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24

NOV

The 2015 STCC calendar has been unveiled

The calendar for the 2015 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship has been unveiled and features seven race weekends. The season starts at the new Skövde Airport Race in May and ends at Knutstorp in September.

Volvo Polestar Racing and reigning STCC champion Thed Björk were present in Skövde for a press conference where the calendar was unveiled. Björk got the possibility to test parts of the planned circuit at Skövde airport.

 

"I look forward to racing in Skövde, especially as these type of airport tracks suits me really well. It is going to be an exciting race here with what seems to be good opportunities for overtaking and close racing," said Björk.

 

Other news in the calendar includes the comeback of classic Swedish racing circuits Anderstorp and Karlskoga. 

 

2015 STCC Calendar

 

8-9 May Skövde Airport Race

29-30 May Anderstorp

5-6 June Gothenburg City Arena

10-11 July Falkenberg

14-15 August Karlskoga

11-12 September Solvalla

25-26 September Knutstorp 

21

NOV

Robert Dahlgren’s Australian assignment to end

Volvo Polestar Racing’s Swedish export, Robert Dahlgren, will leave the V8 Supercars Championship following the final race of the season, the Sydney 500.
Dahlgren has been a key factor in the establishment of Volvo Polestar Racing in their successful debut V8 Supercars season, and his global motorsport experience will see him continue to play a critical role in a number of new assignments in Sweden with both Polestar and Volvo Car Group in 2015 and onwards. 

“To be involved in such a successful debut V8 Supercars season has been incredibly rewarding, and I am proud to have played a key role in the development of the new car and engine, linking GRM in Melbourne with Polestar in Gothenburg," said Dahlgren.

“The entire GRM team – and the Australian motorsport fans – have all been incredibly welcoming to me and my family. The V8 Supercars Championship is without doubt one of the best in the world and I leave Australia with many happy memories.”

GRM owner Garry Rogers commented:

“We at GRM are very thankful to Robert for the assistance and professionalism he has displayed in his 12 month contract with our race team. As much as sheer race results may not indicate the true value of Robert’s input, his off track input and work has been very much appreciated, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him. 

“Robert has a very good engineering mind and his knowledge on the processes within both Volvo and Polestar have been extremely helpful with our transition to a factory Volvo Polestar team. I wish him, his wife Nina and young son and daughter all the best in their return to Sweden”. 

Polestar CEO Christian Dahl said: 

“Robert’s results on track were what we were to expect with a new car, new engineer and new tracks. However, his task in aligning the R&D work between Gothenburg and Melbourne was done well above the pace we could expect. Now, we need Robert back home again for coming projects.”

Further communication about the 2015 Volvo Polestar Racing V8 Supercars driver line-up will be communicated in due course. 

16

NOV

Dramatic double victory for Scott McLaughlin at Phillip Island

Scott McLaughlin claimed a dramatic double victory for Volvo Polestar Racing in the V8 Supercars weekend at Phillip Island, jumping him from eighth to fifth in the championship. ”I feel pretty ecstatic! It was an awesome fight with Lowndes in the first race and an awesome end to the final race,” said McLaughlin.
The 21-year-old headed the field from lights to flag in the first race from pole position and was under hard pressure from Red Bull Racing Australia drivers Craig Lowndes and newly crowned champion Jamie Whincup throughout the entire race.

But the real drama came in the final race of 45 laps. McLaughlin jumped pole sitter Whincup to take the lead into the first corner from second place on the grid. The Volvo driver then lost one spot to Holden driver Garth Tander during the pitstops as McLaughlin took what proved to be a vital extra amount of fuel compared to Tander. 

McLaughlin reeled Tander in during the final ten laps and was right on the rear bumper of the Holden driver in the final couple of laps. Just as it looked like McLaughlin had to settle for second place, Tander ran out of fuel in the very last corner of the last lap, enabling the Volvo driver to blast past to take his fifth victory of the year with a 0.4521 second margin.
”I feel for Garth (Tander) and in some ways it was a bit lucky. But my car was great the whole time and I knew that I had enough tire life to attack him. It was very difficult because of the dirty air, you get a lot of understeer coming onto the straight. I am stoked to get two wins, climb to fifth in the championship and to claim my ninth pole of the year,” said McLaughlin.

Team mate Robert Dahlgren had a fighting weekend with 19th as best qualifying result and 22nd as best race result.
”It was a tough weekend for me, we just didn’t get it right. We had a problem yesterday that continued today. We will take more time after this weekend to analyse it and hopefully come out stronger in Sydney,” said Dahlgren.

