Excitement builds as the upcoming STCC season sees the return of seasoned drivers Robert Dahlgren and Axel Bengtsson, solidifying their positions as confirmed drivers for the championship.

Robert Dahlgren and Axel Bengtsson return as confirmed drivers for the upcoming STCC-season!

April 15, 2024

STCC continues the 100 percent electric drive this upcoming 2024 season as well. Reigning championship team CUPRA Sweden-PWR aims to defend its position with the help of the Cupra Born and four-time STCC champion Robert Dahlgren. Dahlgren will pilot one of the team's three Cupra Born cars. While the car is still undergoing development, it is poised to deliver 550 horsepower from its electric motors, propelling the car from 0 to 100 km/h in under three seconds. Next up is Axel Bengtsson, who will join reigning champion Robert Dahlgren in driving the team's three Cupra Born cars. With Axel on board, PWR Group and CUPRA Sweden-PWR continue to nurture new talent. Stepping into touring car racing alongside the most successful STCC-driver ever, Robert Dahlgren, Axel forms a strong lineup with Robert's experience and expertise combined with Axel's promising talent.

“Together with Robert Dahlgren, we have a formidable driver lineup with Axel Bengtssonto defend our STCC titles this year," says Marcus Ekström, team principal for CUPRA Sweden-PWR

Axel Bengtsson comes from karting, and 2022 marked Axel's debut year with PWR. As a rookie, he secured victory in the Junior Swedish Championship, earned two podium finishes, and triumphed in the final race at Mantorp Park.

"It feels absolutely fantastic to get the chance to continue on with the best team in STCC, to immediately have access to top-notch equipment and work with very talented people," says Axel Bengtsson.

As the STCC season kicks off with a city-race in the middle of Gothenburg, Sweden on June 8-9, the CUPRA Sweden-PWR drivers aim to contribute as many points as possible to both them and the team.

"Above all, the season is about always finishing races and picking up as many points as possible, and doing all the basics as well as we can do. We are always racing to win, and the new electric STCC doesn’t make that any different. I know this is going to be a big challenge for myself and the entire PWR but we are going to work as a team to achieve our goals," concludes Robert Dahlgren

To conclude the anticipation is palpable for CUPRA Sweden-PWR's drivers, Robert Dahlgren and Axel Bengtsson. With their formidable lineup and commitment to excellence, the team is poised to make their mark on the championship once again. As they hit the track, their mission is clear: to not only secure victories for themselves but also to contribute vital points towards the team's collective success. With each race, they aim to push the boundaries of performance, showcasing the true spirit of motorsport and cementing their legacy as champions.

For the forthcoming STCC season, there remains one driver whose participation is yet to be disclosed, heightening anticipation and speculation within the racing community.

What is PWR Group?

The PWR Group is based in Stockholm, Sweden. The business group consists of EPWR, PWR RX, PWR Racing and PWR Management. We're united by our passion for motorsports, and in everything we do, we're committed to making the sport more accessible, entertaining, and sustainable.

What is CUPRA Sweden-PWR?

PWR Racing, deubuting under the name CUPRA Sweden-PWR in STCC 2023, was founded in 2012 by Daniel Haglöf and Peter "Poker" Wallenberg with the aim of breaking existing norms in circuit racing and advancing the sport. The team is part of the PWR Group and is based in Vikmanshyttan. PWR Racing are the reigning STCC champions for drivers, teams, and juniors. PWR Racing represents CUPRA in STCC and has won a total of nine titles in the championship.

What is STCC?

STCC is Scandinavia's leading racing championship, founded in 1996. The championship competes with heavily modified production cars in an explosive, short, and adrenaline-filled racing format on the best racing circuits in Sweden. Starting in 2024, the championship is electrified with brand-new race cars with nearly 550 horsepower, the most powerful cars in STCC history. STCC is broadcast live via the streaming platform STCC+.

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