Volvo will continue to have a motorsport presence in Sweden, after confirming it will enter the Swedish GT championship with their ex-STCC specification S60, with Prince Carl Philip Bernadotte confirmed as the team’s driver.
The Swedish GT has opened up its technical regulations to allow the Solution-F cars which were used from 2013-2016 in the STCC to participate, while the STCC fully adopts TCR regulations for 2017.
“I am delighted to continue racing in Sweden with Polestar Cyan Racing,” said Bernadotte. “The past four seasons have been eventful and very rewarding. I have raced in Swedish GT previously and this is a format that I very much enjoy.”
With Volvo not building a TCR in the near future, the head of motorsport at Polestar, Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, explains this is the best solution to continue racing in Sweden while the team also fight for the 2017 WTCC title.
“Swedish GT is a fine solution for us to maintain our motorsport activities on our home market,” he said. “The new format of endurance racing will mean a new challenge for Prince Carl Philip and the team to adapt to, something we have full confidence in them succeeding with.”
The Swedish GT format is two races per weekend, a shorter race and a long race, with a different driver behind the wheel in each race. Prince Carl Philip will drive the shorter race, with Polestar Cyan Racing yet to confirm the other driver.