Lynk & Co 03 TCR drivers Yann Ehrlacher and Santiago Urrutia claimed one win each in the FIA World Touring Car Cup races at Adria Raceway in Italy, extending the points lead ahead of the last race of 2021.
Reigning WTCR champion Yann Ehrlacher started the main race from pole position and never looked back after a strong start. The Lynk & Co 03 TCR driver headed the field from lights to flag - extending his points lead to 35 points ahead of the season finale.
"Our main goal for this weekend was to win and to extend our points lead. We have done just that, and I can't thank the team enough, because the car was amazing this weekend. We have one very important round left of the championship and we will fully focus on that now," said Yann Ehrlacher.
Santiago Urrutia made it two wins from two races for the team after a tough fight in the first race. The Uruguayan driver made a strong move on Honda driver Esteban Guerrieri to claim his second victory of 2021.
"I'm super happy to claim my second win and I'm really proud of the team, they gave me a great car. Overall, this has been a very good weekend as we collected a lot of points. Things are looking good for the last race, but we have to focus to keep fighting hard," said Santiago Urrutia.
Yvan Muller and Thed Björk drove two solid races, with the French driver finishing fourth and fifth while the Swede finished 13th and eighth.
"The races at Adria were eventful and I pushed as hard as I could to maximise the points. My results this weekend have not been too bad, and we have most importantly extended our lead in both championships," said Yvan Muller.
"I was pushed off by Magnus in the final race and I'm not happy about that. But I am happy for Santi and Yann who were able to win, so a great weekend overall for the team," said Thed Björk.
Lynk & Co Cyan Racing has extended its team championship lead, heading Audi team Comtoyou Racing by 63 points ahead of the season finale at Sochi in Russia that takes place on November 27-28.
Standings - Drivers
1 Yann Ehrlacher 201 points
2 Frédéric Vervisch 165 (-36)
3 Esteban Guerrieri 164 (-37)
4 Santiago Urrutia 157 (-44)
5 Yvan Muller 151 (-50)
8 Thed Björk 130 (-71)
Standings - Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 352 points
2 Comtoyou Audi 288 (-64)
3 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 287 (-65)
4 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.com 278 (-74)
5 BRC Hyundai 246 (-106)
2021 FIA World Touring Car Cup calendar
03-05 June – Nürburgring Nordschleife – Germany
26-27 June – Estoril – Portugal
10-11 July – Motorland Aragon – Spain
21-22 August – Hungaroring – Hungary
08-10 October - Most - Czech Republic
16-17 October - Pau - France
05-07 November - Adria - Italy
27-28 November - Sochi - Russia
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 four touring car World Titles, most recently the 2020 WTCR drivers' and teams' titles 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. The company launched the Volvo P1800 Cyan in 2020, Cyan Racing’s interpretation of the iconic Volvo sports car from the sixties.
About Lynk & Co
Lynk & Co was created to provide mobility solutions for the connected generation. We do make really, really good cars (the kind that have all the features you want without you having to ask for them), but we also offer a new way of using those cars. Our membership-based approach makes it simple to get on the go. Members can access a car on a flexible, month-to-month basis and share with friends, family, and the Lynk & Co community.