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Old 08-14-2015, 01:04 PM
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Carl Philip was 5th at the first test at the Gelleråsen racetrack in Karlskoga.
https://twitter.com/PolestarRace/sta...82249694339072
And 4th at the second
https://twitter.com/PolestarRace/sta...19561111212033

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Old 08-15-2015, 05:04 AM
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Carl Philip was 5th at the first qualification
https://twitter.com/PolestarRace/sta...57164569841664
And 7th at the second
https://twitter.com/PolestarRace/sta...61401064382464

His teammates Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom were first and second at both qualifications.

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Carl Philip was 10th at the first race. He spun at the last corner but got back to the track. Of his teammates Thed Björk won and Fredrik Ekblom came second.
https://twitter.com/PolestarRace/sta...28750526246912
He was 7th at the second race, he got 30 seconds time penalty for unfair driving at some passing situation.
https://twitter.com/PolestarRace/sta...62796828475392

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Old 08-15-2015, 02:54 PM
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From the press release of Volvo Polestar Racing, the wins of Carl Philip's teammates secured the team title for their team.
Prince Carl Philip continued his strong form from the previous race at Falkenberg where he scored his first victory, securing his best ever qualifying result with fifth position at Karlskoga. Incidents in the two races saw him finishing tenth in the first race and seventh in the second.
”Things didn’t go as planned in the races due to mistakes of my own and incidents of others. But what I bring with me from this weekend is my overall pace, being able to match the drivers in the top five is an awesome feeling and I am looking forward to Solvalla,” said Prince Carl Philip.
Björk and Ekblom share wins to claim STCC team title for Volvo Polestar Racing _ Polestar

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Old 08-15-2015, 10:20 PM
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IMO Prince Carl Philip had his best weekend of the year. One has to admit that his win at Falkenberg was to a large extent the result of luck with all 3 top drivers being eliminated (crashes & penalty). This time it was his abilities that got him the results. It will be very interesting to see how he goes in the last 2 race meets of the year.
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:37 AM
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IMO Prince Carl Philip had his best weekend of the year. One has to admit that his win at Falkenberg was to a large extent the result of luck with all 3 top drivers being eliminated (crashes & penalty). This time it was his abilities that got him the results. It will be very interesting to see how he goes in the last 2 race meets of the year.
That is what most competitions are all about. Hanging in there to the end and taking advantage of competitors weaknesses. To say that his win was due to luck is to assume all competitions are perfect and no-one makes mistake. He won because he did not make a mistake and did not get any penalties.
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:34 AM
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Grevinnan I understand what you are saying but to have all 3 top drivers drop out in one race is incredible. I don't know if you have heard about the V8 Supercar races that we have in Australia. I have been watching them since the 1970's and I have seen many times were, what I refer to as luck, has resulted in the most unlikely person winning.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:38 PM
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Carl Philip's team Polestar Racing changes name to become Cyan Racing.
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https://www.facebook.com/cyanracing/...type=1&theater
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:37 PM
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is CP racing this weekend?
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:45 AM
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is CP racing this weekend?
Yes, STCC races are this week at the Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm.
The tests and qualifications on Friday, and two races on Saturday.
Solvalla, Stockholm | STCC
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"Solvalla is a challenging circuit and I look forward to it. My feeling of the car has improved a lot over the past couple of races, so I am keen to keep That up this weekend, "said Prince Carl Philip."


The above comment is from the STCC web site.
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:35 AM
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Polestar confirms multi-year STCC programme with Cyan Racing
Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, will be on the grid of the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship in 2016 with Cyan Racing and two Volvo S60 race cars driven by Prince Carl Philip and a yet-to-be-named driver.
Prince Carl Philip will start his fourth STCC season in 2016, following a record-breaking season in 2015 where he scored a maiden victory and broke into the top 10 of the driver standings.
“The 2015 STCC season has exceeded my expectations and I am very pleased to confirm a continued programme this early. My ambition is of course to step up my performance and results even further next year,” said Prince Carl Philip.
The identity of the second Polestar Cyan Racing driver will be released in due course.
Polestar confirms multi-year STCC programme with Cyan Racing _ Cyan Racing

So far there has been three drivers on the team. If there next year will be only two, it means that one of (or possibly neither) the three-times STCC champions, the reigning champion Thed Björk or Fredrik Ekblom will not continue at the team next year. Thed Björk leads STCC championship and Fredrik Ekblom is second. Carl Philip is 9th.

