Zolder kicks off long-awaited WTCR season for Lynk & Co Cyan Racing

2020/09/10

Four Lynk & Co 03 TCR race cars will be on the grid for the delayed FIA World Touring Car Cup season opener at Zolder this weekend in the hands of reigning world champion team Lynk & Co Cyan Racing.

"With the WTCR start this weekend, we have a total of seven cars racing on different places around the world," said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Geely Group Motorsport.

"After a very strong start in TCR China, we hope that Lynk & Co Cyan Racing can start strongly in the WTCR as well. Considering the tough conditions with the coronavirus pandemic, we are pleased to have taken a step forward and increased our footprint in motorsport this year."

The Belgian round is the first of six race weekends over just nine weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. And the team is facing a field of 22 cars and drivers from Audi, Alfa Romeo, Cupra, Honda, Hyundai and Renault.

"We are facing a new and different challenge with such a short and intense WTCR season," said Christian Dahl, CEO and founder of Cyan Racing.

"We exceeded our own expectations last year to claim our third consecutive world title despite facing seasoned competition with the brand new Lynk & Co 03 TCR. The challenge this year will no doubt be just as tough and it will be more important than ever to score strongly and consistently."

Lynk & Co Cyan Racing will field four Lynk & Co 03 TCR race cars for quadruple world champion Yvan Muller, 2017 world champion Thed Björk and the two upcoming young talents Yann Ehrlacher and Santiago Urrutia.

The team will hit the track for the first time at Zolder on Thursday for official testing, followed by free practice on Friday.

Saturday features the second free practice and qualifying, while Sunday will host the first two races of the season.

All races will be broadcast live on Eurosport, read more here for scheduling for specific countries. https://www.fiawtcr.com/watch-us/

FIA WTCR Race of Belgium

Schedule
Times in CEST

Thursday September 10th
09:00-12:00 - Testing 1
13:00-17:00 - Testing 2

Friday September 11th
17:00-17:45 - Free Practice 1

Saturday September 12th
09:50-10:20 - Free Practice 2
14:00-14:45 - Qualifying

Sunday September 13th
10:30 - Race 1
14:15 - Race 2

2020 WTCR entry list
1 Norbert Michelisz (HUN) BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR
7 Jack Young (GBR) Vuković Motorsport Renault Mégane RS TCR
8 Luca Engstler (DEU) Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR
9 Attila Tassi (HUN) ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR
11 Thed Björk (SWE) Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 03 TCR
12 Santiago Urrutia (USA) Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 03 TCR
16 Gilles Magnus (BEL) Comtoyou Racing Audi RS 3 LMS
17 Nathanaël Berthon (FRA) Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport Audi RS 3 LMS
18 Tiago Monteiro (PRT) ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR
25 Luca Filippi (ITA) Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR
29 Néstor Girolami (ARG) ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR
30 Gabriele Tarquini (ITA) BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR
31 Tom Coronel (NED) Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport Audi RS 3 LMS
33 Dylan O'Keffee (AUS) Vuković Motorsport Renault Mégane RS TCR
55 Bence Boldizs (HUN) Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición
68 Yann Ehrlacher (FRA) Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 03 TCR
69 Jean-Karl Vernay (FRA) Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR
86 Esteban Guerrieri (ARG) ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR
88 Nicky Catsburg (NED) Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR
96 Mikel Azcona (ESP) Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición
99 Gábor Kismarty-Lechner (HUN) Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición
100 Yvan Muller (FRA) Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 03 TCR

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