Polestar Cyan Racing has completed a new test car for the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) as part of the expanding development programme for 2017 and beyond.
”This is a crucial part in our plan for moving forward ahead of 2017. The race cars have not been in Sweden since the first race in April, meaning that no development work has been possible. The test car changes that and we look forward to work further with the new data from the coming tests,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Cyan Racing.
Drivers Robert Dahlgren and Thed Björk completed a successful first test at Mantorp Park in Sweden last week, with further tests scheduled over the coming months alongside the WTCC race weekend schedule.
This season is the first of the multi-year programme of Polestar Cyan Racing in the WTCC where the objective is to learn in year one, win races in year two and fight for the world title in year three.
”The results so far this year are better than we expected with several top five and top ten finishes, a receipt on that we have a strong base car in the Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 and a solid preparation work by the team. The test programme alongside the race weekends is the next step in our plan, providing us with the right conditions to take the next step forward in terms of pace and results next season,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.
Next up for Polestar Cyan Racing in the WTCC is Twin Ring Motegi in Japan this weekend where multiple Argentinian touring car champion Néstor Girolami will join Thed Björk as part of evaluating drivers for next season when the team will expand to three cars.
Follow the team on: http://wtcc.polestar.com
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 driver titles and seven STCC team titles with the Volvo 850, S40, C30 and S60.