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Polestar WTCC chief reveals Muller impact

Polestar WTCC chief reveals Muller impact

19/03/2017 12:00

Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin has spoken of the “valuable contribution” Yvan Muller is making to Polestar Cyan Racing’s FIA World Touring Car Championship preparations.

Muller, the four-time WTCC champion, is Cyan Racing’s development driver and senior advisor and took part in two days of testing at Monza earlier in the week alongside factory drivers Thed Björk and Néstor Girolami.

“We all know he has done this type of work a number of times before, with Chevrolet and Citroën, and having a third opinion is better than having two opinions on the same thing,” said Murdzevski Schedvin. “Evidently you see he is driving the car and is also working on the process itself around the testing and it’s a valuable contribution and obviously we are very happy to have him in the team.”

Murdzevski Schedvin, pictured right with Muller, continued: “He’s a very friendly gentleman, he fits in well with the team, brining in a good atmosphere and some background credibility. It’s easy for an engineer to trust driver input when that driver has done the same job with some great success with other manufacturers. But everyone in that garage is there for a reason and to add value and so is he as well.”

Meanwhile, Nicky Catsburg, who will complete the Polestar Cyan Racing WTCC challenge in 2017 had to sit out the Monza tests due to his participation in the clashing Sebring 12 Hours in the USA with BMW. Sadly, for the Dutchman, a crash put him out of the race prior to the halfway stage.

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