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The Mantorp Park racetrack celebrates 50 years

2019-08-24T07:08:00.677Z

This weekend, one of the country's premier motor sports facilities is celebrating 50 years - Mantorp Park in Östergötland.



At the same time the celebration is being organized for the sixth year in a row the Mantorp Classic Festival where classic cars are the focus.

The weekend will offer exhibitions and parades with classic sports cars, as well as performances with several well-known drivers - including Formula 1 driver Reine Wisell from Motala.

- Yes, I've been driving here a lot, but it's been a long time now. It's great to come back here.

See an interview with Reine in the video below.

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Hear racing legend Reine Wisell tell us what it's like to be back at home Photo: Tobias Holmqvist / SVT

Michaela Månlycke is one of all the drivers who will show up on the track this weekend. On Friday she tested a Formula 2 car for the first time. This weekend she will be driving racing star Alex Ribeiro's classic F2 car from the 70s under the name "Jesus Saves".

How was it?

- It was incredibly funny! It tickled my stomach.

See an interview with Michaela in the video below.

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Hear racing driver Michaela Månlycke tell us about his first ride in a Formula 2 car Photo: Tobias Holmqvist / SVT

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Hang around Mantorp's track in a Ferrari 360 Modena Photo: Tobias Holmqvist / SVT

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Pictures from the inaugural competitions at Mantorp Park 1969 Photo: SVT

Source: svt

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