Swedish GT fight heats up with penultimate round in Norway for Prince Carl Philip

2018/09/05

The fight for the 2018 Swedish GT title heats up for Lotus Cyan Racing drivers Prince Carl Philip and Thed Björk as the championship heads for its penultimate round of the year at Rudskogen in Norway.

Prince Carl Philip climbed to second place in the championship after a strong previous round at Gelleråsen Arena in his Lotus Evora GT4 and has so far this year claimed one win and four podium finishes.

"I was disappointed that we didn't get a win in the last race as we had the speed for it but I was at the same time encouraged by the vital steps forward we took with the car. I have a good feeling ahead of Rudskogen, the team is working hard and I know we have what it takes to win again," said Prince Carl Philip.

The reigning world champion of touring car racing Thed Björk will once again take the role as co-driver to Prince Carl Philip, heading to a circuit he has never before raced at but with a clear goal set.

"I have never raced at Rudskogen, but I have driven the circuit with sports cars and I know it. We are a bit behind the leaders in the points but there are still two race weekends left and we have learned a lot of new things about the car that makes me feel optimistic. Our goal is to win and be ahead of our main rivals this weekend," said Thed Björk.

The Swedish GT weekend in Norway starts with testing, qualifying and the first race on Saturday, followed by the second and final race on Sunday.

Schedule – Rudskogen
(Times in CEST)

September 8th
09:30 – Test
14:50 – Qualifying
18:20 – Race 1

September 9th
13:35 – Race 2

TV Schedule
Sportkanalen.se/www.cmore.se

Championship standings GTB – Top 5
1 Gullberg/Mörner 136 points
2 Carl Philip Bernadotte 89 (-47)
3 Mäkinen/Lilja 85 (-51)
4 Håkan Ricknäs 69 (-67)
5 Thed Björk 64 (-72)

2018 Swedish GT Calendar
04-05/5 Knutstorp
16-17/6 Anderstorp
18-19/8 Karlskoga
08-09/9 Rudskogen
21-22/9 Mantorp Park

Contact Details
Johan Meissner
Press Manager
Cyan Racing
+46 (0)70 241 3234
johan.meissner@cyanracing.com

About Cyan Racing
Founded in 1996 and today known as Cyan Racing, the privately owned and operated company has been appointed Geely Group Motorsport’s official motorsport partner. Cyan Racing has previously been official motorsport partner to Volvo Cars and Polestar since its conception in 1996 and has claimed multiple titles, most recently the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship titles for driver and team.

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