The Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) once again features two VW Sciroccos being raced by Team Biogas.se in 2011. Team Biogas.se has together with EON, Volkswagen and LRF proved in 2010 that it’s possible to win races in Sweden’s toughest racing series, STCC, with cars running on biomethane. Although off to a disappointing first round at the Jyllandsringen circuit two weeks ago, drivers Fredrik Ekblom (No. 14) and Patrik Olsson (No. 15) raced to 1st and 5th places respectfully in heat one of the second round at Knutstorp. Biomethane power has now been victorious in 4 heats through 2010-11.
In heat two Olsson finished 4th and Ekblom 6th. The cumulative result after the first two races of a nine-event season sees Ekblom 6th in overall standings and Olsson 9th.
Team manager Tommy Kristoffersson is confident of another successful season. “We’re very proud of the achievements we’ve made so far and that we’re a part of developing the sport in a more sustainable direction,” he said.
Biogas.se reports that the use of biomethane as fuel has doubled in Sweden between the years 2008 to 2010, while the number of gas station stations has increased by 30 percent. And the sales figures for cars running on gas have beaten all records. In 2010 there were five times as as many gas cars sold compared to 2008. The company attributes the introduction of biomethane in the STCC series as one important factor to this positive development.
This article primarily compiled using information from a Biogas.se press release.