The fifth victory, the ninth pole position of 2014 and the climb to fifth in the drivers’ championship of McLaughlin confirms the strong form of the Volvo S60 Polestar V8SC in its debut V8 Supercars season.
”We are very glad to have our best weekend of 2014 and a performance curve pointing straight up in the final run of races ahead of the 2015 season. Scott and the team put in an amazing effort this weekend and it is of course extra nice to have that dramatic end to the final race for us and all the fans,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar.

Race 35 – Top 5

1 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 45 laps
2 Gart Tander Holden Commodore +0.4521
3 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +4.9815
4 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +5.3950
5 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +12.9998
22 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +43.6639

Race 34 – Top 5

1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 23 laps
2 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +3.5940
3 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +6.3745
4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +7.3985
5 Todd Kelly Nissan Altima +13.1304
6 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +13.5720
23 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +45.1471

Race 33 – Top 5

1 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 23 laps
2 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.3763
3 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.9243
4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +1.4138
5 Michael Caruso Nissan Altima +5.0894
22 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +49.5207

Qualifying for Race 35 – Top 5

1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 1:31.1812
2 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.0739
3 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +0.2055
4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +0.2122
5 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +0.2479
19 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +0.7467

Qualifying for Race 34 – Top 5

1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 1:31.0578
2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +0.1315
3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.2095
4 Todd Kelly Nissan Altima +0.2592
5 Michael Caruso Nissan Altima +0.2849
9 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.4769
20 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +1.1106

Qualifying for Race 33 – Top 5

1 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1:31.3935
2 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.0864
3 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.2564
4 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +0.4842
5 Michael Caruso Nissan Altima +0.5537
22 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +2.0731

Phillip Island 400 – V8 Supercars

Circuit: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Length: 4445 m
Lap record (V8SC): 1:32.0246, Jamie Whincup, 2013

TV Coverage

Australia:
 
Championship positions - Top 10
(35/38 races)

1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 3094 points
2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon 2642 (-452)
3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 2547 (-547)
4 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 2508 (-586)
5 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 2295 (-799)
6 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore 2280 (-814)
7 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon 2273 (-821)
8 James Courtney Holden Commodore 2265 (-829)
9 Garth Tander Holden Commodore 2064 (-1030)
10 Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 1875 (-1219)
...
25 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 859 (-2235)

Polestar Media Contact

Johan Meissner
Press Manager
Polestar AB
Phone: +46 [0]70 241 3234

15

NOV

Scott McLaughlin secures fourth 2014 V8 Supercars victory at Phillip Island

Scott McLaughlin scored his fourth V8 Supercars victory and ninth pole position of 2014 in the first race of the weekend at Phillip Island. ”It was pretty full on and I am very happy to get another win and pole. I was stoked to have one pole position earlier this year and now I have got nine, hopefully there will be more and we just got to keep pushing,” said McLaughlin.
The 21-year-old started from pole and kept the lead from lights to flag, but came under hard pressure from both Red Bull Racing Australia drivers Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup towards the end of the race.
”The car was a bit difficult to drive and I was going as hard as I could. I knew where Lowndes had two chances to go at me on the final lap, but I had him there. It was awesome fun, a great battle with Lowndes,” said McLaughlin.

The second race saw McLaughlin fighting his way from ninth on the grid to finish sixth, a mere 0.4416 from Nissan driver Todd Kelly in fifth position.

Team mate Robert Dahlgren had two tough races with 20th as best qualifying position and 22nd as best result in the two races.
”We had a really tough day. I missed a bit in qualifying and we didn’t get a few things that we tried to work. We tried to find what the problem was between the two races, something is not right. But I am glad that I am in a strong team with good mechanics, so hopefully we will find what we are looking for ahead of tomorrow,” said Dahlgren.

The Philip Island 400 weekend continues tomorrow with a final qualifying session and race.

