1996 Swedish Touring Car Championship

1996 Swedish Touring Car Championship
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The 1996 Swedish Touring Car Championship season was the inaugural season of the championship. It was decided in twelve races over five race weekends held at five different circuits.

Jan Nilsson was the first championship winner of the STCC.

Teams and DriversEdit

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Team Valvoline Mercedes 190E 4   Mikael Dahlgren All
Marksam Racing AB Mercedes 190E 6   Jonas Lundberg 1-4
Tomas Nyström BMW M3 7   Tomas Nyström 1-3
Bridgestone Sweden Volvo 900 8   Ulf Palm 1-3, 5
Anders Svensson BMW M3 9   Anders Svensson 1-2, 5
Håkan Malmborg Ford Sierra 10   Håkan Malmborg 2, 5
Etab Data AB BMW M3 21   Torbjörn Holmstedt 3
Bohlin Racing Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 25   Nigel Smith 1-2
Lejtorp Racing Mercedes 190E 26   Eric Persson All
Bengt Winberg Mercedes 190E 32   Bengt Winberg 3
Bakajev Motorsport BMW 318is 55   Georg Bakajev All
Anders Larsson Renault Laguna 71   Anders Larsson 2-3, 5
Matador Racing BMW M3 72   Hasse Berglund All
Thomas Hall BMW M3 74   Thomas Hall 3
Sällfors Racing Ford Sierra 75   Andreas Boström 3-4
BMW 318is 76   Torbjörn Sällfors 4
BMW Junior Team BMW 318is 77   Thomas Johansson All
Flash Engineering Volvo 850 GLT 79   Jan Nilsson All
Ford Mondeo Ghia 82   Elisabeth Nilsson All
Jan Brunstedt Motorsport Opel Vectra GT 81   Jan Brunstedt All

Race calendar and winnersEdit

All rounds were held in Sweden.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 Mantorp Park 12 May   Jan Nilsson   Jan Nilsson   Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
R2   Nigel Smith   Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
2 R3 Karlskoga-Gelleråsen 9 June   Jan Nilsson   Jan Nilsson   Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
3 R4 Falkenberg 7 July   Jan Nilsson   Jan Nilsson   Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
R5   Jan Nilsson   Thomas Johansson BMW Junior Team
4 R6 Ring Knutstorp 4 August   Jan Nilsson   Jan Nilsson   Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering
R7   Eric Persson   Mikael Dahlgren Team Valvoline
5 R8 Kinnekulle 27 September   Jan Nilsson   Eric Persson   Hasse Berglund Matador Racing
R9   Jan Nilsson   Jan Nilsson Flash Engineering

Drivers ChampionshipEdit

Points were awarded to the top ten drivers in a race as follows: 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1.
5 points were awarded to any driver who took part in qualifying.
Results in Race 1 decide the Race 2 grid.
Only a driver's best seven results, prior to the final meeting, were valid for the championship - total points scored are shown in brackets.
The final meeting of the year saw double points awarded.

Pos. Driver MAN KAR FAL KNU KIN Pts
1   Jan Nilsson 1 1 1 1 9 1 5 9 1 169 (179)
2   Thomas Johansson Ret 3 4 3 1 2 2 4 3 143 (153)
3   Mikael Dahlgren 5 6 Ret 5 2 3 1 3 4 132 (138)
4   Jan Brunstedt 3 4 6 2 Ret Ret 3 6 2 122
5   Eric Persson 4 8 3 7 3 4 Ret 2 Ret 103 (106)
6   Hasse Berglund Ret DNS DSQ Ret 8 Ret DNS 1 5 84
7   Georg Bakajev Ret 9 8 4 4 DSQ DSQ 5 6 73
8   Elisabeth Nilsson Ret 5 2 Ret 7 Ret 4 Ret 7 70
9   Thomas Nyström 7 10 5 8 6 37
10   Jonas Lundberg 6 7 7 9 Ret Ret DNS 36
11   Nigel Smith 2 2 DNS 35
12   Ulf Palm 8 12 9 Ret Ret 10 9 27
13   Anders Svensson Ret 11 Ret 7 Ret 23
14   Håken Malmborg Ret 8 8 22
15   Bengt Winqvist 6 5 19
16   Torbjörn Sällfors 5 6 19
17   Anders Larsson DNS Ret Ret Ret DNS 15
18   Andreas Boström DNS Ret Ret Ret 10
19   Thomas Hall Ret 10 6
20   Torbjörn Holmstedt Ret 11 5
Pos. Driver MAN KAR FAL KNU KIN Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

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