McLaughlin to make European debut for Volvo – Motorsport.com


V8 Supercars star John McLaughlin will certainly gain his Scandinavian Touring auto Champion launching with regard to Polestar Cyan Racing this weekend.

The Kiwi will certainly browse through Skövde in Sweden with regard to Round 1 of the STCC, where he will certainly sub in with regard to normal driver Prince Carl Philip that will certainly be the 2 celebrating the 70th birthday of his father King Carl XVI Gustaf, and caring with regard to his new-birthed son.

McLaughlin, that clean-swept the current V8 Supercars round at Phillip Isle with regard to the Volvo GRM squad, will certainly slot in along with normal STCC Volvo drivers Simon Dahlgren and Richard Göransson.

”I am simply looking ahead to the difficulty and will certainly attempt to do an excellent task with regard to the prince of Sweden, that I am subbing in for,” pointed out McLaughlin.

“I am actually excited to connect my aged team-mate Simon Dahlgren in the STCC along with Polestar Cyan Racing. With any luck we will certainly come away along with a podium – that would certainly be great.”

Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar, said: “Cozy congratulations from every one of us at Polestar Cyan Racing to Prince Carl Philip and while we are sorry to miss out on your man with regard to the initial race, John is a youthful and promising racing skill that has actually performed a fantastic task in Australia.

“We are pleased to have actually your man along with us with regard to the initial nationality and he will certainly undoubtedly face a strong difficulty along with so restricted time in the STCC car, yet we are positive in his skills to adapt.”