​Yann Ehrlacher extends WTCR lead with a 1-2 victory at the Nürburgring

2020/09/26

Yann Ehrlacher has extended his World Touring Car Cup points lead after a Lynk & Co Cyan Racing 1-2 with Thed Björk in the second race of the Nürburgring Nordschleife weekend.

The Frenchman finished third in the first race in Germany and then made his way past Honda driver Néstor Girolami in the second race to win by close to six seconds. "After I managed to get past Girolami, I pushed like hell to make a gap and that was definitely one of the craziest laps of my career. A fantastic race. I am really happy about the win and to strengthen my points lead, a massive thanks to the team," said Yann Ehrlacher.

Thed Björk started fourth in the final race and made his way past two Honda drivers on the infamous 25km Nordschleife to finish second.

"It was so slippery on the Nordschleife, absolutely no room for any mistakes. I had a great race and a hard fight with Tassi. I am very pleased for the team to take this strong points haul," said Thed Björk.

Quadruple world champion Yvan Muller fought his way up through the field to finish seventh from tenth on the grid, fighting hard with Alfa Romeo driver Jean-Karl Vernay.

"Not a bad race at all. The weekend was weekend for the team in terms of points and speed. And Yann is on another planet. I was not on my best this weekend but I will be back for the next race," said Yvan Muller.

Uruguayan driver Santiago Urrutia started 16th and gained six places during the wet race to finish tenth and in the points.

"We finished in the points and that was the goal for today. I was a bit more cautious than yesterday and brought the car home without any damage. It was an up and down weekend with the crashes and good points. I am really happy for the team with another 1-2 and look forward to the next race," said Santiago Urrutia.

Yann Ehrlacher heads the drivers' standings with 92 points and Thed Björk has climbed to a joint second place with Honda driver Néstor Girolami on 61 points. Yvan Muller is just one point adrift in fourth position.

Cyan Racing Lynk & Co (Ehrlacher/Muller) has extended the teams' standings lead to 152 points, 51 more than Honda team Münnich Motorsport. Cyan Performance Lynk & Co (Björk/Urrutia) is just six points behind them in third place.

The next WTCR race takes place at the Slovakiaring on October 10-11.

Rewatch the races on: www.eurosportplayer.com Read the report from the first race here. Read the report from qualifying here.

FIA WTCR Race of Germany

Results Race 1

Race 2

Standings - Drivers 1 Yann Ehrlacher 92 points 2 Thed Björk 61 (-31) 2 Néstor Girolami 61 (-31) 4 Yvan Muller 60 (-32) 5 Tom Coronel 45 (-47) ... 9 Santiago Urrutia 34 (-58)

Standings - Teams 1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 152 points 2 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 101 (-51) 3 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 95 (-57) 4 Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport 68 (-84) 5 All-Inkl.de Münnich Motorsport 53 (-99)

Media contact Johan Meissner Press Manager Cyan Racing +46(0)70 241 3234 johan.meissner@cyanracing.com

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, including the concept models Volvo C30 and S60 Polestar Concept Prototype.

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.

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