is not a problem if it on the “right” side of the line.
a lot, but plays a lot to.
paper, Tube chassies with the same engine in all the cars. But V8TC has always
been what the audience wants to see. and I personally think that the Racing
itself has been much tighter and more action involved.
As driver/owner, have you managed to get more media time and/or sponsorship?
But as with all things it takes time.We have been working for years to get
where we are now with the team and sponsors/partners.
or perhaps in the future, try to make it by themselves?
it but Sweden is to small. We need a big united event and gather the audience
for these kind of events. But I do think that STCC should look closer to
Denmark and make the V8TC to their main class and they would have a lot of
drivers and cars on the grid. 12 cars in STCC as it is now barely make it an
official “SM” title.
|#96 in action at Solvalla (DeltaPhoto)|
PTR: “Thunder Cars” are also racing in Norway and Finland. Have you ever
thought of a “Scandinavian V8TC Series”? From your point of view as team
owner/driver, could it be possible?
concept. I dont have all the answers to how it would work but the idea has
crossed my mind a lot of times.
started racing i V8TC or Camaro Cup as it was called at the time. I felt that I
wanted more then I could accomplish in someone elses team. That is pretty much
where I became “we”. Got a lot of amazing guys around the car and
championship. If not that, at least make it a good podium, but with a broken
gearbox at Mantorp and 3 flat tires in Falkenberg from 2nd position, I guess
that have changed to “all in” at Solvalla. Some things you just can’t do anything about.
series. Can you say it’s above or below average in costs?
in Sweden at a top level V8TC is what you want to do. STCC sure is media wise, the top of the hill, but it takes a lot of money for less. At least if you ask me.
It’s hard to put a number to it since everybody got different concepts and
PTR: You are currently in P6 in the overall standings with 60p. What to
expect in the last two tracks with four races left?
|#96 at Solvalla (DeltaPhoto)|
MP: Solvalla is my “home-track” and I
will give it all i got to show everybody what I’m made of.
qualifying/race this season comparing to last season?
sure we have made some changes here and there, The biggest one is probably
getting Anders Brofalk as a crew chief. He has a lot of great ideas and dont
mind putting his foot down.
in V8TC or do you want to change directions in the near future?
directions but until now and I don’t know about next year, There haven’t really
been any alternatives for a guy like most of us who doesn’t have a sack of money
laying around. V8TC is a great series and super competitive guys in it.
Australia isn’t so bad either. Dunlop Series there is a really good way in to
the scene there.
PTR: Finally, if you could pick any Motorsport to race in – which one would you race?
MP: V8 Supercars, Australia. no doubt.
I would like to thank Marcus for his time and I’m looking forward to watch him race at his home track Solvalla this weekend 11-12 September.