Volvo has started off this years racing season in the Swedish Touring Car Championship in great style. Its Green C30 DRIVe racer has claimed all pole positions and won several races.

Volvo Cars Motorsport has now joined forces with Volvo Cars UK and has entered Volvos official team Volvo Polestar Racing to defend its colours at the World Touring Car Championship round at Brands Hatch on July 18-19.

Volvo is not new to racing its C30 in WTCC after a successful one car entry at last years round. This year however, Volvo will enter two cars. This means that drivers Robert Dahlgren and Tommy Rustad can support each other in qualifying. The cars will also feature a unique Volvo Genuine Parts and Polestar Performance WTCC livery.

"Last year was an exploratory race. This year we are upping the stakes to give our British Volvo fans and customers a great show. I think that we will also be able to show that STCC is a championship that is on a very high level even compared to the best in the world" says Derek Crabb, Director of Motorsport at Volvo Car Corporation.

WTCC is broadcasted live on Eurosport.

2009 Volvo C30 WTCC Car