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Volvo
VOLVO.png
Nationality Flag of Sweden.png Swedish
Established 1927
Founders Assar Gabrielsson
Gustav Larson
Headquarters Gothenburg, Sweden
Current drivers UK Flag.webp Sam Mumby
UK Flag.webp Chris Pimm
Previous drivers UK Flag.webp Mike Bell
Flag of Sweden.png Daniel Koch
UK Flag.webp David Osborne
British Touring Car Championship Career
First entry 1994
Races entered 46
Teams championships 0
Drivers championships 0
Race victories 2
Podiums 15
Points 420
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
Last entry 1995 British Touring Car Championship Round 10

Volvo is currently involved in British Touring Car Championship as a constructor, under the name of Volvo 850 Racing. They have been associated with BTCC since 1994.

History

Origin

Capitalising on the growing reputation and success of the Super Touring regulations introduced in the early 1990s, Volvo made the decision to enter the British Touring Car Championship in 1994 with...

1994

In 1994 ...

1995

In 1995, Volvo shelved the unique 850 Estate and replaced it with the 850 20v. None of their drivers were retained for 1995 and subsequently hired rookie Sam Mumby. Unfortunately, a team-mate was not found for the season and Volvo would only enter one car. Mumby would miss the first race of the season at Brands Hatch but would compete in all 9 remaining rounds after that. The season would prove to be a difficult one with Mumby finishing a lowly 13th in the Drivers standings and Volvo finishing a disappointing 7th in the constructors.

1996

For 1996, Mumby would be retained. But would be joined at the Swedish outfit by rookie Chris Pimm. Volvo hopes with the new partnership that they can progress forward from their disappointing 1995 campaign.


(Key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Name Car Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Points Position
1994 Volvo 850 Racing Volvo 850 SE/GLT UK Flag.webp Mike Bell 2 1 1 2 6 2 C C C 2 5 3 7 4 2 4 2 4 RET 3 2 2 3 2 4 2 5 RET 6 355 4th
Flag of Sweden.png Daniel Koch 10 4
UK Flag.webp David Osborne DNS RET DNS
1995 Volvo 850 Racing Volvo 850 20v UK Flag.webp Sam Mumby RET RET DNS 11 RET 9 8 10 DNS RET RET DNS 12 RET RET 11 RET DNS 12 DNS DNS 10 9 DNS 13 11 11 65 7th
1996 Volvo 850 Racing Volvo 850 20v UK Flag.webp Sam Mumby 0 0th*
UK Flag.webp Chris Pimm
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