Lynk & Co Cyan Racing driver Yann Ehrlacher claimed the 2020 Pre-season Esports WTCR Championship title after a thrilling season finale at the virtual version of Sepang behind the wheel of his digital Lynk & Co 03 TCR race car.
"It was a really tough final race and season in total. I am pleased to start the 2020 season this way, even if it's a virtual title. Now I am very much looking forward to the real WTCR season to start and hopefully with the same result," said Yann Ehrlacher.
The Frenchman headed the standings ahead of the season finale after six tough race weekends fighting real-life WTCR drivers, teams and manufacturers.
Yann Ehrlacher had to fight hard in the very last race, starting further down the grid as his main title rivals fought for the race lead.
But the Lynk & Co Cyan Racing driver worked his way up the order to secure enough points to claim the title by five points over Hyundai driver Nobert Michelisz.
Lynk & Co Cyan Racing entered four digital 03 TCR race cars for drivers Ehrlacher, Yvan Muller, Thed Björk and Andy Priaulx, scoring a total of two victories and four podium finishes in tough opposition from real-life WTCR rivals of Hyundai, Honda, Cupra and more.
The real World Touring Car Cup season will start on September 12-13 at the Salzburgring in Austria and Lynk & Co Cyan Racing will be on the grid with four cars.
Yann Ehrlacher, Yvan Muller, Thed Björk and a yet to be announced driver will compete for the team this year.
The fourth driver, team-mate to Thed Björk, will be announced in due course via the Challenge The World series that can be watched here: https://youtu.be/-7spFhsft6Q
Final Pre-season Esports WTCR Championship standings
1 Yann Ehrlacher Lynk & Co 03 TCR 186 points
2 Norbert Michelisz Hyundai i30 N TCR 181 (-5)
3 Esteban Guerrieri Honda Civic Type-R TCR 180 (-6)
4 Mikel Azcona Cupra Competicion TCR 165 (-21)
5 Mat'o Homola Hyundai i30 N TCR 149 (-37)
11 Thed Björk Lynk & Co 03 TCR 63 (-123)
14 Yvan Muller Lynk & Co 03 TCR 37 (-149)
15 Andy Priaulx Lynk & Co 03 TCR 25 (-161)
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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 the last three Touring Car World titles, most recently the 2019 WTCR team title 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.
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.