Following its initial FIA World Touring Car Championship season in 2016 that exceeded all expectations, Polestar Cyan Racing has ramped the 2017 programme with three new Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 race cars, new drivers plus a firm goal for being World Champions.
Three critical factors are placed into destination for a obtain the ultimate target: experienced drivers in Thed Bj?rk, Nstor Girolami and Nicky Catsburg, a significant improvement in engineering and technical resources plus an extensive off-season test programme.
Four-time STCC champion Thed Bj?rk continues as the driver for Polestar Cyan Racing, being part on the development programme together with claiming the team’s first WTCC victory in Shanghai during the past year. Bj?rk is accompanied by two new drivers.
Double Argentinian Super TC 2000 champion Nstor Girolami drove one race weekend for the team last season and impressed on his debut, earning him a full-time drive, together with a part during the development programme.
New into the Polestar Cyan Racing team, however, not for the WTCC, is knowledgeable Dutch racer Nicky Catsburg, having raced and won while in the WTCC since 2015.
The Polestar Cyan Racing team has become busy since the 2016 season contribute to November a year ago with the off-season test programme on circuits in southern Europe together with the 400-hp Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 race car.
?Preparations are boosted and accelerated by way of the team’s new 18 million euro CYAN Motorsport Center, positioned in Gothenburg, Sweden. The facilities are going to be completed in March, marking the most important ever motorsport project in Scandinavia. The workshop spans over 6.000 m2 and holds all departments needed in view of a WTCC title assault, including an F1-standard simulator, fully dynamic engine dyno, chassis and engine manufacturing, design office and much more.
The 2017 WTCC season starts on April 8-9th in Morocco and spans for ten race weekends on four continents, ending on December 1-2nd in Qatar. Thing to consider . to your Polestar Cyan Racing team may be the official WTCC pre-season test with the legendary Monza circuit in Italy on March 14-15th.
2017 WTCC Calendar
April 14-15th C Pre-season test C Monza, Italy
April 9th C Marrakech, Morrocco
April 30th C Monza, Italy
May 14th C Hungaroring, Hungary
May 27th C Nrburgring Nordschleife, Germany
June 25th C Vila Real, Portugal
August 6th C Termas De Rio Hondo, Argentina
October 15th C Shanghai, China
October 29th C Motegi, Japan
November 19th C Macau, China
December 1st C Losail, Qatar