In 2014, Volvo has partnered with the well-respected Garry Rogers Motorsport team to form Volvo Polestar Racing, the first formalised factory team from a luxury car brand to compete in Australian V8 Supercars.
Derek Crabb, Executive Motorsport Director of Volvo Car Group said of the announcement:
“Polestar has been Volvo Car Group’s global performance and motorsport partner since 1996, and has campaigned Volvos in the World Touring Car Championship, the European Touring Car Championship and, currently, the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship.
“We are extremely happy to see Polestar enter this collaboration with Garry Rogers Motorsport for Volvo Car Australia.”
Polestar is Volvo’s equivalent of AMG to Mercedes or HSV to Holden Australia.
Polestar will produce the V8 engine and assist Garry Rogers Motorsport in the development of the V8 Supercars campaign.
Polestar owner Christian Dahl said of the announcement:
“We are very proud and excited to take on the V8 Supercars together with Volvo Car Australia and Garry Rogers Motorsport, a championship that has grown to become one of the most prestigious and competitive racing championships in the world.
“Polestar will do our absolute best to add Volvo knowledge, engineering and development strengths to the already competent team at Garry Rogers Motorsport.”
Volvo Car Australia and Polestar are investing significant capital and resources into Garry Rogers Motorsport, who will produce and race two V8 Supercars based on the production S60 road car.
For more details, visit the Garry Rogers website here http://www.grmotorsport.com.au/grm-Announcement_Official.php