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Robert Dahlgren replaces Daniel Haglöf for Macau

Reigning TCR Scandinavia champion Robert Dahlgren will replace Daniel Haglöf at PWR Racing for the World Touring Car Cup races at Macau next weekend.

“I am both grateful and proud to be able to represent PWR in the WTCR,” said Dahlgren.

“The entire team has together developed the car during the year, both at home in TCR Scandinavia and internationally in WTCR. That is why it is going to be especially exciting to see how our Cupra TCR will fair in this environment. Macau is in my eyes one of the coolest circuits in the world.”

PWR Racing co-owner and driver Haglöf has decided to step back for the Macau race and focus on managing the team instead, a decision on whether he will return for the Sepang season finale has not been made.

“Robert is one of the best drivers I have raced with and against,” said Haglöf.

“He is a great asset to the team that myself and Poker (Wallenberg) have founded together and it is going to be great fun to see him race in one of our Cupra TCR race cars at Macau. It is a tough challenge for him, but Dahlgren has all the experience needed to fight for points straight away.”

Dahlgren raced for the team in the TCR Scandinavia championship this season, claiming his second Scandinavian title for the team after a title fight with primarily Audi team Brink Motorsport drivers Tobias Brink and Andreas Wernersson.

The Swede last raced at Macau in 2011 for Cyan Racing, then named Polestar Racing, driving a Volvo C30 S2000. The Swede topped the first qualifying session but crashed in the second, putting him out for the remainder of the weekend with a broken thumb.

Haglöf made his WTCR debut this season and is currently 24th overall with a podium finish at the Hungaroring as his best result to date.