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Tommy Rustad

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Tommy Rustad (born 3 September 1968 in Oslo) is a Norwegian auto racing driver. He currently drives in the Swedish Touring Car Championship. Tommy is the son of former wellknown Norwegian racer Ola Rustad.

Racing career

Early Years

He started racing in karting before racing in the Norwegian Rallycross Championship, winning the title for six straight years between 1987 and 1992. In 1993 he switched to circuit racing, becoming the Swedish Formula Opel Champion in his first year. He drove in the Formula Opel Euroseries in 1994, finishing fifth in points, and finished sixth in the 1995 Eurocup Formula Renault. In 1996 he was in the Italian Formula Three Championship finishing ninth, and the Renault Spider Eurocup, finishing second in his first year, and was champion in 1997.

BTCC

In 1998 Rustad got a drive in the British Touring Car Championship. He drove a Renault Laguna for the DC Cook Motorsport team in the Michelin Independents Cup, despite getting some backing from the Renault works team. With five class wins through out the seasons, he was crowned independent champion. A sixteenth place overall finish saw him one place ahead of works Peugeot driver Tim Harvey.

STCC

Since his drive in the BTCC, he has spent most of his career driving in the Swedish Touring Car Championship. He was champion in both the STCC and the Norwegian Touring Car Championship in 2000, driving a works Nissan Primera. After this he spent a couple of seasons racing in the European Touring Car Championship, before returning to Sweden in 2003 in an Opel Astra. He went back to rallycross for one year to compete in the 2006 FIA European Championships for Rallycross Drivers where he was third overall with a Ford Focus T16 4x4, returning back to the STCC Opel Team in 2007. His most recent season in 2008 had him drive a works Volvo C30 powered by bio-ethanol for Polestar Racing.

WTCC

Rustad will become the first Norwegian to drive in the World Touring Car Championship when his Polestar Racing team enters rounds 15 and 16 of the 2009 season at Brands Hatch.

Racing Record

Complete WTCC results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Position Points
2009 Volvo Olsbergs Green Racing Volvo C30 CUR 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg.png PUE 22px-Flag of Mexico.svg.png MAR

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PAU 22px-Flag of France.svg.png VAL 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png BRN

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POR 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png BRA 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png OSC 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png IMO 22px-Flag of Italy.svg.png OKA 22px-Flag of Japan.svg.png MAC

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  • * Season in progress

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