Race 34 – Top 5

1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 23 laps
2 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +3.5940
3 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +6.3745
4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +7.3985
5 Todd Kelly Nissan Altima +13.1304
6 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +13.5720
23 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +45.1471

Race 33 – Top 5

1 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 23 laps
2 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.3763
3 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.9243
4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +1.4138
5 Michael Caruso Nissan Altima +5.0894
22 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +49.5207

Qualifying for Race 34 – Top 5

1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 1:31.0578
2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +0.1315
3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.2095
4 Todd Kelly Nissan Altima +0.2592
5 Michael Caruso Nissan Altima +0.2849
9 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.4769
20 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +1.1106

Qualifying for Race 33 – Top 5

1 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1:31.3935
2 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.0864
3 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.2564
4 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +0.4842
5 Michael Caruso Nissan Altima +0.5537
22 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 +2.0731

Phillip Island 400 – V8 Supercars

Circuit: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Length: 4445 m
Lap record (V8SC): 1:32.0246, Jamie Whincup, 2013

Schedule
(Times in UTC +10H)

Friday 14/11
10:05 Practice 1 (20 min)
11:45 Practice 2 (20 min)
13:50 Practice 3 (20 min)

Saturday 15/11
11:50 Qualifying for Race 33 (10 min)
12:10 Qualifying for Race 34 (10 min)
14:30 Race 33 (23 laps)
16:35 Race 34 (23 laps)

Sunday 16/11
13:05 Qualifying for Race 35 (20 min)
15:55 Race 35 (45 laps)

TV Coverage

Australia:
 
Championship positions - Top 10
(34/38 races)

1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 2974 points
2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon 2513 (-461)
3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 2469 (-505)
4 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 2397 (-577)
5 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore 2223 (-751)
6 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon 2219 (-755)
7 James Courtney Holden Commodore 2199 (-775)
8 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 2145 (-829)
9 Garth Tander Holden Commodore 1926 (-1048)
10 Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 1791 (-1183)
...
25 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 820 (-2154)

Polestar Media Contact

Johan Meissner
Press Manager
Polestar AB
Phone: +46 [0]70 241 3234

12

NOV

Scott McLaughlin: ”This weekend is all about getting wins”

Volvo Polestar Racing drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren head to Phillip Island this weekend for the penultimate V8 Supercars round of 2014. ”This weekend is all about getting wins to be in the top five of the championship,” said McLaughlin.
The 21-year-old, who is equal on most (eight) pole positions this season with Jamie Whincup, is currently placed eighth in the drivers’ championship, 173 points from Fabian Coulthard in fifth position.
”We are not aiming to beat certain people, we are going to try and win as many races as possible and get as many points as we can. Everything is looking pretty good, I am pretty happy how the car is feeling and we had a pretty good race at Gold Coast three weeks ago,” said McLaughlin.

Robert Dahlgren had one of his strongest weekends so far at the Gold Coast and is hoping to keep the momentum up this weekend.
”Phillip Island looks like a fast and flowing track with long corners, very European like and I take that as a positive. It is something that ought to suit the car as well with our strong engine, aero package and setup of the car. I am really looking forward to this weekend,” said Dahlgren.

The Phillip Island 400 weekend features three races of which two, on Saturday, are of 23 laps and a the final one on Sunday of 45 laps.

Phillip Island 400 – V8 Supercars

Circuit: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Length: 4445 m
Lap record (V8SC): 1:32.0246, Jamie Whincup, 2013

Schedule
(Times in UTC +10H)

Friday 14/11
10:05 Practice 1 (20 min)
11:45 Practice 2 (20 min)
13:50 Practice 3 (20 min)

Saturday 15/11
11:50 Qualifying for Race 33 (10 min)
12:10 Qualifying for Race 34 (10 min)
14:30 Race 33 (23 laps)
16:35 Race 34 (23 laps)

Sunday 16/11
13:05 Qualifying for Race 35 (20 min)
15:55 Race 35 (45 laps)

TV Coverage

Australia:
 
Championship positions - Top 10
(32/38 races)

1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 2835 points
2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon 2433 (-402)
3 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 2357 (-478)
4 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 2331 (-504)
5 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore 2192 (-643)
6 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon 2147 (-688)
7 James Courtney Holden Commodore 2135 (-700)
8 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 2019 (-816)
9 Garth Tander Holden Commodore 1806 (-1029)
10 Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 1688 (-1147)
...
26 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 783 (-2052)

Polestar Media Contact

Johan Meissner
Press Manager
Polestar AB
Phone: +46 [0]70 241 3234

06

NOV

20 years of performance Volvo estates – The 855 T-5R and V60 Polestar

The Volvo 855 T-5R made its debut 20 years ago as the first dedicated performance estate model from Volvo. Polestar celebrated the anniversary by bringing the 855 T-5R together with its current heir, the Volvo V60 Polestar, to Huntington Beach, California, USA.
”Fast Volvo estates as the 855 T-5R is something special for many performance car enthusiasts around the world and we are proud to continue that heritage to a new level with the V60 Polestar,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar.

