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Björk: Bring on the WTCC’s fast and challenging

Björk: Bring on the WTCC’s fast and challenging

19/04/2017 06:00

Thed Björk is all set for a “fast and challenging” ride when the FIA World Touring Car Championship stops off in Italy next week.

Swift Swede Björk, part of the all-star Polestar Cyan Racing attack on the 2017 WTCC, will be in action at mythical Monza from 29-30 April and can’t wait for the chance to tame the Italian Grand Prix venue in his Volvo S60 Polestar.

“It’s a fantastic track which I have raced on before in F3000,” said Björk, who finished second in the Opening Race at WTCC AFRIQUIA Race of Morocco earlier this month to stake his claim for more on-track success. “It’s fantastic because of the culture and history but also because it’s fast and challenging and it has the high-speed that makes you love motor racing. It’s a great place and when you get the Ascari chicane right it feels good.”

OSCARO, the world’s leading online retailer of original auto spare parts, is the Event Presenting Partner of WTCC Race of Italy. To download free tickets, visit OSCARO.it. And to watch Polestar Cyan Racing’s behind-the-scenes video click here.

Norbert Michelisz has received yet more silverware. Twenty-four hours after picking up his trophy for finishing runner-up in the FIA World Touring Car Championship at the FIA Prize Giving event in Paris, the Hungarian was honoured a little closer to home.

The top three drivers in the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship were honoured in Paris on Friday evening when the stunning Château de Versailles hosted the annual FIA Prize Giving ceremony.

FIA World Touring Car Championship promoter Eurosport Events has broken with tradition by awarding the prestigious WTCC Nürburgring Nordschleife Best Driver Trophy to not one but two drivers after Polestar Cyan Racing’s factory duo, Thed Björk and Nicky Catsburg, tamed planet earth’s toughest race track in spectacular fashion back in May.

Jean Todt has been re-elected as President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) at the organisation’s General Assembly in Paris today.

Thed Björk will be crowned FIA World Touring Car champion for 2017 at the FIA Prize Giving in Paris this evening. Here are some facts about Polestar Cyan Racing’s swift Swede.

The FIA World Touring Car Championship will be replaced from 2018 with new technical regulations, a new format and a new name following a vote of approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris yesterday (6 December).