After announcing his retirement from full-time racing last year, the four-times WTCC champion Yvan Muller is joining Volvo’s Cyan Racing team as a test and development driver for the 2017 Volvo S60 Polestar.
The Frenchman was working closely with full-time Volvo drivers Thed Björk, Néstor Girolami and Nicky Catsburg, as they wrapped up winter testing at Monza last week, and has been very involved with other areas of development, too. “I am really glad and proud to have recruited Yvan to Cyan Racing,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Cyan Racing. “There is no other touring car driver as experienced as him in the world, and he is a vital asset to the team. We can already see the progress made, even though our cooperation is still quite new.”
Muller is a legend in touring cars, and hasn’t finished lower than third in the championship, since 2007, having claimed the drivers’ titles in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013. In addition to making Muller a popular racing hero, that record also makes him the most successful WTCC driver ever.
“To start a cooperation with Cyan Racing is something that I am very pleased with,” says Muller. “They developed strongly last year for their first season and we have made interesting progress during the winter testing. I look forward to continuing to work with them and developing the car, as well as the team.”
Source | Images: Volvo, via Cyan Racing.