The 22-year-old Yann Ehrlacher will complete Lynk & Co Cyan Racing's 2019 FIA WTCR line-up, adding young talent to the star-studded squad with already confirmed team-mates Thed Björk, Yvan Muller and Andy Priaulx.
The four drivers of Lynk & Co Cyan Racing together represent the strongest line-up of the 2019 FIA WTCR with 79 victories and eight titles among them in World Touring Cars.
"This is a dream come true and I cannot imagine a better team to be in than Cyan Racing. I have still a lot to learn and to have Andy, Thed and Yvan as team-mates will enable me to both learn from them and at the same time set a very high target of results. While I am the youngest in the team, my ambitions are at least as high as theirs for the 2019 WTCR," said Yann Ehrlacher, who has three WTCC/WTCR victories to his tally.
The Frenchman made his international racing debut in the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship, claiming one victory and three podium finishes, and finished tenth overall with two victories and three podium finishes last year.
"Yann has impressed us all with his speed and maturity relative to his young age, we haven't seen a young talent like him in many years. He completes our line-up for the 2019 FIA WTCR in the best possible way alongside our experienced drivers," said Christian Dahl, CEO of Cyan Racing.
Yann Ehrlacher will drive the new Lynk & Co 03 TCR race car for the first time at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain today together with team-mates Andy Priaulx and Yvan Muller.
Cyan Racing will continue pre-season testing in southern Europe throughout the winter ahead of the season start in Morocco on April 7th.
Facts – Yann Ehrlacher
Born: 4 July 1996
2018 – WTCR – 10th
2017 – WTCC – 10th
2015 – Championnat de France Supertourisme - Champion
2014 – Mitjet 2L Supersport – Champion