Richard Göransson

Richard Göransson (born 8 August 1978 in Örebro) is a Swedish auto racing driver. He is a 4-time champion of the Swedish Touring Car Championship winning it for West Coast Racing in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010. He won the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship in 2016 for Polestar Cyan Racing.

Richard Göransson in April 2016

CareerEdit

He started racing in karting from 1989 through to 1993. In 1996 he was Swedish Formula Ford Champion. He also competed in both the British and European Formula Ford Championships. He won the European Formula Ford Championship in 2001. In 2002 he raced in some rounds of the British Formula Renault, before moving to the STCC in 2003 where he finished fifth in his first season.

His time in the STCC has been very successful. After winning back-to-back titles for West Coast Racing in 2004 and 2005, he switched to Flash Engineering in 2006 and drove alongside team owner Jan "Flash" Nilsson for three years. In 2008 he was champion for the third time. In 2009 he returned to WCR and regained the drivers title in 2010.

He was winner of the European Touring Car Cup held at Vallelunga in 2005.

Racing recordEdit

WRC resultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points
2011 Richard Göransson Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X SWE
17
MEX POR JOR ITA ARG GRE FIN GER AUS FRA ESP GBR NC 0
2012 Richard Göransson Mini John Cooper Works WRC MON SWE
38
MEX POR ARG GRE NZL FIN GER GBR FRA ITA ESP NC 0

Complete FIA European Rallycross Championship resultsEdit

SupercarEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 ERX Points
2014 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST GBR NOR BEL GER ITA
4
19th 13

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship resultsEdit

SupercarEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 WRX Points
2014 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST POR GBR NOR FIN SWE BEL CAN FRA GER ITA
2
TUR
9
ARG 19th 26
2016 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST POR HOC BEL GBR NOR SWE
17
CAN FRA BAR LAT GER ARG 26th 0

RX Lites CupEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 Lites Points
2014 Olsbergs MSE Lites Ford Fiesta POR
3
GBR
2
FIN SWE
3
ITA TUR 6th 73

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Fredrik Ekblom
Swedish Touring Car Champion
2004-2005
Succeeded by
Thed Bjork
Preceded by
None
European Touring Car Cup Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Ryan Sharp
Preceded by
Fredrik Ekblom
Swedish Touring Car Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Tommy Rustad
Preceded by
Tommy Rustad
Swedish Touring Car Champion
2010
Succeeded by
Rickard Rydell