SAAB 9-3 STCC test in Knutstorp

After work, a short update for all Saab and motorsport fans! Yesterday the Saab 9-3 STCC of the PWR Racing Team was on the road during the official test days in Knutstorp.

SAAB 9-3 STCC in Knutstorp
SAAB 9-3 STCC in Knutstorp

Emma Kimiläinen in the NEVS-supported Saab 9-3 STCC drove an 7. Place. A really good debut for the first female pilot since 15 years in the STCC! Two more Saab from Team Tido came to the places 9 and 10.

Here are the results of the first test day:

1 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 Volvo Polestar Racing 57.147
2 Thed Bjork Volvo S60 Volvo Polestar Racing 57.177
3 Philip Forsman BMW SR WCR / BMW dealer team 58.025
4 Erik Jonsson BMW SR WCR / BMW dealer team 58.517
5 Mattias Lindberg Kia Optima Team Kia 58.630
6 Andreas Wernersson Kia Optima Team Kia 58.808
7 Emma Kimiläinen Saab 9-3 PWR Racing Team 59.191
8 Carl Philip Bernadotte Volvo S60 Volvo Polestar Racing 59.255
9 Richard Göransson Saab 9-3 Team Tido 1:00.367
10 Roger Samuelsson Saab 9-3 Team Tido 1:00.691

Today it was similar, Emma Kimiläinen with the PWR Racing Team Saab was again on the 7. Place and thus like the day before Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, who is traveling with a Polestar Volvo S60.

1 Fredrik Larsson BMW SR WCR / BMW dealer team 57.118
2 Fredrik Ekblom BMW SR Volvo Polestar Racing 57.196
3 Thed Bjork Volvo S60 Volvo Polestar Racing 57.212
4 Philip Forsman BMW SR WCR / BMW dealer team 57.290
5 Richard Göransson SAAB 9-3 Team Tido 57.522
6 Mattias Andersson Dacia Dacia dealer team 57.620
7 Emma Kimiläinen SAAB 9-3 PWR Racing Team 57.971
8 Carl Philip Bernadotte Volvo S60 Volvo Polestar Racing 58.152
9 Andreas Wernersson Kia Team Kia 58.298
10 Erik Jonsson BMW SR WCR / BMW dealer team 58.390
11 Mattias Lindberg Kia Team Kia 58.392
12 Roger Samuelsson SAAB 9-3 Team Tido 1:00.257

Richard Göransson with the Saab 9-3 STCC from Team Tido improved and became the best Saab on the 5. Space. Not a bad debut for our brand, we stay tuned.

The test days in Knutstorp go until the 25. April, the first race takes place at 10. May take place on the Knutstorp ring.

Text: tom@saabblog.net

Picture: STCC

13 thoughts on "SAAB 9-3 STCC test in Knutstorp"

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    Well that you also need some “change” for something like that is also clear.
    Of course, such a violently riot-ridden car as they are in the STCC is not in it, but if you bother it with a slightly older 900 II or 9-3 I, that should be financially viable.

    Maybe there are SAAB fans who have some “change” and would support such a project 🙂

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    Hello Tom

    Where we are already here on the subject SAAB in motorsport.
    What about the 900 R out of the 24 hour race Nürburgring 1995?

    The SAAB in the STCC are already top, but I would have much better if even at the Nürburgring again a SAAB would appear.
    The last one (SAAB 9-3) was 10 years ago.

    We could with the 900 R a SAABBLOG Racing Team reasons

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      The 900R is at a collector who wants to rebuild it. What the current status is - I have no idea. Of course it would be nice to see a Saab on a German race track again. I like such (unreasonable) ideas 😉 Only it takes more than our idealism and the heart for the brand ...

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    So, I see two more points worthy of improvement:

    1. Own SAAB engine, according to specifications
    2. The KIA and especially the Dacia must be beaten.

    Greetings from the 80ern
    pwb

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      I agree, especially point 2 is indispensable

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    Are they just like last year pure silhouettes racing cars like in former times in the V8 Star series?

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      I could not find it out exactly, but it looks like it. In any case, SAAB would not have its own engine for it.

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      Is it. 3.5 liter 6 cylinder, 420 PS.

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        In recent years, it has always been Nissan engines.

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    Can you follow the races somewhere ???

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      Presumably the Swedish TV will contribute (svt.se). If there's a live stream somewhere, I'll write about it

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    Hope the information keeps coming and videos about the races!

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