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The WTCC summer break is over as racing resumes in Argentina

 

The Polestar Cyan Racing team has traveled to the other side of the world as the FIA World Touring Car Championship resumes in Argentina this weekend after the summer break.

 

”We are going to attack the challenge of the final season part from a new angle both from me as a driver and the engineers. The summer break has been great to charge our batteries and to get time to think, especially as the spring schedule was so hectic,” said Thed Björk.

 

Robert Dahlgren, who joined the WTCC team in the previous race in Portugal, continues his hectic schedule and will head straight back to Sweden to race in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship at Karlskoga next weekend after Argentina.

 

”I really love driving a race car and I get the best of two worlds by developing a new car in the WTCC and fighting for victories in the STCC. I have longed all summer to start racing again and I am really looking forward to this weekend’s race on a for me completely new track,” said Robert Dahlgren.

 

The WTCC races in Argentina, held on Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, marks the start of the final part of the season, starting in South America and then moving on to Asia with Japan, China, Thailand and finally Qatar.

 

”The team has got a well-needed break to summarise the season so far. An intensive period is about to follow and while the team has not been able to test between the races, they can start to utilise what has been learned so far this season. We hope for a strong final season part and a couple of top five finishes,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.

 

Follow Polestar Cyan Racing live during the WTCC weekend in Argentina at  premium.fiawtcc.com and wtcc.polestar.com.

 

WTCC Race of Argentina

Circuit: Termas de Rio Hondo

Length: 4806 m

Lap record (WTCC): 1:45.926 (López)

 

Schedule

(Times in CET)

Friday 5/8

23:30 Shakedown (30 min)

Saturday 6/8

13:45 Free Practice 1 (30 min)

16:00 Free Practice 2 (30 min)

20:00 Qualifying (60 min)

Sunday 7/8

19:05 Race 1 (13 laps)

20:20 Race 2 (14 laps)

 

Championship standings

Drivers

1 José María López Citroën C-Elysée 244 pts

2 Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic 143 (-101)

3 Nicky Catsburg Lada Vesta 139 (-105)

4 Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée 134 (-110)

5 Yvan Muller Citroën C-Elysée 133 (-111)

12 Thed Björk Volvo S60 41 (-203)

13 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 35 (-209)

 

TV Schedule

International: https://www.fiawtcc.com/watch-it-on-tv/

Online: http://premium.fiawtcc.com

 

2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship Entry List

No – Driver – Team – Car

2 – Gabriele Tarquini – Lada Sport Rosneft – Lada Vesta WTCC

3 – Tom Chilton – Sébastien Loeb Racing – Citroën C-Elysée WTCC

5 – Norbert Michelisz – Honda Racing Team JAS – Honda Civic WTCC

7 – Hugo Valente – Lada Sport Rosneft – Lada Vesta WTCC

9 – Tom Coronel – ROAL Motorsport – Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1

10 – Nicky Catsburg – Lada Sport Rosneft – Lada Vesta WTCC

11 – Grégoire Demoustier – Sébastien Loeb Racing – Citroën C-Elysée WTCC

12 – Rob Huff – Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team – Honda Civic WTCC

18 – Tiago Monteiro – Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team – Honda Civic WTCC

25 – Mehdi Bennani – Sébastien Loeb Racing – Citroën C-Elysée WTCC

27 – John Filippi – Campos Racing – Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1

37 – José María López – Citroën Racing – Citroën C-Elysée WTCC

55 – Ferenc Ficza – Zengo Motorsport – Honda Civic WTCC

62 – Thed Björk – Polestar Cyan Racing – Volvo S60 TC1

63 – Robert Dahlgren – Polestar Cyan Racing – Volvo S60 TC1

68 – Yvan Muller – Citroën Racing – Citroën C-Elysée WTCC

77 – René Münnich – Münnich Motorsport – Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1

89 – John Bryant-Meisner – Nika Racing – Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1

99 – Dániel Nagy – Zengo Motorsport – Honda Civic WTCC

## – Esteban Guerrieri – Campos Racing – Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1

 

FIA World Touring Car Championship 2016 Calendar

1-3 April FIA WTCC Race of France (Circuit Paul Ricard)

15-17 April FIA WTCC Race of Slovakia (Slovakia Ring)

22-24 April FIA WTCC Race of Hungary (Hungaroring)

7-8 May FIA WTCC Race of Morocco (Moulay El Hassan, Marrakech) S

26-28 May FIA WTCC Race of Germany (Nürburgring Nordschleife)

10-12 June FIA WTCC Race of Russia (Moscow Raceway)

24-26 June FIA WTCC Race of Portugal (Circ. Internacional de Vila Real) S

5-7 August FIA WTCC Race of Argentina (Circ. Termas de Río Hondo)

2-4 September FIA WTCC Race of Japan (Twin Ring Motegi)

23-25 September FIA WTCC Race of China (Shanghai International Circuit)

4-6 November FIA WTCC Race of Thailand (Chang International Circuit)

23-25 November FIA WTCC Race of Qatar (Losail International Circuit) N

S = Street race

N = Night Race

 

About Polestar

Polestar is the performance brand of Volvo Cars. The company was founded as a motorsport team in 1996 and has been successful in numerous championships, racing with various Volvo models. In 2009, Polestar started to offer performance related products and thereby intensified the business relations with Volvo Cars. The first performance cars, based on Volvo’s S60 and V60, were launched in 2014.

 

In 2015, Volvo Cars acquired the performance unit of Polestar, as a strong commitment towards a credible performance offer and with the mission to define future premium performance.

 

About Cyan Racing

Cyan Racing is the motorsport partner to Polestar. The company is owned by Christian Dahl and handles all motorsport operations of Polestar. Cyan Racing, formerly named Polestar Racing, has claimed five STCC drivers’ titles and seven STCC teams’ titles with the Volvo 850, S40, C30 and S60.

 

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