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Catsburg can’t help Polestar’s racing Prince on temporary assignment from WTCC

Catsburg can’t help Polestar’s racing Prince on temporary assignment from WTCC
By FIA WTCC

04/09/2017 at 06:00Updated 04/09/2017 at 06:10

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Nicky Catsburg’s inclusion in Polestar Cyan Racing’s Swedish GT line-up didn’t result in the success he and new driving partner Prince Carl Philip craved when they retired from both races at Anderstorp over the weekend.

Catsburg, a contender for this season’s FIA World Touring Car Championship crown with the factory Volvo Polestar team, was driving the GT version of the Volvo S60 for the first time as well as making his debut at the former Swedish Grand Prix venue.

“I am happy with our pace this weekend, especially in qualifying where we were closer than we expected to our competitors,” said Catsburg, whose achievements in GT racing are well documented. “It was of course unfortunate with two retirements, but that is racing sometimes and we were fighting for the podium which is a positive for the team to take home from this weekend.”

Despite the double non-finish, Prince Carl Philip retains a mathematical chance of lifting the title at the Mantorp Park season closer from 14-16 September.

Meanwhile, Catsburg’s pursuit of his first WTCC crown continues at the all-new Ningbo International Speedpark in China from 13-15 October.

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