Published on March 29th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volvo V60 Polestar Leads the Pack as WTCC Safety Car
It just seems inevitable that a Volvo will end up as a safety car somewhere, in this case the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) which starts in the season-opening Race of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on April 1-3rd. The chosen model is a V60 Polestar.
The Volvo V60 Polestar Safety 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 will also follow the pack on the opening lap.
The vehicle 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.
“Last October we welcomed Polestar’s long-term commitment to the WTCC as a manufacturer. Now we welcome Polestar as the new Official Safety Car partner of the WTCC, an exclusive opportunity which will allow them to promote their extremely safe and high-performing V60 Polestar flagship model around the world,” said François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events.
Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, enters the FIA World Touring Car Championship this season with Cyan Racing, the motorsport partner to Polestar, in a multi-year programme with two newly developed Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 race cars, based on the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar road cars.