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Ready for Östersund Airport Race

2012-12-28, kl. 09:05

STCC Airport Race 2013 is up and running again – The Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) Airport Race was one of two new venues, along with the STCC final at Solvalla, to host STCC in 2012.

Although the event was a success with the audience, the local organiser, Airport Race Östersund AB, was hit by economic problems which threatened to force operations into bankruptcy. Now the company has reached an agreement with its creditors and the future looks bright.

“This means we can put our efforts into a new race in 2013,” the board of directors for Airport Race Östersund announced. “We would like to thank all the suppliers who have helped to reach this agreement, and we now look forward to continuing to develop the STCC event in Östersund with a greater focus on promoting sales to sponsors and partners.”

The Airport Race in Östersund represents a great success for STCC with the mobile solution the company developed to bring the sport to the general public.

“We are really looking forward to returning to Östersund,” says STCC’s managing director, Bob Huzell. “In terms of organisation and audience, our race was a great success. That means we can continue our long-term strategy of expanding STCC geographically.” 

Since last summer, STCC has reached an agreement with the competing TTA series, which means that the Swedish racing elite is once again united under a single banner. There will also be a royal visit in the form of Prince Carl Philip, who is taking a step up to STCC’s main class with Volvo Polestar Racing.

“We will offer the Östersund audience a much stronger racing package next year,” Mr Huzell continues. “In addition to STCC’s main class regaining its strength, the support classes will also offer a full starting field with frequent racing – it will be a great experience for the audience.”