Prince Carl Philip joined by WTCC star in penultimate Swedish GT race

Prince Carl Philip will be joined by Polestar Cyan Racing’s Dutch WTCC star, Nicky Catsburg for the penultimate Swedish GT round at the former F1 circuit, Anderstorp, this weekend.

Nicky Catsburg, who is currently fourth in the 2017 WTCC for Polestar Cyan Racing, said: ”This is a completely new challenge for me with a car and circuit that I have never driven, but I am very much looking forward to it. My goal is very clear for the weekend at Anderstorp and it is to support Prince Carl Philip in his fight for the title.”

The previous race weekend at Karlskoga saw Prince Carl Philip securing a victory and podium finish, elevating him to third, just six points from championship leaders and Ferrari drivers, Fredrik Larsson and Ingvar Mattsson.

”Karlskoga was our best weekend so far this year and it feels good to have that with us going to Anderstorp. We will have to fight harder than ever this weekend but I am up for it and I am glad to have Nicky on-board. He is a very fast driver and hopefully we can stand on the podium together,” said Prince Carl Philip.

Anderstorp is one of the fastest circuits in Sweden and will potentially be one of the toughest race weekends of the calendar for Polestar Cyan Racing.

”There are always a few particularly difficult rounds during a season and this is one of them as, due to the current regulations, we have competitors with several hundred horse powers more than us. Nonetheless, we will fight hard to secure as many points as possible to create strong position for the season finale,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.

Follow the Polestar Cyan Racing during the Anderstorp weekend at: http://swegt.polestar.com

Swedish GT Anderstorp
Circuit: Anderstorp
Length: 4025 m
Lap record (STCC): 1:34.274 (Kristoffersson)

Schedule
(Times in CEST)
Friday 1/9
16:00 Test (60 min)

Saturday 2/9
13:30 Qualifying (30 min)
16:20 Race 1 (35 min + 1 lap)

Sunday 3/9
15:05 Race 2 (28 min + 1 lap)

TV Schedule
SVT 1 – Live 15:05 CEST 3/9 (Race 2)
https://www.svtplay.se

Championship standings
GTA – Top 5
1 Fredrik Larsson Ferrari 488 113 points
1 Ingvar Mattsson Ferrari 488 113 points
3 Carl Philip Bernadotte Volvo S60 107 (-6)
4 Jan Brunstedt Audi R8 LMS Ultra 105 (-8)
5 Thed Björk Volvo S60 89 (-24)

2017 Swedish GT Entry List
No – Driver – Team – Car
GTA Class
7 – Kari Mäkinen – Euroracing – Ferrari 458
7 – Oscar Krüger – Euroracing – Ferrari 458
11 – Toni Persic – TPR Motorsport – Chevrolet Camaro
13 – Carl Philip Bernadotte – Polestar Cyan Racing – Volvo S60
13 – Nicky Catsburg – Polestar Cyan Racing – Volvo S60
25 – Peter Eriksson – TBA – Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
45 – Krister Andero – TBA – Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
67 – Erik Hjeltman – Brovallen Design – Ford Mondeo
98 – Jan Brunstedt – JB Motorsport – Audi R8 LMS Ultra
99 – Ingvar Mattsson – Mattsson Motorsport – Ferrari 488
99 – Fredrik Larsson – Mattsson Motorsport – Ferrari 488
GTB Class
20 – Philip Morin – Mtech Competition – Porsche Cayman GT4
20 – Linus Pröjtz – Mtech Competition – Porsche Cayman GT4
21 – Håkan Ricknäs – Ricknäs Motorsport – Porsche Cayman GT4
21 – Thomas Martinson – Ricknäs Motorsport – Porsche Cayman GT4
31 – Hans Söderholm – Ricknäs Motorsport – Porsche 911 GT4
31 – Marcus Söderholm – Ricknäs Motorsport – Porsche 911 GT4
45 – Krister Andero – TBA – Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
50 – Thomas Belfrage – Euroracing – Ferrari 360
51 – Peter Larsen – Primus Racing – Ginetta G55
51 – Johan Rosén – Primus Racing – Ginetta G55
60 – Franck Århage – Århage Racing – Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
65 – Bror Ellfolk – TBA – Ginetta G55
65 – Niclas Lindström – TBA – Ginetta G55
88 – Erik Behrens – Alfab Racing – McLaren 570S
88 – Daniel Roos – Alfab Racing – McLaren 570S

2017 Swedish GT Calendar
Date Circuit Country
04-06 May Knutstorp Sweden
07-09 July Falkenberg Sweden
11-13 August Karlskoga Sweden
01-03 September Anderstorp Sweden
14-16 September Mantorp Park Sweden

Contact Details
Johan Meissner, Press Manager
johan.meissner@polestar.com
+46(0)70 241 3234

About Polestar
Polestar is Volvo Car Group’s performance road car brand and was founded by Polestar Racing, today known as Cyan Racing. Polestar’s birth was a result of Cyan Racing’s race engineers desire to explore how technology behind the multiple title-winning success in racing could be applied to the performance of road going Volvo cars, on all roads and conditions in everyday life. The first road-going performance Concepts were launched in 2010 and the first performance cars, based on the Volvo S60, were ready in 2012. In 2015, Volvo Cars acquired Polestar Performance. Today, Polestar builds the S60 and V60 Polestar, 367 hp performance road cars with over 250 developments over-and-above the standard Volvo products. It also offers Polestar Engineered performance hardware upgrades and engine software optimisations for existing Volvo products.

In the future, Polestar will become a new separately-branded electrified high-performance car company. Polestar will offer a portfolio of bespoke Polestar branded cars that will no longer carry a Volvo logo. Polestar will enjoy specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars and benefit from significant economies of scale as a result of its connection to Volvo. These synergies will allow it to design, develop and build world beating electrified high performance cars.

About Cyan Racing
Founded in 1996 and today known as Cyan Racing, the privately owned and operated company has been Volvo Car Group’s official team in motorsport since its conception. Cyan Racing has claimed multiple titles with the Volvo 850, S40, C30 and S60. Today, the company enjoys success on track with the Polestar road car brand as Polestar Cyan Racing in pursuit of both the World Touring Car Championship and Swedish GT, racing the Volvo S60 Polestar road going performance car.