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Prince Carl Philip joins new Swedish GT programme of Polestar Cyan Racing

 

Prince Carl Philip will start his fifth racing season in 2017 for Polestar Cyan Racing in a new programme for the endurance series Swedish GT.

 

“I am delighted to continue racing in Sweden with Polestar Cyan Racing, the past four season have been eventful and very much rewarding. I have raced in Swedish GT previously and this is a format that I very much enjoy,” said Prince Carl Philip.

 

Swedish GT runs together with the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship for five race weekends in Scandinavia where Prince Carl Philip will drive a Volvo S60 Polestar in the fastest class GTA.

 

Prince Carl Philip last raced in the 2012 Swedish GT season where he finished fourth overall in the GTB class.

 

“Swedish GT is a fine solution for us to maintain our motorsport activities on our home market. The new format of endurance racing will mean a new challenge for Prince Carl Philip and the team to adapt to, something we have full confidence in them succeeding with,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.

 

The move to Swedish GT comes following the change of regulations in the main class of the STCC. The championship organisation recently announced the opening of the previous STCC regulations for the Swedish GT following a strong interest to continue racing these cars in the championship weekends.

 

“We are delighted to have Polestar Cyan Racing in Swedish GT. The decision to introduce these rules was made together with the teams and it is a similar setup to several other championships around the world and actually a form of racing that this car was constructed for originally. This will add further excitement to Swedish GT and continue to be a strong part of the STCC race weekend package,” said Jonas Lundin, Managing Director of STCC AB.


The race format of Swedish GT consists of two endurance races per weekend where Prince Carl Philip will drive alone in the shorter race and share car with another driver of Polestar Cyan Racing that will be announced in due course.

 

The 2017 Swedish GT season starts on May 6th at Knutstorp and ends on September 16th at Mantorp Park. 

 

2017 Swedish GT Calendar

Date                            Circuit                          Country

04-06 May                   Knutstorp                     Sweden

02-04 June                  TBA                 

07-09 July                   Falkenberg                   Sweden

01-03 September        Anderstorp                   Sweden

14-16 September        Mantorp Park               Sweden

 

Driver information

Name: Carl Philip Bernadotte

Lives:   Stockholm, Sweden

Born:   13 May 1979

Race Car:   Volvo S60 Polestar

 

History:

2016 – STCC – 10th

2015 – STCC – 10th

2014 – STCC – 12th

2013 – STCC – 13th

2012 – Swedish GT GTB – 4th

2011 – Porsche Carrera Cup – 11th

2010 – Porsche GT3 Endurance – Champion

2009 – Porsche Carrera Cup – 15th

2008 – Porsche Carrera Cup – 27th

 

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 six STCC drivers’ titles and eight STCC teams’ titles with the Volvo 850, S40, C30 and S60.

 

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