FIA President expresses anticipation for Volvo’s performance in WTCC
FIA President Jean Todt is confident that Volvo will prosper in the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Volvo performance brand ‘Polestar’ will compete with two as yet unnamed drivers in Volvo S60 Polestar TC1s.
Todt visited ROSNEFT WTCC Race of Russia back in June when he commented, “I am delighted to welcome Volvo as a new manufacturer in the FIA World Touring Car Championship. As a famous touring car marque, and as a name synonymous with both technology and safety, it is fitting that Volvo is the latest manufacturer to join the World Championship. This new entry is testament to the maturity of the WTCC and to the attractiveness of the TC1 regulations for manufacturers. My hope is that Volvo, with its S60 TC1, and the FIA World Touring Car Championship will enjoy great success together.”
Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar, is also enthusiastic about Volvo’s involvement, saying, “This is a great day for all of us at Polestar Cyan Racing to announce our assault on the FIA World Touring Car Championship. It is a programme that boils down to one thing; to bring the world title to Sweden. We have got respect for the task ahead of us that we take on with absolute commitment. This is a long-term effort and we have got an extensive testing programme during the winter that will continue alongside our first WTCC season in 2016 which is all about learning.”