While Volvo and Polestar Cyan Racing deshojan the margarita the time to announce their official drivers in the WTCC, one of the possible candidates to fill one of their vehicles has ceased to be. Robert Dalhgren has abandoned its condition of a pilot factory of Volvo and his 37-year will occupy a senior position in an automotive dealership in the north of Sweden. After finishing runner-up in the STCC in 2016 and play some rounds loose in the World of Cars with the Volvo S60 TC1, Dalhgren away from the competition and gives way to new tasks in your life.
Robert Dalhgren he contested six races in the WTCC last season to take part in the rounds of Vila Real (Portugal), Termas de Rio Hondo (Argentina) and Losail (Qatar). His best result came at precisely the round in qatar, where he finished seventh in the opening race of the test. For his part, his performance in the STCC was much more noticeable with five wins and thirteen podiums that helped him to finish runner-up. Despite the good results achieved at the controls of the Volvo S60, Dalhgren remained seven points of his team mate Richard Göransson.
Robert Dahlgren has thus put an end to his time as the official pilot of the Swedish brand, role he had held since 2004. A decision that also opens up the possibilities to speculate on the identity of the riders who will rise to the three Volvo S60 TC1 in the WTCC. In this aspect, Thed Björk is the pilot with more options to lead the project after his big role in 2016. In question is whether Fredrik Ekblom will be repeated with the team and if Néstor Girolami you will have the opportunity to have a full program. Nick Catsburg it can also be a good option.