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Polestar WTCC podiums better than expected, says Girolami

Polestar WTCC podiums better than expected, says Girolami

14/04/2017 06:00

Néstor Girolami believes Polestar Cyan Racing’s podium double at FIA WTCC AFRIQUIA Race of Morocco last weekend is only just the start.

After Thed Björk had opened the factory Volvo squad’s podium account with second place in the Opening Race in Marrakech, Girolami scored a WTCC career-best third in the Main Race on a track that hadn’t been expected to suit the Sweden-built Volvo S60 Polestar World Touring Cars.

“It has been a really great start for Polestar Cyan Racing, the team has done a very good job with the car, a vast improvement from last year,” said Argentine ace Girolami. “I am happy with the weekend, we did not expect this level of result on this circuit, especially as I have never before raced here. Bring on Monza, a track that should suit our car much better.”

Björk added: “This result is better than I expected, I am so happy to start the season with a podium and to together lead the manufacturers’ championship on a track that should be our toughest of the season. I head back to Sweden with a really good feeling for the rest of the season.”

Meanwhile, Nicky Catsburg placed fourth and fifth in the two races on his debut for Polestar Cyan Racing.

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