Mattias Andersson aims high for record-breaking 22nd STCC season

2022/02/09

There is no driver with as many races under his belt as Mattias Andersson who has just confirmed his 22nd STCC TCR Scandinavia season and will be back behind the wheel of his Lynk & Co 03 TCR race car.

"I'm not struggling to find motivation, on the contrary, I am just as motivated ahead of this season as for my first," said Mattias Andersson.

Andersson has driven a total of 282 STCC races so far, the driver with the second most races is Fredrik Ekblom on 239.

The MA:GP team made its debut with the Lynk & Co 03 TCR in the STCC last year, claiming the independents' title and fifth place overall.

"We congratulate Mattias and MA:GP on their record-breaking 22nd season in the STCC and wish them the very best for 2022," said Ron Hartvelt, Customer Sport Director of Geely Group Motorsport.

"The team made promising progress last year and we look forward to continue to support MA:GP in the 2022 STCC season."

For this year the 48-year-old is aiming for the top three of the standings.

"We had a promising first season with our Lynk & Co and all conditions are there to take a clear step forward in terms of results this year," said Mattias Andersson.

"We know which areas we had issues with, where we were strong and with one year of data with us, our goal is definitely to fight for the top three in the championship."

Andersson made his STCC debut in 2001 and has raced through all of the regulations the championship has used, including Super Touring, S2000, TTA and TCR.

From Vauxhall to Opel, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Saab, Dacia, Honda and now Lynk & Co.

"Yeah, we have been here for 'a while' and that does for sure give us an advantage where we can utilise our experience for consistency and that's crucial in a tough championship like the STCC," said Mattias Andersson.

"There are a couple of new drivers and models this year, so it won't be easy. But we believe strongly in our package and we're looking forward to taking on the challenge."

The 2022 STCC TCR Scandinavia starts on June 3-4 at Ljungbyhed in Sweden.

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