RS 3 – LMS Racing
TBA – Honda Civic – TBA