Carl Philip was 9th at the first test today.
https://twitter.com/CyanRacing/statu...12064627789824
And 7th at the second
https://twitter.com/CyanRacing/statu...54608975806464

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Carl Philip was 11th at the first qualification and didn't get to the second, where only eight best get.
https://twitter.com/CyanRacing/statu...93794588082177
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Old 09-12-2015, 09:38 AM
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Carl Philip had some motor problems yesterday.
Carl Philip tvingades avbryta två STCC-heat _ Motor _ Expressen
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Prince Carl Philip will start 11th in both races and was not pleased with the qualifying run.
”The day did not end as I wanted. The track is really slippery and we didn’t get the setup right. We will nonetheless fight hard tomorrow,” said Prince Carl Philip.
Thed Björk claims pole and extends championship lead at Solvalla _ Cyan Racing

King Carl Gustaf arrived to watch the races.
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Carl Philip was 11th at the first race.
https://twitter.com/CyanRacing/statu...86203700080641
And 11th also at the second race.
https://twitter.com/CyanRacing/statu...33557065105408

Carl Philip was really slow this weekend. He is 9th at STCC Championship serie with 53 points.
His teammate Thed Björk leads with 311 points and his other teammate Fredrik Ekblom is second with 288 points.
http://www.stcc.se/poang/
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Old 09-12-2015, 03:15 PM
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Prince Carl Philip had a tough weekend as well, qualifying eleventh for both races, a position he kept in both races.
”We just never got in the zone with the settings which made life really difficult for us. I have already put this weekend behind me with full focus on the finale at Knutstorp,” said Prince Carl Philip.
Thed Björk secures vital points in heavy STCC weekend at Solvalla _ Cyan Racing

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Old 09-24-2015, 01:15 AM
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The 2015 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship title will be decided in the season finale at Knutstorp this weekend.
Prince Carl Philip will start his third ever STCC season finale this weekend in his best so far championship position.
”This has been my best so far STCC season and I am keen to finish the season on a high. I like Knutstorp and I hope to continue to fight for the top ten positions,” said Prince Carl Philip.
STCC title decider next up as Polestar Cyan Racing celebrates 20 years _ Polestar

The finale starts on Friday with two tests and two qualification races, the final two races of this year are held on Saturday.
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:57 AM
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Carl Philip was 9th at the first test at Ring Knutstorp. His teammates Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom were first and second.
https://twitter.com/CyanRacing/statu...33058102886400
And 6th at the second, Björk and Ekblom were first and second.
https://twitter.com/CyanRacing/statu...75562873417728

Carl Philip was 6th at the first qualification, his teammates Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom were first and second.
https://twitter.com/CyanRacing/statu...15246240522240
And 7th at the second qualification, Ekblom and Björk were first and second.
https://twitter.com/CyanRacing/statu...18729345753088

Prince Carl Philip continued to improve his lap times from testing, setting a personal best in Q1 to claim sixth fastest time and seventh fastest time in Q2.
”I am really pleased to claim my second Q2 session. We have been able to improve the car steadily during the day and I look forward to the races tomorrow,” said Prince Carl Philip.
Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom share STCC finale pole positions _ Cyan Racing

King Carl Gustaf is in Knutstorp to follow his son's races:
- It goes like that a father should follow his son and see what he's up to. I've been here in Knutstorp many times and other race tracks throughout Sweden as well. If you have followed motor racing since the 60's, it gets to that, says the king who with the Prince's involvement has had more reason to follow precisely STCC in recent years.
- It is always great fun to follow Carl Philip at this close range and I'll have to admit that his development is moving forward. He has learned enormously over the years but there is also hard competition in a tough class, says King Carl Gustaf and pays tribute to the prince's team:
- There is an extremely fine group, and after all these years together the guys know each other well. I have also come to know them, which is great fun.
Kung Carl Gustaf_ _Alltid roligt att följa_ _ Motor _ Expressen
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:12 AM
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Carl Philip and his teammates got from one photographer the best photo taken of them during this season.
https://instagram.com/p/8D6jGNuOiK/

The king interviewed by Expressen
https://instagram.com/p/8D-W9oTCSU/?taken-at=907773710

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The 2015 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship season finale at Knutstorp marks 20 years for Polestar Cyan Racing in Swedish motorsport. The team has claimed 15 titles, 98 victories, 219 podium finishes and 88 pole positions since 1996.
https://www.facebook.com/polestar.of...type=3&theater
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:05 AM
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Carl Philip was 8th at the first race. Fredrik Ekblom won and Thed Björk was third.
https://twitter.com/CyanRacing/statu...26319288102912

And 10th at the second race, he got a drive through penalty. Fredrik Ekblom won and Thed Björk was third.
https://twitter.com/CyanRacing/statu...79190327103488

Carl Philip's teammate Thed Björk became the first ever driver to take 3 consecutive titles, in 2013, in 2014 and now in 2015.