The Volvo 855 T-5R was introduced in 1994 and featured a five-cylinder turbo-charged engine of 240 hp and 330 Nm, combined with a further developed chassis. The result was one of the fastest estate cars of its time and an iconic performance car.

”I still remember the overwhelming reception we got when we showed the T-5R for the first time, especially combined with the current BTCC program we had with the 850 estate. I am very glad to see Polestar together with Volvo continuing this unique heritage today in the form of the V60 Polestar,” said Thomas Lindskog, Vice President 800 series at Volvo Cars in 1994.
 
Two performance estates from Volvo and Polestar with 20 years apart, look into a technical comparison, image gallery and more below:
 
Specification 855 T-5R / V60 Polestar

Engine: R5 2319/R6 2953 cc
Power: 240/350 hp
Torque: 330/500 Nm
0-100 km/h: 7.0/4.9 sec
100-0 km/h: 45/34 m
Top speed: 245/250* km/h
Suspension: MacPherson Strut, Coil Springs, Hydraulic Shock Absorbers, Stabilizer Bar/MacPherson Strut, Coil Springs, Polestar Öhlins Shock Absorbers, Carbon Fibre Clad Stabilizer Bar
Gearbox: 4-speed auto/6-speed auto
Drive: FWD/4WD
Rims: 7x17”/8x20”
Tyres: 205/45/245/35
Brakes (front): 1 piston calipers, 280 mm discs/6 piston calipers, 371 mm discs
Weight: 1600/1834 kg

* = Electronically limited
 
Head to the gallery to see more images of the cars. 
 
Read more about the Volvo 850: http://bit.ly/1wBpjcv 
Read more about the V60 Polestar: www.nextpolestar.com  
 

26

OCT

Pole and podium for Volvo Polestar Racing at Gold Coast

Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin secured his eighth pole position and a podium finish together with co-driver Alexandre Prémat in the second V8 Supercars race in the Gold Coast 600. ”I am stoked for the team and stoked to get a surf board, it is one of the coolest trophies you can ever get apart from a championship trophy of course,” said McLaughlin.
Prémat started the race and kept the #33 Volvo in the top fight for the first stint, before handing it over to McLaughlin. Second place means the first ever V8 Supercars podium finish for Prémat.
”I feel really good to get my first podium in V8 Supercars. We showed already at Bathurst that we are in contention for a win or podium. This track is so hard and demanding, so I am very happy with this result and the team did a very good job,” said Prémat.

There was plenty of drama in the race, especially in the fight for second place between McLaughlin and Shane Van Gisbergen. The duo changed places a couple of times before Van Gisbergen was penalised for a ”restart infringement” after a safety car period.

Robert Dahlgren started the second race from 18th on the grid and made strong progress in the early part.
”We had a good start and moved up through the field. I handed over the car to Greg in 13th position. Unfortunately Greg got spun around and we ended up a bit further down. But we had a fast car this weekend and I really enjoyed driving here,” said Dahlgren.

Co-driver Ritter was involved in a fight for eleventh position with Jack Perkins towards the end of the race. Perkins dived on the inside of Ritter in turn four that saw the two cars coming together and Ritter dropping to 18th position.
”Robert did a tremendous first half of the race. I jumped in with about 40 laps left to go. I got turned around by Jack Perkins, which was unfortunate. I dropped to the rear of the train, so it was a hard day at the office,” said Ritter.

The first race, which was held on Saturday, saw McLaughlin/Prémat finishing seventh, after holding the lead early on and Dahlgren/Ritter finishing 13th after Ritter brushing the wall with a pitstop for repairs as a result.

The Gold Coast 600 race concludes the endurance races of the 2014 V8 Supercars. Two race weekends remain with the Philip Island 400 next up on November 14-16th.
”We are happy to see Scott and Alex bringing home a new podium and pole position. We are still lacking a bit regarding race pace and we have some homework to do. But all in all a promising weekend for the two remaining race weekends as well as for 2015,” said Christian Dahl, owner of Polestar.

