Podium and pole for Lotus Cyan Racing in Norway

2018/09/08

Lotus Cyan Racing drivers Prince Carl Philip and Thed Björk secured pole position and a podium finish in the first day of the Swedish GT weekend at Rudskogen in Norway.

“We had an unfortunate error during the pit stop that cost us valuable time and that is frustrating. I was however very pleased with the balance and speed of the car in the wet which is promising for the race tomorrow with more rain expected,” said Prince Carl Philip.

Despite slippery conditions with several rain showers passing the circuit, Prince Carl Philip showed strong form in qualifying to claim class pole position.

Thed Björk made strong progress in the eventful race that had one restart behind the safety car due to an incident further down the field. The duo was in the lead for the majority of the race before serving a stop and go penalty for an incorrect pit stop procedure, dropping them to third position.

“We were clearly fastest in our class and we know what went wrong during our stop. We are going to be back even stronger tomorrow,” said Thed Björk.

The second and final race of the weekend in Norway will have the duo starting from second place in the GTB class, starting at 13:35 CEST tomorrow.

Results
Race 1 – GTB Top 3
1 Gullberg/Mörner Ginetta G55
2 Simon Sjöö Porsche Cayman GT4
3 Björk/Bernadotte Lotus Evora GT4

Qualifying 1 – GTB Top 3
1 Gullberg/Mörner Ginetta G55 1:29.310
2 Björk/Bernadotte Lotus Evora GT4 1:30.567
3 Simon Sjöö Porsche Cayman GT4 1:36.762

Qualifying 2 – GTB Top 3
1 Bernadotte/Björk Lotus Evora GT4 1:43.967
2 Gullberg/Mörner Ginetta G55 1:44.744
3 Simon Sjöö Porsche Cayman GT4 1:46.121

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 161 points
2 Carl Philip Bernadotte 104 (-57)
3 Mäkinen/Lilja 85 (-76)
4 Thed Björk 79 (-82)
5 Håkan Ricknäs 69 (-92)

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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