Four-time World Champion Yvan Muller joins Cyan Racing

Four-time World Champion Yvan Muller has joined Cyan Racing as development driver and senior advisor for the FIA World Touring Car Championship programme.

The Frenchman joined the team from 1st January 2017 and has joined all the test sessions with the Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 race car since then, working closely with drivers Thed Björk, Néstor Girolami and Nicky Catsburg, as well as with the team organisation on other areas of development.

”I am really glad and proud to have recruited Yvan to Cyan Racing. There is no other touring car driver as experienced as him in the world and he is a vital asset to the team. We can already see the progress made, even though our cooperation is still quite new. The plan for the moment is that he is not going to race for us, but rather focus on testing and development,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Cyan Racing.

Muller has not finished lower than third overall for the past ten years in the championship, claiming the title in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013, making him the most successful WTCC driver ever.

”To start a cooperation with Cyan Racing is something that I am very pleased with. They developed strongly last year for their first season and we have made interesting progress during the winter testing. I look forward to continuing to work with them and developing the car, as well as the team,” said Yvan Muller.

The Frenchman announced his retirement from full-time racing last year but will be behind the wheel of the Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 during the official pre-season test at Monza on March 14-15th.

Facts – Yvan Muller
Lives: Altkirch, France
Born: 16 August 1969
History:
2016 – WTCC – 2nd
2015 – WTCC – 2nd
2014 – WTCC – 2nd
2013 – WTCC – Champion
2012 – WTCC – 3rd
2011 – WTCC – Champion
2010 – WTCC – Champion
2009 – WTCC – 2nd
2008 – WTCC – Champion
2007 – Andros Trophy – Champion
2007 – WTCC – 2nd
2006 – Andros Trophy – Champion
2005 – Andros Trophy – Champion
2005 – BTCC – 2nd
2004 – BTCC – 2nd
2003 – Andros Trophy – Champion
2003 – BTCC – Champion
2002 – Andros Trophy – Champion
2002 – BTCC – 2nd
2001 – Andros Trophy – Champion
2001 – BTCC – 2nd
2000 – Andros Trophy – Champion
1999 – Andros Trophy – Champion
1998 – Andros Trophy – Champion
1997 – Andros Trophy – Champion
1996 – Andros Trophy – Champion
1995 – French Supertouring Championship – Champion
1994 – French Supertouring Championship – 3rd
1992 – Formula 2 UK – Champion

2017 WTCC Calendar
March 14-15th – Pre-season test – Monza, Italy
April 9th – Marrakech, Morrocco
April 30th – Monza, Italy
May 14th – Hungaroring, Hungary
May 27th – Nürburgring Nordschleife, Germany
June 25th – Vila Real, Portugal
August 6th – Termas De Rio Hondo, Argentina
October 15th – Shanghai, China
October 29th – Motegi, Japan
November 19th – Macau, China
December 1st – Losail, Qatar