The Volkswagen squad pocketed two podium finishes in the seventh Scandinavian Touring Car Championship race weekend. In the first race around the Knutstorp track it was Swede Patrik Olsson of IPS Team Biogas who took second place with his Scirocco CNG, also finishing fourth in Race 2. In the second race Jordi Gené (Spain) of Volkswagen Team Biogas mounted the podium for IPS Team Biogas thanks to his third place. Gené also achieved sixth place in Race 1.
Kristoffersson, previously a championship leader, finished 4th in Race 1 and DNF in Race 2, completing a disappointing weekend for the Volkswagen Team Biogas driver. Despite this, Kristoffersson remains high on the championship table in third place and remains in contention for the 2012 championship if he wins both of the final races later this month.
Johan Stureson, also of IPS Team Biogas, took out fifth place in both races at Knutstorp.
Although no first place was achieved this weekend, biomethane-powered Scirocco’s continue to dominate higher-placed positions. After Knutstorp, Olsson, Gené and Stureson are 4th, 6th and 7th on the championship table respectively, unable to reach the championship leaders in the final event but also safe from challenge by those further down the ladder.
The season finale will be held at the 1400 metre Solvalla circuit in Stockholm on 21-22 September.
(This article primarily compiled using information from a VW Motorsport press release)