Volkswagen has declared their ambition to take part in the new STCC – Racing Elite League from 2014 after the merger with TTA. The first step is to be part of a working group regarding the regulations, together with Volvo.
“We are looking forward to be a part in such a group along with representatives from other manufacturers, STCC and the Swedish Automobile Sports Federation,” said Jost Capito, head of Volkswagen Motorsport.
One of the main subjects for the work group regarding the regulations for STCC is the planned introduction of the FIA 1.6 turbo world engine in 2014. Volvo completed their FIA engine in 2011, an engine used by Volvo Polestar Racing in the WTCC 2011.
“We are looking forward to such a cooperation. The earlier more manufacturers engage in a future STCC entry, the sooner it is possible to introduce more of our own technology in the cars,” said Derek Crabb, head of Volvo Motorsport.
Volkswagen has taken part in the STCC since 2009 under the S2000 regulations but has not yet officially declared whether they are going to take part in the “new” STCC with the TTA regulations. A decision which looks to be set for 2014.
STCC has confirmed that the current TTA regulations will remain unchanged for 2013, but that the ambition is to introduce the 1.6 engines in 2014.