Volvo welcomed the Association WTCC and TCR, but was given to understand that the preparation to participate in a new series WTCR will take time.
Rumors about the work of the Swedish automaker over the machine TCR appeared a few weeks ago and during the race weekend in Qatar has been confirmed. But it turned out that the further development of the Volvo S60 TC1 continued until the last, given the fight for the title. So the car under the new regulations will be ready to race only to end in 2018.
Official: In 2018 on the basis of the WTCC and TCR will be created for the world Cup WTCR
“TCR is a great regulation. Well, these rules became the basis for WTCR – commented commercial Director of Volvo Motorsport Alexander Arzewski-Chedwin in an interview with TouringCarTimes. – This opens up many new opportunities for us, but, of course, means that now we need a new development strategy. That’s why we have nothing to say now about the specification, except that I look forward to the team’s return to the track. Additional information we will provide in the first quarter of 2018.”
Details of the technical regulation of TCR
In WTCR will be prohibited from participating manufacturers, but there is nothing stopping Volvo to put the car under the guise of an independent team Cyan Racing, which is owned by Swedish company Polestar, and division.
It is assumed that active participation in the development of new vehicles will take the champion-2017 Ted Bjork and four-time champion Yvan Muller.
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