Due to further delays in production, the STCC chose to move the season to 2024 and instead focus on the premiere of the new electric racing cars in the autumn.
- As the delays in the delivery of our new electric STCC cars unfortunately continue, we choose to change the focus to the 2024 racing season and instead show off our new cars in the autumn of 2023, says Micke Bern, CEO of STCC.
- We can only apologize to all involved parties and those who follow us that we could not carry out the 2023 season as we had planned. It is an advanced and ground-breaking project that is unfortunately susceptible to delivery delays. We continue to work closely with teams, partners, drivers, organizers, and the Swedish Automobile Association to find the best possible solution for both the build-up to and for the 2024 season itself.
The competitions at Ring Knutstorp 31/8-1/9 and Mantorp Park 22-23/9 this year will be conducted with a wide range of competition classes and entertainment.
STCC will be on site during both race weekends with the 100% electric prototype PWR002 as well as holding the last part of STCC ESPORTS 2023 with a large fleet of simulators where visitors and competitors can drive the new electric race cars digitally on the city track in Helsingborg.
- It is of course frustrating that we will not be able to offer smooth, spectacular and climate-smart racing in 2023. Instead, we will open the door to the racing of the future and develop e-sports further during the autumn competitions, says Micke Bern.
- We are working tirelessly towards 2024 and have absolutely not lost our commitment to this ground-breaking venture, quite the opposite. We have an extremely strong concept together with EPWR, but unfortunately, we cannot conjure up the delays. While the construction of the new cars has not progressed far enough, they have come a long way and it won’t be long until we will be able to showcase a whole new generation of elite racing to our fans, partners, and audiences.
Work on the 2024 calendar is already underway together with, among others, the Swedish Automobile Association.
- We stand behind STCC’s investment in climate-smart elite racing 100% and we work closely with them to support them as best as possible in the difficult situation that the delays have caused them, says Anna Nordkvist, Swedish Motorsport’s general secretary.
- We are having a good dialogue with them regarding the arrangement for 2024 with the ambition of being able to find an attractive and long-term calendar together with the majority of other high-profile Swedish championships. It is more important than ever that we find a long-term and clear path forward for Swedish elite racing and STCC is a key part of this.
Read more about the events at Ring Knutstorp and Mantorp Park.
What is STCC?
STCC is Scandinavia’s leading racing championship that was founded in 1996. The championship competes with heavily modified standard cars in an explosive, short, and adrenaline-filled competition format on the best racing tracks in Sweden. From 2023, the championship will be electrified with brand-new racing cars of close to 550 horsepower, the most powerful cars in STCC history. STCC is broadcast LIVE via the streaming platform STCC+.