Do we now see the return of Saab to motorsport? At least not so small a step in this direction today in Sweden.
Saab producer NEVS and that PWR Racing Team today announced their cooperation in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) for the upcoming season. The PWR Racing Team has been active in the STCC and GT Series since 2012. The Renstall comes from the Swedish Avestabut will soon be moving to new, larger premises Vikmanshyttan move. The team is owned by Daniel Haglöf and Peter “Poker” Wallenberg. The Wallenbergs are still connected to Saab, Peter Wallenberg was not entirely uninvolved in saving the Saab Museum and prevented the historic collection from being destroyed.
The driver presentation will be in April, but it is already certain that for the first time since 24 years a female driver will be present at the STCC with the 15 year old Emma Kimiläinen from Finland.
Jonas Hernqvist, Marketing Director at NEVS, confirmed in a statement Emma Kimiläinen as a pilot in the Saab 9-3 STCC and looks forward to working with the PWR Racing Team.
NEVS has once again demonstrated surprise potential. And I see it absolutely positively. Saab in racing has always been built on the commitment of private teams in recent years. Anyone who believes in building sporty cars must be credible accordingly. NEVS is moving in this direction with its involvement in the STCC. A good day for the brand!