Firmly rooted in The Polestar Engineering Philosophy, and delivered through the promise When Driving Matters, Polestar Cyan Racing brings its WTCC experience home – From Track to Road. Unique to the industry is Polestar Cyan Racing’s link to real cars, driven by people like us – those who believe driving matters.
When majority of racing teams set out in their quest for world dominance on the race track, they often leave their connection to production vehicles far behind. But not Polestar. One could say, domination on the road is the real win for Polestar, by delivering cars with optimal performance and driveability. And with Polestar Performance parts and optimisations that are Made to Perform everyone can benefit by true-racing DNA.
At the core of From Track to Road is the latest four-cylinder Volvo Cars Drive-E motor – the same engine that drivers Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom will use to bring home a WTCC title.
Polestar Cyan Racing entered the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2016 with two Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 race cars for drivers Thed Björk, Fredrik Ekblom, Robert Dahlgren and Néstor Girolami as start of a multi-year programme with one clear goal: to bring the World Title to Sweden.
The announcement came on the day 30 years after Volvo Cars claimed the 1985 European Touring Car Championship title with the iconic Volvo 240 Turbo.
The first season resulted in one victory, two podium finishes, three Q3 sessions, five top five finishes and 23 top ten finishes.
The 2017 programme will be unveiled on February 27th.
Polestar Cyan Racing was represented in the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship by multiple touring car champions Thed Björk, Fredrik Ekblom, Robert Dahlgren and Néstor Girolami.
The Swedish trio together represents 13 major titles, over 100 race victories and experience from international championships like DTM, ETCC, Le Mans and F3000 while Girolami has claimed two Super TC 2000 titles in Argentina.
Björk most recently secured a record-breaking third straight STCC title for Polestar Cyan Racing while team mate Ekblom was Björk’s main rival to the 2015 STCC title and is one of the most successful touring car drivers from Sweden with three STCC titles to his tally. Dahlgren has raced for Volvo since 2004, including vast experience from STCC, V8 Supercars and WTCC.
The drivers for the 2017 season will be unveiled at the annual season launch at the end of February.
The Volvo V60 Polestar becomes the world’s safest safety car in a new long-term agreement with the FIA World Touring Car Championship, starting in the 2016 season-opening WTCC Race of France at Circuit Paul Ricard.
The car, specifically modified with mandatory safety equipment, and its crew, which consists of a driver and observer, will lead the WTCC field ahead of the races and during incidents.
The Volvo V60 Polestar is equipped with a roll cage, rescue and communication equipment in order to meet the rigorous technical and safety requirements set by the FIA and WTCC promoter Eurosport Events.
For more information about the Volvo V60 Polestar: cars.polestar.com