Published on March 30th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Volvo Returns to Touring Car Championship After 3 Decades
The WTCC challenge starts this weekend for Polestar Cyan Racing The season start of the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship takes place this weekend at the legendary Paul Ricard circuit in France. Years of preparation will be put to the test for Polestar Cyan Racing as drivers Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom head out for the first two races in their brand new Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 race cars.
While the sights of Polestar Cyan Racing are set on the world title, endurance will be key to bringing it home. The first year will be all about learning: learning the circuits, the competition and the pace, especially in the very first races this weekend.
Team-mates Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom have raced together for Polestar Cyan Racing since 2012 and are close friends since many years, a cooperation vital for the coming challenges.
The season opening weekend in France starts with testing on Friday, practice and qualifying on Saturday and two races on Sunday. The race weekend is the first of 12 this season on four continents around the world where Polestar Cyan Racing will meet 18 drivers in 10 teams from Citroën, Honda, Chevrolet and Lada. Polestar Cyan Racing are alone in using the road car base engine, the Volvo Cars Drive-E engine
The Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 is an all-new race car built by Polestar Cyan Racing specifically for the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).
The S60 Polestar TC1 is a state-of-the-art race car, weighing a mere 1100 kg and powered by a Volvo Cars Drive-E race engine that delivers 400 horsepower. Unlike competitor race cars, this engine is based completely on the one found in Volvo consumer cars.