Volvo Cars employees got to meet the Polestar Cyan Racing drivers and see the all-new Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 race car ahead of the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship at the headquarters in Gothenburg, Swenden, today.
Both drivers Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom, together representing seven STCC titles, were present for autograph signings and Q&A sessions with the employees.
"We have had an awesome day with a tremendous response from the Volvo employees. It was really great to see the persons behind the base car that we are going to take on the world title with and the inspiring messages from them ahead of the coming season," said Björk.
The newly constructed Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 race car was unveiled and a walkthrough was provided by the Polestar Cyan Racing crew.
The FIA World Touring Car Championship season starts on April 1-3rd at Paul Ricard in France, with the organisers issuing an amended calendar earlier today.
FIA World Touring Car Championship calendar 2016*
1-3 April 2016: FIA WTCC Race of France (Circuit Paul Ricard)
15-17 April 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Slovakia (Slovakia Ring)
22-24 April 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Hungary (Hungaroring)
7-8 May 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Morocco (Circuit Moulay El Hassan, Marrakech) S
26-28 May 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Germany (Nürburgring Nordschleife)
10-12 June 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Russia (Moscow Raceway)
24-26 June 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Portugal (Circuito Internacional de Vila Real) S
5-7 August 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Argentina (Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo)**
2-4 September 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Japan (Twin Ring Motegi)
23-25 September 2016: FIA WTCC Race of China (Shanghai International Circuit)
4-6 November 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Thailand (Chang International Circuit)**
23-25 November 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Qatar (Losail International Circuit) N
S = Street race
N = Night Race
* = Subject to final FIA World Motor Sport Council approval
** = Pending on signature of promoter agreement