There is no rest for Lynk & Co Cyan Racing as the team has headed straight from the last race in Slovakia to Hungary for the fourth round of the 2020 World Touring Car Cup at the F1 circuit Hungaroring this weekend.
The team remained at the Slovakiaring on Monday to test following the tough weekend.
"We remained at the Slovakiaring to test and it has been well-needed ahead of Hungary. I still expect the races here to be tough, but we should be in a better position than last weekend. We need to bounce back and score more points further up the field," said Yann Ehrlacher.
Quadruple world champion Yvan Muller is placed sixth overall in the standings, just 18 points from Audi driver Tom Coronel who is in second place.
"The championship is still wide open. We are obviously not pleased with the position we were at in Slovakia and we need to leave no stone unturned for this weekend in Hungary," said Yvan Muller.
Thed Björk dropped from second to ninth in the standings following the difficult Slovakiaring weekend.
"I've already left Slovakia far behind me mentally. In a short and intense season like this, there is no further room for errors and we need to be on our toes this weekend," said Thed Björk.
Santiago Urrutia made promising progress during the Slovakiaring weekend as the best placed driver of the team in qualifying. The Uruguayan driver will for the first time this season head to a circuit that he is familiar with.
"Finally a race track that I know. Hungaroring is where I got my first win on European soil and I raced here in TCR Europe last year. We're coming from a really difficult weekend for the whole team and I will give my 100% to continue fighting our way forward," said Santiago Urrutia.
Yann Ehrlacher heads the drivers' standings on 113 points, 21 points ahead of Audi driver Tom Coronel.
Cyan Racing Lynk & Co (Ehrlacher/Muller) heads the teams' standings on 187 points, 17 points ahead of Audi team Comtoyou Racing, with Cyan Performance Lynk & Co (Björk/Urrutia) fourth on 110 points.
The WTCR Race of Hungary weekend starts on Saturday with practice and qualifying, followed by three races on Sunday. All races will be broadcast live on Eurosport, read more.
FIA WTCR Race of Hungary
Times in CEST
Saturday October 17th
09:30-10:15 - Free Practice 1
13:30-14:00 - Free Practice 2
15:30-16:30 - Qualifying
Sunday October 18th
09:15-09:45 - Race 1 (12 laps)
12:15-12:45 - Race 2 (12 laps)
16:15-16:50 - Race 3 (15 laps)
Standings - Drivers
1 Yann Ehrlacher 113 points
2 Tom Coronel 92 (-21)
3 Gilles Magnus 82 (-31)
4 Nathanaël Berthon 78 (-35)
5 Esteban Guerrieri 78 (-34)
6 Yvan Muller 74 (-39)
9 Thed Björk 64 (-49)
12 Santiago Urrutia 46 (-67)
Standings - Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 187 points
2 Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport 170 (-17)
3 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 150 (-37)
4 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 110 (-77)
5 Engstler Hyundai 76 (-111)
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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, including the concept models Volvo C30 and S60 Polestar Concept Prototype.
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.