Polestar Cyan Racing will enter the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2016 with two Volvo S60 Polestar race cars as start of a multi-year programme.
*Volvo Company to use WTCC’s global platform to showcase technology and performance
*WTCC participation to write an exciting new chapter in Volvo’s long Motorsport history and touring car heritage
*Five car manufacturers now represented in the WTCC
Premium car brand Volvo, through its Polestar performance brand’s motorsport partner Cyan Racing, will enter the FIA World Touring Car Championship under a multi-year agreement from 2016, Eurosport Events, the WTCC promoter, is thrilled to confirm.
Polestar Cyan Racing will try to win the world title with the brand new Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 race car. ”This is a great day for all of us at Polestar Cyan Racing to announce our assault on the FIA World Touring Car Championship, a program that boils down to one thing; to bring the world title to Sweden,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.
Volvo says the all-new S60 Polestar TC1 race car carries the legacy of the 240 Turbo, featuring a newly developed 400hp 4-cylinder turbo engine based on the new Drive-E Volvo engine family.
The 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship will be contested over 12 race weekends. The provisional calendar will be revealed shortly.