2018 March 28, Hangzhou/Gothenburg. Geely Group Motorsport and Cyan Racing will form Lotus Cyan Racing and field Prince Carl Philip, Thed Björk and Richard Göransson in a Lotus Evora GT4 in the 2018 Swedish GT season.
Prince Carl Philip has signed to continue racing for the same team that he joined in 2012, and for which he has claimed several race wins and a runner-up spot in the 2017 Swedish GT season.
”I am very happy to continue racing in the Swedish GT with Cyan Racing, especially in this new and exciting form with a Lotus race car. My goal is to challenge for the GTB class title and I am confident we have what it takes to achieve it,” said Prince Carl Philip.
Reigning touring car world champion Thed Björk and five-time Scandinavian touring car champion Richard Göransson will take turns throughout the season as co-drivers to Prince Carl Philip, with Göransson behind the wheel during the season start at Knutstorp in Sweden on May 4-5.
”I am glad to be back racing with Cyan Racing after clinching my most recent Scandinavian title with them in 2016. I am impressed by the progress that Prince Carl Philip has made over the recent years and I am keen to help him in his charge for the 2018 Swedish GT GTB title,” said Göransson.
The Swedish GT is an endurance championship that runs alongside the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship for five race weekends in Sweden with cars from McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari and more represented on the grid.
”Prince Carl Philip and I had a great Swedish GT season last year and I am motivated to help him challenge for the title once again. I am also very happy to be back racing in Sweden again for 2018,” said Thed Björk.
Cyan Racing, the reigning touring car world champion team, is the official motorsport partner to Geely Group Motorsport and ran the FIA World Touring Car Championship and Swedish GT programmes of Polestar, the electric performance brand of Volvo Cars, last year, and will change to the Lotus Cyan Racing banner for the Swedish GT this year.
”We are very happy to continue our cooperation with Prince Carl Philip and our presence in Swedish Motorsport with the Swedish GT,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Geely Group Motorsport.
“We are also happy to bring back Lotus to the Swedish racing circuits, a brand with a special place in Swedish motorsport history and we hope to write a couple of more chapters this summer.”
2018 Swedish GT Calendar
04-05 May Knutstorp, Sweden
16-17 June Anderstorp, Sweden
07-08 July Falkenberg, Sweden
18-19 August Karlskoga, Sweden
21-22 September Mantorp Park, Sweden
About Geely Group Motorsport
Geely Group Motorsport handles strategic alignment on motorsport activities for the brands within Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) and was formed in 2018 with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Hangzhou, China.
About Cyan Racing
Founded in 1996 and today known as Cyan Racing, the privately owned and operated company has been appointed Geely Group Motorsport’s official motorsport partner. Cyan Racing has previously been official motorsport partner to Volvo Cars and Polestar since its conception in 1996 and has claimed multiple titles, most recently the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship titles for driver and team.