​Santiago Urrutia claims first Lynk & Co Cyan Racing win of 2022

2022/06/12

Santiago Urrutia claimed the first FIA World Touring Car Cup win of 2022 for Lynk & Co Cyan Racing in front of a massive crowd at the Hungaroring.

The Uruguayan driver started from pole in the second race, holding the lead from lights to flag despite a safety car session and very hot conditions. The victory has elevated him to third in the drivers' championship.

"That was a really tough and super warm race! Rob Huff was very close during the whole race and he made no mistakes. I'm super happy for the team, they gave me an awesome car. Now we have to keep this going for the rest of the season," said Santiago Urrutia.

Yann Ehrlacher made it two podium finishes for the Lynk & Co 03 TCR squad this weekend, pulling a robust overtaking move on the penultimate lap of the first race to snatch second place.

The reigning champion was tied with title rival Mikel Azcona on scoring the most points of all this weekend.

"This has been a really good weekend, scoring the most points of all together with Mikel. I'm really pleased about my overtake for second in the first race and the podium finish. The performance is here and have maximised our chances," said Yann Ehrlacher, who has climbed to fourth overall.

Ma Qing Hua continued his impressive run of consistent results, finishing fifth in both Hungaroring races.

"I had two good races and I'm happy to finish in the top five again. Unfortunately we had some vibrations and I had to back off a bit to save the tyres. I managed to score some good points for the championship and I hope to be back strongly for the next race," said Ma Qing Hua.

Quadruple world champion Yvan Muller had a tough weekend, finishing tenth in both races and was hit from behind by a rival driver in the second race.

"We managed to improve the car during the race day, the balance was better for the second race. I managed to overtake three or four cars, but tenth isn't much to write home about. Hungaroring is tough to make progress on when you start further down the field," said Yvan Muller.

Thed Björk recovered ground in the first race to finish eleventh but was, just as Yvan Muller, hit from behind in the second race.

"I had two really tough races and I got pushed from everywhere. The plan for the next race is to qualify higher up, it makes things so much easier. I’m happy for the team on the strong overall results this weekend though,” said Thed Björk.

The next FIA World Touring Car Cup is just two weeks away, with Aragon Motorland host for the fourth round on June 25-26.

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