Royal co-drive awaits WTCC winner

Royal co-drive awaits WTCC winner

10/08/2017 12:00

Thed Björk will return to Swedish GT action in his homeland this weekend – partnering Prince Carl Philip in Polestar Cyan Racing’s Volvo S60.

The three-time FIA World Touring Car Championship race winner is making his final appearance alongside Prince Carl Philip in Swedish GT this season at the Karlskoga track.

“It feels awesome to be back on my home track following a good summer break after my podium finish in Argentina,” said Björk. “We’re heading to Karlskoga to fight for the championship lead – we have what it takes to win.”

Following the upcoming Swedish GT counter, Björk will switch his focus to his WTCC title bid. After 12 races, the factory Volvo racer is 12 points behind Tiago Monteiro in second place. The battle resumes at the Ningbo International Speedpark, venue of WTCC Race of China, from 13-15 October.

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).