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Polestar Cyan Racing announces driver for 2016 STCC

Robert Dahlgren will return to the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship with Polestar Cyan Racing for the 2016 season.

”I am here to claim the title, that is my sole goal for the 2016 season. I have unfinished business in the STCC and I am glad to get the best possible conditions to take on the title challenge with Polestar Cyan Racing,” said Dahlgren.

Dahlgren, the 2010 STC Cup champion and a three-time STCC runner-up, will drive one of the two Volvo S60 Polestar race cars alongside Prince Carl Philip.

”We are very happy to announce Robert for our 2016 STCC title challenge. Robert has worked with us since 2004 and with him we don’t only get consistent performance in one of the cars, we get a vital contribution to the overall performance in the team. We can depend on his experience and qualities again in 2016,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars.

The 36-year-old will continue as part of the WTCC development programme for 2016 and beyond alongside the STCC season, as well as the development of performance cars at Polestar.

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”Robert is a valuable asset for Polestar Cyan Racing and we are glad to have him on board as driver for the STCC and part of our WTCC development programme,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Cyan Racing.

Drivers for the Polestar Cyan Racing WTCC programme will be announced before the end of this year. The 2016 STCC season starts on May 1st at the airport circuit in Skövde, Sweden.

Facts – Robert Dahlgren
Age: 36
Lives: Skellefteå, Sweden
Drives: Volvo XC60
Races: Volvo S60 Polestar STCC
STCC statistics
Races: 108
Victories: 17
Podiums: 45
Pole positions: 36 (7 more than any other STCC driver)
Number of racing laps: 2198

What is Polestar and Cyan Racing?
Polestar is the performance brand of Volvo Cars. Cyan Racing is the official motorsport partner to Polestar. Volvo Cars has acquired Polestar Performance AB, which comprises a range of performance products including performance engineered cars and performance drivetrain optimisations. Volvo has not acquired the racing division of Polestar, now named Cyan Racing and still owned by Christian Dahl.

Where will Polestar Cyan Racing compete in 2016?
Polestar Cyan Racing will compete in the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship, the 2016 V8 Supercars and the 2016 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship.

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