Lestrup Racing Team driver Andreas Bäckman claimed his and the team’s first STCC TCR Scandinavia pole position of 2022 in the midnight sun at Skellefteå Drive Center Arena.
The Audi RS 3 LMS driver broke the qualifying lap record in Q1 and netted a strong second place in Q2, just 0.317 seconds from pole.
”It’s been a really good day today. I’ve felt comfortable in the car all day, despite this being a new track for me where my competitors have raced for many years. Everything just fell in place today and I’m really looking forward to the races tomorrow,” said Andreas Bäckman.
Team-mate Oliver Söderström made it two Lestrup Racing Team Audis in the top five, securing fifth in the first session and second in Q2.
”I’m not pleased with the result of today personally, but I’m happy for Andreas and the team in total. We’ve got a challenging day ahead tomorrow as the forecast says heavy rain, should make for some really entertaining races,” said Oliver Söderström.
Lestrup Racing Team has climbed to a joint team championship lead following the qualifying results with Brink Motorsport, while Oliver Söderström is sharing second drivers’ standings and Andreas Bäckman is placed fifth overall.
Three races are scheduled for tomorrow, the first one starts at 12:55 CEST and is broadcast LIVE on: plus.stcc.se