Volvo S60 Enters 2010 BTCS Season
The car’s maiden track test will take place today on the Belgian Zolder track, while its racing debut is scheduled for April 11.
"We are very happy about this development," Bart Crols, Managing Director at Volvo Cars Belgium, said in a release. "The all-new Volvo S60 sports sedan is Volvo's most exciting driving experience so far and there is no better way to show this than by bringing it to the race track. Volvo and the all-new S60 have a special place in the people's hearts here as several Volvo models, including the new S60, are built in Belgium at the Volvo Cars Ghent plant."
The race version of the Volvo S60 has been developed in accordance with the BTCS regulations, meaning it has a tubular chassis, the same type of front and rear suspension and aerodynamics.
"It has been a hectic period, but we have received great assistance from Volvo Cars' Motorsport department," added Thomas Neri, Team Manager for the Volvo S60 Racing Team. "Our main objective is to get up to speed and to compete well in the various heats. Next season we hope to put our own in-house developed engine in the car."
2010 Racing Calendar for the Volvo S60 in the BTCS:
- April 9-11 Zolder
- April 30-May 2 Dijon-Prenois
- June 4-6 Spa-Francorchamps
- July 9-10 Spa-Francorchamps
- September 17-19 Spa-Francorchamps
- October 8-10 Zolder