Polestar has announced that it is not to renew the three-year V8 Supercars contract that ends after the current season.
“We have enjoyed a good cooperation with Garry Rogers Motorsport and the championship organisers, but our strategy and business objectives requires us now to focus our attention to other technologies and championships in the near future,” said Niels Möller, chief operating officer of Polestar. “We will of course support the programme in order to achieve the best possible sporting results in 2016, however, we feel it is fair to all involved that we can provide a heads-up ahead of 2017 as early as possible. We would like to extend our gratitude to all involved parties in the programme and wish them the very best for the future.”
The programme, formed in cooperation with Volvo Car Australia and Garry Rogers Motorsport in 2014, has so far resulted in seven victories, 17 podium finishes, 17 pole positions and seven fastest laps.