Last year, the new C30 took its first victory at Valer in Norway. Now the aim is to double. "We go for winning 100% this weekend" says Robert Dahlgren.
The happiness was total at Valer last year when Robert Dahlgren claimed the first win for the newly developed bio-ethanol driven Volvo C30 for Volvo and Polestar Racing. The car later claimed a second victory at last year's season finale. Now it is 2009, with Dahlgren on three wins and Rustad on two in STCC's fastest green race car. Polestar has claimed all six pole positions this year. And now it will continue.
"We have a really good chance, Rustads car is light as an electrical problem kept him out of the points at Karlskoga last. Dahlgren has been very quick all year. Both our drivers and the team aim for the championship title" says team manager Christian Dahl.
The Norwegian Tommy Rustad is on his home track and is very pleased with the extra attention. Rustad is now third in the STCC.
"It's great to have some extra pressure, I've said that I need to win races over and over again to have a chance for the title. And I will do just that" says Rustad.
Robert Dahlgren, who has been stricken with failing engines over the season, was fastest in the qualification at Karlskoga but was pushed off the track in the first corner of heat one and had to fight his way up from last to sixth place. In heat two he started from third position and won an important victory for the team. Dahlgren is now sixth in the STCC.
"Valer suits me fine, we took an emotional win with the C30 there last year, a car that we develop ourselves in Sweden and worked really hard with. I will be very happy to repeat that feeling. We will be 100% on at Valer" he says.