The magnificent Polestar Volvo C30 might never see the daylight as a production car, but it’s signed up for a full season of World Touring Car Championship in 2011 as a one-car team.
They don’t see this as racing so much as a commercial and technical evaluation ahead of 2012. In other words this year they won’t be focusing on result and try their best to fine tune the Volvo C30 DRIVe for 2012 season. The car already has multiple titles and race victories in the Swedish and Scandinavian Touring Car Championships.
Polestar kicks off the season with the current two litre engine but then replaces it with an all-new 1.6 turbo engine, based on a completely new Volvo engine family. The first race of the year is also going to showcase a new livery of the Volvo C30 DRIVe racing car. The car is painted in the distinctive Polestar-blue, also featured on the Volvo C30 Polestar concept prototype car. The car will be piloted by Robert Dahlgren.
“I am very much looking forward to the season start. The first race of the year is by no means going to be easy, especially with the high level of competition and the fact that we are new to the championship. But we have got a solid programme and we are ready,” said Dahlgren.
Calendar – WTCC 2011
18-20 March – Curitiba – Brazil
22-24 April – Zolder – Belgium
14-15 May – Monza – Italy
18-19 June – Brno – Czech Republic
01-03 July – Porto – Portugal
15-17 July – Donington Park – United Kingdom
30-31 July – Oschersleben – Germany
03-04 September – Valencia – Spain
21-23 October – Suzuka – Japan
04-06 November – Guangdong – China
17-20 November – Macau – China