Niklas Lilja confirmed to drive the first race in a Honda Civic
Niklas Lilja has confirmed that he is going to drive a Honda Civic TCR, leased from Sportpromotion, in the 2017 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship season’s first round at Knutstorp.
“To drive a TCR car is something I have had as goal ever since the category was launched,” said Lilja.
The 32-year-old is so far only confirmed to drive the first race of the season, with an ambition to expand to further races.
”I look forward to the first race. Pending on the result, we will see where we will head after that,” said Lilja.
Lilja has previously worked as chief mechanic in the STCC and made his racing debut in 2011, mainly racing in the Trofeo Abarth, claiming the Swedish title in 2012 and 2013, as well as the European title in 2015.
Lilja is going to race with his own team, LMP Engineering.
2017 STCC Entry list
Driver – Team – Car
Micke Ohlsson – Brink Motorsport – Audi RS 3 LMS
Tobias Brink – Brink Motorsport- Audi RS 3 LMS
Marcus Annervi – Rent A Wreck Racing – Honda Civic TCR
Albin Wärnelöv – Lestrup Racing – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
Dennis Strandberg – Lestrup Racing- Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
Poker Wallenberg JR – PWR Racing – SEAT León TCR
Robert Dahlgren – PWR Racing- SEAT León TCR
Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky – PWR Racing- Audi RS 3 LMS
Fredrik Blomstedt – Kristoffersson Motorsport – Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
Johan Kristoffersson – Kristoffersson Motorsport- Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
Andreas Ahlberg – Micke Kågered Racing- Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
Peter Möller – Micke Kågered Racing- Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
Mattias Andersson – Team Honda Racing – Honda Civic TCR
Kari-Pekka Laaksonen – LMS Racing – SEAT León TCR
Olli Parhankangas – LMS Racing – SEAT León TCR
Antti Buri – LMS Racing – Audi RS 3 LMS
Niko Kankkunen – LMS Racing- Audi RS 3 LMS
Nicklas Oscarsson – TeamA Teknik- Kia Cee’d TCR
Niklas Lilja – LMP Engineering- Honda Civic TCR
TBA – LMS Racing – SEAT León TCR
TBA – PWR Racing – SEAT León TCR