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Volvo signs Swedish duo for WTCC return

Multiple Swedish Touring Car Champions Thed Bjork and Fredrik Ekblom are charged with leading Volvo's new WTCC effort in 2016.
Volvo has announced Thed Bjork and Fredrik Ekblom will head up their burgeoning World Touring Car Championship effort for 2016 as the Swedish firm gears up for its return to international racing.

Competing under the Polestar Cyan Racing banner with a pair of S60 saloons built to the series' striking TC1 regulations, Volvo's 2016 bid comes after the manufacturer participated in a single season stint in 2011 before returning to the domestic touring car scene.

Leading the challenge will be Bjork and Ekblom, two hugely experienced and successful Swedish drivers, whose accolades include eight Swedish Touring Car titles between them.

Having enjoyed a successful year in the WTCC-aping TTA series in Sweden, Bjork and Ekblom were considered the natural choice for the manufacturer's new international endeavour.

“We have an ideal line-up with Thed and Fredrik for the first year of our new WTCC assault,” said. “Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar. “Both are solid on outright speed, race craft and they are extremely well aligned in-between and with the engineering team regarding catching up with quickest in the championship.”

“Thed and Fredrik are two of the very best touring car drivers in the world and they have achieved remarkable results for us in the past,” Christian Dahl, the CEO of the newly created Cyan Racing added. “Both of them have played a vital part in the development of our new race car and I am keen to see them start our journey towards the top of the FIA World Touring Car Championship.”



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Volvo will enter the 2016 WTCC under the Volvo Cyan Polestar Racing banner
Nestor Girolami, Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo, WTCC [Credit: WTCC]
Thed Bjork - Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo S60
Thed Bjork - Polestar Cyan Volvo   [pic credit: FIA WTCC media/Francois Flammand]
Fredrik Ekblom - Polestar Cyan Volvo S60   [pic credit: FIA WTCC media/Francois Flammand]
Thed Bjork - Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo S60
Fredrik Ekblom - Polestar Cyan Volvo S60
Thed Bjork - Polestar Volvo C30 DRiVE [Pic credit: WTCC]
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Robert Dahlgren (SWE) Polestar Racing Volvo C30
Robert Dahlgren (SWE) Polestar Racing Volvo C30
Robert Dahlgren (SWE) Polestar Racing Volvo C30
Robert Dahlgren (SWE) Polestar Racing Volvo C30
Volvo
Robert Dahlgren (SWE) Volvo C30 Drive
Robert Dahlgren (SWE) Volvo C30 Drive
Robert Dahlgren (SWE) Volvo C30 Drive
Robert Dahlgren (SWE) Volvo C30 Drive

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