Prince claims his first points in Carrerra Cup
Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 1 Jun 2008, 09:04
Published: 01 Jun 2008 09:04 GMT+02:00
"I had hoped to be able to claim a point sometime during the season, but that it should happen this early was not something I had counted on," said the prince to news agency TT.
The Prince completed the first of two weekend races at Gelleråsen in Karlskoga in 12th place but was upgraded one place on a technicality as he had been overtaken while the safety car sign was illuminated.
The prince's car will have number 11 in Sunday's race as a result of his finish on Saturday.
King Carl Gustaf was in Karlskoga to watch his son.
"This is great for my son, he has great potential and now the initial nervousness has eased," he said to TT.
Prince Carl Phillip began his new career in racing at Gelleråsen in April. His stated ambition for his racing debut at Knutstorp in Skåne was to reach the finishing line. With his first points in the bag the prince was feeling slightly more confident before Sunday's race although did not expect to improve on his performance from Saturday.
The Porsche Carrerra Cup opened in Knutstorp on the weekend of April 19th-20th. Further race weekends have taken place at Mantorp and now Karlskoga. The competition will continue to Gothenburg, Sturup, Falkenberg and in Våler in Norway before concluding back at Mantorp on the 27th-28th September.