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Old 16 Jan 2019, 13:01 (Ref:3876499)   #16
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"... we are more than capable of competing at the top when given the right circumstances ..."

I take it as the right circumstances aren't existent in STCC then? Or that they aren't competitive in STCC and decided to pull out because of it.

I just don't get it, is it that much of a prestige to compete in other TCR championships?

Anyways, looking kinda dark for STCC at the moment.
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Old 16 Jan 2019, 14:55 (Ref:3876522)   #17
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"Exhaustgate" at Gelleråsen and the management at STCC AB seems to be the main reasons why STCC is not as popular as before by the teams. The poor deal on TV coverage doesn't help either.

So, we have PWR confirming 1 car for Dahlgren. They are capable of running 1-4 cars more (4 Cupra, 1 Audi. Not counting the electric Cupra).

Honda/MA:GP was also involved (together with WCR and KMS) in "exhaustgate" against PWR, but kept a much lower profile than WCR and KMS. Their car is getting old, so do they have money to buy something new to be able to win?

KMS: Their plans are revealed january 22nd and includes rally with Polo R5, as most of you know. But what else? If they also backs out of STCC, which would not be a surprise, the championshio is in big trouble.

Lestrup Racing Team: Has an ambition to race more abroad, both sprint and endurance. TCR Germany has been mentioned and Fredrik Lestrup has many good connections in Germany. Might wait and see what KMS etc. will do?

Brink/Audi: No word yet.

Brovallen: Haven't heard anything.

Kågered Racing: No word yet.

I was hoping someone would bring a Lynk, given the Swedish connections. Brink, Brovallen and Kågered all have 2 cars each, with MA:GP being a plausible 7th entry. No news of new teams entering (yet).

I feel something is going on behind the scenes...
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Old 22 Jan 2019, 11:42 (Ref:3877685)   #18
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KMS gone.
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Old 26 Jan 2019, 18:34 (Ref:3878890)   #19
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Doesn't look good for STCC.
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Old 26 Jan 2019, 23:46 (Ref:3879238)   #20
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Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky confirmed at PWR.
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Old 6 Feb 2019, 09:57 (Ref:3882208)   #21
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I was surprised when I saw this but STCC AB, the company that ran the series, has filed for bankruptcy. The series will however continue, being run by the Swedish motorsport federation, TCR Scandinavia and the arranging courses.

Article in Swedish.
https://www.vf.se/2019/02/06/stcc-ab-i-konkurs/
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Old 6 Feb 2019, 10:32 (Ref:3882214)   #22
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As a result of the whole exhaustgate fiasco?
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Old 6 Feb 2019, 11:05 (Ref:3882220)   #23
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As a result of the whole exhaustgate fiasco?
According to the article, 2018 actually showed a positive economical growth but in the end it they couldn't keep on going. They apparently had large deficits.

When RallyX Nordic was a part of STCC, rallycross drivers hadn't received their prize money even before the next season started. According to a friend of mine, they had economical problems at the time as well. This was back in 2015 or 2016 I think.

The fiasco is not mentioned in the article.
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Old 6 Feb 2019, 13:21 (Ref:3882240)   #24
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STCC it's ambiguous so it's okay. They just have to remove TCR Scandinavia

Bad news for you: https://www.touringcartimes.com/2019...wedish-series/
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Old 7 Feb 2019, 10:44 (Ref:3882368)   #25
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Well it seems that the new governing body has put emphasis on "Swedish racing" and "Sweden". So this could be the end for the Scandinavia concept of the series?

Thay have only a round in Denmark this year...
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Old 26 Mar 2019, 14:08 (Ref:3893507)   #26
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Site finally launched for the new organisation which is taking over in Sweden after STCC. The series will feature TCR Scandinavia, Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia, GT4 Scandinavia, V8 Thunder Cars, Ginetta GT5 Challenge and Formula Nordic.

https://srl.se/

And for TCR Scandinavia check

https://www.tcr.se/
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Only 13 cars has entered.

https://www.facebook.com/TCRScandinavia/
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