PWR Racing joins WTCR Supergrid, will run two Cupras in 2019
The Swedish team PWR Racing will expand its operations to the FIA – World Touring Car Cup in 2019, running two Cupra TCR machines. The drivers are still to be announced.
After successfully competing for years in national and regional touring car competitions. PWR Racing secured support from the Spanish brand and will run two Cupras in the 30-race 2019 WTCR season.
Based in Vikmanshyttan in southern central Sweden, PWR was co-founded by Daniel Haglöf and Peter ‘Poker’ Wallenberg in 2012. The team represented Seat Sweden and Cupra Racing in Scandinavia with great success since 2016, winning several drivers’ and teams’ titles. The team will continue its domestic activities in TCR Scandinavia alongside its WTCR commitment.
PWR co-founder and CEO Daniel Haglöf said: “The progress for PWR Racing has been extremely fast since we were founded in 2012 and we’re now heading into our first international season. It’s a great opportunity to measure ourselves against the very best. I’m looking forward to it and I’m grateful for the trust that CUPRA Racing has put in us to represent their brand in WTCR.”
Peter ‘Poker’ Wallenberg, who co-founded PWR, added: “This is an important step for PWR Racing. We received official support from SEAT in Sweden ahead of the 2016 STCC season. To now get an opportunity to represent the CUPRA brand on the international stage is an honour and a great testament to everyone that’s been involved with PWR Racing over the years.”
François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCR promoter, welcomed PWR Racing: “While PWR is a new team in WTCR and will have to learn most of the tracks, they already have a good knowledge of the Cupra TCR and a good pedigree. Along with Cyan Racing and two world champion drivers in Thed Björk and Johan Kristoffersson, the Swedish presence on the WTCR 2019 Supergrid is growing ever stronger. We look forward to the team sharing news about its exciting driver line-up soon.”
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