Prince Carl Philip returns to Swedish GT action this weekend

Prince Carl Philip will be back behind the wheel with Lotus Cyan Racing this weekend as the Swedish GT series resumes at Gelleråsen Arena in Sweden after the summer break.

“I have very much been looking forward to start racing the Lotus Evora GT4 again and my goal is to return to the podium this weekend. I have had some of my best results in the past at this circuit and the progress we made in the previous race has boosted my confidence,” said Prince Carl Philip.

Prince Carl Philip will once again have the reigning touring car world champion Thed Björk alongside him in the car at Gelleråsen Arena.

“I think Prince Carl Philip has done a great job so far this season with a completely new car to get used to. Gelleråsen is my home circuit and it ought to suit the Lotus well, so I definitely think we are in for a good weekend,” said Thed Björk.

The team is moving into the final part of the season with Prince Carl Philip currently placed third overall in the championship after one victory and a podium finish so far.

“We are still well within range of the championship lead and our goal for the season is unchanged in terms of fighting for the GTB title,” said Prince Carl Philip.

The Swedish GT weekend at Gelleråsen Arena starts on Friday with testing, followed by qualifying and one race on Saturday and the second race on Sunday.

Schedule – Gelleråsen Arena
(Times in CEST)
August 17th
16:35 – Test

August 18th
11:15 – Qualifying
17:20 – Race 1

August 19th
13:25 – Race 2

TV Schedule
Sportkanalen.se/www.cmore.se

Championship standings GTB – Top 5
1 Gullberg/Mörner 86 points
2 Mäkinen/Lilja 65 (-21)
3 Carl Philip Bernadotte 45 (-41)
4 Håkan Ricknäs 43 (-43)
5 Daniel Röjsel 36 (-50)

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.