Polestar Cyan Racing is ready for a new challenge in the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) season finale at Losail International Circuit in the form of a night race.
The team arrives to Qatar strengthened following the previous race at Shanghai International Raceway in China where Thed Björk scored his, Volvo Cars’ and Polestar Cyan Racing’s maiden WTCC victory in style.
“I’m feeling really strong after Shanghai, to claim the lead and the win on the very last lap was amazing. Our first season has exceeded our expectations both in terms of race weekends and testing in between, so I am very much looking forward to continue this under the floodlights in Qatar,” said Thed Björk.
Björk will be joined by Robert Dahlgren who has been busy in the development programme between the races.
”To put the work into use from the development programme by racing in the season finale feels really rewarding for me and I can’t wait for it to begin,” said Robert Dahlgren.
The 2016 season finale will conclude the first season of Polestar Cyan Racing’s new WTCC programme that so far has resulted in 22 top ten finishes, four top five finishes, two fastest laps and one victory.
”The break from the last race has given us vital time to proceed with our development. We hope to pick up on the form from the previous race in China and end the season on a high,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.
Unique for the season finale is that the races are held on Friday night, with the first race starting at 21:20 local time and the second at 22:35.
Follow the team during the season finale in Qatar at: 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.