Danish DTC to form series with Swedish STCC

Danish DTC to form common series with Swedish STCC 2010 Scandinavian calendar with four common races announced Next season the Danish Touringcar Championship will form a co-operation with the similar Swedish series, the Swedish Touring Car ...

Danish DTC to form common series with Swedish STCC

2010 Scandinavian calendar with four common races announced

Next season the Danish Touringcar Championship will form a co-operation with the similar Swedish series, the Swedish Touring Car Championship, to stage common races.

"We have decided to conclude a mutually binding cooperation, where we will be running a new Scandinavian Touring Car Cup as a superstructure for the two countries' national championships in 2010," Peter Elgaard from DTC A/S says.

"The basic idea behind the establishment of the Scandinavian Touring Car Cup is that together we will become even stronger and be able to present our spectators and TV viewers for bigger and better fields with a high level of competition."

The Scandinavian Touring Car Cup will be run over four race weekends with two in Sweden and two in Denmark. Besides counting towards the Scandinavian Touring Car Cup, these four race weekends will also count towards each country's championships, where four additional race weekends at Danish circuits with form the remaining part of the Danish Touring Car Championship.

"The race weekends for the Scandinavian Touring Car Cup will be unique," Peter Elgaard explains.

"We will work to create the same type of atmosphere as when the two countries' national teams are playing football against each other. Like the football matches we will start the day's activities by playing the two countries' national anthems before finding out, which of the two countries' drivers are best. At the same time we will also be having a complete show package for the events, so race weekends will become an excursion for the whole family."

In both the Danish Touringcar Championship as well as the Swedish Touring Car Championship saloon cars based on the FIA international Super 2000 regulations from the World Touring Car Championship are used.

"Today both countries have the same technical regulations, but in addition to that we will create a common set of sporting regulations, so we get an identical race format, since it would not be appropriate to do things one way when fighting for the Scandinavian Touring Car Cup, and another way when running a domestic DTC race," Peter Elgaard explains.

The four common race meetings for the Danish Touringcar Championship as well as the Swedish Touring Car Championship will be staged with two before the summer break and two after the summer recess. The calendar is as follows:

April 24th-25th 2010 abningsløbet at FDM Jyllandsringen, Denmark

June 4th-5th 2010 Goteborg City Race in Gothenburg, Sweden

September 3rd-5th 2010 GP Danmark at FDM Jyllandsringen, Denmark

September 17th-18th 2010 Sensommerloppet at Ring Knutstorp in Sweden

-credit: dtc

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