Volvo Cars, Polestar and Cyan Racing claim their first motorsport world titles at the FIA World Touring Car Championship. With Polestar Cyan Racing claiming the manufacturer title, alongside Thed Bjork clinching the driver champion title, the first ever Swedish racing World Champion.
Polestar Cyan Racing won the manufacturer’s award at the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) late last week, with a 28.5 point lead over nearest rival, Honda. Polestar Cyan Racing’s Thed Bjork emerged as driver champion with a matching number of points over his nearest competitor, Norbert Michelisz, after two flawless races.
“We entered the championship last year with a five-year plan to become World Champions. We did it in just two years. We have exceeded all of our expectations and goals this season,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar. “Thed Björk has done an awesome job this season and is a worthy champion. The team has put down thousands and thousands of hours to claim the World Title, I can’t thank them enough. This is the proudest moment in the history of our team and I am so proud to be able to say that we are the World Champions!”
Fellow Polestar Cyan Racing drivers Nicky Catsburg and Yvan Muller finished in the top 10 for both final races of the season, earning vital points for the team.
“Thed has really earned this World Title and the team has done a great job this season. We had a good final race weekend of the season and we managed to fulfil the goals we had set up ahead of it. I am proud of everyone in the team,” said Yvan Muller.
Congratulations to the team, a fantastic result and a testament to Volvo's developments over recent years!