Lynk & Co Cyan Racing has revealed its first two drivers in preparation for the postponed start of the 2020 FIA World Touring Car Cup season.
Quadruple World Champion Yvan Muller will team up with upcoming talent Yann Ehrlacher in team Cyan Racing Lynk & Co.
"While we are in uncertain times with the coronavirus pandemic, what is certain is that we have one of the best driver duos in the world of touring car racing with Yvan and Yann," said Christian Dahl, CEO and founder of Cyan Racing.
"We are monitoring the current situation closely and taking all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone in the project. We do of course fully support all organisations involved in postponing the season start. We will use this period of no racing to continue to prepare ourselves for when the conditions are there to race again.
”Yvan and Yann contributed strongly to the progress and results of last year. We look forward to take on the even tougher challenge of the 2020 WTCR season together with them."
Yvan Muller and Yann Ehrlacher raced Lynk & Co 03 TCR race cars in the WTCR for Cyan Racing last year, but in different team setups.
Yvan Muller claimed third overall after fighting for the World Title until the last race of the season.
"Lynk & Co Cyan Racing is the right place to be. Everyone in the project, from Sweden to China, are motivated to push on for the ultimate goal of fighting for the World Title again in 2020," said Yvan Muller.
"Last year was a great testament to the efforts of everyone involved, going from the first development tests to winning races in less than 12 months. There is no doubt we need to push even harder this year, and I am ready."
The 23-year-old Yann Ehrlacher made a strong debut for the team last year, claiming six podiums to finish eighth overall.
"I am really motivated to continue my commitment with Lynk & Co Cyan Racing, and especially to do it together with Yvan Muller," said Yann Ehrlacher."
"We had some really promising results last year that I look forward to further develop that for 2020. I want to win races this year and of course to fight for the World Title together with the team."
The driver duo for Cyan Performance Lynk & Co team will be unveiled shortly.
The 2020 FIA WTCR season is set to start on June 6-7 at the Slovakiaring, this following the cancellation of the Nürburgring event on May 20-23 due to the coronavirus pandemic, more information is available here.
Johan Meissner Press Manager Cyan Racing +46(0)70 241 3234 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Cyan Racing
Cyan Racing was founded in 1996 and was formerly named Polestar until Volvo Cars acquired the performance section and trademark in 2015. Cyan Racing is privately owned and operated. The team has claimed the last three Touring Car World titles, most recently the 2019 WTCR team title with Lynk & Co – and participated in the development of the Polestar performance models of the Volvo S60 and V60 in the years 2013 to 2015.
About Lynk & Co
Lynk & Co is the new global urban mobility brand addressing the needs and preferences of the connected generation and challenging auto industry conventions. Its products are designed and engineered in Sweden and will be sold globally.