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Until the opening of Skellefteå in 2019, Anderstorp, also known as Scandinavian Raceway, held the honour of being the longest permanent circuit in Sweden.

What’s unusual is the fact that whilst its origins are linked with the operation of an airstrip, the circuit did not come after the aviation aspect.

Instead, the construction of both the air strip and the circuit were interlinked, the funding for the circuit in part coming from its ability to provide a flight link to the rest of the country.

The facility opened in 1968 and for six years it hosted the Swedish Grand Prix, from 1973 to 1978, for Formula One cars.

After this, Formula One did not return. The track later found itself hosting touring car races thanks to Volvo’s tin-top programme – the now-defunct European Touring Car Championship visited for the final three years of its original run in 1985 to 1987, before Swedish Touring Cars first visited in 1997.

Remarkably, permanent pit garages were only constructed in 2006, but this did allow for the World Touring Car Championship to make its first visit in 2007 – staying on the calendar for just one season.

Noise restrictions have plagued the venue, and it hosted no touring car races from 2008 to 2014, before the STCC return in 2015 – remaining on the calendar ever since.

The only major change, barring the addition of a chicane at the corner at the end of the main straight in 1974, came in 1978, when the same corner was reprofiled to tighten up and allow for more runoff area.

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Anderstorp touring car race winners

Series
Year
Round
Layout
Driver
Entrant
Car
STCC
2022
Brink Motorsport
Audi RS3 LMS TCR II
STCC
2022
Lestrup Racing Team
Audi RS3 LMS TCR II
STCC
2022
Lestrup Racing Team
Audi RS3 LMS TCR II
STCC
2021
LESTRUP RACING TEAM
Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR
STCC
2021
CUPRA Dealer Team - PWR Racing
CUPRA Leon Competición TCR
STCC
2021
CUPRA Dealer Team - PWR Racing
CUPRA Leon Competición TCR
STCC
2019
Micke Kågered Racing
Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR
STCC
2019
PWR Racing SEAT Dealer Team
CUPRA TCR
STCC
2018
Brink Motorsport
Audi RS3 LMS TCR
STCC
2018
SEAT Dealer Team - PWR Racing
CUPRA TCR
STCC
2017
PWR Racing - SEAT Dealer Team
SEAT León TCR
STCC
2017
PWR Racing - SEAT Dealer Team
SEAT León TCR
STCC
2017
PWR Racing - SEAT Dealer Team
SEAT León TCR
STCC
2016
PWR Racing - SEAT Dealer Team
SEAT León STCC
STCC
2016
PWR Racing - SEAT Dealer Team
SEAT León STCC
STCC
2015
WCR / BMW Dealer Team
BMW SR TTA
STCC
2015
3
Full
Volvo Polestar Racing
Volvo S60 TTA
WTCC
2007
Chevrolet
Chevrolet Lacetti
WTCC
2007
13
Full
Chevrolet
Chevrolet Lacetti
STCC
2007
WestCoast Racing
BMW 320si
STCC
2006
Flash Engineering
BMW 320si
STCC
2005
Volvo Original Racing
Volvo S60
ETCC
2003
GTA Racing Team Nordauto
Alfa Romeo 156 GTA
ETCC
2003
GTA Racing Team Nordauto
Alfa Romeo 156 GTA
ETCC
2002
GTA Racing Team Nordauto
Alfa Romeo 156 GTA
ETCC
2002
BMW Team Deutschland
BMW 320i
STCC
2000
9
Full
Picko Troberg Racing
Ford Mondeo Zetec
STCC
2000
Crawford Nissan Racing
Nissan Primera Mk 3 GT
STCC
1999
Elgh Motorsport
Nissan Primera GT
STCC
1999
Elgh Motorsport
Nissan Primera GT
STCC
1999
Elgh Motorsport
Nissan Primera GT
STCC
1999
Elgh Motorsport
Nissan Primera GT
STCC
1998
BMW Dealer Team
BMW 320i
STCC
1998
5
Full
Volvo Personbilar Sverige
Volvo S40
STCC
1997
6
Full
Flash Racing
Volvo 850 GLT
STCC
1997
Troberg-Rydell Junior Team
Volvo 850 GLT

Note: Data valid for period between 8th Jun 1997 and 11th Sep 2022