Polestar Cyan Racing have completed the build of a new test car for further developing its Volvo S60 which competes in the World Touring Car Championship.
The Swedish team has not yet been able to carry out any in-season testing as it embarks on its first season with the S60 TC1 car.
Since starting the season with its two cars, the team have relied on data collected during race weekends to further develop the car.
Now the team can carry out testing and development in tandem with its racing programme, as it prepares to step up a gear in 2017 to a three-car campaign.
“This is a crucial part in our plan for moving forward ahead of 2017,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Cyan Racing. “The race cars have not been in Sweden since the first race in April, meaning that no development work has been possible.
“The test car changes that and we look forward to work further with the new data from the coming tests.”
The car was recently given its first run at Mantorp Park in Sweden by drivers Thed Björk and Robert Dahlgren, who have both raced in the WTCC this season.
Polestar’s Head of Motorsport, Alexander Murdzevski-Schedvin, added that the 2016 campaign had already been ahead of expectations, with the company now looking to put the plans in place to be able to build on that form next year.
“The results so far this year are better than we expected with several top five and top ten finishes,” said Murdzevski-Schedvin. “We have a strong base car in the Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 and a solid preparation work by the team.
“The test programme alongside the race weekends is the next step in our plan, providing us with the right conditions to take the next step forward in terms of pace and results next season.”