At the championship results Carl Philip's teammate Thed Björk is the champion with 366 points, Fredrik Ekblom second with 356 points, and Carl Philip 10th with 66 points... and my finnish countrywoman Emma Kimiläinen 7th with 158 points.
Poäng _ STCC

Polestar Cyan Racing driver Thed Björk wrote history in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship season finale at Knutstorp by becoming the first ever driver to claim three consecutive titles.
”I am beyond words on how awesome this is! I have fought so hard to get to this stage of my career and to become the first ever driver to take three consecutive titles is something I will carry with me for ever. A huge thanks to everyone in the team, we have done this together!” said Björk.
Prince Carl Philip had a weekend of ups and downs where he qualified a strong sixth, a result he followed up with eighth in the first race and tenth in the second race. The result means that Prince Carl Philip secures his first ever top ten finish in the drivers championship.
”There were some unfortunate incidents in the races, but I am pleased with my pace and especially to make it to Q2 for the second time this year. This has been my best so far STCC season and I am looking forward to make it even better next year,” said Prince Carl Philip.
”I am extremely proud of Thed, Fredrik, Prince Carl Philip and everyone in the team. Our 20th anniversary could not have been crowned in a better way and this spurs us even further ahead of our future challenges,” said Christian Dahl of Polestar Cyan Racing.
Thed Björk claims historic STCC title for Polestar Cyan Racing _ Cyan Racing

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Highlights of the STCC 2015 season
Höjdpunkter från STCC-säsongen _ SVT Play

Volvo are believed to be ready to launch a programme joining the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2016 (driven this year in various countries in Europe, Morocco, Argentina, Thailand...), and the reporters in SVT speculated that Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom would be the drivers. Then Carl Philip would get a new teammate to STCC.
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:22 AM
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Carl Philip gave an exclusive interview to Expressen in Knutstorp.
- When I was in fourth grade, I told my teacher that I wanted to be a racing driver, says Prince Carl Philip.
Janne "Flash" Nilsson, 54, from Värmland, a legend in Swedish motorsport, met King Carl Gustaf in his early career, became acquainted with the royal family and eventually close friend of Carl Philip.
- I met Carl Philip at a motor event when he was sixteen. We hit it off immediately, and when he began studying at Lundsberg he often came to the racetrack and hanged, says Nilsson and tells how Carl Philip was staying over at him in Karlstad on weekends, and the prince's interest in engines grew.
- We drove karts and boat. I think he enjoyed and was comfortable with me and my sport friends, says Nilsson and describes Carl Philip as a little lost young man.
- He was, what should I say? Little confused ... But who isn't as a teenager? Add that you are dyslexic and moreover prince. It does not get easier then.
Nilsson gave Carl Philip a place in his Porsche team and he made his racing debut in 2008 in the Porsche Carrera Cup.
- At first he came last, but we had the goal that he would be among the first 20 in which he succeeded and then it went on. We drove in Germany and elsewhere around Europe. It was a very fun time.
When the team was closed in 2012 Carl Philip was offered to drive a car by Volvo Cyan Racing in the STCC.
- I'd be lying if I didn't say that he has found it easier to drive a race car because he is a prince. But at the same time, he also had a rougher ride. I think that there is no other athlete followed in this way ever in Sweden. For three years, the media has told you where he is poor at, says Nilsson

Carl Philip was 25 when he competed in karting for the first time. His teammates Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom started at 6 years old, like most other STCC drivers.
- It is clear that I don't have the same start that way, I don't have that experience, and I can never get away with that. I am constantly evolving as a driver, but there is still a lot to improve. I know I can develop, that there is more to give. I have high standards for myself, says Carl Philip, whom both colleagues and competitors described as a brave and fearless driver.
But even if the other drivers say that Carl Philip, nobody calls him the prince, "is nice, humble and kind" and "like anyone", it clearly shows that he is not at all "like any driver" when he is in Knutstorp. A bodyguard is constantly in the background, spectators watching, and around Carl Philip's car and place in the team stables people take photos all the time with their mobiles.

Some drivers about Carl Philip:
Thed Björk, teammate:
"It is easy to say that he may drive in STCC just because he is a prince but he's actually a very good driver. He hasn't won me yet, and I'm happy about that, but he's there, and tries. Now Carl Philip has a new contract clear and will continue to evolve like this. Nobody says "the Prince" at race track, here he is Carl Philip."
Fredrik Ekblom, teammate:
"He's very nice and appreciated in the team and we get along well. I think he has made ​​great progress this season, he's fearless as a driver. It's great for him to come into this and race with me and Thed who are the best drivers in Sweden. That Carl Philip drives STCC is obviously good PR for the sport. It is as if Zlatan would drive STCC. "
Fredrik Larsson from WCR/BWM Dealer Team:
"He has developed a lot over the past year and has shown he can hold it together even under heavy pressure. I think he is doing really well, although he may occasionally lose focus."

SVT's motor expert Jonas Kruse gives points to Carl Philip (I think 5 is the best)
Routine 2, Physics 3, Psyche 3, Speed 4
Video of Carl Philip's interview and photos
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How long can the drivers race? I mean, CP is 36, and in most sports that is considered an old age... Could Carl Philip give up to do his duties and dedicate to the race? I'm asking because I don't know if that's considered a job or an hobby...
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How long can the drivers race? I mean, CP is 36, and in most sports that is considered an old age... Could Carl Philip give up to do his duties and dedicate to the race? I'm asking because I don't know if that's considered a job or an hobby...
Roger Samuelsson, who raced also in STCC this year, is 52 years old. Carl Philip's teammate Fredrik Ekblom, who came second at STCC championship this year, has his 45th birthday in a couple of weeks. It isn't unusual at all that in race classes like STCC is, the drivers are over 50 years old.
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