Volvo has announced they have decided to enter their E85 powered Volvo C30 racer in the WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) at Brands Hatch on the 26 – 27th of July.
After securing three out of seven pole positions and leading close to half of all laps driven in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) this year, Volvo wants to see how it will stack up against the strongest of competitors on the legendary Brands Hatch circuit at Kent, England.
“We are naturally excited to come to Brands Hatch. This race was on the ‘to-do-list’ in our plan for the C30 from the start. We wanted this as a check point to see how far we have come against the best,” says Derek Crabb, Motorsport Director at Volvo Car Corporation. “We are climbing up the development curve of this car and we strongly believe the Volvo C30 may become a very competitive car in any FIA Super 2000 championship. However, it is important to stay pragmatic and do things in the right order.”
Same as in the STCC, official Volvo motorsport partner, Polestar Racing AB, will be running the car with Ethanol E85 in the tank. Naturally, they will not be eligible for championship points.