Race 32 – Top 5

1 Whincup/Dumbrell Holden Commodore 102 laps
2 McLaughlin/Prémat Volvo S60 +2.8513
3 Caruso/Fiore Nissan Altima +3.4472
4 Slade/D’Alberto Holden Commodore +11.2129
5 Van Gisbergen/Webb Holden Commodore +18.0297
17 Dahlgren/Ritter Volvo S60 +56.2121

Qualifying for Race 32 – Top 5

1 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1:11.0273
2 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.1250
3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.2449
4 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +0.2741
5 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG +0.3922
18 Greg Ritter Volvo S60 +0.8939

Race 31 – Top 5

1 Van Gisbergen/Webb Holden Commodore 102 laps
2 Whincup/Dumbrell Holden Commodore +2.2552
3 Slade/D’Alberto Holden Commodore +23.1691
4 Winterbottom/Owen Ford Falcon +23.1474
5 Caruso/Fiore Nissan Altima +23.2987
7 McLaughlin/Prémat Volvo S60 +38.6510
13 Dahlgren/Ritter Volvo S60 +1 lap

Top 10 Shootout for Race 31 – Top 5

1 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 1:11.3995
2 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.0753
3 Tim Slade Holden Commodore +0.1984
4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +0.2081
5 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.3321

Qualifying for Race 31 – Top 5

1 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1:10.8672
2 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.0393
3 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.0843
4 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +0.1348
5 Tim Slade Holden Commodore +0.1637
18 Greg Ritter Volvo S60 +0.7680

Gold Coast 600 – V8 Supercars

Circuit: Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
Length: 2980 m
Lap record (V8SC): 1:10.0851, Will Davison, 2011

TV Coverage

Australia:
Europa:
Sverige:
Webbstream:
 
Championship positions - Top 10
(32/38 races)

1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 2835 points
2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon 2433 (-402)
3 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 2357 (-478)
4 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 2331 (-504)
5 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore 2192 (-643)
6 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon 2147 (-688)
7 James Courtney Holden Commodore 2135 (-700)
8 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 2019 (-816)
9 Garth Tander Holden Commodore 1806 (-1029)
10 Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 1688 (-1147)
...
26 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 783 (-2052)

Polestar Media Contact

Johan Meissner
Press Manager
Polestar AB
Phone: +46 [0]70 241 3234

25

OCT

Scott McLaughlin: ”We had a better car than seventh position”

The Volvo Polestar Racing duo of Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Prémat finished seventh in the first V8 Supercars race of the weekend at the Gold Coast 600. ”We had a better car than just seventh position, but I just think we picked the wrong strategy in regards of me starting the race,” said McLaughlin.
McLaughlin qualified second on the grid after having provisional pole position in the first qualifying session. Due to various events during the race, McLaughlin and Prémat dropped from an early lead in the race to seventh position in the end.
”Our strategy was not the best today, we got stuck during the second or third safety car session and lost pretty much time. But that is the way it is and seventh was not too bad. We will try our best tomorrow to go for the podium,” said Prémat.

Robert Dahlgren started the race in the #34 Volvo from 18th position on the gird. The Swede had a strong first stint and climbed the order.
”I was a bit aggressive to make up some spots in the early part of the race and made fairly good progress. I handed the car over after about 40 laps to Greg who did a good job as well. Without the incident, we looked at a top ten finish. Things still look positive for tomorrow though, we have a strong race pace,” said Dahlgren.

The incident Dahlgren refers to came towards the end of the race when co-driver Greg Ritter made contact with the wall on the exit of turn two, resulting in a mechanical black flag and an extra pitstop to remove a loose side window.
”Robert did a good job in the first part of the race. I grabbed a little bit too much kerb in turn two and had a fairly good brush on the tyre wall. That popped the window out a bit which we had to pit for unfortunately. The car speed wasn’t too bad, we have a few things to work on for tomorrow,” said Ritter.

Tomorrow features a final qualifying session followed by a final race of, just as today, 300 kilometers or 102 laps.
”The car seemed pretty strong throughout the whole race and especially good on the tyres. We will push on for tomorrow for a strong result,” said McLaughlin.

Race 31 – Top 5

1 Van Gisbergen/Webb Holden Commodore 102 laps
2 Whincup/Dumbrell Holden Commodore +2.2552
3 Slade/D’Alberto Holden Commodore +23.1691
4 Winterbottom/Owen Ford Falcon +23.1474
5 Caruso/Fiore Nissan Altima +23.2987
7 McLaughlin/Prémat Volvo S60 +38.6510
13 Dahlgren/Ritter Volvo S60 +1 lap

Top 10 Shootout for Race 31 – Top 5

1 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 1:11.3995
2 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.0753
3 Tim Slade Holden Commodore +0.1984
4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +0.2081
5 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.3321

