Dennis Strandberg, the 23 year old from Helsingborg, Skane is returning to Sweden to race in the STCC together with Lestrup Racing Team. Dennis with experience in TCR Germany and British GT will drive the team’s VW Golf GTI TCR in the premiere round at Knutstorp with the aim of bringing together more races during the year.
“Right now we just competing at Knutstorp but the ambition is obviously to run more races this year” confirms Dennis. “I look forward to it and it’s great that we began discussing this last autumn in Germany when I first met Fredrik and the team is now a reality. I got a good experience of the car in Germany last year and went very well so I hope to make a good clear start at Knutstorp”.
Dennis has competed in several years abroad but now felt the time was right to showup at home.
“After several years abroad, I felt it was time to show what I can do at home and the time feels very right now with the STCC’s new focus. It’s a lot of fun and is a new project for the team, and I look forward to doing this with Lestrup Racing”.
Lestrup Racing Team’s coming together with Dennis Strandberg means it will run two cars in the opening race at Knutstorp. Previously it was arranged that this year they will take care of Experion Racing VW Golf driven by Albin Wärnelöv, and now a second car for Dennis Strandberg. Fredrik Lestrup confirm that the plan from the beginning has been to run two cars, and is happy to have put together a deal with Dennis Strandberg.
“Dennis and I got in contact at the final race of the TCR Germany last Autumn and have had many discussions since then”, says Fredrik. “He made a strong effort, this is the kind of drivers we need, so I’m very happy that we got together a deal to focus on Knutstorp. The aim is obviously to get together more races this year, but this is a good first step for us and we will benefit greatly from having two VW Golf to at the first race at Knutstorp”.