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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, Néstor Girolami and Nicky Catsburg will use to bring home a WTCC title.
Polestar Cyan Racing entered the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2016 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 team has expanded to three cars for the 2017 season with drivers Thed Björk, Néstor Girolami and Nicky Catsburg, all part of the boosted programme with the ambition to claim a double World Title in 2017.
Polestar Cyan Racing will be represented by three drivers in the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship in the form of Thed Björk, Néstor Girolami and Nicky Catsburg.
The trio together represents more than 10 major titles, over 100 race victories and experience from international championships like DTM, ETCC, Le Mans and F3000.
Björk most recently secured a record-breaking third straight STCC title for Polestar Cyan Racing, as well as Polestar Cyan Racing’s first ever WTCC victory in Shanghai 2016.
Girolami is the only driver to claim two consecutive titles in the competitive Super TC 2000 championship in Argentina, while Catsburg is a WTCC race winner and has got vast experience from GT racing.
The Volvo V60 Polestar became the world’s safest safety car in a new long-term agreement with the FIA World Touring Car Championship, started 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