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Old 16 Mar 2017, 14:10 (Ref:3719055)   #226
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I'm glad common sense finally prevailed and I'm looking forward to the STCC for the first time in many years. How the split was ever allowed to happen in the first place (one would think the IndyCar split would be shining example of why splits do not work) I'll never understand, but when there's ego, money and power involved...

Anyway, grid looks good so far and will only keep getting better and better.

Now if we could just get some proper racing tracks here in Sweden...

(Oh, and some proper TV-commentators - the "AJ AJ AJ OJ OJ OJ" SVT crew is... Ah, I'll just stop right there.)
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Old 16 Mar 2017, 17:59 (Ref:3719133)   #227
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Hopefully there will be more variety in the remaining cars. But hey, who can complain about grid size this year? Looks great, and interesting drivers, too. Really great to see Mikaela -K back, I think she can surprise. After all, she's got some experience from the Audi TT cup car.

I was also hoping to see rallycross talent Magda Andersson behind the wheel at some point, but maybe that rumor was just fumes.

Still waiting for Mtech to announce drivers for their two SEATs, among others. I would love to see the Hoffsten family enter an Alfa, maybe with Niclas Lilja or some other Trofeo Abarth talent
Any grid size below at least at a minimum of 16 full time entries (it shuld in my opinion be at least 20 full time entries) is worth some complaining.

But it is, as expected, a step forward from last year.

Just wish there would be more full time entries. But rebuilding takes time, so fingers crossed there is time for that.
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Old 16 Mar 2017, 18:01 (Ref:3719136)   #228
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40% increase in grid size over the year prior is very good.
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Old 16 Mar 2017, 20:49 (Ref:3719187)   #229
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40% increase in grid size over the year prior is very good.
From low numbers it is easier to get higher percentage rises but still the actual number can be low.

As I wrote: Yes, an improvement over last year which is good and welcome.

But, grid numbers are still too low and needs to improve, both when it comes to quantity and quality. So let's hope it does.

I think a minimum requirement for grid size in a series like STCC should be 16 full time entries like we saw in 2012 in TTA.

I hope we one day will see that again.
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Old 16 Mar 2017, 21:53 (Ref:3719197)   #230
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It is a new concept though. The TCR cars are demanded almost everywhere and the supply is not unlimited. IMO this year will be somewhat of an introduction and 2018 will probably be the first "real" season. Hopefully there are teams and drivers thinking of entering STCC but wants too see how things unfold, or maybe wait for next year so they can get ahead with plans. Anyways, the future looks bright for once.
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Old 17 Mar 2017, 12:01 (Ref:3719345)   #231
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Still waiting for Mtech to announce drivers for their two SEATs, among others
I think the cars at Mtech are actually privately owned track day cars serviced by Mtech.
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Old 17 Mar 2017, 13:50 (Ref:3719361)   #232
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I think the cars at Mtech are actually privately owned track day cars serviced by Mtech.
OK, but at least one of them had the latest STCC windshield banner and some other championship logos last time I saw.
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Old 17 Mar 2017, 14:53 (Ref:3719382)   #233
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OK, but at least one of them had the latest STCC windshield banner and some other championship logos last time I saw.
Ah, it could also have been sold to a team I guess since it's hard to get cars in time for the testing now. IIRC they were the latest spec.
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Old 17 Mar 2017, 15:25 (Ref:3719395)   #234
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For first season under TCR rules the entry is good.
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Old 21 Mar 2017, 11:14 (Ref:3720390)   #235
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Whoop! - Mattias Andersson confirms Honda switch for 2017 - http://www.touringcartimes.com/2017/...itch-for-2017/
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Old 21 Mar 2017, 13:07 (Ref:3720405)   #236
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Great news, and respect for the man for again making the 'Dealer Team' deal!
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Old 21 Mar 2017, 16:29 (Ref:3720441)   #237
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Great news, and respect for the man for again making the 'Dealer Team' deal!
We Dutch are jealous on Swedish importers. Unfortunately Dutch importers have no interest.
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Old 22 Mar 2017, 14:35 (Ref:3720656)   #238
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Mattias Andersson is known for making most of a very tight budget. The wording "with some backing from Honda Sweden" implies he get very very little financial support from them.
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Old 24 Mar 2017, 09:08 (Ref:3721090)   #239
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STCC 2017

PWR Racing - Seat Leon - Peter Wallenberg

PWR Racing - Seat Leon - Robert Dahlgren

PWR Racing - Seat Leon -

PWR Racing - Audi RS3 LMS - Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky

Brink Motorsport - Audi RS3 LMS - Micke Ohlsson

Brink Motorsport - Audi RS3 LMS - Tobias Brink

Rent a Wreck Racing - Honda Civic - Marcus Annervi

Lestrup Racing - VW Golf - Albin Warnelov

LMS Racing - Audi RS3 LMS - TBA

Kristoffersson Motorsport - VW Golf - Fredrik Blomstedt

Kristoffersson Motorsport - VW Golf - Johan Kristoffersson

Micke Kagered Racing - VW Golf - Andreas Ahlberg

Micke Kagered Racing - VW Golf - Peter Moller

Team Honda Racing - Honda Civic - Mattias Andersson



Rumoured-

FinnDrive Management - Audi RS3 LMS - TBA

FinnDrive Management - Audi RS3 LMS - TBA

Mtech - Seat Leon - TBA

Mtech - Seat Leon - TBA

Lestrup Racing - VW Golf - Fredrik Blomstedt
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Five cars for LMS Racing: Laaksonen, Parhankangas and a driver to be announced with SEAT, Buri and Kankkunen with Audi.
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