Qualifying for Race 31 – Top 5

1 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1:10.8672
2 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.0393
3 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.0843
4 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +0.1348
5 Tim Slade Holden Commodore +0.1637
18 Greg Ritter Volvo S60 +0.7680

Gold Coast 600 – V8 Supercars

Circuit: Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
Length: 2980 m
Lap record (V8SC): 1:10.0851, Will Davison, 2011

Schedule
(Times in UTC +10H)

Friday 24/10
09:35 Practice 1 (30 min)
11:55 Practice 2 (30 min – co-drivers)
13:40 Practice 3 (30 min – co-drivers)
15:30 Practice 4 (30 min)

Saturday 25/10
11:35 Qualifying (20 min)
12:40 Top 10 Shootout (30 min)
14:40 Race 31 (102 laps)

Sunday 26/10
11:25 Qualifying (20 min)
13:55 Race 32 (102 laps)

TV Coverage

Australia:
 
Championship positions - Top 10
(31/38 races)

1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 2685 points
2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon 2370 (-315)
3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 2259 (-426)
4 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 2246 (-439)
5 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore 2096 (-589)
6 James Courtney Holden Commodore 2096 (-589)
7 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon 2096 (-589)
8 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1885 (-804)
9 Garth Tander Holden Commodore 1740 (-945)
10 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 1584 (-1101)
...
25 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 729 (-1956)

Polestar Media Contact

Johan Meissner
Press Manager
Polestar AB
Phone: +46 [0]70 241 3234

22

OCT

Scott McLaughlin seeks redemption at Gold Coast

Scott McLaughlin heads to the Gold Coast 600 race this weekend seeking redemption after the Bathurst 1000 race where he lost a strong position after a wall visit. ”Gold Coast is one of my favourite events, it is really demanding and hard for the cars. Coming off some great speed at Bathurst, I am looking forward to seek redemption and making up to my team after the mistake I made at Bathurst,” said McLaughlin.

This year features the 20th anniversary of V8 Supercars on the Gold Coast, a demanding street circuit held in Surfers Paradise, Australia.

”I have looked at onboard footage from the track and it looks unbelievable. It is going to be awesome to learn this track and my aim is to get a top ten finish this weekend,” said Robert Dahlgren.

 

Co-driver Alexandre Prémat put in a solid effort in the Bathurst 1000 race two weeks ago and hopes to continue on the strong speed together with McLaughlin this weekend.

”I am confident of a strong result this weekend, especially after the speed we showed at Bathurst,” said Prémat.

 

Dahlgren’s co-driver Greg Ritter is just as teammates McLaughlin and Prémat hoping to build on the positive parts from the previous races this weekend.

”We made a lot of progress at Bathurst with the car and I am hoping that we can capitalise on that this weekend,” said Ritter.

 

The Gold Coast 600 weekend starts on Friday with practice, continues with qualifying and the first race of 300 kilometres on Saturday, with the second and final qualifying and race finishing off the race weekend on Sunday.


Gold Coast 600 – V8 Supercars

Circuit: Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
Length: 2980 m
Lap record (V8SC): 1:10.0851, Will Davison, 2011

Schedule
(Times in UTC +10H)

Friday 24/10
09:35 Practice 1 (30 min)
11:55 Practice 2 (30 min – co-drivers)
13:40 Practice 3 (30 min – co-drivers)
15:30 Practice 4 (30 min)

Saturday 25/10
11:35 Qualifying (20 min)
12:40 Top 10 Shootout (30 min)
14:40 Race 31 (102 laps)

Sunday 26/10
11:25 Qualifying (20 min)
13:55 Race 32 (102 laps)

TV Coverage

Australia:
Championship positions - Top 10
(30/38 races)

1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 2547 points
2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon 2250 (-297)
3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 2208 (-339)
4 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 2096 (-451)
5 James Courtney Holden Commodore 2096 (-451)
6 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore 2024 (-523)
7 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon 1994 (-553)
8 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1785 (-762)
9 Garth Tander Holden Commodore 1662 (-885)
10 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 1542 (-1005)
...
25 Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 663 (-1884)

Polestar Media Contact

Johan Meissner
Press Manager
Polestar AB
Phone: +46 [0]70 241 3234

18

OCT

Welcome to the new Polestar web shop

The new Polestar web shop is here with official Polestar merchandise available for order all over the world.
The shop offers a wide range of Polestar merchandise, including the latest ”What matters” collection, with jackets, sport bags, caps, phone cases and much more.

The shop will be continuously updated with more products over the coming time. Head to shop.polestar.com to place your order today!
 
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