Polestar Racing, Volvo Motorsport’s official partner has announced that they will be taking part in the Brands Hatch and Okayama rounds of this years World Touring Car Championship with a view of full time commitment in 2011 from the Swedish Manufacturer.
The Polestar Racing team will enter one bio-ethanol powered Volvo C30 piloted by Swedish Touring Car Championship leader Robert Dahlgren.
“We see WTCC now addressing its major obstacle for growth with the new engine regulations.” commented Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Motorsport Commercial Director at Volvo Cars.
“At the same time we see several national championships starting to stray from the FIA S2000 regulations by several own counterproductive decisions and dispensations from a manufacturer perspective.”
“We will remain focused on the improved FIA S2000 regulations used in WTCC. That is why we have given Polestar a green light to further evaluate competitiveness and challenged them to establish a financial and technical plan for WTCC for 2011, including a full FIA homologation of the current C30 car,”
Polestar Racing Managing Director Christian Dahl was delighted with the decision from Volvo. “We are very happy Volvo Cars has made the decision to let us do Brands Hatch again and Okayama. We have done one World Touring Car Championship event per season the last two seasons to evaluate our car against the best. These two meetings will allow an even better evaluation,”
With the C30 homoglated to its national technical regulations the team will not be eligible to score any championship points at Brands Hatch or Okayama.