Press Release
Date of issue   Apr 26, 2011 | ID: 37830

Volvo Polestar Racing scores first ever WTCC points

 

Volvo Polestar Racing and Robert Dahlgren scored the first ever points in the FIA World Touring Car Championship at Zolder in Belgium this weekend.

"It was a good race from start to finish. I am proud to have scored the first points for Volvo, we are making good progress every time we hit the track," said Dahlgren.

 

Dahlgren crossed the line as seventh in the second race after hard fights with drivers from BMW, Chevrolet and SEAT.

"Dahlgren drove really well this weekend and we are continuing to gather invaluable experience. We have had a really good weekend that exceeds our expectations," said Christian Dahl, Manging Director of Volvo Polestar Racing.

 

The development of the new Volvo Polestar Racing turbo engine continues at home in Gothenburg, Sweden. The engine is set for introduction later this year and is a key part in the continuation of the evaluation season according to Dahl.

"Our simulations clearly show that we lose about eight tenths per lap compared to the turbo engined cars, a time difference that corresponds to the gap that we had to pole position this weekend. We continue to work high in confidence and we are looking forward to the rest of the season," said Dahl.

 

A total of 27.000 spectators and 45 million TV viewers watched the progress of Volvo Polestar Racing at Zolder despite the easter weekend and glorious spring weather.

 

WTCC continues at the legendary Italian track Monza in three weeks. Continue to follow Volvo Polestar Racing at http://www.volvopolestarracing.com/.

 

 

WTCC - Race 1 - Zolder, Belgien

 

1 Rob Huff Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

2 Alain Menu Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

3 Yvan Muller Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

4 Gabriele Tarquini SEAT León TDi

5 Tiago Monteiro SEAT León TDi

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13 Robert Dahlgren Volvo C30

 

 

WTCC - Race 2 - Zolder, Belgien

 

1 Gabriele Tarquini SEAT León TDi

2 Alain Menu Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

3 Tiago Monteiro SEAT León TDi

4 Darryl O'Young Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T

5 Michel Nykjær SEAT León TDi

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7 Robert Dahlgren Volvo C30

 

Media Contacts

 

Per-Åke Fröberg

Director Volvo Cars Heritage

Volvo Car Group

 

Phone: +46 31 3257654

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Volvo Personvagnar AB

 

Phone: +46 (0)723 71 60 29

Mobile: +46 (0)723 71 60 29

amurdzev@volvocars.com

 

 
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