Polestar Cyan Racing endured a point-less weekend in the World Touring Car Championship in Argentina, with the team blaming a lack of testing and direction with the set-up of their cars.
Despite carrying no compensation weight, none of the Volvo S60 drivers left Argentina with any points in the bag.
Thed Björk performed the best of the duo, finishing 11th in the Opening Race despite a spin induced by a rival. The Swede believes that he had strong race pace, but admits that alone is not good enough.
“Our performance in the first race was really good,” said Björk. “But if you get behind like we did in terms of setup, it just isn’t enough in a world championship and I struggled in the second race where I just couldn’t get past.
“We didn’t achieve the results we hoped for but we gained valuable data that is very important for when we can start to test properly between races.”
Robert Dahlgren fared less well, taking a brace of 16th place finishes in only his second meeting since returning to the WTCC.
“Our goal for the races was to gain data for next year and to gain on the front-runners, something that we achieved and that I am pleased with,” added Dahlgren. “I am really looking forward to the races in Japan.”
Polestar’s Head of Motorsport, Alexander Murdzevski-Schedvin, still believes that the team put in an admirable effort, despite another trying weekend for the all-Swedish outfit.
“The team has fought well under the circumstances they found themselves in after practice and qualifying. The lap times achieved in the races from both drivers were encouraging and that is what we take with us to the coming races.”