Published on August 23rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Néstor Girolami to Drive for Polestar Cyan Racing in WTCC Japan
Multiple Argentinian touring car champion Néstor Girolami will drive for Polestar Cyan Racing in the Japanese FIA World Touring Car Championship races next weekend as part of the continuing development programme.
”I am very grateful to Polestar Cyan Racing for this opportunity to race in Japan. I will give all my best to have a great weekend. I have followed their track record and I am privileged to be in such a professional team,” said Girolami.
The 27-year-old takes the place of Robert Dahlgren in Japan who instead will focus his efforts on the title fight in the final two Scandinavian Touring Car Championship races that clash with the coming WTCC races.
”We have chosen to let Robert focus his efforts on the STCC as he is in a competitive position for the title and at the same time utilise the unique opportunity to test Néstor during a race weekend, something that will be different next year when our championship title challenge phase begins,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.
Girolami, who is the reigning double drivers’ champion in the ultra-competitive Argentinian Super TC 2000 championship, tested the Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 race car at Termas de Rio Hondo after the previous race, together with Thed Björk.
The FIA World Touring Car Championship weekend at Twin Ring Motegi is held on September 2-4th.