Polestar Cyan Racing show winning potential at the Nürburgring

The Nürburgring Nordschleife, known as the Green Hell, threw an endless stream of challenges at Polestar Cyan Racing drivers Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom. The Volvo duo fought hard, with three-time STCC champion Björk challenging for the lead in the first race.

Björk started the first race of the weekend from third on the grid, made his way into second place on the opening lap and caught race leader Tiago Monteiro at the end of lap one when an oil leak put his race to an end.

”I had the pace on Tiago and we were no doubt in with a shot for at least a podium finish. Unfortunately the car started to leak oil and I had to retire. This is all just part of our learning process but the important thing is that I was in a fight for the lead in only our fifth race of this all-new programme,” said Thed Björk.

Instead it was team mate Ekblom taking over the charge, climbing from 17th on the grid to finish eighth in race one after both passing competitors on track and gaining positions from other drivers retiring.

Polestar Cyan Racing show winning potential at the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Polestar Cyan Racing show winning potential at the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Polestar Cyan Racing show winning potential at the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Polestar Cyan Racing show winning potential at the Nürburgring Nordschleife

Thunderstorms, punctures, technical issues and bumper-to-bumper racing made the WTCC weekend in Germany the toughest one so far of the WTCC season for Polestar Cyan Racing.

Next up is the WTCC race of Russia in Moscow on June 12th.

WTCC Race of Germany

Circuit: Nürburgring Nordschleife

Results

Race 1

1 José María López Citroën C-Elysée 3 laps

2 Tom Chilton Citroën C-Elysée +0.526

3 Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic +6.653

4 Rob Huff Honda Civic +7.971

5 Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée +10.126

8 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 12.983

DNF Thed Björk Volvo S60

Race 2

1 José María López Citroën C-Elysée 3 laps

2 Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic +0.435

3 Tom Chilton Citroën C-Elysée +0.915

4 Rob Huff Honda Civic +1.908

5 Mehdi Bennani  Citroën C-Elysée +2.431

7 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 +6.072

8 Thed Björk Volvo S60 +8.008

Championship standings

1 José María López Citroën C-Elysée 193 pts

2 Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic 124 (-69)

3 Rob Huff Honda Civic 122 (-71)

4 Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic 120 (-73)

5 Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée 103 (-90)

12 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 30 (-163)

13 Thed Björk Volvo S60 23 (-170)