Lynk & Co Cyan Racing heads to the FIA World Touring Car Cup season finale at Sepang, Malaysia, this weekend with the ambition to write history. Cyan Racing could together with Lynk & Co claim the first World Title in motorsport for a Chinese manufacturer and claim a third straight World Title for teams.
Lynk & Co Cyan Racing heads the team standings ahead of Sepang, 72 points over Hyundai and 88 points over Honda, with 145 points available during the finale weekend.
"Our number one goal for Sepang is to secure the team championship title. The 2019 WTCR has been the toughest and most competitive championship we have ever raced in. We are determined to come out on top for a third straight year," said Christian Dahl, CEO and founder of Cyan Racing.
Yvan Muller and Thed Björk are two of the four drivers fighting for the drivers title at Sepang, eleven and 28 points behind respectively with 85 points available.
"I head to the WTCR finale with no pressure. Sepang will be an unknown for everyone and we need to be quick to adapt. The season has been eventful but we have had a strong final part and we will carry that into the Malaysia finale," said Yvan Muller.
"This is no doubt the toughest title fight I have ever faced. But I feel strong and I haven't given up on the title. We do however need to be smart and that is one of our key advantages, that Yvan and I work together in the driver's title fight," said Thed Björk.
Yann Ehrlacher is heading a tough fight for fifth position overall where a total of seven drivers are within 16 points.
"My personal goal is definitely to secure fifth place overall. But the main focus for everyone in the team is to claim the team title. Sepang is no doubt going to be really challenging and I look forward to that," said Yann Ehrlacher.
Triple World Champion Andy Priaulx claimed his first victory for Lynk & Co Cyan Racing in the previous race at Macau and is aiming to continue his strong form.
"After my win in Macau and also fighting for pole in Japan, I know how competitive the car is, and I want to carry that momentum into the final race of the year. I am focusing on performing as well as I can, and continuing with the uptrend of my performance," said Andy Priaulx.
All action of the FIA WTCR season finale in Malaysia takes place on Friday and Sunday. Practice and qualifying starts on 03:00 CET/10:00 local time while there is no activity on Saturday due to an endurance bike race.
The first of the final three races of 2019 starts at 08:15 CET/15:15 local time on Sunday.
FIA WTCR Race of Malaysia
Times in CET (local time is +7h)
Friday December 13th
03:00-03:45 - Free Practice 1
05:45:06:15 - Free Practice 2
08:15-08:45 – Qualifying 1
12:30-13:20 – Qualifying 2
Sunday December 15th
08:15-08:45 – Race 1 (9 laps)
11:15-11:45 – Race 2 (9 laps)
13:10-13:45 – Race 3 (12 laps)
Points for drivers – Top 5
1 Norbert Michelisz Hyundai i30 316 points
2 Esteban Guerrieri Honda Civic 307 (-9)
3 Yvan Muller Lynk & Co 03 305 (-11)
4 Thed Björk Lynk & Co 03 288 (-28)
5 Yann Ehrlacher Lynk & Co 03 209 (-107)
17 Andy Priaulx Lynk & Co 03 112 (-204)
Points for teams – Top 5
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 593 points
2 BRC Hyundai Squadra 521 (-72)
3 Münnich Motorsport 505 (-88)
4 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 321 (-272)
5 BRC Hyundai Lukoil 300 (-293)
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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 multiple titles, most recently the 2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup team title and the double 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship titles for driver and manufacturer – and participated in the development of the Polestar performance models of the Volvo S60 and V60 in the years 2013 to 2015.
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.