Technical issues made the Swedish GT season finale qualifying at Mantorp Park difficult for the Lotus Cyan Racing duo of Prince Carl Philip and Thed Björk, claiming sixth position in class in both sessions.
"We lost power in the car due to the issues, as well as vital time working on the setup of the car. It's unfortunate but we will keep fighting and hope to climb in the races tomorrow," said Prince Carl Philip.
The team battled against time to repair an issue related to the generator of the car and made it out in time for qualifying with seconds to spare.
"There was not much more we could do due to the issues. The team worked really hard and we have more work to do ahead of the races. But just as Prince Carl Philip said, we will fight hard tomorrow to bounce back," said Thed Björk.
The first race of the weekend at Mantorp Park starts at 09:45 CEST tomorrow.
Q1 – GTB Top 5
1 Fredriksson/Behrens Mercedes AMG GT4 1:19.557
2 Lilja/Mäkinen Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4 1:20.343
3 Andersson/Gustafsson Audi R8 GT4 1:21.098
4 Ros/Ricknäs Porsche Cayman GT4 1:21.570
5 Söderholm/Söderholm Porsche 911 GT4 1:21.637
6 Björk/Bernadotte Lotus Evora GT4 1:21.895
Q2 – GTB Top 5
1 Fredriksson/Behrens Mercedes AMG GT4 1:20.510
2 Mörner/Gullberg Ginetta G55 1:22.661
3 Lilja/Mäkinen Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4 1:22.897
4 Ros/Ricknäs Porsche Cayman GT4 1:23.284
5 Lindqvist/Jalvinger Porsche Cayman GT4 1:23.653
6 Björk/Bernadotte Lotus Evora GT4 1:24.506
Schedule – Mantorp Park
(Times in CEST)
11:45 – Test
15:40 – Qualifying
09:47 – Race 1
13:25 – Race 2
Championship standings GTB – Top 5
1 Gullberg/Mörner 186 points
2 Carl Philip Bernadotte 116 (-70)
3 Thed Björk 91 (-95)
4 Mäkinen/Lilja 85 (-101)
5 Simon Sjöö 70 (-116)
2018 Swedish GT Calendar
21-22/9 Mantorp Park
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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.