Lotus Cyan Racing drivers Thed Björk and Prince Carl Philip secured fifth on the grid in the GTB class for the first Swedish GT race at Anderstorp after a two tough qualifying sessions.
“This is a circuit that does not suit our car that well and I think the qualifying result is about what we could expect. We are still in an okay position for the races tomorrow when things are going to change completely as we are expecting a lot of rain in contrast to today’s dry track,” said Thed Björk.
Prince Carl Philip secured sixth position in the GTB class in the Q2 session and says that he is looking for more in the two races tomorrow.
“I hoped for a better result and we had some issues during the day. But just as Thed said, we are in for totally different conditions tomorrow and we will just have to adapt to it as best we can. We have made progress with the car during the day and I hope that we can climb the order in both races,” said Prince Carl Philip.
Rain is forecasted to hit the circuit during the night and continue during the race day. The first race of the weekend at Anderstorp starts at 09:42 CEST.
GTB Q1 – Top 5
1 Lilja/Mäkinen Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4 1:38.272
2 Mats Tidstrand Mercedes AMG GT4 1:38.886
3 Ros/Ricknäs Mercedes AMG GT4 1:39.414
4 Björk/Bernadotte Lotus Evora GT4 1:39.644
5 Berggren/Andersson Porsche Cayman GT4 1:40.169
GTB Q2 – Top 5
1 Daniel Röjsel Chevron GT4 1:38.331
2 Gullberg/Mörner Ginetta G55 1:40.322
3 Mäkinen/Lilja Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4 1:40.366
4 Andersson/Berggren Porsche Cayman GT4 1:40.849
5 Ricknäs/Ros Mercedes AMG GT4 1:41.116
6 Bernadotte/Björk Lotus Evora GT4 1:41.407
Schedule – Anderstorp
(Times in CEST)
11:45 – Test
16:07 – Qualifying
09:42 – Race 1
13:20 – Race 2
14:00-16:00 – Sportkanalen/www.cmore.se
Championship standings GTB – Top 5
1 Gullberg/Mörner 36 points
2 Mäkinen/Lilja 35 (-1)
3 Söderström/Ricknäs 27 (-9)
3 Palma/Nilsson 27 (-9)
5 Bernadotte/Göransson 25 (-11)
2018 Swedish GT Calendar
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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.