When Sweden tried to create its own DTM

When Sweden tried to create its own DTM

Sweden's version of 'the split' resulted in a fleeting experiment with silhouette racing aimed at becoming a 'DTM Lite' that was doomed from the start, despite good intentions

The Scandinavian Touring Car Championship reached its competitive peak in 2011. Home talents Fredrik Ekblom, Richard Goransson and Johan Kristoffersson raced alongside legends Jan 'Flash' Nilsson and Rickard Rydell; Colin Turkington raced full-time, while appearances from stars such as James Thompson, Gabriele Tarquini and Fabrizio Giovanardi gave the series something of a cult following.

It had just morphed from the Swedish Touring Car Championship, after merging for 2011 with its Danish equivalent to gain a Scandinavian title.

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